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Thursday Travel Ticker: Free museum visits

September 22, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
  • Admission to the California Science Center will be free Saturday with a ticket you can download from the web. Museums around the nation are participating.
Admission to the California Science Center will be free Saturday with a… (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles…)

The California Science Center and the Grammy are among the Los Angeles museums allowing free admission Saturday. For a nationwide list of participating museums, click here. To download the required free ticket, click here . . . . President Obama's Martha’s Vineyard vacation home is for sale. Sotheby’s reports there’s a $24-million price tag on the 28-acre estate the president used as a summer getaway . . . . United is following Southwest’s lead in revamping frequent flier policies. Instead of the usual one mile of credit for every mile flown, United will give larger rewards depending on the fare. Travelers flying first-class will get up to 2.5 credits per mile flown. Business and full-fare coach will also see higher rates. The changes take effect when United and Continental combine operations early next year . . . .  Wander the shops and galleries of historic Truckee Oct. 1. Nearly 40 wineries will be pouring. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door . . . . Sunday is the last of 13 days of live thoroughbred racing at the L.A. County Fair. Post time, 1 p.m. . . . . Wood chips are flying at the new Lumberjack Feud, a 1,000-seat arena in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., featuring speed-climbing, axe-throwing, chopping, sawing and log-rolling  . . . . Quote of the day: “I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in 20 minutes. It involves Russia.” (Woody Allen)

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