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Northeast USA Attractions

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Adventure Aquarium, New Jersey

  1 Riverside Drive - Camden, NJ              
Christmas Underwater sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia is around the corner. Dive into the holidays and discover an incredible winter underwater wonderland from November 26 through December 24, 2021.
The fifth largest aquarium in the country, Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos and one of only two aquariums in the country to exhibit a Hammerhead Shark. Roll up your sleeves and prepare for a thrill at Adventure Aquarium on the Camden, NJ Waterfront, America’s Most Touchable Aquarium! Adventure Aquarium is a true waterfront treasure, featuring nearly 200,000 square feet of space, over 2 million gallons of water and 8,500 super cool animals!
Adventure Aquarium offers numerous hands-on touch experiences including the all new Stingray Beach Club, where you can touch and hand-feed gentle and curious stingrays; Touch-A-Shark, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ; Interactive Inlet where you can see what it feels like to touch jellies, horseshoe crabs, lobsters, grass shrimp and more; and Creature Feature, where you can reach in to touch colorful, coldwater creatures.
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Governors Island, New York State
  800 yards from Lower Manhattan - New York, NY              
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Governors Island is a 172-acre island located in New York Harbor, just a short ferry ride from Manhattan and Brooklyn. The island has a rich history, having been used as a military base, a quarantine station, and a Coast Guard station over the centuries. In recent years, it has been transformed into a public park and recreational destination. The island features several notable attractions, including the Governors Island National Monument, which includes the historic Castle Williams and Fort Jay, both of which date back to the early 19th century and offer a glimpse into the island's military past. The island also has a number of outdoor sculptures and art installations, including "The Hills," a series of man-made hills that offer panoramic views of the harbor and the city skyline. Governors Island is also home to several parks and green spaces, including Hammock Grove, which features over 50 hammocks for visitors to relax in, and the Island's 14 acres of public parkland. It also has several playgrounds, sports fields, and courts for basketball, soccer, and handball. Governors Island is also home to several cultural institutions such as the Figment Festival, an annual arts festival, and the Figment Art Park. It also hosts various events throughout the year, including concerts, festivals, and outdoor movie screenings.
Governors Island is easily accessible by ferry, with a ferry terminal located at the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan and at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The island is open to the public from May to September, with free ferry service from Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Governors Island is a unique destination that offers a mix of history, culture and recreation, making it a great place to spend a day with family and friends. Its location in New York harbor makes it an ideal spot to take in the panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
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Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Maryland
  13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd. - Thurmont, MD              
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Wonderful adventures and exciting new animal friends await you in this 35 acre park. Up-close exhibits and personal information make you feel like one of the family. Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or cougar and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, ducks and other curious creatures in the petting area. Then catch a show to laugh with a parrot, take a 'snap' shot with an alligator, or feel the grip of a python's muscles. Safely meet and touch a luxurious chinchilla, prickly hedgehog or rough lizard.
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Battleship New Jersey, New Jersey
  62 Battleship Place - Camden, NJ              
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America's most decorated Battleship is now the area's most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral Halsey commanded the fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded.
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Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC
  E Basin Dr SW and Ohio Dr SW - Washington, DC              
Designed by John Russell Pope, this Roman-style monument to Thomas Jefferson, the nation's third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, is elegant and simple. Jefferson's 19-foot statue stands within, surrounded by some of his most inspirational writings. This is a perfect after-dinner destination. At night, the view of the Washington Monument across the tidal basin is one of the most attractive in Washington, especially when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
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Apollo Theater, New York State
  253 West 125th Street - Harlem - New York, NY              
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Yesterday…A place where thousands of young artists have stepped out into the spotlight and launched their careers. A place "where stars are born and legends are made." The legendary Apollo Theater is so much more than an historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic achievement. From 1934 when the Apollo first introduced its world-famous Amateur Night which launched the careers of legendary artists like Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Michael Jackson, D'Angelo and Lauryn Hill, the Apollo has maintained its position as the nation's most popular arena for emerging and established black and Latino performers.
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White House, Washington DC
  1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW - Washington, DC              
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For two hundred years, the White House has stood as a symbol of the Presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Its history, and the history of the nation’s capital, began when President George Washington signed an Act of Congress in December of 1790 declaring that the federal government would reside in a district "not exceeding ten miles square…on the river Potomac." President Washington, together with city planner Pierre L’Enfant, chose the site for the new residence, which is now 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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Bryant Park, New York State
  Suite 2400, 1065 Avenue of the Americas - New York, NY              
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Lots to do here. Free admission ice skating and boutique-style shopping are open. The Citi Pond is open through Sunday, March 3, and The Holiday Shops are open through Sunday, January 6.
You will enjoying visiting the Citi Pond and The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park. It's is particularly triumphant during this winter season.
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Ocean Breeze Water Park, Virginia
  849 General Booth Blvd. - Virginia Beach, VA              
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Ocean Breeze Waterpark is Virginia Beach's ONLY water park. Located just 1.5 miles from the Oceanfront area, it's a quick trip from wherever you are!
Ocean Breeze Waterpark offers 16 waterslides, the 1 million-gallon Runaway Bay wave pool, the Buccaneer Bay children's area and other fantastic attractions. While visiting Ocean Breeze Waterpark, check out the West Indies BBQ, Island Trader Gift Shop, or Shipwreck Island Arcade.
Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day each summer.
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National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
  Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW - Washington, DC              
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The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.
The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. has hundreds of original, historic artifacts on display, including the Wright 1903 Flyer; the Spirit of St. Louis; the Apollo 11 command module Columbia; and a Lunar rock sample that visitors can touch.
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Jolly Roger, Maryland
  30th Street and Coastal Highway - 2901 Coastal Highway - Ocean City, MD              
Take a whirl on the fast and furious Riptide Express, or challenge the twists, turns and drops of our Wild Mouse Roller Coaster, the newest roller coaster at the beach. Dive from death defying heights on our world famous Skycoaster, or for the less daring take a 45-foot plunge from our new Lighthouse drop tower. Then, when you're ready for a break, enjoy cool delights from one of our many concession stands. Try your skill at one of our Midway Games or just view the scenery on the Jolly Roger Express, our 1952 antique train. Jolly Roger Amusement Park has rides and games the whole family can enjoy. And as always, there is never a charge to just relax and stroll through Ocean City's only full-service Family Amusement Facility.
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Wild West City, New Jersey
  50 Lackawanna Drive - Stanhope, NJ              
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A western heritage theme park that brings the old west back to life through portrayals of real-life western characters, legendary events and a frontier town re-creation. Featuring twenty-two (22) different live action shows throughout the course of the day, Wild West City offers the visitor the chance to “live” in the old west!
In addition to the shows, they offer a 24-gauge miniature train ride, stagecoach and pony rides. Guests can browse our shops and museums along Main Street, visit & talk with many knowledgeable townsfolk portraying early western life as historic figures or trades people, pan for gold, visit petting zoo or play miniature golf. The Chapel is quietly nestled beyond the town alongside our authentic 1880’s Schoolhouse.
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Dutch Wonderland, Pennsylvania
  2249 Route 30 East - Lancaster, PA              
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A History of Providing Family Fun
In 1963 the Clark family of Lancaster, PA, founded DUTCH WONDERLAND Family Amusement Park. With just 18 acres and 4 rides it quickly became a welcome destination for family fun. Over the years DUTCH WONDERLAND has grown to 48 acres and over 30 rides, special shows and attractions, and related properties including DISCOVER LANCASTER COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM, OLD MILLSTREAM Campground, WONDERLAND Mini-Golf, and The Gift House at Kitchen Kettle Village.
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Funland, Delaware
  6 Delaware Avenue - Rehoboth Beach, DE              
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Funland is a family amusement center located on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The park offers great entertainment for the whole family, featuring 18 rides, 13 midway games, an electronic shooting gallery, redemption games and redemption center, and an arcade with video and pinball machines. See Rides and What's New for a better picture of what's in store for your Funland visit.
A family owned and operated business since 1962, Funland provides family fun at reasonable prices for those who visit us each summer. Funland's History presents an interesting look at the story behind the park. Rides and games are on a "pay as you go basis" so you can enjoy Funland both as a spectator and a participant.
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Crayola Factory, Pennsylvania
  30 Centre Square - Easton, PA              
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At The Crayola Factory, you’ll be immersed in color and creativity – a place where there's no limitation to creativity and imagination. You can color, draw, paint and create with the latest Crayola products without the worry of cleanup afterwards. Each creative space invites you to play and explore while learning and having lots and lots of fun. See how Crayola Crayons and Markers are made. Learn about the history of the Crayola brand. Explore dozens of interactive projects and activities. This is not the real manufacturing plant, but instead a visitor center that allows the child inside each person to unleash its creative spirit. Each quarter, themes and projects change, giving visitors a variety of projects to create throughout the year.
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Polar Caves Park, New Hampshire
  PO Box 826 - Plymouth, NH              
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Fifty thousand years ago, a continental glacier moved southward over New Hampshire covering mountains and valleys. As the ice sheet thawed, great blocks of granite cracked and loosened from Hawk's Cliff.
These massive granite blocks fell at the base of the cliff forming Polar Caves, an amazing series of caves and passages through which you can walk.
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Southwick's Zoo, Massachusetts
  2 Southwick Street - Mendon, MA              
The Brewer family and its staff are dedicated to the preservation and conservation of all animals. The Southwick team’s mission: to provide an extensive zoological collection and educational facility for our visitors. We strive to promote an exciting environment for a positive family experience.
Southwick’s is a privately owned zoo. Therefore, the zoo does not receive state, local, or federal funding of any kind. All admission proceeds go directly towards caring for the animals and upkeep of the zoo. This includes animal housing, appropriate diets, veterinary care, new exhibit design, and all maintenance of zoo facilities.
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Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania
   - Stoystown, PA              
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On September 11, 2001, shortly after terrorists flew airplanes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and into the Pentagon, the forty passengers and crewmembers on United Airlines Flight 93 fought a battle in the sky over Pennsylvania. These forty heroes won their battle against terrorists and thwarted a planned attack on our nation’s capital, saving countless numbers of lives, but sacrificing their own in a field just east of Pittsburgh, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Because of the quick and determined actions of the passengers and crew, Flight 93 was the only one of the four hijacked aircraft that failed to reach the terrorists' intended target on September 11, 2001. The passengers and crew showed unity, courage, and defiance in the face of adversity. The Flight 93 National Memorial will be a place dedicated to the memory of these great heroes; a place for future generations to learn about their actions; a place for healing and understanding.
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Quechee Gorge Village, Vermont
  U.S. Route 4 - Quechee, VT              
Quechee Gorge Village, located in the heart of the Quechee Gorge and originally established in 1985, has since evolved into one of the premier shopping attractions in the state of Vermont, featuring a rich plethora of antiques, collectibles, and craft dealers and several other memorable attractions!
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Lake Compounce, Connecticut
  822 Lake Avenue - Bristol, CT              
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Roger Williams Park Zoo, Rhode Island
  1000 Elmwood Avenue - Providence, RI              
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In 1978, the zoo closed to embark upon a two-year upgrade project. 1980 marked the rebirth of the zoo; it reopened with a new Nature Center, a Polar bear exhibit, a boardwalk through a native wetlands area and a North American bison exhibit. And as they say, the rest is history. The current, vibrant state of Roger Williams Park Zoo is due to the hard work, persistence, and cooperation of both public and private sector, as well as the general public, for whom this zoo exists.
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Acadia National Park
  Rock- bound shore of Mount Desert Island - Maine, ME              
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Arcadia National Park is located in Maine on the rock- bound shore of Mount Desert Island. Here you will find granite cliffs side by side with sand, cobblestone beaches and glacier-carved mountains rising from the sea, cupping deep lakes in their valleys. The geography of Acadia National Park ranges from meadows and marshes to dense evergreen forests. Everywhere the ocean makes its presence felt, whether by sight, sound or smell. The National Park Service (NPS) protects this unique resource and provides a variety of visitor services.
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Funtown, Maine
  774 Portland Road - Saco, ME              
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At Funtown U.S.A., fun comes in all shapes and sizes. The park is the home of Maine's only wooden roller coaster Excalibur, Northern New England's largest vertical thrill ride Dragon's Descent, New England's longest and tallest log flume ride Thunder Falls, and our phenomenal collection of kiddie rides. The huge selection of games, shops and family fun activities provides something for everyone. Click on the buttons below to learn what we have in store for you.
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Lake Champlain Cruises, Vermont
  1 King Street - Burlington, VT              
Our Northern Lights is a 115-foot long cruise boat, built as a replica to 19th and early 20th century lake steamboats. The main lounge, located below the deck, is finished with mahogany - while the upper deck is surrounded by nothing but stars. She's not just a boat, she’s a unique experience you won't want to miss!
Experience the Northern Lights on a daily scenic cruise, or turn it into the magical setting of an event like a concert or wedding. Lake Champlain Cruises promises fantastic memories and a truly amazing experience.
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Water Wizz, Rhode Island
  Misquamicut Beach - Westerly, RI              
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The beach was never this exciting! Over 1,000 feet of spills and thrills tunnels and dips that twist and turn into two pools after racing down the speed slides? Test your skill! Located right across from picturesque Misquamicut State beach, Water Wizz is the perfect way to refresh the entire family on a summer day.
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ECHO Lake Aquarium, Vermont
  One College Street - Burlington, VT              
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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, educates and delights visitors about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.
Enjoying a beautiful Lakefront location and privy to stunning views, ECHO is one of the most striking and unique locales in Vermont. Come enjoy the amazing exhibits showcasing the fantastic marine life and history of the Champlain Basin! ECHO offers all sorts of scientific wonders and insights for you to absorb. ECHO also provides extensive resources for community events.
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Franklin Park Zoo, Massachusetts
  One Franklin Park Road - Boston, MA              
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Commonwealth Zoological Corporation dba Zoo New England is the private, non-profit corporation that operates Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Zoo New England subsists on earned revenues and state, private, and corporate funding. Its mission is to be a pre-eminent conservator of endangered animal species, and to provide world-class resources for conservation education.
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Freedom Trail, Massachusetts
  99 Chauncy Street, suite 401 - Boston, MA              
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Goodness knows the world had its share of problems in 1951. The Korean War was raging in the Far East, while race riots flared in the Midwest. America was testing old atomic bombs in Las Vegas, and detonating new hydrogen ones in the Marshall Islands. Gen. Douglas MacArthur was fired for being a relentless hawk, the week after Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for allegedly hawking atomic secrets. Actor Ronald Reagan co-starred with a chimp in Bedtime for Bonzo, and red-baiting Sen. Joe McCarthy co-starred with a similar crew, in the infamous House Un-American Activities Commitee.
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FedEx Field, Maryland
  1600 FedEx Way - Landover, MD              
FedExField is the home of the Washington Redskins football team. The stadium is now the third largest venue in the NFL in terms of regular capacity.
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Six Gun City & Fort Splash Water Park, New Hampshire
  Rt 2 - Jefferson, NH              
Well, Howdy Partner and welcome to Six Gun City and Fort Splash Waterpark! You've found the home of family fun in Jefferson, New Hampshire, only a short drive from the outside world. Won't you come join us for some good old fashion fun in the Old West? Are you looking for a family getaway where everyone will be happy? Slide back to a time when fun came first with a quick trip to the White Mountains!