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Northeast USA Attractions

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L.I.C. Community Boathouse, New York State

  46-01 5th St - Queens - New York, NY              
The L.I.C. Community Boathouse is a boathouse located in Long Island City, New York. The boathouse provides access to the East River for the local community through various programs such as kayaking, rowing and sailing. The boathouse is a volunteer-run organization that aims to promote the use of the waterfront for recreational, educational and environmental purposes. The boathouse offers a variety of programs for people of all ages and skill levels. The adult rowing program is a popular option for those looking to get in shape and learn a new skill. The youth rowing program is also offered to young people, providing a great opportunity to learn teamwork and discipline. Kayaking programs are also available for both adults and youth, as well as sailing programs.
In addition to these programs, the boathouse also offers waterfront access to the community through its kayak and rowboat lending program, which allows individuals to borrow boats for free during the boating season. The boathouse also provides space for community events such as parties, picnics, and other gatherings.
The boathouse is located on the East River in Long Island City, next to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Queensbridge Park. The boathouse is easily accessible by public transportation, with the F train subway line stopping at the 21st St-Queensbridge stop, which is a short walk from the boathouse.
The L.I.C. Community Boathouse is a great place for the community to enjoy the waterfront and learn new skills, while also promoting the use of the waterfront for recreational, educational and environmental purposes.
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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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Prospect Park Zoo, New York State
  450 Flatbush Avenue - Brooklyn, NY              
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Let your wild side reign free as you explore the many faces of some very unique creatures at this Brooklyn museum of life. Venture deep into the jungle as you see the animals up close. Dare to spend the day with the valor of a lion roaming with his pride. A family spending time together, appreciating nature in all its ferocious glory is what this NYC museum is all about. Take the children to the discovery center where they can try their hand at some basic veterinary skills while conducting check-ups on real live animals. Then, head over to the young naturalist camping area, cook food on a "campfire", and explore using field guides for animals that one might see on a camping trip. Feeling the urge to feed some of the animals’ springtime is the perfect time to head over and feed the sea lions - they just love the attention too. Weekends are an ideal time to visit as you can chat live with the zookeepers and learn how they care for the animals. Maybe even find out what your favorite animal does when you're not there. Overall, this taste of the wild offers a wide variety of things to do, see and learn. Spring/Summer 2012 is a great time to come see this gem.
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Morey's Piers & Beachfront Waterparks, New Jersey
  3501 Boardwalk - Wildwood, NJ              
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Enjoy THREE action packed piers including Morey’s Mariner’s Landing, Surfside and Adventure Piers with lots of games and amusements rides for all, from the kids to the Xtreme rides. Visit TWO unique beachfront waterparks: Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club where guests can rent cabanas and enjoy a massage and other spa services, AND the exciting Raging Waters Waterpark.
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Camden Children's Garden, New Jersey
  3 Riverside Drive - Camden, NJ              
Designed for children and families. It is a special place to explore and discover the natural world. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play. The Garden is located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia and adjacent to the Adventure Aquarium, Susquehanna Bank Center, Battleship New Jersey and Riversharks Baseball. The Children's Garden is easily accessible by the RiverLink Ferry from Penn's Landing, the PATCO High Speedline, or the River Line train.
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GardenSK8 Indoor Skatepark, New Jersey
  321 Changebridge Road - Pine Brook, NJ              
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The team proud to announce the opening of the New York metropolitan area’s most creative indoor skatepark facility. Hands down the most technical street course and gigantic bowl also know as “The Pirate Bowl”.
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New England Aquarium, Massachusetts
  Central Wharf - Boston, MA              
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Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource.
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United States National Arboretum, Washington DC
  3501 New York Avenue, NE - Washington, DC              
Established in 1927 by an Act of Congress. The Arboretum is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. It was created to serve the public need for scientific research, education, and gardens that conserve and showcase plants to enhance the environment. Its size is 446 acres with 9.5 miles of winding roadways.
Its gardens gardens includes: azalea, boxwood, daffodil, daylily, dogwood, holly, magnolia, maple, and peony. Major garden features include: aquatic plants, the Asian Collections, the Fern Valley Native Plant Collections, the Flowering Tree Collection, the Flowering Tree Walk, the Friendship Garden, the Gotelli Dwarf and Slow-Growing Conifer Collection, the Introduction Garden, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, the National Capitol Columns, the National Grove of State Trees, and the National Herb Garden.
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Smithsonian Institution Building, Washington DC
  900 Jefferson Drive, SW - Washington, DC              
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"Commonly known as 'America's attic', the Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization. Organize your tours of the Smithsonian buildings in Washington by starting at the institute's easy-to-locate red sandstone Gothic castle. Ongoing video presentations, touch screens, maps and a helpful staff will help you create a plan to navigate the many varied museums. The building is also commonly referred to as the Castle."
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Kennedy Center-Performing Arts, Washington DC
  2700 F St NW - Washington, DC              
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Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.
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Lake Compounce, Connecticut
  822 Lake Avenue - Bristol, CT              
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Dinosaur Land, Virginia
  3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway - White Post, VA              
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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!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pennsylvania
  1 Wild Place - Pittsburgh, PA              
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The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people. Whether through our exhibitry, educational programs, or our many conservation projects, our goal is to make certain the Earth remains a suitable home for all life by our discovery of the interconnectedness of the natural world.
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York's Wild Kingdom, Maine
  Route 1 - York Beach, ME              
Located in York Beach, Maine has something to offer every member of the family. Each year more than 200,000 people come to visit the largest zoo and amusement park in the area. With exotic animals from around the world, YORK'S WILD KINGDOM is recognized for its rare species and knowledgeable curators.
We offer a variety of family rides, paddle boats, an 18 hole miniature golf course, a petting zoo, scenic picnic grounds and even a Haunted House. Educational learning sessions take place throughout the day and a special member of the zoo Rewa---Maine's only White Bengal Tiger---will amaze and delight the child in everyone!
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Frontier Town, Maryland
  P.O. Box 691 - Ocean City, MD              
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Frontier Town, Ocean City, Maryland’s premier camping resort! Our Woodall’s® Double 5W rated waterfront campground is situated along the beautiful Sinepuxent Bay and features over 500 spacious campsites caterin’ to primitive tentin’ all the way up to luxury 45 foot motor homes, deluxe rental trailers and campin’ cabins. Just 5 minutes away is Ocean City, Maryland with its’ beautiful sandy beaches, famous boardwalk, great fishin’ and amusements galore.
Also just a stones throw is Assateague Island National Seashore (home to the wild ponies), the quaint Victorian town of Berlin, Maryland with its’ antique shops, farmers market, weekend festivals and much, much more. Golfers will thrill to the challenge of playing some of the top rated golf courses in the country. Our Water Park with a giant water slide, lazy river and large activity pool is FREE to our campers! Our campers also enjoy a 20% discount to Frontier Town Western Theme Park! Bring along your boat and dock it at our 75-slip marina or enjoy fishing from our 200 foot long fishin’ and crabbin’ pier. No other campground “This (or that) side of the Pecos” offers so much!
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Vermont Discovery Cruises, Vermont
  348 Flynn Street - Burlington, VT              
Come and experience the beauty of Vermont aboard the beautiful Moonlight Lady! Immerse yourself in a rich history and culture, a lush natural setting, and the warmth of a friendly crew and passengers!
The sixty-five foot Moonlight Lady, replicating a 1920's era plum stem inland waterways cruiser, features 8 cabins each with twin beds, private baths and expansive windows affording stunning lake and sunset views.
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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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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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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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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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Elizabeth Park
   - Connecticut, CT              
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The area which is now known as Elizabeth Park was once owned by Charles H. Pond. Mr. Pond was a wealthy industrialist and statesman whose career included the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Hartford National Bank, and Treasurer of the State of Connecticut.
Today the park encompasses 102 acres and boasts many garden areas, pathways, greenhouses, lawns, a picnic grove, a pond and recreation areas.