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50 Places to Drink Local Brews in 50 States

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 7th 2014 04:44 PM
Vine Street Pub
Vine Street Pub
A belated happy National Beer Day to you! While not an official holiday (yet), April 7 commemorates the day in 1933 when low-alcohol beer became legal as Prohibition was slowly repealed, according to the Los Angeles Times.

While National Beer Day 2104 has passed, we recognize the eternal importance of being able to enjoy beer in a manner more dignified than reaching into your fridge and cracking open a Keystone Light tall boy (not judging -- we've all been there). So Aol Travel and our colleagues at MapQuest compiled this list of a special spots to drink a great local beer in each state (and Washington, DC because we have offices in the area and insight into where to drink nearby).
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'Bridges of Madison County' Musical: Iowa Setting Obeys Broadway's Expectations

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Feb 20th 2014 10:15 AM
Bridges of Madison County, musical
Bridges of Madison County musicalThe Bridges of Madison County musical brings Iowa to Broadway.
As The Bridges of Madison County musical opens today on Broadway, sales of the book by Robert James Waller are expected to resurge. Rentals of the 1995 movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep also should get a bump.

But better than the book, the movie and the musical combined is a visit to the real Madison County and those beautiful and very real covered bridges.
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More U.S. Regional Foods You Might Not Know About

by Rebecca Dolan. Posted Feb 8th 2011 09:20 AM
U.S. regional foods

cote, flickr

Now that we've got you drooling over Polish boys and thirsty for coffee milk, we're back with even more U.S. regional food specialties. From the molten cheese laden horseshoe sandwich to Spam rolls, you'll surely want to check out these unique eats during your travels.
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World's Wildest Water Park Rides

by Gary McKechnie. Posted Aug 6th 2010 02:42 PM

Summit Plummet; Disney

When most of us were kids, a waterpark consisted of a front yard, a garden hose, and a rainbow sprinkler. Today, from Denver to Dubai, waterparks are increasing the value of their liquid assets by introducing rides that are higher, faster, and more creative than anything you've ever experienced.
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America's Famous Hometowns

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Sep 7th 2009 05:32 PM

Dennis MacDonald / Alamy

What could be more American than a world-famous celebrity? This holiday season, why not take a break to visit the town where one of your idols grew up? In some cases, devoted fans can even stand in the exact spot where their heroes came into the world.
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