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  • It might be a few centuries too late, but Rome is finally taking over Nashville, Tennessee. Rome: City and Empire at the Frist Center will display more than 200 of the British Museum's Roman objects that tell the dramatic story of how Rome grew from a cluster of small villages into a mighty empire that reigned for more than 500 years.

  • Ocean City, Maryland, is famous for its beach and boardwalk—yet a host of fun and exciting attractions and activities abound throughout the region.

  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museumin Nashville, Tennessee, is the home of one of America's most popular art forms. Visitors become entrenched in the fascinating and longstanding musical genre that is country music as they follow its evolution from its earliest folk roots, though minstrel and medicine shows and up to its recent noteworthy rise in popularity. 

  • Millennia before smartphones captured history's significant moments, artists across cultures were depicting occasions in tapestries, paintings and sculpture. Today the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Ontario, whose mandate is connecting cultures through the arts, houses more than 1,000 years of artistic accomplishments in its permanent collection. Visitors explore painted manuscripts, metalwork as well as scientific instruments, which showcase the breadth of Muslim civilizations from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

  • Since its 1837 founding on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago experienced rapid growth and quickly developed a reputation as a popular destination—for a host of reasons. Chicago is today the third-most populous city in the United States, behind New York and Los Angeles. It remains an economic powerhouse that attracts people from around the globe.

  • Mark your calendars! If your groups are itching to explore the United States' nature, culture and history, you now have further incentive: The National Park Service announced four entrance fee-free days for 2018.

  • Something big and terrifying just arrived in Columbus, Ohio: A Tyrannosaurus rex... and a few of his friends!

  • Clarksville, Tennesee, recently unveiled the 21st piece in its downtown public art trail.

  • "Wouldn't this look better as a lake?"

    I was staring out into Yosemite Valley. Half Dome and El Capitan loomed in the distance—two natural landmarks accomplishing what I thought impossible: Make the giant sequoias gathered below look small.

    "What?" I turned to the man standing next to me.

    "A joke," he said. "Someone once thought this valley would make a great lake."

  • Photo Requests from Solitary will create a new installation for Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site's 2018 season.

  • The new Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex exhibit, Heroes & Legendsfeaturing the U.S. Astonaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing, relives America's earliest space missions and explores the concept of heroism and the qualities that define individuals who inspire their generations.