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How does a nation come to grips with one of the most horrific events in its history? Since the 9/11 Museum
opened on May 21, more than 430,000 people have visited the expansive underground site to witness the stories and artifacts from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Attendance has exceeded expectations of museum officials, even with the $24 adult entry fee. read more »
When it comes to the southeastern region of our nation, there are plenty of attractions that come to mind, but today were focused on your appetite. There’s no better place to dive into some barbeque then Georgia’s own capital, Atlanta. As you head down the eastern seaboard you’ll notice the smell of charcoal and pit beef among additional lip-licking aromas, but don’t be alarmed, CityPASS
is here to point you in the right direction so that when you leave The Big Peach your stomach is satisfied. read more »
Ninety-four floors up in the blue (and very windy) Chicago sky is a glass and steel contraption that takes steady nerves and a bit of daring to take on: The new TILT at 360 CHICAGO
. read more »
Since July 4, 1777 -- the first birthday of the United States of America -- fireworks have been a part of our nation’s celebratory fabric. The Congressionally-sponsored fireworks were commissioned to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and delivered a rousing light show to the colonists in a patriotic pyrotechnic display. At the conclusion of the very first 4th of July celebration, 13 rocket fireworks were launched into the air -- one for each of the 13 original colonies.
Today, the tradition continues nearly 240 years later. However, what was once 13 colonies has grown to 50 states -- each with their own way of celebrating America’s birthday. Here are our picks for five of the most astounding and entertaining fireworks displays scattered throughout the U.S. read more »
New York City explodes each Independence Day with holiday festivities, with everything from daytime walking tours and historic reenactments to the nation’s largest nighttime fireworks display, which will launch this year from the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge and three barges on the East River. The annual Macy’s fireworks extravaganza is as iconic and anticipated as the Thanksgiving Day Parade and, like the parade, is broadcast nationally and full of star-studded entertainment. This year’s spectacle will be especially festive in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” read more »
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