Maryland’s Fort McHenry is rich in history, with a major claim to fame. The Star-Spangled Banner was actually inspired by the fort. During the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 (part of the War of 1812), our troops valiantly defended it, and Francis Scott Key penned the ode to this great country that we still sing so proudly today. Beyond its musical connection, there’s a lot to love — and learn about — at this prominent landmark, which was named for Secretary of War James McHenry. You certainly don’t need to be a history buff to appreciate everything that the fort has to offer.
There is a lot more to American architecture than glass skyscrapers dotting the city skylines. Don’t recall seeing any? Well, that’s because you don’t know where to look!
All across the country we’ve got a few amazing castles that you don’t need to travel to places around the world to see.
American castles? You bet there are.
If you’ve never been to the Hawkeye State, you may not be aware of the wide variety of things to see and do. From museums and entertainment to outdoor pursuits and historic landmarks, you’re in for a midwestern adventure to remember.
What could otherwise be a boring highway that runs from one side of the country to the other has thankfully been turned in a weird wonderland for those traveling the distance. While the stretch of I-90 features attractions everyone knows and loves: Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park, and Black Hills National Forest, it’s also home to many less conventional roadside stops.
Roswell, New Mexico, is the fifth-largest city in New Mexico. An otherwise unassuming city, originally home to farmers and ranchers and industrial workers, Roswell came to be part of the country’s general consciousness when, in 1947, an air force surveillance balloon crashed at a ranch and prompted witnesses to believe an UFO had touched down and was subsequently covered up. An event now known as the Roswell Incident. Whether or not you believe this long-held conspiracy theory, Roswell is definitely worth a visit (but especially if you have a thing for aliens).
Have you been itching for a road trip? Widows down, music up, fun roadside attractions…sounds great, doesn’t it?
Well, you’re in luck because one of the best states to enjoy a variety of attractions on road trips is Oklahoma. If you start your journey in and around Oklahoma City, you’ll be at the center of it all, as three major interstate highways, I-40, I-44, and I-35 all run right through it, giving you plenty of options.
February 14th is not just for romancing – it’s also the birthday of the state of Arizona! Just imagine a statewide birthday celebration. Where would you go and what would you do? Like any birthday party, you need all the right elements: cake, ice cream, presents, guests, games, and more. Here they are!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and although some may be spending the weekend with their significant other, others might enjoy spending quality time with their best girlfriends. There’s …
If your travels lead you to the Volunteer State, be sure to set aside some time to explore beautiful Chattanooga. Set along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the city features sweeping views and myriad family-friendly attractions.
Did you know the name “Chattanooga” comes from the Creek Indian word for “rock coming to a point”? As you plan your trip to this scenic city, we invite you to make it a point to visit DTN’s favorite Chattanooga attractions.
You may know it as the home of the Kentucky Derby, but there’s so much more to Louisville, Kentucky than fascinators and mint juleps. This southern locale oozes charm, character, and classic hospitality. Even if you only have a day or two to spare, it pays to take your time getting to know all that it has to offer.