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50 Places to Drink Local Brews in 50 States

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 7th 2014 04:44 PM
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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holiday (yet), April 7 commemorates the day in 1933 when low-alcohol beer became legal as Prohibition was slowly repealed, according to the Los Angeles Times.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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Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, New York's Be Hotel, Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo Kinshasa: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 24th 2014 03:56 PM
Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City
Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City
The Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, New York City's Be Hotel and the Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo Kinshasa highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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Points of Interest: United States' Only Palace Vandalized, Bobsledder's Sochi Accommodation Woes Continue

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 11th 2014 09:18 AM

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Vandalism damaging Hawaii's Iolani Palace, the bobsledder who got stuck In his Sochi bathroom later getting stuck in an elevator and Yelpers pranking a homophobic restaurant owner with "best gay club" reviews are among today's points of interest.
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5 Real-Life Attractions Seen in 'August: Osage County'

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Jan 16th 2014 02:38 PM
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August: Osage County, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts -- both nominated for Oscars today for their roles in the film -- has had fans searching MapQuest for movie-related destinations. While Kansas and Missouri have Osage Counties, the movie was shot almost entirely on location in Osage County, Oklahoma, in the northeast part of the Sooner State. Here's a roundup of five real-life spots from the film.
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Tough Cookies Road Trip: Women's History in Texas and Oklahoma

by Sophia Dembling. Posted Oct 11th 2013 12:00 PM
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The highways of Texas and Oklahoma -- wide, straight and fast -- are great for road tripping. And the rural scenery -- vast, placid and 2/3 sky -- is good for the soul. Interstate 35 also connects three museums that pay respects to the tough cookies who helped settle the rugged Southwest: the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Museum of Women Pilots and the Pioneer Woman Museum.

You could do this 300-mile trip in a couple of days, but why rush? Each museum is full of fascinating stories of women who dared, and the road to reach them has myriad delightful digressions.

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