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    Lititz Springs Park, Pennsylvania

  PO Box 110 - Lititz, PA             
The history of the Reading & Columbia Rail Road started with the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company chartered April 4, 1833 by an Act of the Pennsylvnia Legislature. This is all part of a complex story that began locally in 1857 with generated interest in a railroad between Reading and Columbia. A group of influential citizens from Lancaster and Berks Counties secured passage of a charter creating the Reading & Columbia Rail Road Company, which was signed by Governor James Pollock on May 19, 1857.
    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.
    Funtown Amusement Pier, New Jersey
  1930 Boardwalk - Seaside Park, NJ            
The amusment pier has an incredible ocean view backdrop with beautiful beaches for the whole family to enjoy. They have SUPER SPECTACULAR adult rides, family rides galore and "Don't Worry" they have plenty of great rides for the small kiddies too. When you visit the pier don't forget to join in the fun with Funtown's famous Go-Carts. Feel the thrill of racing on the Ocean's Edge. For all you real thrill seekers take an explosive ride on the Tower of Fear. This 225ft giant ride will power you to new heights of thrills! Roller Coaster fans. come ride looping coaster while watching the ocean waves break right under you. Come walk beautiful boardwalk and try your luck at any of our piers amusment games and enjoy all the incredible food available.
    New York Botanical Garden, New York State
  200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard - Bronx, NY              
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The New York Botanical Gardens is a premier educational institution. Located just a brisk 25 minute bicycle ride from Sound View Park via Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff Blvd, this NYC attraction is surprisingly bicycle accessible and encourages travel as such. The Gardens offers many educational programs including the opportunity to graduate with certificates in botany, floral design and horticulture, just to name a few. Ongoing hands-on gardening activities for the whole family are also available, so check their schedule online, or just give them a call. The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden is a year-round world of its own, boasting mazes, larger than life flowers, and many real time activities for your curious explorer. A prize bloom in the collection of Bronx attractions, it also actively participates in community outreach programs that expand nutritional education. Make sure you check out the Green Market, which carries a variety of produce available for purchase. Health-related screenings offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month by staff from both Montefiore Medical Center and St. Barnabas Hospital are another of the services that demonstrates their involvement in the surrounding communities. Their dedication to the conservation of the plants and fungi of the world through various scientific research associations places them on the world map.
    Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York State
  30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY              
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2013 Winter/Spring Season. Based on The Suit by Can Themba, Mothobi Mutloatse, and Barney Simon Direction, adaptation, and music by Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne, and Franck Krawczyk The renowned Peter Brook—whose 1987 production of The Mahabharata inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater)—returns with a music-filled adaptation of South African writer Can Themba’s piercing tale of simmering resentment and tragedy, The Suit. A wife caught in the act, her lover fleeing the scene, a suit left behind. It’s the perfect recipe for a husband’s punishing, humiliating decree: go on with business as usual, he says to his spouse, but take your lover’s suit everywhere you go as a ghostly reminder of your betrayal. Using an innovative staging that integrates live musicians directly into the action, Brook makes Themba’s volatile work sing. A hummed “Strange Fruit,” African melodies, and Schubert lieder thicken the tense, poisoned air of this apartheid-era summer in which a shared wound was not allowed to heal.
Dating from its first performance in 1861, BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn. The first BAM facility at 176-194 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights was originally conceived by the Philharmonic Society of Brooklyn as a home for its concerts. It housed a large theater seating 2,200, a smaller concert hall, dressing and chorus rooms, and a vast "baronial" kitchen. BAM presented both amateur and professional music and theater productions. Performers included Ellen Terry, Edwin Booth, Tomas Salvini, and Fritz Kreisler.
    Atlantis Marine World, New York State
  431 E Main St - Riverhead, NY             
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Atlantis Marine World, Long Island's number full-scale aquarium, located on Main Street in Riverhead, Long Island. Atlantis Marine World, situated along the Peconic River, boasts many fascinating marine life exhibits, sea lion training sessions, educational programs and numerous opportunities for personal experiences.
Frolicking seals will greet visitors to Atlantis Marine World before they enter the mystical Lost City of Atlantis, where numerous discoveries await the eager explorer.
During your visit, jump aboard the Atlantis Explorer for an educational environmental tour boat adventure along the Peconic River, where you can experience the natural wonders of Long Island’s waters and getting wet is optional!
Atlantis Marine World has formed an educational alliance with Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program, and is the primary supporter and home of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation; New York State's only authorized stranding and rehabilitation facility.
    Cape May Lewes Ferry, New Jersey
  1200 Lincoln Blvd - North Cape May, NJ            
Whether you're crossing the Delaware Bay for a fun day trip or as part of a long-distance trip, on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, your journey is sure to be a memorable one. Enjoy historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, oceangoing vessels, unique seabirds and, just maybe, your very own dolphin escort!
    Shields Skatepark and Shop, New Jersey
  17 Minneakoning Road - Flemington, NJ           
A NEW, totally custom indoor skating facility located in a roomy warehouse at 17 Minneakoning Road in Flemington, NJ , near the Flemington Circle. Shields Skatepark has over 18,600 square feet of quarterpipes, ledges, rails, gaps, custom ramps, wedges, boxes, banks, spines, roll-ins, a vert wall and featuring a 46-foot-long, eight-foot-high halfpipe.
Attracting skaters and riders from all over the NY, NJ, and Philadelphia area. Come play with the best pros and amateurs in the NorthEast! There's also sponsored contests for riders, skaters, skooters and bikers at all levels. And live band shows. Always something happening just around the corner at Shields!
    National Aqauarium in Baltimore, Maryland
  501 East Pratt Street - Baltimore, MD             
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The National Aquarium in Baltimore seeks to stimulate interest in, develop knowledge about, and inspire stewardship of aquatic environments.
A member of the Baltimore community, Maryland's leading tourist attraction, and an international icon, the Aquarium provides cultural, recreational, and educational experiences that meet the needs of diverse communities. We are committed to contribute substantially to the economic development of the local region by conducting a financially stable business in a way that demonstrates an awareness of community needs.
    Islamic Center, Washington DC
  2551 Massachusetts Ave NW - Washington, DC           
"In November 1944, the idea for building a Mosque in Washington DC was born through a discussion between Mr. M. Abu Al Hawa and the former Ambassador of Egypt, Mr. Mahmood Hassan Pasha.
Soon thereafter, a handful of diplomats and American Muslims formed the Washington Mosque Foundation. The Foundation’s membership quickly grew to include representatives from every Islamic nation in the world and American citizens. They all supported the Foundation’s appeal for funds. They managed to raise enough money that enabled them to purchase the land that the Center sits on now on Washington’s “Embassy Row”. They purchased the land on April 30, 1946, and laid the cornerstone on January 11, 1949.
Finally, with its completion, the Islamic Center’s dedication ceremony took place on June 28, 1957. Former United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke for the American representatives. In his address, he praised the Islamic world’s “traditions of learning and rich culture” which have “for centuries contributed to the building of civilization.” He affirmed America’s founding principle of religious freedom and stated that: “America would fight with her whole strength for your right to have here your own church and worship according to your own conscience. This concept is indeed a part of America, and without that concept we would be something else than what we are.”
    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.
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington DC
  W. Basin Drive SW - Washington, DC           
"This monument is not only a memorial to the nation's 32nd president, but also a remembrance of the people of his time. The monument stretches along the Tidal Basin with four outdoor gallery rooms, connected by granite passageways. Each room exhibits aspects of Franklin D. Roosevelt's terms in office. The second room, for example, depicts the Great Depression with statues waiting in a bread line and of a man listening to a fireside chat. Another room contains a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt, the only memorial to honor a First Lady. The monument is glorified by waterfalls and pools."
    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!
    Dinosaur Land, Virginia
  3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway - White Post, VA           
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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.
    Strasburg Railroad, Pennsylvania
  Rt. 741 East - Lancaster County - Strasburg, PA             
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Strolling through the historic East Strasburg Station and the neighboring town of Strasburg, exploring the engines and rail cars up-close and riding beautifully restored trains are so much fun that you'll almost forget that you're immersed in a richly educational experience — learning about steam railroading, agriculture, Amish culture and PA Dutch heritage.
The larger-than-life coal-burning steam train is just the beginning. Ride the Cagney Steam Train, a miniature version; operate a hand-powered Pump Car or watch the little ones "steer" the pint-sized Cranky Car. Browse the Thomas™ Toy Store. Discover an amazing railroad bookstore and railfan shop filled with apparel and merchandise
Across the road is the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, where you can explore a world-class collection of more than 100 locomotives and rail cars on display, including the priceless Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Collection. And nearby is the National Toy Train Museum - another world-class collection.
    Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Pennsylvania
  3830 Dorney Park Rd. - Allentown, PA             
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Dinosaurs Alive - Step back in time to millions of years ago in our brand new Dinosaurs Alive! animatronic dinosaur park! More than 30 life-sized dinosaurs are on display, some up to 40 feet tall. Guests will visit thematic exhibits along a wooded path, following how they lived, what they ate, how they protected themselves, and how they adapted to their prehistoric world. An educational and exciting attraction that the whole family can enjoy together.
Roller Coasters - Are you looking for roller coasters that will make your head spin, heart throb and hair stand straight up? Then Dorney Park is the place for you! We have a wide variety of thrill-seeking roller coasters that will leave you wanting more! Can you handle it? Wildwater Kingdom and much more.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Virginia Zoo, Virginia
  3500 Granby Street - Norfolk, VA           
Zoo members are invited to “feast with the beasts” while taking an early morning peek at their Zoo. Members can graze the Zoo as breakfast is served picnic-style and enjoy watching animals down their early morning meals. Up-close animal encounters and interesting animal facts from Virginia Zoo Volunteers will also be available for guests to enjoy. It's an event you won't want to miss.
    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.
    Lake Compounce, Connecticut
  822 Lake Avenue - Bristol, CT             
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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.
    Story Land, New Hampshire
  Route 16 - Glen, NH            
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Kennywood Entertainment continues the Story Land legacy begun by the Morrell Family... The inspiration for Story Land came to Bob and Ruth Morrell of North Conway, NH, from a woman they met in Germany, while Bob was serving in the U.S. Army in the early 1950s.
Frau Von Arps had created a collection of small dolls based on characters from children's stories, and she suggested that the Morrells build a small village to house them when they returned home to the White Mountains. They took her suggestion much further, deciding instead to bring some of those characters and stories to life in a setting with green grass and flowers, where children are safe and busy at every turn.
    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!
    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.
    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.