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. 

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)

The Brown Hotel’s Hot Brown

This deceptively simple creation has become a staple of Kentucky cuisine, and it was created at this hotel in Louisville where you can still order it today

The Hot Brown at The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky (photo by Chris Witzke)

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))

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))

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Learn about the legends of the genre at this Nashville, Tennessee, attraction where names like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks are honored.

Third-floor gallery at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee (photo by Diana Carniato Photography; Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum))

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)

Dickens Victorian Village

More than 90 scenes featuring 180 life-size figures in vintage attire are set up at each lamppost and bench along Wheeling Avenue in Cambridge, Ohio

Life-size figures on bench at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio (photo courtesy of Cambridge/Guernsey County CVB)

Bald Eagle Watching in Southwest Illinois

This entire region of Illinois is one of the prime winter nesting sites in the Midwest for American bald eagles. Plan your visit around one of these events. 

Bald eagle mid-flight in southwest Illinois (photo by Scott Evers))

Rolland Center for Lincoln Research

Housed at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this center merges its world-class collection of more than 20,000 historic artifacts with modern technology.

Artifact display at Rolland Center for Lincoln Research in Fort Wayne, Indiana (photo courtesy of Rolland Center))

Hiking in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

The Finger Lakes Trail travels across 580 miles of west-central New York from Allegany State Park to the top of Slide Mountain in the Catskills.

Person and dog hiking in the Finger Lakes Region in west-central, New York (photo © Adventures.with.Willow/Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance))
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