Just as the last frost in Aurora finally melts, like the final gasp of what always seems to be the longest winter ever, warmer days bring one thing to mind: Let’s go snowshoeing
Consult Roadside America’s database of offbeat tourist attractions, and you could marvel at a giant map of Chicagopainted on a skyscraper or visit the post office that straddles Texarkana, Arkansas, and Texarkana, Texas.
“In terms of virtual reality, this has the chance to revolutionize the roller coaster experience,” said Colleen Mangone, director of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. “The guests physically ride the roller coaster while wearing the virtual reality headsets. So their visual line follows a story line or they could be accompanying a superhero. They are flying next to the superhero and as the superhero dives down, the coaster is diving down.”
List of 10 best beaches for 2016 as designated by Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University:
The state library system teamed up Colorado Parks and Wildlife to launch the Check-Out Colorado State Parks program, an initiative intended to soften the barriers to entry for potential park-goers from across the state
“Early on the decision was made to not identify key signature events,” said NPS spokeswoman Elizabeth Stern. “That would run contrary to what we’re trying to do, which is to get people into all of the parks. The point of the centennial is to emphasize that we have 411 parks, and each one is so different. It shouldn’t be up to us in Washington to say, ‘Here’s what we want you to do.'”
“If American Airlines is going to spend $4 million of its own money, obviously the airlines are nervous about not being able to sell last-minute seats,” she said. “I wonder if this rash of bad publicity won’t make getting a last-minute booking more affordable.”
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“The whole point of creating Yellowstone was to give future generations an opportunity experience these special places,” he said. “When I look at these pictures, I take a great deal of comfort in knowing that my kids are going to be able to go to a lot of these places and see the same thing.”