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I’ve always loved traveling and I try to go somewhere every year.  It is difficult to choose sometimes where I should go, because there are a lot of fascinating places in the U.S. I’m not particularly interested in traveling overseas, at least not yet.  My mission is to become familiar with our various U.S. states.  

I’ve gone to Tombstone, AZ which I truly love because it’s intriguing history.  I had a gone to Virginia City and Carson City and I enjoyed it very much.  

I definitely would like to visit Deadwood, South Dakota that is also fascinating (ie Mt. Rushmore, Wild Bill, Clamity Jane, etc . . . ) Yellowstones sounds great and so does Sedona, AZ.  

I live in CA/L.A. County and if you are a Old West buff, there is the Gene Autry museum and also LA Zoo, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, etc . . . In addition, there is plenty of media where you could watch live shows!

If I were to visit your state, town or city, which are the three popular places, museums, amusement parks, etc . . . to visit?  I am very BIG on history, museums, fun places and open to anything new and exciting. I’m an adventurer!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • You must see the following:

      1. The Great Salt Lake
      2. The Mormon Church
      3. The powder snow here in the winter
      4. Moab, Monument Valley, Zions National Park
      5. Me tongue out

      I will leave the rest for other Utah members. happy



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      UK Girl wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • As my town is London Town first we would hop into a iconic Black Cab and go to:
      1- Buckingham Palace but travelling down the Mall so we would have travelled past Westminster Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
      2-Further on down to Knightsbridge to Harrods to see and buy anything you wish in this amazing store.
      3-Then leaving Knightsbridge we would carry on down Brompton Road to the Natural History Museum and the V&A Museum where not only can you look at their first class exhibits but also marvel at the Victorian architecture and brickwork.
      4-Then for a bit of tourist after the culture hit Piccadilly Circus and see the lights and then travel up Regent Street past the Nash architecture to Oxford Street.
      5-In the evening for more culture but also heritage go to the Albert Hall for the Last Night at the Proms a true British eccentricity ..........
      Do you think you would enjoy that?



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      Feathermaye wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • I’m in Houston, Texas. estatic

      We have a great museum district, offering everything from science to history to art to firefighter and police. You could spend days touring the museums and still not see it all.

      A little outside of town is the Armand Bayou Nature and Brazos Bend State Park, which is awesome if you‘re a nature lover. This is something else that could be a full day’s activity or more.

      But, if history is your thing, then I would definitely recommend the San Jacinto Monument and the Battleship Houston. The monument is much like the Washington monument, but taller, with a museum at the base and an observation deck (via elevator) at the top. The battleship is docked nearby and can be toured both above and below deck.

      I love my city!!



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      Scorpion13 wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Hey jester, I live eight miles from Mt. Rushmore. Deadwood is fun, especially if you like to gamble. I’d also direct you to a fabulous Custer State Park: Sylvan Lake is spectacular, and the Needles Highway. Come when it’s above zero, maybe July, LOL.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Vicki: How about Trafegese(?) Square, Hyde Park, Soho and River Theme?

      Oh, also St. Paul Cathedral, Madam something, London museum?- that’s a must.  

      I am digging into my old memories here.



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Vickiday, been to London and loved it, visited all the places you have mentioned.  Looking forward to going back soon.

      Well, I live in dusty West Texas and truly haven’t seen anything around her of interest.

      Places like Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin has a lot to offer

      1.  In Dallas downtown, Dealey Plaza Museum, near where President Kennedy was assinated, grim, but historic

      2.  South Padre Island, with it beaches and warm weather

      3.  Barton Springs are natural underground springs that feed the Barton Springs Pool, one of Austin’s famous attractions. It is located within Zilker Park.

      4.  San Antonio, is a must see



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      UK Girl wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Chinadoll,

      London is an amazing place and I think even after nearly 20 years here there are still places I haven’t seen.

      This summer on one of the warmest nights of the year I did a river boat cruise down the Thames at dusk and seeing the sun set behind Christopher Wren’s building St.Pauls Cathederal – the pink glow over the dome was just magnificant. I often go into the City which is the very old part of London at the weekend as it's very quiet being the finacial sector and find amazing alley ways and small cobbled roads.

      Then you have the new amazing area of the Docklands which has transformed an old rundown derelict area into a temple of glass towers and shiney new office blocks all build round the river and again sometimes right next to buildings which are over 900 years old ........

      London is an wonderful place to see and share.......



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • I would have to say that visiting Haleakala would be on the top of my list of things to do on Maui. It’s a national park and has great hiking trails and an observatory. On a clear day you can see the Big Island. The terrain is very diverse. There’s an 11 mile hike that we do once or twice a year that is really beautiful.

      Whale watching is also popular here. My husband likes to take the kayak out and sit and wait for them. I was on a ferry boat to Lanai with some girlfriends and the whales were all around us breaching. What a sight.

      Jestergal, I’m a Southern California native. There is indeed a lot to do in our neck of the woods isn’t there?



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Yes Vicki, someday, I will re-visit again and seek you out there. estatic



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      Robinesque wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Dalton, GA is the carpet capital of the world!  Not really my cup of coffee, but if you‘re particular about where your carpets come (oh! and who isn’t?), then you’d be in heaven on Earth here.  

      Otherwise, I’m looking for a way OUT!



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      UK Girl wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Chinadoll,

      Your more than welcome and I’ll take you for a fish and chips supper ..with lashings of salt and vingar - how does that sound and we can sit by the river .....



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Vicki... you forgot to say wrap that in newspaper to enhance the favor! estatic



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      Linni wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • there is TONS to do and see here in Strasburg!

      Sight and Sound Theater

      The Amish and The Plain People

      Local Towns and Villages: Strasburg, Blue Ball, Paradise, Bird-in-hand, Intercourse, Virginville.. YES, these are actual Villages! LOL

      Amusements and Attractions : Hershey Park, Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, Amish School House, Amish Buggy Rides, Hot Air Balloon Rides, and MUCH MUCH MORE!  

      Farmesr Markets, PA Dutch foods,  

      Wineries and breweries

      Outlet Shopping, Quilts, Antiques

      lots of accomodations, Bed abd Breakfasts, etc

      and ME! lol

      phew! thats just scratching the surface! lol



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      Rachael Lohr wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • In Madison, Wisconsin (US) we have a world-class University.  Our city has 3 large lakes in the center, so any kind of boating is a must do.  We are the Wisconsin state capitol, and our capitol building is amazing.  We have a lot of parks for picnicing, hiking, camping and in the winter - cross-country skiing!  We get a lot of snow here - last year was well over 100 inches (about 2 1/2 meters), so I advise a summer visit unless you like winter!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Rachael: How about Cheese Factory?  I heard WI is good at producing cheese.



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      Doreen XoXo wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • I live in glorious New York.  New York City is just mere minutes from my home.  You have to go shopping on Fifth Ave.....even if it’s just window shopping.  You must see the tree in Rockefeller Centre and ice skate there.  St Patrick’s Cathedral is amazing.  Empire State Building is a sight to see.  Windows on the World WAS a great place to eat and view the City.  Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island.  Take a boat tour around Manhattan.  Go catch a Broaday Show.  Wow....there are sooooooooooooo many things to do in New York City.  That’s why I LOVE NEW YORK!!!



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      Jenz ~ wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Rachael~ I was born in Madison! Cool city. And yes the capital is cool to see as well. Especially @ night.

      The GREAT LAKES
      Here in Racine, Our lakefront (Southwest coast of Lake Michigan) is pretty.

      Johnson World Headquarters is here.
      You’d see alot of Frank Lloyd Wright homes.
      If you‘re into historic mansions, we have them!
      Go north 20 minutes & you’d be able to see HARLEY-DAVIDSON, the MILLER Company~yes, that is where all of the stinky beer in the world comes from. ACK!! lol
      CHEESE EVERYWHERE.

      If you ever come through this city though, if nothing else, TRY some KRINGLE. It’s a danish pastry only found here. Everybody loves it. lol



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      Doreen XoXo wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • We have Cheesecake Factory restaurants on Long Island too.  It’s almost always a 2 hour wait.....not worth it in my opinion.  Large portions but so many other worthwhile restaurants have large portions as well.



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      Myrna Perez wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • I’ve always wanted to go to London!  Ever since I was a little girl!  I hope one day.



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      Myrna Perez wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Unfortunately, I have no no clue how I comment on someone in particular.  (I’m still learning) Although, I’d like to say that all these places sound great!  Thank you!  

      Now, it’s going to be difficult figuring out where to go. I have always dreamed of visiting the U.K. London, Ireland and Scotland. I’m hoping in this lifetime.  

      The U.S. is pretty fantastic too and I want to see more of it. I want to comment on Chocolatier—And “yes” there is much to do in Southern, CA, but I lived here all of my life and I’ve seen it all. (Been there done that)



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Teeky, last summer in Philly I took the tour on the “Duck“, I think that’s what it’s call, the bus that turns into a boat, boy was that a little scary...but it was fun,especially, when we quack to the people on the street.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 17, 2008
    • Thank you for the comments on cheesecake factoryestatic
      did you happen to wear your bifocal lately???
      I mean cheese factory - factory that makes cheese;
      though cheesecake factory must have some ingredient from cheese factory.  (*GRIN*)



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      Ellen O'Connor wrote Dec 18, 2008
    • I live just south of Denver and there is alot to see and do...

      My favorite place to go is Vail especially for Octoberfest.  

      Anywhere in the mountains is lovely, especially fall when the Aspen leaves turn gold.  

      Estes Park, CO. in fall when the Elk “bugle” during rutting season in the Rocky Moountain National Park. Sounds strange but hundreds of Elk can be seen perfoming their annual mating ritual, including the Bulls fighting over females. The town is also home to the Stanley Hotel where the movie “The Shining” was filmed.  

      16th Street Mall in downtown Denver...good food and shopping!

      All the museums downtown.  

      Glenwood Springs...great little town and huge hot springs pool and vapor caves. Also has the Hotel Colorado where President Teddy Roosevelt went bear hunting and was not succesful. Supposedly a maid at the hotel made him a little stuffed bear  to cheer him up and that is how the “Teddy Bear” was named.

      Park Meadows Mall. Everytime I have company from out of town they want to see this mall with it’s huge fireplaces and great shopping.



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 19, 2008
    • In CT, you must visit Mystic and Old Mystic. The ships are full of wonderful history. The shops are old vintage and I love going every year.

      After you finish with Mystic, go over to either casino, Foxwoods or Mohegan and enjoy a show or just go shopping. There is so much to do at the casinos and you do not have to gamble.  

      Enjoy!



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      Jenz ~ wrote Dec 19, 2008
    • If you ever come here, you have to go through a tour of Milwaukee’s historic 3rd ward area, just north of me~20 minutes. Awesome architecture, very cool places to eat, shop, and the nightlife is awesome.
      And SUMMERFEST!!! The biggest 10 day party in the world.
      Chicago is just south of me. Sears Tower, the city, etc.
      Lunch @ the Hard Rock!
      Navy Pier..
      Watertower place..
      And you must see Door County in the fall season!!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Dec 19, 2008
    • Well so far here in TN we have some great things on the mountains....no skiing tho (I don’t think)
      There is Ruby Falls
      Gatlinburg about 2 hrs away
      I think there is(of course) nascar race tracks within 2 hrs of Chattanooga.
      Alanta, Knoxville and Nashville all within 2 hrs
      A river tour of the gorge along the TN river
      The city of Chattanooga has a great aquarium. There is a few museums, and a zoo.

      I’m still learning....there could be more.



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      Myrna Perez wrote Dec 19, 2008
    • I will have to do some serious thinking and research where to visit in 2009.  There are so many wonderful places, more than I ever imagined.  

      I appreciate all your information for “must see places to visit“. This helps tremendously!  

      BYW . . . does anyone live or visited Gettysburg, Pennsylvania?  That is another place, I wouldn’t mind visiting.



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      Karyn Olson wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada...and I would take you to see....
      Mount McKay...located on an Indian Reserve....from the top you have a great view of the city, the Bay and the Sleeping Giant.
      Old Fort William...a historical park consisting of Fort William as it stood many moons ago...they have plenty of activities happening there all year long.
      Marina Park...a waterfront park in the heart of Downtown Port Arthur (Thunder Bay consists of two cities made into one Fort William and Port Arthur)

      Much more to see but these 3 are a must...happy



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      Linni wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Pureromancelady don’t forget about Frankenmuth in OUR great State of Michigan! :) i live in PA, however was born and raised in MICHIGAN! :) im a WOLVERINE through and through! :)



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