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atlantamoi
04-21-08, 01:49 PM
On a recent trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina I realized that I've been to the beaches in SC and Florida a zillion times, but not one time in Georgia. I've lived in Atlanta for 19 years and never even seen a Georgia beach (not counting one trip to Savannah).

What famous or tourist-type spot have you never visited in your own state and probably should?

B.A.
04-21-08, 01:55 PM
Although it is only a few years old - Lincoln Presidential Library.

pinata242
04-21-08, 01:59 PM
The border.

Jacoby Ellsbury
04-21-08, 02:00 PM
What should I see in GA if I make a trip up there with a 2 year old?

Tracer Bullet
04-21-08, 02:00 PM
There's a New York State? Since when?

wendersfan
04-21-08, 02:06 PM
<a href = "http://www.toledomuseum.org/">The Toledo Museum of Art</a> is supposed to be really good. Also, I'd like to catch an Indians game at Jacobs Field.

Quack
04-21-08, 02:07 PM
Niagara Falls

superdeluxe
04-21-08, 02:26 PM
I think I have hit every single touristy spot in the State of Washington.

DJLinus
04-21-08, 02:26 PM
Monticello
Skyline Drive

When I lived in Northern Virginia, I didn't see some of the major DC monuments until shortly before leaving. Not sure why I waited so long.

shizawn
04-21-08, 02:29 PM
Never been to Yosemite.

DarkestPhoenix
04-21-08, 02:39 PM
I've always wanted to hit up the John Wayne memorial in Winterset, Iowa, but I never stop by whenever I pass.

Someday.

McHawkson
04-21-08, 02:40 PM
I've been to every corner of California state. :shrug:

jdodd
04-21-08, 02:41 PM
St. Augustine
The Keys
Miami (I may be OK with skipping that one)

Oh, and Gatorland.

Liver&Onions
04-21-08, 02:45 PM
The Vortex
The Painted Hills
Bend
Mt Bachelor
The Dunes

criptik28
04-21-08, 03:00 PM
On a recent trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina I realized that I've been to the beaches in SC and Florida a zillion times, but not one time in Georgia. I've lived in Atlanta for 19 years and never even seen a Georgia beach (not counting one trip to Savannah).

What famous or tourist-type spot have you never visited in your own state and probably should?

What other "beach" would you go to? Lake Lanier? Sea Island?

Noonan
04-21-08, 03:24 PM
Basketball Hall of Fame. I always told myself I'd go some day but I've never made a trip out there.

Venusian
04-21-08, 03:41 PM
in the city itself - Carter Center, MLK Center, Margaret Mitchel house, new Coke Museum

jdodd
04-21-08, 03:45 PM
new Coke Museum
Not nearly as satisfying as the classic Coke Museum.

Bandoman
04-21-08, 03:45 PM
Baseball Hall of Fame - I have to get there this summer with the kids.

printerati
04-21-08, 04:02 PM
<a href = "http://www.toledomuseum.org/">The Toledo Museum of Art</a> is supposed to be really good. Also, I'd like to catch an Indians game at Jacobs Field.

So I take it you've already been to Great Lakes Brewery? ;)

I haven't. :(

wendersfan
04-21-08, 04:04 PM
So I take it you've already been to Great Lakes Brewery? ;)Yeah but I should go again. :beer:

10-7
04-21-08, 04:07 PM
The Greenbrier

For those who donít know, itís a four star resort and historic landmark. The hotel sits on top of the former doomsday bunker for Congress.

zuffy
04-21-08, 04:08 PM
Never been to the top of the Empire State Building
Never been to Statue of Liberty
Never been to the top of the former Twin Towers
Never went inside of Radio City
Never took those tour around the city buses or boats

wendersfan
04-21-08, 04:08 PM
The Greenbrier

For those who donít know, itís a four star resort and historic landmark. The hotel sits on top of the former doomsday bunker for Congress.
Sam Snead used to be club pro.

tommyp007
04-21-08, 04:11 PM
Lots of areas at the Outer Banks. I always seem to go to Myrtle Beach instead.

Dave7393
04-21-08, 04:29 PM
Niagara Falls is the big one for me. I'm about as far away from it while still being within NYS.

Never been to the top of the former Twin Towers.

Top of the Twin Towers... yep, looks like we both missed that boat. :sad: I always planned going to Windows the "next time" we were downtown. Never happened.

Never took those tour around the city buses or boats

I'd pass on a bus tour, but a boat around Manhattan Island would be cool.
I've also never taken the Roosevelt Island Tram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Island_Tramway), which looks like it would have incredible views of the city.

zuffy
04-21-08, 04:42 PM
Niagara Falls is the big one for me. I'm about as far away from it while still being within NYS.

Forgot Niagara Falls. I need to visit the place one day.

I've also never taken the Roosevelt Island Tram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Island_Tramway), which looks like it would have incredible views of the city.

I have never taken the tram either but I have been to Roosevelt Island a couple of times.

dom56
04-21-08, 04:46 PM
Never been to Yosemite.

Same here.

I like to see the San Diego Zoo, suppose to be one of the best in U.S.

Trigger
04-21-08, 04:47 PM
I've lived in Arizona for 30 years and have never been to the Grand Canyon.

BradJ
04-21-08, 04:51 PM
I was JUST about to say the exact same thing! 30 years or so, never been to the Grand Canyon... holy crap, creepie...

McHawkson
04-21-08, 04:54 PM
Let me guess, both of you went to Crater, am I correct?

Charlie Goose
04-21-08, 04:59 PM
I've never been to the top of the Empire State Building, but I have been inside.

There's a lot of stuff I've never done in New York state. Probably won't get to most of it either.

LurkerDan
04-21-08, 05:02 PM
Baseball Hall of Fame - I have to get there this summer with the kids.

When did your state annex New York? :lol:

Lots of places in Colorado I haven't been to, too many to list.

LurkerDan
04-21-08, 05:29 PM
Not nearly as satisfying as the classic Coke Museum.
mods, please check jdodd's ip addy, I think Groucho has a second account.

The Bus
04-21-08, 06:29 PM
No, Lurker. jdodd's comment was actually funny. That can't be Groucho. -ohbfrank-

Delaware has a bunch of old buildings / forts I could visit. I don't visit old buildings usually. So I've been everywhere I really want to go.

It helps that my state is the size of most of you people's counties.

kvrdave
04-21-08, 06:47 PM
Little known, but the Goldendale Observatory is a great thing. Has a 24.5 inch telescope. I know that when I was growing up, it was the largest telescope open to the public in the Northern hemisphere.

http://www.perr.com/gosp.html

Trigger
04-21-08, 06:50 PM
I was JUST about to say the exact same thing! 30 years or so, never been to the Grand Canyon... holy crap, creepie...
I figured it would always be there... if it gets filled in someday, I'm probably gonna be pretty bummed out.

Jason
04-21-08, 06:50 PM
I've never been to Independence Hall, or Philadelphia for that matter.

aintnosin
04-21-08, 06:51 PM
Death Valley

mmconhea
04-21-08, 07:00 PM
I've got a checklist of several hundred state waterfalls and lakes on my website. I plan to visit them all (the ones not on private property). I'm maybe 2% in after 2 years. I've got a lot of work to do (to earn money, to pay for the gas for getting to the rest of them).

gilbertr76
04-21-08, 07:43 PM
Unlike Trigger and BradJ, I did visit the Grand Canyon once in my 30+ years living in Arizona.

I've not yet made it to the Grand Canyon Skywalk (http://www.grandcanyonskywalk.com/), though, but plan to take the wifey and kids in the not too distant future.

melbatoast
04-21-08, 07:45 PM
Lots of places in Colorado I haven't been to, too many to list.

Same here! There's so many.

Royal Gorge
Sand Dunes - going in a few weeks though
Georgetown mine
Molly Brown House
Mesa Verde National Park
North Sterling State Park
Any of the Ghost Towns

Overall I'd say I've seen a lot though. We like to take little road trips and go exploring. Especially during the summer months because it's so beautiful here.

melbatoast
04-21-08, 07:47 PM
Unlike Trigger and BradJ, I did visit the Grand Canyon once in my 30+ years living in Arizona.

I've not yet made it to the Grand Canyon Skywalk (http://www.grandcanyonskywalk.com/), though, but plan to take the wifey and kids in the not too distant future.

I don't even live in AZ but I've been there twice. Not so sure I'll ever walk on that sidewalk though. In fact, I'm pretty damn sure you'll never catch me out there!

TomOpus
04-21-08, 07:50 PM
Never been to Yosemite.Same here.:wave: here too!

Lateralus
04-21-08, 08:24 PM
Never went to Erie, PA.

Jason
04-21-08, 09:18 PM
Never went to Erie, PA.

You're not missing much.

BradJ
04-21-08, 09:34 PM
I figured it would always be there... if it gets filled in someday, I'm probably gonna be pretty bummed out.


EXACTLY. What's the rush?

dyevin
04-21-08, 10:40 PM
I've lived in Arizona for 30 years and have never been to the Grand Canyon.

ditto - 38 years

azrrt
04-22-08, 02:54 AM
Been in Phoenix for 6 years now and have hit The Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, the crater, winslow, Sedona, slide rock, prescott, tucson and tombstone and now I think its time to leave

darkflounder
04-22-08, 04:31 AM
Yosemite (hoping to go this summer)
Sacramento (the capitol and the railroad museum)
Death Valley (I grew up 50 miles from there, and yet, I've only been through it twice, and didn't really "visit" it)
Morro Bay
Pismo Beach

antennaball
04-22-08, 05:25 AM
Marfa lights
Big Bend National Park

Lateralus
04-22-08, 06:37 AM
You're not missing much.

Yeah I know thus the reason I have never been there. I do have a quest to see every minor league baseball team in PA so when I do that I'll have to hit Erie.

atlantamoi
04-22-08, 07:55 AM
What other "beach" would you go to? Lake Lanier? Sea Island? Tybee or Jekyl Island? Tybee is supposed to be a pretty place.

You guys who haven't been to the Grand Canyon are the winners! That's amazing to me. Why don't you put that on your calendar today?

gilbertr76
04-22-08, 01:11 PM
Been in Phoenix for 6 years now and have hit The Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, the crater, winslow, Sedona, slide rock, prescott, tucson and tombstone and now I think its time to leave
Not until you visit the Petrified Forest (http://www.nps.gov/pefo/)! :grunt:

PrincessT
04-22-08, 01:25 PM
Garden of the Gods
Starved Rock
Route 66
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Illinois Railway Museum
Spoon River Valley

trubiet
04-22-08, 01:59 PM
St. Augustine
The Keys
Miami (I may be OK with skipping that one)

Oh, and Gatorland.

I don't live in FL, but have a condo in Cocoa Beach. I have been to the Keys several times. It is beautiful, and a must visit/see.

As far as my own state, the entire Door county peninsula is great.

John Galt
04-22-08, 09:08 PM
Lots of areas at the Outer Banks. I always seem to go to Myrtle Beach instead.
There are only two acceptable reasons to ever pick Myrtle Beach over the Outer Banks.
1) You're in high school.

2) There's a good show at HOB.

azrrt
04-23-08, 01:46 AM
Not until you visit the Petrified Forest (http://www.nps.gov/pefo/)! :grunt:


Looks pretty cool. I may have to go check it out. I gotta tell you though the Joshua trees are just plain ugly

melbatoast
04-23-08, 03:52 AM
Garden of the Gods
Starved Rock
Route 66
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Illinois Railway Museum
Spoon River Valley

We have a Garden of the Gods. http://www.gardenofgods.com/home/index.cfm?&Flash=1

PrincessT
04-23-08, 09:07 PM
We have a Garden of the Gods. http://www.gardenofgods.com/home/index.cfm?&Flash=1
I missed out on that one too when we were visiting Colorado a few years back :(

10-7
04-23-08, 09:49 PM
Sam Snead used to be club pro.
I know nothing of golf, but even I've heard of Slamin' Sammy. :thumbsup:

grem458
04-24-08, 12:27 AM
South Padre Island:
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q104/grem458/12.jpg

San Antonio Riverwalk:
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q104/grem458/143.jpg

and Seaworld in San Antonio

antennaball
04-24-08, 12:28 AM
Wow...that picture actually managed to make the Riverwalk look pretty. In reality, it's a fucking mess.