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Photo by: Chip Kalback
Where Stephen King dreamed up The Shining
The Stanley Hotel; Estes Park, Colorado: This 104-year-old resort is famous for spooking guests-among them, the author, whose 1974 stay ... more 
Photo by: Chip Kalback
Where Stephen King dreamed up The Shining
The Stanley Hotel; Estes Park, Colorado: This 104-year-old resort is famous for spooking guests-among them, the author, whose 1974 stay in Room 217 inspired his classic hotel horror story. The innkeepers embrace the haunt's past (employing a resident clairvoyant, Madame Vera), while delivering such luxe amenities as a spa and a whiskey bar serving Prohibition-era cocktails. (From $239 a night; stanleyhotel.com)

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Plan a pilgrimage to one of these destinations, each of which witnessed a landmark moment in American culture.



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