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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library

212 North Sixth Street
Springfield, Illinois
217-782-5764
The presidential museum's permanent exhibit is comprised of two Lincoln journeys, a treasures gallery, Mrs. Lincoln's attic - a hands-on play area for children ages 3-12 and their families - and an ask Mr. Lincoln area.

Two theater presentations are offered: one is the story of Lincoln as told from an artist's perspective; the other is a holavision production that discusses the relevance of history and artifacts. At the time of its opening, the museum was twice as large as any...
Hours & Admission
Museum (admission): daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed major holidays. Library (free): daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Adam Thoroughgood House

1636 Parrish Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia
757-460-7588
According to the Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach Historical Society, Adam Thoroughgood arrived in America in 1621 as an indentured servant. In 1736, he was granted a land parcel. It is unknown specifically when the house was built or by whom, but it has a distinctly English cottage style. While here visit the gardens. The city of Virginia Beach also owns or operates the historic Lynnhaven and Francis Land houses.
Hours & Admission
Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission.
Photo Courtesy: Virginia Beach CVB

Adventure City

1238 South Beach Blvd.
Anaheim, California
714-236-9300
Children of all ages can enjoy rides, plus a carousel, a children's theater and petting zoo.
Hours & Admission
Vary by season. Admission.

African Safari Wildlife Park

267 Lightner Road
Port Clinton, Ohio
419-732-3606
Drive the 100-acre wildlife preserve and discover exotic animals, such as camels, warthogs, giraffes, zebras and buffalo. Then park and walk through Safari Junction with education programs.
Hours & Admission
Late-May to Labor Day, daily 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., September to late-May, daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission.

Amazing L.A. Race

1023 Hancock Avenue
Los Angeles, California
310-360-6950
Offering two distinct team race events that follow the general concept of “The Amazing Race” television show. The L.A. Race is a annual one-day, day-long event throughout Los Angeles that requires more physical and mapping skills, while the three-hour CityRace Urban Adventure spotlights a particular neighborhood and involves research, thought-processing and problem solving skills.
Hours & Admission
Office: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Events: select days. Admission.
Photo Courtesy: Race/LA

American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery

Eighth and F Streets NW
Washington, District of Columbia
202-633-7970
The Smithsonian Institution's American Art Museum, the nation's first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection celebrates the vision and creativity of Americans with approximately 41,000 artworks in all media spanning more than three centuries.

The museum's permanent collection is featured in six installations, including "American Experience," "American Art through 1940," the expanded "America's Presidents," "American Origins,...
Hours & Admission
Daily 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Closed December 25. Free.
Photo ©Flying Compass

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

121 Monument Avenue
Greeneville, Tennessee
423-638-3551
The historic site includes a visitor center with a museum showcasing the 17th president of the United States, the actual tailor shop where Johnson worked and a video presentation.

Andrew Johnson succeeded President Lincoln after his death, however Johnson was challenged with mending the country and subsequently was the first president to be impeached. In President Johnson's early home, exhibits depict his life prior to assuming the presidency....
Hours & Admission
Daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed major holidays. Free.
Photo Courtesy: Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Annapolis Ghost Tours

12 Church Circle
Annapolis, Maryland
443-758-5345
The 1.5- to 2-hour ghost walk covers almost a one-mile loop. Multiple stops are made to point out a site where aberration has been seen or an unusual encounter has occurred. Bring your camera as you never know who might mysteriously appear in your photos. Stops can include St. Anne’s cemetery and the State House.
Hours & Admission
Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Closed major holidays. Admission.
Photo Courtesy: Annapolis Ghost Tours

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, California
310-458-4904
The five-acre oceanfront site was originally developed during the 1920’s Gold Coast era by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The Davies estate featured a mansion of 100-plus rooms and ornate marble swimming pool. The beach house was a hot spot on Santa Monica’s beach with Hearst and Davies entertaining luminaries from the Hollywood.

The property was later purchased from Davies and converted to Oceanhouse, “America’s Most Beautiful Hotel,” and to the Sand & Sea...
Hours & Admission
Gardens, view deck and splash pad - daily 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; gallery - Monday and second Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Davies guest house - Monday and second Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., café - Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free.
Photo Courtesy: Annenberg Community Beach House

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, California
562-590-3100
This internationally renowned aquarium creatively examines the treasures of the Pacific Ocean, the planet's largest, most diverse body of water. The aquarium explores three regions of the Pacific Ocean: sunny Southern California/Baja Pacific, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific and the coral reefs of the Tropical Pacific.

The facility's sweeping, wave-like architecture was designed to emulate the ocean.
Hours & Admission
Daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Christmas. Admission.
Photo Courtesy: Aquarium of the Pacific
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