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Statue of Liberty to reopen by Independence Day

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The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen by Independence Day, about eight months after it was closed because of Superstorm Sandy. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar made the announcement Tuesday along with U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York. The statue itself was spared damage from the late October storm, but Liberty Island, where the statue sits, was badly damaged. Railings broke, paving stones were torn up and buildings were flooded. The storm also destroyed boilers, sewage pumps and electrical systems on the island.


Top U.S. spots for family fun

Spread across nearly 3,500 square miles and home to some 60 animal species and almost half of the world's geysers, visitors could explore Yellowstone National Park for weeks and not see everything in the country's first national park.


Disneyland debuts Fantasy Faire princess park

What do you call a gathering of princesses? A pack? What do you call a gathering of princesses? A pack? A gaggle? A bevy? We don’t know, either, but travelers heading to Disneyland may find themselves pondering that question when the theme park’s newest attraction, Fantasy Faire, opens on Tuesday, March 12. With the likes of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” on hand to meet and greet little visitors, it promises to be a regular princess-palooza.


Visitors flood Newtown to see site of tragedy

This normally quiet town has been flooded by reporters, caregivers and well-wishers from out of town who have come to report Friday's mass school shooting, offer counseling to residents and pay their respects at makeshift memorials.


Grand Canyon 70 million years old, formed during era of dinosaurs, new study claims

To stand on the South Rim and gaze into the Grand Canyon is to behold an awesome immensity of time. The serpentine Colorado River has relentlessly incised a 280-mile-long chasm that in some places stretches 18 miles wide and more than a mile deep. Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park will encounter an exhibit titled the Trail of Time, and learn that scientists believe the canyon is about 6 million years old — relatively young by geological standards.


Disneyland locked down after suspicious object found near entrance


Disneyland was locked down Saturday morning after a suspicious object was found near the entrance to the theme park, officials said.


Tripoli’s top tourist attraction: Gadhafi’s compound

Tripoli’s top tourist attraction: Gadhafi’s compound

They arrive by the carload day and night: Liberated Libyans coming to experience Tripoli's latest tourist attraction. It’s called Bab Al-Azizyia, but it is better known as Col. Moammar Gadhafi's compound. For most Libyans it was strictly off-limits during Gadhafi's 42-year reign of Libya – but not anymore.


Winds force suspension of Washington Monument work for today

Winds force suspension of Washington Monument work for today

As wind gusts continue to blow through the overcast Washington area, the National Park Service has announced it is suspending assessments of ...


Martin Luther King Jr. memorial opens in DC

Martin Luther King Jr. memorial opens in DC

Tourists and Washingtonians were about to get their first up-close look Monday at the memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


VIDEO: Iranian tourist attraction dries up

Isfahan river has been dry for the past three summers.


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