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Scotts Bluff National Monument: Historic Places on the Oregon Trail

Scotts Bluff National Monument is one of Nebraska’s historic places on the Oregon Trail–enjoy a day of hiking trails and exploring its living history.

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EAA Aviation Museum — 200+ Historic Airplanes in Oshkosh, WI

The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, WI, displays 200+ historic planes and replicas, while celebrating experimental aircraft and innovation in airflight technology.

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Find a Winery in Missouri — Best Wine Tours, Wine Tasting & Vineyards

Missouri was the #2 wine producing state in 1880 — today long-abandoned wineries around the state are once again putting fine wines on the shelf and in the cellar.

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Things to Do in Oregon: Umpqua Lighthouse State Park & Oregon Dunes

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is one of Oregon’s most popular parks. It’s in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which has great hiking and watersports, plus access for motorized vehicles like quads and dirt bikes.

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Uncover Outlaw Legends at Boot Hill in Ogallala, Nebraska’s Cowboy Capital

Ogallala, Nebraska, is known as known as the state’s cowboy capital. Some of its legends are found in Boot Hill, the last resting place for some drovers.

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The Warship That Never Went to War: Vasa Museum in Stockholm

Stockholm’s Vasa Museum is home to the only fully preserved 17th century warship. The 69 m long, 50+ m tall ship is housed along with maritime artifacts.

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Legacy of the Plains Museum – Westward Ho to Gering, Nebraska

The new, ultra-modern, Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, Nebraska, curates the importance of Western Nebraska to the development of the West.

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Courthouse Rock & Jail Rock: Hiking the Oregon National Historic Trail

Hiking to the top of Jail Rock gives you a 40-mile view of Courthouse Rock and the Nebraska Plains area on the historic Oregon Trail of the 1840s.

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Hear Cajun and Zydeco Music at the Cajun Grand Old Opry — Eunice, LA

The Cajun Grand Old Opry with its Cajun music and Zydeco music, in Eunice, Louisiana, is just one of many Cajun cultural experiences you’ll have here.

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Discover the Legends of Devil’s Gate — Landmark in Wyoming

Devil’s Gate is a Wyoming landmark registered on the National Register of Historic Place. The site is in the Rattlesnake Mountains on the Sweetwater River.

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Check out the 1908 Old West Montana Bar in Miles City

Get a feel for the old west in the Montana Bar in Miles City, Montana. More than a century old and full of originals furnishings, it offers drinks & dining.

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Discover the Mysteries of Idaho’s Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon Monument & Preserve provides an opportunity to explore 13,000 years accumulation of lava flows, craters & tubes from easy paved walks.

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Butch Cassidy Museum — Old West Wild Bunch Outlaws in Montpelier, ID

The Butch Cassidy Museum is situated in Montpelier, Idaho. It’s housed in the original Bank of Montpelier Bank where Butch pulled his 2nd bank robbery.

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St. Adalbert Church in Krakow Market Square — 1000 Years of History

St. Adalbert Church stands out not because of its grandeur in Krakow's Market Square, but because of its simple white masonry, hard-to-put-a-finger-on design, that's topped with a simple cross. Indeed, parts of the pre-Roman, Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque...
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Hill Aerospace Museum — Hundreds of Planes from WWI to the Cold War

The Hill Aerospace Museum at Ogden, Utah, just a few miles from Salt Lake City, is a must-see free attraction with hundreds of airplanes and artifacts.

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Wabasha Street Caves & their Prohibition Secrets — Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul, Minnesota, history includes Prohibition gangsters and speakeasies including the Wabasha Street Caves. See “Castle Royal” or take a driving tour.

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Western Canada’s 8 Best Open Air Museums

It takes just 1000 miles from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Edmonton, Alberta, with stops in Saskatchewan, to explore Western Canada’s 8 best open air museums.

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If You Only See One Thing in Montana it Must Be the Miracle of America Museum

If you’re visiting Glacier National Park, you must make the 70 mile trip to see the Museum of America Museum in Polson & huge collection of Americana.

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FREE Things to See in Stockholm: Knights & Castle Walls at the Medieval Museum

The Medieval Museum in Stockholm is a free museum with artifacts like a 5 centuries old piece of the original wall, personal artifacts, weaponry and more.

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Trail’s End Monument to Cattle Drives & the Old West in Sedalia, MO

Clint Eastwood launched his acting career in 1959 when the television show, Rawhide, turned the cattle drives of the mid-1800s into a hit series that ran for eight seasons with 200+ episodes. And Sedalia, MO, was the historical cowtown destination with its stockyards...
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Berlin Wall to Cold War Planes: Try These Berlin Day Trips

There’s lots to see in Berlin from Cold War planes to the Berlin Wall — check out these day trips, along other important attractions in Berlin.

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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum — From the Movies to the White House

Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States, was America's oldest president, and some might say brought one of the most colorful personal histories to the White House. Indeed, acting in 50+ films, over nearly three decades, seems an unlikely career choice for...
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Amsterdam Torture Museum — Guess Why These Masks Were Used

The Amsterdam Museum of Torture is listed as one of the world's strangest museums -- and when you walk through this maze of shadowy rooms, running your fingers over cold wooden and metal instruments that have elicited screams of terror, it's the stuff of nightmares....
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Best Place to Eat Chocolate Cake on National Chocolate Cake Day

Chocolate unites the world! So we'll all be celebrating together on January 27, National Chocolate Cake Day, when you combine two of my favorite things: chocolate and cake. Cake, according to the food timeline, had its first recorded recipe in 1615 in the New Book of...
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Meet Vikings in Sigtuna: Viking Runes to Viking Ruins

Vikings were once powerful masters of the seas. Their ship building skills were superior, enabling them to sail oceans that Europeans from other countries couldn't. Since the days I studied history at school, we've even discovered that the Vikings visited Canada and...
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