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Old 09-21-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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America The Beautiful

Places you consider a must see being an American.
In addition, worth taking a few days off to get there and back.
Please add to list and explain if needed, or little known.
Mine as I could think of them, not in any order.

No Disney, no Six Flags. no Festivals, no great camping spots.
Just
Good Americana

Grand Canyon
Yellowstone
Key West
San Antonio (Alamo)
Smokys
Yosemite
Moab (Arches)
Washington DC (4th July Fireworks)
Statue of Liberty
Everglades
Tombstone
Daytona (drive on beach)
Biltmore Mansion
Houma , La (Cajun)
Vicksburg, Miss
Destin, Florida
Boston (Old Ironsides)
Philadelphia (1776)
Niagara Falls
Detroit (Ford Museum)
Indy 500
Mackinac Island
Mt. Rushmore
Memphis (Graceland, Elvis)
Denver (Rocky Mt)
Las Vegas
Route 66
Salt Flats
Hwy 1
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:43 PM   #2
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Hay I have driven on daytona beach I live 40 miles east of Destin Florida (been there many times) went to lookout mountian (does that count)and live 5 miles from the "worlds Most Beautiful Beaches" how bout that....SAM
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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America as it was and should be

Sand Hills of western Nebraska.
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:29 PM   #4
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Yes yes yes...Lookout Mt and
Rock City
Lost Sea
Ruby Falls
Lots of cave type places I left out.

Panama City has beaches like Destin...lets keep that to ourselves.
Those dunes...that is a good one too ( I have never been)
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:33 PM   #5
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Awesome Americana list! How fun! Thanks for putting Michigan up there!

Lets see here's a few more...

French Quarter New Orleans, LA
Abita Springs, LA
Mesa Verde NP, CO
Shenandoah NP, VA
Ocracoke Island, NC
Porcupine Mtns, MI
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, VA,KY,TN
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:42 PM   #6
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Glacier National Park
Anywhere in Alaska
Arlington National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Anywhere on the Appalachian Trail
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:48 PM   #7
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Oops I forgot to put down I too have been to Gettysburg Pa. museum where us Southerns kicked Yankee Butt..HAHAHAHA
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:49 PM   #8
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San Juan Islands
Northern Calif Coast/Redwoods/Lost Coast
Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod
Lexington MA and Concord Bridge (Revolutionary War sites...)
Devil's Tower National Monument
etc etc...
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:51 PM   #9
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I can sit out on my back patio and see old Route 66. I take it to work every morning. Now that's pure America.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:00 PM   #10
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Being the Texican that I am, I can't let

La Bahia Mission, Goliad
and the San Jacinto Monument go by.
And of course, Big Bend National Park.
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On dang!...
I'm not worthy...

Seeing Gettysburg made me remember

Blue Ridge Parkway, along with Skyline Drive
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America the Beautiful!!

Lake Junaluska, NC, about 40 miles west of Asheville.
Limestone, Maine, in the fall. Both great places!!!
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Stone Mountain, GA
Jekyll Island, GA
Hilton Head Island, SC
Most any of the FL Keys
Most any of VT
St. George Island, FL
Plus all the other places named so far!
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