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PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits Mackinac Island — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo recently traveled to Mackinac Island, Michigan. It is an island and resort area, covering 3.8 square miles in land area, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. In the late 19th century, Mackinac Island became a popular tourist attraction and summer colony. Much of the island has undergone extensive historical preservation and restoration; as a result, the entire island is listed as a NationalRead More


PHOTOS: AmericaJR Checks Into The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria Rzucidlo recently stayed at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Third-generation, family-owned by the Musser family, Grand Hotel is rich in history, a place where time moves at the pace of horse-drawn carriages and bicycles. Here, meals are an event and traditions such as Afternoon Tea in the Parlor and nightly dancing remain a noteworthy part of the guest experience. Take a step away from it all and unwind in the warm hospitality that has been charming guests since 1887. Grand Hotel is recognized as Travel +Read More


PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits Mackinac Island, Michigan

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo recently traveled to Mackinac Island, Michigan. It is an island and resort area, covering 3.8 square miles in land area, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. In the late 19th century, Mackinac Island became a popular tourist attraction and summer colony. Much of the island has undergone extensive historical preservation and restoration; as a result, the entire island is listed as a NationalRead More


PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits Downtown Chicago “The Second City”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo and Cory Martin recently visited downtown Chicago also known as “The Second City.” Positioned along Lake Michigan, the city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago’s culture includes the visual arts, novels, film, theater, especially improvisational comedy, and music, particularly jazz, blues, soul, hip hop, gospel and house music.


PHOTOS: A Tour of the Money Museum @ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo and Cory Martin visited the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Museum during their recent visit to Chicago. The Bank’s Money Museum is free and open to the public year-round from 8:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, except on Bank holidays. A presentation lasting roughly 45 minutes is available at 1pm on Monday through Friday, or by appointment. You can also visit the Money Museum on your own at any time during open hours. The museum includes a free kiosk, which takes your picture in front ofRead More


PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits Downtown St. Louis, Missouri

TweetThe AmericaJR Web Team visited downtown St. Louis, Missouri during their recent Road Trip Across America. St. Louis is an independent cityin the U.S. state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, on the border with Illinois. St. Louis has 2 professional sports teams: the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. The city is commonly identified with the 630-foot (192 m) tall Gateway Arch in Downtown St. Louis.


PHOTOS: AmericaJR Tours Downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

TweetThe AmericaJR Web Team visited Oklahoma City during their recent road trip across America. The city was the scene of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in which 168 people died. It was the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United States until the attacks of September 11, 2001, and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. Oklahoma City is home to several professional sports teams, including the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Chesapeake Energy ArenaRead More


PHOTOS: Exploring America’s Automotive History at the Henry Ford Museum

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Henry Ford Museum began as Henry Ford’s personal collection of historic objects, which he began collecting as far back as 1906. Today, the 12 acre (49,000 m²) site is primarily a collection of antique machinery, pop culture items, automobiles, locomotives, aircraft, and other items: A working fragment of the original Holiday Inn “Great Sign”, A Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 2-6-6-6 “Allegheny”-class steam locomotive built by Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio and an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, among manyRead More


PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits Albuquerque, New Mexico

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The high-altitude city serves as the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city, north to south. Albuquerque is also the home of the International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the globe. The event takes place during the first week of October.


PHOTOS: A Tour of “America’s Motor City” at the Detroit Historical Museum