Flight 93 National Memorial A common field one day. A field of honor forever.

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The Flight 93 National Memorial is a special place set aside to remember the 40 innocent people who died here during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On the morning of September 11, 2001, hijackers commandeered United Flight 93 and turned it towards Washington D.C. At 10:03 A.M., the plane crashed upside down in this field, killing all 44 people on board. Congress...

Warsaw Mermaid | Warsaw | Poland Discover the Symbol of the City

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The Warsaw Mermaid is the symbol of Warsaw, Poland. She appears on the city crest and is widely portrayed as a mythical guardian of the city. In Polish she is called Syrenka, which is equivalent to the Engish Siren. The Warsaw Mermaid sculpture in the  Old Town Marketplace was designed by Varsovian sculptor Konstanty Hegel and installed in 1855. It...

Sigismund’s Column | Old Town Warsaw | Poland Memorial Column Celebrating the Great Polish Leader

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Sigismund's Column is a memorial standing in Castle Square at the center of Old Town Warsaw. It was commissioned by King Vladislav IV in honor of his father, King Sigismund III Vasa, ruler of Poland and Lithuania, who moved the capital of Poland from Krakow to Warsaw in 1596. Erected in 1644, it is the oldest public monument in...

Visit the Royal Castle | Old Town Warsaw | Poland Explore the Apartments, Matejko Rooms, and Royal Gardens

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The Royal Castle is a reconstruction of the historic residence that stood on this spot from the end of the 14th century until it was destroyed by the Nazis in 1944. It was expanded several times over the centuries, and has been restored to reflect its mid-20th century appearance. Along with all of Old Town Warsaw, the Royal Castle was...

Visit Old Town Warsaw | Warsaw | Poland Discover the Barbican, St. John's Archcathedral and the Royal Castle

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Old Town Warsaw is the oldest square in the capital. Dating back to the 13th century, its narrow streets and cobblestone alleys maintain the charm of their medieval roots. There is much to do and see around Old Town, so make time to wander about and explore. Over 80% of Old Town Warsaw was destroyed by Nazis during the Second...

Dunluce Castle | Medieval Irish Castle Ruin Visit this dramatic clifftop ruin overlooking the sea.

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Dunluce Castle is a medieval Irish castle ruin in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It lies on an outcropping connected to the mainland by footbridge. It was the seat of the Earls of Antrim until the impoverishment of Clan MacDonnell following their defeat at the Battle of Boyne in 1690. The earliest castle was built in the 13th century by Richard...

Giant’s Causeway | Famous Basalt Columns Northern Ireland's first UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Giant's Causeway is the centerpiece of the Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has drawn the curious for over 300 years, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. Formed over 50 million years ago, the exposed basalt columns present a dramatic landscape with raging north Atlantic waves crashing against the...

Visit Escondido California | The Hidden Valley Discover Historic Downtown Arts and Museums, Wineries, Craft Breweries and Beautiful Outdoors

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Everything you need to know for your visit to Escondido, California. Start with these Quicklinks to zero in on a neighborhood or popular attraction. Learn more from our introductory article and links to the local history timeline. Explore recommendations for sights, activities, food, lodging, entertainment, and festivals and events. No time to do all this online? Download an Escondido...

Visit the Khomani Cultural Landscape | South Africa UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Khomani Cultural Landscape is found in a broad expanse of sand dunes and wild frontier at the north end of West Cape Province, South Africa, close to the borders of Namibia and Botswana. The area contains evidence of habitation dating back to the stone age, and includes many historical and cultural connections reflecting the life of the Khomani...

Eight Cascade Mountain Peaks | Washington State Discover hiking and camping in the Pacific Northwest.

Eight Cascade Mountain peaks worth hiking while in Washington State. Glacier Peak Jack Mountain Mount Adams Mount Baker Mount Rainier Mount Redoubt Mount Stuart Silver Star MountainDiscover fun for the whole family: Attractions, food, lodging, entertainment, sports, museums and the great outdoors! Planning to visit Washington State? Visit our Washington State travel destination page for all your information needs, including news, ideas, advice, and links. Just Browsing? Go back to...