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Louisiana Quick Facts

Uniquely Louisiana: New Orleans Mardi Gras
Must-See: Atchafalaya Basin, the largest swamp in the United States
Most Unusual: The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
Highest Point: Driskill Mountain, 535 feet
Food to Try: Crawfish and Jambalaya

Louisiana Things to Do:

1 Take a swamp tour

2 Explore the French Quarter

3 Enjoy authentic Cajun music at the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum

4 Take a tour of a working plantation

5 Experience a Mississippi Riverboat tour

6 Keep an eye out for pelicans and gators while exploring the great outdoors


Off the Beaten Path | Louisiana

Louisiana is a state filled with culture, history and amazing natural beauty. There are so many fascinating destinations and different things to do in this state. From Mardi Gras celebrations to swamp tours, visitors to Louisiana will never be short of interesting things to do and places to explore. Here are just a few notable destinations and adventures to enjoy in the great state of Louisiana.

Mardi Gras, New Orleans
New Orleans is know for the biggest and best Carnival/Marid Gras celebration in the entire United States. The Big Easy starts celebrating Carnival as early as Jan. 30 and continues the celebration right up to Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. In New Orleans you will find a different parade each night, each with amazing floats, colorful costumes and lots of fun. Visitors to New Orleans can see the Mardi Gras Indians or watch the Zulu parade.

Old Ferry Landing, Port Allen
Located across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, Old Ferry Landing is an amazing spot to enjoy views of Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge is a very flat city and from across the Mississippi at Old Ferry Landing visitors can enjoy unimpeded views of Baton Rouge. In addition, head out to the beautiful walkway, the same spot where the ferries carrying cars across the Mississippi from Baton Rouge have landed for many years.

Nottoway Plantation, White Castle
One of Louisiana's best historical treasures are the old plantation homes. The Nottoway Plantation was designed by Henry Howard for the John Hampton Randolph family. Visitors can take guided tours of the home, the grounds and the museum. The Nottoway Plantation, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was completed in 1859. Visitors can see the amazing number of rooms, staircases, windows and much more. One of the most notable features of the home is its semi-circular white ballroom.

Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve

This amazing park has six sites, each of which features a different aspect of Louisiana's rich culture and history. For visitors looking to explore the outdoors, the Barataria Preserve in Marrero is a great destination, where visitors can have outdoor adventures in an amazing wetland. The Chalmette Battlefield is an interesting spot where visitors can learn about the 1812 Battle of New Orleans, and in January visitors can watch the reenactments. Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve also has four visitor centers in different locations, including the French Quarter Visitor Center in New Orleans, the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette, the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice and the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux. Each visitor center highlights a different cultural and historical aspect of Louisiana.

Atchafalaya Basin Swamp Tour

Visitors to Louisiana should be sure to take a swamp tour of the Atchafalaya Basin near Lafayette. The Atchafalaya River is the largest river swamp in North America. There are many swamp tour companies that offer a great opportunity to explore this unique environment. During a tour visitors can lean about the cypress trees and many other types of indigenous plant life. Tours are also a great way to learn about the native wildlife, including alligators. The Atchafalaya River is located in the heart of Cajun Country, so visitors on swamp tours will have the opportunity to learn about the local culture.

French Market, New Orleans
For visitors wanting to combine culture and shopping, the French Market in New Orleans is the ideal destination. The market stretches for six blocks on the river side of the Lower French Quarter. It is home to over twenty retail shops, as well as performance venues, restaurants, a flea market and a farmers market. The French Market started as a Native American trading post and is now the oldest public market in the United States (it has been in the same spot since 1791). As visitors explore the market they can enjoy a wide range of food at the Farmers Market, the public art, walkways and even historical monuments.

Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi
One enjoyable way to spend a day in Louisiana is to take a cruise on the Mississippi. There are a variety of options to choose from and many start in New Orleans. Visitors will find themselves on a classic steam boat or paddle boat, cruising the magnificent Mississippi, enjoying views of the city and harbor. For an even greater adventure, there are day-long cruises that pair a half day trip to local plantations with swamp tours or afternoon riverboat jazz cruises. For the visitors with more time, there are week long Mississippi River Cruises that travel from New Orleans to Memphis.


Fun & Funky things to Do | Louisiana

Louisiana is an amazing state, with culture and history and much more. Here are a few of the fun and funky things you will find during your time in Louisiana. These are great options for those visitors looking for destinations that are funky and a lot of fun.

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
New Orleans is known for its unique culture. One place to learn about one aspect of the culture is at the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. The Voodoo Museum celebrates and educates all of its visitors about voodoo and its history and culture.

New Orleans Botanical Gardens
These gardens are a great example of public gardens built as a Works Progress Administration project. The New Orleans Botanical Garden has an amazing variety of plants, and a variety of gardens, with different themes and more.

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, Gibsland
This museum commemorates the history of the famous outlaw couple. Visitors to the museum will have the chance to experience the time and place where Bonnie and Clyde met their fate. Each may there is also a Bonnie and Clyde Festival of Gibsland, which is a great event to enjoy reenactments, music, food and more.

Chapel of the Madonna, Point Pleasant
The Chapel of the Madonna is said to be the smallest church in the world. The tiny 8 ft by 8 ft church is a great place to see one of Louisiana's funky attractions, while also seeing a beautiful little piece of Louisiana history.

Swamp Tours
Throughout Louisiana there are many options for swamp tours. These tours can be by air boat or other type of boat. Louisiana visitors have a chance to see some of the most unique animals and ecosystems of Louisiana. The alligators living in the swamps are a special bonus during a Swamp Tour.

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Kentucky Quick Facts

Uniquely Kentucky: The Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks
Must-See: Mammoth Cave
Most Unusual: World's Largest Bat at the Louisville Slugger Museum
Highest Point: Black Mountain, 4,145 feet
Food to Try: Kentucky Fried Chicken and Mint Julep

What to Do in Kentucky:

1 Watch the largest fireworks display in the US, Thunder Over Louisville, during the Kentucky Derby Festival

2 Explore the world's longest known cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park

3 Enjoy the bluegrass music in the Bluegrass State

4 Visit one of Kentucky's Horse Farms

5 Attend a horse race


Off The Beaten Path | Kentucky

Kentucky is a fascinating state, rich with history, culture and more. Visitors will find a wealth of amazing attractions. Here are a few of Kentucky's must see destinations and attractions.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
This park is a memorial to the 16th president. Visitors to this park can learn all about the life of President Lincoln in Kentucky. There are many historic points of interest. Visitors should make sure to stop at both the Birthplace Unit and the Boyhood Home Unit. At the Birthplace Unit visitors can stop at the Memorial Building, which is a Symbolic Cabin, the Sinking Spring, and the Site of the Boundary Oak Tree. During a visit to the Boyhood Home Unit, visitors can see Knob Creek, this historic water source for the Lincoln family, as well as hike the Overlook Trail.

Bowling Green Assembly Plant

At this plant visitors to Kentucky and Bowling Green can see where and how the Corvette is made. Tour attendees take a fun tour of the plant, where visitors get to see the machines that put the car together. Then after walking through the creation of the car, visitors can watch as the car is started and more.

International Bluegrass Music Museum
What better museum to visit during a visit to the Bluegrass State than the International Bluegrass Music Museum. As Bluegrass is the official music of Kentucky, it seems appropriate to spend some time learning the history and culture that is so important to the state. Located in Owensboro, this museum has a wide variety of exhibits, recognizing noteworthy people in the bluegrass community, as well as the instruments in bluegrass music, and much more.

Kentucky Horse Park
This attraction is an amazing place for visitors to celebrate the importance of horses in the state. Not only is it a working horse farm. Visitors can truly enjoy all different types of horse sports and horses. There are horse rides, pony rides, farm tours, a museum, presentations and much more. In addition to having a wide variety of fun attractions, this horse farm also has a equestrian competition training facility and more.

Louisville Slugger Museum
Sports fans can also visit the Louisville Slugger Museum, the factory and museum where Louisville Slugger bats are manufactured. Visitors to this museum will learn all about the bats, and even have a chance to watch the bats being produced.

Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave is the longest known cave system in the world. To date, 390 miles of the system have been explored. The first step in a visit to Mammoth Cave is a cave tour to see the amazing cave system in person. Throughout out the park there are many points of interest to explore, including Cedar Sink, The Big Woods, Sloan's Crossing Pond, Cathedral Domes, Cave Island, Frozen Niagara and more. Without spending at least a day or two at Mammoth Cave National Park, you won't be able to visit many of the amazing sights that can be found within the park. Mammoth Cave National Park also has plenty of opportunities for recreation, camping, water recreation and more.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Visitors to Pleasant Hill will be able to visit this amazing living history museum. This the largest restored Shaker villages in the country. Visitors can take walking tours through the village to see what Shaker life was like. This living history museum has over 30 restored buildings, thousands of acres of farmland, and an amazing collection of rock fences. This site is a great spot to learn about an important part of American history.


Fun & Funky Things to Do | Kentucky

Kentucky is a beautiful state. Throughout the state there are fun things to do and see. For those visitors that want to see a few attractions that are a bit funky and a lot fun, here are a few of the very fun and interesting destinations worth exploring.

American Cave Museum
This museum celebrates the history of the Kentucky's Cave Country. Visitors to this museum have the chance to learn all about the history of the caves, as well as all about the how the caves are formed and continue to change. There are exhibits about cave exploration, information about cave wildlife and much more.

Wildwood Inn

Visitors to Kentucky looking for a fun experience should make reservations at the Wildwood Inn. This destination has a wide variety of themed suites to create a fun and funky Kentucky vacation. There are pirate themed suites, Safari Village suites, a topical dome and much more. Every visitor can create find a fun theme to enjoy at a stay at the Wildwood Inn.

World's Largest Bat
Located at one of Kentucky's great museums, is the World's Largest Bat. Visitors to the Louisville Slugger Museum not only have the opportunity to learn all about this iconic baseball bat, but they also get to see the World's Largest Bat outside the museum.

Jim Beam Distillery
Those people looking for a fun experience in Kentucky can visit the Jim Beam Distillery. This bourbon manufacturer offers visitors a tour. The tour takes visitors to the historic home, as well as the oldest rack house and of course tasting opportunities. On this tour visitors have the chance to learn all about the history of Jim Beam and more.

Vent Haven Museum
This museum is a great place to learn all about ventriloquism. There are figures, memorabilia and more. In fact, is is the only museum of ventriloquial figures. Visitors get to take a guided tour of the museum and learn all about the history of ventriloquism.

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Kansas Quick Facts

Uniquely Kansas: The Geodetic Center of North America is located in northwest Kansas, this is the point of reference for all land surveying in North America
Must-See: The three largest herds of Bison are currently located in the Kansas
Most Unusual: Rock City, this park contains over 200 spherical boulders which have a unique formation and one of the largest natural collection of this type of rock in the world
Highest Point: Mount Sunflower, 4,039 feet
Food to Try: Chicken Fried Steak

What to Do in Kansas:

1 Visit the Kansas Underground Salt Museum

2 Enjoy nature in Kansas at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

3 Experience great entrainment at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson

4 Learn about the agriculture industry and the tradition of food growth and production at on of the state's ranches or farms

5 Explore the state of Kansas on one of a few historic trails, including the trail Lewis & Clark followed, the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail and more


Off The Beaten Path | Kansas

The mid-western state of Kansas is beautiful state. Visitors to the state will find many varied activities and attractions to enjoy. From the beauty of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve to the fascinating world history at the Museum of World Treasures, Kansas has something for everyone.

Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train
One fun way to see the scenery within Kansas is to take a ride on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train. Travelers can take a vintage locomotive on dinner rides and more. This fun expedition travels between Abilene and Enterprise and is an excellent chance to ride both a historic train and see the Kansas countryside.

Flint Hills Scenic Byway
This Kansas byway stretches across the beautiful Great Plains. Driving the entire length of this byway is another way to really experience the beauty of the Kansas scenery. The Flint Hills Scenic Byway stretches for more than 45 miles and leads visitors into vast grassland, wildflower fields, historic sites and more. This drive is also an excellent gateway to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

Frontier Army Museum
Fort Leavenworth in Kansas is an important site in American Frontier history. The Frontier Army Museum preserves and exhibits the history of Fort Leavenworth. The museum has exhibits with uniforms and equipment used by the Frontier Army. This museum also has exhibits about Lewis and Clark and the time when they passed through Fort Leavenworth.

Lenexa Spinach Festival
The historic town of Lenexa was during the early 1900s and important location for spinach production. Today that history is preserved with the Lenexa Spinach Festival. Held annually in September, visitor to Kansas and Lenexa can enjoy all the fun of spinach. The festival features Popeye, spinach salad, arts and crafts, and much more.

Museum of World Treasures
Located in Wichita, the Museum of World Treasures is a fantastic attraction to learn about all sorts of topics. The museum has exhibits covering topics from Frontier history to Egyptian Mummies and beyond. Visitors to this museum will love learning about the many varied topics and exhibits within the museum, and it is an excellent family destination for visitors to Wichita.

Nicodemus National Historic Site
Nicodemus National Historic Site is an important piece of African American heritage as well as post-Civil War Reconstruction and the expansion of the country into the West. The town is the site of one of the town built by former slaves as they escaped to freedom in the state of Kansas. Today Nicodemus is a site preserving this important piece of American history. Visitors to Nicodemus can tour the living community, view the five historic buildings and learn about the history at the Visitor Center.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
This Kansas destination preserves some of the only remaining tallgrass prairie in the country. Tallgrass prairie once covered vast portions of the continent, but with western expansion and settlement, much of this natural ecosystem was developed. Visitors to Kansas can experience this amazing landscape at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, which is an excellent spot to enjoy hiking, tours and more.


Fun & Funky Things to Do | Kansas


Kansas is a beautiful state, with many excellent traditional attractions. For those travelers that enjoy fun and funky attractions, here are a few of the Kansas attractions that might fulfill the quirky attractions needs of any museum.s

The Barbed Wire Museum
This museum in Lacrosse is filled with the history of barbed wire. The museum features thousands of different types of barbed wire, as well as tools and other items used in fencing. Visitors to the Barbed Wire Museum can learn all about the varieties and history of the fencing implement.

The World's Largest Ball of Twine
One of the world's largest things is located in Cawker City. Here visitors to Kansas will find the World's Largest Ball of Twine. This ball is 40 feet in circumference and is entirely composed of Sisal twine.

Kansas Underground Salt Museum
The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is literally located underground. Visitors to the museum learn all about the history of salt  in an underground salt bed. The salt bed was formed over two million years ago.

Underground Tunnels
The town of Ellinwood features some very fascinating historic tunnels. These tunnels connected some of the town's main stores prior to the 1930s. Today some of these tunnels are still open for tours by the Ellinwood Museum Association.

Dinosaur Not so National Park
On Highway 47, southwest of Erie, there is a great collection of dinosaur sculptures created from junk metal. These sculptures are located in the yard of a private citizen, but they are a great roadside attraction to drive past and take photographs.

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Iowa Quick Facts

Uniquely Iowa: Iowa State Fiar
Must-See: The Lone Star Steamboat, the last wooden-hull stern wheeler on the Mississippi
Most Unusual: Snake Alley in Burlington, the most crooked street in the world
Highest Point: Hawkeye Point, 1,670 feet
Food to Try: Loose Meat Sandwich and Dutch Sugar Cookies

What to Do in Iowa:

1 Visit the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, one of the best in the country, and see the famous Butter Cow

2 Learn about the history of ballooning at the National Balloon Museum

3 Drive along the eastern border of Iowa, following the Mississippi, on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway

4 Explore the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Harpers Ferry

5 Recreate and learn about Iowa history at the Mines of Spain Recreation Area/Julien Dubuque's Mines


Off The Beaten Path | Iowa

Iowa is a fantastic mid-western state. Visitors can enjoy the traditions and history of the state, as well as the influence of the evolving agricultural industry on the state's attractions and development. Throughout the state there are fascinating destinations to interest any traveler. Here are just a few of the great places to visit in Iowa.

Burlington

Burlington, Iowa is a city filled with excellent destinations for travelers to explore. This city has excellent history museums, attractions and more. Visitors should be sure to stop at the Apple Tree Museum to learn more about the history of the region. Burlington is also home to Snake Alley, one of the crookedest streets found in the world.

Effigy Mounds National  Monument
The Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves over 200 mounds built by American Indians. These mounds are considered sacred sites by the American Indian tribes from the region and the National Monument affords visitors the chance to learn about the natural and cultural history of the region. In addition, the site also has excellent hiking opportunities while allowing visitors to explore the fascinating mounds.

Great River Road
One fantastic way to explore any state is to take a road trip. Iowa's Great River Road provides visitors with an ideal path to explore some of the state's amazing scenery and culture. The Great River Road byway winds with the Mississippi River, from Lansing to Keokuk. Along this road there are stunning examples of Iowa's natural beauty, opportunities to hike and recreate, museums, unique Iowa towns and more.

Iowa State Fair
The Iowa State Fair held in Des Moines is a great Iowa tradition, and is an absolute must-see when it is being held. One fun attraction at the fair is the Butter Cow. This is a life-sized cow sculpted from butter. It takes about 600lbs of butter and every year one of the main breeds of dairy cows is the model for the sculpture.

Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
Those visitors to Iowa looking to enjoy some of the beautiful natural features should be sure to stop and explore the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area. This area preserves the natural plants and animal species of the region. Visitors should be sure to see the burr oak trees and try to catch a glimpse of some of the rare animals like the flying squirrel and red-shouldered hawk. The E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center is a good starting point to gather information and learn about the region, the Horseshoe Bluff Interpretive Area is also a must-see spot to learn about the geology of the region as well as the floating wetland trails.

Reiman Gardens
Located at the entrance to Iowa State University in Ames, the Reiman Gardens are one of the largest public gardens in the state. These gardens feature an indoor conservatory, outdoor gardens and even a butterfly exhibit. Visitors to these gardens can also see the varying visiting exhibits to the gardens.

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area
Northeast Iowa has a rich history, and the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area preserves the agricultural history of the area through museums, farms and more. Visitors can explore historic sites, museums, working farms, and more. Each site tells an important story about Iowa's history and the history of our country.


Fun & Funky Things to Do | Iowa


Throughout the great state of Iowa there are many fantastic destinations for any traveler. Those travelers seeking roadside oddities or destinations that are just a bit funkier than the usual Iowa attractions should stop and see a few of these fun destinations.

Albert the Bull
Located in Audubon, Albert the Bull is the largest bull in the world. This gigantic replica of a Hereford bull is made primarily from concrete. Visitors to Iowa can come to Audubon to visit Albert and learn more about his history before taking a photo and finding some Albert the Bull Souvenirs.

Grotto of the Redemption
The Grotto of the Redemption is truly an impressive structure, especially after learning that it was one man's devotion to his faith and hard work that created it. One of the largest grotto's in the world, visitors can see an amazing collection of rocks, minerals and other interesting items.

National Motorcycle Museum
Motorcycle enthusiasts are sure to enjoy a visit to this museum. With approximately 200 motorcycles, including some vintage examples, this is a great spot to learn about the history of the motorcycle. The museum also has excellent exhibits featuring photos and more.

Spook Cave
Visitors to McGregor can take a fun boat tour of Spook Cave. This cave got its name from the noises that were once heard from the hole that would become Spook Cave. Today, there are boat tours taking visitors through the cave. Visitors get to see the formations and learn about the cave, all while enjoying a nice boat ride.

World's Largest Strawberry
Point Strawberry, Iowa is home to a giant strawberry statue. Travelers looking for the world's largest things, should be sure to stop at this World's Largest Strawberry. This strawberry actually has all of the details of a real strawberry and is a fun destination in Iowa.

 

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Indiana Quick Facts

Uniquely Indiana: The Indianapolis 500
Must See: The Limestone Heritage Trail, which showcases the Bedford Limestone that contributed to the Empire State Museum and other national structures
Most Unusual: The World's Largest Sycamore Stump in Kokomo
Highest Point: Hoosier Hill, 1,257 feet
Food to Try: Pork and Beans, Sugar Cream Pie

What to Do in Indiana:

1 Catch the Indianapolis 50 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway over Memorial Day weekend

2 Enjoy the the beauty of Indiana nature at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

3 Visit the town of Santa Claus

4 Explore Indiana's Amish Country which extends from Elkhart to LaGrange

5 See Indiana's Bedford Limestone in its natural state on a tour of Bluespring Caverns


Fun & Funky, Indiana

Indiana is one of the beautiful Great Lakes States. Visitors will find that the state is full of amazing destinations to explore. Here are a few of the state's more unique and unusual attractions that any traveler to Indiana can enjoy.

Covered Bridge Capital of the World

Parke County, Indiana is considered the Covered Bridge Capital of the World. Visitors to the are can see the 31 covered bridges. While exploring the many covered bridges in this area, visitors can also enjoy the beautiful setting, and all of the local attractions.

Jug Rock
This is an amazing free standing rock formation. Located in Shoals, Indiana this table rock is the largest table rock formation of its kind east of the Mississippi River in the United States. Jug Rock is a great place to experience some of Indiana's great geological formations.

RV Hall of Fame
The RV Hall of Fame commemorates leaders in the RV and mobile home industries, as well as preserving the history and memorabilia of the industry. The museum has many vintage examples of RVs and mobile homes. There is also an exhibit of new models. Visitors to these Hall of Fame and Museum can enjoy learning all about the great pastime of RVing the the country.

Santa Claus
Any visitor to Indiana that loves the culture and excitement of Christmastime, should come to Santa Clause, Indiana. This town is filled with the excitement of Christmas throughout the year.  The town features the amusement park, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, as well as the Santa Claus Land of Lights, Santa's Candy Castle and much more.

World's Largest Sycamore Tree
The town of Kokomo, Indiana is home to the World's Largest Sycamore Stump. Some time ago Kokomo was home to a gigantic Sycamore tree, that was almost 800 years old. After a storm broke the tree, the town of Kokomo started displaying the stump of the tree. The stump is an impressive sight at over 50 feet in circumference.


Off The Beaten Path, Indiana


Beautiful Indiana is a wonderful state to spend some time exploring. Throughout the state there are many places of beauty to visit, as well as arts, culture and much more. Visitors can enjoy both the excitement of outdoor recreation and the pleasure of the arts and culture in the city.

Conner Prairie
Conner Prairie in Fishers is an excellent interactive destination, especially for families. Throughout Conner Prairie there are five different themed exhibits, each of which exemplifies a different time period in Indiana history. Visitors can enjoy the themed exhibits to learn about history, by exploring all of the sights and sounds of history. The Animal Encounters Barn is a fun place to see all of the farm animals. Conner Prairie also offers a historic hot air balloon ride.

Falls of the Ohio State Park
This amazing Indiana State Park is a beautiful destination in Clarksville. Not only is the park an excellent spot to enjoy hiking, fishing, nature viewing and more. Falls of the Ohio Sate Park is best know for its amazing fossil beds. Although the fossil beds are protected, there is a great interpretive center with examples of fossils and history of the area.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Along the shores of Lake Michigan, this National Park is a fantastic year-round recreation destination. During the summer it is great for hiking, camping, boating, swimming and more. The winter is also an excellent time to visit the park, with opportunities to cross-country ski, snowshoe and more. Throughout Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore there are sites with fascinating geology, excellent wildlife viewing in the unique habitat and much more.

Indiana Experience
Another great attraction to enjoy learning about historic Indiana is the Indiana Historical Society's Indiana Experience. The interactive exhibit in Indianapolis, allow visitors to have a more participatory experience with Indiana history. Visitors to Indiana Experience get to interact with interpreters introducing them to the history of the byway, the state, and showing the amazing natural scenery of the state of Indiana.

Indiana's Historic Pathways
One of the best ways to experience the beauty and character of a state is to take a road trip. Indiana's Historic Pathways is an excellent choice for a road trip. The route crosses the southern end of Indiana from east to west. Travelers on this route will be traveling on the same route as many people for the past hundred years. Today the route is a great choice for accessing  Indiana's history as well as enjoy the beauty the the

Turkey Run State Park
This fantastic Indiana park is a great spot to enjoy some beautiful outdoor recreation. The park has some amazing examples of old giant trees, which survived logging throughout history due to the difficulty of the terrain. The terrain has beautiful ravines and much more. Visitors to this park can hike on trails that travel through all of the spectacular natural features and more.

White River State Park
Located in Indianapolis, this amazing park. Not only does it offer some beautiful gardens, paths and other features of a fantastic city park, but it is also home to some of the premiere attractions in Indianapolis. Visitors to Indiana and Indianapolis should be sure to spend at least a day enjoying and exploring the attractions in the park. White River State Park is home to the Indianapolis Zoo, which is great for kids, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians, live music series and much more.

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Illinois Quick Facts

Uniquely Illinois: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Must-See: The Gateway Geyser

Most Unusual: Leaning Tower of Niles

Highest Point: Charles Mound, 1,235 feet

Food to Try: Chicago Style Pizza

What to Do in Illinois:

1 Admire the impressive architecture at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

2 Explore Illinois wildlife at the Wildlife Prairie State Park

3 Learn about Lincoln's life at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site

4 Enjoy the fascinating history of the Mississippi River at the National Great Rivers Museum

5 Spend some time exploring the wonderful Main Street in Galena


Fun & Funky Things to Do | Illinois

Illinois is an amazing state filled with fun and funky attractions. In addition to the many destinations that people usually enjoy in Illinois, here are a few of those destinations that are a bit out of the ordinary.

Smiley Face Water Towers
Visitors to Illinois should keep an eye out for the Smiley Face water towers that are found in various towns throughout the state. These water towers, painted yellow with large smiling faces are difficult to miss. In fact visitors to Calumet City can see two Smiley Face water towers.

Purple Martin Capital of the World

The town of Griggsville, Illinois is known as the "Purple Martin Capital of the Nation." Visitors to this town will see all sorts of bird houses. In the center of the town there is even a bird high-rise for the Purple Martin's. These birds, once endangered, thrive in this area during the summer due the large quantity of mosquitos. Griggsville is unique in its claim to the "Purple Martin Capital of the Nation" because the town's main industry is the manufacture of the bird houses seen throughout the town.

Popeye Statue
Chester, Illinois is home to a large six-foot bronze statue of Popeye. This town's Popeye statue was built to commemorate the creator of the character. Elzie Segar, creator of Popeye, was born in Chester. Today visitors can enjoy the large statue of the cartoon character, and during certain times of the year attend the Popeye Picnic.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Appropriately located in Springfield, Illinois, this museum is a fun spot to learn all about the life of the president. Although this museum does not have the most genuine artifacts from Lincoln's life, the museum still has plenty to see. Visitors se life-sized wax figures of the Lincoln family and other historic figures during the time. The museum also has 4-D theaters, pictures, paintings and much more.

Villa Katherine

Villa Katherine is located on the banks of the Mississippi near Warsaw, Illinois. It is actually a Moorish castle built in the late 1800s. The interior is filled with ornate woodwork and carvings.   Villa Katherine has a very authentic feel of the Moorish Castle and is a great, fun, Illinois attraction.


Off The Beaten Path | Illinois

Illinois is an amazing state, filled with great vacation destinations. Visitors will find nature, history, culture, and much more. From Civil War history to the Leaning Tower of Niles, there is something to interest everyone. Here are a few of the fascinating attractions that visitors to Illinois can enjoy.

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Oak Park
Oak Park has an amazing collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Visitors to Oak Park can see how the style of Wright's architecture developed over the years, and see his signature style, Prairie Style. Those visitors to Illinois that are interested in great American architecture should be sure to enjoy the guided tour of the home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Leaning Tower of Niles, Niles
Visitors to Illinois can see a replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This is a great stop for those visitors who have not visited Pisa, Italy, as it is an opportunity to see a replica of the amazing site. Built in 1934, the Leaning Tower of Niles is about half the size of the original Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Rock Springs Conservation Area, Decatur
This area is a beautiful destination for visitors to Illinois that love nature. Throughout the large area there are many types of terrain, including grassland, forest, wetlands and more. Visitors to the Conservation Area can stop at the visitor center, the museum and a farmhouse. In addition, the Rock Springs Conservation Area has hiking trails and bike trails, making it a great destination for recreating.

The Gateway Geyser, St. Louis
Located in East St. Louis, the Gateway Geyser is a magnificent attraction in Illinois. The geyser shoots water over 600 feet in the air. The fountain also has four additional fountains. Together the fountains make a spectacular St. Louis sight.

Ulysses S. Grant Home, Galena

Visitors to Illinois can experience a bit of Civil War history during a trip to Galena. Here, they will find the home of Ulysses S. Grant. The Union General lived in Galena prior to becoming a  General, and he returned to Galena in 1865 after the Civil War was over. Today visitors can take a tour through the house, which is located at 500 Bouthillier Street.

Washington Park Botanical Garden, Springfield

Nature lovers are sure to enjoy spending some time at the Washington Park Botanical Gardens. Here they will find a wide variety of plant species. There are over 1,200 different species of plants at the gardens. In addition, visitors can also enjoy the tropical plants in the domed Conservatory.

The Field Museum, Chicago
This is a great destination in Chicago. Visitors will find a wide array of exhibits with amazing history and culture. The Field Museum has permanent exhibits about nature, animals, fossils, culture, and much more information. The museum also has temporary exhibits that regularly change.

 

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Idaho Quick Facts

Uniquely Idaho: Rafting down the Snake River
Must-See: the Spud Drive-In in Driggs
Most Unusual: Craters of the Moon National Park
Highest Point: Borah Peak, 12,662 feet
Food to Try: Idaho’s famous potatoes

What to Do in Idaho

1 Tour the Shoshone Ice Caves

2 Go boating on Lake Coeur d'Alene

3 Hike North Idaho

4 Ski in Sun Valley

5 Go trout fishing in the Lost Rivers region


Fun and Funky Things to Do | Idaho

Idaho is fun state filled with great destinations, from nature to history. Visitors can find all sorts of fun attractions, funky attractions and much more. Here are a few of the funky and fun destinations that visitors will find.

Idaho Potato Museum
The Idaho Potato Museum is a great museum to learn about the importance of Idaho potatoes. Potatoes are an important part of Idaho's agriculture. The Museum celebrates everything about Idaho's potatoes from the first potato to potato chips. In addition to potato history the museum has information about the whole potato industry.

Shoshone Indian Ice Caves
This attraction is a lava tube that stretches for 1,000 feet. Visitors to the Shoshone Indian Ice Caves enter through a collapsed entrance. When the cold air enters the cave all of the water freezes creating a sheet of ice. Visitors can explore this amazing natural feature while walking on the wooden bridge covering the cave floor.

Geyser Park, Soda Springs
Visitors to Soda Springs will find a geyser at Geyser Park. This is actually the captive geyser in the world. Residents in Soda Springs found the geyser when drilling for a hot water source. The geyser was unleashed and today visitors can visit the the controlled and timed geyser.

Arco
The city of Arco Idaho was the very first city in the world to receive electricity from nuclear power. Visitors can learn about the history of nuclear power in Idaho and in Arco. Today nuclear power is still an important part of the town's culture and heritage.

Dog Bark Park Inn
This Bed & Breakfast in Cottonwood is actually located in the World's Biggest Beagle. Those visitors that stay at the Inn enter the Beagle through their personal second story deck. Within the Beagle there are all sorts of amazing furnishings many made by the creators of the dog.


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Idaho is a stunningly beautiful state, filled with amazing vistas and excellent attractions. The state also has a very wide ranging and diverse history. No matter what you enjoy doing you are sure to find some attraction or destination that you love. Here are just a few of Idaho's great attractions.

Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System
History buffs will love this 1880s era ghost town. The town is preserved in the Yankee Fork State Park. Visitors get the chance to see the preserved site of Bayhorse town. Visitors also can enjoy the extensive trail system for ATV use.

Priest Lake

This 25-mile long lake is a great recreational destination. Priest Lake is actually only two lakes, connected by a 2.5 mile river. The river is filled with beautiful clear mountain water, Priest Lake is surrounded by forests and more. Priest River's surrounding forests have a wide range of tree species including ponderosa pines, as well as, lots of wildlife. Visitors can enjoy the excellent fishing, camping, boating, hiking and much more recreation.

Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

The Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area was created in order to protect a unique concentration of birds of prey. Within the vast acreage of this Conservation Area there are both nesting and migrating birds of prey. The species prevalent here include, eagles, falcons, hawks and owls, there are in fact 24 species of raptors in the area. For visitors hoping to enjoy some bird of prey watching, spring is the best time to visit the Conservation Area. This area also has other fun recreational activities, which can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
This National Monument is 750,000 acres, and it has amazing volcanic formations. Visitors can enjoy seeing the cinder cones, lava tubes and more. The monument has good hiking, bird watching, backpacking and even caving. During the summer there are guided cave walks, and during the winter visitors can have fun snowshoeing, cross-county skiing and more.

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America. Located in west central Idaho and crossing into northeaster Oregon, Hells Canyon is a great Idaho destination. Visitors to Hells Canyon can explore by boat, which is the best way to see the canyon. There are also sightseeing tours that visitors can take to enjoy the amazing sights of Hells Canyon.

Bitterroot National Forest
This 1.6 million acre forest straddles Idaho and Montana, it is also the largest expanse of continuous pristine forest in the lower 48. Visitors to the forest can see the Bitterroot Range, see the steep canyons and much more. The Selway and Salmon rivers also flow through the forest.

Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Boise
Visitors to the Basque Museum and Cultural Center will learn that Boise has the highest concentration of Basque in the country. This Museum illustrates the history of the Basque population in Idaho, as well as the origin of the Basque culture. The Museum is located in the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga house, which was also a Basque boarding house from 1910 to 1969. Visitors to the museum can enjoy the exhibits, archives and even tours.

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Hawaii Camping Quick Facts

Hawaii At a Glance:

Uniquely Hawaii: The Green Sand Beach on Hawaii's Big Island
Must-See: USS Arizona Memorial
Most Unusual: Ka Lae, the most southern point in the United States
Highest Point: Mauna Kea, 13,796 feet
Food to Try: Kona Coffee and Luau

What to Do in Hawaii:

Take a helicopter tour to see the active volcano on Hawaii
Tour a coffee plantation
Enjoy the sun on one of Hawaii's many beautiful beaches
Learn how to surf in the beautiful waters at the state of Hawaii
See the beauty of Waimea Canyon on Kauai, called "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific"


 

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The beautiful state of Hawaii is an amazing destination year-round. Hawaii's climate is perfect for vacationing throughout the year, visitors can enjoy the sun, the beaches and all of the excellent activities. Hawaii has six main islands, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. All six of these islands have beautiful beaches, excellent spots for water recreation and many stunning natural wonders.

Poipu Beach, Kauai
Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States if not the world, Poipu Beach is located on the south shore of Kauai and is part of Poipu Beach Park. The beach is composed of a string of golden sandy crescent shaped beaches. Visitors to Poipu can have hours of fun snorkeling, boogie-boarding, swimming, and surfing. The best surfing spots are located slightly offshore, the reef establishes wavebreaks which make good surfing for surfers of all experience levels.

Pearl Harbor, Oahu
This National Historical Landmark honors the tragic turning point in America's history. Pearl Harbor has five historic sites that honor the events of December 7th, 1941. Each of these memorials is an awe-inspiring experience for visitors to Oahu. The USS Arizona Memorial, is a floating memorial built over the sunken hull of the USS Arizona, which sunk in nine minutes. Visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial has a marble wall with the names of the men who died on the USS Arizona. Visitors to Pearl Harbor can also visit the Battleship Missouri Memorial, which is the ship where the Japanese unconditionally surrendered ending the war. The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is a great spot for visitors to learn about submarine warfare during the war. The Pacific Aviation Museum is located within the former World War II airplane hangars, and is an amazing aviation museum that has simulators and many exhibits. Visitors can also stop at the USS Oklahoma Memorial, which honors the men who lost their lives on the battleship during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Moomomi Dunes, Molokai
The Moomomi Dunes are located on a 920 acre preserve, located on the northwest region of Molokai. These dunes are an important part of Molokai and Hawaii's history. Ancient Hawaiian sites have been found in the dunes, as well as endangered plant species, and evidence of flightless prehistoric birds. Visitors can travel into the Moomomi Dunes on the jeep trails that weave through the preserve. Those visitors to Molokai that explore the Moomomi Dunes should be prepared for the rugged conditions, but it is a truly amazing place, rich with the history of Molokai.

Keahiakawelo, Lanai
Also know as the Garden of the Gods, Keahiakawelo is an absolutely stunning garden on the northwest side of Lanai. Visitors to Keahiakawelo will see the stunning rock garden. Throughout the landscape there are rock towers and formations. Visitors have to have 4-wheel drive in order to access this interesting spot, and it is worth noting that the landscape is most stunning at dusk when the rock formations are lit by the colors of the setting sun.

Hana Highway, Maui

A road trip along the Hana Highway is a great way to explore some of Maui's amazing sights and activities. The Highway travels along the northern shore of Maui, ending in the town of Hana. Along this road, travelers will find stunning beaches, gardens, and much more. During the winter time visitors should stop to see the expert surfers braving the waves at Jaws, off of Pauwela Point. This area is known for its gigantic waves, which only the very best surfers brave. Travelers along the Hana Highway can also stop at the Keanae Arboretum has fascinating examples of Hawaiian flora. Visitors should also stop at the Waianapanapa State Park, on the edge of Hana, this park has a beautiful black sand beach and also has a trail to explore the area. All along the Hana Highway there are many beautiful places to explore and things to experience and the town of Hana also has many excellent places to visit.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

During a visit to Hawaii, if you are looking for some spectacular natural sights, then Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of the country's must see destinations. At this park you can look over the edge into some ancient volcanic craters. If you only have time for a drive, the Crater Rim Drive will take you through a rain forest and desert, you will encircle the summit of Kilauea caldera and pass through the caldera floor. Maybe you have time for some hiking, try the Kilauea Iki Trail, where you can cross the crater. You can also go to the East Rift Zone to see the most recent lava flow. Lava flow is always changing, so find out what is going on before stopping for a visit.

Waipio Valley, Hawaii
This valley is one of Hawaii's truly stunning vistas. Waipio Valley stretches almost six miles into the island from the beach at its mouth. The valley's walls are almost a mile high. Throughout the valley there are waterfalls and streams. Waipio Valley is a place filled with Hawaiian history and it is an excellent opportunity to recreate and explore an amazing bit of Hawaii. The Waipio Valley is somewhat difficult to access, if you don't want to attempt the trip into the valley you can instead stop at the Waipio Valley Lookout to enjoy the view from the top of the valley. For the more adventurous travelers, there are a few options to get into the Waipio Valley. Visitors can take the Waipio Valley Shuttle, which is a guided tour of the valley, or the Waipio Valley Wagon Tour, a mule-drawn surrey tour of the Valley.


 

Fun and Funky, Hawaii

Hawaii is a beautiful state, each the islands are filed with stunning scenery, amazing recreation and plenty of sun and relaxation. For those visitors that love to explore some of the funky and fun places during their vacation, here are some of the fun and funky destinations found throughout Hawaii.

Captain Cook Monument
Visitors to the island of Hawaii can stop to visit the spot where Captain James Cook, the first westerner to land on the Big Island of Hawaii, first landed on the island. Within the Kealakekua Bay there is a white obelisk memorializing the death of Captain Cook, which occurred a year after his arrival during a fight with the native Hawaiians. In addition to the memorial, there is also plenty of excellent recreation opportunities to be enjoyed at the park.

Halona Blowhole

This scenic cove, located at Hanauma Bay on the island of Oahu. Not only is the spot a scenic one, but it also has an amazing blowhole. Visitors can drive to a scenic overlook, which has an excellent view of the unique lava configuration that creates the blowhole. The blowhole is caused by a lava tube and the surf, which causes the blowhole to erupt. Depending on the surf action, the blowhole eruption can be very impressive.

Hilo Hattie
Found throughout the islands of Hawaii, Hilo Hattie is a fantastic store to find all sorts of Hawaiian souvenirs and treasures. Every visit to Hilo Hattie is sure to be fun and an excellent destination to find fun gifts for your friends back home, and memorabilia to help preserve the memories from your trip.

Polynesian Cultural Center
Located on the northeast shore of Oahu, the Polynesian Cultural Center is a fun destination to learn about all of the many different cultures in the Pacific Ocean region including the Hawaiian Islands. Within the Center visitors will find a variety of village replicas from different cultures, which feature craft demonstrations and more. This destination is a fantastic family attraction and is a fun way to learn more about the cultures of the region of the Pacific Ocean.

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Visitors to Hawaii that are interested in learning about Hawaiian culture should be sure to stop at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park also known as the Place of Refuge. This park preserves and important part of Hawaiian culture, which visitors can see first hand during a visit. Within the park there was once royal grounds as well as the place of refuge where lawbreakers in the Hawaiian culture could try to evade their pursuers and participate in a ceremony of absolution. This historical destination provides a fun destination and an excellent opportunity to learn about Hawaiian culture.

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Georgia Quick Facts

Uniquely Georgia: Blackbeard Island Wilderness Area, historic home of the Pirate Blackbeard
Must-See: Okefenokee Swamp Park
Most Unusual: The world's largest sculpture on the face of Stone Mountain, with the figures of Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee
Highest Point: Brasstown Bald, 4,684 feet
Food to Try: Grits and Vidalia Onions

What to Do in Georgia:

1 See the azaleas at Callaway Gardens

2 Explore the vast Okefenokee Swamp at Okefenokee Swamp Park

3 Watch the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta

4 Learn about the origins of Coca-Cola in Atlanta

5 Visit the archeological site at Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon


Off The Beaten Path | Georgia


Georgia is a state full of unforgettable attractions and destinations. Visitors to the state will find beautiful cities, history, parks and much more. Here are a few destinations throughout the state of Georgia that visitors should plan to visit.

Calloway Gardens, Columbus
These gardens are a combination of vacation resort and nature preserve. The complex is located on the countryside in the Appalachian Mountains. The Calloway Gardens has an amazing collection of Azalea's, the Azalea Bowl has over 3,400 hybrid azaleas which are especially stunning during the spring. Visitors can also enjoy the butterfly conservatory, the vegetable garden and the beautiful nature trails. Calloway Gardens also has a wide range of resort facilities, a spa resort and golf resort.

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
This park was dedicated in 1895, and it has over 1,400 markers and monuments. Cickamauga and Chattanooga was created to preserve the cultural, historical and natural features of this important battlefield site. The Chickamauga Battlefield was the site of the last major Confederate victory during the Civil War. Later the Union achieved victory in the renewed fighting in Chattanooga. Visitors to the park can visit the Visitor Centers, enjoy the hiking trails, take the self-guided auto tour and much more.

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah
Visitors to Savannah can stop and see the amazing history, architecture and art of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The original parish was established in the late 1700s by immigrants from Haiti and France. The French Gothic style Cathedral was completely devastated by a fire in 1898, only two years after it was completed. Everything but the outside walls were destroyed. Reconstruction began immediately, and the rebuilt Cathedral was dedicated in 1900. The Cathedral's artwork, murals and stained glass windows were completed by 1912. In more recent years the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist has been restored, and it is well worth a visit to see many of its beautiful features.

Cumberland Island National Seashore
Cumberland Island is the southernmost and the largest barrier island in Georgia. Visitors can see the maritime forests, beaches, marshes and more located in the designated wilderness areas. The island also has historic sites, ruins and much more. Cumberland Island also has the Dungeness ruins, which was originally built by General Nathanial Greene, and later built again by Thomas Carnegie. Plum Orchard Mansion is another place to visit on Cumberland Island. Plum Orchard Mansion was built by Lucy Carnegie for her son. In addition, visitors will the the First African Baptist Church in the Settlement and a Museum. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including, hiking ,camping, wildlife viewing and bicycling to name only a few.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

For visitors to Atlanta looking for some spectacular indoor and outdoor botanical collections. The Lobby of the Fuqua Conservatory has a display with poison arrow frogs. Visitors can see hundreds of tropical species in the Tropical Rotunda. There is also a desert collection with species from Madagascar and Southern Africa. In addition, the indoor collections also include a special exhibit with Asian pitcher plants, and the Fuqua Orchid Center with a wide variety of orchids. The outdoor collection has an equally diverse collection of species, including water plants, a Dwarf and Rare Conifer Garden, Hardy Palms and even a Hydrangea Collection.

Saint Simon Island
Saint Simon Island is on of the Golden Isles. The island has beautiful beaches, with the sandy seashore, and the islands salt marshes. Visitors can also stop and the St. Simons Lighthouse, which is open to the public as a museum, and is also a functioning lighthouse. Saint Simon also has nature trails, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities.

Okefenokee Swamp Park, Waycross
This swamp covers of a half million acres and is home to a large variety of plant and animal species. Visitors to the park can enjoy interpretive exhibits, wildlife shows, wildlife walkways and even Indian Waterways. There are boat tours that take visitors through the Seminole Indian Waterways allow visitors to learn all about the Okefenokee Swamp. Visitors can also take a railroad tour. The "Lady Suwannee" takes visitors on a guided tour along the edge of the wetlands. The swamp allows visitors to get up close to the unique natural plants and animals that make their home in the swamp.


Fun & Funky Things to  Do | Georgia

Throughout the state of Georgia there are many attractions and destinations for visitors to enjoy. For those visitors looking for attractions that are a little funky and a lot fun here are a few of Georgia's unique destinations.

The World of Coca Cola, Atlanta
At this Atlanta attraction visitors to Georgia can learn all about the Coca-Cola brand and the drink. The World of Coca-Cola has all sorts of exciting exhibits and attractions. The attraction has a tasting room where visitors can try a large variety of beverages from around the world, there is also a film, a large collection of memorabilia and much more. One of the big attractions at the World of Coca-Cola is the functioning bottle works, where visitors can watch how the drinks are bottled, and can go home with their very own bottle of Coca-Cola.

National Civil War Naval Museum, Columbus
The National Civil War Naval Museum has a really interesting collection of information about the navy during the Civil War. Visitors to this museum can see replica's and actual examples of Civil War naval craft. This museum has an amazing collection of Ironclad remnants and replicas. Visitors to the museum can learn all about how the iron-plated ships that cruised the rivers and bays of the United States during the Civil War.

Rock City, Lookout Mountain
This amazing rock garden is located at the top of Lookout Mountain. Visitors to Rock city get to trek along the walking trail that winds through the 14 acre property. Rock City features amazing rock formations. Rock City's "Enchanted Trail" also has a bridge, amazing views, a waterfall and even caverns.

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area, Lumpkin
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area is home to "Georgia's Little Grand Canyon." This park has amazing gullies, going as deep as 150 feet. Hikers can explore the beautiful canyon, see the wildflowers and other flora and fauna. The park also has some great backcountry options for exploration.

Pasaquan, Buena Vista
Pasaquan is a great example of folk art. The site is a 7 acre compound, which was created by an artist named Eddie Owens Martin, also known as St. EOM. Pasaquan is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors to Pasaquan can enjoy the amazing structures, concrete sculptures and painted walls. Pasaquan is open on the first Saturday of the month from April through November.

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Delaware Quick Facts:

Uniquely Delaware: Horseshoe crabs on the Chesapeake Bay in May
Must-See: Odessa a historic town
Most Unusual: Delmarva Chicken Festival and the world's largest frying pan
Highest Point: Elbright Azimuth , 447 feet
Food to Try: Scrapple and crab puffs

What to Do in Delaware:

1 Drive the Brandywine Scenic Byway

2 Explore the Nanticoke Indian Museum

3 Learn at the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

4 Visit historic Lewes

5 Walk along the mile-long boardwalk at Bethany Beach

6 See the coastal wetlands at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge


Fun & Funky Things to Do | Delaware


Delaware is a a fun East Coast to visit for any vacation. Throughout the state there are many points of historic importance, and many places to just enjoy the present lifestyle of the state. Here are a few of Delaware's fun, funky and overall excellent attractions.

Air Mobility Command Museum

This museum located at Dover Air Force Base tells a story not often found at other Air Force museums. Visitors to this unique attraction have the opportunity to learn about how all of the items necessary for military operations have been transported historically. The Air Mobility Command Museum is filled with fun exhibits, including plenty of aircraft.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Those travelers that like visiting spectacular homes and the accompanying gardens will love the Nemours Mansion & Gardens. This was once the estate of Alfred I. du Pont, and today visitors have the opportunity to see the stunning architecture and furnishings within the mansion. The gardens are equally magnificent with formal French gardens and more.

World Champion Punkin Chunkin
Held each year in November, this contest is a great chance to watch people destroy pumpkins. Competitors chuck pumpkins using homemade pumpkin launchers. Visitors have the opportunity to see pumpkins hurled amazing distances. Those interested in creating their own launcher and participating can fill out an application to participate in this fantastic competition.

World's Largest Frying Pan
Wilmington, Delaware is home to the "World's Largest Frying Pan," and is an ideal destination for those exploring the world's largest things throughout the country and world. This particular giant frying pan was made for the DelMarVa Peninsula Annual Chicken Show and Feed. Today it is locate in the city of Wilmington for visitors to admire.

Zwaanendael Museum
This museum, in Lewes, is a great place to learn about Lewes area history, including military history. But the museum exhibits aren't the only fun aspect to this destination. The inspiration for the building came from the Hoorn, Netherlands town hall. Visitors to this building can enjoy the unique architecture and features of the museum building itself, while also exploring the interesting exhibits.


Off The Beaten Path | Delaware

Beautiful Delaware, the First State, is a fantastic camping destination. With beautiful  scenery combined with delightful towns and attractions. Delaware is filled with excellent off the beaten path destinations for all visitors.

Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach is a beautiful resort destination in Delaware. Throughout the summer the town and its resorts are filled with fun summer activities, including, beautiful resorts, sandy beaches and more. In addition, the nearby state park, Delaware Seashore State Park, on a barrier island is an excellent beach and park attraction. Bethany Beach also has a fun beach boardwalk, which is a great way to enjoy the sandy beaches and beautiful waters off the coast.

Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway
The twelve miles of the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway pass through some of the most beautiful and historic parts of Delaware. Starting in Wilmington, the byway passes through some of Delaware's historic sites. The Byway takes visitors to many of the important sites of the Du Pont Legacy, and more.

Cape Henlopen State Park
This Delaware park's beaches are a fabulous destination for all travelers. During the summer the beaches are great for swimming and enjoying the water. Cape Henlopen State Park also has excellent biking, hiking and more to entertain visitors. Trails in this park travel through the pinelands and the seaside.

Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village
Visitors to Dover will have a great time exploring the exhibits at this museum. The museum recreates a rural village in 1800's Delaware. Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to learn about rural life in Delaware, as well as the technological advances made in agriculture during that time period.

Delaware History Museum
Located in Wilmington, this museum is a great destination to learn more about the history of the First State. The Delaware History Museum has three galleries with fascinating interactive exhibits. With changing exhibits and many different artifacts showing what historic Delaware life was like.

Longwood Gardens
Right on the Pennsylvania border, the Longwood Gardens is one part of the Du Pont legacy. The land was purchased to save the trees. Today the gardens cover over 1000 acres and have thousands of species of plants. Within the indoor and outdoor gardens there are flowers, trees, beautiful architecture, fountains and more.

Riverfront Wilmington
Visitors to Wilmington will have a great time exploring the boutiques and shops within the city. In addition to the shopping and dining found in Wilmington, there is also plenty of live entertainment to enjoy as well. Wilmington offers year round entertainment, shopping, dining and more along the beautiful riverfront.

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Florida Quick Facts

Uniquely Florida: Everglades National Park
Must-See: The Florida Keys
Most Unusual: Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg
Highest Point: Britton Hill, 315 feet
Food to Try: Fresh citrus, such as oranges and key lime pie

What to Do in Florida:

1 Go snorkeling at the Florida Keys

2 Walk and hike on the trails at the Everglades National Park

3 Learn all about American space travel at the Kennedy Space Center

4 Take a ride on a glass bottom boat at Silver Springs

5 Drive the Black Bear Scenic Byway

 


Fun & Funky Things to Do | Florida


The beautiful state of Florida is a great spot to enjoy sandy beaches and plenty of sun. For visitors looking for a more quirky vacation experience can try visiting a few of these fun and funky locations throughout Florida.

Silver Springs
Silver Springs is a town with many interesting things to do, including entertainment and delicious dining, but they greatest attraction of the town are the Sliver Springs themselves. Silver Springs is one of the largest spring systems in the world, and it feeds the beautiful Silver River. Visitors simply must take a ride on the glass bottom boats, which ferry people across the springs. From these boats visitors can marvel at the life and vents, which feed the springs, through the glass bottom of the boats.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center Complex
At the Kennedy Space Center you can tour launch areas, see rockets, experience the space flight simulators, and speak to an astronaut. If you are really lucky and time your visit right you may even be able to view a shuttle launch. Another great experience visitors can try the Shuttle Launch Experience, which simulates what astronauts experience during a shuttle launch.

Dry Tortugas National Park
Located 70 miles to the west Key West this cluster of seven islands is a great destination to enjoy some of Florida's nature. The islands are composed of coral reefs and sand, and they are famous for their bird and marine life. There are also legends of pirates and sunken gold.  Visitors can also enjoy Fort Jefferson, which is the largest 19th century American coastal fort.

Gatorland
Visitors looking to see some wildlife Gatorland is an excellent destination. This 110 acre theme park and wildlife preserve is called the "Alligator Capital of the World." Visitors will find thousands of alligators and crocodiles. The park also has reptile shoes, an aviary, a swamp walk and much more.

 


Fun & Funky Things to Do | Florida


The beautiful state of Florida is a great spot to enjoy sandy beaches and plenty of sun. For visitors looking for a more quirky vacation experience can try visiting a few of these fun and funky locations throughout Florida.

Silver Springs
Silver Springs is a town with many interesting things to do, including entertainment and delicious dining, but they greatest attraction of the town are the Sliver Springs themselves. Silver Springs is one of the largest spring systems in the world, and it feeds the beautiful Silver River. Visitors simply must take a ride on the glass bottom boats, which ferry people across the springs. From these boats visitors can marvel at the life and vents, which feed the springs, through the glass bottom of the boats.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center Complex
At the Kennedy Space Center you can tour launch areas, see rockets, experience the space flight simulators, and speak to an astronaut. If you are really lucky and time your visit right you may even be able to view a shuttle launch. Another great experience visitors can try the Shuttle Launch Experience, which simulates what astronauts experience during a shuttle launch.

Dry Tortugas National Park
Located 70 miles to the west Key West this cluster of seven islands is a great destination to enjoy some of Florida's nature. The islands are composed of coral reefs and sand, and they are famous for their bird and marine life. There are also legends of pirates and sunken gold.  Visitors can also enjoy Fort Jefferson, which is the largest 19th century American coastal fort.

Gatorland
Visitors looking to see some wildlife Gatorland is an excellent destination. This 110 acre theme park and wildlife preserve is called the "Alligator Capital of the World." Visitors will find thousands of alligators and crocodiles. The park also has reptile shoes, an aviary, a swamp walk and much more.

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