Modern America's short history was no impediment in the quick growth of culture and arts. In 1890, only 114 years after the Declaration of Independence, Andrew Carnegie was financing the construction of the "Music Hall". The building was going to house the Oratorio Society of New York and the New York Symphony Society on whose board Carnegie was a member. The opening concert was conducted by maestro Walter Damrosch and composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky on May 5 1891. Only two years later, the Music Hall was renamed Carnegie Hall after board members convinced Carnegie of the importance of using his name. The building was sold and resold, and in 1960, with the New York Philharmonic on the move to Lincoln Center, the building was going to be demolished to make room for a commercial skyscraper. Violinist Isaac Stern and many of the artist residents made pressure and saved the building by convinving the city of New York to buy the estate from Simon, the commercial developer. The nonprofit C
Minnie and Mickey, Donald and Daisy, Snow White and the seven dwarfs, everyone's here. Come meet them all!
A top attraction in the state of California, with 1.8 million visitors each year.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is the best known theme park in Southern California, with a large selection of roller coasters and rides for everybody.
The king of amusement parks, a popular destination for many families, with more roller coasters than any park in the world.
The ultimate Seattle perspective. The Space Needle offers the best view of the city and the surrounding area, day or night.
Formerly known as the Sears Tower, this 108-story building is the tallest in the United States.
This unusual office building is the perfect replica of a hand woven basket, only it's 60 times larger.
Ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute in 1999, Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, singer and model that died on August 5, 1962.
“Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.'” Elvis Presley
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the tranquil Rehoboth Bay, Dewey Beach is a gem along Delaware’s “gold coast.”
Today, Waikiki is a vibrant center of activity, a destination that showcases the spirit of Aloha to the world.
Stretching across east Maui, Haleakala National Park is home to Haleakala Crater, an active, but not currently erupting volcano, and Maui's highest peak.
Maui's south shore is home to many extraordinary beaches and Makena Beach, also known as Oneloa Beach and "Big Beach," is undoubtedly one of the island's best.
Towering emerald peaks guard the lush valley floor of Iao Valley. Located in Central Maui, this peaceful state park is home to one of Maui's most popular landmarks, the 1200-foot Iao Needle. This iconic rock peak overlooks Iao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing. Aside from its natural tropical beautiful, sacred Iao Valley has great historical significance. It was here in 1790, at the Battle of Kepaniwai, that King Kamehameha clashed with Maui's army in his quest to unite the islands. Kamehameha defeated Maui's forces in a ferocious battle that ultimately changed the course of Hawaiian history. There is a well-marked path from the parking lot to view Iao Needle and the ridge-top lookout provides incredible views of the valley. The Needle is often covered in clouds, so an early start is your best bet for a good view. Families can also take a rainforest walk or explore interactive exhibits at the Hawaii Nature Center, which is also located within Iao
One of the best known monuments in the world, a gift from the people of France, at 100 years after the declaration of independence of North America.
The only was museum dedicated entirely to celebrities and famous movie characters, making it one of the premiere attractions in Hollywood.
With 900 hand-carved, painted and decorated toilet seats, this museum has won the title of the Wackiest Attraction in America.
Taste more than 3,500 types of mustard, learn everything about mustard, see an impressive collection of mustard jars, all at the National Mustard Museum.