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The National Infantry Museum has moved into a new, $100 million facility … The splashy highlight of the museum is its “Last 100 Yards” exhibit, where visitors can walk up a slope accompanied by attacking U.S. soldiers from the past 200 years.
A factory closing is a sad affair: breadwinners are left reeling, communities go shrinking, and the sight of an empty architectural behemoth hovering over the landscape reminds us daily of the less lovely side of capitalism.
In a recent online poll, RoadsideAmerica.com asked site visitors:
“Which taxidermy wonder would you travel farthest to see?”
We couldn’t present America’s full breadth of stuffed dead exhibits, so we chose a tiny sampling of more common oddities, and a few true rarities.
We’ve long been impressed with Jordan’s Furniture stores in Massachusetts, which offer mad mixes of water shows and Mardi Gras and thrill rides in places that sell, basically, furniture.
The New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York, recently launched a new astro-attraction: Rocket Park Mini Golf, a valiant educational effort that attempts to teach kids about physics through the joy of amateur putting (And we don’t mean discovering how time seems to stretch out into infinity when stuck behind slowpokes trying to [...]
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