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NEW map featuring historic places around King County

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4Culture is pleased to announce the launch of its new Destination Heritage interactive map – a guide to historic attractions all around King County.  This map (project-managed by Brandi Link) features 60 one-of-a-kind sites on a Google-based map, with location/contact info, driving directions, brief history, and things to do in the vicinity.  Whether you’re a visitor to our area, or a local with guests coming to town, check out Destination Heritage to get past the same old touristy draws in Seattle, and discover lesser known gems in outlying areas.

From world-class attractions like the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, to best-kept secrets like the evocative Iron Goat Trail near Skykomish, or the very cool Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent, Destination Heritage has something something for everybody. Our award winning Destination Heritage program includes handsome themed brochures worth keeping, audio clips with extra tidbits for select sites, “in the vicinity” tips for exploring further, and now a new map to show you how to get there. Plan an exploratory outing today, from the comfort of your computer chair!

While online, also check out the first of a 3-part 4CTV documentary series on the Destination Heritage travel guides, which showcases the maritime groups at South Lake Union. In interviews, executive director Betsy Davis and founding director Dick Wagner of the Center for Wooden Boats relate the history of maritime in our region and tell how several organizations are working hard today to keep that history alive and relevant. Click here to view the 23 minute show.

Spring is officially here, which means the days are longer and the weather is… a bit nicer. So chose your favorite destination theme – maritime, agriculture, or industry – and get out there to see what our county has to offer!

Image: Screen shot of the new Destination Heritage online map © 2010, 4Culture.