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For those looking for thrills the CN Tower measures up. It is the tallest free standing building in North America. Here guests will find an arcade, motion theatre ride and The Height of Excellence.
Ontario Science Center
The Centre transforms the way in which people see and think about the world around them through engaging interactive exhibitions, science demonstrations and IMAX films.
Casa Loma Mansion
Tucked away in the corner of residential downtown is the very unique Casa Loma, dripping with old world charm and an intriguing story or two.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Experience over 57,000 square feet of interactivity, hands on games, theatres, the Stanley Cup as well as the finest collection of hockey artifacts from around the world.
Rogers Centre (Skydome) Tour
Featuring the world’s first fully retractable roof, Rogers Centre is home to the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Argonauts, concerts, soccer matches and motor sports.
With more than 5,000 animals, the Toronto Zoo is Canada’s premier Zoo, known for its interactive education and conservation activities.
Yorkville is an affluent neighborhood known for its distinctive mix of high-end retail, including many art galleries, fashion boutiques and antique stores, and popular bars and cafes.
Toronto Civics Center
Canada’s largest convention centre, located in Toronto’s dynamic downtown core, the Civic Center is where the world meets.
Enjoy amazing “Broadway” shows
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Niagara Falls sees over four million cubic feet of water over its crest every minute.
Horse Shoe Falls
The Horseshoe Falls is considered to be the most impressive of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls.
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Ride into the Mist! Water rushes all around as you “soak” in the excitement and explore the roar of the Falls.
Just a few blocks from the falls is Clifton Hill, the entrainment district featuring terrific restaurants, attractions and rides.
Welland Ship Canal Locks
The Welland Canal is one of the world’s greatest man made wonders and can be best described as simply amazing.
The floral design is changed semi-annually – The intricate designs on the face of the timepiece are created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants.
Old Fort Niagara
Once occupied by the French, the British and finally the United States, its key position at the mouth of the Niagara River on Lake Ontario made it valuable to those who wanted to control the trade routes to the Great Lakes.
Professional sporting event:
Blue Jays :: Maple Leafs :: Raptors
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Intimate and unique, this is this is city’s cultural hub. The French Quarter is a great place for people-watching, browsing in eclectic shops, enjoying delicious restaurants or appreciating the architecture of New Orleans oldest neighborhood.
This historic street that runs the length of the French Quarter is home to many bars, restaurants, clubs, as well as t-shirt and souvenir shops.
St. Louis Cathedral
Standing in Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral prides itself on being the oldest continuously active cathedral in the United States.
Cafe Du Monde
This New Orleans landmark is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for coffee and beignets topped with powdered sugar.
Mardi Gras World
Mardi Gras World is the largest float designing and building facility in the world. Here more than 80% of the floats that journey down during the Carnival season are designed and built at Mardi Gras World.
National Wotld War II Museum
Opened on the anniversary of D-day, June 6, 2000, it is the only museum of its kind in the country. The museum tells the story of all 19 U.S. amphibious operations worldwide on that fateful day of June 6, 1944.
Jazz Concert at Preservation Hall
Enjoy a live performance of up and coming jazz stars in this historic venue.
Located along the Mississippi River, this marketplace has great shops, restaurants and entertainment.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
This Aquarium looming large against the Mississippi River provides 15,000 sea life creatures, representing nearly 600 species, living happily in a state-of-the-art facility.
Here, in a setting of subtropical plants, waterfalls, and lagoons, some 1,800 animals (including rare and endangered species) live in natural habitats rather than cages.
Longue Vue House & Gardens
Constructed from 1939 to 1942, Longue Vue House & Gardens is a unique expression of Greek Revival architecture set on an 8-acre estate.
Laura House Plantation Tour
Built in 1805, let the “memoirs of Laura” transport you into the lives of this plantation’s Creole men, women, slaves and children.
Bayou Swamp Tour
As your boat drifts through the Louisiana Wetlands, you will see the inhabitants of the swamp and learn about the unique history of the Cajuns who live in the area.
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The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, every one an authentic American treasure.
The country’s oldest public park, the 45 acres of Boston Commons have served as a cow pasture, a military camp, and the site of hangings, protest marches, and visits by dignitaries. Today the Common is the first stop on the Freedom Trail.
Often referred to as “the home of free speech” and “the Cradle of Liberty,” Faneuil Hall hosted America’s first Town Meeting.
Boston’s central meeting place, offering visitors and residents alike a unique and burgeoning array of shops, restaurants and outdoor entertainment.
Old North Church
Officially named Christ Church, the Old North Church is best known for its steeple, which famously displayed the lanterns signaling the advance of the British troops – “one if by land, two if by sea.”
Paul Revere House
On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston’s North End and set out on a journey that would make him into a legend.
Site of the Boston Massacre
On this site, a skirmish between an angry group of colonists and a few terrified British soldiers erupted into the first deadly encounter between Boston colonists and British “red coats.”
Old South Meeting House Museum
From the meeting of more than 5,000 colonists on December 16, 1773, which started the Boston Tea Party, to the present, the Old South Meeting House has been an important gathering place for nearly three centuries.
Bunker Hill Monument
The Bunker Hill Monument stands tall at 221 feet. It stands on the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution, fought on Breed’s Hill, June 17, 1775.
USS Constitution Museum
The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides.”
JFK Memorial Library
This museum captures the 35th President’s accomplishments and legacy in video and sound recordings and fascinating displays of memorabilia and photos.
Visit the park where the Babe pitched, The Kid hit, Yaz dazzled and Manny and Ortiz still thrill young fans today. Touch the Green Monster.
Museum of Fine Arts
Founded in 1870, this museum is one of the largest museums in the United States and contains one of the collections of Monet.
Museum of Science
Among the 500-plus exhibits, you might meet a dinosaur or a live butterfly, find out how much you’d weigh on the moon, battle urban traffic (in a computer model), or climb into a space module.
Enjoy sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond from the observatory on the 50th floor.
New England Aquarium
Founded in 1969 on the city’s waterfront, it is considered one of the first modern public aquariums and is credited with revolutionizing the modern aquarium.
Harvard Yard is a grassy area of about 25 acres which constitutes the oldest part and the center of the campus of Harvard University.
Battlefields of Lexington & Concord
Visit the Minuteman Statue, The Old Burying Ground and the National Historical Parks as you learn about the first battle of the Revolutionary war.
Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond from 1845 to 1847. His experience provided the material for the book Walden, which is credited with helping to inspire awareness and respect for the natural environment.
Best known for being the landing site of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims, today you can visit Plimoth Plantation and experience life as it was in 1627 New England.
The Mayflower II is a replica of the 17th century ship Mayflower, celebrated for transporting the Pilgrims to the New World.
Salem Witch Museum
Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures, lighting and a narration – an overview of the Witch Trials of 1692.
House of the Seven Gables
Built in 1668, the House of the Seven Gables inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his legendary novel of the same name.
Old Pepper Company
Made fresh since 1806, it is the oldest candy company in the United States.
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Statue of Liberty
This iconic symbol of freedom was a gift of friendship from the people of France in 1886. Made of copper, Lady Liberty holds a book with the inscription July 4, 1776 in one hand a torch of freedom in the other.
Ellis Island, situated just north of the Statue of Liberty, opened in 1892 and closed in 1954. Over that time more than 12 million immigrants passed through on their way to America. Today it is an Immigration Museum.
Central Park is the first public park built in America. Inside its more than 850 acres, some popular stops include Strawberry Fields, the Great Lawn, Bethesda Fountain and the Alice in Wonderland statue.
Times Square, often referred to as the “Crossroads of the World,” is the iconic center of Manhattan. It hosts a concentration of well-known theaters, stores and animated billboards.
“The Great White Way” is home to 40+ theaters that feature the very best of what live theatrical performance aspire to be.
Empire State Building
Standing 102 stories tall, the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest office building for more than 40 years. The 1931 Art Deco building has 2 million square feet of office space and offers a view of 80 miles on a clear day.
Grand Central Station
Constructed of glass and steel, the 100-foot wide by 650-foot long structure rivaled the Eiffel Tower and Crystal Palace for primacy as the most dramatic engineering achievement of the 19th century.
The Headquarters of the World Organization is located on an 18-acre site on the East side of Manhattan. Each building was designed and decorated by celebrated architects and artisans.
Famous 5th Avenue
Great shopping district in midtown Manhattan that includes high end retail such as Tiffany, Sak’s, Gucci as well as commercial retail such as H&M, Niketown and Disney.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
It is the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and has been recognized throughout its history as a center of Catholic life in this country.
A model of urban planning and design, Rockefeller Center is famous most for its large Christmas tree and gold statue “Prometheus” which overlooks the ice rink in winter.
Top of the Rock
Atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, enjoy a sensational panoramic view of Manhattan from this world class observatory.
NBC Studios Tour
1-hour behind-the-scenes tours of the production areas of several television shows.
Radio City Music Hall
Located in historic Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall is home to the Rockettes. This 1932 Art Deco theatre is amongst the most innovative and technically advanced stages in the world.
Museum of Television & Radio
The Museum of Television and Radio is dedicated to audio-visual artifacts with a collection of over 50,000 TV and radio shows.
The Metropolitan Opera House, New York State Theater, Avery Fisher Hall and Vivian Beaumont Theater form the cultural center for performing arts in New York.
Carnegie Hall, as it came to be known in the 1895 season, was an immediate success. Visitors to Carnegie Hall today can tour the facilities or enjoy one of the many wonderful musical performances that take place here
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Its 32 acres of floor space make it the largest art museum in the Western Hemisphere with over and 5 million people visit the museum every year.
Museum of Modern Art
Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.
Best known for its spiral architecture facade created by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim features exhibitions in world class modern art.
The Whitney Museum houses one of the world’s foremost collections of twentieth-century American art.
This museum, a division of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, with a focus on the Romanesque and Gothic periods.
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
Come and visit your favorite celebrities and have your picture taken with today’s pop culture stars in the favorite attraction for kids.
Museum of Natural History
Created in 1869, the museum houses more than 30 million artifacts dedicated to the research of the earth and its myriad of life forms.
Harlem is a neighborhood in upper Manhattan, long known as a major African American cultural and business center.
Located in the heart of Harlem, the Apollo Theatre has been the center stage for showcasing African-American talent since the 1930s.
Cathedral of St John the Divine
The world’s largest gothic cathedral, located in Harlem, can hold up to 8,000 worshippers at a time.
Federal Reserve Bank
Learn more about the role of central banking and visit the Gold Vault- a room situated 80 feet below street level and housing 1/4 of the world’s supply of gold bullion.
Originally founded in 1697 and later rebuilt in 1846 after a fire, Trinity Church dominated the skyline of early lower Manhattan. Buried in the adjacent cemetery are Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton.
At a time when New York City was the nation’s capital, it was here that George Washington took the oath of office as the first U.S. President on April 30, 1789.
Former site of the World Trade Center which was attacked September 11, 2001, this hallowed ground will be the future home the Freedom Tower and a memorial honoring those who perished.
South Street Seaport
Known in the early 19th century as the “Street of Ships,” Pier 17 is where New York meets the sea. There are many great shops and restaurants today.
Museum of American Financial History
This museum is the nation’s only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the free market tradition which has made NYC the financial capital of the world.
Sony Wonder Tech Lab
The Sony Wonder Technology Lab is a great place for students of all ages to learn about technology through interactive exhibits.
El Museo Del Barrio
New York City’s only Latino museum dedicated to Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art.
New York City’s Chinatown is the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere. There are many small shops selling inexpensive souvenirs and knock off handbags, watches and sunglasses.
Walking beside the narrow, cobblestone streets beneath the fire escapes of turn-of-the-century tenements, you’ll enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Italian cuisine.
An acronym for SOuth of HOuston (pronounced “how-stun”) Street, this eclectic neighborhood has a long history of appealing to New York City’s artistic community.
For over 100 years, this small area below 14th Street and west of Broadway has been a Mecca to the creative, rebellious and Bohemian.
Best known for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions, the museum has one of the world’s most important collections of fashion and textiles.
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, a Smithsonian Institution, is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.
This is one of the busiest areas of the city with workers pushing racks of clothes down the street and transporting bolts of cloth between factories. One-third of the clothes manufactured in this country are made here.
Fashion Design Showroom
Have the opportunity to meet with an up and coming designer to discuss the latest trends in fashion.
The world’s largest department store since 1902, Macy’s Herald Square is also home of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
The ‘Piecing it Together’, ‘Getting By’ and ‘Cofino Tours’ offer students a great historical perspective on the immigrant workers experience at the turn of the century.
Intrepid Air Sea Space Museum
(closed until 2009) The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is the country’s largest museum dedicated to the armed forces and the space program.
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure has more rides than any other theme park in the world, with 72 attractions as of 2006.
Professional Sports Teams:
Yankees :: Mets :: Knicks :: Nets :: Rangers :: Devils
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Liberty Bell Center
The Liberty Bell Center offers an up close view of the Liberty Bell, which is in a magnificent glass chamber with Independence Hall in the background. The Center also provides presentations and exhibits about the Liberty Bell.
Important events in our nation’s history took place at this historic landmark. George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army, the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the U.S. Constitution was drafted at Independence Hall.
This historic sight was temporarily home to the U.S. Congress from 1790-1800 while Washington, D.C. was under construction.
National Constitution Center
This interactive history museum is the only museum devoted to the U.S. Constitution and the story of “We, the people…”
This museum is located on the former site of Ben Franklin’s home and traces his life as publisher, politician, postmaster, printer, and inventor.
Visit the U.S. Mint to see how the United States Mint fulfills its mission to make, sell, and protect United States circulating coins. They will also describe the design process and show you around the engraving rooms and production floors.
Franklin Institute Science Museum
There are interactive displays and a workshop modeled after the one in which Franklin worked on his inventions here at this interactive science museum for students.
Lights of Liberty
Enjoy moonlit journey through Independence National Historical Park. Re-live American Revolution with 5 –story projections and surround sound.
Betsy Ross House
Betsy Ross is best known as the designer of the first flag of the United States. The so-called “Betsy Ross Flag” had 13 stars and stripes.
Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, George Washington and so many more come to life in the living history of a truly American church.
First and Second Banks
The Second Bank of the United States was a bank chartered in 1816, five years after the expiration of the First Bank of the United States. It was founded out of desperation to stabilize the currency.
Professional Sports Teams:
Flyers :: 76′ers :: Phillies
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Arlington National Cemetery
See the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, gravesites of President John F. Kennedy, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the crew of the Challenger Space Expedition.
Standing at the west end of the National Mall, this neoclassical monument is in honor the 16th President and features his famous Gettysburg Address.
President Lincoln’s Cottage
President Lincoln’s Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln’s presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided here from June to November of each year.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, modeled after the Pantheon of Rome, is America’s foremost memorial to our third president.
The construction of the Capitol began in 1793, and for over a century it was the only building created for the use of the nation’s legislature
The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a memorial to George Washington.
White House Visitors Center
The Visitor’s Center features many aspects of the White House, including its architecture, furnishings, first families, social events and relations with the press and world leaders.
Initially convened in New York, then Philadelphia, then US Capitol, finally in 1935 the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. was completed.
Library of Congress
Started by Congress in 1800 who sent away to London for 740 books and 3 maps as a reference library for Congress, these materials were later used by the British to start a fire to burn down the Capitol in 1814. Jefferson then sold his personal collection of over 6,000 books to begin the 2nd collection of the Library of Congress in 1815. Today, there are approximately 90 million items on 540 miles of shelves.
Here, the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and many other documents can be found.
This memorial honors members of the U.S. armed forces who died in service or are unaccounted for during the Vietnam War.
Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral has opens its doors to people of all faiths as they have gathered to worship and pray, to mourn the passing of world leaders, and to confront the pressing moral and social issues of the day.
World War II Memorial
Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice and commitment of the American people.
Dedicated on May 2, 1997, the monument spreads over 7.5 acres, tracing 12 years of history through a sequence of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR’s terms in office.
Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial
The memorial is dedicated to all marines who have given their lives in the battle of Iwo Jima, one of the most historic battles of World War II.
Korean War Memorial
This memorial provides 19 larger than life steel statues of soldiers dressed in full combat gear serve as a tribute to those who restored freedom to South Korea.
Learn the history of this working theatre and the events that led up to the assassination of President Lincoln.
Across the street from Ford’s Theatre is the house where Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.
The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a memorial to the millions who died during the Nazi regime in Germany during World War II.
International Spy Museum
This is the only public museum throughout the world solely dedicated to espionage and global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession.
A celebration of maritime history.
National Air and Space Museum
Maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.
National Museum of the American Indian
The first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.
American Art Museum
The museum celebrates the extraordinary creativity of our country’s artists, whose works are windows on the American experience.
National Museum of American History
(closed until Summer 2008) Check out the multitude of exhibits exploring America’s history, identity and culture.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts produces a variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, and folk music, and multi-media performances for all ages.
The National Zoo is home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. The Zoo is best known for the giant pandas.
Sculpture of a giant struggling to emerge from the earth.
Walk along Massachusetts Avenue and see many of the beautiful foreign embassies in Washington D.C.
Among the most visited destination in the nation’s Capitol with over 32 million visitors a year. World-class train terminals, exhibitions, restaurants and stores.
George Washington’s Estate & Gardens, including the farm where Washington and his family lived.
Initially in honor of President Lincoln, it later took hold by an African American woman who started fund raising among freed blacks to pay homage to the President.
National Museum of African Art
This Museum fosters the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa, the cradle of humanity.
Frederick Douglass and Cedar Hill
Visit the home of Frederick Douglass, who spent his life in the late 1800’s working to abolish slavery and fight for the rights for all oppressed people.
Professional sporting event:
Wizards :: Capitals :: Nationals
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A mile long, consisting of 50 acres, this lakefront playground is a must-see for student groups. Great rides, restaurants and shopping.
North Michigan Avenue (a.k.a. Magnificent Mile) is one of the world’s most famous shopping districts, this mile boasts some of the most popular names in retail and fashion.
Museum of Science and Industry
With over 350,000 sq ft of space, the Museum of Science and Industry contains more than 800 exhibits covering diverse areas like energy, the environment, the human body, space exploration and transportation.
Shedd Aquarium has been a Chicago icon and a leader in the zoo and aquarium profession for more than three-quarters of a century.
This fountain was given to Chicago in 1927; it still stands in the center of Grant Park and has become a major cultural landmark of Chicago.
Field Museum of Natural History
You’ll discover the astonishing diversity of life on earth and connect with cultures from every corner of the globe in this world class museum with more than 9 acres of exhibits.
This fountain was built in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Lake Shore Drive
Featured in many films, Lake Shore Drive provides a great vantage point to appreciate Chicago’s famous skyline.
Lincoln Park Zoo
One of the oldest zoos in the country, this stop offers terrific wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Today the Zoo is recognized as a world leader in wildlife conservation and community education.
What locals call the historical center of downtown Chicago; it is the second-largest central business district in the United States, behind Manhattan.
Six Flags Great America Amusement Park
In addition to the most thrilling rides on the planet, you and your kids will find a number of top-shelf entertainment venues at the park.
Professional sporting event:
Cubs :: White Sox :: Bulls :: Blackhawks
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Formerly known as The Chicago Butter and Egg Board, it was changed in 1919 to The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (now CME). Its members still trade futures contracts on agricultural commodities by open outcry.
Chicago Stock Exchange
Known as CHX, this market is an integral part of the National Market System offering competition to all U.S. equity markets. CHX offers the ability to transact business in virtually all NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ issues.
Eli’s Cheesecake Company
Groups from all over the world come and tour our award-winning bakery. Making its debut on July 4, 1980 at the Taste of Chicago, Eli Schulman created the now famous Eli’s Cheesecake. Today it has become a symbol of Chicago…it was proclaimed Chicago’s 150th Birthday Cake as well being the wager used when the Bulls won the NBA Championships.
Museum of Broadcast Communications
The Museum is the premiere broadcast museum in America and home to the only National Radio Hall of Fame. It contains a vast library of historic television and radio programs and commercials.
Great for all ages, two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot.
Renowned for teaching and performing long-form improvisational theater, this is sure to be a great time.
Art Institute of Chicago
This museum houses one of the world’s best art collections- with more than 300,000 works on display, representing over 40 centuries of art.
Terra Museum of American Art
The Terra Foundation’s collection of American art spans the colonial era through 1945 and includes more than seven hundred paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures.
Frank Lloyd Wright House Home & Studio
Restored and preserved as a museum and memorial to one of our country’s most influential and innovative architects–Frank Lloyd Wright.
With its unprecedented combination of architecture, monumental sculpture and landscape design, the 24.5 acre Millennium Park has become the crowning achievement for Chicago in the tradition of its original founders.
Opened in 2006, the Freedom Museum inspires generations to understand, value and protect freedom. Through interactive exploration, visitors gain a greater understanding of the struggle for freedom in the U.S. and the role of the First Amendment plays in our daily lives.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum boldly interweaves exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs to excite, challenge, and illuminate visitors and to provide insight into the creative process.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
This museum, known as MoCP, presents projects and exhibitions that communicate the value and significance of photographic images as expressions of human thought, imagination, and creativity.
Mexican Fine Arts Center
The purpose of the Museum is to stimulate and preserve the knowledge and appreciation of the Mexican culture as it manifests itself in and outside of Mexico.
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Founded in 1973, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center Juan Antonio Corretjer is a non-profit, community-based umbrella institution, which seeks to serve the social/cultural needs of Chicago’s Puerto Rican/Latino community.
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World of Coca-Cola
This tour provides the largest collection of Coke memorabilia, a fully functioning bottling line, tasting over 70 different products to sample and a Pop Culture Gallery.
Journey into the heart of the CNN Headquarters in Atlanta for the story behind the news and what it takes to deliver the news to over 2 billion people worldwide.
Stone Mountain Park
Well-known for carvings of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis, Stone Mountain Park provides terrific rides, shows and other attractions in Atlanta.
The Georgia Aquarium opened in 2005 and is now the world’s largest aquarium. It features more animals than any other aquarium in more than eight million gallons of water.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Center for Nonviolent Social Change
This Center for Nonviolent Social Change is a memorial and education centre built in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. The center is located in a beautiful setting close to where Dr King was born.
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
The Carter Center includes photographs and historical memorabilia from the Carter presidency (1977 – 1981). An exact replica of the Oval Office and gifts received by the Carters are also featured.
Centennial Olympic Park
The sight for the 1996 summer Olympics, the Park was constructed to represent a glorious gathering spot for visitors and residents to enjoy during and after the Centennial Olympics.
Buckhead is the jewel of Atlanta, with its gracious homes, elegant hotels, terrific shopping and great restaurants.
Six city blocks in the heart of downtown Atlanta, it is the host to over 100 specialty stores, restaurants and entertainment.
High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. The High’s first permanent home came in 1926 with the donation by Mrs. Joseph M. High of her family’s residence on Peachtree Street.
Fernback Museum of Natural History
Enjoy the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of present-day Georgia, connect with cultures from around the globe, engage in a variety of hands-on exhibits and don’t miss the incredible 5-story experience of an IMAX film.
Zoo Atlanta has evolved from a quaint picnic stop where people gawked at wild animals to a modern-day destination seeking to teach the public about its animal ambassadors and work for the preservation of their wild counterparts.
The Atlanta Cyclorama is a cylindrical panoramic painting of the American Civil War Battle of Atlanta. The cyclorama is housed in a museum, also called the “Atlanta Cyclorama”, in Grant Park in Atlanta.
Georgia Music Hall of Fame
Interactive learning space for students includes hands-on exhibits that explore music composition, styles, instrument families and more.
Margaret Mitchell House & Museum
Margaret Mitchell with exclusive photographs and archival exhibits that tell the story of Margaret Mitchell beyond Gone With the Wind.
African-American Panoramic Experience Museum (“APEX”)
African-American cultural museum.
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
The first library of its kind in the southeast offering specialized reference and archival collections for the study and research of African cultures.
Six Flags Over Georgia
Georgia’s major theme park with heart-stopping roller coasters, family rides, and water attractions.
Professional sporting event:
Braves Hawks Thrashers
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The oldest part of Old Québec, Lower Town is clustered on the narrow streets between the ramparts of Haute-Ville and the Old Port. At its center, your group will find Place Royale, the historical market square that has been faithfully restored to its former glory. You will see the 17th- and 18th-century houses surrounding the square now in pristine condition
The hilly section of the Quebec City, known as Upper Town, developed later than the original settlement it overlooks. Upper Town has an appeal all of its own, with a distinctly urban feel to it.
The Château Frontenac
Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec – it is the heart of Old Québec.
The Plains of Abraham
The site of many clashes for supremacy between the French and British Empires, the park is the scene of the 1759 Conquest, which changed the fate of North America.
The National Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the name for the legislative body of the province of Quebec. This legislative assembly operates in a fashion similar to those of other British-style parliamentary systems.
The Citadelle is a military installation and official residence located atop Cap Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. This citadel is part of the fortifications of Quebec City, the only city with extant city walls in North America.
Facing the Château Frontenac, this pleasantly landscaped promenade and boardwalk offers the city’s best view of the Saint Lawrence River and Old Quebec. Full of vendors, street performers and scores of visitors.
Laval University is the oldest centre of education in Canada, and was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. Its main campus is located on the outskirts of historic Quebec City.
Museum of Civilization
The Canadian Museum of Civilization is Canada’s national museum of human history and the most-visited museum in the country.The museum’s primary purpose is to collect, study, preserve, and present material objects that illuminate the human history of Canada and the cultural diversity of its people.
The show chronicles Quebec’s history. This breathtaking multimedia display provides a truly educational experience.
Ste. Anne de Beaupré Shrine
The Shrine, which celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2008, is one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in North America.
Montmorency Waterfalls Park
The Montmorency Falls form a large waterfall in Quebec, located near Quebec City. The falls, at 272 ft. high, are the highest in Quebec and 90 ft. higher than Niagara Falls.
Old Montreal (or Vieux-Montréal in French) is the oldest area in Montreal, dating back to colonial times.
Notre Dame Basilica
This neo-gothic building from 1829 was constructed on the site of a much older and smaller church. Notre Dame is noted for its lavish and beautiful interior – stained glass windows, gold-tipped polychrome carvings, paintings, statues, and especially its lavish altarpiece.
The Montréal Biodome recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas: the lush and humid Tropical Forest, the Laurentian Forest, the St. Lawrence Marine ecosystem and the Polar Worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic.
The jewel of Montreal’s city parks is, without question, Mount Royal. This 101-hectare park occupies part of the mountain that lies in the midst of Montreal and includes the highest spot in the city (234m).
St. Joseph’s Oratory
A major site of Roman Catholic pilgrimage and worship, St. Joseph’s features the world’s second largest dome, after St. Peter’s in Rome. Inside there are essentially two large churches one atop the other.
McGill University was founded in 1821 from a bequest by James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant, who left an endowment in addition to the property on which the university now stands. McGill would become the first non-denominational university in the British Empire.
The Olympic Stadium (French: Stade olympique) was built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. It subsequently became the home of Montreal’s professional teams. The Olympic Park Tower is the tallest leaning structure in the world. The tower holds up the dome over the Olympic Stadium. Tourists can ride to the top of the tower for some excellent views of downtown and eastern Montreal.
Williamsburg back to top
See history come alive at Colonial Williamsburg, where you will stroll past historic buildings and interact with people dressed and living of the colonial period. You can watch blacksmiths, saddlemakers, wigmakers, silversmiths and hear daring patriots whisper about revolution.
The Capitol and the Governor’s Palace were the center of the political and social life of Virginia for most of the 18th century. Famous members of the House of Burgesses which met in the Capitol included Patrick Henry, George Washington, George Mason, and Thomas Jefferson.
The Governor’s Palace, home of the Colony of Virginia’s Royal Governors, is one of the two largest buildings at Colonial Williamsburg, the other being the Capitol. Thomas Jefferson was the last resident, before the capital of Virginia was moved to Richmond.
In 1607 Jamestown earned the distinction of being America’s first permanent English colony. Today at Jamestown Settlement, the story of the people who founded Jamestown and of the Virginia Indians they encountered is told through film, gallery exhibits and living history.
Yorktown Victory Center
October 19, 1781 effectively ended the six-year struggle for American independence and set the stage for a new government and nation. Today at the Yorktown Victory Center, America’s evolution from colonial status to nationhood is chronicled through a unique blend of timeline, film, thematic exhibits and outdoor living history.
Williamsburg Busch Gardens Theme Park
With dozens of thrilling rides and attractions, main stage shows, and a wide variety of authentic foods and shops, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the ticket to a world-class adventure.
President’s Park is an educational museum in Williamsburg that features the history and statues of all 43 presidents of the United States of America.
Merchants Square is an 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants.
Cape Henry Memorial
Cape Henry Memorial is one unit of Colonial National Historical Park. This quarter acre site marks the approximate site of the first landing of the Jamestown settlers in Virginia.