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Camping 2.0: Campsites for the Tech-Minded

The United States has fantastic museums and attractions that reflect the country’s dedication to technological innovation. These attractions make great stops during vacations and road trips. We’ve highlighted some unique and interactive experiences to help you plan your next tech-savvy trip.

 

Discovery World Science + Technology Center (Milwaukee)


Discovery World is a massive 120,000 square foot facility that includes interactive exhibits, a Digital Theater, live theater shows, television and audio studios, and both fresh and salt water aquariums. Discovery World also features The Challenge, a replica of a Great Lakes Schooner that sailed in the 1800s.

 

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (Titusville, Florida)


Kennedy Space Center At the Kennedy Space Center visitors of all ages can play astronaut, conduct a virtual spacewalk, create sonic booms, glide down the re-entry slide, land an orbiter, and manipulate the robotic Canadarm. There is even a Shuttle Launch Experience simulation ride for those looking for a thrill.

 

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The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose)

Tech Museum Known as “The Tech,” the Tech Museum of Innovation is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The museum is full of hands-on and interactive exhibits providing learning opportunities to understand how various technologies affect everyday life. Experiences include an interactive cyber safety exhibit, a robotics lab, a 1,000 square foot Tech Test Zone and more.

 

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Gettysburg Battlefield "Podcast" Tours (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)

Gettysburg History and technology combine at this historic battle site. In partnership with Civil War Traveler, Gettysburg National Military Park has developed the first battlefield "podcast" tours. The 90-minute walking tours of battlefield landmarks can be downloaded ono iPods or mp3 devices.

 

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Roboworld at Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh)


Roboworld As the world’s largest permanent robotics exhibition, there are three distinct areas featuring robots sensing, thinking and acting that any techie will be thrilled to experience. Upon entering the center a life-sized RoboThespian named Andy greets guests. There are also interactive exhibits describing, replicating and demonstrating various concepts and technologies.

 

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