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Old 12-29-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Sorry, didn't read the request properly. So...

Stanley Park

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Park
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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The closest thing to me with a Wikipedia page is my (closest) local subway stop.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewes_...T_Jamaica_Line)
Not the most exciting thing.

Last edited by That_One_Guy; 12-29-2017 at 05:42 PM.. Reason: Fixed link. Or at least tried to. Whatever.
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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SM City Consolacion, a shopping mall, 1.28 miles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_City_Consolacion
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Bexley, Ohio
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The Ohio Governor’s mansion. Approx. 2 miles.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio...or%27s_Mansion
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:09 AM
 
Location: liverpool in England but not of it
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100 naked cast iron men called another place by the Sir Antony Gormley on Crosby beach less than a mile from me.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Place_(sculpture)
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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Unless one lives out in the boonies, I'd venture that every one lives only a few miles from a point of interest that has a Wikipedia page.

For instance, I'm three blocks from the Woodward Dream Cruise (which technically occurs on one day each year, but attracts people from as far away as Europe and Australia). I'm also less than 2 miles away from the Detroit Zoo (which is open more than one day a year).
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:26 PM
 
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Contrary to popular myth, Jacksonville, FL is not just a place that the Quebecois and New Yorkers drive past on their way to Miami every winter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cummer...rt_and_Gardens

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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a museum located in Jacksonville, Florida. It was founded in 1961 after the death of Ninah Cummer, who bequeathed her gardens and personal art collection to the new museum. The Cummer Museum has since expanded to include the property owned by Ninah's brother-in-law, but it still includes her original garden designs and a portion of her home with its historic furnishing. The museum and gardens attract 130,000 visitors annually.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timucuan_Preserve

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The Fort Caroline National Memorial is located in the Timucuan Preserve, as is the Kingsley Plantation, the oldest standing plantation in the state. The Preserve is maintained through cooperation by the National Park Service, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Jacksonville Department of Parks and Recreation. It is named for the Timucua Indians who had 35 chiefdoms throughout northern Florida and south Georgia at the time of Spanish colonization.


Archeological excavation by a University of North Florida team has revealed more information about indigenous peoples in the area. On Black Hammock Island, they have discovered remnants of the second-oldest pottery in the United States, dating to 2500 BCE. (There have been slightly older finds in the Savannah River area.)[4]


They also have excavated more recent artifacts contemporary with the Mocama chiefdom. In the last 25 years, these Native American people have been recognized as distinct from the Timucua, although they spoke a Timucuan dialect. Their chiefdom extended from the St. Johns River to St. Simons Island, Georgia.[4]


Archeologists believe they have found evidence of a Spanish mission on the island as well.[4] San Juan del Puerto, one of the oldest Spanish missions in Florida, was established here during the 16th century. Franciscan brothers were missionaries to the Timucua and Guale Indians along the coast, whose territory included the Sea Islands in Georgia and up to the Savannah River.
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Madrid
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This is right outside my window:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almudena_Cathedral

But this is between my building and that Cathedral:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segovia_Viaduct
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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This is right outside my window:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almudena_Cathedral

But this is between my building and that Cathedral:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segovia_Viaduct
Nice
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:23 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Many, but the nearest the world famous Las Vegas Strip!
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