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

    Halocaust Museum, or Old Yankee Stadium
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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    Petra - Jordan
    Pompeii
    Machu Picchu
    Rome (Colosseum, Forum..etc.)
    Yucatan (Chichen Itza, CobŠ, Uxmal, Ek Balaam)
    Stonehenge (The history is kind of sketchy for it to be to really historical )
    Toledo-Spain
    Neuschwastein Castle
    Giza
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    Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway
    VardÝhus Fortress in Vardo, Norway
    Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London
    Arlington National Cemetary
    The D.C. monuments
    The Alamo
    Hoover Dam

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Colonial Williamsburg in VA (had some tasty peanut soup there!)
    I live 45 minutes from there and have good friends who live there, so I've been all over CW. It's a great spot.

    Also, my old college roommate has worked for the Jamestown Foundation for many years, and the fort and ships there are a cool thing to check out.

    And in the same vicinity, the Yorktown battlefields. The Williamsburg area is a treasure trove of history.

    In addition, for me the York Minster in England was pretty spectacular.

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

    Dachau
    Gettysburg
    Shiloh
    Appomattox Court House
    The Alamo
    The Liberty Bell in Philly
    Independence Hall
    Valley Forge

    And many other Civil War sites.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post

    But #1 on my list is the beaches at Normandy and the cemetary there.
    That would be difficult. Pearl Harbor was very moving.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Petra - Jordan
    Pompeii
    Machu Picchu
    Rome (Colosseum, Forum..etc.)
    Yucatan (Chichen Itza, CobŠ, Uxmal, Ek Balaam)
    Stonehenge (The history is kind of sketchy for it to be to really historical )
    Toledo-Spain
    Neuschwastein Castle
    Giza
    With all that, what's next?

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

    The Great Wall of China outside of Beijing,
    THe Forbidden City in Beijing

    The Incan Fortress Ollantayntambo outside of Cuzco Peru.
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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    I live 45 minutes from there and have good friends who live there, so I've been all over CW. It's a great spot.

    Also, my old college roommate has worked for the Jamestown Foundation for many years, and the fort and ships there are a cool thing to check out.

    And in the same vicinity, the Yorktown battlefields. The Williamsburg area is a treasure trove of history.

    In addition, for me the York Minster in England was pretty spectacular.

    York Minster is pretty neat. Salisbury Cathedral, Bath and Westminster Abbey are good places in the UK.

    Italy trumps it though with the Vatican, the Coliseum, the Cathedral in Florence, Pompeii, etc.

    IF you like Art, there is a lot of history at the Louvre.

    Probably still like the Vatican number 1, but the Louvre is a close second.

    In the US, Mount Rushmore, Hoover Dam and Arlington Cemetary are pretty awesome. And of course, given the nature of this sight, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown has to be on the list.
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    Re: Best historical site you've ever visited....

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    York Minster is pretty neat. Salisbury Cathedral, Bath and Westminster Abbey are good places in the UK.
    Bath is a magnificent place. So much history and beauty to go along with some killer pubs. Fun fact: the world's first usage of a postage stamp occurred at the Bath post office.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    With all that, what's next?
    Haven't been to Japan or China. Lots of places in Europe/Asia I want to see.

    Angor Wat, Easter Island. It goes on and on...

    Got a long bucket list. Lots of places in the US also.

    This summer: Iceland and Norway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post

    This summer: Iceland and Norway.
    Are you sure?

    When Mt. St. Helens erupted 30 years ago I was an independent writer and our group was making a book about the story. While there was still a 20-mile "red zone" where you'd go straight to jail if you were caught in it, my colleague and I drove within 8 miles of the centerpoint (12 miles inside). The ash on the leaves alone were about an inch-and-a-quarter thick. We turned around when a helicopter went overhead, and my colleague who was driving didn't feel like going to jail (we were driving a Beetle). Got some great pictures of the destruction and damage, but there was no color, as it was all gray. It was weird. Iceland, of course, will be 100% different. Besides, the people of Iceland should be great. There were no people where I went.

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    Wow.

    All of you have been to some fantastic places.

    Glad to see so many so interested in history and nature and man.

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

    I lived in Williamsburg for a few years. here are my favs:
    Shirley Plantation - if I was travelling to Southwest VA, I would always go down Route 5 where all the plantations are.
    Jamestowne - the archaeological digs and the relics they have on display are pretty cool. They have remains of a young man with a musket ball lodged into his leg bone
    Yorktown - the fireworks for the 4th of July are awesome. I guess they better damn well be awesome at Yorktown hahaa

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    Are you sure?
    We have a saying in Venezuela: "Seguro es el infierno". The only thing that is sure is that you're going to hell (anything better than that is a gamble).

    Bought my tickets shortly before the volcano blew. Non-refundable.
    In any case, the main tourist attractions are over 100km from the Volcano (upwind). There are nighttime tours that take you as close as 4 km from the eruption.
    It should be very interesting.
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