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JimJamBonds
01-12-2011, 04:20 PM
I'm planning on getting out of dodge for a few days/week this summer and I'm looking for places to go and things to do. It'll be me and a buddy for sure, possibly a few other people as well. We are open to most anything. Ideas tossed around are camping/hiking in Colorado/Montana/that general area. Going to Boston or even swinging down through St. Louis and crusing through Memphis, Nashville, the Great Smokies etc.

What I'm wondering is are what are some cool things that you people can recommend checking out? It doesn't have to be in the areas that I suggested, although due to where we live (Green Bay, Wi) the west and SE Coasts are out. As an example of "stuff to check out" each summer Milwaukee has "Summerfest" which bills itself as the worlds largest outdoor music festival.

Thanks

JEDIpartner
01-12-2011, 06:36 PM
Well, the northern coast of Australia wouldn't be an ideal place right now.

JimJamBonds
01-12-2011, 06:40 PM
Well, the northern coast of Australia wouldn't be an ideal place right now.
Yeah its a touch on the humid side.

TeeEye7
01-13-2011, 03:04 AM
Don your Kevlar and check out the WWII museum in New Orleans.

Qui-Long Gone
01-13-2011, 10:27 AM
The Smokey Mountains are GREAT. The people of Tenn. and N.Carolina are terrific people. The Cherokee people are still awesome despite how we screwed them over. Everything is worth seeing in that part of the country.

St. Louis is also great (go Cardinals!). The muddy Mississippi has alot of great history. My kids love the zoo, so I can't speak to 'adult attractions.'

See Graceland if you make it to Memphis. I want to take my daughter to the National Civil Rights Museum.

Anything in the East Coast is worth seeing, especially if you dig history.

Haven't yet been to the Rockies, but Santa Fe, NM is amazing.

If you want rugged adventure that is 'closer to home,' I think the Boundary Waters between Minnesota and Canada are not far from Green Bay? Great for hiking, portage, camping, fishing, etc. Traverse City in northern Michigan is amazing. Chicago is always great in the summer (but miserable in August), plus the food is amazing (da Bears). I think in the summer the Kalamazoo/Holland, Michigan area has a bunch of festivals worth checking out too.


**I'm planning a trip to the Bahamas, anyone been there? Any advice?

JimJamBonds
01-13-2011, 03:04 PM
Don your Kevlar and check our the WWII museum in New Orleans.
I do want to check out that museum but that idea was shot down.

St. Louis is also great (go Cardinals!). The muddy Mississippi has alot of great history. My kids love the zoo, so I can't speak to 'adult attractions.'
I was in St. Louis about 7 years ago for a wedding, I was only there a day or so but it was pretty cool. The museum of the west was awesome
See Graceland if you make it to Memphis. I want to take my daughter to the National Civil Rights Museum.That is on the to do list if we go that way, my buddy is a huge Elvis fan so we'd pretty much 'have to' go there (which I'm cool with).

If you want rugged adventure that is 'closer to home,' I think the Boundary Waters between Minnesota and Canada are not far from Green Bay? Great for hiking, portage, camping, fishing, etc.We talked about going to the BWCA last summer but my getting laid off put an end to that, my friend ended up going out to Yellowstone with his girlfriend and a few others. For whatever reason we haven't talked about going there this year.

Traverse City in northern Michigan is amazing. Chicago is always great in the summer (but miserable in August), plus the food is amazing (da Bears). I think in the summer the Kalamazoo/Holland, Michigan area has a bunch of festivals worth checking out too. Funny, when I read that I thought 'Traverse City isn't in the UP (Upper Penninsula), as Cappy would say its in the 'mudder mitten.' But you're correct QLG its in the northern section of the LP. :p I've been to Mackinac a few times and that is pretty cool (lots of awesome history stuff) but its real 'touristy.'

Bel-Cam Jos
01-13-2011, 08:23 PM
I'm planning on getting out of dodge for a few days/week this summer and I'm looking for places to go and things to do. It'll be me and a buddy for sure, possibly a few other people as well. We are open to most anything. Ideas tossed around are camping/hiking in Colorado/Montana/that general area. Going to Boston or even swinging down through St. Louis and crusing through Memphis, Nashville, the Great Smokies etc.

What I'm wondering is are what are some cool things that you people can recommend checking out? It doesn't have to be in the areas that I suggested, although due to where we live (Green Bay, Wi) the west and SE Coasts are out. As an example of "stuff to check out" each summer Milwaukee has "Summerfest" which bills itself as the worlds largest outdoor music festival.

ThanksWell, check out my post in the "What have YOU Done?" thread for a choice of 300+ locales I've been to over the past 30+ years. ;)

In a general sense, try some National Park(s); they're awesome in each's own way, with history, geographical beauty, design, etc.

JimJamBonds
01-14-2011, 06:29 AM
Well, check out my post in the "What have YOU Done?" thread for a choice of 300+ locales I've been to over the past 30+ years. ;)I did, remember I said that you "get around alot." :D Jokes aside that list is a bit overwhelming...want to break up those visits by state to make the list a bit more manageable.:p

In a general sense, try some National Park(s); they're awesome in each's own way, with history, geographical beauty, design, etc.I like that, well said.

Mister Roboto
01-14-2011, 03:44 PM
Stay clear of Jellystone Park. The bears there try snatching your picnic basket.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-14-2011, 09:28 PM
I did, remember I said that you "get around alot." :D Jokes aside that list is a bit overwhelming...want to break up those visits by state to make the list a bit more manageable.:p I like that, well said.Did you just ask me to re-list my list? Hmm... never thought of that before. Here goes then...

BEL-CAM'S BEST PLACES TO CONSIDER FOR A VACATION, BASED ON STATES HE'S VISITED:

ALABAMA
- Selma
- Ave Maria Grotto
- Ivy Green
ARIZONA
- Canyon de Chelle
- Grand Canyon
ARKANSAS
- Hot Springs
CALIFORNIA
- Joshua Tree National Monument
- Hearst Castle
- Death Valley National Park
- San Diego
- LACMA
FLORIDA
- Kennedy Space Center
- St. Augustine
KENTUCKY
- Original Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant
LOUISIANA
- New Iberia
- State Capitol
- French Quarter
MICHIGAN
- Bonner's Christmas
NEVADA
- Hoover Dam
NEW MEXICO
- Albuquerque Museum
- Atacama Pueblo
- Bandolier National Park
- White Sands National Monument
NORTH CAROLINA
- Kill Devil Hills
OHIO
- Columbus (Conservatory, OSU)
PENNSYLVANIA
- Pittsburgh (Fort Pitt Tunnel, Point St. Park)
TENNESSEE
- Great Smokey Mtns. Park
TEXAS
- Natural Bridge Canyons
- San Antonio
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Will those work?

JimJamBonds
01-14-2011, 10:22 PM
Did you just ask me to re-list my list?Not exactly, just to reorder them. :D
Will those work?Thanks sir!

Bel-Cam Jos
04-03-2013, 11:52 PM
Ba-bump! :shovel:

More places've been visited since then!

1. Acadian Village, LA
- Mississippi Valley Museum
2. Agora Hills, CA
- Paramount Ranch
3. Agua Dolce, CA
- Vasquez Rocks County Park
4. Alamogordo, NM
- Oliver Lee Memorial Campground
5. Albuquerque, NM
- Acoma Pueblo
- Albuquerque Museum
- University of New Mexico
6. Alexandria, LA
7. Alpine Meadows, CA
8. Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
9. Anaheim, CA
- Anaheim Convention Center
- Angels Stadium/International Field of Anaheim
- Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
- Disneyland
- Disney’s California Adventure
- Downtown Disney
10. Anchorage, AK
- Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
11. Apple Valley, CA
12. Arcadia, CA
- Los Angeles Arboretum
13. Arkadelphia, AR
14. Assisi, Italy
- Basilica de San Francesco
15. Aurora, OH
- Sea World
16. Austin, TX
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
- Botanical Gardens
- Driskill Hotel
- Governor’s Mansion
- Mount Bonnell
- Natural Bridge Caverns
- Texas State Capitol
- Texas State Cemetery
- Umlauf Sculpture Garden
- University of Texas
- Zilker Park
17. Austintown, OH
18. Avery Island, LA
- Tabasco Pepper Sauce Factory
19. Avignon, France
- Palace of the Popes
20. Azusa, CA
- Azusa Pacific University
21. Baker, CA
22. Balboa Island, CA
23. Balmorea, TX
- Balmorea State Park
24. Bandolier National Monument, NM
25. Baton Rouge, LA
- Louisiana State Capitol
- Louisiana State University
- Old State Capitol
26. Bardstown, KY
- My Old Kentucky Home State Park
27. Barstow, CA
- Calico Ghost Town
28. Benson, AZ
- Kartchner Caverns State Park
-
29. Bentonville, AR
- Wal-Mart Visitor’s Center
30. Berryville, AR
31. Big Bear, CA
32. Birmingham, AL
- Cherokee Beach Kamper Kampground
- De Soto Caverns
33. Bisbee, AZ
34. Biloxi, MS
- Beauvoir Jefferson Davis Home
35. Blythe, CA
36. Boardman, OH
- Forest Lawn Cemetery
37. Boerne, TX
38. Bolivar, TN
39. Borrego Springs, CA
- Anza-Borego State Park
40. Boulder City, NV
- Hoover Dam
41. Bradenton, FL
- De Soto National Monument
42. Brice Crossroads National Battlefield Site, MS
43. Brunswick, GA
44. Buena Park, CA
- Knott’s Berry Farm
- Medieval Times
- Movieland Wax Museum
45. Bushell, FL
- Dade Battlefield State Memorial Site
46. Cabazon, CA
47. Caddo Valley, AR
48. Calabasas, CA
49. Cambria, CA
- Nit Wit Ridge House
50. Camp Verde, AZ
51. Cancun, Mexico
- Bananas Beach Club
- Cancun Airport
- Chichen Itza
- Hard Rock Cafe
52. Canton, MI
53. Canton, OH
- Professional Football Hall of Fame
54. Cantwell, AK
55. Canyon de Chelly, AZ
- Cottonwood Campground
56. Carlsbad, CA
- Legoland
57. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
58. Carmel-By-the Sea, CA
59. Carson City, NV
- Nevada State Capitol
60. Casa Grande, AZ
- Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
61. Cascade Caverns, TX
62. Caverns of Sonora, TX
63. Charleston, SC
- Fort Sumter National Monument
- Oak Plantation Campground
64. Chattanooga, TN
65. Cherry Valley, CA
66. Chester, WV
67. Chicago, IL
- O’Hare International Airport
68. Chino, CA
69. Choke Canyon State Park, TX
70. Claremont, CA
- Bridges Auditorium
- Cahuilla Park
- Candlelight Pavilion
- Claremont McKenna College
- Harvey Mudd College
- Pomona College
- Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
- Scripps College
71. Clearwater, FL
72. Cleveland, OH
- Cleveland Municipal/Browns Stadium
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- Flats, The
- Hopkins International Airport
- Jacob’s Field
- Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
73. Clinton, AR
74. Cochise, CA
75. Cochise Stronghold, AZ
76. Cologne, Germany
- High Gothic Cathedral
77. Colossal Cave, AZ
78. Columbia, TN
- Mule Day
79. Columbiana, OH
- Firestone Park
80. Columbus, MS
- Mississippi State University
81. Columbus, OH
- Battelle Riverfront park
- Columbus Museum of Art
- Franklin Park Conservatory
- German Village
- McFerson Commons
- Ohio Historical Center
- Ohio Statehouse
- Ohio State University, The
- Port Columbus International Airport
- Short North Arts District
- Topiary Garden
82. Concord, TN
83. Conneaut, PA
- Fairyland Forest
84. Corbin, KY
- Original Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant
85. Corona, CA
- Tom’s Farms
86. Corona del Mar, CA
87. Corpus Christi, TX
- Nueces County Park
- Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi
88. Cosmic Cavern, AR
89. Costa Mesa, CA
- Orange County Performing Arts Center
90. Crater of Diamonds State Park, AR
91. Cullman, AL
92. Dallas, TX
- C.R. Smith Museum
- Dallas International Airport
- Williams Square
93. Dana Point, CA
94. Death Valley, CA
- Ashford Mill Ruins
- Badlands Basin
- Dante’s View
- Devil’s Cornfield
- Devil’s Golf Course
- Golden Canyon
- Harmony Borax Works Ruins
- Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
- Natural Bridge
- Scotty’s Castle
- Zabriske Point
95. Del Mar, CA
- Del Mar Racetrack
96. Denali National Park, AK
- Alaska Veterans Memorial
- McKinley Explorer train
97. Denver, CO
- Denver International Airport
98. Detroit, MI
- Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
99. Devil’s Millhopper State Geographic Site, FL
100. Devore, CA
- Glen Helen Regional Park
101. Dickinson, TX
102. Dragoon, AZ
- Amerind Museum
103. Eddyville, KY
104. El Cajon, CA
105. El Paso, TX
106. Elgin, AZ
107. Ensenada, Mexico
- La Bufadora
108. Espanola, NM
109. Eureka Springs, AR
- Eureka Springs Historic Museum
- Great Passion Play
- Onyx Cave and Button and Doll Museum
- Pivot Rock and Natural Bridge
- Rosalie House
110. Fairbanks, AK
- Fairbanks International Airport
- Gold Dredge 8/Discovery III Riverboat
- Pioneer Park
111. Farragut, TN
- Concord Campground
112. Fayetteville, AR
- University of Arkansas
113. Fayetteville, TN
114. Flagstaff, AZ
115. Flint, MI
116. Florence, AL
- Veterans’ Memorial Park
117. Florence, Italy
- Academia
- Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
- Piazzo del Signoria
- Santa Croce Church
118. Florida Caverns State Park, FL
119. Fonainebleau Palace, France
120. Fontana, CA
- California Speedway
- Heritage Park
121. Fort Morgan, AL
122. Fort Smith, AR
123. Fort Stockton, TX
124. Fort Worth, TX
- Fort Worth Zoo
- Terrant County Junior College
125. Four Corners National Monument, AZ/CO/NM/UT
126. Frankenmuth, MI
- Bonner’s Christmas Decorations
127. Furnace Creek, CA
- Borax Museum
- Furnace Creek Inn
- Furnace Creek Ranch
- Furnace Creek Visitor Center
128. Gainesville, FL
- University of Florida
129. Galveston, TX
- Bishop’s Palace
- Galveston Island State Park
- Moody Mansion
- Texas Heroes Monument
130. Garden Grove, CA
- Crystal Cathedral
131. Gatlinburg, TN
- Cades Cove
- Great Smokey Mountains National Park
- Wa-Floy Mountain Village
132. Genoa, OH
133. Gila Bend, AZ
134. Girard, OH
135. Glacier Bay National Park, AK
- Grand Pacific Glacier
- Margerie Glacier
136. Glendale, AZ
- University of Phoenix Stadium
137. Glendale, CA
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park
138. Glendora, CA
- Citrus College
139. Goodyear, AZ
140. Gordon, TX
141. Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
- Bright Angel Campground
- Desert Watchtower
- El Tovar Hotel
- Gardens Campground
142. Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
- Pine Springs Campground
143. Gulf Shores, AL
144. Hacienda Heights, CA
- His Lai Buddhist Temple
145. Haines, AK
- Fort William H. Seward
- Tlingit Park and Look Out Park
146. Harrison, TN
- Harrsion Bay State Park
147. Hartville, OH
148. Healy, AK
149. Heidelburg, Germany
150. Henry Horton State Park, TN
151. Hesperia, CA
152. Hobe Sound, FL
- Jonathan Dickinson State Park
153. Hollbrook, AZ
154. Hollywood, CA
- Grauman’s Chinese Theater
- Hollywood Bowl
- Kodak Theater
- Pantages Theater
155. Honolulu, HI
- Byoda-in Temple
- Honolulu Airport
- Iolani Palace
- Pearl Harbor Memorial
- Polynesian Cultural Center
156. Hope, AR
157. Hot Springs, AR
- Hot Springs National Park
- Mount Ida
158. Houston, TX
159. Hubbard, OH
- Harding Park
- Hubbard Cemetery
160. Huntsville, AL
- University of Alabama, Huntsville
161. Imperial Beach, CA
162. Independence, CA
- Manzanar National Historic Site
163. Inglewood, CA
- Great Western Forum
- Randy’s Donuts
164. Jacksonville, NC
165. Jefferson City, TN
- May Springs Campground
166. Joshua Tree National Monument, CA
167. Junction, TX
- South Llano River State Park
168. Junction City, AR
169. Julian, CA
- Cuyamaca Rancho State park
170. Juneau, AK
- Alaska State Capitol Building
- Alaska State Museum
- Douglas Island
- Mendenhall Glacier
171. Jupiter, FL
172. Kempner, TX
173. Ketchikan, AK
- Saxman Village
174. Kill Devil Hills, NC
- Wright Brothers National Memorial
175. Knoxville, TX
- Bagwell Communications Center
- Sunsphere
- University of Tennessee
176. Koko Head, HI
- Blowhole
177. Lafayette, LA
178. Lake Arrowhead, CA
- Lake Arrowhead Village
179. Las Cruces, NM
- New Mexico State University
180. Lake Elsinore, CA
- Diamond, The
181. Lake Tahoe, NV
182. Las Vegas, NV
- Liberace Museum
- McCarran International Airport
183. La Verne, CA
- University of La Verne
184. Lawrenceburg, TN
- David Crockett State Park
185. Liberty, OH
- Liberty Park
186. Lisbon, OH
187. Little Rock, AR
- Arkansas State Capitol
188. Lompoc, CA
- La Purisma Mission State Historic Park
189. London, England
- British Museum
- Buckingham Palace
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Heathrow Airport
- Hyde Park
- Madam Tussaud’s Max Museum
- Picadilly Square
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Tower Bridge
- Tower of London
- Westminster Abbey
190. Long Beach, CA
- Queen Mary and Spruce Goose
191. Lookout Mountain, GA
- Lookout Mountain and Point Park
- Rock City Gardens
192. Lorelei Rock, Germany
193. Los Angeles, CA
- Armand Hammer Museum
- Bunker Hill Steps
- California African American Museum
- California Sciencenter museum
- California State University. Los Angeles
- Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
- Dodger Stadium
- Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
- El Pueblo de Los Angeles
- Exposition Park
- Farmers Market
- Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing
- George C. Page Museum
- Greek Theatre
- Griffith Observatory
- Griffith Park
- Hard Rock Cafe
- J. Paul Getty Museum
- La Brea Tar Pits
- Los Angeles Children’s Museum
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Los Angeles International Airport
- Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
- Mark Taper Forum
- Mormon Temple
- Museum of the American West
- Museum of Tolerance
- Orpheum Theater
- St. Sophia Cathedral
- Staples Center
- University of Southern California
- Walt Disney Concert Hall
- Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park
194. Los Alamitos, CA
- Los Alamitos Racetrack
195. Los Osos, CA
- Baywood Park
196. Lucerne, Switzerland
- Chapel Bridge
- Lake Lucerne
- Mount Stanserhorn
197. Lynchburg, TN
- Jack Daniel’s Distillery
198. Malibu, CA
- - Getty Villa
199. Manteo, NC
- Cypress Cove Campground
200. Marianna, FL
201. Memphis, TN
- Confederate Park
- Lowenstein-Long Castle Hostel
- Memphis College of Art and Overton Park
- Memphis State University
- National Civil Rights Museum
202. Mercer, PA
203. Meredith Vineyards, VA
204. Meridian, MS
205. Mexico Beach, FL
206. Minden, LA
207. Mobile, AL
- Chickasobue Park
- Fort Conde
- USS Alabama Memorial Park
208. Modesto, CA
209. Monte Carlo, Monaco
210. Monterey, CA
- Cannery Row
- Seventeen-Mile Drive
211. Montezuma Castle, AZ
212. Montgomery, AL
- Alabama State Capitol
- State Archives and History Museum
- First White House of the Confederacy
213. Morro Bay, CA
214. Moundville, AL
- Mound State Monument
215. Mountain Home, AR
216. Mt. Baldy, CA
217. Murfreesboro, TN
- Livestock Pavilion
- Middle Tennessee State University
218. Mustang Island, TX
219. Nags Head, NC
- Bodie Island Lighthouse
220. Nashville, TN
- Fort Nashborough
- Hermitage, The
- Opryland Hotel
221. Natchez Trace Parkway, TN
- Meriwether Lewis Monument
222. Natural Bridge, AL
223. Navarre, FL
224. Nevada City, CA
225. Newark, OH
- Newark Earthworks State Memorial
226. Newbury, OH
- Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park
227. New Iberia, LA
- Belmont Campground
- Live Oak Gardens
228. New Orleans, LA
- Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial
- French Quarter
- Garden District
- Greenwood Cemetery
- Jackson Square
- Loyola University of the South
- New Orleans Museum of Art and City Park
- St. Louis Cathedral
- Tulane University
- University of New Orleans
229. Newport Beach, CA
230. New York, NY
231. Niagra Falls, Canada
232. Nice, France
233. Niland, CA
- Salvation Mountain
234. Niles, OH
- William McKinley Birthplace Memorial
235. Nueces County Park, TX
236. Oak Glen, CA
- Oak Glen Campground
237. Oakland, CA
- Oakland International Airport
238. Ocala, FL
239. Odessa, TX
240. Ontario, CA
- Citizens Business Bank Arena
- Gardiner Warner Spring Auditorium
- Graber Olive House
- Guasti Regional Park
- Museum of History and Art
- Ontario Convention Center
- Ontario International Airport
- Ontario Motor Speedway
241. Orlando, FL
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disneyworld (Magic Kingdom)
- Downtown Disney
- EPCOT
- Orlando International Airport
242. Oro Valley, AZ
243. Oxford, MS
- University of Mississippi
244. Ozona, TX
- David Crockett Monument
245. Pala, CA
- Mission San Antonio de Pala
246. Palace of Versailles, France
247. Palm Desert, CA
- College of the Desert
- Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
248. Palm Springs, CA
- Palm Canyon
- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
- Palm Springs Desert Museum
249. Palomar Mountain, CA
- Palomar Observatory
250. Panama City, FL
251. Paris, France
- Eiffel Tower
- Louvre
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Sacre Couer Cathedral
252. Pasadena, CA
- Norton Simon Museum
- Pasadena Civic Auditorium
- Rose Bowl
- Victory Park
253. Pearblossom, CA
- Devil’s Punchbowl National Monument
- St. Andrew’s Priory
254. Pencil Bluff, AR
- Big Brushy Park
255. Pensacola, FL
- Fort Barrancas and National Museum of Naval Aviation
256. Perris, CA
- Lake Perris Fairgrounds
- Orange Empire Rail Museum
257. Perry, FL
258. Phoenix, AZ
- America West Arena
- Arizona Mining and Minerals Museum
- Arizona State Capitol
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
259. Pigeon Forge, TN
260. Pisa, Italy
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
261. Pittsburgh, PA
- Carnegie University
- Civic Arena
- Duquesne Overlook/Incline
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Heinz Field
- Pittsburgh International Airport
- PNC Park
- Point State Park
- Station Square
- Three Rivers Stadium
- University of Pittsburgh
262. Plymouth, MI
263. Point Lobos State Reserve, CA
264. Poland, OH
265. Pomona, CA
- California Polytechnic University, Pomona
- Los Angeles County Fairgrounds
266. Raleigh, NC
267. Rancho Cucamonga, CA
- Chaffey College
- Chaffey Community Art Association Museum of Art
- Epicenter Adult Sports Complex
- Heritage Park
- John Rains House
- Lewis Family Playhouse
- Red Hill Park
- Thomas Winery
- Wignall Museum and Gallery
268. Rancho Mirage, CA
269. Redlands, CA
- Fisherman’s Retreat
- Lincoln Memorial Shrine
- Redlands Bowl
- San Bernardino County Museum
- University of Redlands
270. Reno, NV
- Aces Ballpark
- Moana Stadium
- Montreux Golf and Country Club
- Reno/Tahoe International Airport
- University of Reno, Nevada
271. Riverside, CA
- Benedict Castle
- Historic Fox Theater
- Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center
- Mission Inn
- University of California, Riverside
272. Rogers, AR
273. Rome, Italy
- Campidoglio/Spanish Steps
- Catacombs
- Circus Maximus
- Coliseum
- Forum
- Leonardo DaVinci Airport
- Palatine Hill
- Pantheon
- Trevi Fountain
- Victor Emmanuel III Monument
274. Roswell, NM
- Bottomless Lakes State Park
- New Mexico Military Institution
- Roswell Museum and Art Center
275. Ruby Falls Caverns, GA
276. Russell Cave National Monument, AL
277. Sacramento, CA
- California State Capitol
- Governor’s Mansion
- Old Sacramento
278. St. Augustine, FL
- Bridge of Lions
- Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
- Cathedral of St. Augustine
- Fountain of Youth Archeological Park
- Lighthouse Museum
279. St. Louis, MO
- Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
280. St. Petersburg, FL
- Al Lang Stadium
- Pinellas Park
- Salvador Dali Museum
281. Salem, OH
282. Salinas, CA
- National Steinbeck Center
- Steinbeck House
283. Salton Sea, CA
284. San Antonio, TX
- Alamo
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Hemisfair Park
- Menger Hotel
- Natural Bridge Caverns
- Paseo del Rio/Riverwalk
- San Antonio International Airport
- University of Texas, San Antonio
285. San Bernardino, CA
- California State University, San Bernardino
- California Welcome Center
- Camp Hunt
- Historic Santa Fe Train Depot
- Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum
- Wigwam Motel
286. San Diego, CA
- Balboa Park
- Bazaar del Mundo
- Cabrillo National Monument
- Gaslamp District
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium
- Old Town San Diego
- San Diego Convention Center
- San Diego Natural History Museum
- San Diego Zoo
- Seaport Village
287. San Dimas, CA
288. Sandusky, OH
- Cedar Point
289. San Francisco, CA
- Coit Memorial Tower
- Fisherman’s Wharf
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area
- San Francisco International Airport
- Yerba Buena Center of the Arts
290. San Gabriel, CA
- Mission San Gabriel Arcangel
291. San Jose, CA
- Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
- San Jose State University
292. San Juan Capistrano, CA
- Mission San Juan Capistrano
293. San Luis Obispo, CA
- Apple Farm
294. San Marino, CA
- Huntington Library
295. San Miguel, CA
- Mission San Miguel Arcangel
296. San Pedro, CA
297. San Simeon, CA
- Hearst Castle
- San Simeon State Park
298. Santa Barbara, CA
- Mission Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Courthouse
- Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Sea Center
299. Santa Catalina Island, CA
- Emerald Bay Camp
300. Santa Fe, NM
- New Mexico State Capitol
301. Santa Monica, CA
- Santa Monica Pier
- 3rd Street Promenade
302. Santa Ysabel, CA
- Mission Santa Ysabel
303. Sarasota, FL
304. Seal Beach, CA
305. Seattle, WA
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
306. Selma, AL
- Old Cahawba
307. Selmer, TN
308. Seward, AK
309. Shelbyville, TN
310. Shiloh National Military Park, TN
311. Shreveport, LA
- Louisiana State University, Shreveport
312. Sierra Vista, AZ
- Fort Huachuca
313. Silver Lake Recreation Area, FL
314. Silver Springs, FL
- Ben’s Hitching Post Campground
315. Simi Valley, CA
- Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
316. Skagway, AK
- Centennial Park
- White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
317. Slidell, LA
318. Soledad, CA
- Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad
319. Solvang, CA
320. Sparks, NV
321. Star City, AR
- Cane Creek State Park
322. Stead, NV
323. Stockton, CA
324. Stones River Battlefield Memorial, TN
325. Stovepipe Wells, CA
326. Struthers, OH
327. Stuart, FL
- Phipps Park
328. Stubblefield Lake Park, TX
329. Swartz Bay, BC Canada
330. Tallahassee, FL
- Florida State Capitol
- Florida State University
331. Tampa, FL
332. Taos, NM
333. Temecula, CA
334. Tempe, AZ
- Arizona State University
335. Texarkana, TX
- Clear Springs Park
336. Thermal, CA
- Oasis Date Gardens
337. Tijuana, Mexico
338. Titusville, FL
- Astronaut Hall of Fame
- Kennedy Space Center, Spaceport USA
339. Toledo, OH
- The Docks
- Toledo Botanical Gardens/Toledo Arts Club
- Toledo Museum of Art
- University of Toledo
340. Tombstone, AZ
341. Townsend, TN
342. Truth or Consequences, NM
- Geronimo Springs Museum
343. Tsawwassen, BC Canada
344. Tucson, AZ
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- University of Arizona
345. Tupelo, MS
- Tombigbee State Park
346. Tuscaloosa, AL
- University of Alabama
347. Tuscumbia, AL
- Ivy Green
348. Universal City, CA
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Universal City Walk
- Universal Studios
349. Upland, CA
- Cable Airport
- Grove Theater
- Madonna of the Trail Monument/Ye Bridle Path
- Upland Memorial Park
350. Valencia, CA
- Six Flags Magic Mountain
351. Valentine Lake North Shore Park
352. Valyermo, CA
- St. Andrew’s Priory
353. Vancouver, BC Canada
- British Columbia Parliament Buildings
- Stanley park
- The Butchart Gardens
- Vancouver International Airport
354. Van Nuys, CA
355. Vatican City, Italy
- St. Peter’s Cathedral
- Sistine Chapel
- Vatican Museums
356. Venice, Italy
- Grand Canal
- Piazza San Marco
357. Victoria, BC Canada
358. Victorville, CA
- Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum
359. Waco, TX
- Baylor University
360. Walnut, CA
- Mount San Antonio College
361. Warrior, AL
- Ave Maria Grotto
362. Washington, D.C.
- Arlington National Cemetery
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Jefferson Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- Mount Vernon
- National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
- Smithsonian Institution
- Supreme Court Building
- Treasury Building
- U.S. Capitol Building
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
- Washington Monument
- White House
363. Wasilla, AK
364. Weatherford, TX
365. Westwood, CA
- University of California, Los Angeles
366. White Sands National Monument, NM
367. Whittier, AK
- Portage Glacier
368. Williams, AZ
369. Williamsburg, VA
370. Winfield, LA
371. Wynola, CA
372. “Y” City, AR
373. Yorba Linda, CA
- Richard Nixon Birthplace and Library
374. Youngstown, OH
- Arms Family Museum
- Mill Creek Park/Fellows Riverside gardens
- Youngstown Historical Center
- Youngstown Municipal Airport
- Youngstown State University
375. Yucca Valley, CA
376. Zwolle, LA
- North Toledo Bend State Park

El Chuxter
04-04-2013, 03:01 PM
WRONG!!! The Living Desert is in Palm Desert, not Palm Springs! :p

And, out of curiosity, did you get to check out some of the weird half-deserted towns on the shore of the Salton Sea (particularly North Shore, Niland, and super particularly Bombay Beach)?

Bel-Cam Jos
04-04-2013, 08:19 PM
What choo talkin' 'bout, Willis? The Zoo's in the right city on my list. :rolleyes:
Yep, Niland is on the list (mainly for Huell Howser-recommended Salvation Mtn.), but the creepiness and odor that is the Salton Sea region isn't something that has me clamoring to return anytime soon.

El Chuxter
04-05-2013, 12:52 AM
Ah, I missed Niland. It's truly creepy, but, honestly, Bombay Beach is worse. It's about 75% deserted and full-on in ruins, and 25% inhabited.

If you ever decide to head out there again, let me know, and I'll get you the directions to some awesome mud volcanoes. They're not marked, and you have to take an obscure, desolate dirt road, but it's worth it. (It seems like it's a semi-secret, not so much as some weird badge of honor that someone's found it, but to keep people away who aren't serious about going and being blown away by how cool they are.)

Also, the North Shore Yacht Club is an historical building that was fully restored a few years ago. It was a museum, I happened by on the first or second day they were open. Unfortunately, funding cuts have closed it already, but the building is awesome. I was initially disappointed by the restoration, because I have this weird fascination with abandoned places, but it really is a gorgeous building.