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    Go to the beach!!

    by shrimp56 Written Jun 4, 2003

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    Oak Street Beach on the Michigan lakefront. This is a center of activity suring the warm weather -- a mix of people, dogs, frisbees and volleyball games. *VERY* "Gold Coast"

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    Don't miss the American folk art ...

    by shrimp56 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The American folk art is on the ground floor of the Rice Building. It includes paintings and wood items. These are figureheads from old ships.
    Please click on the image to enjoy the detail.

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  • Spertus Museum, An excellent...

    by albertus72 Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Spertus Museum, An excellent small museum devoted to 5000 years of Jewish faith and culture, the Spertus Museum in South

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    Catching a Bears or White Sox...

    by Jmill42 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Catching a Bears or White Sox game would be great, but if at all possible get to Wrigley to see a Cubs game.
    American baseball classic. The stadium is an icon.

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  • And here we are on the float,...

    by Starlas Written Aug 25, 2002

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    And here we are on the float, I still can't believe we got to be in the parade. It was cold but well worth it.

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    'Corn' Skyscrapers

    by Dr._Aldakov Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It's a unique American invention: to build a skyscraper, half of which is occupied py a parking and which looks like something edible. So try it, maybe you'll like it... Anyway, it's nice.

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    Tour the city on a tour bus!

    by Don_Wright Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Try to set on top of the bus, as there is a tour guide, and it is awesome to look up at some of tallest buildings in the world, as he descibes them and points them out.

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    If you're a redhead like me...

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    If you're a redhead like me you've got to pose at this place. It was right near our hotel and I couldn't resist!

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    Louis Sullivan, architect.

    by acemj Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Check out some of the pioneering architecture of Louis Sullivan. This is the Jeweler's Building on Wabash Ave where you'll find a number of examples of his work.

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    This is just a rough map of...

    by mariusz106 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This is just a rough map of downtown...sorry there isn't too much written there...but I found it and it's not my fault....hehehehe

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    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    As I was writing some tips for a city just west of where I live this morning I found out about this interesting event happening in June this year.

    I wanted to let anyone who lives in the United States and any visitors to the U.S. this summer that there is a very unique event going on. Lincoln Highway is not as well known as its other old U.S. Highway (Route 66), but is actually older (1913 vs 1926) then its road cousin and actually does travel through the middle of the country from coast to coast (New York to San Francisco). Route 66 actually starts in my hometown of Chicago and heads to California.

    Anyway here is a link and a bit of a description for anybody who is interested.

    "Join fellow historians and tourists for the Official Lincoln Highway Centennial Tours, headed for Kearney, Nebraska from each coast, for the centennial of America’s first paved transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. Antique cars, Classics, muscle cars, ’50s cars, trucks, motorcycles, street rods, and modern cars are welcome to participate.

    You will travel the original alignments of the Lincoln Highway covering many miles of two-lane history, four-lane progress, and even gravel scenic beauty. Travel from America’s urban centers, through pastoral farm lands, over breathtaking mountains and rolling prairies.

    Travelers from the East will start at Times Square, the heart of America’s most vibrant city. You will travel through ivy-covered college towns such as Princeton, New Jersey, and the Amish country of Pennsylvania. From Pittsburgh’s steel and beer brewing industrial history, you will travel through Ohio’s diverse agricultural and commercial mix. Indiana takes you through more Amish farm land, South Bend’s Notre Dame and automotive history and on to Illinois. From Illinois you will travel to Iowa’s farmland across the Mississippi River into the prairies of Nebraska and on to the Centennial celebration in Kearney at the Great Platte River Arch Museum.

    Western travelers enjoy beginning their journey in the urban centers of San Francisco and Oakland, California. After traveling through the state’s agricultural Central Valley you are exposed to the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains and Donner Pass before dropping into the deserts of Nevada and the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Climbing the mountains out of Salt Lake City, you will enter the wide open spaces of Wyoming and on to historic Cheyenne for an overnight stop. This is followed by your easterly trek into Nebraska and eventually joining the rest of the travelers from the east for the grand parade of cars into Kearney on opening day."

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