Those in the know are aware that the second longest road in the USA is Route 6. It stretches from Massachusetts to California and is also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, in honor of Union Civil War veterans.
The Pennsylvania segment of Route 6 passes through eleven northern PA counties. It covers 403 miles, and offers a scenic and historic experience that drivers will love. Most of the route is two lane, and invites slowing down and exploring. From east to west, here are some highlights not to be missed!
Some of the best historic attractions to visit in the U.S. are actually former residences. There is so much you can learn about an era or a famous historical figure by exploring the way they lived daily life. From modest abodes to expansive mansions, we love old homes! Learn about our favorite historic homes that you can visit and let us know which ones you love!
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!