What tourist attractions or historical sites might the watsons have seen on their trip from flint, Michigan to Birmingham,Alabama?

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- Grand Rapids Art Museum - The Grand Rapids Art Museum collection includes over 5,000 works of art.Leading works in the collection include: Richard Diebenkorn, Ingleside, 1963, one of the artist's definitive early figurative paintings, prints by European Old Masters, German Expressionists, and American post -1945 artists, 20th century furniture and craft, and American paintings of the late 19th and early 20th century

- Pewabic­ Pottery - Pewabic Pottery was founded in 1903 by Mary Chase Perry Stratton and her partner, Horace Caulkins. The studio, operated by Stratton, continued until her death in 1961 and then few more years after that by her assistant. Today Pewabic Pottery operates the ceramics museum, gallery workshop and studio.

- Toledo Speedway - The ARCA Series has raced at Toledo Speedway since 1963, with its popularity strong in the 1970's. The track has received a 'facelift' in recent years, which has caused Toledo Speedway regain its famed notoriety of being one of the best short tracks in the country. It is a ½ mile semi banked oval, with a ¼ mile figure eight in the middle.

- Dayton Art Institute - Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions.

- Abraham Lincoln Statue - The statue of Abraham Lincoln in Cincinnati was created by George  l;Grey Barnard in 1917. It is regarded as Barnard's best work but was controversial at the time for its representation. Barnard had hoped to portray a less conventional image and show Lincoln more as a man of the people and consequently the statue revealed Lincoln in a slouched stance wearing common, if not

shabby, clothes.

- Sunsphere - A golden glass ball in downtown Knoxville, that was built as the signature structure for the 1982 World’s Fair. It is 266 feet tall and has 26 stories. The actual ball itself houses only five levels.

- International Towing and Recovery Museum - The history of tow trucks, complete with many exhibits; a Wall of the Fallen honors those who died in the line of duty.


- 16th Street Baptist Church - Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in this church in 1963. The girls are remembered with a shrine in the crypt where they


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