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JAN 2017

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W W W . T R A V E L S O U T H U S A . C O M 71 locations in the United States. Herons, cranes, storks and rose- ate spoonbills are just a few of the feathered friends that visitors can hope to meet. During the boat tour, visitors are treated to a narrated overview of the area's unique ecosystem and history as they drift past fl ow- ering lily pads, nesting birds and the occasional alligator hiding in the reeds. Though the water may seem deserted at fi rst, make no mistake, the smallest disturbance can bring alligators to the surface in the blink of an eye. Visitors are encouraged to leave as early as possible, since birds and other wildlife tend to come out during the morning. Boats can accommodate up to eight passengers at a time. WWW.GROSSESAVANNE- ECOTOURS.COM HORSEBACK WATERFALL T OURS Pickens, South Carolina There are few scenes as serene and awe inspiring as a surging waterfall. For almost fi ve years, Rhett Leonard has been leading groups on a two- to three- hour horseback tour through the Land of the Waterfalls in South Carolina, a region with more than 250 waterfalls. Leonard began or- ganizing the trips because of his deep passion for horses as well as the surrounding waterfall coun- try, and he enjoys sharing the unique experience with others. Just past Table Rock Moun- tain, groups arrive at Leonard's horse ranch, where he pairs each person with one of his Tennes- see walking horses, then loads the horses into a trailer. After GROSSE SAVANNE ECO-TOURS Cour tesy Lake Charles/SWLA CVB Group Rates Available. FOLLOW IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS 945 MAGAZINE STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA | 877.813.3329 x 222 | NATIONALWW2MUSEUM.ORG It should have been impossible. Crossing the world's widest ocean to answer an attack made by a powerful adversary. Through hostile terrain and untold suffering, millions of Americans pushed past impossible to win the Pacific war. Follow in their footsteps on The Road to Tokyo, a new immersive experience at the The National WWII Museum. #1 Attraction in New Orleans #4 Museum in the United States #11 Museum in the World

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