Under Canvas Mount Rushmore: Combining pristine nature and luxury accommodations, the new Under Canvas Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota is situated among pine trees with views of the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Guests have luxury tents featuring in-tent bathrooms, showers, king size beds, sleeper sofas and resort-like luxuries including daily housekeeping. The site also feature an on-site restaurant that provides unique dining experience where glampers can experience leisurely breakfasts, expertly packed box lunches to go and pioneer inspired dinner options. For more information including trip at-a-glance itineraries visit https://www.undercanvas.com/camps/mount-rushmore, or call 406.551.9093.
The National Museum of African American Music will open its doors next year in downtown Nashville. The new attraction will be the only museum dedicated to preserving the legacy and celebrating the accomplishments of the many music genres created, influenced, or inspired by African Americans. Being built in Nashville, the Museum will share the story of the American Soundtrack, integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present. For more information, visit nmaam.org, or call 615.301.8724.
The opening of Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is now set for 2019, a date that seems within reach now that the organization has passed the $300 million mark in gifts from benefactors—the goal is $388 million—and will make the Academy Museum will be the world’s “premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies.” Located on Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum, will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. The venue’s two key structures include: the 1,000-seat state-of-the-art David Geffen Theater, which will host a range of performances, screenings, premieres, and events with the world’s leading filmmakers; and the six-story Saban Building, which will feature more than 50,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, a theatre, restaurant and a store. For the latest updates on the attraction, visit www.academymuseum.org, www.academymuseum.org.
The Museum of Ice Cream has a new location, its third, in San Francisco. Following an unprecedented demand in Los Angeles and New York City, Museum of Ice Cream opens its doors this September at the historic 1 Grant Avenue in the heart of the city. Museum of Ice Cream features ten thematically tailored, immersive installations produced entirely by its in-house design team. Interactive elements include a magical candy garden, psychedelic rainbow unicorns, a push pop installation, a cherry on top sky, the renowned Sprinkle Pool and new tastings, including an original Museum of Ice Cream flavor. The pricey attraction will have its curators presenting the best of California ice cream, and visitors will indulge in one “scoop of the week,” from a rotating cast of creameries. For more information, visit www.museumoficecream.com, or call 855.258.0719.