The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The collection of Egyptian art at the Met is known to be one of the best in the whole world. Dating for the Paleolithic to the Roman period visitors can see up to 36,000 artifacts which started to be collected in 1906 when public interest in ancient Egypt suddenly grew. The Egyptian Collection is housed in 32 major galleries and 8 study galleries. The objects are arranged chronologically.
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twentieth dynasty models
temple of dendur
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Less than a half hour drive south of Amarillo, Texas is the mysterious terra cotta badlands of Palo Duro Canyon. Palo Duro Canyon is the most spectacular and scenic landscape feature of Texas. Palo Duro Canyon, which is known as the Grand Canyon of Texas and is supposedly the second largest in the USA. This is based on its length (120 miles) rather than depth, as although very colorful, rugged and scenic, the ravine is never more than 800 feet deep, so quite shallow by Southwest canyon standards. Its a very popular place for tourists, campers, picnickers, photographers, backpackers, RV-ers, hikers, horse riders and cyclers.
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Zion National Park covers an area of 229 square miles and offers a spectacular landscape of sandstone cliffs, deep canyons and expansive plateaus. Zion National Park is a vast wilderness of rock formations that includes the world’s largest arch – Kolob Arch – with a span of 310 feet (94.5 m). Zion Park is a source of amusement and enjoyment for more than 2 million people visiting it each year. Hiking is a very popular activity when it comes to visiting Zion National Park in the summer time. Hikers can hike to Big Springs. Zion National Park is home to approximately 386 different types of wildlife, including 8 types of fish, 32 amphibians and reptiles, 75 mammals and 271 birds. It is home to three ecosystems and has over 900 different species of plant-life. Many are indigenous to the valleys and canyons and can only be seen here.
The Waterfall Room
Behind the Subway
Behind the Subway
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One of the best places to view fuji flowers in Japan is the Ashikaga Flower Park. Japanese Ashikaga Flower Par is located in the city of Ashikaga Tochigi in the province of on o. Honsyu. Park covers about 8.2 hectares and is famous for various kinds of wisteria. The scenery changes with the seasons and these gradual transformatins are noticeable in the changing colors of the blooming flowers and blossoming trees. People who came here in the daytime are still enjoying flowers even at night in a tunnel of white wisteria, under the 1000 square meter purple wisteria trellis.
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Six Flags Magic Mountain is well known for world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions. It offers the world-class roller coasters and thrill rides like Full Throttle, the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom, the world’s tallest vertical drop ride, GREEN LANTERN: First Flight, a spinning coaster on a zigzag pattern track, Tatsu, the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster on Earth. The fastest coaster can reach up to 100 mph, making it one of the fastest in North America. One of these rides has a vertical drop of 415 feet, which is one of the steepest roller coaster drops in North America. That is more than 20 stories of free fall.
Full Price Tickets:
General Admission $67.99
Children Under 48″ $42.99
Children 2 & Under FREE
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The Si Satchanalai kilns are one of two ancient kilns inSukhothai province, northern Thailand. One is called the Sukhothai kilns situated at Mueang Kao sub-district, Mueang district there is also the capital of the kingdomof Sukhothai and the kilns dated around 15th to 16th centuries. Another one is called the Si Satchanalai kilns in Si Satchanalaidistrict and dated around 14th to 16th centuries. Si Satchanalai historic sites are located on the banks of the Yom River. The ruins of this ancient town that was formerly called Muang Chaliang. Ruins of 204 monuments out of 215 places have been discovered within the park. Si Satchanalai Historical Park is open daily from 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Admission is 40 baht. There is an entry charge for vehicles (10 – 50 baht), and the tram service costs 30 baht.
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Tags: ancient town, Historic Sites, Historical, Muang Chaliang, Mueang Kao, park, Satchanalai, south asia, Sukhothai, Thailand, Wat Chang Lom, Wat Chedi Jet Thaew
Winter Wonderland is part Christmas market/holiday fair, part carnival, and part outdoor music festival. Winter Wonderland provided fun, laughter and excitement for both adults and children. As well as the stunning ice rink, Winter Wonderland has featured gentle rides for younger children in previous years.
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Gros Morne National Park is a world heritage site located on the west coast of Newfoundland. At 1,805 km2 (697 sq mi), it is the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada. The landscape holds many rock formations with deep valleys, waterfalls and fjords, stark cliffs, and curving beaches of white sand, secret coves, mossy bogs and wide stone barrens, mountains topped with arctic-alpine tundra where arctic hare, woodland caribou, and rock ptarmigan live and a vast natural rock garden of northern flowers flourish. Gros Morne National Park surrounds seven small coastal communities. These communities began around the early 1800’s as migratory fishermen and their families decided to over winter in this area after the fishing season rather than returning to their homes in other regions of Newfoundland, France and England.
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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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