Tag Archives: National Register of Historic Places

Crowley: Where Life Is Rice and Easy

Rice is the bedrock of the region’s celebrated Cajun cuisine and no other Louisiana community is as intimately tied to the crop as Crowley. The swallow ponds and level prairies surrounding the city produce lots of crawfish too, but it … Continue reading

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I Dream of Galveston: Opera House, Flight Museum & more

Following are more of our favorite Galveston attractions… The Grand 1894 Opera House One of the few remaining theaters of its era in Texas, The Grand, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As further recognition of its … Continue reading

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I Dream of Galveston: Must-see Attractions

Following are some of our favorite Galveston attractions… 1859 Ashton Villa The first of Galveston’s great Broadway “palaces”, 1859 Ashton Villa set the standard for the magnificent homes that followed. It was the first brick house to be built in … Continue reading

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2011 Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America

The Great Neighborhoods designation is part of the American Planning Association (APA) Great Places in America program, which began in 2007 and recognizes unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces each year. Highland Park, Birmingham, Alabama Built around swales … Continue reading

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Prescott: Everybody’s Home Town

A little farther afield, but still an easy day trip from Verde Valley is Prescott—the former territorial capital of Arizona. Nestled in a stunning mountain bowl and surrounded by one of the largest ponderosa pine forests in the West, this beautiful … Continue reading

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Away I Go to Shenandoah

Because of its geographic location, half the population of the U.S. is within a day’s drive of Shenandoah National Park. Last year 1.2 million visitors enjoyed its scenic vistas, streams, waterfalls, and other attractions, placing it among the top 10 … Continue reading

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Driving the Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive, the 105-mile road that bisects the length of the park winding along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, may be Shenandoah’s predominant feature, since it provides stunning views of the park’s mountains, valleys, and forests. This road … Continue reading

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Queen of the Copper Camps: Bisbee, AZ

Though they share a region (southeastern Arizona) and a legacy (mining), Tombstone and Bisbee are on opposite ends of the tourist spectrum. Tombstone’s rough-and-tumble past appeals to the outlaw in all of us. The shoot-out at OK Corral put the … Continue reading

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The Town Too Tough To Die: Discover Historic Tombstone, AZ, Part 3

RV to Tombstone I highly recommend visiting Tombstone. RV parks are as plentiful as gravesites in Boot Hill and there are many saloons and other dining emporiums to choose from. If you aren’t pulling a toad car, there are RV … Continue reading

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The Town Too Tough To Die: Discover Historic Tombstone, AZ, Part 2

Like most places, Arizona has a colorful history, and much of it relates to the rough and tough Wild West. The raucous town of Tombstone boasted more than 60 saloons. In addition, it was considered the most cosmopolitan hub between … Continue reading

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