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The best historic destinations in the U.S.

Chaco Culture National Historic Park
2 months ago

Chaco Culture National Historic Park

Located in northwestern New Mexico, you’ll find the ancient Chaco Culture National Historic Park. This park is famous for being one of the most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest. The park consist of some of the most historic ancient ruins north of Mexico and preserves some of the most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas in North America.

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National Monuments of the Midwest
2 months ago

National Monuments of the Midwest

There are 124 National Monuments throughout the United States. When you are traveling in the Midwest, there are some wonderful National Monuments to see. Remember that there are also National Historic Sites, Seashores, Rivers, Trails and more that are awaiting your visit, in the Midwestern states.

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Tips for Visiting the Pearl Harbor Memorial
3 months ago

Tips for Visiting the Pearl Harbor Memorial

Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor is a must-see for anyone who appreciates war memorials, World War II history, or simply looking for a fascinating addition to their Oahu island vacation. The attack on Pearl Harbor has fascinated Americans for decades as being one of the most well-known enemy attacks against the U.S. While December 7th may forever live in infamy, the event has captured the hearts and minds of many with books, big budget studio movies, video games, and more. However, the best way to experience history is in person, and this guide serves to help you on your visit.

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5 Sites You Thought Were Part of NPS
3 months ago

5 Sites You Thought Were Part of NPS

The National Park Service has been celebrating the best in our nation’s historical and natural preservation with sites that are as magnificent as they are educational. However, some historical sites are little narrower in the frame of reference, either celebrating a famed scientist or a work of fiction that many people have loved for decades. Although they are not a part of the NPS, the certainly could be, and are still worth checking out on your next road trip.

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Haunted Halloween Events in Salem, Massachusetts
3 months ago

Haunted Halloween Events in Salem, Massachusetts

More than 250,000 people visit Salem, Massachusetts annually to explore all the city has to offer during Halloween. October is one of the best times to visit Salem, Massachusetts, the “witch town” known for its sinister past and spooky aura.

Read on to learn more about the haunted happenings taking place throughout the entire month of October in Salem, Massachusetts:

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Unexpected Cities to Take a Ghost Tour
3 months ago

Unexpected Cities to Take a Ghost Tour

Raise your hand if you love a ghost tour!

That’s right, we thought there would be a few of you. The fact of the matter is, ghost tours are not only incredibly fun (in a really scary way), but they are also great ways to learn about a city.

Oftentimes, when you’re on a ghost tour, you’re being taken to all sorts of little nooks and crannies around a city that you didn’t even know existed in the first place. It’s really having the opportunity to look at a city in a truly different way.

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5 Favorite National Historic Landmarks in the Midwest
4 months ago

5 Favorite National Historic Landmarks in the Midwest

The Midwest has a huge collection of oddities, nationally recognized landmarks, and other unique offerings you just can’t find anywhere else. Sometimes it feels like you can’t turn around without seeing something of significance in Middle America.

While everyone knows about the St. Louis Gateway Arch or Mount Rushmore, there are so many other unique historic landmarks that you can visit. Here are five historic landmarks you may not have known about that you can visit on your next Midwestern road trip.

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September 11 Memorials
4 months ago

September 11 Memorials

“Never forget.” These are the words you’ll hear as Americans share their memories and grief for the attacks we experienced on September 11, 2001. Throughout the years, over 700 memorials and tributes have been created across the U.S. Whether you grieve in private or want to gain support from others, here are just a few of the many 9/11 living memorials you can visit and pay your respects to. While they are incredibly relevant to remember in September, we urge you to make time to visit these any time of year.

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Native American Art Museums
7 months ago

Native American Art Museums

Native American art museums unite creative expression with historic detail about our country’s original residents. While these institutions are fewer and further between than traditional art galleries, the opportunity to learn about various tribes and their heritage is invaluable. We’ve rounded up a handful of them that are well worth the trip! Read More

Top 10 National Landmarks Along the East Coast
7 months ago

Top 10 National Landmarks Along the East Coast

As most people know, the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, which has shined the spotlight especially brightly on the best known parks in our country. Yet, while Yellowstone, Acadia, the Great Smoky Mountains and a handful of other perennially popular parks get the most attention, what isn’t widely known is that the National Park Service actually manages over 400 national parks, national monuments and historic sites. I’ve had the great fortune to visit many of them in my travels, which led me to compile the following list of recommendations.

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