LA’s Autry museum recognizes American west history

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The American west comes to life at the Autry National Center in the Griffith Park district of Los Angeles. The museum, named after famed singing cowboy Gene Autry recognizes the American western days through a myriad of exhibits. During our visit in 2011, our friends Mark and Ron joined us for a visit of the… Continue Reading …

Ragazzi’s Pizza is delicious choice in Omaha

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Ragazzi’s Pizza has become one of our favorite pizza joints in Omaha. The original restaurant is located in Ralston (a suburb of Omaha), next to the Ralston Arena. The location makes it a natural dining spot before catching a game at the arena. The Ralston Arena is home to the Omaha Lancers juniors hockey team,… Continue Reading …

University of Nebraska’s Sheldon Art Museum offers interesting views

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The Sheldon Art Gallery on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln allows visitors an opportunity to view some great pieces of artwork. From classic paintings to Jackson Pollock to controversial photos, the museum offers a lot to view in a short time. The Sheldon has four galleries – two with permanent exhibits and two… Continue Reading …

10 things to do in Omaha during winter

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Winter doldrums settling in? Need a reason to get out of the house? How about 10 interesting places to visit in Omaha? 1. Passageway in the Old Market – Home of some unique shopping, the Passageway also calls Trini’s Mexican restaurant and V. Mertz home. In the building’s courtyard, a sculpture garden highlights the astrological… Continue Reading …

Harlem Globetrotters entertain thousands at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena

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The last time the Harlem Globetrotters lost to the Washington Generals was in 1971. Since then, The Globetrotters have won thousands of games over 43 years. The Generals came into the recent game at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena intent on ending that streak. They even had a “secret weapon” to accomplish the task. Washington came… Continue Reading …

Sea lions lead tourist attractions at San Francisco’s Pier 39

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With winter well entrenched around the United States, we like to think of nice, warm places to help us make it through the doldrums of the season. We enjoyed a fantastic trip a few years ago to San Francisco. As part of our trip, we did one of the most touristy things a person can… Continue Reading …

From mountain tops to the blue sky, Colorado Springs is ‘America the Beautiful’

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We’ve made a few trips to Colorado over the years. The views are breathtaking and beautiful (duh statement, I know). It’s difficult to choose one area over another. We’ve mainly been to the front range of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Denver area and Estes Park. We really like Colorado Springs. Garden of the Gods is… Continue Reading …

February Midwest Twitter Chat – Cape Girardeau, MO – #MWTravel

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Our February #MWTravel Twitter chat will feature Cape Girardeau, MO.  Located along the mighty Mississippi River banks in SE Missouri, Cape Girardeau offers great history and natural outdoor beauty.  You can take a stroll downtown for antique shopping and yummy foodie finds or take a driving tour of sites seen in the movie “Gone Girl.”… Continue Reading …

Filipino heroes immortalized with monuments

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The Philippines has a long history of having to overcome oppressive regimes, bent on denying freedom for the citizens. The country has been controlled by the Spanish, Japanese and Americans. The United States, having defeated the Spanish during the 1898 war, managed the Philippines until 1946, when the nation was granted its independence from all… Continue Reading …

Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens expands with new Conservatory attraction

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Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens has made itself a year-round attraction with the addition of its new conservatory. The 20,000-square foot facility allows visitors the opportunity to see more than 300 plants and flowers. The conservatory opened in October. The three-tiered structure has a greenhouse look. Milwaukee’s botanical garden has three domes. It’s a great tourist attraction.… Continue Reading …