The famous New York landmark and building complex was commissioned by the Rockefeller family in 1931. The Rockefeller Center is one-part the original center- Radio City, with the Music Hall and 30 Rockefeller Plaza and one-part International Complex.
Initially, it was meant to be the new home for the Metropolitan Opera until the stock market crash of 1929, which left the Opera unable to afford to move. The plans for the Metropolitan Opera were abandoned and John D. Rockefeller Jr. created new designs for the location to become a mass media entertainment complex.
The Rockefeller Center is one of the greatest projects of the Great Depression and is known for its architectural Art Deco buildings. The center was declared a New York City landmark in 1985 and a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
Whether you are stopping by to see the views from the Top of the Rock, tour Radio City Music Hall, popping in the shops or restaurants, seeing the festive Christmas tree in the plaza or spinning around on the ice skating rink, the Rockefeller Center has something for everyone.
The museum is the official repository for the official correspondence of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Administration in addition to published and unpublished materials by Ernest Hemingway.
This attraction is a part of the National Archives and Records Administration and the Presidential Library System. Both the museum and library were dedicated by President Jimmy Carter and the Kennedy family in 1979.
At the time of construction for the JFK Museum and Library, there were only four other presidential libraries in existence- Hoover’s, FDR’s, Truman’s and Eisenhower’s.
Sadly, JFK never saw the project completed before his assassination but his widow Jacqueline Kennedy chose the architect I. M. Pei and his design in her late husband’s honor.
Due to years of setbacks and complications, the location for the structure was moved to Columbia Point near the University of Massachusetts Boston where the JFK Museum and Library now proudly resides. The museum and library is just a short walk from the JFK/UMass stop on Boston’s Red Line.
The JFK Museum and Library is dedicated to the 35th president and to all others who seek a better world through politics. We recommend allowing 2- 3.5 hours to fully explore, depending on how many of the films you wish to watch.
The St. Louis’ City Museum is brainchild of Bob Cassilly, an internationally- acclaimed artist and classically trained sculptor. The City Museum is housed in a 10- story, 600,000 repurposed warehouse at 750 N. 16th Street and mixes unique architectural aspects like playground features, recycled building materials, art sculptures.
Built in 1997, Cassilly and his crew of 20 artisans created the City Museum from building materials like bricks, concrete, stone, beams, and tiles in addition of planes, cranes, fire trucks, and even store fronts. It was built to feel like “a city within a city.”
There is no map for the City Museum as the layout and art installations are always changing. Make sure to take plenty of time to take it all in and explore as there are hidden exhibits behind doors and under the floor and even hanging up above your head.
This space is perfect for active groups and those seeking adventure and exploration. It even has a fun rooftop and weekly events like overnight sleepovers and special performances.
Right in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio and on the shore of Lake Erie, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the place to go for anyone remotely interested in music and rock and roll. Opened in 1983, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognizes the most important and influential artists and contributors of rock and roll and the entire history of the music genre.
The Hall of Fame was founded by a team of record executives, lawyers, and publishers and soon began inducting artists even before a location for the museum had been decided. Cleveland lobbied for the museum and with the public support, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame moved to the city.
Inside the museum, there are seven stories to explore and multiple galleries that highlight the roots of gospel, blues, rhythm and blues, folk, country and bluegrass, all of which have played an important role in rock and roll music. There are also city exhibits for Memphis, Detroit, London, Liverpool, San Francisco, LA, New York and Seattle, all of which had impacts on music. There are plenty of other galleries about specific artists and films galore too.
For the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you need at least two hours minimum to take all the information and history in. We highly recommend this attraction to history buffs and music aficionados.
Geotagging is a relatively new term. It has been generated as a result of social media and the internet. According to definitions, geotagging refers to attaching geographical data to an internet post like a photo, video, etc. In other words, it is the “add location” feature that many social media platforms have.
In essence, it is how many internet users let their followers know exactly where they took that amazing photo of that utterly untouched beach on vacation. And although it sounds harmless, the reality is tagging a geographical location in a post is the reason behind many natural environments are being exploited.
Once a photo is posted with a geotag it is becoming very common that humans going to extreme lengths to use the nature photograph to be featured in someone else’s post.
Un an article written by USA Today tells of the Super Bloom of poppy fields in Walker Canyon, California and how the increased foot traffic of thousands of visitors to see the blooming flowers forced officials to shut it down. The poppies were growing up and down the sides of the canyon, and many visitors did not wear appropriate footwear and slid down the steep terrain, loosening boulders and crushing the flowers.
Stories like the poppy fields are popping up more and more frequently and conservationists are asking nature enthusiasts to stop geotagging specific locations. Instead, they suggest just tagging the region. Thus giving the post the mystique and protection it deserves and it forces people to go exploring on their own and enjoy getting lost in nature.
Mardi Gras World is one of the most famous attractions in New Orleans and makes every day feel like it is Mardi Gras!
Opened in 1984, Mardi Gras World, is a widely popular tourist attraction that aims to show people behind the scenes to the floats and float building. At Mardi Gras World, you can visit and see the floats being built year-round, try on costumes and taste traditional King Cake.
Mardi Gras World is the working studio of Kern Studios which got its start in 1932 when the first float was pulled by a mule on the back of a garbage wagon. After numerous requests from people to see the famous floats up close during the building, Kern Studios decided to open up to the public.
We highly recommend this location for groups of art lovers or art students as they focus on various creative outlets and sculpture-making. Mardi Gras World not only builds intricate floats for Mardi Gras, but creates works for other businesses and is responsible for building the giant cows for Chick-Fil-A's billboards.
Mardi Gras World is open 7 days a week* for visitors to come and take a tour of the 300,000 square feet space and learn the science behind the floats as well as see how the artists reuse and recycle the decorations.
*Mardi Gras World is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and Mardi Gras Day