Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Canton, Ohio: McKinley Memorial and Gravesite

The McKinley Memorial makes quite an entrance.

Visitors drive up the mall-like setting, with a giant hill topped by a dome staring at them after turning the corner. After climbing the 60 or so steps to get to the top, they can enter the building that's the final resting place for William McKinley and his wife, Ida. Some of his words are carved into the dome.

It's a very impressive complex. The view from the top of the stairs is shown. No word on how many visitors from Buffalo drop by to apologize for that last trip there in 1901. Usually we treat our visitors better.

A museum and gallery is located in the same complex, right at the bottom of the hill. The memorial, though is the star.

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