Kansas

Topeka, Kansas

A- Overview: Strategically located in the fertile Kansas River Valley, the capital city of Kansas was born because a young Pennsylvanian, Colonel Cyrus K. Holiday, wanted to build a railroad. The present city of Topeka, which sits on the Kansas River, was chosen as a suitable site and the town company was formed in 1854. In 1861 when Topeka was designated Kansas’s state capital construction began for the…


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Kansas

Wichita, Kansas

A- Overview: Wichita, the largest metropolitan area in the state contains nearly one-fifth of the state’s population. It is located on the banks of the Arkansas River and was first settled in the late 1860’s. Wichita has a history of development from its origins as a major trading post along the Chisholm Cattle Trail, to its present status as the largest city in Kansas. Along the way, the…

Illinois

Springfield, Illinois

A- Overview: Springfield, Illinois is the site of a number of attractions through which the life and times of President Abraham Lincoln are vividly represented. Lincoln began his political career in Springfield. Included are a national park site, his family home, and the conserved neighborhood surrounding it. The four-block Lincoln Home National Historic Site is closed to automobile traffic, forming a pedestrian court within the neighborhood in which…

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Illinois

Rosemont, Illinois

A- Overview: Just beyond the bustling activity of Chicago lies Rosemont, Illinois. Rosemont is conveniently located adjacent to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, and 17 miles from downtown Chicago. Rosemont is easily accessible to numerous highways, interstates and public transportation and offers its visitors both the convenience to the airport and the city as well as a lifestyle all its own. There is plenty to see and do in…

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Chicago, Illinois

A- Overview: The Chicago skyline marks the gateway to culture and to an incredible adventure for visitors of all ages. Approach Chicago from any direction, and marvel at the incomparable view. Explore nearly thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline in this water enthusiast’s paradise. Savor the aromas and flavors of the wide variety of dining choices. Visit museums, art galleries, and parks. Enjoy a ballet, a symphony, an…

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Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii

A- Overview: Two million people now visit Maui each year, and 120,000 people make the island their home. Maui, which is located midway between Oahu and Hawaii, showcases a mix of eclectic styles and cultures; in some villages, ancient Hawaiian is still spoken, as nearby five-star resorts beckon the rich and famous. Asian and Polynesian influences are evident everywhere, from cuisine to clothing to architecture. Known locally as…

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Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii

A- Overview: Anyone fortunate enough to be traveling Honolulu doesn’t have to give a reason. They can just say, “We’re going to Honolulu,” and imagination will take over. Honolulu will probably live up to and surpass whatever we dream the experience will be. World-famous beaches and tropical weather set the scene for an amazing mix of Pacific cultures in this Hawaiian capital. There is a reason why Hawaii…

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Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

A- Overview: Located four hours southeast of Atlanta, but a world away from that bustling, modern metropolis, Savannah offers an enchanting stroll back in time. Savannah is widely renowned for its historical features which stand as an open invitation for visitors to uncover its hidden charms. Luscious peach trees, Civil War history, delicious cuisine, and ethnic festivals are part of the Savannah experience. Elegant old mansions and centuries-old…

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Florida

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida

A- Overview: Florida’s west coast provides an array of outdoor activities in a beautiful, natural setting. There are rolling, pine covered plains as well as white sand beaches and barrier islands. Camping, fishing, swimming, boating, and snorkeling are always available. The Gulf Coast has calm, warm waters and endless white sand beaches with memorable sunsets. The crystal clear springs further inland have drawn visitors for many years. The…

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Florida

Sarasota, Florida

A- Overview: It may not be a big-name Florida city like Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg or Orlando, but Sarasota, on Florida’s southwest coast, is the place to go for all the conveniences of a big city in a small package. Located about 40 miles south of the Tampa Bay area, Sarasota has a variety of attractions and events that attract the arts-minded tourist who’s interested in more than…

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