Entries for August, 2011

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5 Top Chicago Museums for Families

5 Top Chicago Museums for Families

August 22, 2011 No Comments Home to the world’s first skyscraper, the infamous Al Capone, and a thriving theater community, Chicago, Illinois is a popular destination with attractions for all ages, including the following 5 museums (listed alphabetically). Come see why these museums have proved to be a favorite among many, and explore their treasures for yourself. Adler Planetarium A National Historic ...

 

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Sedona Trolley, Arizona: The Heart of Red Rock Country

Sedona Trolley, Arizona: The Heart of Red Rock Country

August 21, 2011 No Comments Sedona, Arizona is well-known for its stunning red sandstone, plethora of spas and New Age centers, and thriving arts community. As a booming tourist town, Sedona can be slightly overwhelming for first-time visitors. Dad and I love guided tours, so we signed up for the Sedona Trolley. About Sedona Trolley Sedona Trolley got its start ...

 

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Jerome, Arizona: Ghost Tour of a Ghost Town

Jerome, Arizona: Ghost Tour of a Ghost Town

August 19, 2011 No Comments Jerome, Arizona is a largely preserved historic mining town turned hippie enclave. In the heart of the Verde Valley, an easy drive from both Prescott and Sedona, Jerome is particularly notable for its location on the side of a mountain. The 30 degree incline has earned Jerome the moniker “America’s Most Vertical City.” With a ...

 

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5 Top Family Museums in New York

5 Top Family Museums in New York

August 18, 2011 No Comments A Popular destination choice for many foreign and domestic visitors, New York offers an exciting array of museums and attractions for people of all ages. Listed alphabetically, the following five museums are among the best in New York, where families can explore everything from fossils to fine art, and come away with a greater appreciation ...

 

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The Spirit Lives On: Blazin’ M Ranch, Cottonwood, AZ

The Spirit Lives On: Blazin’ M Ranch, Cottonwood, AZ

August 17, 2011 No Comments Dad had one basic request for this cross-country adventure. He wanted to experience a real, honest-to-goodness, cowboy-style chuckwagon supper. I’m sure he thought he meant out under the stars, after a good hard ride on horseback. And maybe we’ll still do it before this trip is over. But in the meantime, we discovered something just ...

 

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Arizona’s Verde Valley: Clarkdale, Cottonwood and Tuzigoot

Arizona’s Verde Valley: Clarkdale, Cottonwood and Tuzigoot

August 16, 2011 No Comments Arizona’s Verde Valley region was settled in the late 1800s and early 1900s to support copper mining in the local mountains. By the 1940s, however, the copper boom was over and the region was nearly deserted. Today the area is an interesting mix of retirees and artists, many of whom settled in the region during ...

 

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Verde Canyon Railroad: Arizona’s Other Grand Canyon

Verde Canyon Railroad: Arizona’s Other Grand Canyon

August 15, 2011 1 Comment Central Arizona’s Verde Valley is a hidden treasure. With the Verde River as a natural water source, the region was settled in the late 19th and early 20th century when rich veins of copper were found in the local mountains. Although today the Verde Valley is best known for the resort town of Sedona, Clarksdale’s ...

 

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Top 10 Best Indoor Waterpark Resorts in the USA

Top 10 Best Indoor Waterpark Resorts in the USA

August 14, 2011 3 Comments What’s better than taking your family to a hotel resort or spending a day at a waterpark? Both! Resorts with waterparks included let families have their cake and eat it too. And those with indoor waterparks offer year-round weather-proof fun. Listed alphabetically, the following 10 indoor waterpark resorts offer recreation that is built into the hotel, ...

 

Charleston, South Carolina: Genteel Family Fun

Charleston, South Carolina: Genteel Family Fun

August 12, 2011 No Comments Charleston, South Carolina is a genteel city. Polite. Adults hold the door for you and your children’s strollers, and hotel employees pat your child on the head. If you like history, historic recreations of river boat steamers, horse drawn carriage rides, a beautiful water front city, a lovely nearby beach, and plenty of courtesy, then ...

 

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Law and Order? Tombstone Courthouse, Arizona

Law and Order? Tombstone Courthouse, Arizona

August 11, 2011 No Comments Tombstone, Arizona, is inextricably linked to the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. More than perhaps any other gun battle, that one is seen as representative of the lawless Western frontier. It elevated Marshal Wyatt Earp to mythic hero status in legend and lore, despite the fact that at the time, most of the townspeople sympathized ...

 

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