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Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA
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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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Wye Mill
Wye Mills, MD
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A timber frame structure was originally constructed on this site circa 1682, with multiple additions and renovations over the last 325 years.The mill still grinds grain on the first and third Saturday of the month . This are is very interesting,
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The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI
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The Henry Ford, a National Historic Landmark, (also known as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, and more formally as the Edison Institute), in the Metro Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, USA, is the nation's "largest indoor-outdoor history museum" complex. Named for its founder, the noted automobile industrialist Henry Ford, and based on his desire to preserve items of historical significance and portray the Industrial Revolution, the property houses a vast array of famous homes, machinery, exhibits, and Americana. The collection contains many rare exhibits including John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, Thomas Edison's laboratory, the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, and the Rosa Parks bus. Henry Ford Museum began as Henry Ford's personal collection of historic objects, which he began collecting as far back as 1906. Today, the 12 acre (49,000 m²) site is primarily a collection of antique machinery, pop culture items, automobiles, locomotives, aircraft, and other items:The museum features an IMAX Theater, which shows scientific, natural, or historical documentaries; as well as major feature films. A model of the nuclear-powered Ford Nucleon automobile An Oscar Mayer Wienermobile[8] The 1961 Lincoln Continental, SS-100-X, that President John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated[9] The rocking chair from Ford's Theatre in which President Abraham Lincoln was sitting when he was shot George Washington's camp bed. A ten-person safety bicycle made in 1896 A collection of several fine 17th and 18th century violins including a Stradivarius. Thomas Edison's alleged last breath in a sealed tube. Buckminster Fuller's prototype Dymaxion house. The bus on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott Igor Sikorsky's prototype helicopter. Fokker Trimotor airplane that flew the first flight over the North Pole. Bill Elliott's record-breaking race car clocking in at over 212 MPH at Talledega in 1987 The Newcomen type engine from Cobb's Engine House in England. The Automotive Hall of Fame is adjacent to the Henry Ford Museum.
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The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is an encyclopedic fine art museum[2] located in Chicago's Grant Park. The Art Institute has one of the world's most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Its diverse holdings also include significant American art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art and modern and contemporary art.My favorite painting in the world is "On The Terrace" by Renoir and it is on display here.
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Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta, GA
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Opened in 2005; it is located in downtown Atlanta.It is one of the largest in the world.Exhibiting 500+ species such as giant groupers, beluga whales, and whale sharks (which have never been seen outside of Asia).
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA
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One of the world's best art museums.125 years since its founding, the museum has grown far beyond the goals originally set for it and houses over 300,000 works of art. They offer a wealth of changing exhibitions and programs for the public of all ages.
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New Age Mystical World
New York City, NY
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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Ronks, PA
Latest Review
The museum has more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars that chronicle American railroad history. An interactive display allows visitors to "take the throttle" on a simulated run in a real freight locomotive, climb aboard a caboose, inspect a 62-ton locomotive from underneath, view restoration activities via closed-circuit television, enjoy interactive educational programs, and more.
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C. W. Parker Carousel Museum
Leavenworth, KS
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Thursday, Friday Saturday: 11AM - 5PM Sunday: 1 - 5PM closed the month of January Age 12 and older: $6 (includes 1 ride) Under 12: $3 additional rides $1 Charles Wallace Parker of Abilene, Kansas bought a used carousel in 1892. He soon began doing his own repairs and repairs on other carousels. While doing the work, he would replace the manufacturer's name with his own. In a few years, he began the C.W. Parker factory and began building "carry-us-alls" and other amusements rides. Parker company produced approximately 1,000 carousels. The exact number is uncertain because of his "rebranding" of carousels in the early years. Only 16 of Parker's carousels are known to be in operation today - 2 of them at the museum. I love carousels-Hope you do too.
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Ringling John & Mable Museum of Art
Sarasota, FL
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The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the remarkable legacy of circus entrepreneur and collector of art John Ringling and his wife, Mable. The 66-acre estate includes the Museum of Art featuring both permanent collection and temporary exhibition galleries; the winter-residence of John and Mable Ringling, the Venetian-Gothic Cà d’Zan mansion; historic grounds and gardens; the 18th-century Historic Asolo Theater; and the Circus Museums, including the home of the world’s largest miniature circus at the Tibbals Learning Center (Plan several hours on this display alone). The Ringling's railroad car is on display and undergoing restoration.
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Nevada Northern Railway Museum
Ely, NV
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The Nevada Northern Railway Museum is a railroad museum located in Ely, Nevada and operated by a historic foundation dedicate to the preservation of the railroad. Museum activities include restoration and operation of historic railroad equipment, steam-powered excursions throughout the year, winter photo shoots, locomotive rentals, hand car races, lectures, an annual railroad history symposium, changing exhibits, and a variety of special events. "The Nevada Northern Railway Complex is the best-preserved, least altered, and most complete main yard complex remaining from the steam railroad era. It was established in 1905 to support the area's booming copper mining industry. The era of dieselization of the railroad industry during the second half of the 20th century led to alterations and demolitions of railroad yards and shops nationwide. The East Ely yard escaped modernization because of its geographical remoteness and the decline of the mining industry it once served The museum collection includes three steam locomotives, an electric locomotive, and several diesel-electric locomotives, as well as a collection of maintenance equipment and numerous historic freight and passenger rail cars. Usually two of the steam locomotives are in operation in regularly scheduled events throughout the year. Check the web site for details. The museum also maintains an extensive fleet of its original rolling stock, including passenger cars, wood-side box cars, ore cars, and work trains, all dating from the 1910s. It has the oldest operating tank car and the oldest operating coal-fired steam crane on any American railroad.
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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Auburn, IN
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The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum,is a museum located in Auburn, Indiana that is dedicated to preserving cars built by Auburn Automobile, Cord Automobile, and Duesenberg.It is housed in the original factory building
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Greenfield Village
Dearborn, MI
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A delightful place adjacent to the Henry Ford Museum.This is an absolute must if you are visiting Detroit. So much to see and do;the kids will love it.Smartest pig I ever saw was her on the farm.love Edison's workshop. Make sure you allow enough time to see everything.I have been her at least 5 times and still haven't seen everything at the Henry Ford and Green field Village
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Museum of Science & Industry Main
Chicago, IL
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It is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.I have probably been there 10 times in my life starting in about 1950. The coal mine, U505 Nazi submarine, Burlington Zephyr train, Apollo 8 capsule, airplanes, huge model train layout are some of my favorites. This is without a doubt; the number 1 attraction in Chicago.
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National Civil War Naval Museum At Port
Columbus, GA
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Columbus was the home of the Confederate shipyard.This museum has a remarkable collection of items that somehow survived the war.The CSS Jackson which was recovered from the Chattahoochee river, after 100 years, is displayed in a climate controlled area.
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Franklin Institute and Science Museum
Philadelphia, PA
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Opened to the public on January 1, 1934; it has gone far beyond it's original mission of honoring Ben Franklin.The Museum's hands-on approach to science and technology, combined with the Fels Planetarium, make the Institute a popular spot. The Mandell Center, Tuttleman IMAX Theater, and Musser Theater have added greatly to the size and appeal of The Franklin Institute. The new exhibits, exciting Omnimax films, and interactive presentations continue the Institute's long tradition of making science and technology fun. Make sure you take the kids-They will never forget it!I still remember my first visit with my school in about 1954
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The Leonardo
Salt Lake City, UT
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Whitewater Canal Historic Site
Metamora, IN
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The Whitewater Canal, which was built between 1836 and 1847, spanned a distance of seventy-six miles and stretched from Lawrenceburg, Indiana on the Ohio River to Hagerstown, Indiana.The village here is on the edge of the canal. Canal bot rides,restaurants ,gift shops, and locks are here.We visited several times when we live din Covington,KY
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The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
Abilene, KS
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The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, Kansas was started in 1962. It includes a Visitor Center, Dwight D. Eisenhower's boyhood home, the Place of Meditation, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, in a park like setting. Allow about 2 hours if you wish to see it all. The Place of Meditation is a combination chapel and Mamie and Ike Eisenhower's tomb.
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Navy Udt-Seal Museum
Fort Pierce, FL
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The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, also known as the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, is located at 3300 North A1A, North Hutchinson Island, in St. Lucie County, just outside Fort Pierce, Florida. It houses exhibits to inform and educate on the role of Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) and Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) teams.[1] The museum also preserves the history of the SEALs. The museum, which opened in 1985, was recognized as a National Museum by an act of Congress signed into law February 7, 2008. A recent expansion has just been completed> Mementos from Seal Team 6 are scheduled to be installed
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Studebaker National Museum
South Bend, IN
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The Studebaker National Museum’s collection boasts over 120 vehicles, with approximately 70 on display at one time. Most of the vehicles are owned by the City of South Bend and The Studebaker National Museum, with a few being on loan from other museums and private individuals.
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Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West, FL
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Built in 1851; Hemingway's home was the first in Key West with indoor plumbing.Also has the first swimming pool in Key West. Hemingway owned it from 1931 until his death in 1961. He was famous for living with 50 cats at a time. Many of them were 6 toed and the place is still inhabited by descendants of his cats. They are everywhere ; so if you don't like cats, don't go. If you are a Hemingway fan; take the tour because you will see his private spaces and artifacts
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Kentucky Railway Museum Inc
New Haven, KY
Latest Review
Located in one of the oldest railroad stations in the United States.The museum owns four steam and six diesel locomotives, and over a hundred pieces of rolling stock. Four of the pieces are separately on the National Register of Historic Places: the Louisville and Nashville Steam Locomotive No. 152, the Louisville and Nashville Combine Car Number 665, the Mt. Broderick Pullman Lounge-Obs-Sleeping Car, and the Frankfort and Cincinnati Model 55 Rail Car.Train rides leave the museum regularly from the museum to Boston, Kentucky and back, with picturesque views of the Rolling Fork River Valley
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