You may be thinking that Zoo Atlanta is just like any other zoo in the country. However, you probably did not know that is was one of the very first U.S. zoos. Also, it has been opened and kept open the longest out of any other zoo as well. This zoo dates all the way back to 1889 and has continued to operate since it opened. Another thing that separates Zoo Atlanta from all but four other zoos in the country is, they have giant pandas and the most ape specie exhibits. In all, there are well over 200 different animal species at the zoo. So, when you plan a trip here, you can expect to see anywhere from 1,000 or more animals on a single visit.
Waterfalls, Grizzly bears, wolves, forests, and Old Faithful are the first thing people think of when they hear the name Yellowstone National Park. Still considered to be a country’s first ever national park, Yellowstone spans three states: Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. It is actually a federal law dating back to 1872 and President Ulysses S. Grant. Yellowstone has multitudes of visitors and boasts one of the world’s largest camping destinations, with more than 20,000 spots. Travelers come to see the park’s magnificent near pristine beauty. Also, nature enthusiasts are drawn here for a glimpse back in time to see wild buffalo and the other free roaming wildlife. This is true of photographers as well. There is a wealth of photo opts throughout the park, from the buildings to the scenery.
The X-Fest Music Festival is a traveling festival put on and sponsored by the Clear Channel Communications Corporation to promote their radio stations. The music is always loud and full of rock and roll and heavy metal fans. The festival makes stops in cities all across the United States from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Arizona to California. The first X-Fest was held in the Indianapolis, Indiana area in Noblesville back I 1995. The turnout was so great that Clear Channel decided to do it again the following year and to add a location. Each year a new city was added and the festival become more and more over the top. Today the X-Fest is still going strong.