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William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenongs. 92 ceramic kiln-fired clay sculptures of Aboriginal figures and animals discreetly set among rocks, fern trees and mountain ash trees merge with the natural surroundings. The sculptures are an expression of Rickett's philosophy - that all people need to act as custodians of the natural environment in the same way as Aborigines, the inspiration for much of his work.

Hike through BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge, #Louisiana. #GoBR http://redstickblog.visitbatonrouge.com/2014/07/what-to-do-in-baton-rouge-brec-parks.html

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25 must-take day trips from New Orleans

Do you really need to get away for a bit, but just don't have the time or the cash to take an all-out vacation? How about taking a day trip or two? Here are 25 destinations that are within a three-hour drive of New Orleans. Whether you're looking to soak up a little bit of history or a little bit of sun, or whether you're looking to dig into a set of live music of a plate of awesome food, this list has you covered. It takes short-distance travelers to places as varied as safari parks and…