The Kentucky Derby, the Daytona 500, the Tour de France; surely none of them are as delicious as the annual Bar Harbor Fourth of July Lobster Races. You can read about them but it's not the same as being there and seeing it in person.
H.G. Wells has been known for his hatred of Jules Verne, but perhaps even he would admit that a steam punk amusement park, based on Verne's writings, is an entertaining idea. Or at least that a steam punk amusement park based on Verne's writing is completely appropriate for other, less flattering, reasons.
Les Machines de l’île is a 333 acre amusement park in Nantes, Verne's hometown. If you like steam punk, love to indulge your steam punk-loving kids, and find Paris too nice for the likes of you but want to spend a fortune in France anyway, then this is definitely worth checking out.
You're on your own figuring out how to watch while your parents are glaring at you across the dinner table when your behavior prompts grandmom to tell stories of the olden days when tv was watched on tv. Thanks a lot.
Six movies, 12 hours hosted by Joel Hodgson, with new introductions by Mr. Hodgson.