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9/11 Memorial Museum

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The 9/11 Memorial Museum is the quietest place in New York City I’ve found. Outside the fountains roar into the pools, pouring water into the two massive holes that were once the North and South Towers. This is a void in Manhattan. Skyscrapers on every side. The new One World Trade Center towering over the Memorial. But ultimately you can ... Read More »

Neon Museum

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If you are in Las Vegas and need a break from all of the hours of gambling and endless buffet lines, then a visit to the Neon Museum just might be the ticket for you. It is located just a couple of blocks from the Fremont Street Experience and is a great spot to look at a bit of Las ... Read More »

Bone Creek Museum Puts Agrarian Art on Map

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Traveling at 75 miles per hour forces emerald fields of corn and golden fields of wheat to blur, creating a hypnotic feeling, inducing fatigue. The Nebraska section of I-80 is a lengthy, flat, pass-through route, spawning the state’s negative reputation for boring drives through “nothingness.” This area of the world is difficult to appreciate without slowing down and getting out ... Read More »

Seattle: Finding Nirvana at the Museum

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Take a peek inside the Seattle sound movement of the 1980s and ’90s with the “Nirvana Taking Punk to the Masses” exhibit at the EMP Museum. The museum covers music, science fiction and pop culture through permanent and traveling exhibits created by its own highly talented staff. “Nirvana Taking Punk to the Masses” is one of many exhibits currently at ... Read More »

Find Inspiration at Taubman Museum in Roanoke, Virginia

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I recently visited Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke, Virginia, and wholly recommend it for all ages.  The contemporary art — some on permanent display and some as traveling exhibitions — will inspire you.  I am not an artist but can appreciate the exquisite talent of the modern and historical pieces.  I was awestruck as I toured and felt ... Read More »

Tracing TV History on Walton’s Mountain in Schuyler, Virginia

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Original Walton’s House, Virginia At one time or another, most people have watched an episode of “The Waltons,” that famous television series from the ’70s. I grew up watching this show and sometimes even now when I want a hint of nostalgia, I’ll find an episode on cable and watch it. I was in Lynchburg, Virginia, for my nephew’s graduation ... Read More »

Solemn Reflection at the Oklahoma City National Memorial

Oklahoma City National Memorial A visit to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a somber and thought-provoking experience. The events of April 19, 1995 — when 168 people, including 19 children younger than 6, were killed in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building — resonate with many of us. We will not likely forget where ... Read More »

Must See Denver Art Museums

Denver Art Museum Denver is home to unique and wonderful art museums including the Denver Art Museum (DAM), the Kirkland Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum.  On a recent visit to Denver, I had the opportunity to enjoy some of the city’s finest treasures. The DAM is housed in a unique, angular building consisting of 230,000 square feet of titanium ... Read More »

Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Ohio If you’re ever in, near or driving through Cleveland, Ohio, you must visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. With seven floors and 150,000 square feet of exhibit space, there’s something that will delight everyone – from famous cars and guitars, original sheet music, transistor radios, stage costumes, concert ... Read More »

The Palace at Versailles — Grandeur Personified

Gate at Palace of Versailles Two overwhelming impressions that I left the Palace at Versailles with were shock at the immense wealth and power represented, and awe of the sheer history and longevity of the palace. King Louis XIV reined there from 1682 until the French Revolution in the mid 1700s. The palace itself is truly a marvel — everything ... Read More »