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Mount Vernon Distillery :: Alexandria, Virginia

February 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Landmarks

First American President George Washington once wrote that “the benefits arising from the moderate use of liquor have been experienced in all armies and are not to be disputed.” Moreover, he put his theory into practice. In 1798, Washington built a distillery in Alexandria, Virginia that produced fifty thousand liters of whiskey per year. Today, Mount Vernon is carrying on this whiskey-making tradition and distilling this liquid gold today. Read more

Busch Gardens :: Williamsburg, Virginia

August 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Attractions

Busch Gardens opened up in Williamsburg, VA. on May 5, 1975 directly next to the Anheuser-Busch brewery. The park is so unique in its look, that it was voted the “World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park” over 17 years in a row. The theme park has over 50 different exhilarating rides and attractions, a whole section of attractions and thrill rides dedicated to children, wild life attractions for the whole family including Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve, ten main stages of entertaining shows, several award winning cuisines to choose from, and many outstanding world-class shops to pick up some souvenirs. Read more

Kings Dominion :: Richmond, Virginia

July 31, 2010 by  
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King’s Dominion is located in Doswell, Virginia, just 20 miles North of Richmond and 75 miles South of Washington D.C. It has recently been voted “Virginia’s Most Exciting Theme Park” – with over 400 acres of fun and thrills around every corner. Enjoy some of the most spine-tingling roller coaster’s, one of the world’s largest drop towers with a 272 foot drop at a chilling 75 miles-per-hour, WaterWorks – 20 acres of water-filled fun for those hotter days, live shows for the whole family, and even a cute Nickelodeon area for the young ones. Read more

Water Country USA :: Williamsburg, Virginia

July 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Attractions

Located just 3 miles away from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, is Water Country USA. Set to a 1950’s and 60’s surf theme, Water Country USA is jam-packed with fun in the sun and is the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region. Enjoy riding state-of-the-art water rides and attractions before settling down to watch the Island Quest show featuring acrobats, divers, and trampoline artists. Learn why Water Country USA has been rated “One of America’s Best Water Parks” by the Travel Channel. While there, try out one of the several eateries available; serving everything from hamburgers and pizzas to club sandwiches and deli wraps. Read more

Gadsby’s Tavern :: Alexandria, Virginia

July 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Nightlife & Dining

Alexandria, Virginia is home to some of the key pieces of the dawn of the United States. Children study in history classes how the Founding Fathers met in taverns and pubs to draft the nation’s earliest laws and shape this nascent country. Did you know, however, that you can sit and dine where some of the greatest of these men ate, drank, and contemplated America’s future? Gadsby’s Tavern in Old Town Alexandria showed up on the “it scene” in the late 1700s serving the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Andrew Jackson and James Madison. A major center for social and political life in the 18th and 19th centuries you can almost picture Lieutenant Colonel Washington (he was still over 30 years from the presidency) recruiting like minded young men for the French and Indian War. Read more

DEA Museum :: Arlington, Virginia

May 26, 2010 by  
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In 1989 construction started on the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum, an attraction whose mission is to teach its visitors about the history of drugs, drug addiction and drug law enforcement in the United States. The museum features a variety of engaging state of the art exhibits, interactive kiosks and displays that provide a unique learning environment for the public. Read more

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