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  • Graceland Too tours, MacLeod memorial to be Aug 12

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Holly Springs mansion that became a popular Elvis Presley museum will reopen to the public during Elvis Presley week with a memorial for owner Paul MacLeod. MacLeod was found dead Thursday on his front porch. He was 71. MacLeod's family, friends and...

  • Ga. national parks see 7 million visitors in 2013

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — National Park Service officials say more than 7 million people visited Georgia parks in 2013 and had an economic benefit of about $348 million. A National Park Service report says visitor spending supported nearly 5,100 jobs in Georgia in 2013. Georgia's national...

  • $530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process. The report released last week by the National Park Service also shows that the parks supported more than 7,600 jobs in 2013. The...

  • Snooty the manatee celebrates 66th birthday

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The manatee that's believed to be the oldest in captivity in the world is marking another birthday. Hundreds of people gathered at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton on Saturday to celebrate Snooty's 66th birthday. Experts say manatees in the wild are...

  • Democratic planners assessing Birmingham for 2016

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Already on the upswing with a revitalized downtown and a trendy feel, Birmingham is trying to land its biggest prize in years: The 2016 Democratic National Convention. And leaders of Alabama's struggling Democratic Party say they're barely involved in the...

  • Heart pounds, eyes close on tallest waterslide

    By Bill Draper The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered. And that was before I stepped foot in the raft. Two-thirds of the way up the circular stairs is a sign that says...

  • Map motifs represent the romance of travel

    By Patricia Sheridan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    With the rise of the GPS, the old-fashioned map has been reduced to an app. Yet nothing is as attractive to a die-hard traveler (other than a boarding pass) as the old blue-and-green classroom atlas or a nautical chart. Maps represent a respite from routine, the romance of the journey...

  • Study says national parks boost economy in West

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study. Wyoming saw $723.3 million in spending by visitors to parks and monuments run by the...

  • Nonprofit brings attention to 1st American capital

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The English settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, may be dubbed America's birthplace, but North America's first colonial capital was actually established four decades earlier — and 400 miles away — in South Carolina. A Beaufort-based nonprofit is working to...

  • Report: 1M visitors Oklahoma's national parks

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new report from the National Parks Service shows that more than 1 million people visited Oklahoma's national parks in 2013 and spent $17.2 million. Oklahoma has thee national parks: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Chickasaw National Recreation Area...

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