100 Things To Do in America Before You Die

100 Things To Do in America Before You Die

by Bill Clevlen

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Overview

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die is a fun guide to understanding the complex fabric of the United States and the people who call it home. This book isn't simply a listing of places to visit but a catalogue of uniquely American experiences. From sipping on southern sweet tea to standing where the Wright Brothers tested their first "flying machine," each experience makes up an important piece of our American story. You'll find an enlightening mix of history, entertainment, art, food, sports, and even places to cross off your selfie bucket list. As an added bonus, you'll also find amusing trivia questions on every page. Most important of all, 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die was written to inspire road trips across the country. Mountains, museums, fried chicken, small towns, and yes. even the world's tallest mailbox-they all await you. Buckle up. It's going to be a fun ride.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681061016
Publisher: Reedy Press, LLC
Publication date: 06/25/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 609,264
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Amusements and Entertainment

1 Celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square 2

2 Watch the Fireworks at Walt Disney World 3

3 Experience the Drive In 4

4 Visit the American Sign Museum 5

5 Ride a Cable Car in San Francisco 6

6 Watch a Cattle Drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards 8

7 Go Back in Time at Wichita's Old Cowtown Museum 9

8 Take a Tour of the Winchester Mystery House 10

9 Drink Free Water at Wall Drug 11

10 Try Not to Get Lost Inside the Biltmore Estate 12

11 See Big Things in Casey, Illinois 13

12 Stay the Night in Buffalo's Occidental Hotel 14

13 Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney 15

14 Tour a Ghost Town 16

15 See the Vacuum Cleaner Museum 18

16 Go to the Top of the Gateway Arch 20

17 See a Show at a Fox Theatre 22

18 Attend Space Camp 23

19 Shop at Pike Place Market in Seattle 24

20 Stay at the Hotel Hershey 25

21 Read Letters to Santa Claus 26

22 Tour Warner Brothers Studio 28

23 See the Beatles' Drums at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 30

24 Find Your Favorite Toy at the Toy Hall of Fame 31

25 Be a Kid Again at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis 32

26 Get Cultured at the Philbrook Museum of Art 33

27 Sun Studio: Hear Elvis Presley's First Recording 34

Food and Drink

28 Eat Fresh Cheese Curds in Wisconsin 38

29 Catch Lobster in Maine 40

30 Tour Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory 41

31 Have Fried Chicken at Two Sisters Kitchen 42

32 Enjoy a Beer at Frosty Bar on Put-in-Bay 43

33 Take a Chicago Pizza Tour 44

34 Visit Jack Daniels in Lynchburg, Tennessee 46

35 Have Sweet Tea in the South 47

36 Try All Types of BBQ 48

37 Sample Louisiana Food 50

38 Have a Mint Julep at the Kentucky Derby 51

39 Eat Thomas Jefferson Ice Cream at Mount Rushmore 52

40 Explore Little Rock's River Market District 54

Sports and Recreation

41 Visit Cooperstown in October 58

42 Attend the Indy 500 60

43 Attend the Masters Golf Tournament 62

44 Sing "Sweet Caroline" at Fenway Park 63

45 Gros Ventre Dude Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming 64

46 Watch a Football Game at Lambeau Field 65

47 Take a Riverboat Tour on the Mississippi River 66

48 Have a Picnic at Falls Park in Greenville, South Carolina 67

49 Go Fishing in the Kenai River 68

50 Hike in Joshua Tree National Park 69

51 Drive through Theodore Roosevelt National Park 70

52 Search for Diamonds in Arkansas 71

53 Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride over Albuquerque, New Mexico 72

54 Walk Underneath the New River Gorge Bridge 73

55 Go Kayaking in the Everglades 74

56 Ride the Comet Bobsled at Utah Olympic Park 75

57 Zip Line Underground in Louisville 76

58 Ride a Mule into the Grand Canyon 78

Photo Ops

59 The Hollywood Sign 98

60 Tom Sawyer's Fence 99

61 Stand on Top of Stone Mountain 100

62 Kansas City Fountains 102

63 Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign 104

64 General Sherman Tree 105

65 Covered Bridges in Madison County, Iowa 106

66 The Louisiana State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge 108

67 Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas 109

68 Niagara Falls 110

69 The Hoover Darn 111

70 The Statue of Liberty 112

71 The White House 113

Road Trips

72 Explore the Mississippi Blues Trail 116

73 Get Your Kicks on Route 66 118

74 Travel on the Beartooth Scenic Byway into Yellowstone National Park 119

75 Take a Ride Along Newfound Gap Road in the Smoky Mountains 120

76 Experience Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park 121

77 Drive with the Top Down on the Pacific Coast Highway 122

78 Take Newport's Famous Ten Mile Drive 124

79 Ride Along the Overseas Highway 125

American History and Culture

80 Visit Abraham Lincoln's Home and Use the Handrail 128

81 See the Charters of Freedom 130

82 Talk with a Veteran at the National WWII Museum 131

83 Visit the Alamo 132

84 Walk through the Baggage Room at Ellis Island 133

85 Go to Huffman Prairie Field and Look Up 134

86 Explore the Freedom Trail 136

87 Visit a Presidential Library 137

88 Tour the USS Alabama 140

89 Touch a Witness Tree in Gettysburg 141

90 Sing the National Anthem at Fort McHenry 142

91 Grand Ole Opry: Stand in the Center Circle 144

92 Pay Your Respects at Pearl Harbor 146

93 Visit Independence Hall 147

94 Sit on the Bus Seat that Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up 148

95 September 11 Memorial 150

96 Watch a Case at the US Supreme Court 151

97 Stand in Silence at Arlington National Cemetery 152

98 Climb Inside a Giant Tractor at the John Deere Pavilion 153

99 Visit Ocmulgee National Monument 154

100 Take a Tour of Harvard University 155

Trivia Answers 157

Activities by Season 163

Index 166

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