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In the beginning, everyone wanted the town of ‘’Darien’’ to be named after their own family. But the name Darien was first suggested by a sailor who had sailed to Darien, which was Panama, back then it was a part of the Spanish Empire. The name was unanimously agreed upon by the people living in the town. Darien is a town in the state of Connecticut. The town has a population size of about 20,000 people. Darien is located between Stamford and Norwalk with some building used as offices. For the purpose of recreation, the town of Darien has 2 beaches, 4 small parks, 4 country clubs, 2 yacht clubs and 1 hunt club.
A Bit of History
Records have it that the clearing of the Darien land was first done by people from the Wethersfield, Norwalk and New Haven in 1641. The landscaping was done to befit that era. But in this generation, the design and implementation of landscaping has taken a new dimension. Landscaping experts may be consulted to carryout site visit in order to prepare a beautiful design that matches up with today’s aesthetics.
In 1740, the first community Church was built by the Middlesex Society. The church is the present day First Congregational Church of Darien. The element of being ancient is still seen in the building. The building can still be remodeled to look more beautiful and attractive. The work of remodeling either for the building or the land space around the building is easy to accomplish without stress. With little money, especially within the allocated financial budget, the remodeling work can be carried out. The work will be done by professional hands in the different segments of the work. This will be done to give an attractive look to the job.
The Present Day Darien
There are great changes in Darien in the present day. Several things have changed. In the past, transportation for example was a bit stressful, also the number of schools available were very limited with little or no annual events. Now, there are a number of schools, more clubs, better transportation network, philanthropic groups, more recreation spots, several interesting events and so on. Darien is a center of attraction for recreational activities now. This is achieved as a result of the volumes of work of development that were done in the community.
However, more volumes of developmental works are recommended. As long as there is life, there should be unstoppable developments so that the town will not be phased out or become obsolete in the scheme of the world architecture. Some of the philanthropic groups can come together to fund the developmental project especially the Community Fund of Darien. State of the art architectural design work will be done within the shortest period with little financial stress. It is certain that the town of Darien will be the New Jerusalem Paradise if this concept of collective efforts of development is imbibed.
Montana is a state that truly has something for everyone. With so much culture, history and scenic beauty, each visit to Montana would be different. This state truly does have enough to offer everyone. Here are a few reasons to make Montana your next destination:
- Indian Culture
The wildlife in Glacier National Park in northern Montana is absolutely breathtaking. Endangered wildlife, such as the bald eagle, black bear and the Lynx are among some of the animals you may encounter. Frequently seen are mule deer, wolves, mountain goats and big horn sheep, since they live there throughout the year. In 1900s the moose was thought to be extinct in the Rockies south of Canada. The moose count today is well over 8,000 in the state of Montana. They also have the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states. In Montana, the number of elk, deer and antelope populations outnumber the humans!
There are several types of glaciers throughout Glacier National Park. Each name represents the action from the glacier to create different kinds of landscape:
- Hanging Valleys
An arête forms when two glaciers work on opposite sides of the same wall, leaving a narrow ridge. The Garden Wall, Glacier National Park’s prominent features, is an arête separating two valleys. The second glacier, Cirques, is when a large bowl formed at the head of the glacier begins to melt, leaving a lake in the depression gouged by the glacier, over 250 lakes within its boundaries. Finally, the Hanging Valleys are throughout the park. Since these types of glaciers don’t cut into the ground as deep, small valleys are left high up on the mountain which creates a waterfall.
Archaeologists have found evidence of humans in northern Montana dating back 10,000 years. The tribes that still exist today could most likely be traced back to these people from very long ago. One of the tribes that lived in this area of Montana was the Blackfeet Indians. Before the northwestern part of Montana had been explored by the English and before it became a national park, the Blackfeet Indians lived off the abundance the land provided them with. In 1895, the Blackfeet Indians sold part of this land to the government and soon after, the land was declared a national park. It was appropriately named Glacier National Park because of the glaciers from millions of years ago that carved out the valleys and lakes we see in Montana today.
The most impressive fact about Glacier National Park is that it is over 1 million acres! This park straddles the Continental Divide, and contains some of the most unspoiled wilderness you will ever find. A scenic and breathtaking drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road is an engineering feat and is a National Historic Landmark. Completed in 1932, after 11 years, it has forever changed the way visitors would experience Glacier National Park. Take a drive for yourself and you will agree that Glacier National Park in northern Montana is one of the best destinations you can experience!
Idaho is not that well known by tourists from around the world. This is not because the state does not have much to offer. It just happened as not much publicity and effort was put into marketing this location. This is very good news for tourists because they will get a chance to visit a state that is mostly free of tourism exploitation. Idaho truly has much to offer for all vacationers and you will have to see it to believe it. Let us simply think about the most common places that you might consider visiting while in the state of Idaho. They are also the starting points of great adventures so make sure that you research them properly before making a decision.
Sun Valley – Idaho
Sun Valley stands out as a highly exclusive area in Idaho. It is located in central Idaho and is basically a resort area that was centered near 2 highly popular skiing destinations. We have Bald Mountain, which attracts numerous experiences skiers from all corners of the world, not to mention many celebrities that choose to come here every year. Then we have Dollar Mountain, one perfect destination for a novice skier. Even professionals will find challenges here but Bald Mountain is much more recommended for those that are experience skiers. Sun Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Idaho.
Boise – Idaho
Boise is the most populous city that Idaho has. Here you will find most of the industry and retail of the state. If you are a tourist you will surely visit this town. Here you can find many shopping opportunities, museums and tremendous restaurants. Also, there are different natural areas together with some interesting attractions that you will surely want to visit around Boise. If we are to tell you about the most popular tourist attractions we really need to mention Idaho Botanical Garden, Old Idaho Penitentiary, Idaho Historical Museum, Boise Zoo, Pierce Park Greens, Boise River Greenbelt and the Idaho Discovery Center. There is a little bit of everything for everyone in this city.
Coeur d’Alene – Idaho
Coeur d’Alene is located right on the North Shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Here you will be able to go through many fun activities that you are surely going to love. If you are into golf you should try the Resort Golf Course and if you want to opt for a landscape watching adventure you can go on many of the trails that this region has to offer. What makes Coeur d’Alene really special is location. There are many things that you can do in the area while also being really close to other popular tourist attractions like Silver Mountain Resort, Silverwood Theme Park, Cataldo Mission and many others.
Besides the 3 highly popular tourist destinations that we mentioned above, Idaho has a lot more to offer. Due to the fact that the region was not visited much till now we are faced with nature that has not been tainted by human interaction. You are truly off to a great adventure in the state.
Whenever visiting Georgia on any tour you should seriously consider visiting Columbus. It stands out as a tremendous opportunity for people from all around the world that want to have a perfect vacation. The city was originally an Indian Village and is located just 90 miles of Atlanta. It covers an area of over 210 square miles. Let us take a look at some of the most popular Columbus Georgia Tourist Attractions so you know what to consider visiting if in the area.
The Columbus Museum
This museum is situated right in the Midtown Columbus, Georgia historic area. It was founded in the year 1953 and appeared as a donation of WC Bradley’s family. The Columbus Museum covers an area of 12 acres and we are basically in front of the largest Southeast museum. People that visit it have a chance to take a closer look at American art and history. Pay attention to not try and visit on Mondays because the museum is close. The good news is that it offers free admission so you can visit even in the event that you are on a tight vacation budget.
The Springer Opera House
This site is named after the person that built it, Francis Joseph Springer. The Springer Opera House first opened its doors in 1871. We are basically in front of a National Historic Landmark that is a European style theatre. Here you will also find the Georgia State Theater. This attraction offers half an hour guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30 PM. You will need to pay $5 per person in order to be a part of the tour. The Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia offers children’s theater and a theater academy with public and school performances. Even rental space is available if needed.
The Coca-Cola Space Science Center
This is a new site in the Georgia tourist attraction map that was opened in the year 1996. It appeared as a Columbus State University division and now offers the public education in space science, astronomy and physics. If you plan to visit you can expect many lobby displays, a planetarium that features concert quality sound and laser effects, an observatory and the Challenger Learning Center, which allows tourists to fly on simulated space missions.
There are a lot of other tourist attractions in Columbus, Georgia. Besides these you can also expect high quality accommodation services and a highly warm and welcoming feeling whenever coming here. You should think about spending more days here because you will not be able to view all that the city has to offer through just a day trip. Make sure that you do your research prior to visiting in order to know exactly where you want to go. There are great spots to eat and party. If you are thinking about coming with the entire family, you will find tourist attractions that are perfect for family activities and relaxation all around the year. Whenever planning a trip to Georgia make sure that you also go to Columbus.
Anyone familiar with the southwest part of the United States is familiar with the Native American tribes of the area. However, if you are not aware of how Native Americans impacted the culture of the Southwest, there are several tribal parks that are open to the public in Arizona.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
For many generations, the Navajo have herded sheep and planted corn in Monument Valley. This beautiful area of Arizona is home to the most scenic portion of the Navajo Indian Nation. Within Monument Valley there are 30,000 acres of land that has been carved by eons of wind and rain. These red-stone monoliths, standing hundreds of feet high, are captivating images that have been seen on western television shows and western movies where actors like John Wayne clamored up their steep, rocky slopes.
There is a 17 mile self-guided driving tour that you can take, although the terrain is very rough and the roads are not paved. There is also a 15 minute walk from North Window to the end of Cly Butte. The visitor center on Monument Valley offers a wide variety of Native American hand crafts, as well as many different documents and photos that give the history of the Navajo in this region. You also have the opportunity to take a guided tour from a Navajo tribal member for approximately $25 for two hours.
Navajo Cultural Center of Kayenta
This small cultural center located in Kayenta, Arizona contains a small outdoor park that provides an opportunity for a walking tour of the Navajo beliefs and traditions that have shaped their tribe. While this is an informal tour opportunity, it will give you the chance to read about the traditions the Navajo brought to the region and how they influenced the culture of today.
The Navajo Nation Council Chambers
This structure resembles a Navajo ceremonial Hogan. Located in Window Rock, Arizona the murals on the walls of the structure depict scenes from the history of the tribe. Visitors can actually observe live sessions in the chambers where 88 delegates representing 110 chapters on the third Monday of every fourth month. Near these chambers is a national monument dedicated to the Navajo soldiers who helped in WWII by becoming Code Talkers.
In Hopi, Second Mesa translates into “the center of the universe.” Shungopavi is the largest and oldest village on Second Mesa and was founded by the Bear Clan. The Hopi villagers still living at Second Mesa make silver overlay jewelry and coil plaques. The art of making these coils have been passed down from generation to generation, and have become a highly desired artifact. While at Second Mesa, you can see where the famous Hopi Snake Dances are held, however, the dances themselves are considered sacred and cannot be viewed by visitors.
By taking a tour around the Native American tribal areas while in Arizona, you will be getting a crash course in Arizona history, as well as the history of the United States. It is well worth the effort.
Alabama is filled with great tourist attractions and there are a lot of perfect sites for everyone that wants to enjoy a great vacation from the beach area of the Gulf Coast to the northern mountains. The county will also offer a rich natural wildlife, fishing, hunting, beaches, golf and tradition.
There are many tourists that love to shop while on vacation. This is easy to achieve in Alabama. There are a lot of International class malls, spacious outlet centers and even antique stores. All the fashionable brands are available and you can even visit special markets where you can bargain the prices that you pay. Alabama is perfect for a high class shopping spree.
The Gulf Coast of Alabama is renowned throughout the country due to the beaches that cover 32 miles together with many theme parks and playgrounds. You might want to visit Dauphin Island, Pirate’s Island and Waterville USA. Those that love history will want to go to Blakeley State Park, which is the site of the last Civil War fight.
Since you are travelling you will want to have the best accommodations possible. There are many high quality hotels in Alabama and most of them are not as expensive as you might tend to believe. You can find accommodations that will suit every budget.
Tourists will want to visit Birmingham. It goes through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and will entertain people thanks to many activities possible. The tradition of the African American people is strong in the area and you can visit two of the best parks in the county: the McWane Center and the Alabama Adventure Theme Park.
Tourists might also want to consider visiting Auburn. Here you will find the renowned Black Atlanta and the scenic views while just strolling around the area will make for a highly memorable vacation. You will want to go to the Museum of East Alabama while in the region. Here you can find many artifacts that will show you Eastern Alabama life and you get a feeling of the Southeast area.
We also need to consider visiting the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the Sports Hall of Fame, the Center of Dixie Railroad Museum, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens and the highly popular McWane Center whenever planning a trip to Alabama. If you are one of the people that love beautiful scenery you will surely want to go to the Riverchase Galleria, the Treetop Nature Trail, the Southern Museum of Flight and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
On the whole Alabama is filled with great tourist attractions. There are a lot of beautiful places to visit and it is very hard to just go visit once because you will not be able to take advantage of everything that the county has to offer. The people there are welcoming and you will feel like at home whenever visiting. Most tourists that visit Alabama will come back because this county really has something for everyone.