South Carolina in no particular order:
Charleston Historic District
Charleston Forts (Sumter and Moultrie)
Botany Bay Plantation (Nature and History Preserve & One of the very few stretches of undeveloped coastline left on the Eastern Seaboard)
Any one of the truly fantastic Carolina (Mustard Based BBQ joints, accept for Maurice's)
Liberty Bridge and Falls Park in Greenville
Cowpens/Kings Mountain/Old Ninety-Six Battlefields (SC was where the Revolutionary War was won toward the end)
Congraree Swamp National Park
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yes, this really is how we make our living.
The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle
providence claims all
Everything outside of Cheviot is irrelevant.
Variatio delectat - Cicero
Brown County State Park
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Lucas Oil Stadium
Edinburgh Outlet Mall
Hoosier National Forest
White River State Park
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indiana Dunes National Park
Notre Dame Stadium
Turkey Run State Park
Hoosier National Forest
The historic Fort that is Fort Wayne
...and this one belongs to the Reds.
In no particular order
Red River Gorge\Natural Bridge
Land Between the Lakes
Daniel Boone National Forest
Dale Hollow Lake
My Old Kentucky Home [and really any and all of Bardstown]
Waverly Hills Sanatorium -For the ghost hunter in us all
Jefferson Davis Memorial
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Guess I'll take a shot at Missouri's "wonders". Actually, although it has its drawbacks, Missouri does have a varied, rich and well developed park system.
1. Ozark National Scenic Riverway - including the magnificent Jacks Fork, Buffalo and Current Rivers. Karst caves, springs, whitewater, virgin forests and deep hollers. Incredible camping, canoeing, rafting, fishing and hunting.
2. Johnson's Shut Ins - near Saint Louis. Open again after being devastated by the Taum Sauk Reservoir rupture and flood.
3. Elephant Rocks - Gigantic tumbled boulders look something like a mini badlands dropped into the Ozark forests.
4. Grand Falls - On Shoal Creek in SW Missouri. Not so much for its waterfall which is magnificent, yet pales in comparison to other famous falls, but the whole natural beauty of the area.
5. Mingo and Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuges - Wildlife and bird lovers: nearly every bird that flies north-south can be seen here, flocks in the sky darkening millions in spring. Eagles, waterfowl of every type. Never developed, untouched riparian habitats.
6. Onondaga Cave - In a state of 5,500 caves this is the one that grabs visitors. Rivals Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
7. Mina Sauk Falls - Cascades down Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri's highest point. Visit in the wet seasons of spring and late fall if you want to see it in its torrential glory. The Ozark Trail passes by and you can swim in the pool created by the falls and shower in its spray.
Man made wonders:
1. The Gateway Arch
2. Jamesport - Amish community in NW Missouri
3. Shepherd of the Hills Theater and Branson
4. Route 66, the Main Street of America, now part of I44. 317 miles of yesteryear with various sites dedicated to the old roadway along the trip
5. Katy Trail - like bicycling? Bike from Saint Louis to KC or vice versa, 225 miles through a number of small comunities and historic sites.
6. Bonne Terre Mine - worlds largest underground lake, submerged when the mine was abandoned. Scuba diving Bonne Terre is one of National Geo's 100 greatest adventures.
7. Herman - German immigrants settled and became vintners. The town has done great job of restoration and maintaining its Rhineland flavor. Plus 4 star restaurants and great wine, antique shoppes, museums and the feeling you've gone back in time 100 or so years. What's most impressive about the last is that it is the way the residents live, not some artifice to attract visitors.
"If this was a court of law, the cross examination would go after the credibility of the witness." Homer Bailey on Latos snarking on the team after his trade
The Beaches (Cape May, LBI, Lavalette, Point Pleasant all the way up to Belmar)
Towns- Red Bank, Princeton, Atlantic City, Hoboken, Cape May
Grounds for Sculpture
Cranberry bogs/flower fields/farms
Delaware Water Gap
Navesink River (and the famous Navesink River Road)
Parkway (an NJ staple)