• 6 rescued from roller coaster after outage left them stuck

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — Six people, including three children, had to be rescued from a roller coaster in Ohio after a power outage left them stuck. The riders were on the Pepsi Python coaster at in Anderson Township's Coney Island Amusement Park on Sunday when the power went...

  • List: Top 10 attractions for visitors to see around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    You will never know how much cool stuff there is to do and see in the Pikes Peak region until you’re asked to list just 10 of them. To assist out out-of-town visitors in deciding what to visit while here, here's a list of favorites:

  • Music museum to offer free admission to military personnel

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — The National Music Museum in Vermillion is offering free admission this summer to active duty military personnel and their families. The Blue Star Museum program is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Nationwide, more than 2,000 museums are...

  • Railroad museum looking to pass on Hermiston's legacy

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Behind a chain link fence, between a 1913 dining car and a 1912 passenger coach full of railroad memorabilia, a faded wooden sign reading "West Maxwell" can be seen from Hodge Park in Hermiston. The sign is one of the last reminders of a time long past, when the...

  • Carowinds to close wooden Thunder Road roller coaster

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carowinds says it will close the Thunder Road wooden roller coaster on July 26. The amusement park near Charlotte says it will tear down the ride as part of a $50 million renovation plan. The roller coaster goes through both North Carolina and South Carolina...

  • Gazette travel: Washington D.C. an ideal place to take teens during summer

    By Joanna Bean joanna.bean@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    he nation's capital is overrun with strollers in summer. Families with young children navigate the Metro platforms, wind their way through Smithsonian museums and, laden with drinks and snacks, work their way along the National Mall. But Washington, D.C., is arguably a better...

  • Go for the food: Santa Fe, N.M.

    By JERI CLAUSING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Harry's Roadhouse, Sante Fe There is no shortage of good food in this northern New Mexico town, where the many casual and gourmet takes on the state's trademark chile dishes are almost as big a draw as the city's art galleries and festivals. The question typically is not where to go,...

  • Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

    Yesterday

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town — the first such...

  • Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture closer to reality

    Yesterday

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — State historians will finally have a space to display some of the 100,000 artifacts they've collected to help tell the story of Oklahoma's contributions to popular culture. In the six years since the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture has been a concept, it's been...

  • Hotel tax hike sought for sports complex near Cedar Point

    Yesterday

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Backers who want to build a youth sports complex near Cedar Point amusement park are asking Ohio lawmakers to let them increase a countywide hotel tax Erie County leaders say increasing the hotel tax by 1 percent would raise $17 million and pay for much of the...

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