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Wednesday Travel Ticker: Super Bowl visitors top 1 million

February 08, 2012

The final score, at least as far as Indianapolis is concerned: the Super Bowl Village welcomed 1.1 million visitors, and the NFL Experience exhibit/fest drew 265,039to the Indiana Convention Center. And are ziplines now the must-have attraction for big events? Indy’s drew 10,429 riders. The city¿s economic impact has not yet been released, but reviews of the city¿s Super Bowl performance have been glowing . . . . Among the many interesting golf packages now being offered at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach is a 50-minute “Golfer¿s Massage,” which uses golf balls to apply specific friction, kneading and pressure maneuvers that relax a golfer¿s muscles. $210 Mondays- Thursdays, or $260 Fridays- Sundays, not includintg tax or gratuity. The packages begin in April, but golf academy classes start this month. Info: http://www.Pelicanhill.com/golf.... Ford Motor Company is partnering with the Petersen Automotive Museum to celebrate the birth of the 1932 Ford, one of the first vehicles to make ownership affordable to the masses. This four-day event begins Feb. 29. For more info, go to www.DeuceWeek.org. . . . . Hide/Seek, the first major museum exhibition to spotlight gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender identity, is making its last stop and only West Coast appearance at Tacoma Art Museum in Washington beginning March 17 . . . . Travel quote of the day: ¿The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing.¿¿ (Daniel J. Boorstin)

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