Posts Tagged Leisure travel

Amusement park won’t rename coaster ‘King James’

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar.

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The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota

In this undated photo, the statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are shown at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt and two more Roosevelts who occupied the White House, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his first lady, Eleanor, are the subjects of a new Ken Burns documentary for public television, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” (AP Photo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns’ new documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin’s wife Eleanor — is bound to stir interest in some of the places connected to them. Here’s a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota.

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Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

This  Sept. 8, 2014 photo provided by the Green-Wood Historic Fund shows a fire engine from an amusment park ride built by William Mangels in an exhibit of his creations at the the Green-Wood Cemetery, where he is buried, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mangels, who was passionate about amusement parks, built carousels, shooting ranges and other rides for Coney Island and other parks during the first quarter of the 20th century. (AP Photo/Green-Wood Historic Fund, Art Presson)

NEW YORK (AP) — Coney Island’s historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today.

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Brooklyn show looks at mystique of ‘killer heels’

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 8 about a museum exhibition on high heels, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the Toronto institution that loaned pieces for the exhibit. It is the Bata Shoe Museum, not the Bata House Museum.

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