Who knew that the controversial civil rights activist was born in Omaha, Nebraska?
Chicago’s Tribune Tower has pieces of landmarks like the Great Wall of China and Taj Mahal embedded in its walls.
A former Civil War grave is located in the hills near Cheat Summit Fort in West Virginia.
There’s a giant Edgar Allan Poe Mural in Philadelphia.
When I visited the Mormon Church grounds in Salt Lake City, I braced myself for their conversion attempts.
The Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota is a giant, in-progress monument to a Native American hero.
In Boston I visited the site of Bunker Hill and encountered lots of statues.
Boston’s Granary Cemetery is home to the graves of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and other Revolutionary War heroes.
Did you know that Yellowstone has a Grand Canyon? Or that Old Faithful was once used to wash clothes?
In Galena, Illinois sits a statue of former First Lady Julia Grant that some feel looks more like Mrs. Butterworth.
In Los Angeles, I visited the grave of Marilyn Monroe – and numerous other celebrities.
At the Griffith Observatory, I found out that I weighed only 55 pounds – on Mercury, that is.
At Sun Studio in Memphis, you can tour “the birthplace of rock & roll.”
The Irish Hunger Memorial is a small parklet in New York City with limestone and native Irish plants.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis was the most overwhelming museum experience I’ve ever had.
Yes, it’s possible to visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion in Memphis, for free. You can stop by the Meditation Garden and view the graves of Elvis and his family.