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Nashville was the Center of U.S. Population in 1905, according to a bronze plaque next to the entrance to the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau.[EggDropErin, 05/04/2015]
1905. Nashville, Indiana. The opportunities seemed limitless. What's weird about this claim is that the US Census determines the mean population center every TEN years, 1900 and 1910, but not 1905! What's Nashville trying to pull?
- 10 N. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN
- Downtown, on the northwest corner of W. Main St. and Hwy 135/N. Van Buren St.
Although the outside could be freshened, the inside has plenty to offer, from some very interesting videos and mementos to the spectacular miniature of the White House, including the West wing. The miniature has cutouts of the many rooms and is larger than you would think; 60 feet wide, I believe. There's even a separate exhibit of various presidents' Oval Office furnishings.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and give the owner credit for providing something so patriotic. Right next door is the freshly-striped Citrus Tower -- also worth a visit.[Darrin Z., 05/04/2015]
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid has Uncle Buck's bowling alley, an indoor swamp with alligators, a shooting gallery, a general store, an archery range, and lodge rooms where you can stay overnight. America's tallest free standing elevator rises to the top of the Pyramid, which has a restaurant (opening in June) and observation decks with glass floors ($10 admission). 535,000 square feet. It's like Disney meets a hunters' amusement park.[steve, 05/04/2015]
The Wall of Welcome is a 120-foot-long mosaic project celebrating the Crestview and Brentwood community of Austin. Created by artist Jean Graham with the residents of the neighborhood, it chronicles the history and stories of people who grew up in and continue to live there. Chock full of quirky humor, it is environmental art at its best. Located at the fabulously 1950s Crestview Shopping Center. Easy parking.[Sarah Gowan, 05/04/2015]
- 7100 Woodrow Ave., Austin, TX
- North side of the city, in the Crestview neighborhood. On the west side of Woodrow Ave. just south of its intersection with Arroyo Seco, between Piedmont and W. St Johns Aves.
Like many things in this unique museum, the coolest thing about the gallows on display is the perspective you're given. You don't look at it from a distance, you walk right underneath it.[JayBeeYell, 05/04/2015]
- 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA
- Take US 202 into downtown Doylestown, then turn east onto S. Main St. Drive one block, then bear left onto Green St. The Mercer Museum will be one block east, on the left.
- M, W-Sa 10 am - 5 pm; Tu 10 am - 9 pm; Su 12-5 pm. (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour