Sometimes you just want to get out and explore. We try to strike a good balance of places that you will really enjoy. Finding ideas for family friendly outings, or interesting places to go in America with your friends, both are at your fingertips here with America Top 10. We aim to give you plenty of ideas without you having to do all the research. That way you can easily decide if you want to explore America sites or check out the sites in another state.
You have also heard how it is becoming a lot more popular to have staycations (where you stay home instead of going to far off places) and discover new and interesting places in the near vicinity. We try to make that easier for you. Check out the sites in America that have become local favorites easily with our site.
We hope that we have provided you plenty of choices in America whether this is a new area for you or your own back yard. Something a little different from the typical amusement park. If you really loved somewhere but don’t see them on our list let us know, we are always looking to improve our lists and we can only do that with your help.
Built in 1819,the same year Alabama became a state, the Weeden House is the oldest public house museum in Alabama. The house was home to several distinguished Huntsville owners before the Weeden family purchased it in 1845. Maria Howard Weeden was born in the house in 1846. The Weeden House is home to the artwork of Howard Weeden. She is credited as being one of the first Americans to paint African Americans true to life.
A stunning, 80-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diverse botanical beauty of the Willamette Valley and the Pacific Northwest. They have educational specialty gardens for everyone, from the Sensory Garden and Rose Garden to the Children’s Garden and Pet-Friendly Garden. They host exciting annual events, offer a complimentary narrated tram tour April – October, and are pet-friendly.
Rapid City, SD
It all began in 1935, when 19 year old Earl Brockelsby discovered people’s innate interest in snakes. As a young tour guide at a local Rapid City attraction, this fearless snake enthusiast would often end his tours by removing his hat and revealing a live rattlesnake coiled on top of his head. They showcase and protect the rare, unusual, and beautiful. The collection features over 225 species and subspecies of reptiles and includes more of these cold-blooded creatures than any other zoo in the world.
Fort Wayne, IN
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations.
Visitors to Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge can enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including wildlife-watching and photography, hunting, fishing, and environmental education and interpretation.
El Paso, TX
Ascarate Park is the largest public-use recreational park in El Paso County and is dedicated to sports, picnicking, fishing and other recreational activities. Ascarate Park features an 18-hole 72 par golf course and a 9 hole executive course called the Delta 9, a 48 acre surface lake, lakeside boardwalk, fully-equipped aquatic center, playgrounds and picnic facilities.
The Great Lakes Aquarium opened in 2000 and is located on the Duluth waterfront. A freshwater aquarium, its mission is to inspire people to explore their connection to Lake Superior and waters of the world. Great Lakes Aquarium features animals and habitats found within the Great Lakes basin and other freshwater ecosystems such as the Amazon River. The Aquarium houses 205 different species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. It is one of few aquariums in the United States that focuses on freshwater exhibits.
Santa’s Village features a variety of rides for visitors of all ages, including the Poogie’s Splash Pad, Ho Ho H20, Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, and the Little Drummer Boy. The place also has a lot of gift shops that carry clothes, gifts, and even books.