Wired‘s List of 100 Geeky Places

geek dadDream of traveling through time? the human body? space? Then there are places for you to go and live that dream.

I give you Doug Cornelius’s list of “100 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids This Summer.”

The list is mostly museums, science centers and aquariums, but there are some other things thrown in for good measure, including:

5. # Atomium – Brussels. The Belgium response to the Eiffel Tower at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958 is a tower in the shape of an iron crystal.

16. Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia. “That the future may learn from the past.”

21. Crayola Factory – Easton, Pennsylvania. You’ll be immersed in color and creativity.

24. Dragon*Con – Atlanta, Georgia, September 4 – 7. It’s the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US.

41. LEGOLand – San Diego, London, Denmark and Germany. Thrilling rides, shows and attractions, all themed around LEGO.

44. Mammoth Caves – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Spend the day underground.

68. Parc Asterix – France. The second biggest theme park in France (after EuroDisney) and just 30 km north of Paris

74. RideMakerZ – Multiple retail locations. Build your own customized model car or truck.

85. Six Flags – Various locations. A theme park with Superman and Batman rides.

86. Skara Brae and Maeshowe – Orkney, UK. Europe’s most complete Neolithic village and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

92. StoryLand – Glen, New Hampshire. A great amusement park for younger geeklets with all the rides themed around children’s stories.

100. Your local library – There are always great adventures in those book stacks.

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About the author

As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.