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    Best historical site you've ever visited....

    For me, while nothing "historical" happened there, I loved going through the mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. Spent a day there in August of 1992. One of the most beautiful days I ever had. (Of course, I was on my honeymoon, so it helped.)

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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    My favorite was Colonial Williamsburg, VA and visiting the "fort" there.
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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    My favorite was Colonial Williamsburg, VA and visiting the "fort" there.
    I've had calendars from there. It's definitely a place on my "list".

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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    Is someone going to break into something about ''not able to reach everywhere with a washcloth''?

    My favorite so far though in keeping the thread close to on track has probably been St Augustine. Hit the fort there, the lighthouse and grounds, and a few other places.

    When I was a kid I visited a fort in Wyoming where Sitting Bull was held and that was pretty neat, but I was young enough not to appreciate it entirely. I just thought Indians were 'cool'.

    I've also visited numerous Civil War battle grounds which have also been enlightening.

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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    The Vatican
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    The strongest impression and most moving experience was visiting Dachau. I think of it often.

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    Monuments in DC
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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    The Newport Travelodge.


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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    The Newport Travelodge.

    Uh, not exactly the Space Age Lodge:


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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    The Newport Travelodge.

    I was sitting in a room in that Travelodge eating pizza the night Tom Browning threw his perfect game. It was cold and rainy and we decided a nice warm room at the Newport Travelodge would be better than going to the game as we had originally planned.

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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    mine would be visiting the 38th parallel in Korea, it is truly amazing and heart wrenching to think that on the other side of that fence, is people are ruled by literally an evil dictator.
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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    The Newport Travelodge.

    I stayed there for all the 1990 playoff games and WS.

    It was a dump back then to.
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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    In no particular order

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    Tiger Stadium
    Bear Butte
    General Sherman Tree
    Backstage at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Big Dipper Rollercoaster

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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    St. Peter's in the Vatican, and the Colosseum just a few miles down the road.

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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    Washington DC was chock full of them, but the National Cathedral stands out.

    Also, standing in the elevator in the lobby of "Club 33" at Disneyland, and knowing Walt Disney was once there was a thrill for a Disney geek like myself.


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