One of the nation’s most historic warships, the vessel is now the center of a fascinating and moving memorial park. Alabama was commissioned in 1942 and served in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. She was decommissioned in 1947 and assigned to the reserve duty. She was retired in 1962.
Open every day except Christmas Day
8:00 am – 6:00 pm (April-September)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (October-March)
• Age 12 & up: $15.00
• Ages 6-11: $6.00
• Under age 6: Free
• Senior Citizen (Age 55 & above): $13
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Nambung National Park is located 245km north of Perth. In the heart of Nambung National Park lies the Pinnacles Desert, one of Australia’s best known landscapes. Nambung National Park covers an area of approximately 17491 hectares. Where, thousands of huge limestone pillars rise from the shifting Sand Dunes and resemble a landscape from another Planet. These amazing natural limestone structures were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago, after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. It’s truly an amazing place!
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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a U.S. National Park in Alaska. It is the second largest at 13,238 miles, about the same size as Switzerland. The park’s name comes from a nature activist who, while exploring the North Fork of the Koyukuk River, saw two mountains, Frigid Crags & Boreal Mt., flanking the river on each side and christened this portal the “Gates of the Arctic”. What is remarkable is that such a large chunk of land has remained one of the most remote and unspoiled places in the world. No roads lead into the park, and there are no trails or bridges inside. Gates of the Arctic National Park’s summer season is from mid-May to mid-September. The main park ranger station is located in Anaktuvuk Pass. The village hosts visitors from around the world, and offer tours about life in the village.
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Death Valley is a desert located in the southwestern United States of America. It is one of the driest, hottest places on earth. The second-highest recorded temperature was 134 F (57C), in July, 1913. Highest average rain fall was recorded in 1913 at 4.5 inches. It has the lowest elevation on the continent — 282 feet below sea level. Nearly 550 square miles of its area lie below sea level. The valley itself is 130 miles (210 km) long, between six and 13 miles (10-21 km) wide and is surrounded by steep mountain ranges: the Panamint mountains to the west, and the Black, Funeral, and Grapevine mountains to the east. Even with its extremes, the park still receives nearly a million visitors each year.
Rates & Fees:
Vehicle Entrance Fee: $20.00 for 7 Days
Individual Entrance Fee: $10.00 for 7 Days
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Wolf Park is located two miles north of Battle Ground, Indiana. The park offers a unique opportunity for wildlife education. It is a nonprofit education and research facility which was established in 1972 by Dr. Erich Klinghammer. Wolves are studied here in a relatively natural environment although they are not as free to roam as they are in the wild. It also includes other animals – foxes and the lone coyote.
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Kakadu National Park is Australia’s biggest national park that features rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 50,000 years old. Park is situated in Northern Territory of Australia near Darwin. There are several settlements in the park, and much of Kakadu is Aboriginal land, leased to the government for its current use. About one-third of the park rangers are Aboriginal people. Some places enclosed by the park, but not part of it are designated for other purposes like uranium mining.
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The Desert Botanical Garden is located in Phoenix, near the Phoenix Zoo in Papago Park. The Garden is placed on 145 acres with 65 acres under cultivation. There are more than 50,000 plant displays showcased in beautiful outdoor exhibits. The garden displays include plants from the cactus, succulent and agave families. Since 1939 it has been home to one of the finest and most diverse collections of succulent plants.
Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m
Members & Children under 3: Free
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The British Wildlife Centre is a wildlife park in the Sussex countryside with a very good collection of native British wildlife. The place is not enormous, but is stuffed with all sorts of wildlife. It is a good education and photographic opportunity to see animals many of us don’t usually see. The British Wildlife Centre opens every weekend and public holiday from March to the end of October and during state school holidays throughout the year.
Child age 3-15): £7.60
Children under 3: FREE
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Red Deer Stag
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Dinosaur Provincial Park is located about two and a half hours drive southeast of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The nearly 29-square-mile (75-square-km) park is best known for its extensive fossil beds, within which have been identified some 35 different species of dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Epoch (about 100 to 65 million years ago). Over 300 dinosaur skeletons have been found here. The park protects a very complex ecosystem including three communities: prairie grasslands, badlands, and riverside cottonwoods. Its ecosystem is surrounded by prairies but is unique unto itself. The park offers unique and stunning scenery, great camping and over a dozen interpretive programs designed to educate and entertain visitors of all ages.
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Stowe Park includes more than 40 monuments, temples and secret corners. One of them is Temple of Concord and Victory. Originally known as the Grecian Temple, begun in 1747, the Temple of Concord and Victory was renamed at the end of the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) to celebrate British peace at home and victory in the field. The temple is one of the grandest in any garden in the country, it was begun for Lord Cobham. This temple is built on a podium with raised steps. It is licensed for civil ceremonies with beautiful views out over the Grecian Valley. This site can accommodate a marquee for up to 150 guests.
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Moilinere Bay is known for underwater sculptures, covering an area of 800sq metres. It is located two miles north of the capital St Georges on the west coast of the island. Park and the statues are created by Jason deCaires Taylor. The sculptures are sited in clear shallow waters to afford easy access by divers, snorkellers and those in glass-bottomed boats.
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In the middle on Rincon Park is the cupid’s Span sculpture. It is over two storeys high, and was created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The point of the arrow was purposely buried so as to minimize any violent connotations. It is a perfect place to relax, play with your dog, or chill with friends and enjoy the view on a sunny day.
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This big theme park is built on a pretty steep hill by the Ocean the surroundings and it has all you expected. The park combines attractions, entertainment, conservation and education. Most of rides are not for small children, even for bumper car, the rider must be at least 122 cms high. It is a world class marine life theme park featuring animal exhibits, thrill rides and shows. It is located near Aberdeen on the south side of Hong Kong Island. Ocean Park opened in 1977.
Ocean Park opening hours:
9:30am – 8:00pm
Summit close: 8:00pm
Car Park: 9:00 am to 30 minutes after the park is closed
Adult (aged 12 or above) $280
Child (aged 3-11) $140
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Park is the ruins of the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam. It was one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated cities until it was sacked by the Burmese in 1756. Ayutthaya was the center of the Ayutthaya Kingdom for 417 years. It is filled with palaces, temples and religious monuments of great historical and cultural significance. Ayutthaya Historical Park comprises four temples – Wat Phra Ram, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Mahathat, Wat Ratchaburana – the Royal Palace and Wiharn Phra Mongkol Bophit.
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The Drakensberg is one of the major mountain ranges of southern Africa with dramatic scenery. The park includes beautiful rivers, wetlands, indigenous forests, grasslands, valleys and cliffs. The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park has an average altitude of 3000m, the highest range south of Kilimanjaro – and spans 150kms over 243 000 ha of land. One of the greatest treasures is set of 20 000 individual rock paintings at 500 different cave and overhang sites between Royal Natal National Park and Bushman’s Neck.
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