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Suspended User Nov 24, 2005, 01:14am EST Report Abuse
I plan to do an O.E. in about 6-7 years. I would like to go to America...BUT...asides from themeparks ( which don;t do it for me ) what else does it have to offer?
Are their any old Indian plains still around or battlegrounds to go see? I would like to see the Grand Canyon as well.
What else should I take a look at? ( I know 6 years is a long time away, but planning is crucial! )


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Josh Nov 24, 2005, 09:25am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A Question for all the Americans!
What part of the US are you planning to go to? That would help us, as there's tons to see.

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Josh Nov 24, 2005, 09:33am EST Report Abuse
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btw, for a wide scope of it, there are alot of old forts you can visit (Mackinac in Michigan, Sumter in South Carolina, Davis in Texas, and tons more http://www.geocities.com/naforts )
Also, there's alot of beautiful National forest/parks, Michigan has some great ones (I live in Mich), but so do basically all the states. Here's a great resource for them. http://nps.seeamerica.org/national.jsp

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Darren Thomas Nov 24, 2005, 06:02pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A Question for all the Americans!
Not american, but from my experiences of travelling in the states, here are a few options

Cities - New York - just walk around and it feels like home cos you've seen it on tv b4!
San Fran - Golden gate, steep roads and chilling out
Washington D.C - All the political stuff and plenty of cool museums
Florida - I know it's not a city, but here we have sun sea sand and disney world....

National parks - yosemite - great views, wildlife, awesome if your into trekking, climbing
Yellowstone - again great views and wildlife along with old faithful and loads of other geysers..

Go visit monument valley for your indian stuff the navejos live here and its where all the old westerns were filmed and where forrest gump finished running - my fav place in america

other things - niagra falls, vegas, grand canyon, new orleans and memphis if your into music

anyway any questions feel free to ask, america is a big big place so like you said plan b4 you go and don't expect to see everything!

Gerritt Nov 24, 2005, 08:19pm EST Report Abuse
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Stein,
It's a BIG place, and lots to do. What are you interested in?

The Grand Canyon is a sight to behold, and if you can I'd suggest a North Rim Excursion...spectacular, and less over run... Google North Rim Grand Canyon.

Other than that I need to know your preferences, you can visit a Amish Community or Marti Gras and Fantasy Fest. You can spend a week taking in shows in NY, NY or a week on a backpacking excursion in the desert.

Gerritt



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Suspended User Nov 25, 2005, 01:33am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A Question for all the Americans!
LOVE cities. So NY is a definite yes. I couldn't stand vegas, not my scene. Although I plan on going to many bars and clubs. I just really am interested in the native Indians and their history. A desert trip would also be very interesting!!

FordGT90Concept Nov 25, 2005, 02:27am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A Question for all the Americans!
Maybe want to consider stopping by SAC (Strategic Airforce Command) Museum between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, if you are into air craft. There's similar museums in or near most large cities with military airfields but this one is definitely among the best. Omaha still has the airforce command but I think they renamed it. There's also a few indian reservations around there and you'll see a lot of plain lands. Head west and you'll run into partial desert followed by the rockies. I recommed you check out some of the open pit coal mines out there to see some of the biggest machinery four to six wheels.

Other things to look at:
Cape Conaverial, FL - NASA's launch facility
Just outside of Houston, TX - NASA's control and command facility
Gettysburg, PA - Civial War reinactiments occur regularly
Hershy, PA - Chocolate heaven
Seattle, WA - Space Needle and Microsoft HQ
Any of the cities with Pro Football league - large stadiums
Black Hills, SD - Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse rock statues

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DarK_SlayeR Nov 25, 2005, 05:20am EST Report Abuse
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If you like NASCAR racing, I think the hall of fame will be here in Charlotte, NC.

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FordGT90Concept Nov 25, 2005, 07:09am EST Report Abuse
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Which reminds me... Indianapolis in Indiana is the only course in the world to host three major motor sports entertainment events all on one track: NASCAR Winston Cup, Indianapolis 500, and Formula 1. It was all recently renovated to meet these requirements too. It may be something to check out.

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Gerritt Nov 26, 2005, 01:47am EST Report Abuse
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Las Vegas, NV is not JUST about the gambling. Some pretty righteous shows and clubs there.

If you're doing NY, NY, just make sure you get your tickets in advance. NY has cracked down on some of the more "adult" entertainments, so if you want to get "freaky" keep that in mind.

If you're realy into the Native American thing, being stationed out of Arizona or Nevada will keep you close to a lot of different oportunities.

Good luck!

Gerritt

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Josh Nov 26, 2005, 09:56am EST Report Abuse
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Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
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leastcmplicated Nov 26, 2005, 01:59pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A Question for all the Americans!
we just got the biggest aquarium in the USA or world or something like that (Atlanta, GA)
do you like sports at all? football? baseball?
there are indian reservations around and a ton of museams. I would go to the middle of America for most of those, are you interested in a certain tribe? I know that sometimes they have Pow Wows, which are mostly geared towards stupid americans but a friend of mine who is cherokee indian knows where they do it for real and i could prolly ask her a couple things on where to go to get cultured in the indian culture. Shes the whole sha-bang, religion, way of life.

EDIT: whats an O.E.?

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Pirate Nov 26, 2005, 03:14pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A Question for all the Americans!
FLORIDA ALL THE WAY.

Whatever you want, you can find in FL.

Nothing beats the beaches and all the nekked girls. Specially during Spring Break...

I miss that... :(

DarK_SlayeR Nov 26, 2005, 03:19pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A Question for all the Americans!
Yeah, what is an O.E.?

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Josh Nov 26, 2005, 03:42pm EST Report Abuse
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I was wondering the same thing

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Surpher805 Nov 26, 2005, 04:42pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A Question for all the Americans!
doesn't it mean "Overseas Exchange"?

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Wildwood Nov 26, 2005, 07:31pm EST Report Abuse
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Everything you could possibly want to see is in California. Desert & Native American sites in and around the Mojave. Mountains, like Yosemite. Within Yosemite, you have to trek Yosemite Valley and Tuolomne valley.
Ocean: from near tropical in Southern California like Laguna Beach & San Diego (where you can learn to surf). To the now 2nd largest aquarium, in Monterey. To beautiful sea scapes in northern California.
And for cities, try downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood & Rodeo Drive. Monterey and everything there, Carmel (where I was married), and the Bay Area, which includes San Francisco. If you love freaks, you have to go to Down Town San Francisco.
Or the wine country anywhere in Sonoma Valley. You can go from winery to winery trying free samples. It's great. Join a tour and you don't have to drive. By the end of the day you'll be so full of wine you can't stand. And so full of California cheese, you won'ts**t for a week. LOL. I live in Fresno, CA. Right smack in the middle of California. Lots of grapes and wineries. And a few Breweries. Lots of micro breweries.
Of course there's also DisneyLand and all the other theme parks. Los Vegas and Tahoe are a hop skip from here.
Whatever you're into, you'll find it here in Cali. Just ask me, and I'll send you to the best in the US.

Josh Nov 26, 2005, 08:30pm EST Report Abuse
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Nah, California doesn't have it all. Michigan has beautiful waterfalls, the Great Lakes (we're called the great lakes state), the greatest national forests you'll find anywhere, and we actually have 4 seasons, unlike places like california.

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Suspended User Nov 26, 2005, 11:23pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A Question for all the Americans!
I like sports, not NFL, but I do enjoy Baseball. As I am form NZ and we play rugby and cricket more....
Thanks for your help dudes

Wildwood Nov 27, 2005, 12:11pm EST Report Abuse
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Josh -

California is better....

and you know it.

LOL ;)

Josh Nov 27, 2005, 08:27pm EST Report Abuse
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lol.
I guess it all depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for nature, go to Michigan. If you're looking for big cities, or bad attempts at nature (2nd biggest aquarium), go to California;)

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