Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 08, 2013
The Editor of Finance Marlin loves America and learning new things. After all, maintaining an educational outlook helps keeps the brain young and vital. Inspired by the Huffington Post’s article “Awesome America: 51 Facts And Attractions You Need To Check Out”, journey with Finance Marlin to discover ten places and/or attractions that are both interesting and bizarre. Who knows, packing the hip waders and s’mores may be in the near future.
Something to keep in mind- if one is a senior where the money to travel is not readily available, take the advice of Globe Insurance (life insurance company) when they say, “Go out and buy a travel guide to your own hometown to start. You’ll be surprised at all of the things you can see that you never even knew existed right under your nose.”
If traveling out of town is an option, FinanceMarlin.com recommends these 10 unusual places:
1. The Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise, Alabama – Yes, that is written correctly. It is homage to a bug that forced the town to diversify their crops.
2. Kitt Peak National Observatory – Just southwest of Tucson, this is home to the largest collection of observatories in the world. How cool is that?
3. The PEZ factory in Orange, Connecticut – Visit the place where candy is made that pops from the throat of a plastic character.
4. The coffee plantations of Hawaii – It’s Hawaii. ‘Nuf said.
5. The “future” birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk at Riverside, Iowa – “Trekies” know that Captain Kirk’s birth date is, or will be March 22, 2228.
6. The Main Whoopie Pie Festival – Occurs each June to celebrate the official state treat of Maine.
7. The World’s Largest Ball of Twine – Housed in Darwin, Minnesota. It’s a real thing.
8. International UFO & Research Museum – Roswell, New Mexico. Where else would it be?
9. World’s Largest Calf Fry & Cook Off in Vinita, Oklahoma – In case there was any doubt, calf fries are in fact, bull testicles.
10. Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon – It’s the world’s smallest park spanning a diminutive 452 inches, built as a safe haven for leprechauns and snail races.
FinanceMarlin.com recommends to seniors a different perspective on what America has to offer concerning travel sites, strange places and odd facts.
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