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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT
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The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest public art museum in the United States, was founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth, one of the first important American patrons of the arts It has recently been remodeled and has new exhibition spaces
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Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA
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Circus Hall of Fame
Peru, IN
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My families home town.Winter quarters when my Mom & Dad were growing up. Hagenbeck Wallace Circus, Clyde Beatty and American Circus Corporation Winter Quarters, also known as Peru Circus Farm or Valley Farms, is located in Peru. It was associated with the Wallace Circus. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The site is now the home of the International Circus Hall of Fame, which honors important figures in circus history. The museum exhibits posters, wagons and models, including a miniature replica of the 1934 Hagenbeck Wallace Circus. The museum is open from May through October. The International Circus Hall of Fame also hosts the seasonal Big Top Circus, a professional circus with performers from around the world
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Museum of Transportation
Saint Louis Park, MO
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Primarily a railroad museum with 190 major displays and many minor ones.Included:include the mid-1800s Boston & Boston & Providence Railroad Passenger Coach built in 1833,“Charles H.”, a small steam engine from Chicago’s Lake Street Elevated, Union Pacific #4006 (“Big Boy”), the largest successful steam locomotive ever built, 6,600-hp, two-engine Union Pacific diesel #6944 (“Centennial”). The vehicle collection of over 200 items includes a 1901 automobile built by the St. Louis Motor Carriage Co. (oldest of only nine such cars known to still be in existence), as well as the only operational Chrysler turbine car. A range of watercraft, aircraft and other items are available for viewing.A New York double decker bus which operated on 5th Avenue for many years
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The Dali Museum
Saint Andrew, FL
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The Dali Museum in Saint Petersburg Florida is the world's most comprehensive private collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali.The new building is an incredible work of art by itself.This is a must if you like Dali
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National Trolley Museum
Lowell, MA
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A fun way to see Lowell Mass. You can tour on this streetcar from New Orleans. Visitors of all ages can ride the trolleys free of charge.
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US Air Force Academy Visitor Center
Colorado Springs, CO
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The Barry Goldwater Air Force Academy Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the academy, providing information on its history and cadet life to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. If you see nothing else; you should see the Cadet Chapel.Guided Cadet Chapel tours are provided Mon-Fri @ 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm and 1:15pm. (excluding holidays)
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Air Force National Museum
Daytonview, OH
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The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the official National Museum of the United States Air Force and is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio. The NMUSAF is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum. More than 360 aircraft and missiles are on display, most of them indoors. Admission is free. I personally have been there at least 5 times and see something different every time. Make sure you have your best walking shoes on as you will do a lot of wanderring
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New Age Global Builders
New York City, NY
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Steamtown National Historic Site
Scranton, PA
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Steamtown National Historic Site is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located on 62.48 acre in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Steamtown NHS offers a variety of demonstrations, tours, and excursions that demonstrate how railroads functioned in the age of steam. Park rangers give guided tours of the locomotive shop, where one can see work being done on the steam engines in the original roundhouse area; the Union Pacific Big Boy locomotive on display; and demonstrations of the turntable on a regular basis. They also give talks on the history of Steamtown. The Scranton yard occupies about 40 acre
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Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
Provincetown, MA
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Only the intrepid make the climb to the top (116 steps and 60 ramps), so the crowd thins out considerably.Worth the effort for the views that you get. It is the tallest all granite structure in the US. The museum has information about the monument's construction and all sorts of P'Town infromation.
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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Cooperstown, NY
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Baseball fan ? Case closed- You have to go here at least once before you die ! The Hall's motto is "Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations". They do a hell of a job doing it !! Fascinating. You might need several days to absorb everything
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Tuba Charlie's Brewpub
Okemos, MI
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A tuba museum with 200 beers and ethnic food: Color me there
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Circus World
Baraboo, WI
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Celebrate 200 years of Circus history at the original winter quarters of Ringling.Live circus performances ,a fabulous collection of elaborate circus wagons , a circus museum and the barn where Jumbo lived.Plan at least on efull day here.
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Mid-Continent Railway Museum
North Freedom, WI
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This is my favorite railroad museum in the country. I have loved every visit here over the years.The preservation and restoration efforts these folks do; are fabulous. Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society--also known as Mid-Continent Railway Museum--is an outdoor, living museum and operating railroad recreating the small town/short line way of life during the "Golden Age of Railroading," spanning the years 1880-1916, with operating trains, educational exhibits, and displays of restored rolling stock. Mid-Continent has operated at North Freedom, Wisconsin since 1963.
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New Hope & Ivyland Rail Road
New Hope, PA
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Evening Star Dinner Trains Passengers can ride the rails in first class comfort, enjoying dinner and cocktails while appreciating the strolling scene provided by the Bucks County countryside. Ticket prices includes: ï¾· Two-hour round trip, train ride to Buckingham Valley, PA. ï¾· Three course meal. ï¾· Coffee service, all taxes and gratuities
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San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego, CA
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This is a really different museum.Dedicated to the automobile it has a permanent collection. In addition; they rotate the vehicles in the main display area every 4 months.Lots of humor & whimsical things which will delight you. Enough interesting things; so, kids wont be bored. Make sure you see the 1947 Cadillac that started the whole thing. Louie Mattar outfitted this car at a cost of $75,000 to make a 6200 mile trip, non stop across the US and back
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De Soto National Memorial
Bradenton, FL
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De Soto National Memorial commemorates Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. De Soto and his army of 600 soldiers landed on the southwest Florida coast in 1539. An excellent display and you get a real sense of history
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Poplar Hill Mansion
Salisbury, MD
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B & O Railroad Museum
Baltimore, MD
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The B&O Railroad Museum is a museum exhibiting historic railroad equipment in Baltimore, Maryland, originally named the Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum when it opened on July 4, 1953. It has been called one of the most significant collections of railroad treasures in the world and has the largest collection of 19th-century locomotives in the U.S
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Historic Ships In Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
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Located in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore. Historic Ships in Baltimore represent one of the most impressive collections of military vessels in the world. Located within easy walking distance of each other, the US Sloop-of-War Constellation (USS Constellation constructed in 1854 is a sloop-of-war and the second United States Navy ship to carry this famous name. According to the US Naval Registry the original frigate was disassembled on 25 June 1853 in Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Virginia, and the sloop-of-war was constructed in the same yard, possibly with a few recycled materials from the old frigate. USS Constellation is the last sail-only warship designed and built by the U.S. Navy. Despite being a single-gundeck "sloop", she is actually larger than her frigate namesake, and more powerfully armed with fewer but much more potent shell-firing guns.), the US Submarine Torsk, the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, and the Lightship Chesapeake exhibit life at sea from the mid-19th century to the mid-1980's. Also included in the collection is the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse which marked the entrance to the Patapsco River and Baltimore Harbor for over 130 years.
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Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, NY
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The Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass--more than 45,000 glass objects, spanning 3,500 years of glassmaking history. Visitors can also explore the science and technology of glass in a hands-on exhibit area, see live narrated glass making demonstrations and try their hand at glass working in short daily workshops.We were absolutely blown away by this museum and want to go back
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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, AR
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Due to open in November 2012 The era of the world-class museum built by a single philanthropist in the tradition of Isabella Stewart Gardner, John Pierpont Morgan Jr. and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney may seem to have passed, but Alice L. Walton is bringing it back. The 201,000-square-foot museum was designed by the Boston architect Moshe Safdie for a site around two ponds on 120 acres of former Walton family land. Named for the nearby Crystal Spring, the museum will display top-flight works by American masters from the Colonial era to the present, with the largest concentrations coming from the 19th and 20th centuries. Although the collection — currently about 600 paintings and sculptures — is still small by the standards of big museums, it is growing at a steady clip. She has been one of those mysterious anonymous buyers at auctions and at galleries who often pay top dollar and has spent many tens of millions of dollars on works like Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington from 1797 ($8.1 million), Asher B. Durand’s “Kindred Spirits” from 1849 ($35 million) and Norman Rockwell’s 1943 “Rosie the Riveter” ($4.9 million).She has also bought more recent works, including a Jasper Johns “Alphabets” painting from 1960-62 (priced at $11 million) and a 1985 Warhol silkscreen of Dolly Parton and a 2009 Chuck Close triptych depicting Bill Clinton (prices unknown). (She is hoping that both Ms. Parton and Mr. Clinton, a friend, will attend the opening.)
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Sanders Cafe
Corbin, KY
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This is the preserved Cafe where Col. Sanders developed the recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken. It is a delightful place.Convenient to Cumberland Gap park if you are in the area.
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