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Touring the NHL’s Cities

From Adrian Dater in Sports Illustrated, with some “tips for what to do and see wherever you may go”:

Detroit— Drive to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, about 20 minutes outside the city. I’m telling you, the place is amazing if you like history. The Wright Brothers’ original workshop is right there on the vast grounds. The rocking chair that Abraham Lincoln was shot in is right there in a little glass booth (you can still see the blood stains). Thomas Edison’s workshop is there. The limousine JFK rode in Dallas is there. The original Rosa Parks bus is there. Henry Ford didn’t mess around when it came to collecting. He just picked up entire houses and entire train lines and relocated them to the grounds. You’ll spend all day there.

Edmonton—Though I’m not a fan of malls generally, I would recommend a trip to the West Edmonton Mall. It’s HUUUGE. It’s got an indoor beach, a hockey rink and an amusement park as just part of the trillions of things to see there. A postgame hot roast beef sandwich at the Sherlock Holmes bar and grill downtown is recommended, and don’t forget to buy your 50-50 lottery tickets at the Oilers game.

Florida (Sunrise)— There’s nothing to do around here, and getting to the arena is a pain because of the byzantine roadways. So drive to Fort Lauderdale. It’s not too far away. Most of the visiting teams stay there for good reason.

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