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Salem, Massachusetts — site of the witch trials of 1692 — has a packed roster of witch attractions, including a statue, a dungeon, two witch trial reenactments, and two-and-a-half witch museums (one gives half its space to pirates).
With the new year comes the promise of new wonders, yet unborn, that will dazzle our eyeballs into the distracted-driver danger zone. Here’s a brief look at some of the anticipated highlights for 2010 — and remember that every year also brings dozens of unexpected new attractions.
Do you like your Christmas nostalgia sugar-cookie sweet… or frosted with irony? You could satisfy both urges by visiting an over-the-top seasonal display — or you could drive to seasonal attractions that cater to Christmas’s increasingly divergent demographics.
It’s taken a while, but Rolling Rock finally has some credibility. The 140-ton boulder, which has been a postcard-worthy traffic hazard in Fall River, Massachusetts, for longer than anyone can remember, is now the “official glacial rock” of Massachusetts,
It’s a tale of survival and resurrection. Of inspiration and beauty. Of teenagers discovering what awesomeness really means, perhaps with the help of a certain sweet-smelling herb. It is the story of the rebirth of…Laserium! Yes, that staple of coming-of-age psychedelia has found a permanent home in the heart of Hollywood; Laserium CyberTheater has opened […]
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.« Previous Entries