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Do you have what it takes to solve the 10 miles of path at the world’s largest corn maze?
3 hours ago

Do you have what it takes to solve the 10 miles of path at the world’s largest corn maze?

Is there anything better than a fall afternoon spent lost deep within the bowels of an epic corn maze? I think not. While there are plenty of corn mazes (with …
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Holbrook, AZ: The town whose dinosaurs saved it from extinction
1 day ago

Holbrook, AZ: The town whose dinosaurs saved it from extinction

Holbrook, Arizona is a town that’s managed to defy extinction, in more ways than one. For starters, it’s one of the rare Route 66 towns that’s managed to scrape by, …
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I want to believe: The strange UFO sightings of Great Sand Dunes National Park
5 days ago

I want to believe: The strange UFO sightings of Great Sand Dunes National Park

America’s National Parks are without a doubt the country’s most awe-inspiring and famous landscapes, but these parks aren’t without their secrets and mysteries. Take Great Sand Dunes National Park. It’s …
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What was once America’s most exclusive club is now its most haunted hotel
1 week ago

What was once America’s most exclusive club is now its most haunted hotel

Jekyll Island, Georgia is a place where time stands still. As you wander the grounds of the Historic District, you can immediately sense what it was like back in its …
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These Red River Gorge treehouses are ridiculously whimsical
1 week ago

These Red River Gorge treehouses are ridiculously whimsical

Hundreds of natural sandstone arches, dramatic cliffs, dense forest, rugged rivers, and babbling waterfalls; it goes without saying that the Red River Gorge in Kentucky is a pretty special, and …
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Ask a Curator Day ended in all-out war between two famous museums
2 weeks ago

Ask a Curator Day ended in all-out war between two famous museums

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If you’ve ever heard of #AskACuratorDay, then you know that it’s an adorable social media event that allows the public to ask museum curators all kinds of questions about museum …
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Curses, cons, and Cold War bunkers: Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge
2 weeks ago

Curses, cons, and Cold War bunkers: Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge

Consider the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s one of America’s oldest (and most beautiful) bridges, and thousands of people cross it every day with no thought at all. 125,000 cars, 4,000 pedestrians, …
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Ida Grove is a strange Midwestern town home to a bunch of Medieval castles
2 weeks ago

Ida Grove is a strange Midwestern town home to a bunch of Medieval castles

The town of Ida Grove in Iowa is pretty much your average Midwestern town. Lots of cornfields, a few historic buildings, a great local farmer’s market, the works. But, as you …
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Spend the night in the 19th century at Silver City Ghost Town
2 weeks ago

Spend the night in the 19th century at Silver City Ghost Town

It’s true, ghost towns are pretty amazing vacation destinations. And Silver City Ghost Town is no exception. Located just 70 miles southwest of Boise, Idaho, this abandoned settlement was once …
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The story of Helen, Georgia, a fairytale alpine town hidden in the Appalachians
2 weeks ago

The story of Helen, Georgia, a fairytale alpine town hidden in the Appalachians

Not so long ago, Helen was a struggling logging town, one of many dotted throughout the wooded hills of the Appalachian Mountains. But, rather than let their fate wash over …
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Secrets, scandals and mysteries of the Washington Monument
3 weeks ago

Secrets, scandals and mysteries of the Washington Monument

Hey, did you know that the Washington Monument is actually a Masonic symbol of a male sex organ right out of Baal worship? And that there are 896 steps to …
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Yellowstone’s 1930s used tour bus for sale is the perfect cross country road trip vehicle
4 weeks ago

Yellowstone’s 1930s used tour bus for sale is the perfect cross country road trip vehicle

Yellowstone’s 1930s used tour bus is for sale and it’s possibly the perfect cross country road trip vehicle we’ve seen in 2017.

Let’s face it, few things scream “road trip” …
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Alys Beach: Florida’s effortlessly dreamy, perfectly designed beach town
4 weeks ago

Alys Beach: Florida’s effortlessly dreamy, perfectly designed beach town

When you think of Florida, you probably think of the tropical kitsch of Key West, or maybe even the booze-fueled fun of Spring Break destinations like Daytona or Panama Beach. …
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The history of Picher, Oklahoma, America’s toxic ghost town
1 month ago

The history of Picher, Oklahoma, America’s toxic ghost town

Until recently, all we knew about America’s most toxic ghost town was the history of Picher, Oklahoma. A designated Superfund site built on precarious and mined-out ground, exploring is basically …
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America’s weirdest art installation is the Guggenheim’s working gold toilet
1 month ago

America’s weirdest art installation is the Guggenheim’s working gold toilet

You know how some people jokingly refer to the toilet as “the throne”? Well, the Guggenheim in New York City has a solid gold toilet now on display that, honestly, …
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