The U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC—a top U.S. tourist destination for groups of all kinds—has begun a phased reopening, allowing visitor access to the building for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Seen as a welcomed step by many, the complex has been shut down to the general public since March 12, 2020.
The beauty of Kentucky spans from its famed bluegrass to its two million-plus acres of National Forest land, making it an appealing outdoor oasis nestled in the southern Midwest. From the birthplace of Lincoln to the home of baseball bats, horse racing, boxing legend Muhammad Ali and so much more, Kentucky offers something for every group. Sports fans, foodies, adventurers, music lovers and historians alike will find something to love. Let's walk through some ideal attractions for group visits.
Fans of The King won't want to miss Elvis Week™ 2022 at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, an annual, multi-day gathering celebrating Elvis' life and legacy. The event—which is anticipated to be the largest gathering of fans in years—has become a pop-culture phenomenon and an annual pilgrimage for music lovers from around the world.
Cajun and zydeco music both trace their origins here to St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. One of the best ways to keep these musical traditions alive and accessible to newer generations is through jam sessions. The St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, located off I-49 exit 23 outside Opelousas, is an award-winning architectural feat and symbolic resting place of the accordion genius, Amédé Ardoin. In addition to this, the Visitor Center hosts three jam sessions throughout the month. These jam sessions provide a space for musicians to share their knowledge with each other and give visitors an opportunity to enjoy live music.
America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) has officially reopened to the public, along with several new exhibits, returning a true icon to Milwaukee's Bronzeville neighborhood, the historic economic and social center of the city's African American community.