Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia, gets its name from the dark-hued water flowing over its 57-foot main waterfall, but that is just the beginning of its natural beauty. 

Inn and Spa at Walden

Lounge within one of the six styles of suites, including the 1,250-square-foot loft suite, or head to the spa for a variety of treatments at this luxurious Aurora, Ohio, getaway spot.

Two women in robes at the Inn and Spa at Walden in Aurora, Ohio (photo courtesy of Inn and Spa at Walden)

Giant Public Art Sculptures

From a towering mailbox to a giant golf tee, the intricate details and bright colors of these larger-than-life works capture visitors’ imaginations in Casey, Illinois.

Giant mailbox in Casey, Illinois (photo courtesy of Casey Chamber of Commerce)

Niagara Bound Tours

Explore the stories of those who sought freedom from slavery with this car-caravan tour that visits historic locations across the Niagara Region of Ontario

Travelers listening to tour guide on Niagara Bound Tours in the Niagara Region of Ontario (photo courtesy of Niagara Bound Tours))

National Aviary

Over 500 birds, many unique and endangered, live in this expansive aviary in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the only independent, indoor zoo dedicated to birds in the nation. 

Three African penguins swimming at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (photo by Mike Faix))

Zip lining at Red River Gorge

Red River Gorge Ziplines in Campton, Kentucky, offers a canopy-tour experience that includes five zips for adventurers of all ages.

People zip lining at Red River Gorge Ziplines in Campton, Kentucky (photo courtesy of Red River Gorge Ziplines))

Old Lighthouse Museum

Built in 1858, this Michigan City, Indiana, lighthouse was a beacon and keeper’s residence until the early 1940s. The Michigan City Historical Society opened it as a museum in 1973.

Exterior of Michigan City, Indiana’s Old Lighthouse Museum in the winter (photo by Josh McIntyre)

Medieval Torture Museum

This macabre museum in Chicago showcases more than 100 torture devices — 30% of which are original to their time, while the rest are replicas that give visitors an idea of their craft and use.

Torture instruments at the Medieval Torture Museum in Chicago, Illinois (photo courtesy of Medieval Torture Museum)

Holidays at Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park

This attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, sits on 70 acres and boasts opportunities for dining and shopping, a mountain coaster and a treetop walk.

Person walking over illuminated suspension bridge at sunset at Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park (photo courtesy of Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park))

Indiana Dunes National Park in Winter

In the wintertime, this Indiana park’s more than 15,000 acres are often covered with snow. Over 50 miles of hiking trails meander among the covered dunes, lakefront and forests. 

Sunset at Indiana Dunes National Park in winter (photo by iStock))

Ganondagan State Historic Site

The Seneca people once lived in an agricultural community near what is today Victor, New York. This National Historic Landmark tells their story. 

Interpreter talking with young girl at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, New York (photo courtesy of Finger Lakes Visitors Connection))
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