Sunday, September 11, 2005

Sightseer's Guide to Human Achievements

Some time ago, we asked TIA Daily readers to recommend places where one could "see" great human achievements. Following is the compilation of their recommendations. This is a work in progress--if you would like to add to the list, please e-mail will update the list periodically. We hope that this list adds a value to your travels. -- Shrikant Rangnekar


Alabama: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville; Sloss Furnaces Historic Landmark, Birmingham; International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum, Talladega

Alaska: Alaska pipeline; Alaskaland Pioneer Air Museum

Arizona: Titan Missile Museum, Sahuarita; Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West, Phoenix; Copper Mine, Clifton; Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff

Arkansas: None so far.

California: Intel Museum, Santa Clara; Tehachapi Loop, Tehachapi; Borate mine, Boron; Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco; Wells Fargo History Museum, San Francisco; USS Hornet aircraft carrier, San Francisco; Body World Exhibit, California Science Center, Los Angeles

Colorado: None so far.

Connecticut: Eli Whitney Museum, New Haven; Stew Leonard's Store, Norwalk

D.C.: Jefferson Memorial; National Air and Space Museum; US Capitol & National Archives; US Mint; Iwo Jima Memorial

Delaware: Hagley Museum, Wilmington

Florida: Kennedy Space Center, Titusville; Disney World, Orlando; Thomas Edison/Henry Ford summer homes (with Lab & Museum), Naples; Busch Garden

Georgia: Jekyll Island
Hawaii: None so far.
Idaho: None so far.

Illinois: Auditorium, Chicago; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; Sears Tower, Chicago; Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park

Indiana: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, Indianapolis; Auburn Cord Dusenburg Museum, Auburn

Iowa: None so far.
Kansas: None or far.

Kentucky: Corvette Assembly Plant Tour, Bowling Green;

Louisiana: National D-Day Museum, New Orleans; Super Dome

Maine: L.L. Bean Store, Freeport

Maryland: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt; Fort McHenry, Baltimore; B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore

Massachusetts: Old State House, Boston; Springfield Armory Museum, Springfield; Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord; The National Plastics Center and Museum, Leominster

Michigan: Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn; Greenfield Village, Dearborn; Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Dearborn; Edison Train Depot, Mt Clemens; mackinac bridge, Mackinac Island

Minnesota: None so far.
Mississippi: None so far.

Missouri: Steamboat Museum, Kansas City; U.S. Army Engineer Museum, Fort Leonard Wood, Gateway Arch, St. Louis.

Montana: None so far.

Nebraska: Harold Warp's Pioneer Village, Minden; Strategic Air & Space Museum, Ashland

Nevada: Bellagio's Musical Fountains, Las Vegas Strip; Hoover Dam;
New Hampshire: None so far.

New Jersey: Edison National Historic Site, West Orange

New Mexico: National Atomic Museum, Albuquerque; Bradbury Science Museum

New York: New York City itself; Grand Central Station, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Statue of Liberty; Ellis Island; Empire State Building; Brooklyn Bridge, NYC Subway Museum, Central Park, Times Square, NY Stock Exchange, Museum of Natural History, Woodlawn Cemetery; Steinway piano factory, Astoria; Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown

North Carolina: Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills

North Dakota: None so far.

Ohio: Cedar Point roller coasters, Sandusky; USAF Museum, Dayton; Jungle Jims, Fairfield; National Inventors Hall of Fame; Football Hall of Fame, Canton

Oklahoma: None so far.
Oregon: None so far.

Pennsylvania: Independence Hall, Philadelphia; Fallingwater, Mill Run; Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Rhode Island: None so far.

South Carolina: BMW factory museum in Spartanburg

South Dakota: None so far.
Tennessee: None so far.

Texas: Space Center Houston, Houston

Utah: Bingham Canyon copper mine, near Salt Lake City; Promotory Point; The Glen Canyon Dam

Vermont: American Precision Museum, Windsor

Virginia: Monticello, Charlottesville; University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg; Naval port, Norfolk

Washington: Boeing Factory Tour, Everett; Grand Coulee Dam

West Virginia: New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville

Wisconsin: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Oshkosh; National Railroad Museum, Green Bay

Wyoming: None so far.

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