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No DUI Larimer stresses safety ahead of Super Bowl

No DUI Larimer stresses safety ahead of Super Bowl

Collegian | Lucy MorantzThe Lyft order screen inside the Lyft ride sharing app Feb. 7. Lyft, along with other ride sharing apps provide a means to get home from parties or bars instead of driving under the influence. As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, so does the...

The 6 Best Workout Mirrors

The 6 Best Workout Mirrors

Finding a way to move your body that you enjoy is one of the biggest initial hurdles when it comes to kick-starting an exercise routine. Starting a home gym is an easy way to make exercising more convenient, but all of the equipment can take up a lot of space...

Obituary: Russell Leroy “Lee” Kennedy

Obituary: Russell Leroy “Lee” Kennedy

Russell Leroy “Lee” Kennedy SKOWHEGAN – Russell Leroy “Lee” Kennedy, 84, of Skowhegan and West Forks, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Skowhegan. Lee was born in Skowhegan on Jan. 30, 1938, he was the son and only child of the...

My Dog Ate a Silica Packet: What to Do

My Dog Ate a Silica Packet: What to Do

Many packaged products — from shoes and electronics to food — come with a little packet designed to keep them dry called a silica packet. And, they often are labeled with a “do not eat.” Of course, our pets often ignore such things and might eat these packets...

10 Wicked Good Keto Pizza Recipes

10 Wicked Good Keto Pizza Recipes

What’s better than a pizza party? A keto pizza party! Although I don’t crave bread anymore, I still loooove me some pizza. Maybe even more than before I started eating keto. If you love pizza as much as I do, then you’ll love these keto pizza recipes. They are...

Why Should You Visit Washington DC?

Not only does Washington, DC play host to a number of the world’s most illustrious museums, but the vast majority of them are also entirely free to the general public. An unforgettable experience can be had at any of the 19 Smithsonian Museums by people of all ages, including adults and children. You could spend hours at each of these museums, including the Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, the Natural History Museum, and the American Indian Museum, and you would still not have seen everything there is to see. A trip to Washington, District of Columbia, is not complete until it includes at least one stop at one of these world-famous institutions.

When it comes to the history of the United States, this is the point at which everything comes together. The nation’s capital is teeming with historic sites and amazing tourist attractions to explore. When you take the Old Town Trolley Tour, you will be able to view everything there is to see in Old Town, from the memorials and monuments to the numerous important buildings and areas of interest. This is the most extensive and in-depth sightseeing trip that Washington, DC has to offer, and it is completely narrated. You will be driven by more than one hundred distinct attractions, some of which include the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Supreme Court, the National Archives, the United States Capitol Building, the United States Botanic Gardens, and many others.

The National Zoo, which is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, offers free admission to the general public. It is also regarded as one of the finest zoos in the world due to the fact that it is home to over 2,000 animals belonging to 400 different species. A trip to this location is sure to captivate both adults and children, as it is home to a wide variety of animals, some of which include Giant Pandas, Great Apes, Lions, Cheetahs, Tigers, Asian Elephants, Gray Wolves, California Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Sloth Bears, and Giraffes. The National Zoo, which can be found in the middle of Washington, District of Columbia, features 163 acres that visitors may enjoy exploring. Plan on spending between two and three hours at the zoo in order to view as many of the amazing species that call it their home as possible.

In addition to the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, the Arlington National Cemetery is likely to be one of the most impressive landmarks that you will see in the District of Columbia (DC). Over the course of its history, this cemetery has become the final resting place for more than 250,000 men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States. This is also the location of the Tomb of the Unknowns, commonly known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which contains the remains of an unknown American soldier who served during World War I as well as unknown soldiers who served during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The location is patrolled around the clock, every day of the week. Be sure to also check out the Arlington House, which serves as a memorial to Robert E. Lee, as well as the Eternal Flame, which serves as a marker for the tomb of President John F. Kennedy.

 

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