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Post: #21
RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
Doesn't surprise me that a bunch of right-wingers don't find the Civil Rights movement museum important.

And it is a travel destination spot. I traveled with my kids last year specifically so they could visit the museum. It was educational and it is very important part of our history.
01-01-2013 09:54 PM
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RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
And it doesn't surprise me that lefty commies are trying to put words in our mouths.

It is not in the top 6 hot places to travel in 2013.

Certainly not globally.

The only reason it made the list was due to the 50 year celebration going on & the Today Show wanted to place an emphasis on the equal rights movement.

Nothing wrong with mentioning it, however placing it in the top 6 hot places to travel is quite a stretch.

I never said the museum wasn't important.
01-01-2013 10:01 PM
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RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
But you said this:

(01-01-2013 06:44 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  They mentioned it because the political correctness side of it outweighs the factual side of it.

Apparently without having ever visited the museum.
01-01-2013 10:04 PM
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RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
Yep I did.

& I might have misspoke on the factual side part.

In my opinion, I believe it isn't a reason by itself to be considered a top 6 destination place globally.

Now, had they said top 6 historic places to visit in 2013, I would not have found any problems with it.

Saying it is one of 6 hot places to travel is a stretch, IMO.
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RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
(01-01-2013 10:08 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Yep I did.

& I might have misspoke on the factual side part.

In my opinion, I believe it isn't a reason by itself to be considered a top 6 destination place globally.

Now, had they said top 6 historic places to visit in 2013, I would not have found any problems with it.

Saying it is one of 6 hot places to travel is a stretch, IMO.

I agree with you and I've been to the museum. If it was such a tourist attraction then they wouldn't have to beg for more money from the city like they did last year.

Interesting museum, sure. Top 6 tourist attraction it is not.
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RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
& that was my point, not that it isn't a tourist attraction.

Should one day my kids go there for a field trip, I will be glad to attend.

I haven't been to the McWane Center, but my kids have, & I strongly object to the views of the CEO of the McWane company. I do work for a competitor, as a disclaimer.

& I'm sure it was a great learning experience for the Pittsburgh Panthers the first few times they came to town.
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RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
(01-01-2013 06:32 PM)dfarr Wrote:  When I think of cities I'd like to visit, Birmingham isn't in my list. To me there's just not enough worth traveling for. No pro sports teams. Not a big military history. Sure, there's the civil rights stuff, but not too sure how many people would come from afar to walk through a museum that's bankrupt. I just don't see a big tourist draw.

Does the fact that the museum has fallen under financial hardship take away from the experience that tourist have there?
01-02-2013 12:18 AM
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RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
If you are a motorcycle / classic car buff a trip to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is well worth the price of admission, so I'm told.
01-02-2013 12:30 AM
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RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
(01-01-2013 11:03 PM)dfarr Wrote:  
(01-01-2013 10:08 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Yep I did.

& I might have misspoke on the factual side part.

In my opinion, I believe it isn't a reason by itself to be considered a top 6 destination place globally.

Now, had they said top 6 historic places to visit in 2013, I would not have found any problems with it.

Saying it is one of 6 hot places to travel is a stretch, IMO.

I agree with you and I've been to the museum. If it was such a tourist attraction then they wouldn't have to beg for more money from the city like they did last year.

Interesting museum, sure. Top 6 tourist attraction it is not.


Because most of the museum's expenses paid through private donations and most groups attend the museum free of charge. The museum is free on Sundays and also on holidays such as MLK Day, Juneteenth, and etc. Would I consider it a top 6 spot yes! My grandparents and their siblings were apart of the movement and they lived though the civil rights era over in Birmingham, my parents witnessed it, my family had a direct impact on not only my family but the majority of black families in not only in Birmingham but all over the South, so it's a major destination for a lot of people. Can it be ran better as far as generating revenue? Yes!
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RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
(01-02-2013 12:30 AM)BlazerPhil Wrote:  If you are a motorcycle / classic car buff a trip to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is well worth the price of admission, so I'm told.

That whole area is nice. I would suggest everyone to check out the motorcycle and Indy races out there! Simply amazing!
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