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Massive Replica of Noah’s Ark Opens in Northern Kentucky

A massive 510-foot long, 51-foot tall replica of Noah’s Ark, built to specifications mentioned in the Bible, opened to the general public July 7 in northern Kentucky.



The Strong National Museum of Play Expands Group Tour Program

The Strong National Museum of Play has expanded its group tour programs to offer more behind-the-scenes and interactive opportunities.


Branson Opens New ‘Old’ Ferris Wheel

In late June, the Branson Ferris Wheel began a second career at the Track Family Fun Parks overlooking Branson after being a feature at Chicago’s Navy Pier for 20 years.



Going On Faith to Host Bible Lands Travel Seminars

The first event series of its kind, the Going On Faith Bible Lands Travel Seminar will feature a panel discussion on travel to the lands of the Bible.



Alaska State Museum Opens New Building

The Alaska State Museum officially opened its new location in Juneau June 6.



California Calling

Ontario, California, is rolling out the welcome mat to delegates, who will visit this beautiful city nestled along the San Bernardino Mountains.



Remembering Mike Nieland

Mike Nieland, founder of Blue Marble Journeys in Ankeny, Iowa, passed away April 21 as a result of an inoperable brain aneurysm. He was 59.


Madame Tussauds to open at Opry Mills in Nashville

Madame Tussauds, the world-famous wax attraction, will open its seventh U.S. location in Nashville at Opry Mills in spring 2017.



Louisville Zoo Introduces New Penguins

The Louisville Zoo has opened its newest exhibit, Penguin Cove, Little Penguin Conservation Center, which features the first blue penguins to be exhibited at the zoo.



Grand Canyon National Park’s El Tovar to undergo major rehab

Grand Canyon National Park’s iconic El Tovar hotel will close Jan. 1, 2017, for a major rehabilitation that will before reopening April 14, 2017.

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