The visitor center, which opened in 2008, houses an extensive museum about the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War, and a Cyclorama that dramatically depicts Pickett's Charge.
Tourists visit monuments atop a ridge held by Union troops, above the field where Pickett's Charge took place. The pivotal Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1-3, 1863.
Thousands of visitors are expected in town for the 10 days of events marking the 150th anniversary of the historic battle.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The commemoration of this year's 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.
Traveling with a toddler - or any-age kiddo - may be challenging, but it's definitely doable. As summer approaches, it's time to think about possible vacation destinations and how you plan to arrive there, relaxed and with happy children in tow.
Guests at SeaWorld Orlando encounter the star attractions - and freezing temperatures - at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. With a ride, restaurants and about 250 penguins, it's the largest expansion in the park's history.
"Madagascar Live!," inspired by the animated movie, is one of two new attractions at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla.
ORLANDO, Fla - If there's ever been a summer to visit a theme park - or two, or three - this is it.
If you're visiting Mexico over the holiday weekend, remember there are restrictions on the types of food you can take into the country. Unless it comes in a can or is fresh from the ocean it's probably banned from crossing.
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Mount Rushmore National Memorial may be the most famous landmark in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but it's not the only one.
This view of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved into Mount Rushmore is from Iron Mountain Road-Highway 16A. There is no entry fee at the park, but parking is $11.
Deadwood's Midnight Star Gaming Emporium, owned by actor Kevin Costner, was established during the 1870s Black Hills gold rush, and it'll still be happy to take your money.
Robert Hancock, senior curator for the Museum of the Confederacy, holds a sword carried by Confederate Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead.
RICHMOND, Va. - Among the swords, the wrenching letters home and the haunting photographs in the Museum of the Confederacy's new exhibit on Gettysburg, few artifacts embody the ferocious battle more than the eight battle flags recovered from the bloodied fields where Pickett's Charge was fought.
Q: My fiancée and I are planning our wedding in Jamaica this summer and are using a travel agent to book our guests and us. We're also using the travel agent for our honeymoon at a different resort on the island. We will be in Jamaica for two weeks. There are about 40 people booked at this t…
Fishmongers throwing salmon around always get tourists' attention at Pike Place Market. But you can peruse the bounty of flowers, chocolates, fish, fruit and much more.
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks separate the salty Puget Sound from Lake Union and Lake Washington using a system of water elevators. This engineering marvel opened in 1917.
The 534-acre Discovery Park is the largest park in Seattle and offers some of the most stunning views within city limits. This lighthouse is the focal point for the sandy beach that snakes around the park.
SEATTLE - It's not something that people in Seattle like to broadcast too much, but the Emerald City gets plenty of sunshine.
The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology in Albuquerque, N.M. is planning an exhibit this summer on curanderismo and will invite healers from Latin America to give talks and demonstrations, such as burning copal (shown), on a traditional healing field.