Historian
The Meadow Event Park is one of Historian.

1. The Meadow Event Park

8.7
13111 Dawn Blvd (exit 98 off I-95), Doswell, VA
Park · 10 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The first Virginia State Fair & Stock Exhibition was held on Wheeling Island in October 1866. It has since moved twice more before making The Meadow Event Park its new home in September 2009.

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2. Beekman Arms-Delamater Inn

6.9
6387 Mill St, Rhinebeck, NY
Bed & Breakfast · 13 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The grounds of this hotel were used by the Continental Army in 1775 prior to the American Revolution. The porch of this hotel is known for Franklin D. Roosevelt’s promotions for each of his campaigns

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3. The Fairmont San Francisco

9.3
950 Mason St (at California St.), San Francisco, CA
Hotel · Nob Hill · 124 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: It is said that every US President since William Howard Taft has stayed at this hotel. This hotel is the first place Tony Bennett ever sang “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

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4. Hotel Colorado

6.7
526 Pine St, Glenwood Springs, CO
Hotel · 15 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Hotel Colorado opened in 1893 to a program including a fireworks display, an orchestra in the ballroom and dining at midnight. This hotel was designed to replicate the Villa de Medici.

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5. Old Talbott Tavern

7.7
107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY
American Restaurant · 29 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in 1779, it is one of the oldest western stagecoach stops in the USA. Today it offers five guest rooms, all named after the notable figures who have stayed at the tavern.

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6. Colonial Inn

8.0
48 Monument Sq (at Monument St), Concord, MA
Bed & Breakfast · 10 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This Inn was built in 1716 and became an operating hotel in 1889. One of the original structures on the site was used to store arms and provisions prior to the War of Independence.

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7. Holbrooke Hotel

7.0
212 W Main St, Grass Valley, CA
Hotel · 6 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in 1862, it is the oldest continually operating saloon west of the Mississippi. In 1879 the hotel was purchased by Ellen and Daniel Holbrooke and was given its current name.

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8. Hotel Monteleone

9.0
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
Hotel · French Quarter · 80 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This Hotel has been owned & run by the same family since it opened in 1886. This Hotel is one of only three designated Literary Landmark hotels in the United States.

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9. The Golden Lamb

8.9
27 S Broadway St (E Main St), Lebanon, OH
Bed & Breakfast · 19 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Recognized as the oldest continuously operating business in Ohio. Opened in 1803, it received its name because early pioneers could not read, so it was given a name that could easily be drawn.

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10. Mt. Airy Forest

8.1
5083 Colerain Ave (Trail Ridge Rd), Cincinnati, OH
Park · Mount Airy · 12 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Established in 1911; it was one of the earliest, if not the first, urban reforestation project in the US. Mount Airy Forest is also known for being the largest known park in Cincinnati's park system.

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11. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum

8.9
100 Joe Nuxhall Way (at Great American Ball Park), Cincinnati, OH
Museum · Central Business District · 14 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1958 to recognize the career of former Cincinnati Reds players, managers & executives. The Cincinnati Chapter of Commerce helped promote the inductions in 1958 which were voted by Reds fans.

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12. Krohn Conservatory

8.7
1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH
Garden · Walnut Hills · 33 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Completed in 1933, & named after Irwin M. Krohn who served on the Board of Park Commissioners. It contains more than 3,500 plant species from all over the world, & is home to six seasonal floral shows

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13. Coney Island

8.7
6201 Kellogg Ave (at Sutton), Cincinnati, OH
Theme Park · California · 22 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1867 James Parker purchased a 400-tree, 20-acre apple orchard on the Ohio River. Sold in 1867 it was renamed Coney Island to hopefully attract tourists just like the one in NYC has over the years.

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14. Fountain Square

9.1
520 Vine St (at 5th St), Cincinnati, OH
Plaza · Central Business District · 72 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This fountain was founded in 1871 & was a gift from Henry Probasco in memory of Tyler Davidson. Probasco traveled to Munich & commissioned a bronze allegorical fountain named The Genius of Water.

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15. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

9.3
3400 Vine St (at Erkenbrecher Ave), Cincinnati, OH
Zoo · Avondale · 95 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This zoo opened in 1875 making it the second largest zoo in the USA. One unique thing about this zoo is that the Reptile House is the oldest existing Zoo building in the country, dating from 1875.

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16. Carew Tower Observation Deck

8.5
441 Vine St (at 5th St), Cincinnati, OH
Scenic Lookout · Central Business District · 17 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This tower is the second largest tower in Cincinnati & was completed in 1931.On a clear day, visitors can see for miles in all directions, as well as see three states Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.

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17. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

9.4
200 N Boulevard (at Grove Ave), Richmond, VA
Art Museum · The Museum District · 116 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In1919, Judge John Barton Payne, a prominent Virginian who held high offices in law and national politics, donated his entire collection of 50 paintings. VMFA did not open until 1936.

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18. Virginia War Memorial

9.2
621 S Belvidere St, Richmond, VA
Monument / Landmark · Downtown Richmond · 8 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The General Assembly of Virginia 1st authorized the Memorial in 1950. After the Korean War the memorial was reconstructed to include the Korean War as well as WWII;completed in 1955 dedicated in 1956

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19. Museum of the Confederacy

7.4
1201 E Clay St, Richmond, VA
History Museum · Biotech and MCV District · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1896 & was founded by influential Richmond society ladies. The Museum houses the largest, most comprehensive collection of artifacts, personal effects & other related memorabilia.

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20. Delmonico's

8.7
56 Beaver St (at William St), New York, NY
Steakhouse · Financial District · 120 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1837 as America's 1st fine dining restaurant. Operated by the Delmonico family during the 19th & early 20th century, it was subsequently reopened by other restaurateurs under the same name.

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21. Union Oyster House

8.4
41 Union St (at Hanover St), Boston, MA
Seafood Restaurant · Downtown Boston · 245 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: It has been open to diners since 1826 & is known as the oldest restaurant in the United States of America. In 1796 Louis Philippe, King of France in 1830, lived in exile on the second floor.

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22. The Griswold Inn

8.9
36 Main St, Essex, CT
American Restaurant · 28 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This is the oldest continuously-run tavern in the US. Founded in the late 1700s, it has been under the stewardship of only 6 families & during Prohibition local yachtsmen came for the entertainment.

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23. White Horse Tavern

6.5
116 Brighton Ave (at Linden St.), Allston, MA
Bar · Brighton · 68 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Originally built in 1652 & converted to a Tavern in 1673. In 1708 the Tavern became the “birthplace of the businessman’s lunch” as city councilors dined & charged meals to the public treasury.

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24. Double Eagle

8.8
2355 Calle de Guadalupe (btwn Santiago & Parian), Mesilla, NM
Steakhouse · 15 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in 1840, the Mexican-American War Treaty was signed here in 1846. This restaurant is known for its tragic love story of Armando and Inez where it is said they haunt still today.

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25. St James Hotel

7.8
New Mexico
Hotel · 2 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built by Henry Lambert in 1872 after his job as President Lincoln’s chef ended with the president’s assassination. By 1880, it was known as one of the most generous hotels west of the Mississippi.

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26. The Historic Old Bermuda Inn

7.0
2512 Arthur Kill Rd (at Hervey St), Staten Island, NY
Event Space · Charleston · 8 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Mesereau family built this mansion in 1832. It is said to be haunted by Martha Mesereau after she found out that her husband would never return from battling in the Civil War.

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27. National Museum of the US Air Force

9.5
1100 Spaatz St (at Wright Patterson Air Force Base), Dayton, OH
Museum · 100 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The NMUSAF is the world’s largest & oldest military aviation museum, opening in its first location in 1954. The museum's collection contains many rare aircrafts of historical or technological importan

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28. Winchester Mystery House

7.6
525 S Winchester Blvd (at Olsen Dr), San Jose, CA
Historic Site · 87 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Sarah Winchester, a wealthy widow, built the 160-room Victorian Winchester mansion in 1884. It took over 38 years to build and had workers work on it year round until her death in 1922.

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29. Bachelor's Grove Cemetery

143rd St (btwn Ridgeland Ave & Menard Ave), Midlothian, IL
Cemetery · 6 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Chosen to be a burial ground in 1844, Clarence Fulton was the caretaker of the cemetery. The earliest death date noticed on a tombstone was that of William Nobles who died in 1838.

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30. Yosemite National Park

9.6
Northside Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA
National Park · 250 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada. In 1855, entrepreneur James Mason Hutchings & artist Thomas Ayres were the first to tour the area.

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31. Yale - Old Campus

344 College St, New Haven, CT
University · Downtown New Haven · 16 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1701, it’s the 3rd-oldest institution of higher education in the US. It is known for notable alumni, including 5 US presidents, 17 US Supreme Court Justices & several foreign heads of state

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32. US Air Force Academy Visitor Center

8.4
2346 Academy Dr, USAF Academy, CO
Museum · United States Air Force Academy · 8 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The youngest of the five United States service academies; having graduated its first class in 1959.In 1975 President Gerald Ford signed legislation permitting women to enter the US service academies.

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33. San Antonio Convention & Visitor's Bureau

203 S Saint Marys St (at W Market St), San Antonio, TX
General Travel · 6 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Alamo battle only lasted 13 days in 1836. The US fought against an army of 4,000 men displaying courage & self-sacrifice even though they were defeated by the Mexican army.

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34. Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial

8.8
62 Battleship Pl (at Clinton St), Camden, NJ
Boat or Ferry · 13 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard & launched in 1942 just a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor, bringing the US into WWII. It was the 2nd ship the Navy named in honor of New Jersey

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35. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

9.5
SR 405 (NASA Pkwy), Kennedy Space Center, FL
Science Museum · 165 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Kennedy Space Center was created in competition with the Soviet Union & was authorized in 1958 during the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower

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36. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

9.0
212 N 6th St (btwn Madison St & Jefferson St), Springfield, IL
History Museum · Downtown Springfield · 44 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 2005 it is ranked as the most visited state-controlled presidential museum. This museum documents the life of the 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln, & the course of the American Civil War

37. King's Chapel Burying Ground

58 Tremont St (btwn Court St. & School St.), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Downtown Boston · 13 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: King's Chapel Burying Ground was founded in 1630 as the first cemetery in the city of Boston. It was Boston's only burial site for 30 years.

38. Granary Burying Ground

120 Tremont St (at Beacon St), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Beacon Hill · 50 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in 1660, this cemetery is the final resting place of notable figures of the American Revolution, including Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Boston Massacre victims & Elizabeth "Mother Goose" herself.

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39. The Fountain Of Youth Archaeological Park

7.5
11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL
Historic Site · 56 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This attraction was created by Luella Day McConnell in 1904, & was named after the Spanish explorer Ponce De Leon. It is said that anyone who drinks from the Fountain would have their youth restored.

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40. Crowley Maritime Corporation (Headquarters)

7.0
9487 Regency Square Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
Business Service · Regency · 4 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This museum began in 1985 & has been operated by Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society, Inc. It has a collection, from large scale models of ships of the Mayflower to artifacts dating to 1562.

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41. St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

9.1
81 Lighthouse Ave, St. Augustine, FL
Lighthouse · 68 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This is the first lighthouse established by the new territorial American Government in 1824. During WWII the Coast Guard trained in St. Augustine & used the lighthouse as a lookout for enemy vessels.

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42. Treaty Oak Park

7.6
1123 Prudential Dr. (Flagler Ave.), Jacksonville, FL
Park · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Treaty Oak is an octopus-like live oak that is estimated to be 250 years old & may be the single oldest living thing in Jacksonville. The Jessie Ball DuPont Park opened in 1907 to help preserve th

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43. Museum of Contemporary Art

8.8
333 N Laura St (W Monroe St and W Duval St), Jacksonville, FL
Art Gallery · Downtown Jacksonville · 20 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1924 as the Jacksonville Fine Arts Society & was the first organization in Jacksonville devoted to the visual arts. MOCA opened in 1948 & was first known as the Jacksonville Museum of Art.

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44. Memorial Park

9.3
1620 Riverside Ave (btwn Memorial Park Dr & & Margaret St), Jacksonville, FL
Park · Riverside · 34 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1918 the Jacksonville Rotary Club came up with a concept to honor the 1200 Floridians who perished in WWI. The city purchased the property and dedicated the park on Christmas Day 1924.

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45. The Florida Theatre

9.2
128 E Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL
Theater · Downtown Jacksonville · 44 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Florida Theatre originally opened to the public in 1927 as Jacksonville’s 15th largest movie theatre. 1956 Elvis Presley played one if his first headlining concerts on an indoor stage here.

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46. Friendship Fountain

8.8
601 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
Park · 12 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This Fountain opened in 1965 & was known as one of the world’s largest and tallest self-contained fountains of its time. It pumps 3,500 to 6,500 gallons of water per minute reaching a height of 115ft.

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47. Jacksonville Zoo

9.1
370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL
Zoo · Northside · 92 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This zoo opened in 1914 but has since relocated to its current location at Trout River. The 1st major purchase was an Asian elephant bought in 1926 after local school children raised money for her.

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48. Fort Caroline National Memorial at the Timucuan Preserve

8.0
12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL
Trail · Greater Arlington · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This memorial was the first French colony in the present-day USA. It was originally intended as refuge for the Huguenots until the Spanish destroyed most of the land, making it a memorial today.

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49. The Paramount

8.8
215 E Main St (Downtown Mall), Charlottesville, VA
Music Venue · 13 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1931, it is distinctly known for its segregation among African Americans during that time. Restored to its former glory, the Paramount opened again in 2004 after being closed for over 30 yrs

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50. James Madison's Montpelier

8.4
11395 Constitution Hwy., Montpelier Station, VA
History Museum · 19 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Montpelier estate was formed in 1723 when Ambrose Madison, President James Madison's grandfather, and his brother-in-law, Thomas Chew, were deeded 4,675 acres in the newly opened Piedmont of Virginia.

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51. Fralin Museum of Art

6.7
155 Rugby Rd, Charlottesville, VA
Art Museum · 2 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Thomas H. Bayly Memorial Building opened as a museum in 1935. It houses important works of art, including 17th century French & Flemish tapestries. Closed during WWII but reopened in 1946.

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52. Monument Terrace

Lynchburg, VA
Other Great Outdoors · Central Business District · 2 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In memory of approx. 1,100 Confederate soldiers buried at UVA; 4 bronze tablets carry the names of soldiers buried at the cemetery with 17 blank spaces on the tablets representing unknown soldiers.

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53. Michie Tavern

8.4
683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA
American Restaurant · 41 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: William Michie built this home in 1772 & by the late 1770s had many travelers asking for room & board. In 1784 he received a license to charge for food & beds after building a tavern.

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54. Carter Mountain Orchard

9.2
1435 Carters Mountain Trl., Charlottesville, VA
Farm · 51 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: John Carter acquired this land while being the Secretary of the Colony of Virginia. The mountain was named Carter Mountain in 1729 & upon his death in 1742 the land was given to his son Edward.

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55. McGuffey Art Center

8.1
201 2nd St NW, Charlottesville, VA
Art Gallery · 4 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: McGuffey’s was established in 1975 after turning the McGuffey School into an art studio which had been built in 1916. Now you can find three galleries offering the largest display space in Charlottesv

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56. Jefferson Vineyards

8.2
1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA
Vineyard · 20 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1773 Thomas Jefferson met with Phillipo Mazzei who planned on using the land to sell wine, oils & silk to the Colonies. Mazzei’s planting began in 1774 led to the start of the commercial wine indus

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57. James Monroe's Highland

2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA
Historic Site · 6 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: President James Monroe & wife, Elizabeth made this their home from 1799 to 1823. After the Monroes' death, the name of their farm was changed from "Highland" to "Ash Lawn". Today both names are used.

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58. Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA
Historic Site · 76 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Monticello was founded in 1923 by the Jefferson Foundation. It has over 2,500 acres of Jefferson’s original land which includes many historical plant varieties that Jefferson himself had collected as

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59. Mt. Hope Cemetery

Mt. Hope Ave (Robinson Dr), Rochester, NY
Cemetery · 11 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1838, it is the United States' first municipal rural cemetery. This cemetery is the permanent home of Susan B. Anthony, General E. G. Marshall, & Charles S. Baker.

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60. Frontier Field

9.1
1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester, NY
Baseball Stadium · 51 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened on July 11, 1996, the first event held here was The Beach Boys concert. Frontier Field was home of the Rochester Raging Rhinos, and now hosts the Rochester Red Wings soccer team.

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61. George Eastman Museum

9.4
900 East Ave, Rochester, NY
Museum · East Avenue · 41 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This Museum was home to George Eastman. It’s the world’s oldest photography museum & one of the world’s oldest film archives which was opened to the public in 1949.

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62. National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

8.6
17 Madison St (btw W. Main St and Yack Aly), Rochester, NY
Museum · 7 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Susan B. Anthony, along with her sister Mary and mother Lucy, moved into this house in 1865. Susan lived her until her death on March 13th 1906.

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63. Sam Patch Packet Boat Tours

12 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY
Boat or Ferry · 3 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1991 the Sam Patch packet boat from Corn Hill Landing was launched into downtown Rochester. This was the first docking of a commercial vessel in downtown Rochester in thirty years.

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64. Rochester Museum & Science Center

8.8
657 East Ave (at Goodman St.), Rochester, NY
Science Museum · East Avenue · 26 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This Museum was established in 1912 as the City of Rochester, New York's Municipal Museum it has since evolved to meet the changing needs of the greater Rochester community for nearly a century.

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65. Seabreeze Amusement Park

8.5
4600 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY
Theme Park · 26 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Seabreeze was known through the early part of the 20th century as the "Coney Island of the West." The park’s original name was Dreamland for approximately thirty years during the post-World War II era

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66. Regal Cinemas Greece Ridge 12

6.6
176 Greece Ridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY
Movie Theater · 10 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This Theatre first began as a lunch time series of plays in November 1973; but over the past 35 years it has turned into the most visited theatre outside of the Manhattan area.

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67. Seneca Park Zoo

8.5
2222 Saint Paul St, Rochester, NY
Zoo · 39 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1893 the park opened to the public as a recreational park, but by 1894 the first animals were seen in the lower portion of the park, where guests could find birds, trout and deer.

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68. Strong National Museum of Play

9.5
1 Manhattan Square Dr (at Chestnut St.), Rochester, NY
Museum · Central Business District · 68 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Home of the national Toy Hall of Fame, which opened to the public in 1998. To date, 44 toys have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame, including 2009 inductees: the Ball, Big Wheel® & Game Boy®

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69. Columbus Museum of Art

8.3
480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH
Art Museum · Downtown Columbus · 55 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This museum opened in 1931 displaying European & American Art. In recent years the museum has shifted towards contemporary art & photography exhibits, and is home to artists such as Picasso and Monet.

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70. Thurber House

7.3
77 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH
Museum · Downtown Columbus · 3 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This house was built in 1873 and was home to James Thurber, famous artist, humorist and cartoonist. The nation’s highest designation for the art of humor writing was named after him, and is called the

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71. Camp Chase

Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH
Cemetery · 2 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This camp was established in 1861 and was used during the Civil War. It served as a replacement for Camp Jackson which was much smaller. Currently the cemetery contains 2,260 graves.

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72. Ohio Statehouse

8.2
1 Capitol Sq (N High St), Columbus, OH
Capitol Building · Uptown District · 29 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This building was built at the start of the Civil War, approximately around 1861. The statehouse took a total of 22 years to be built and in 1996 was restored to its original brilliance.

73. American Whistle Corporation

6540 Huntley Rd Ste B, Columbus, OH
Factory · 1 tip

HISTORYHISTORY: This Corporation has been operating for 50 years and is proudly the only metal whistle manufacturer in the United States.

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74. Kelton House

6.5
586 E Town St, Columbus, OH
History Museum · Downtown Columbus · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This house was built in 1852 and was one of the stops on the Underground Railroad. Today approximately 80-90% of the furnishings in this museum were owned by the Kelton family.

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75. Nationwide Arena

9.2
200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH
Hockey Arena · Arena District · 102 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This stadium was built in 2000 & is home to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Some fans who frequent the arena claim to see paranormal activity here because the land used to be occupied by a prison.

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76. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

9.3
1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH
Garden · Franklin Park · 48 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This conservatory was built in 1895 and contains over 400 species of plants. Prior to 1884 this land was occupied by the State Fair.

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77. Esther's Follies

9.0
525 E 6th St (at Red River St.), Austin, TX
Comedy Club · Downtown Austin · 42 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Transformed from a pool parlor in 1977, this venue has become one of the states premier comedy complexes to this day. This club has gained national recognition and now has a loyal fan base.

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78. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

9.1
4801 La Crosse Ave (Sundrop Valley Dr), Austin, TX
Garden · Circle C Ranch · 34 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Former first lady, Helen Hayes, founded this organization in 1982. In 2006 this Center became an Organized Research Unit of the University of Texas at Austin.

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79. Dinosaur Park

6.9
893 Union Chapel Rd, Cedar Creek, TX
Sculpture Garden · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Dinosaur Park was opened in 2005, and is where dinosaurs fossils are in their natural environment with realistic statues of scientifically correct sizes and features.

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80. Bullock Texas State History Museum

9.3
1800 Congress Ave (at Martin Luther King Jr Blvd), Austin, TX
History Museum · Downtown Austin · 65 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This museum was opened in 2001 and was designed by E. Verner Johnson, the designer of many famous museums in the U.S. $80 Million in bond revenues was donated for the construction of this museum.

The Blanton Museum of Art is one of Historian.

81. The Blanton Museum of Art

9.1
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (at Congress Ave), Austin, TX
Art Museum · University of Texas-Austin · 68 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This museum is the only museum in Austin with a permanent collection of substantial range and depth. It was built in 1963 after a large donation from railroad tycoon Archer Huntington.

Austin Museum of Art Downtown is one of Historian.

82. Austin Museum of Art Downtown

823 Congress Ave (at E 9th St.), Austin, TX
Art Museum · Downtown Austin · 11 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This museum was established in 1961 with its original name, the Laguna Gloria Art Museum. After four decades of existence, it has become home to popular exhibits such as Andy Warhol.

Dell Diamond is one of Historian.

83. Dell Diamond

8.9
3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX
Baseball Stadium · 82 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This stadium was built in 2000 and is home to the minor league baseball team the Houston Astros. Every Friday night after the game an exciting fireworks show is put on by the staff.

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is one of Historian.

84. Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

8.8
2100 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX
College Football Field · University of Texas-Austin · 68 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This stadium was opened on November 27th 1924. It has the largest seating capacity out of any football stadium in Texas. The Longhorns have a 78% winning percentage at this stadium.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is one of Historian.

85. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

9.0
2313 Red River St (at E Dean Keeton St.), Austin, TX
History Museum · University of Texas-Austin · 42 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This library was dedicated on May 22nd 1971. Over 45 million pages of documents are located in this museum, some of which were written by LBJ himself.

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is one of Historian.

86. Rockefeller Park Greenhouse

7.7
750 E 88th St, Cleveland, OH
Botanical Garden · Glenville · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This greenhouse was built in 1907 on 270 acres donated by John D. Rockefeller. It was initially used to house & nurture plants destined for the city's parks; but it turned into a display garden.

Cain Park is one of Historian.

87. Cain Park

8.6
14591 Superior Rd, Cleveland Hts, OH
Park · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded by mayor Frank C. Cain & Dr. Diane Evans in 1944. The Cain Park Arts Festival has been consistently ranked among the top festivals in the country by the National Professional Artist magazine.

Old Stone Church is one of Historian.

88. Old Stone Church

91 Public Sq (at Ontario St), Cleveland, OH
Church · Downtown Cleveland · 7 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Dedicated in 1834, it’s the first church in Cleveland to contain a pipe organ. In 1955 it was redone with local sandstone & was designed by renowned architects Charles Heard & Simeon Porter.

The Holden Arboretum is one of Historian.

89. The Holden Arboretum

8.9
9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, OH
Garden · 12 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Holden Arboretum was started in 1931 with a request from Albert Fairchild Holden. It is one of the largest arboretums and botanical gardens in the US with over 3,500 acres of land.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is one of Historian.

90. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

9.0
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd (at Cleveland's North Coast Harbor), Cleveland, OH
Museum · Downtown Cleveland · 197 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was created in 1983. Cleveland was chosen for the location because of disc jockey Alan Freed, who was known for promoting the new genre called “Rock and Roll.”

Shaker Historical Society & Museum is one of Historian.

91. Shaker Historical Society & Museum

16740 S Park Blvd ((East of Lee Road)), Shaker Heights, OH
Museum · 2 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Shaker Historical Museum was founded in 1947 to preserve & promote the history of the North Union Shaker Community, Shaker Heights and “Garden City” shrubs.

Cedar Lee Theatre is one of Historian.

92. Cedar Lee Theatre

9.2
2163 Lee Rd (at Cedar Rd), Cleveland Hts, OH
Indie Movie Theater · 24 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: First opening its doors in 1925 as an 1100 seat theatre, Cedar Lee has become one of the best attractions to see movies in Cleveland. This theatre shows old classics daily as well as new films.

Goodtime III is one of Historian.

93. Goodtime III

825 E 9th St, North Coast Harbor (at Cleveland's North Coast Harbor), Cleveland, OH
Boat or Ferry · Downtown Cleveland · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This ship was added to the Goodtime family of ships in 1990. it holds over 1,000 passengers, has hosted many luxury events aboard and has had the same captain for over 25 years.

North Union Farmers Market at Crocker Park is one of Historian.

94. North Union Farmers Market at Crocker Park

7.1
Crocker Park (Crocker Rd. & Market St.), Westlake, OH
Farmers Market · 6 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This market is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995. On the 1st day only 6 farmers attended; but the market now hosts over 87 farmers here every Saturday with over 2,000 visitors each year.

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is one of Historian.

95. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

8.4
11400 Euclid Ave (at Mayfield Rd), Cleveland, OH
Art Museum · University Circle · 15 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This Museum was founded in 1968 & was known as the “New Gallery” until 1984 when it was renamed the MOCA. This museum focuses on artists from the Greater Cleveland area & northeast Ohio.

NASA John H Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field is one of Historian.

96. NASA John H Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field

21000 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH
Government Building · 7 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Center was established in 1942 as part of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and was later incorporated into the National Aeronautics & Space Administration as a laboratory for aircra

97. Progressive Field

9.4
2401 Ontario St (at Carnegie Ave), Cleveland, OH
Baseball Stadium · Downtown Cleveland · 227 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Progressive Field is home to the Cleveland Indians and was originally named Jacobs Field when it was opened in 1994. It set a record by selling out 455 straight games from 1995-2001.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History is one of Historian.

98. Cleveland Museum of Natural History

9.0
1 Wade Oval Dr (at East Blvd), Cleveland, OH
History Museum · University Circle · 45 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Museum of Natural History was founded in 1920 & started out as a small wooden building on a public square. The rooms were crowded with various species of animals earning it the nickname “The Ark.”

Cleveland Botanical Garden is one of Historian.

99. Cleveland Botanical Garden

9.1
11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH
Garden · University Circle · 46 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The garden was moved here to its current location which is also where the original Cleveland Metroparks Zoo was in 1966. Today you can still see bits of the bear pit.

USS Kidd WWII Museum is one of Historian.

100. USS Kidd WWII Museum

8.0
305 River Rd S, Baton Rouge, LA
Museum · 7 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This destroyer was built in 1941 in honor of Admiral Kidd who was killed during Pearl Harbor. It became known for flying the Skull and Cross bones flag like the old Jolly Rogers pirate ship.

Red Stick Farmer's Market is one of Historian.

101. Red Stick Farmer's Market

8.8
N Fifth St (Main St), Baton Rouge, LA
Farmers Market · Downtown Baton Rouge · 18 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Red Sticks Farmers Market formed in Nov 1996. The goal of this market was to link locally owned farms and businesses together & has become a Sunday tradition for many locals.

LSU Rural Life Museum is one of Historian.

102. LSU Rural Life Museum

7.4
Baton Rouge, LA
History Museum · 5 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This Museum is located on the Burden Plantation, which is a 40-acre agricultural research experiment station. Contributions are made by various cultural groups in LA through interpretive programs.

Louisiana Art and Science Museum (LASM) is one of Historian.

103. Louisiana Art and Science Museum (LASM)

8.1
100 River Rd S, Baton Rouge, LA
Museum · 21 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This museum is housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi river.

Baton Rouge Zoo is one of Historian.

104. Baton Rouge Zoo

7.5
3601 Thomas Rd, Baton Rouge, LA
Zoo · 17 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This zoo was opened to the public on Easter Sunday 1970.It is very active in conservation programs & participates with other zoos around the world in nearly 30 international Species Survival Plans.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of Historian.

105. Indianapolis Motor Speedway

9.4
4790 W 16th St (at Georgetown Rd), Speedway, IN
Racetrack · 160 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This track has been in existence since 1901. It is known as the first racing facility historically to incorporate the world, as well as the largest and highest-capacity sporting facility.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art is one of Historian.

106. Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art

8.8
500 W Washington St (at N West St.), Indianapolis, IN
Art Museum · Downtown Indianapolis · 33 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The museum opened in & is the only museum in the Midwest that offers extensive collections of both Native American and American western art.

Aloha Tower is one of Historian.

107. Aloha Tower

7.5
1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu, HI
Monument / Landmark · Downtown Honolulu · 28 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in1926 as the tallest building in Honolulu, Coast Guardsmen were ordered to protect the tower by painting it camouflage to blend in at night during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Washington Place is one of Historian.

108. Washington Place

320 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI
Monument / Landmark · Downtown Honolulu · 1 tip

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in 1846, Queen Liliʻuokalani made Washington Place her home after the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy until her death in 1917.

Honolulu Zoo is one of Historian.

109. Honolulu Zoo

8.5
151 Kapahulu Ave (btwn Kalakaua & Paki Ave), Honolulu, HI
Zoo · Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis · 55 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This zoo is the only zoo in the US that was established by grants by a sovereign monarch. In the zoo you can find over 1,230 animals that are all in specially placed habitats.

‘Iolani Palace is one of Historian.

110. ‘Iolani Palace

8.8
364 S King St (near Richards), Honolulu, HI
Monument / Landmark · Downtown Honolulu · 43 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: First built in 1879, the Palace was a symbol of promise for the Hawaiian Kingdom built by King David Kalakaua, it is now known as a national Historic Landmark for being the only Palace in the US.

St. Andrew's Cathedral is one of Historian.

111. St. Andrew's Cathedral

229 Queen Emma Sq, Honolulu, HI
Church · Downtown Honolulu · 4 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The 1st services of the church were held in 1862. This is one of 3 cathedrals on the Hawaiian Islands & was named after St. Andrew when King Kamehameha IV died before ground breaking.

Paradise Cove Luau is one of Historian.

112. Paradise Cove Luau

8.2
92-1089 Aliinui Dr (Ko'olina Resort), Kapolei, HI
Restaurant · 57 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: During WWII, the area adjacent to Paradise Cove was used as a recreation center by Army and Navy servicemen. The pool is separated from the ocean by natural walls of reef over which the waves flow to

Kapiolani Regional Park is one of Historian.

113. Kapiolani Regional Park

9.1
3840 Paki Ave (at Monsarrat Ave.), Honolulu, HI
Park · Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis · 25 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Known in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest sporting club in the Pacific for cricket; it is also home of the finish line of the Honolulu Marathon that takes place each year.

Kualoa Ranch is one of Historian.

114. Kualoa Ranch

9.0
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Ka‘a‘awa, HI
Other Great Outdoors · Kahaluu · 56 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: During WWII, some of the land here was used as auxiliary airstrips with many of the large monkeypod trees providing natural hangars for small planes.

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is one of Historian.

115. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

1184 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI
Church · Downtown Honolulu · 5 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Formally dedicated in 1843, this building is made out of coral blocks that were brought from the Kaka‘ako shores. The clock that sits on the back wall of the church is the oldest clock in Hawaii.

Philbrook Museum of Art is one of Historian.

116. Philbrook Museum of Art

9.6
2727 S Rockford Rd (at E. 27th Pl.), Tulsa, OK
Art Museum · Philbrook · 34 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The former home of the oil pioneer Waite Phillips and his wife Genevieve, this museum opened in 1939 and started out as a mansion with 72 rooms and 32 acres of land.

Brady Theater is one of Historian.

117. Brady Theater

8.3
105 W Brady St (at N. Boulder Ave.), Tulsa, OK
Concert Hall · Brady Arts District · 10 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in 1914 with a record breaking 2,800 seats Brady Theatre was first designed as a municipal auditorium & convention hall. When it opened became known largest hall from Kansas City to Houston,TX

Gilcrease Museum is one of Historian.

118. Gilcrease Museum

9.0
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd (at W. Newton St.), Tulsa, OK
Art Museum · 15 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Thomas Gilcrease collected much artwork over the years and donated it to the city in 1955, and a museum featuring his art collection opened in 1958.

The Mayo Hotel is one of Historian.

119. The Mayo Hotel

8.6
115 W 5th St (at S. Cheyenne Ave.), Tulsa, OK
Resort · Downtown Tulsa · 28 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in 1925 with 600 rooms on 14 floors, Mayo Hotel was the 1st building to have running ice water for the summer months. The Snyder family bought the land and renovated the property in 2001.

Christ the King Catholic Church is one of Historian.

120. Christ the King Catholic Church

1500-1598 S Quincy Ave, Tulsa, OK
Church · 1 tip

HISTORYHISTORY: The church was designed in 1926 by a Chicago modernist.It was dedicated by Bishop Francis C. Kelly in May of 1928, & was the first church in the world to be dedicated with the name “Christ the King.”

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is one of Historian.

121. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

8.7
1300 Senter Rd (at Story Rd), San Jose, CA
Zoo · Central San Jose · 61 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Happy Hollow originally opened in 1961. The first merry-go-round that came in 1964 is still in use in the park today.

San Jose History Park is one of Historian.

122. San Jose History Park

8.5
1650 Senter Rd (at Phelan Ave), San Jose, CA
History Museum · South San Jose · 19 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This park first opened in 1850 featuring an exact replica of the building in which the first state legislature met.In 1971 the south end of the park became known as San Jose History park.

San Jose Flea Market is one of Historian.

123. San Jose Flea Market

6.7
1590 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA
Flea Market · 35 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This flea market started in 1960 with only 20 sellers and about 100 customers, but since then has hosted more than 6,000 sellers in the quarter mile produce line.

Overfelt Gardens Park is one of Historian.

124. Overfelt Gardens Park

7.1
2145 McKee Rd, San Jose, CA
Park · 4 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This park was donated by Mildred Overfelt in 1959 in memory of her parents William and Mary Overfelt, who were pioneers that started grain and dairy farms in the 1960s.

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is one of Historian.

125. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

7.8
1664 Park Ave (at Naglee Ave), San Jose, CA
Museum · Shasta Hanchette Park · 18 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1928 the museum first opened in the administration building of AMORC, but as the collection of artifacts grew, so did the museum.It was permanently moved here in 1995 W/all of Harvey Lewis’ pieces.

Emma Prusch Farm Park is one of Historian.

126. Emma Prusch Farm Park

8.4
647 S King Rd (S King and 680), San Jose, CA
Garden · 15 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Josean Emma Prusch donated the 87 acres of land in 1962, the city then began to use volunteers to build and preserve 47 acres of the original land. It opened to the public in 1983 as a park & a farm.

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home is one of Historian.

127. James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

7.4
528 Lockerbie St (btw East and Park), Indianapolis, IN
History Museum · Downtown Indianapolis · 4 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: James Whitcomb Riley was a 20th century poet who lived in this his house after quitting school & worked for the Indianapolis Journal. He remained there until his first poetry was published in 1883.

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Home is one of Historian.

128. Benjamin Harrison Presidential Home

8.4
1230 N Delaware St (12th St.), Indianapolis, IN
Historic Site · Old Northside · 14 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This house was built in the 1870s & was the home of President Benjamin Harrison. About 75% of the 3,700 pieces of memorabilia here actually belonged to Benjamin Harrison and his family.

Admiral Fell Inn is one of Historian.

129. Admiral Fell Inn

6.5
888 S Broadway (at Thames St), Baltimore, MD
Hotel · Fells Point · 13 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Dating back to the late 1770s, over the years the Inn has served as a ship chandlery, a theater, a boarding house for sailors and later, a Seaman’s YMCA.

Chelsea Piers is one of Historian.

130. Chelsea Piers

9.1
62 Chelsea Piers (btwn 17th & 23rd St.), New York, NY
Harbor / Marina · Chelsea · 63 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Titanic passengers would have docked here at Pier 59. Survivors were rescued on Cunard's RMS Carpathia who dropped off Titanic's lifeboats at Pier 59 & dropped off survivors at Pier 54.

Central Park Zoo is one of Historian.

131. Central Park Zoo

8.9
Central Park (btwn E 63rd & E 65th St), New York, NY
Zoo · Central Park · 236 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The zoo was not part of the original design for Central Park but spontaneously evolved in 1859 from gifts of exotic pets and other animals informally given to the Park.

Carnegie Hall is one of Historian.

132. Carnegie Hall

9.5
881 7th Ave (at W 57th St), New York, NY
Concert Hall · Theater District · 109 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Construction began in 1890 and it was named after Andrew Carnegie, who paid for its construction. It opened May 5 1891 with a concert conducted by Walter Damrosch & composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Lipstick Building is one of Historian.

133. Lipstick Building

885 3rd Ave (53rd St), New York, NY
Office · Midtown East · 8 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This unique 34 floor skyscraper was completed in 1986 and was once home to Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities on the 17th through 19th floors.

Prospect Park Zoo is one of Historian.

134. Prospect Park Zoo

8.5
450 Flatbush Ave (at Ocean Ave.), Brooklyn, NY
Zoo · Prospect Park · 80 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This 12 acre zoo opened on July 3, 1935 as a part of a larger revitalization program of city parks, playgrounds and zoos. The zoo presents three themed exhibition venues.

St. Patrick's Cathedral is one of Historian.

135. St. Patrick's Cathedral

14 E 51st St (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Church · Midtown East · 257 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Work began in 1858 but was halted during the Civil War and resumed in 1865. It was completed in 1878 and dedicated on May 25, 1879. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

MetLife Building is one of Historian.

136. MetLife Building

200 Park Ave (at 45th St), New York, NY
Office · Midtown East · 23 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This was originally called the Pan Am Building & was the largest commercial office building in the world when it opened on March 7, 1963.

Mickey's Diner is one of Historian.

137. Mickey's Diner

8.8
36 7th St W (at Saint Peter St), Saint Paul, MN
Diner · Downtown St. Paul · 77 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Mickey’s Diner has been serving breakfast for more than 60 years. It's the only known dining car of its type to survive in Minnesota (it is one of only a few left in the US).

Mounds Theatre is one of Historian.

138. Mounds Theatre

7.8
1029 Hudson Rd (Cypress), Saint Paul, MN
Indie Theater · Dayton's Bluff · 10 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Constructed in 1922, the Mounds Theatre hosted silent movies and live entertainment until its closure in 1967. It is rumored to be the home of three resident ghosts.

Forepaugh's Restaurant is one of Historian.

139. Forepaugh's Restaurant

8.1
276 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN
American Restaurant · West Seventh · 26 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This mansion was built in 1870 by Joseph Forepaugh. He sold it to Civil War veteran, General John Henry Hammond. It was purchased in 1983 and renovated to it's former glory.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of Historian.

140. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

9.1
222 5th Ave S (at Demonbreun St), Nashville, TN
Museum · 111 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1963, the CMA announced that a Country Museum would be built in Nashville. It opened on April 1st 1967. Prior to stardom, Kathy Mattea & Trisha Yearwood were tour guides at this museum.

Loveless Cafe is one of Historian.

141. Loveless Cafe

9.2
8400 Highway 100 (at McCrory Ln), Nashville, TN
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · 261 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The café was established in the early 1950’s as Lon & Anne Loveless served southern cooking to travelers on Highway 100. It once included a motel, which closed in 1985.

Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge is one of Historian.

142. Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge

8.7
422 Broadway, Nashville, TN
Rock Club · 114 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Originally called Mom’s, it was renamed after Tootsie Bess bought the bar in 1960 & it was mistakenly painted orchid color. Willie Nelson, Mel Tillis, Waylon Jennings & Patsy Cline have been patrons.

Vanderbilt Stadium - Dudley Field is one of Historian.

143. Vanderbilt Stadium - Dudley Field

2600 Jess Neely Dr., Nashville, TN
College Football Field · 21 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This stadium was completed in 1922 as the first stadium in the South to be used exclusively for college football. The first game was between the Commodores & the Michigan Wolverines.

TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center is one of Historian.

144. TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center

9.2
505 Deaderick St (btw 5th and 6th Ave N), Nashville, TN
Performing Arts Venue · 43 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1981, this is the state’s premier theater venue. The performance venues are named after three U.S. Presidents who hailed from TN: Jackson, Polk & Johnson.

Tom Lee Park is one of Historian.

145. Tom Lee Park

9.0
357 South Riverside Dr., Memphis, TN
Park · Downtown Memphis · 19 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Named for the African-American river boat worker who heroically saved the lives of 32 passengers aboard the sinking M.E. Norman Steamboat in 1925.

Cotton Exchange Building is one of Historian.

146. Cotton Exchange Building

65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN
Office · Downtown Memphis · 3 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1874, this building housed the first trade organization used to regulate cotton marketing in the city of Memphis. It set the standards for buying and pricing cotton in the mid-south.

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is one of Historian.

147. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

8.9
4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN
Art Gallery · 19 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This site was acquired by the Dixon family in 1939 & houses famous artists such as Monet .With nearly 600 pieces of tableware and figures, it’s one of the best collections of its kind in the U.S.

Memphis Zoo is one of Historian.

148. Memphis Zoo

9.4
2000 Prentiss Pl (at McLean Blvd), Memphis, TN
Zoo · Evergreen Historic District · 93 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This zoo was created in April of 1906. It is home to more than 3,500 animals and over 500 different species. The Overton Park has been a major tenant of the zoo for the past 100 years.

First Avenue & 7th St Entry is one of Historian.

149. First Avenue & 7th St Entry

9.5
701 1st Ave N (at 7th St.), Minneapolis, MN
Music Venue · Downtown West · 125 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This venue was once the Greyhound bus station, and it's alleged that ghosts of travelers and homeless people who died at the bus station now haunt First Avenue.

The Dunhill Hotel is one of Historian.

150. The Dunhill Hotel

7.2
237 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Hotel · Fourth Ward · 17 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This hotel was designed by architect Louis Asbury, Sr. & opened as the Mayfair Manor in 1929. Half of the original 100 rooms were rented by permanent tenants & thrived even during the Great Depression

Texas State Capitol is one of Historian.

151. Texas State Capitol

112 E 11th St (at Congress Ave), Austin, TX
Capitol Building · Downtown Austin · 211 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In one of the largest barter transactions in recorded history, the builders of the capitol were paid with over three-million acres of public land in the Texas Panhandle.

Westminster Hall And Burial Ground is one of Historian.

152. Westminster Hall And Burial Ground

519 W Fayette St (at S Greene St.), Baltimore, MD
Cemetery · University of MD at Baltimore · 8 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The graveyard was established in 1786 and is probably most famous as the burial site of Edgar Allan Poe. The complex was declared a national historic district in 1974.

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is one of Historian.

153. Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

7.4
216 Emory St (at Dover St), Baltimore, MD
Historic Site · Ridgely's Delight · 12 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Babe Ruth was was an American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935. He also became one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is one of Historian.

154. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

8.3
Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
Zoo · Druid Hill Park · 64 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1876, this is generally considered to be the third oldest zoological park in the U.S. This zoo breeds the greatest number of African black footed penguins.

Brumder Mansion is one of Historian.

155. Brumder Mansion

7.2
3046 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Bed & Breakfast · 5 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This B&B was built in 1910 by George Brumder, Sr., who made his fortune in German language publishing. Guests have reported paranormal activity in the Gold Room.

The Pfister Hotel is one of Historian.

156. The Pfister Hotel

9.3
424 E Wisconsin Ave (at Jefferson St.), Milwaukee, WI
Hotel · Juneau Town · 59 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Pfister is rumored to be visited often by the spirit of Charles Pfister, who founded the hotel in 1893.

Holler House is one of Historian.

157. Holler House

7.5
2042 W Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Dive Bar · 6 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Holler House was founded on Sept 13, 1908 & still looks much the same as it did a century ago. It houses the oldest certified bowling alley in the U.S. Memorabilia from as early as 1912 is on display.

Basilica of St. Josaphat is one of Historian.

158. Basilica of St. Josaphat

2333 S 6th St (at W Lincoln Ave), Milwaukee, WI
Church · Lincoln Village · 8 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: St. Josaphat's is modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. St. Josaphat's was elevated to the status of Minor Basilica in 1929, an honor awarded only to the grandest, most beautiful,& historical.

Kosciuszko Park is one of Historian.

159. Kosciuszko Park

6.8
2201 S 7th St (btw Lincoln Ave & Becher St), Milwaukee, WI
Park · Lincoln Village · 4 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Originally known as Lincoln Avenue Park, Kosy Park was once home of the Kosciuszko Reds, a franchise of the Polish-American Semiprofessional Baseball League who played until 1919.

Sheridan Park is one of Historian.

160. Sheridan Park

8.4
4800 S Lake Dr, Cudahy, WI
Park · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Originally named Cudahy Park in honor of the donor, the park was renamed for Civil War hero Phillip Sheridan in 1920.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is one of Historian.

161. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI
Other Great Outdoors · 15 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In the 1840s, Dutch and German immigrants farmed this land. In 1887, it became the Nine Mile Farm, named for its distance from Wisconsin Avenue.

Orlando Science Center is one of Historian.

162. Orlando Science Center

8.8
777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL
Science Museum · 77 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The building was originally named the Central Florida Museum & Planetarium & opened in 1960. The museum attracts nearly 400,000 visitors annually & demonstrates how science impacts everyday life.

Jack Kerouac House is one of Historian.

163. Jack Kerouac House

Orlando, FL
Home (private) · College Park · 1 tip

HISTORYHISTORY: Jack Kerouac moved to this house in 1957 to await the release of his novel "On The Road". It was in this house that Kerouac wrote his 1958 novel "The Dharma Bums".

Universal Studios Florida is one of Historian.

164. Universal Studios Florida

9.7
6000 Universal Blvd (at Universal Orlando Resort), Orlando, FL
Theme Park · 1012 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1990, it was designed as both a theme park and a studio from the start. Universal Studios took the concepts of the Hollywood tour scenes & developed them into larger, stand-alone attractions

Harry P Leu Gardens is one of Historian.

165. Harry P Leu Gardens

9.4
1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL
Garden · 40 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The garden was started by Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Leu in 1936. Through their world travels they brought back 240 varieties of camellias for their gardens. The house was donated to the city in 1961.

Main Street, U.S.A. is one of Historian.

166. Main Street, U.S.A.

9.3
Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World), Lake Buena Vista, FL
Theme Park Ride / Attraction · Walt Disney World Resort · 142 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1971, this is the first park built at the Disney World resort. The park opened with 23 attractions. Only 3 were unique to the park, the rest were copies of Disneyland attractions.

Tibet-Butler Preserve is one of Historian.

167. Tibet-Butler Preserve

7.7
8777 State Road 535, Orlando, FL
Park · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This 440-acre patch of wilderness offers guided nature hikes. 4 miles of beautifully maintained trails & boardwalks meander through bay swamps, marshes, cypress swamps pine flat lands & Florida scrub.

Orlando Museum of Art is one of Historian.

168. Orlando Museum of Art

9.0
2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL
Art Gallery · 19 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1924, Newsweek named the OMA one of the best museums in the South. It has maintained its national accredited status by the American Association of Museums without interruption since 1971.

Gatorland is one of Historian.

169. Gatorland

8.9
14501 S Orange Blossom Trl (btwn Falcon Trace & Mary Louis), Orlando, FL
Zoo · 87 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1949, it's known as the "Alligator Capital of the World". They also have a road show providing alligator wrestling, pythons & lizards with informative animal talk for private parties.

SeaWorld Orlando is one of Historian.

170. SeaWorld Orlando

9.3
7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL
Theme Park · Sea World Theme Park · 484 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Sea World is the seventh-most visited amusement park in the United States. The park also features a vast array of attractions, including rides and animal exhibits.

Magic Kingdom® Park is one of Historian.

171. Magic Kingdom® Park

9.6
1180 Seven Seas Dr (Walt Disney World Resort), Lake Buena Vista, FL
Theme Park · Walt Disney World Resort · 1590 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The park opened in 1971 & is the world's largest and most visited recreational resort. Walt Disney passed away before he saw his vision of Disney World completed.

Discovery Cove is one of Historian.

172. Discovery Cove

9.3
6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL
Theme Park · 105 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Discovery Cove offers the opportunity to “talk, touch, play and swim” with bottlenose dolphins. The free-flight aviary contains over 250 tropical birds to interact with and feed.

Sellwood Bridge is one of Historian.

173. Sellwood Bridge

Sellwood Bridge (at Willamette River), Portland, OR
Bridge · 6 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The bridge was constructed in 1925 and was Portland’s first “fixed span” bridge across the Willamette River.

O'Bryant Square is one of Historian.

174. O'Bryant Square

6.1
808 SW Stark St (btwn SW 9th St & SW Park Ave), Portland, OR
Plaza · Downtown Portland · 13 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1971 the property was donated to the city by Mr. and Mrs. William E. Roberts. The Square's dominant feature is a bronze fountain in the shape of a rose, fittingly titled Fountain to a Rose.

The Grotto is one of Historian.

175. The Grotto

8840 NE Skidmore St (at NE Sandy Blvd), Portland, OR
Church · Madison South · 10 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Grotto opened in 1924, when 3 thousand people gathered for the first Mass & dedication. A depiction of Mary holding the body of her son after his crucifixion is placed above the stone altar.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum is one of Historian.

176. Veterans Memorial Coliseum

7.0
1401 N Wheeler Ave, Portland, OR
Hockey Arena · Lloyd District · 25 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1952, the coliseum hosted premier sporting and entertainment events in Portland. Elvis Presley performed one of his last concerts here before his death in 1977.

Museum of Contemporary Craft is one of Historian.

177. Museum of Contemporary Craft

724 NW Davis St (at NW 8th Ave), Portland, OR
Museum · Pearl · 7 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1937 as the Oregon Ceramic Studio, it provided a market for artists while elevating awareness & appreciation of Oregon art. The studio became a gallery in 2002 & then a museum in 2007.

Gila River Arena is one of Historian.

178. Gila River Arena

8.9
9400 W Maryland Ave (in Westgate Entertainment District), Glendale, AZ
Hockey Arena · 100 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Completed in 2003, the arena is home to the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. Since 2005 the arena has been host to "February Frenzy", a state high school mega event featuring different high school sports.

Talking Stick Resort Arena is one of Historian.

179. Talking Stick Resort Arena

8.9
201 E Jefferson St (btwn S 1st & S 3rd St), Phoenix, AZ
Basketball Stadium · Copper Square · 120 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The US Airways Arena is home to the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA and the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.

Historic Latta Plantation is one of Historian.

180. Historic Latta Plantation

6.7
5225 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC
Monument / Landmark · 4 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: James Latta purchased 100 acres in 1799 & eventually owned more than 700 acres, much of which was planted in cotton. In 1975, Latta Place, Inc., deeded the house and land to Mecklenburg County.

The Mint Museum is one of Historian.

181. The Mint Museum

8.7
2730 Randolph Rd (at Museum Plz), Charlotte, NC
Art Museum · Eastover · 15 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This building once housed the Charlotte Mint. The museum opened in 1936 and was the first art museum in North Carolina.

Billy Graham Library is one of Historian.

182. Billy Graham Library

9.0
4330 Westmont Dr, Charlotte, NC
Museum · 32 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The library is styled after a dairy barn to reflect Graham's childhood on a farm. The 40,000-square-foot complex opened to the public on June 5, 2007.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is one of Historian.

183. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

7.7
420 S Tryon St (at Levine Avenue of the Arts), Charlotte, NC
Art Museum · Third Ward · 34 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The museum was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta who also designed the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Wrigley Mansion is one of Historian.

184. Wrigley Mansion

8.3
2501 E Telewa Trl, Phoenix, AZ
American Restaurant · Camelback East · 26 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This residence was built between 1929 & 1931 by chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr. Much of the extensive tilework was shipped to Phoenix from Wrigley's own factory in Catalina.

Historic Heritage Square is one of Historian.

185. Historic Heritage Square

8.6
601 E Monroe St (at N 6th St), Phoenix, AZ
History Museum · Copper Square · 15 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This area encompasses the only remaining group of residential structures from the original town site of Phoenix.

Deer Valley High School is one of Historian.

186. Deer Valley High School

18425 N 51st Ave, Glendale, AZ
High School · Cholla · 2 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Where's Dewy?

Hotel San Carlos is one of Historian.

187. Hotel San Carlos

5.9
202 N Central Ave (at E Monroe St), Phoenix, AZ
Hotel · Copper Square · 18 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Once the location of the first school in Phoenix in 1874 and where many children died during a swine flu epidemic in 1918, the hotel was built here in 1927 & opened in 1928. Look out for ghosts!

Park Street Church is one of Historian.

188. Park Street Church

1 Park St (at Tremont St), Boston, MA
Church · Beacon Hill · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in 1809-1810, gunpowder was stored in the basement during the War of 1812 & Samuel Francis Smith’s hymn, America (“My Country ‘Tis of Thee“) was sung here for the first time in 1831

189. King's Chapel

58 Tremont St (at School St.), Boston, MA
Church · Downtown Boston · 12 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The original King's Chapel was a wooden church built in 1688 on this land that had been part of the town’s oldest burying ground. It was the first Anglican church in Puritan Boston.

AT&T is one of Historian.

190. AT&T

5.6
699 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Mobile Phone Shop · Back Bay East · 7 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This building was originally a house, built in 1886. From 1888 to 1902, it was the home of Dr. Edward Whittier, a Civil War recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza is one of Historian.

191. The Fairmont Copley Plaza

8.7
138 Saint James Ave (at Dartmouth St), Boston, MA
Hotel · Prudential - St. Botolph · 45 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This hotel was built in 1912 on the site of the old Museum of Fine Arts building (1876), which was torn down in 1909. When it opened, rooms had been booked as early as 16 months in advance.

Boston Public Library is one of Historian.

192. Boston Public Library

9.5
700 Boylston St (at Dartmouth St), Boston, MA
Library · Back Bay East · 159 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The library was founded in 1848 by an act of the Massachusetts legislature and first opened in 1854 in a former schoolhouse located on Mason Street. It moved here to its current building in 1895.

Prudential Center Tower is one of Historian.

193. Prudential Center Tower

800 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Building · Prudential - St. Botolph · 23 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This building was built between 1960 & 1964 and towered over the nearby John Hancock building of 1947, which prompted the rival insurance company to build a taller tower in 1975.

Winthrop Building is one of Historian.

194. Winthrop Building

7 Water St (at Washington St), Boston, MA
Building · Downtown Boston · 2 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in 1894, this building was originally known as the Carter Building & was Boston’s first steel-frame office building. The famous landscape architect, Fletcher Steele, was a tenant in the 1920s.

195. World's Largest Stove

1120 W State Fair, Detroit, MI
General Entertainment · State Fair-Nolan · 2 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The stove debuted at the 1893 World's Columbian Expo in Chicago. It measures 25 ft high, 30 ft long & 20 ft wide. It moved to Detroit to serve as a tourist attraction & advertising landmark.

Detroit Historical Museum is one of Historian.

196. Detroit Historical Museum

9.1
5401 Woodward Ave (at Kirby St.), Detroit, MI
History Museum · Wayne State · 15 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1921, the museum was known as "Detroit's best kept secret." They receive more than 250,000 visitors annually and showcase more than 300 years of Detroit's history.

Motown Historical Museum / Hitsville U.S.A. is one of Historian.

197. Motown Historical Museum / Hitsville U.S.A.

9.3
2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI
History Museum · North End · 69 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1985, the museum preserves the legacy of the Motown Record Corp. The exhibits include collections of historical photographs, artwork, music, costumes & other memorabilia from the era.