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Washington DC: Museum Of The Bible Goes Beyond Scriptures PDF Print E-mail


In addition to the expected exhibits featuring stories from the Holy Book, there are many other interesting sights and artwork. For example, a full-size replica of the Liberty Bell, glass-enclosed spaces with views of the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and other familiar city landmarks.

There’s also a glass-covered outdoor garden that displays living plant species mentioned in the Bible. Nearby is an interesting replica of an ancient Hebrew village from the time of Jesus, complete with the Christmas manger scene from Nazareth at the center.

Inside is a variety of modern theater stages, all with the latest in electronic presentations, from realistic projections to enormous TV screens that display Old and New Testament dramas. Admission is free, but expect to be asked for donations of $15 per adult and $10 per child. The address is 400 4th Street SW., near the National Mall. www.museumofthebible.org

 
Chicago IL Pedway: Next Time You’re Snowed In At The Loop PDF Print E-mail


You can get around as many as 40 blocks of downtown Chicago with the Pedestrian Walkway System. No matter the weather, stroll through five miles of the combined route of underground tunnels and overhead bridges.

There are many exits and entrances to shopping, bars, restaurants, museums, transportation stations, government offices and other mid-city tourist destinations. The experience is enhanced by contemporary design and lighting, as well as frequently changing displays of art and graphics.

 
New York NY: Visit Shorakkopoch Rock in Inwood Hill Park PDF Print E-mail


The big stone commemorates the alleged spot where in 1626, the leader of the New Netherlands Peter Minuit in 1626 “purchased” the island of Manhattan.

He got a pretty good deal from the Mohawk and Lenape tribes. It cost the shrewd Dutchman a trunk full of trinkets and beads “then worth about 60 guilders.” At the time, where Inwood Hill Park in lower Manhattan is located today, lived Native Americans who called themselves Reckgawawang.

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New York NY: Visit Shorakkopoch Rock in Inwood Hill Park PDF Print E-mail


The big stone commemorates the alleged spot where in 1626, the leader of the New Netherlands Peter Minuit in 1626 “purchased” the island of Manhattan.

He got a pretty good deal from the Mohawk and Lenape tribes. It cost the shrewd Dutchman a trunk full of trinkets and beads “then worth about 60 guilders.” At the time, where Inwood Hill Park in lower Manhattan is located today, lived Native Americans who called themselves Reckgawawang.

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Phila PA: See Our Most Patriotic Relic For Free PDF Print E-mail


Even in 2018, some of the most significant relics of American history won’t cost you money to admire.  At Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Center, you’ll get close to the famous ringer, with Independence Hall just a short walk away. While there, watch the 10-minute presentation about the Bell’s history, including how the famous crack happened.

 
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