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Recommended sights, I-10 corridor

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by MarcoPolo, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. MarcoPolo

    MarcoPolo

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    Will be making a Griswold-esque road trip to Port Canaveral to go on a Disney Cruise with the kids (13, 9, 5) week after next. As a mandatory "Dad" requirement, I make sure the kids see an interesting/historical site during each trip.

    Any recommendations on I-10 between Eastern Florida and Houston?
     
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    Cinic Spongy Member

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    Bourbon Street?
     

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    Glock Bob Snack Attack!!!

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    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    The causeway bridge in Louisiana is pretty cool.

    As you near Houston, you pass pretty close to the San Jacinto battleground, where Gen Sam Houston's forces defeated Gen Santa Anna's forces and helped to secure Texas's independence from Mexico. That flavor might be a little local for you though.

    The NASA facility in Houstom is a pretty interesting tour. Eric
     
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    Stay out of New Orleans.
     
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    Jeez, I thought you were asking about what sights to use on the I-10 corridor! My hair was standing up!:wow:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Good idea, unless you're armed..heh.
     
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    Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin AF Base, FL.
     
  10. MarcoPolo

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    We did San Jacinto as a weekend trip, very cool.

    Considering doing Kennedy Space Center in Florida, then they would get a better feel for Clear Lake. Hmm. Good idea.
     
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    This has potential! Good, half way point for us to stop for the night too.

    New Orleans is not going to happen. My two youngest thought it would be cool after seeing the latest Disney movie, but I detest that city. Not going to happen.
     
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    Kennedy Space Center was considered by quite a few of my family members (both adults and kids) to be a disappointment...and it is not cheap.
     
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    How about a Casino in Gulfport? You can contribute to our local economy with a little blackjack!
     
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    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

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    Battleship Park is cool. There is a sub tour now, too. There is also the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge with a planetarium next door.

    The touristy spots in New Orleans are safe to go in. All the bad press comes from the hood, just like any other city. Lots of great places to eat, and there is the Aquarium of the Americas and the Audobon Zoo. Both are pretty cool.

    Then you have the WW2 Museum. I have et to go, but I've heard it's a good place. Then whence you get to the other side of Mobile, you can hit up the Air Museum in Pensacola.

    Bourbon Street is always fun, too. I recommend you take the kiddos to the Barely Legal Club.
     
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    The battleship is AWESOME. It's very impressive and I believe there is a pretty good vintage aircraft exhibit there as well.

    I read what you said about New Orleans. However...DEA has a huge and very good exhibit occupying about the entire second floor of the Old Mint Building (Museum) on Esplanade Avenue at Decatur. It's any easy trip from the interstate (I-10). It's a traveling exhibit from the DEA Museum in Washington D.C. There may be some information on it online.

    Again, in New Orleans, but the National D-Day Museum is unbelieveable. There was a Pacific Theater portion added a while back. Just the D-Day section is a 4-5 hour affair, easily. You will leave exhausted.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Yeah, Memphis is a ****ing picnic, huh?
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Another vote for the National D-Day/WWII Museum. Its phenomenal, interactive, you'll learn something, the kids will learn something and you'll hope you get back there one day to see the rest.

    Its easy to get to. Family will be fine.

    I think the Florabama lounge is reopened too.

    Destin has a beautiful state park called Topsail.