Online Map Guides You On an Epic Tour of Nearly 50,000 U.S. Historic Sites

If you ever wanted to visit every interesting historical site in the U.S., a map created by University of Waterloo professor William Cook and his team of researchers, will guide you on a tour to each one using the mathematically shortest route possible.

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It uses Google Maps to figure out the shortest route to see every single site listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It may take you a while to visit each site, however. The shortest possible route covers 217,605 miles—or somewhere between eight and nine laps around the equator.

Check it out at http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/tsp/us/tour.html.

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Link produces error 404-file not found….

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Doesn’t contain all sites on the National Historic Register. There are many in Indianapolis that are missing. Nothing in the Irvington area.

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