The events of Sept. 11, 2001 changed the face of New York City and the U.S. as a whole. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was designed to commemorate the lives lost that day, but its creation didn't come without speed bumps of its own.
The Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA) earned its status by helping people understand the visual art of their time. It was also the first museum to focus solely on modern art from the day it opened in 1929.
The Musée du Louvre houses some of the world's most beloved and significant artworks. However, it didn't start out that way. Would you believe that the place that holds the "Mona Lisa" used to be a fortress?
The Smithsonian Institution, America's attic, is home to some 137 million objects -- ruby slippers, presidential hair, shrunken heads, animal pelts and even dinosaur poop. What are 10 of the strangest items in the museum's collection?
What do the Spirit of St. Louis, Dorothy's slippers and Mei Xiang the panda have in common? They're all part of the Smithsonian Institution's remarkable collection. But what's the mystery behind the founding of the "Nation's Attic"?
The College Football Hall of Fame moved from Ohio to the downtown area of South Bend in 1995. The Hall of Fame today is highlighted by an unusual architecture of ramps, spirals, and tunnels. Read about vacations to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Visitors to the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site are reminded that King could have lived a cozy, middle-class life. Instead he spent years traveling and speaking for civil rights. Read more about the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Hi
Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta in 1886, and it quickly became a favorite beverage across the world. The company's showcase museum, the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia, is a tribute to the brand. Check out vacations to the World of Coca-Cola
The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is an Art Deco masterwork that attracts many its headquarters and gallery building. Union Terminal opened during the depths of the Great Depression. Read about vacations to Cincinnati Museum Center.
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is devoted to documenting, studying, and interpreting the history of the Holocaust. It is also a memorial to the Holocaust's six million victims. Learn about vacations to the Holocaust Memorial M
Mabry Mill lies alongside Virginia's stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mill's namesake, Ed Mabry, began building the complex in 1905. The mill was an active gristmill and sawmill in the early part of the 20th century. Learn more about Mabry Mill
There are hundreds of Vermont vacation towns where you can get away from it all and enjoy what the state has to offer. But if you are in search of its spirit, you may want to visit Woodstock, Vermont, home of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science.
Louisiana's Great River Road is also known as Plantation Alley. Thirty antebellum mansions and 10 other old properties sit regally on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Read about tours and bed-and-breakfast inns along the Great River Road.
The largest home in the United States is the centerpiece of an immaculate 8,000-acre estate that includes lush gardens, active vineyards, and even a luxury inn. Learn more about planning family vacations to this swanky, historic tourist attraction.
This perspective-twisting museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to be a work of art itself is also home to world-famous paintings. Learn more about the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and family vacations in New York.
Carnegie Science Center features interactive exhibits just for kids and animated exhibits as well as other attractions such as several theaters and a planetarium with laser light shows. Find out more about Carnegie Science Center.
Winterthur Gardens and Enchanted Woods a popular attraction for families features a three-acre fairy-tale garden and play area with a child-sized parlor general store and old-fashioned toys. Learn more about Winterthur Gardens and Enchanted Woods.