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Old 03-21-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Hot Springs, Arkansas, is the oldest designated federally reserved area in the United States, dating back to 1820. It became a national park in 1921.

The earliest ski resorts were at Sun Valley, Idaho, in 1936. The Winter Olympics in 1932 took place at Lake Placid New York. Another early ski resort was at Squaw Valley, California, in 1942, which hosted the 1960 Olympics.

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think the earliest attractions were natural, many of which have already been mentioned (Grand Canyon, Old Faithful, etc).

For manmade things, an old classic is the amusement parks at Coney Island
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:56 AM
 
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The Empire State Building in NYC which was the tallest building in the world when it was built.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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Silver springs, Florida. I believe the park itself was opened in the 1920s, but there were glass bottom boat trips before that. Several movies, and TV shows were filmed there including 6 Tarzan movies, the creature from the black lagoon, and the sea hunt TV series.

Some of the prettiest kayaking down silver river, but DON'T feed the gators.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Umbrosa Regio
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The Big Duck on Long Island which was the largest duck in the world when it was built. Still is.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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Tourism goes REALLY far back in this town http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_(B..._West_Virginia


also these White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - the nation's first golf course

and Village of Pinehurst - Village History
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Old like Old North Church in Boston or old like something that was built before you were born and you can't imagine anyone being interested in seeing it?

Then there are the Uwharrie Mountains ... Are they old enough for you?
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I think the most fascinating are the old springs of Virginia and West Virginia. They are largely forgotten now, but they were a big deal in the mid-1800's. Here is a very interesting and well documented tour or many of them.

A Driving Tour of Historic Springs in West Virginia and Virginia - On My Mind with Julie Register on DiscoverSpas.com
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