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Tour the Fort Riley Museums, a window to Army history

Enter the world of the horse-mounted soldiers, the Big Red One, and experience early Kansas history in the four Fort Riley Museums. The US Cavalry Museum, the First Infantry Division Museum, the Custer House, and the First Territorial Capitol provide aspects of the history of Fort Riley. The fort near Junction City recently renovated the […]

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Visit the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia

You have entered a time warp. An American soldier is waist-deep in the English Channel, holding his rifle above his head. Another pair crouches as they assault the beach from a landing craft. Another lies dead. The water splashes from artillery shell strikes as Rangers climb up a tower. One appears to be falling. Another

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19 best things to do in Cut Bank, Montana

Prepare to shiver in the winter because Cut Bank, Montana, is often the Lower 48’s coldest spot. Some places might try to hide that status, but Cut Bank embraces it. On Cut Bank’s east end, a 27-foot-tall penguin welcomes visitors. The 10,000-pound concrete bird even announces the frigid fact. Cut Bank’s choice of iconic cold animal is ironic because Cut Bank is far

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29 best things to do in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Vicksburg is known as the Key City because of its strategic location during the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln said, “Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket.” On July 4, 1863, Union General Ulysses S. Grant put the key into the

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27 best things to do in Gulf State Park, Alabama

Explore miles of white sand beaches, hiking and biking trails, birding opportunities, and luxury lodging at Gulf State Park (GSP) on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The 6,150-acre park is the boundary between the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and it’s the perfect place to relax any time of year. The Perdido Beach Blvd. divides

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25 best things to do in historic Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs lies northwest of Colorado Springs at the base of Pikes Peak. Plan to spend at least a long weekend there. Here’s two reasons: The town offers the relaxed vibe of a mountain resort town with easy proximity to a metropolitan area’s services. Escape summer’s heat at 6,000 feet and enjoy Manitou’s milder winter

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The ultimate guide to the Colorado National Monument

Enjoy the relative solitude of Colorado National Monument’s otherworldly formations. “The Monument,” as locals call it, is the Colorado Plateau’s eastern gateway. The plateau’s Red Rock Country is full of colorful rocks. They include domes, fins, hoodoos, reefs, natural bridges, and slot canyons. The National Park Service has nine properties in the Colorado Plateau. Except for

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21 best stops along Colorado’s Gold Belt Tour Scenic Byway

The Rockies are calling. There’s gold in those mountains, and you can find it—not just the yellow metal, but gold aspens in the fall and daily casino winnings. Sign up for a high-altitude adventure in Colorado’s former mining country. Parts of the historic drives are white-knuckle experiences through North America’s greatest gold camp. The famous

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Remembering Colorado’s Sand Creek Massacre

Three weeks after Colonel John Chivington and his troopers slaughtered non-combatants at the Sand Creek Massacre, they triumphantly entered Denver. They waved Cheyenne and Arapaho scalps and other body parts on December 22, 1864. The Rocky Mountain News gushed, “Among the brilliant feats of arms in Indian warfare, the recent campaign of our Colorado volunteers will

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