Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, active volcanic area along the southeastern shore of the island of Hawaii, Hawaii state, U.S., located southwest of Hilo. Established in 1961 and formerly a part of Hawaii National Park (established 1916), it occupies an area of 505 square miles (1,308 square km) and includes two active volcanoes—Mauna Loa and Kilauea—25 miles (40 km) apart.
The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.
“You’ve been to Las Vegas and you haven’t been to Fremont Street, you haven’t really been to Las Vegas, but only on the Las Vegas Strip.” I don’t remember where I read or heard that phrase, but I can’t say I disagree. Fremont Street, the beating heart of downtown Las Vegas, is the second most famous street in Las Vegas after the Strip, but not because of historical significance. This road is as old as Las Vegas; it was founded in 1905 and was the first road in the city to be paved. The city’s first traffic light was installed right here in 1931, but its three lights weren’t the only ones to make history around here. In fact, Las Vegas was the first city in all of Nevada to have electricity, and Fremont Street benefited in a special way. Even today it is still called Glitter Gulch, in reference to the time when in 1937 it was “invaded” by lights thanks to the electricity generated by the nearby Hoover Dam. If you go there today, you will see that the nickname is still accurate!
Of course, the main attractions on Fremont Street are, as expected, casinos. They are not as gigantic and flashy as the ones on the Strip, but they have a longer history. In fact, the oldest casino in Las Vegas, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, is right here. In this article, I want to give you some advice on the best things to do on Fremont Street, both the most commercial section (Fremont Street Experience) and the oldest (Fremont East).
Grand Canyon National Park, vast scenic area of northwestern Arizona in the southwestern United States. The park was created in 1919, and its area was greatly enlarged in 1975 by the addition of the former Grand Canyon and Marble Canyon national monuments and by portions of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, as well as other adjoining lands. It has an area of 1,902 square miles (4,927 square km).
In 1979 the park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Welcome to NASCAR Racing Experience. DRIVE a NASCAR race car by yourself on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway- A 1.5-mile tri-oval race track with 12 to 20 degrees of banking in the turns. Following drivers meeting with Crew Chief, you’ll drive a NASCAR race car for timed racing sessions.
There’s no lead car to follow and no instructor rides with you. Get one-on-one instruction from a spotter over in-car radio. In between every 8 minutes of Track Time get a brief pit stop and head back on the track to work on driving faster speeds. Pass the slower cars as you catch them... YES, passing is allowed!
Experience the thrilling sensation of skydiving, without a parachute or airplane, as a 1,000-horsepower motor keeps you soaring through the air in America’s original indoor skydiving facility. The propeller turns on and the air begins to flow. You’re floating, flying, free-falling through the air with wind speeds up to 120 mph.
No other Las Vegas attraction offers you the chance to defy gravity! If you share our love for the extreme sport of indoor skydiving, you crave adrenaline-inducing Las Vegas activities, or you simply want to try something epic on your Vegas vacation, come test your limits on this exhilarating simulated skydive. Try it more than once, and reach new heights every time!
Experience the excitement of Hollywood on this Adventures by Disney Disneyland Resort and Southern California family vacation that includes private behind-the-magic visits to the Walt Disney Studios and The Jim Henson Company Lot.
Plus, enjoy several fun-filled days and nights in the middle of the magic at the theme parks of the Disneyland Resort!
Hollywood, also called Tinseltown, district within the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S., whose name is synonymous with the American film industry. Lying northwest of downtown Los Angeles, it is bounded by Hyperion Avenue and Riverside Drive (east), Beverly Boulevard (south), the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains (north), and Beverly Hills (west). Since the early 1900s, when moviemaking pioneers found in southern California an ideal blend of mild climate, much sunshine, varied terrain, and a large labour market, the image of Hollywood as the fabricator of tinseled cinematic dreams has been etched worldwide. The first house in Hollywood was an adobe building (1853) on a site near Los Angeles, then a small city in the new state of California. Hollywood was laid out as a real-estate subdivision in 1887 by Harvey Wilcox, a prohibitionist from Kansas who envisioned a community based on his sober religious principles.
Real-estate magnate H.J. Whitley, known as the “Father of Hollywood,” subsequently transformed Hollywood into a wealthy and popular residential area. At the turn of the 20th century, Whitley was responsible for bringing telephone, electric, and gas lines into the new suburb. In 1910, because of an inadequate water supply, Hollywood residents voted to consolidate with Los Angeles.
Universal Studios Hollywood is the only authentic, working movie studio and theme park in the world. It's as much a can’t-miss for visitors as it is a popular weekend attraction for L.A. locals.
From the world-famous Studio Tour to thrilling rides and family-friendly attractions, the magic of moviemaking is made real for everyone who comes to experience it. Read on and discover the top ten must-see attractions for your next visit to Universal Studios Hollywood.
Empire State Building, steel-framed skyscraper rising 102 stories that was completed in New York City in 1931 and was the tallest building in the world until 1971. The Empire State Building is located in Midtown Manhattan, on Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.
It remains one of the most distinctive and famous buildings in the United States and is one of the best examples of Modernist Art Deco design.
"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924.
Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.
Times Square, square in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, formed by the intersection of Seventh Avenue, 42nd Street, and Broadway.
Times Square is also the centre of the Theatre District, which is bounded roughly by Sixth and Eighth avenues to the east and west, respectively, and by 40th and 53rd streets to the south and north, respectively.
Niagara Falls State Park is New York's oldest state park, opened in 1885, and home to a trio of impressive waterfalls and five islands on the Niagara River. Overall, the park covers 400 acres that include nature and bike trails, picnic facilities, and scenic photo-ops. For those whose legs need a break, the park's vintage-style trolley brings visitors to the park's main attractions, like the Observation Tower, where there are panoramic views of all three falls. There are also sightseeing tours available, including boat tours like the Maid of the Mist and other close-up experiences. The park's visitor center also has a lot to offer, including historical exhibits, a gift shop, multiple restaurants, and the Adventure Theater. Here, visitors can enjoy a 40-minute ""4-D"" presentation that combines film and sensory effects, like spray from the falls, to provide an immersive experience for the whole family.
Maps, area information, and tickets for the park's attractions and top places to visit can also be found at the visitor center. The falls are lit at night, and there are fireworks presentations throughout the year. An excellent way to see the highlights of the falls while enjoying door-to door service is the Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour. This five-hour guided tour includes admission to Niagara Falls State Park, the Maid of the Mist tour, as well as tours of the Cave of Winds, the Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and Goat Island.
Experience 'Niagara's Ultimate Adventure' on a 45-60 minute jet boat tour through the Class V Devil's Hole rapids! Guests will enjoy awe-inspiring scenery and learn about the history of Niagara on a wet or dry tour.
Specially designed 1500 horsepower jet boats plunge directly into the rapids, scooping up hundreds of gallons of water and delighting guests! Great for ages 4+.
The Zero-G Experience will take place at the historic Kennedy Space Center ""Launch and Landing Facility"". The runway is one of the longest in the world at 15,000 ft, where the Space Shuttle landed from 1979-2011.
Our specially modified Boeing 727 G-FORCE ONE® aircraft achieves weightlessness by flying aerobatic maneuvers called parabolas. Specially trained pilots perform these aerobatic maneuvers, which are not simulated in any way. Zero-G passengers experience true weightlessness.
We try and give our customers the largest selection of Disney Attraction Posters as well Harry Potter Posters. Every week we put up brand new posters created personally by us.
Our Customers mean so much to us so we guarantee they will be fully satisfied with their purchase and will correct any issue that may arise or your money back.
Perhaps California’s most iconic building landmark, the expansive Greco-Roman interiors and lush landscaping next to Golden Gate Bridge makes the Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco’s most beloved event venue.
Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition, it houses an enormous performance center and seated theater, all surrounded by a stunning lagoon and public recreation space.
The United States Capitol Building is located in Washington, D.C., at the eastern end of the National Mall on a plateau 88 feet above the level of the Potomac River, commanding a westward view across the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool to the Washington Monument 1.4 miles away and the Lincoln Memorial 2.2 miles away. At the U.S. Capitol the Senate and the House of Representatives come together to discuss, debate and deliberate national policy; develop consensus; and craft the country's laws. As the nation has grown so has the U.S. Capitol: today it covers well over 1.5 million square feet, has over 600 rooms, and miles of corridors. It is crowned by a magnificent white dome that overlooks the city of Washington and has become a widely recognized icon of the American people and government. The U.S. Capitol's design was selected by President George Washington in 1793 and construction began shortly thereafter. The U.S. Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. It has housed the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives for over two centuries. Begun in 1793, the U.S. Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government. As the focal point of the government's Legislative Branch, the U.S. Capitol is the centerpiece of the Capitol Campus, which includes the principal Congressional office buildings and three Library of Congress buildings constructed on Capitol Hill in the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to its active use by Congress, the U.S. Capitol is a museum of American art and history. Each year, it is visited by an estimated 3-5 million people from around the world.
A fine example of 19th-century neoclassical architecture, the U.S. Capitol combines function with aesthetics. Its designs derived from ancient Greece and Rome evoke the ideals that guided the nation's founders as they framed their new republic. As the building was expanded from its original design, harmony with the existing portions was carefully maintained. Today, the U.S. Capitol covers a ground area of 175,170 square feet, or about 4 acres, and has a floor area of approximately 16-1/2 acres. Its length, from north to south, is 751 feet 4 inches; its greatest width, including approaches, is 350 feet. Its height above the base line on the east front to the top of the Statue of Freedom is 288 feet. The building contains approximately 540 rooms and has 658 windows (108 in the dome alone) and approximately 850 doorways.