Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences focuses on environmental research and the discovery of ecosystems. Kids will love the live...more
In the 1800s, "rusticators" like Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and other Hudson River School painters fled to Maine's Mount Desert Island, dotted with 26...more
Cesar Pelli's monolithic new arts hub for Miami finally opened in October 2006. It may be one of the ugliest buildings the architect (best known for the...more
If riding a bike over the snow and through the trees—at night, with only a headlamp illuminating the path ahead—is your kind of thing, then head...more
The 2,000-seat Ahmanson Theatre and 750-seat Mark Taper Forum are two of L.A.'s most important performing venues. Both are affiliated with the Center Theatre...more
Akaka Falls, 420 feet high, is one of several spectacular waterfalls along the Hamakua coast of the island. It's the easiest one to get to, and the trip there...more
In July 1923, as one of his last acts as president, Warren G. Harding drove the golden spike to commemorate the Alaska Railroad's completion. Nearly a hundred...more
Surrounded by icy water and treacherous currents, Alcatraz was an ideal site for a high-security prison, and unsurprisingly, nearly all of those who tried to...more
Like the Guggenheim, this Midtown museum, which opened in 2001, is as notable for its building as for its collections. The exterior is a patchwork of bronze...more
No child—or adult for that matter—who has strolled under the enormous blue whale has ever forgotten this cavernous museum on the Upper West Side....more
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