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Old 04-11-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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Visited Okefenokee Swamp 2007 is there any water in it yet? and the nearest town Waycross was closed, is it always like that.
There was a bad drought that year. I amd heading there nest week and there should be no shortage oof water with all the flooding.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I thought Omaha was nice???
It is a nice place to live but I would not want to visit there. Lots of people from KC used to go there because of Ak-Sar-Ben when the horses were legal to bet on but now KC has its own gambling.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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Mammoth Caverns, just not what I thought.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:10 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Recently visited New Haven and Mystic Connecticut. New Haven was completely boring because it was either very run down in one area or full of Yale students on the other side of town. I also expected more at Mystic than just the Seaport. Thankfully there was Foxwoods casino so that entertained us for a while.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Camden? People go to Camden to watch a River Sharks game, visit the aquarium, see a concert, tour the Battleship New Jersey. There's also the Walt Whitman House, Whitman Arts Center/Cooper Library, Pomona Hall (historical society) and Harleigh Cemetery - Whitman is there, but I went to pay my respects to Father Beck.

On the Trail of H. C. Beck - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ammodramus88/sets/72157594326974675/ - broken link)

As a few others have said, it's hard to be disappointed in a place if you weren't expecting much. Every place I've been has had something to offer. The places I've liked least were medium sized, bland, newer cities.

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Old 04-12-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I spent an hour in the Black Hills. No way near enough time, I hope to go again someday and spend a least a few days. Which reminds me, Deadwood. It's historic, but a tourist trap waste of time was my impression.

Deadwood was a nice little town before the casinos arrived. They really ruined it for anything other than gambling. It was sad to see it go. I remember wandering through the underground opium dens that they had there. That's all (or mostly) been demolished with the new casinos that have gone in.

But there's plenty left in the hills. Lead is only 5 miles away if you like small unchanged mountain towns. You can still go into a gold mine there, or pan for gold in the sunshine.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Camden? People go to Camden to watch a River Sharks game, visit the aquarium, see a concert, tour the Battleship New Jersey. There's also the Walt Whitman House, Whitman Arts Center/Cooper Library, Pomona Hall (historical society) and Harleigh Cemetery - Whitman is there, but I went to pay my respects to Father Beck.
When I lived in Jersey, I took my nephew to that aquarium pretty frequently. While it's listed as being in Camden, you come nowhere near the bad neighborhoods and he highway takes you right to it. So unless you venture off the road and intentionally seek the really bad areas, you won't see them going to the aquarium. Same goes for the stadium. They are not in the bad neighborhoods.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: The REAL WORLD.
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When I lived in Jersey, I took my nephew to that aquarium pretty frequently. While it's listed as being in Camden, you come nowhere near the bad neighborhoods and he highway takes you right to it. So unless you venture off the road and intentionally seek the really bad areas, you won't see them going to the aquarium. Same goes for the stadium. They are not in the bad neighborhoods.
I was never able to find the aquarium in Camden. There weren't many signs once you got off the GSP.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I was never able to find the aquarium in Camden. There weren't many signs once you got off the GSP.
Ooh, you should check it out! They were closed for a couple of years due to renovation, but it's now one of the best aquariums in the US! You can always go to Philly, park there and take the ferry over. Go to Pat's for some cheesesteak then to the aquarium!
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: The REAL WORLD.
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Ooh, you should check it out! They were closed for a couple of years due to renovation, but it's now one of the best aquariums in the US! You can always go to Philly, park there and take the ferry over. Go to Pat's for some cheesesteak then to the aquarium!
I'll give it a try. The aquarium in Point Plesant Beach, NJ was disappointing and the one in Coney Island isn't much better.
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