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Americans Pick Top U.S. Treasures
Travel Industry Association of America ^ | April 28, 2005

Posted on 04/29/2005 9:48:06 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Yellowstone National Park are the clear front-runners in a national survey conducted by the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) that asked Americans to name the top American treasures they would like to visit. Results showed a true appreciation for the nation's natural and historic sites. The top ten selections, in order, were:

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: america; grandcanyon; nationalparks; sites; statueofliberty; topten; tourism; travel; treasures; usa; yellowstone
A bit of a light topic but any opinions on favorites?
1 posted on 04/29/2005 9:48:08 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Oh, this is RICH....and just WHAT do you suppose this list will do for the terrorists?

I have a guess.....they'll target them. DUH.

I can't beLIEVE this.

2 posted on 04/29/2005 9:51:40 PM PDT by NordP (Keeping America Great - Rice/Hughes in 2008 ! -- What do you mean, she won't run?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Here is one of my personal favorites that will also thwart any terrorist plan to destroy it.... The Okefenokee Swamp!!
3 posted on 04/29/2005 9:56:30 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

It's a good list -- hard to argue against any of them. Even if they left off Wall Drug, Sponge-O-Rama and Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks at Front and Oregon in South Philly.


4 posted on 04/29/2005 9:56:57 PM PDT by speedy
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, there is nothing more precious in this country.
5 posted on 04/29/2005 9:57:09 PM PDT by dts32041 (Two words that shouldn't be used in the same sentence Grizzly bear and violate.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I've done most of those in the top 10, but I would like to have week to go through PARTS of the Smithsonian Institute.


6 posted on 04/29/2005 10:02:14 PM PDT by ryan71 (Speak softly and carry a BIG STICK)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

What about the Fort Knox gold depository?


7 posted on 04/29/2005 10:08:50 PM PDT by Ceebass
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

7 Mile Road, Detroit, MI at 3 a.m. Best tourist spot in America. LOLOL


8 posted on 04/29/2005 10:10:59 PM PDT by ServesURight (Health Information Technology student! Make $$$ Coding, Transcription - www.ahima.org)
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To: ServesURight

Wrong. South-Central L.A. hands down.


9 posted on 04/29/2005 10:12:04 PM PDT by 12 Gauge Mossberg (I Approved This Posting - Paid For By Mossberg, Inc.)
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To: aliquando
Okefenokee is cool, but Guana is cooler! I know I'm outta line, but what the heck! http://photobucket.com/albums/v244/tsiya/
10 posted on 04/29/2005 10:27:06 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (Let Me Die on My Feet in the Swamp, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: speedy

1. The Grand Canyon
2. The Statue of Liberty
3. Yellowstone National Park
4. The White House and monuments of Washington, D.C.
5. Niagara Falls
6. The Hawaiian Islands
7. Mount Rushmore
8. The Redwood Forest
9. The Glaciers and the Fjords of Alaska
10. The Rocky Mountains


11 posted on 04/29/2005 10:29:29 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (That's the list they have.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Howcome "South of the Border" isn't on the list?

12 posted on 04/29/2005 10:29:46 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Charles Henrickson
11. Rock City


13 posted on 04/29/2005 10:32:16 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Charles Henrickson

Cleveland Ohio- see it before it disappears. On second thought...


14 posted on 04/29/2005 10:32:49 PM PDT by fat city (Julius Rosenberg's soviet code name was "Liberal")
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To: FreedomCalls

What about the Clinton Library?


15 posted on 04/29/2005 10:33:18 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Or maybe that's it.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
How about our very own "Buckhead"?
16 posted on 04/29/2005 10:33:59 PM PDT by decal ("The French should stick to kisses, toast and fries.")
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To: FreedomCalls

Good ole Pedro. Then there's the Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, MN, too.


17 posted on 04/29/2005 10:37:10 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: speedy

I made it to Wall, SD. :-)


19 posted on 04/29/2005 10:50:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Gone, sadly, sniff.


20 posted on 04/29/2005 11:13:30 PM PDT by beaver fever
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The Tower Museum, Limon, CO

Craters of the Moon, ID

Spiral Jetty, NW shore of the Great Salt Lake, UT

Carlsbad Caverns, NM

Bad Lands & Wall Drug

Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Charleston, SC

Valley of Fire State Park, NV

House On the Rock, Spring Green, WI

Arches N.P., Moab, UT

Blue Ridge Parkway, VA


21 posted on 04/30/2005 12:56:33 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more work horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: aliquando
Here is one of my personal favorites that will also thwart any terrorist plan to destroy it.... The Okefenokee Swamp!!

There's an idea!

Next we can make our national symbol the fire-ant!

22 posted on 04/30/2005 1:00:19 AM PDT by uglybiker (A woman's most powerful weapon is a guy's imagination.)
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To: speedy

Hunt's oyster bar in Panama City, FL.

Semper Fi,


23 posted on 04/30/2005 2:39:23 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (Sniper: "One shot, one kill". Machinegunner: "One shot, one kill...again, & again & again".)
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To: uglybiker

Fire ants are no one to mess with, either!


24 posted on 04/30/2005 2:45:42 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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To: Ceebass

"What about the Fort Knox gold depository?" It's as empty as John Kerry's head!!!


25 posted on 04/30/2005 3:00:56 AM PDT by Fighter@heart (Anti-troll Mechanism is now activated & scanning all posts!!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I made it to Wall, SD. :-)

Hope you got your free ice water and saw the exhibit of the singing cowboys and prarie dogs! Glad to see you mention the Green Giant, which is not far from the Spam Museum in Austin, MN (and a short drive to Clear Lake, Iowa, the Buddy Holly/Ritchie Valens/Big Bopper death site.)

26 posted on 04/30/2005 5:30:50 AM PDT by speedy
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To: speedy

The free ice water came in very handy. The temperature, the day I was there, reached 100+ if I recall correctly.


27 posted on 04/30/2005 8:07:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Hey - I can see #10 out of my front window! However, I think I would have added this to the list.


28 posted on 04/30/2005 8:14:23 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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