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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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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
Latest Review
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
Latest Review
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
Latest Review
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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Tennis Hall of Fame
Newport, RI
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Wonderful brunch on weekends
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Drake Well Museum & Park
Titusville, PA
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Come see where the industry that puts a drop of oil in your life every day was born. A steam engine whistle calls you to the replica of Edwin Drake's 1859 engine house, where oil from the famous well flows into a "never filling" barrel. Follow squeaking rod lines to learn how pioneer oil workers used one engine to pump many wells. They invented a whole new industry.
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National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame
Hayward, WI
Latest Review
The "Highlight" is the Shrine to Anglers. 1/2 city block long, story and a 1/2 high Statue of a Musky with it's jaw open. The open jaw hold up to 20 people and provides a great view o Lake Hayward and the City of Hayward. It sits in an 88,000 gallon pool.Museum has over 50,000 lures,rods, & accessories.They also have 300+ mounted fish specimens and a collection of about 1000 outboard motors.
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Pewabic Pottery
Detroit, MI
Latest Review
If you have somebody difficult to buy for: The store at this place will fix the problem
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Funtastik Labs
Katyland, TX
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Ellicott City B & O Railroad Station Museum
Ellicott City, MD
Latest Review
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station is the oldest surviving railroad station in America, and was the original terminus of the first 13 miles of commercial railroad in the country. The site features the Main Depot building, constructed in 1830-31; the freight house, designed by E. Francis Baldwin and built in 1885; a replica of the first horse-drawn passenger rail car, the Pioneer; and a 1927 "I-5" Caboose.
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The Childrens Museum
Indianapolis, IN
Latest Review
This place kept my kid entertained all day long, plus I learned quite a bit along the way.
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Pro Football Hall of Fame
Canton, OH
Latest Review
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of professional football in the United States with an emphasis on the National Football League (NFL). It opened in Canton, Ohio, on September 7, 1963, with 17 charter inductees> I am lucky enough to have been a participant in a catered dinner and guided tour of the museum several years ago.Awesome experience
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Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
Latest Review
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, holds the world’s most significant collection of works by Norman Rockwell, including more than 700 paintings, drawings, studies and 150,000 archival objects The lovely 36-acre grounds also contain Rockwell's last studio (closed Nov-Apr). The museum and grounds remain open year-round.
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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
Latest Review
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
Latest Review
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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