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A look at events and attractions surrounding Super Bowl LI

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston is the nation's fourth largest city, a sprawling metropolis larger than some small states. But the good news for those visiting for Super Bowl LI is that most of the events surrounding the game will be concentrated downtown, making it easy to visit a number of attractions....

Gottlieb Native Garden: a Southern California oasis
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Spread out along a hillside near the Beverly Hills Hotel, Susan Gottlieb's baseball-field-size home garden - dubbed the Gottlieb Native Garden - boasts more than 100 species of native plants and brims with wildlife activity....

Apostle Islands ice caves inaccessible to visitors
CORNUCOPIA, Wis. (AP) -- The National Park Service says it's still too dangerous to explore the Apostle Islands ice caves off the Wisconsin shore of Lake Superior....

Japanese woman testifies man attacked her at Niagara Falls
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- A Japanese tourist who became lost during a visit to Niagara Falls State Park has testified that she was robbed and sexually assaulted by a man who offered her directions....

Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley railroad logs its highest ridership
PENINSULA, Ohio (AP) -- The nonprofit scenic railroad in Ohio's Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Valley National Park says it logged about 214,000 passengers last year, reaching the highest ridership in its 44-year history....

Security center in New Jersey for Liberty State Park closed
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The security screening center in New Jersey that checks visitors for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is closed because of structural concerns....

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