The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a unique time capsule of life on the American frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. The museum traces the history of the steamboat in both the 1800s and its salvage effort in 1988. It holds one of the best displays of pre-Civil War era artifacts in the Midwest. It’s collection consists of hundreds of thousands of items intended for daily life on the frontier including more than 4,000 pairs of boots and shoes, 247 hats, 235 ax heads, 29 jars of pickles, 328 pocket knives, and one children\’s doll. The Steamboat Arabia was built in Pennsylvania in 1853 and spent three years shuttling passengers and cargo through the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, back when rivers were the super-highways of the nation. On August 30, 1856, the steamboat was traveling up the Missouri River when it hit a walnut tree below the water’s surface, river rushed into the hull of the boat, and it sank in a matter of minutes. All 130 passengers survived, but an estimated 220 tons of cargo went down with it. Shortly thereafter, the river changed course, and the Arabia was buried underground. The cargo, destined for 16 towns on the frontier, was buried under a cornfield in Wyandotte County, Kansas for 152 years until it was discovered by River Salvage Inc. In 1988, a group of self-proclaimed treasure hunters located it and began excavations.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last tour starts at 3:30 p.m.)
Noon – 5:00 p.m. (Last tour starts at 3:30 p.m.)
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Tags: Arabia, city, history, Kansas, Kansas City attraction, kansas-city, Midwest, Museum, Pioneering, Pioneering Midwest, Steamboat, Steamboat Arabia Museum, steamboat-arabia
The famed city of Toledo is located in the independent community of Castilla-La Mancha, situated only 71 kilometers from Madrid, the capital of Spain. The city is found on the top of a hill about 100m high, surrounded by the river Tajo. Toledo is considered most representative of Spanish culture, and its historic centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. Toledo is a magic place, probably one of the most spectacular cities in the world. The buildings and winding streets contained within the old city walls hold hundreds of years of history
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Tags: Architecture, city, historic, medieval, outdoor, Spain, Toledo, tresculturas, unesco, Visiting
The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail is a huge public art event running from 27 June to 27 August. Over 50 5ft tall sculptures in various guises of “Oor Wullie” were distributed to locations around Dundee & surrounds. The statues will be displayed for the next ten weeks before being auctioned to raise funds for the Tayside Children’s Hospital Appeal.
Oor Rabbie. The Bard and The Bucket, Location – HM Frigate Unicorn
Little Hands, Location – Baxter Park
Oor Bowie, Your Bowie, A’body’s Wullie, Location – Tay Rail Bridge
A Pocketfu’ O’ Pieces, Location – Wellgate Library
Rain Song, Location – Broughty Castle
Astro Wullie, Location – Dundee Science Centre
Biscuit Break, Location – McManus Art Gallery & Museum
Discovery Bridge, Location – Marine Parade/Chandlers Lane
Dun Deagh and the 5 Glens, Location – Dundee Law
Dundee Past & Present, Location – Seabraes
Glow, Location – City Quay D&ACC
Hewn oot the rocks O’ Dundee, Location – Dundee Airport
High School Wullie, Location – Dundee High School
Iron Boy, Location – Stobsmuir Ponds
Oor Artifacts, Location – Tay Square (The Rep)
Oor Golfer, Location – Carnoustie Golf Links
Oor ideas, Location – City Square
Oor Lifesaver, Location – Broughty Ferry Slipway
Oor Mechanic, Location – City Churches
Oor Original, Location – City Quay diving bell
Oor Wullie Noo, Location – Douglas Parade Broughty Ferry
Silicon, Location – Balgay Park
Thick Cut, Location – Globe Bar, Westpoert
Women of the World, Location – Lochee
You’re a Wizard Wullie, Location – Morgan Academy
Tags: Bucket, Charity, city, Dundee, Oor, street art, Tayside Childrens Hospital, Trail, Wullie, wullie bucket
Mexico City is one of the largest, most polluted and agresive urban environments in the planet. The Library is located in a building from the late eighteenth century, in the historic center of the city, The buildings and gardens generate a new pole of urban ecological regeneration that expands over a densely populated area. The Biblioteca Vasconcelos, designed by Alberto Kalach, is a recent addition to the urban landscape and is a dual purpose facility serving as both a public library and a botanical garden. The library offers all readers a collection of over 580,000 books, collections of multimedia material, children’s books, books in Braille and music. All distributed over more than 40,000 linear meters of pendant shelf steel. It is spread on 38,000 square meters.
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Tags: Biblioteca, city, clarion post hotel, Drottningtorget, goteborg, gothenburg, library, Mexico, Public, Sweden, Vasconcelos
Produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, for four evenings in January London hosted international artists that illuminated the city from 6:30pm to 10:30pm each night. It took place across the West End and King’s Cross.
Tags: bafta, city, Festival, light, lights, london, london lumiere festival, Londonist, lumier, Lumiere, Luminere, McCrae, Neil, picadilly, regent
The War Remnants Museum is known as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, focusing on exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. It is located at 28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. The museum was opened in September 1975 and operated by the government. It draws 500,000 visitors annually. Museum curators make concerted efforts to educate foreigners, especially Americans, about the war, but based on a certain government-sanctioned Vietnamese interpretation of events.
Tags: American War crimes, chi, city, Ho Chi Minh City, Minh, Museum, Remnants, Saigon, Vietnam, War, war remnants museum
Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s streets. It provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. It is a combination of a walking tour, bike tour and block party. Nearly 7 miles along Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park is opened to cyclists, walkers and people watchers without interruption from traffic on Saturday Aug. 1, 8 and 15 – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is so much to do: Slide The City, Zip Line, Fitness Classes
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Silver Dollar City is a theme park in the state of Missouri. Opened on May 1, 1960, the park is located between Branson and Branson West on Missouri Route 76. This internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park treats guests to an experience unlike any other. Nestled amidst the naturally beautiful Ozark Mountains, Silver Dollar City features six world-class festivals, a dozen delightful restaurants, 40 live shows daily and 60 unique shops. There are more than 40 rides & attractions, including a family friendly area, Fireman’s Landing, new in 2015.
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Tags: American Country, Amusement Parks, Branson, city, Dollar, Horsecreek, park, Silver, silver dollar city, Theme, Theme Park
LA Kings players aboard double-decker buses hoisted the Stanley Cup, shining bright on a sunny Southern California day, above their heads as they passed cheering fans on the route to Staples Center. Thousands of L.A. Kings fans celebrated the hockey team’s nail-biting victory for the Stanley Cup Championship for the second time in three seasons with a parade and rally downtown Monday.
Where: Downtown Los Angeles, California
When: Monday, June 16 at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET)
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Tags: CA, california, cheerleaders, city, citysightseeing, Cup, hockey, ice crew, Kings, LA, la kings, Los Angeles, NHL, Parade, Stanley, stanley cup 2012, stanley cup 2014, stanley cup champions, starline
The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style. The architecture makes this city different from any other Norwegian city. The colorful houses on the coast, surrounded with fjords, offers the typical landscape, you would expect to see in Scandinavia. It is built on a row of islands extending towards the Atlantic. The compact old city centre is thus surrounded by water and Ålesund is a major fisheries harbour.
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This meteorite represent amount of all the garbage thrown outside the trashes in three days (36 tons). The installation was performed by the Fresh agency in the name of the City of Geneva. It is situated in the biggest square of Geneva the “plaine de plainpalais”. The first thing that usually comes to mind when see this is thinking about recycling programs and the environmental benefits.
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Tags: biggest square, city, Crash, fresh agency, Garbage, Geneva, littering meteor, Meteor, meteor crash, plaine de plainpalais, recycling, recycling garbage, recycling trash, Trash, waste collection
It looks lovely at night as it’s lit up with different colours. Dubai is one of the most visited and beautiful places in world. It is located in United Arab Emirates and its currency is Dirham. About 80% residents of Dubai are foreigners and about 10000 new residents arrive in Dubai every month. It covers an area of 1,588.4 square miles. the Emirate has a population of 2,262,000. Islam is the official and dominant religion of Dubai. Dubai is the leading tourist destination in the world with modern sky-scrapers, magnificent architectural buildings, luxurious hotels, shopping malls, Palm Islands, Jumeirah Beach, the Dragon Mart, Dubai Museum, Burj al Arab, and Burj Khalifa.
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Tags: Burj Khalifa, city, Dubai, dubai hotels, dubai marina, dubai night, dubai pictures, dubai tourism, dubai travel, Emirates, night, observation deck, Reflection, uae, United Arab Emirates
Venice is really built on water. The people of the Veneto region built the city on a salt marshland at the mouth of the Adriatic Sea. The “official” date of the birth of Venice is the 25 March 421. Venice has around 150 canals connected by 409 bridges, and over 3000 alleyways on the 117 islands. Basically every time you see a bridge it is connecting two islands. Attractions you have to see are Itinerari Segresti del Palazzo Ducale, the Grand Canal, the Basilica di San Marco and Piazza San Marco, the Lagoon, Murano, Burano, the Lido and La Giudecca, the Venice Carnival, gondola rides, Campanile and Torre dell’Orologio, Le Fenice theatre, Campo Santo Stefano, Dorsoduro, Squero di San Trovaso, the Rialto, Ca’Foscari, Palazzi Giustinian, the Ghetto, Campo San Zanipolo, Greek Quarter, Arsenale.
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The Empire State Building is located at 350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd and 34th Streets) in New York City. The Empire State Building was built by builders Starrett Bros. & Eken in 1931 and it was completed in one year and 45 days. The building itself cost $24,718,000 to build. The total cost for the Empire State Building was $40,948,900. The height of the building, including the lightning rod, is 1,454 feet (443.18 m). The measurement from the ground to the 102nd floor observatory is 1,224 feet (373.08 m) and from the ground to the 86th floor observatory is 1,050 feet (320.04 m).
Ticket Prices for 86th FLOOR OBSERVATORY
Adult (13-61) ……. $20.21
Child (6-12) ……… $14.70
Senior (62+) …….. $18.37
Ticket Prices for 86th and 102nd FLOOR COMBINATION
Adult (13-61) ……. $37.00
Child (6-12) ……… $31.00
Senior (62+) …….. $35.00
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