Just for fun, list your state and a few things that visitors would enjoy!!

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  1. smalltowngal

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    I'm not in WA state, but I would love to visit Forks, WA. Yes, I'm a Twilight geek!

    When dh was out in CA he went to San Fran and the parks. He loved it! And his pictures were amazing! Our gym has treadmills with virtual runs and one of them is through Yosemite and the Sequoia National Park.

    This sounds heavenly!

    I LOVED NOLA!!!

    Also when in New Braunfels, I'd add Gruene and the Gristmill and Gruene Hall (the oldest dance hall in TX).

    And Port A is another good beach!

    Beautiful pictures!!!!!
     
  2. Aliceacc

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    I agree, STG, I LOVED New Orleans!!!!

    As a moderator for Forensics for 18 years, I got to spend one weekend in a LOT of cities for Nationals.

    New Orleans was one of my favorites, though it was a good decade before Katrina that I was there. Some of my other favorites have included Chicago, Topeka, Baltimore, DC and Fort Lauderdale. (The Catholic Forensic league tends to stay mostly east of the Mississippi, so we didn't see too many cities on the western half of the country.)

    I also saw one or two cities I would quite happily never visit again, but I'll keep quiet on those.
     
  3. mrachelle87

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    Oklahoma here...
    Oklahoma City National Memorial
    Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse
    Bricktown
    Oklahoma City Zoo
    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Musuem
    Oklahoma Musuem of History
    Discoveryland!
     
  4. INteacher

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    mrachelle ~ I would LoVe to visit the National Cowboy & Western Hertiage Museum!!
     
  5. yellowdaisies

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    Two more things in California that haven't been mentioned:
    1) Lake Tahoe - beautiful!! :)
    2) DISNEYLAND!
     
  6. Kangaroo22

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    Someday I have to spend more time in NYC...I've only spent day there! The Adirondacks are a must visit in the fall! Also, for New York I am going to add...
    -The Erie Canal--if you're ever anywhere near it (and it runs all the way from Albany to Buffalo), it's a cool thing to say you've been to and there's a museum about it near where I live.
    -Almanzo Wilder's childhood home in Malone from Farmer Boy...I realize that not everyone is a Laura Ingalls Wilder fanatic like me, but if you are this a great place to visit!
    -The Carrier Dome in Syracuse is a very unique place to view a game...especially when the men's basketball team plays the energy in the place is amazing!
    -The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
     
  7. Lynn K.

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    Northeast Ohio:

    ~Cleveland has an outstanding theater district; the only one larger in the U.S. is Broadway

    ~Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    ~amazing museums - art, science, natural history, etc.

    ~Iron Chef Michael Symon's restaurants

    ~state parks with great hiking trails, canoe/kayak rentals

    ~Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - just opened a new Elephant Crossing exhibit

    ~great weather (most of the time!)
     
  8. stephenpe

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    a) Tube the Itchetucknee Springs River (near Branford/Ft WHite
    b) Spend time on some gulf beaches (way better than the better known ones on the Atlantic side)
    c) Go to Cedar Key an old fishing village like stepping back in time.
    d) Visit the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville
    e)visit the Swamp in Gville (home of champions) you can usually just walk in)
    f) Appalachicola (another old fishing village on the gulf side)great oysters, from there go west to Cape San Blas GREAT beaches
    g) And maybe Silver Springs in Ocala (the original tourist attraction in Fla) with the Glass Bottom boats
    h) last Weeki Wachee Springs and the Mermaid Show (now a Fla St park and great price).
     
  9. webmistress

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    Thank you smalltown:D I can't wait until I'm able to get out more & go to these places with miss little one.

    Alice, yes the food here is incredible. Many of the older women can cook certain foods from complete scratch, such as it just came out of the ground from their backyard. That's how my grandmother learned to cook & some of those good techniques get passed down to the next generation. You also can do your own fishing, and catch your own shrimp, craw fish, crabs, etc. Hey, you can have a completely free dinner! I've had lots of free dinners that way. We take things like that for granted as well.
     
  10. mrachelle87

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    Come to visit and we will cook on the smoker some Oklahoma BBQ!
     
  11. monsieurteacher

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    I don't live in a state, but I will recommend some things from the province of New Brunswick:

    Hopewell Rocks (in the Bay of Fundy)... amazing, and great to see, especially when the tide is out... even better if you can see it when the tide is in AND when it's out.

    Reversing Falls - Saint John (ok... this isn't really that spectacular... it sounds more amazing than it is... but you can tell your friends you saw the reversing falls, and they'll be in awe :lol: )

    Irving Nature Park - Saint John - Great walking trails, lots of wildlife

    Fundy Trail - Another walking trail, between St. Martins and Sussex... beautiful area

    Saint John Boardwalk - There's nothing better than heading down to the boardwalk, where there are several restaurants with patios, and sitting out in the sun, near the ocean watching a variety of live performances/activities... There's something going on down there every day of the week... While you're there, try the Deep Fried Pickles at the Saint John Ale House.

    I realize the list is a little heavy on Saint John, but that's where I've spent most of my time here in this province...
     
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    I'll help Lynn fill in other parts of Ohio:

    Hocking Hills
    King's Island and Cedar Point
    Columbus Zoo (seen Jack Hanna?)
    Browns, Bengals, Cavs, Indians and Reds all play here
    many great universities, including The Ohio State University
    Longaberger factory
    German Village in Columbus
    Jeni's ice cream (several locations)
     
  13. Go 4th

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    Another Georgia post:

    The Varsity----best chili dogs around and fun atmosphere

    Driving thru Atlanta at night--beautiful

    Lake Lanier

    Covered bridges all over Georgia

    Andersonville and any Civil War sites

    Cyclorama

    Tybee Island
     
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    The tour guides are usually dressed in character. A friend of mine met her husband when they both worked doing tours. Yeah, they are both history teachers.
     
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    I still remember seeing that as a kid, and how cool it was!!!
     
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    Greetings from Michigan! There is lots to do around this state. Being surrounded by the Great Lakes and many in land lakes provides ample water activities. If you don't like to get wet there are many street/art fairs such as the Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Wyandotte fairs. Places to visit include: The Henry Ford (historical museum & IMAX) and Greenfield Village (historical homes). Traverse City-Cherry Festival, Leelanau-many wineries, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinac Island and Tahquamenon Falls in the UP. There are many other unique and interesting places as well.
     
  18. dr.gator

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    i.) Destin
    j.) Hommassa Springs (manatee's or Florida's real mermaids)
    k.) Jacksonville, Tampa, or Miami for a Sunday afternoon football game.
    l.) St. Augustine (The Alligator Farm, the Fort, the oldest school house, it goes on and on because it is the oldest city in the area)
    m.) Sanibel Island
    n.) Any state park. They are wonderful.
    o.) Paynes Praire
    p.) The Greathouse Butterfly Farm in Melrose
    q.) Come on coach! The drive through Starke during the lunch hour. Anyone who experiences that can say they've had their patience tested.
    r.) And your favorite coach! University Avenue after a National Championship win. I do have to say though if you ever come to experience this make certain to drive safe and not drink and drive. We like for everyone to get home safely.

    For my Georgia Neighbor!
    a.) Warm Springs
    b.) Callaway Gardens
    c.) You also have the only covered bridge south of the Mason Dixon Line in a small town north of Warm Springs. Can't remember the name of the town but it was beautiful.
     
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    I think I'm the first one from CO...
    If you are an outdoorsy person, you'll love it. Otherwise, there's not much to do. Believe it or not, I miss my home state in the midwest. It's beautiful out here, but I miss having more "stuff" around and more things to do. I'm trying to broaden my horizons, but I'm just not an outdoorsy person! I feel like everyone here is and they're all the same. I miss the down-to-earth and more practical type of personalities in my home state. Anyway...if you're into all the outdoorsy stuff
    -skiing
    -snowboarding
    -rock climbing
    -mountain biking
    -ice climbing
    -rafting
    -kayaking
    -hiking
    -fishing

    If there is anyone esle from CO here...what are some fun touristy things to do in Denver? I'm about 2 hours away, and I moved here right before school started so I didn't really get to explore the city at all. So far, I've only really been there to go to DIA. My best friend is coming out for a week this summer, and she arrives at DIA in the morning. I thought it would be fun to hang around the city for the day before heading back up to the mountains. What are some good things to do?
     
  20. JustMe

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    Kangaroo, I loved Cooperstown. I think I could have lived there, and that says a lot. And Missy, Cedar Point is an awesome amusement park!
     
  21. TeacherShelly

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    Pearl Street in Boulder
    Red Rock Amphitheater
    Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver
     
  22. stargirl

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    Waterfall, I visited CO a few years ago and had a great time, especially in Colorado Springs--tons of stuff to do there, besides outdoors--lots of museums and old mansion tours, so many that we had to just pick a few.

    Estes Park (a couple hours from Denver IIRC) was so serene and pretty.

    My favorite place of all (I think it was near Colorado Springs) was Seven Falls. Just stunning, especially at the time we were there (early evening when dusk was just starting to fall). I think it is probably the prettiest nature spot I have ever seen.
     
  23. kcjo13

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    Denver is a great city. If you want really tourist-y, you must go to Casa Bonita on west Colfax. Really bad Mexican food, but a great show! Down town is a fun place, with the 16th Street Mall, but I've been in some kinda shady neighborhoods down there, so be careful.

    When I was younger and visiting my sister, one of my favorite things to do was drive up to Lookout Mountain. It's not too far from Denver.
     
  24. deedee

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    Current State :

    AZ-
    1. Scottsdale Fashion Square
    2. The Grand Canyon
    3. Spring Training Games :)
    4. Botanical Gardens


    Hometown OH

    1. Playhouse square
    2. Browns Stadium, Progressive Stadium ( it will always be the Jake to me though)
    3. Science Center
    4. Rock Hall of Fame
    5. University Circle
    6. Little Italy - Esp. during the Italian Festival
    7. Legacy Shopping Center
     
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    stargirl, that's interesting. I don't live anywhere near CO springs, but up here people talk about it as if it were the armpit of CO. Again, I have never been there myself, so I'm not speaking from experience... but in general people speak very disdainfully of it. I think I might like the state more if I lived closer to the city (we aren't close to any, really the closest is denver 2 hours away) and there was more to do. In this town, we really don't have anything other than outdoorsy stuff and people purposefully move here for that reason. I moved here because I couldn't find a job anywhere else. I just haven't met even ONE person yet that isn't a huge outdoorsy person. Winter from late sept/early oct. to late may/early june is not my style either- yet people here love it! So far it's been warm, but I am going to flip if it snows in June! I LOVE my job and my school, but I think I won't last long here because of the location. I'm definitely staying for next year but that may be it for me. I'm already having this internal argument with myself about what if I don't find another good school, is it worth it to try to move, etc. I think boulder sounds like a fun place, but it's referred to as a "yuppie" town around here.

    I will look into the Casa Bonita Kcjo. Thanks! I figure there has to be interesting stuff there, I just don't know what it is, haha. My "local" friends really only go down to the city to shop (it kills me that the nearest shopping is 2 hours away!), but my friend that's visiting still lives in our home city where shopping is plentiful and cheaper than out here. I don't want to drag her around to something she can do any time at home!
     
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    These are all great places to go.. Madison, Indiana is a wonderful place to visit too, and if you like gambling, there are three casinos along the Ohio River..
     
  27. DizneeTeachR

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    I'm just going to put some places around me...
    -Cedar Point (it's been awhile but fun)
    -King's Island (same as above)
    -Riverfront
    -Mackinac Island
    -Soo Locks
    -Traverse City
    -Silver Lake
    -Loads of lighthouses on Lake Michigan
    -Many different festivals during this time of year
    -Mideval Times
    -Pigeon Forge (love the cabins)
    -Cade's Cove was fun
     
  28. INteacher

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    I thought about putting the riverboats and French Lick :)

    I also should have added Brown Co, and our Covered Bridge Festival.
     
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    What about the Amish villages?!? Shipshewana?!?
     
  30. TeacherApr

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    Well, Arizona was just mentioned so I'll be more specific

    Southwest, AZ
    * Jose and Ozzie Canseco coaching and playing for the local baseball team
    * Territorial Prison (they say it's haunted!)
    * Paradise Casino where one second you are in AZ and the next in CA!
    * LETTUCE DAYS!!!!
     
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    What about Tom Raper RV Sales Center? (I think everyone in a 300 mile radius has seen those ads)...:lol:
     
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    Here are some things for Arizona

    Northern Arizona

    Antelope Canyon (it will not let me post any links but Google it!) it looks so beautiful! I will go there sometime soon :)

    Grand Canyon (if you can go hike down to Havasupi Falls, there are beautiful waterfalls at the bottom of the canyon! Absolutely stunning!)

    If you visit in the summer take the ski lift up the San Francisco peaks and see the beautiful view.

    While you're up in Flagstaff (close to the Grand Canyon) wander around the cute little downtown shops, eat at Beaver Creek Brewery and go see route 66. Stop by Lowell Observatory (where they discovered Pluto) if you go at night and the sky is clear you can look out of that telescope. Even if you don't go to the observatory be sure to look up at the stars at night, we were the worlds first international dark sky city (and if you have time drive 15 minutes or so towards Lake Mary, they have the most amazing views of the sky :) )

    Visit Sedona and Oak Creek! If you have kids go to Slide Rock and play on a natural water slide, or go to Grasshopper Point and jump off some cliffs.

    Phoenix

    Spring Training!

    Visit the Desert Botanical Garden

    Golf (if its winter, don't come here in the summer haha)

    Any sports games

    Southern AZ

    Visit Tombstone, its touristy and cheesy, but still fun :)

    Visit the San Xavier mission (so beautiful!)

    See the Sonora Desert Museum

    If you want to say that you have gone to Mexico go to Nogales Arizona/Mexico. Park your car in Nogales AZ and walk across the border.

    Stop by Egees :) they have the best slushies!
     
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    The thing about roughing it in groups means you get some help on that roughing. :rolleyes:
     
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    MN

    *Duluth-cargo boats/ships (one of the busiest ports in the area)
    *Itasca State Park-headwaters of the Mississippi
    *New Ulm-Schell Brewery
    *Boundary Waters
    *Minnesota Zoo
    *Red Wing-bluffs
     
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    Since I am leaving Utah I will post some of the things I enjoyed, Zions, Arches, Lake Powell, Moab, Kanab, river rafting. In Vernal, Utah the Dinosaur musuem and park. The canyons are beyond beautiful. In the winter the ski resorts Snowbird, Park City, also temple square downtown SLC, when decorated for Christmas. A jazz game, but not a whole lot of nightlife. Also, I travel a lot and I was inspired by the badlands in South Dakota.
     
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    @Jinkies I had a great time in Tombstone:) cheesy and all, and also Tucson, Old Tucson studios, "Hollywood in the desert."
     
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    ooh I forgot...Imperial Sand Dunes (even though they are inCA) that is where they filmed some of the Star Wars series = ) and it's very popular for 4 wheelin'
     
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    I've tried to quote all the Illinois posts. Hope it works! I'll add to those to say:

    Cahokia or Dickson Mounds
    Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio (or a tour of the homes he built)
    Historic Galena
    Illinois Railway Museum
    Abraham Lincoln's home
    Chicago Botanic Garden
    Morton Arboretum
    Chain-o-Lakes for boating
    :)
     
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    Oh, I did the first one incorrectly, as far as the quoting. Looks like the rest are here, though I have no idea how I did that! :dizzy:
     
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    :lol: :rofl: :lol:
     

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