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Fun Fact #12

New Haven, Connecticut, home to Yale University, could also be called the "city of gardens." It has some 70 gardens planted by residents and community groups.

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Sweet tea and peaches, old-time Southern hospitality, and some of South's best attractions. Take a drive on Historic Route 1 and you'll find that Georgia will be on your mind long after you return home.

Traverse the rugged landscape of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The size of roughly 300,000 football fields, the refuge teems with alligators, rare birds, and hundreds of other animal species. Travel by foot, bicycle, or canoe through the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, home to fishing and wildlife watching. Come to the National Science Center’s Fort Discovery to see the giant Tesla Coil, which creates a loud indoor lightning storm. Discover the secrets of Sapelo Island. Learn about when the pirate Blackbeard prowled its waters, tour the African-American community of Hog Hammock, and listen to the pleasant tones of the native Geechee-speak.

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