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bonanzaville-in-fargo-nd * Bonanzaville (named after the Bonanza farms of the late 19th century) is a museum with preserved buildings brought to the site, antique airplanes, fire engines, automobiles, and much more. It is located off Exit 343 on I-94 near the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, ND.

There are over 400,000 artifacts in The Cass County Historical Society's collection at Bonanzaville.  Many of them are on display in the Main Museum and throughout the village.  This page includes a description of the collections staff, information about donating artifacts, artifact control, and artifact preservation.

Bonanzaville Cass Co. Historical Society 1351 Main Avenue West West Fargo, North Dakota 58078 701-282-2822


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museum-of-the-cherokee-in-pigeon-forge-tn * The Museum of the Cherokee Indian has just installed a completely new exhibit that combines computer generated imagery, 
special effects,and audio with an extensive artifact collection. This $3.5 million dollar project tells the story 
of the Cherokee and their ancestors from twelve thousand years ago through the present. Learn who the Cherokee are 
and why they are still here.

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian opened in 1948 and moved to its present facility in 1976. Its exhibit was totally 
renovated in 1998, when a new 12,000 square foot exhibit was installed.

From the west (Knoxville), if traveling on Interstate 40, take I-40 east to exit 20 (Maggie Valley exit) and travel 
five miles to the traffic light.  Turn right on Hwy. 19 and travel through Maggie Valley and across Soco Mountain   
app. 25 miles to the town of Cherokee.Continue to the intersection of Hwy. 19 and Hwy. 441 north and turn right  
on Hwy. 441 north. Proceed .6 mile to the next traffic light(intersection of Hwy. 441 & Tsali Boulevard).

Turn left and the museum will be on your left at 589 Tsali Boulevard. 828.497.3481


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stone-mountain * Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a wide variety of fun family activities and things to do in the Atlanta, Georgia area. 
Take a skyride to the top of Stone Mountain and get an up-close look at the Stone Mountain Carving; take a scenic train ride around the mountain; or enjoy a paddlewheel riverboat cruise on Stone Mountain Lake. 
End your day at the world's largest laser light show featuring a fantastic fireworks finale!

See and hear the story behind Stone Mountain and view true-to-scale elements from the world's largest relief carving. Learn about the myths and legends of the mountain from the 19th century. See proposed designs and scaled models for the Confederate Memorial plus a film about the men who carved the mountain. 

From Downtown Atlanta (via I-20) Take I-20 East to I-285 North. Once on I-285 North, take Exit 39B, the U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel 7.7 miles and take exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. Follow the exit ramp to the East Gate entrance of Stone Mountain Park.

U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8  Stone Mountain, GA 30087 800-401-2407


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museum-of-patriotism-in-atlanta * The National Museum of Patriotism is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the history of patriotism. The Museum is a research center for exploring the development of patriotism through educational displays and exhibits. 

America Room Theater,Symbols of America,The Immigrant Experience,United We Stand,Sweetheart Jewelry & Collectibles,Hall of Patriots,U.S. Military,Liberty Bell,USO,Project Video Connect,Olympic Experience,One America,General Davis Memorial,Strength from Challenge (film)

1405 Spring Street Atlanta GA 30309 877-276-1692


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chattanooga-choo-choo-rr-museum * Built by the members of the Chattanooga Area Model Railroad Club, this is a working display that consists of Chattanooga's Terminal and Union Stations. It is one of the world's largest working HO gauge model railroads. Enter a miniature world portraying, in FACT and FANCY, Chattanooga and the Cumberland Mountain Country. Over 33,000 man-hours have been spent to make the layout what it is today, with a value of over $500,000.00. It is 174' long and 33' at is widest point, with 320 structures, over 3000 feet of track, 150 switches, 120 locomotives of all types, 1000 freight cars, 80 passenger cars, 3 major yards, 2 small yards, and 4 passenger stations... this model ranks as one of, if not the largest, model railroad exhibit in the world open to the public.

The Choo Choo combines history and fun in a delightful blend that appeals to visitors of all ages. We have just what you need to make this your home away from home. Experience our train cars that you can sleep in, the array of restaurants and shopping, the appealing swimming pools, one of the world's largest working HO gauge model railroads, the authentic New Orleans trolley, the beautifully landscaped gardens, and our fascination with restoring the history of a bygone era. Come and encounter the wonder of the Chattanooga Choo Choo!

Chattanooga Choo-Choo Holiday Inn 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 (423) 266-5000


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andrew-jackson-home-in-nashville * The Hermitage mansion has been meticulously restored to its 1837 appearance and today looks much as it did when Andrew Jackson returned to it after finishing his second term as President. After the home was damaged by fire in 1834, Jackson had it remodeled in the Greek Revival style. Today, six wallpapers installed after the fire still hang on the walls and the majority of the furniture in the home was purchased by the Jackson family to replace pieces damaged in the fire. Personal objects, like Jackson’s swords and books, also adorn the home along with the Jackson family’s collection of portraits.

The Hermitage is located 12 miles east of downtown Nashville and is accessible from Interstate 40, exit 221A (The Hermitage exit). From I-65 North the Hermitage is accessible from exit 92, (Old Hickory Boulevard South exit).

Home of President Andrew Jackson 4580 Rachel’s Lane Nashville, TN 37076 Phone 615-889-2941


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tennessee-state-museum-in-nashville * Tennessee State Museum is a large museum in Nashville depicting the history of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Starting from pre-colonization and going all the way to the 
 20th century, the museum describes the American Civil War, the Frontier, and the Age of Jackson. The museum includes an area of more than 60,000 square feet of permanent 
 exhibits and a hall with changing exhibitions covering 10,000 feet. The total ground area of the museum is 120,000 feet spread over three floors.
The museum is situated in the James K. Polk building in downtown Nashville. The museum's collection of uniforms, weapons, and battle flags from the Civil War is one of the 
 largest in the nation.[1]
The museum also has a military museum describing the country's military conflicts. This exhibition goes from the early battles of the Spanish-American War all the way to 
 World War II. The museum features a museum store offering hand-made crafts, jewelry, and Tennessee memorabilia.

More than 6,000 artifacts and rotating art and history exhibits trace the state's history from the days of Native American settlement through the Civil War and into the 20th century.

From the west (Knoxville), if traveling on Interstate 40, take I-40 east to exit 20 (Maggie Valley exit) and travel five miles to the traffic light.  
 Turn right on Hwy. 19 and travel through Maggie Valley and across Soco Mountain app. 25 miles to the town of Cherokee.  
 Continue to the intersection of Hwy. 19 and Hwy. 441 north and turn right on Hwy. 441 north.  Proceed .6 mile to the next traffic light (intersection of Hwy. 441 & Tsali Boulevard).

505 DEADERICK STREET • NASHVILLE TN 37243 • 615-741-2692 • TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324


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