Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Christmas Story Tour

Visit the house from A Christmas Story, now a museum for the film, located at 2159 W. 11th Street in Cleveland, Ohio. Scenes filmed at this location include the street scene in which Ralphie's father proudly displays his "major award" (a lamp shaped like a lady's leg), and the backyard scene in which Ralphie finally gets to try out his Red Rider BB gun. The house was sold via eBay auction in 2004 and opened to the public in 2006.

Click here to see the spot for A Christmas Story House!

Then stop by and visit the C & Y Chinese Restaurant at 2222 St. Clair Avenue, where the Christmas dinner scene was filmed. The restaurant still serves Peking Duck.

Click here to see the spot for C & Y Chinese Restaurant!

For more A Christmas Story nostalgia, visit the former site of Higbee's Department Store (closed in 2002), where Ralphie first spies the Red Rider BB Gun, and where he and his brother visit Santa Claus.

Click here to see the spot for Higbee's Department Store!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Silent Night Museum in Salzburg

The Silent Night Museum is at the historical birthplace of Joseph Mohr, creator of the carol "Silent Night! Holy Night!". It was opened in 1996 by author and film producer Hanno Schilf, who has written books and produced a documentary on Mohr's life. The museum is also a center of historic research about the carols origin.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Visit the Kool-Aid® Museum in the Town Where It Was Invented

Invented by Edwin Perkins in Hastings, Nebraska in 1927, Kool-Aid originally sold for 10¢ a packet and came in six flavors. Today, the Hastings Museum houses an impressive Kool-Aid collection as part of their "Kool-Aid: Discover the Dream" exhibit, including the original Kool-Aid Man costume worn in the television commercials. Click here to find out more.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Listen to Our Live Interview on Travel Hub Radio!

Dale Berryhill, founder and "Chief Spotter" of, was interviewed live on Travel Hub Radio on Sunday, September 16. This 20-minute interview is available for listening 24/7 by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Firefighters Museums

Did you know there is a Firefighters Museum in almost every state? With everything from authentic antique items to full-sized fire engines, these museums are as interesting to adults as they are to children. (Plus, they have innovative ways of teaching your child about fire safety.) To see a list of the ones we've added so far, click here.

Monday, September 10, 2007

An Impressionable Meal

Did you know that you can have lunch on the same Paris cafe balcony where Renoir painted his famous Luncheon of the Boating Party? To see how, click here.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Strange Bedfellows

Did you know that Jimi Hendrix once lived in the house where Handel composed Messiah and other great works? The house is open for public tours. Click here to find out more about the Handel House Museum.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Robert E. Lee's Lost Home

Did you know that Arlington National Cemetery is situated on the pre-war estate of Robert E. Lee? The Federal government confiscated his land after the war began, then used it as a burial ground for Union soldiers. Arlington House, Lee's mansion, still stands and is now a Lee museum. Click here to learn more about Robert E. Lee's home.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Buffalo Bill

"Buffalo Bill" Cody earned his famous nickname in a one-day buffalo-hunting competition with a man named Bill Comstock, who also referred to himself as "Buffalo Bill." At the end of the day, Cody had killed 69 buffalo to Comstock's 46, giving him exclusive rights to the name. Today you can stand on the plains where the contest took place, and you can see the monumental bronze sculpture memorializing the event (above) in nearby Oakley, Kansas. To learn more, click here.


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