Monday, March 24, 2014

Museums at Champaign-Urbana

A metropolitan area in central Illinois, Champaign-Urbana is a very urban city located right in the middle of the corn and soybean fields south of Chicago. Famous for its museums, this city features one of the largest public universities in the United States, which is the main campus of University of Illinois.
With a blend of culture and urban amenities, this city is one to head toward for rental bus visitors when planning a trip to Illinois, especially with all the beautiful historical museums to visit.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Shedd Aquarium

For some family-fun time with the kids, book a charter bus and head on to Illinois where you can experience many fun places that the whole family can enjoy. One place to visit for some family bonding would be the Shedd Aquarium, located in Chicago, Illinois. This is an indoor public aquarium that houses more than 25,000 fish, with a capacity of 5 million gallons of water. Some of the 1500 species you will find at Shedd Aquarium are such like fishes, marine mammals, birds, snakes, insects and amphibians.
Opened since 1930, the Shedd Aquarium features several permanent exhibits. These fascinating exhibits are:
  • Waters of the World: The oldest gallery at the aquarium houses species such as mantella frogs, seahorses, Grand Cayman blue iguanas, giant octopus, River otter, sea stars and more. 
  • Caribbean Reef: Most prominent part of this exhibit is the diver interacting with the animals in this exhibit while talking to visitors. Features a circular tank to enable mini bus visitors to walk around the exhibit for easy viewing.
  • Amazon Rising: A recreation of Amazon River with flooded forests and surrounding jungle. This exhibit houses 250 different species such as spiders, anacondas, caimans and pirahnas. 
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