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Thurmond Lake

Thurmond Lake is the largest Corps of Engineers lake east of the Mississippi River. It encompasses 1,200 miles of shoreline, 70,000 acres of water and 80,000 acres of land. The Corps operates 13 campgrounds with a total of 554 campsites. … Continue reading

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Lucy-Desi Museum

Fans of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz won’t want to miss this attraction in western New York. The Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown features costumes and personal memorabilia of Lucy and Desi, plus excerpts from the documentary “Lucy & Desi: A … Continue reading

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Marengo Cave

Situated in southern Indiana about 120 miles south of Indianapolis is Marengo Cave, a U.S. National Natural Landmark. Two guided tours (Crystal Palace and Dripstone Trail) are offered throughout the year. The Cyrstal Palace Tour is an easy 40 minute … Continue reading

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Golconda Illinois

In this sleepy little town on the Ohio River is a riverfront park that makes for a good place to enjoy a snack or lunch and watch for barge traffic. There are several historic lockmaster homes on the riverfront available … Continue reading

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Mississippi River Walk and Observation Deck

This river walk and observation deck in New Madrid, Missouri, is only a few miles off Interstate 55. It’s worth taking the detour to walk along the river, sit in one of several benches, relax, and snap a few photos … Continue reading

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