Famous Landmarks

The world's famous landmarks inspire wonder and have been celebrated for centuries. Learn more about famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal.

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In 1673, Indian guides showed French explorers a short land route that connected the Great Lakes with the Mississippi River System. Learn about the memorial to that discovery, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, that preserves that vital link

By Eric Peterson

No one knows who erected the massive Stonehenge or why but the romance and mystery of it continue to fascinate. Even today during the summer solstice you can stand at the central Altar Stone and witness the sun rising precisely over the Heel Stone lo

By Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr

Strong as iron and delicate as lace, the Eiffel Tower is the romantic symbol of Paris. Its design was disdained by the city's artists and writers, who protested the tower's construction for the Universal Exposition. Read about the Eiffel Tower.

By Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr

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The Palace of Versailles: The world's most opulent playground for royalty! A chateau large enough to house 6,000 courtiers! A palace fit for a king! And not just any king, but Louis XIV. Read more about the extravagant Palace of Versailles.

By Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr

Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta in 1886, and it quickly became a favorite beverage across the world. The company's showcase museum, the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia, is a tribute to the brand. Check out vacations to the World of Coca-Cola

By the Editors of Mobil Travel Guide

At the center of the Lincoln Memorial is a sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. One hand is clenched, one open. His gaze remains focused across the Reflecting Pool to the Washington Monument and the National Mall. Learn about vacations to Lincoln Memorial.

By the Editors of Mobil Travel Guide

Laid out by William Penn in 1682, Old City today would surely astonish him. It was a lowly waterfront district until artists began buying lofts, restoring dilapidated buildings, and introducing theater companies. Read about vacations to the Old City.

By the Editors of Mobil Travel Guide

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Louisiana's Great River Road is also known as Plantation Alley. Thirty antebellum mansions and 10 other old properties sit regally on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Read about tours and bed-and-breakfast inns along the Great River Road.

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This Gothic-revival style cathedral is the largest of its kind in the United States with antique stained-glass windows and a towering spire. Learn more about St. Patrick's Cathedral and family vacations in New York.

By the Editors of Mobil Travel Guide

Binney and Smith Crayola Factory is a hands-on discovery center where kids can watch the crayon making process play with modeling clay paint draw and shop. Find out more about Binney and Smith Crayola Factory.

By the Editors of Mobil Travel Guide

You might be stuck at home under quarantine, but that doesn't mean you can't get your cultural fix, virtually, anyway. Here are nine amazing choices.

By Carrie Dennis

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The United States has numerous buildings and other structures that represent the freedom and opportunity expressed in the American dream. Here are a few of those defining monuments.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

What makes a place romantic enough to inspire a long passionate kiss? Being together in beauty -- whether in a natural setting or a creation of the human imagination -- can certainly help affections flow freely.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

The world's famous landmarks inspire wonder -- from lost cities to elegant houses of worship. Explore some of the world's greatest landmarks.

By Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr

These destinations are definitely for folks drawn to the dark side of life.

By Chris Opfer

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From the beginning, this project was mired in political infighting, lack of funds and construction delays. Sounds familiar? Find out more intriguing facts about the Washington Monument.

By Dave Roos