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Local Guide - Art Institute of Chicago

Local Guides: Tour the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and most popular art museums in America. It is the second largest art museum in the country after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The museum was founded in 1879 and receives over a million visitors annually. The collections house 5,500 years…

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New York City Local History

New York City Landmarks: The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is an iconic structure representing liberty and freedom in the United States. It is located on an island in New York City. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France that was originally proposed by an activist and intellectual named Edouard de Laboulaye in 1865. Laboulaye wanted to honor the…

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LA Hollywood Sign

Los Angeles: Home of the Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is an easily recognized cultural icon that is located on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles. The signs consists of forty five foot tall white letters that spell out Hollywood.

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Boston skyline
Detroit & the Auto Industry

Detroit and the American Auto Industry

When you think of the auto industry, no other city in the United States comes to mind quite like Detroit. This large metropolis in Michigan was once a booming town where auto workers came to earn a living and be a part of industrial history. Originally established in the 1820s and 1830s as a flour-milling…

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Ellis Island and How it's Shaped NY

The Immigration Era’s Effect on New York Today

America is known as a melting pot thanks to a large number of immigrants who have come here from all over the world. New York City has earned the title of being a beacon to the world thanks to places like Ellis Island and the iconic Statue of Liberty. When New York was first forming,…

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Denver Mint Building

Rich History: The Denver Mint

The Denver Mint is a busy branch of the U.S. Mint, producing millions of coins every day. Named for its location in Denver, Colorado, the Denver Mint has a fascinating history that dates back to the 19th century, before Denver was even a proper city and before Colorado was a state.

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City of Denver, Colorado

The History of Denver, Colorado

The city of Denver is the capital of Colorado, and with a population of more than 663,000 people as of 2014, it is also the city with the highest population in the state.

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Zions National Park

Hiking in Colorado and the Western US

The western United States is full of natural and amazing beauty that people can explore. States such as Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Arizona contain natural landmarks that beckon tourists throughout every season of the year.

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