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New museums, destinations and openings around the US in 2018

This undated rendering provided by Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial depicts the Tower of Voices, which is scheduled to open in September at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stoystown, Pa. The 93-foot tower will be part of the commemoration of the downing of the jet on Sept. 11, 2001. It will feature 40 chimes, a symbolic representation of the 40 passengers and crew who perished in the crash of Flight 93. (Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial via AP)

This undated rendering provided by Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial depicts the Tower of Voices, which is scheduled to open in September at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stoystown, Pa. The 93-foot tower will be part of the commemoration of the downing of the jet on Sept. 11, 2001. It will feature 40 chimes, a symbolic representation of the 40 passengers and crew who perished in the crash of Flight 93. (Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial via AP)

For travelers, the new year opens up a whole new world of places to go and things to do. Here are a few notable openings and events scheduled for 2018 around the U.S.

The Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania is scheduled to open the Tower of Voices in September as part of the commemoration of the United Airlines plane that crashed on Sept. 11, 2001.

In Seattle, the Space Needle completes its renovation in the spring with new features including a multi-level, floor-to-ceiling glass viewing experience.

The Oregon Trail is marking its 175th anniversary this year.

In Indianapolis, the Children's Museum opens the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience on March 17. And Virginia Commonwealth University will open the Institute for Contemporary Art in April.