Tag: Sightseeing

Mansion once home to Robert E. Lee reopens after overhaul

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Virginia mansion where Robert E. Lee once lived that now overlooks Arlington National Cemetery is open to the public...

Mini Lady Liberty statue heads to US for July 4 celebrations

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PARIS — A replica of the Statue of Liberty, smaller but based on the original plaster cast of its big sister on Ellis Island,...

Why you should consider a ‘second city’ trip in 2021

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Even if you’re fully vaccinated, you might not want your next trip — perhaps your first trip in over a year — to be...

2 with high-altitude sickness rescued off Alaska glacier

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two mountaineers experiencing high-altitude sickness were taken to a hospital in Anchorage after spending days in the wild, officials said Wednesday....

Selma-to-Montgomery march camps top list of endangered sites

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The landmark voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 didn't happen in just one day: Participants spent four nights...

Biden targets $2.8B for conservation, outdoor recreation

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed funding for dozens of conservation and recreation projects across the country as it allocates $2.8 billion...

Federal judge declines to order fireworks at Mount Rushmore

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal judge on Wednesday rebuffed South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's efforts to force the National Park Service to grant...

Boulders in place to protect lakefront at Indiana Dunes Park

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PORTAGE, Ind. — The National Park Service says the Portage Lakefront at Indiana Dunes National Park has reopened after a project to install boulders...

Party of 4? Your trail is ready. Busy parks try reservations

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ST. HUBERTS, N.Y. — Nick and Matthew Golebiewski climbed to the summit of Gothics mountain in the Adirondacks with packs, water, good boots and...

Louisiana gator swaps swamp life for Texas beach getaway

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PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Texas — A young alligator traced to the Louisiana bayous traded swamp scum for a sandy Padre Island beach in...