| Jul 15, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — When asked to guess the most popular tourist attraction in Missouri, even non-Midwesterners probably could make some educated guesses.
Mark Twain's home along the mighty Mississippi in Hannibal.
The Gateway Arch, downriver in...
| Aug 24, 2011
With new findings on emerging contaminants, lead and hexavalent chromium in local tap water, it's natural for Chicago-area residents to wonder if they should be filtering the water they drink.
And, if so, what filter should they use?
| Sep 23, 2010
Thrifty shoppers have questions. Answer Angel has ... you guessed it.
Dear Answer Angel: I know this is going to sound strange, but here goes. I keep reading all the time about bedbugs, how nasty they are and how you can carry them home from almost any...
| Mar 20, 2011
Barreling across the desert toward Palm Springs, I measured my progress on Interstate 10 by the unsightly roadside landmarks I passed: a sprawl of outlet malls, a pair of larger-than-life concrete dinosaurs, brigades of windmills marching through the...
| May 29, 2011
| 5:00 AM
For the first time in more than four decades, a new Shamu show premiered Saturday at SeaWorld San Diego without animal trainers performing stunts in the water with the marine park's iconic killer whales.
Photos: "One Ocean" killer whale show at Sea World...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 11:48 AM
SeaWorld marine parks will launch a new killer-whale show in spring 2011 as it attempts to move beyond the death of an animal trainer that forced a complete reworking of the current Shamu show.
The as-yet-unnamed Shamu show, according to the Orlando...
| Nov 16, 2010
| 3:23 PM
The Los Angeles Times Funland blog covers news, trends, issues and changes at major amusement and theme parks as well as the latest information on new rides, attractions, shows, parades and Halloween events.
Funland categories: Theme Parks |...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 4:57 PM
As the calendar closes in on Thanksgiving, California theme parks are already setting the table for the Christmas season.
Holiday fun in the form of Halloween, Christmas and New Year's helps fill the parks during the off-season once the spring break...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 5:31 AM
There's a lot more than pixie dust swirling through the air at the Disneyland resort as construction crews, excavators and towering cranes work on several new theme-park rides set to debut this summer and beyond.
The tandem Anaheim theme parks haven't...
| May 9, 2011
| 5:15 AM
SeaWorld San Diego is set to launch a new killer whale show May 27 following the death last year of an animal trainer in Orlando, Fla., that forced a complete reworking of the marine park's signature Shamu attraction.
Photos: 'One Ocean' killer whale...
| Jan 17, 2011
So you've decided to put in a garden. Planning is more than choosing which flowers or vegetables you want. A successful garden needs careful consideration. That starts with the most basic question: What are you trying to do?
"Assess your needs and...