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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Lucy the Elephant: 132 and Still Gorgeous

Lucy the Elephant: 132 and Still Gorgeous

Lucy the Margate Elephant just happens to be the largest (fake) elephant in the world. Read »

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Freedom Park: Adventure on a New Level

Freedom Park: Adventure on a New Level

Freedom Park in Williamsburg, Va., features 20 miles of biking trails, a botanical garden and a zipline adventure park. Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Pretzels at the Julius Sturgis Factory

DIY Pretzels at the Julius Sturgis Factory

At Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory, you can make your very own pretzels and take a tour of the original factory, which dates back to 1861. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Half-Mile Under Ground at the Tour-Ed Mine

A  Half-Mile Under Ground at the Tour-Ed Mine

Travel a half-mile below the Earth's surface by way of a coal car at the Tour-Ed Mine and Museum just outside of Pittsburgh. Read »

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Look Inside James Madison's Montpelier

If you've never been to Montpelier, click through for an inside look at the... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Explore the Soggy Life: Cranesville Preserve

Explore the Soggy Life: Cranesville Preserve

Take a trip along the boardwalk, the Cranesville Preserve boardwalk as you witness some of mother natures most beautiful designs. Read »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Seen at the 88th Virginia Gold Cup

The Virginia Gold Cup may be one of the most popular spring events in the region.... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:53 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: The Winery at La Grange

Wine Wednesday: The Winery at La Grange

The Winery at La Grange calls its home a three-story, 18th-century manor. So does the Benoni ghost that makes appearances. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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By Associated Press

C&O Canal Lockhouse Rental Program May Expand

C&O Canal Lockhouse Rental Program May Expand

The National Park Service is considering expanding an overnight lodging program in the C&O National Historical Park. Read »

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Women of War Film Fest

Women of War Film Fest

The Virginia War Museum in Newport News pays homage to the brave women of war with a month-long film festival. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.