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The aim of this category is to catalog and encourage visits to points of interest on or pertaining to Antarctica. These places need not be on the continent, but must have a clear link to Antarctica.
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Antarctic Points of InterestRichard Byrd Memorial on Mt Victoria - Wellington, New Zealand

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Dedicated on 11 March 1962, Richard Byrd Memorial commemorates Admiral Byrd's accomplishments in polar exploration and his contributions to international understanding.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 12/12/2014

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestErnest Shackleton - Exhibition Road, London, UK

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This statue of Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer, is installed in a recess on the Royal Geographical Society building on the west side of Exhibition Road, at the junction with Kensington Gore, in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/10/2014

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestRobert Falcon Scott - Oakley Street, London, UK

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This LCC blue plaque, to the Antarctic explorer Robert Scott, is attached to a house on the north east side of Oakley Street in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestEdward Adrian Wilson Statue - Long Gardens, Cheltenham, UK

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This statue, to Edward Adrian Wilson, is towards the south western end of Long Gardens. He died, along with Captain Scott, in March 1912 on the Great Ice Barrier in the Antarctic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/14/2014

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestBernt Balchen, Kristiansand - Norway

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Bernt Balchen was born near kristiansand, Norway in 1899. In 1929 he was one of a four member crew to fly the first airplane to the South Pole.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Vest-Agder, Norway

date approved: 8/18/2013

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestA Centenary Garden for Captain R.F. Scott - Roath Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK

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This prize-winning garden titled A Centenary Garden for Captain R.F. Scott was devised in 2010 to commemorate Captain Scott's failed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. He and his crew set off from Cardiff aboard the Terra Nova.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Superted

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/5/2013

last visited: 5/6/2013

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Antarctic Points of InterestAntarctic Ice Adventure and Scott Base, Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium - Auckland, New Zealand

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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium contains Antarctic Ice Adventure and Scott Base which includes a replica of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's hut, exhibits on what life was like for him and his crew as well as a penguin colony.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 3/7/2013

last visited: 11/24/2014

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Antarctic Points of InterestRoald Amundsen and his Team - Oslo, Norway

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This sculpture of Antarctic Explorer Roald Amundsen and his team is located at Norway's FRAM Maritime Museum in Oslo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Oslo, Norway

date approved: 2/5/2013

last visited: 7/22/2014

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Antarctic Points of InterestRobert Falcon Scott - City Hall - Cardiff, Wales.

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Memorial bronze plaque for Robert Falcon Scott and his companions by W. Wheatley Wagstaff. Located on the staircase of City Hall, Cardiff, Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/5/2012

last visited: 2/15/2014

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Antarctic Points of InterestSub-Antarctic Islands Ecosystem in the Biosphere at Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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A sub-antarctic ecosystem maintained at the Biodome: a unique museum, research centre and teaching environment, at Montreal, Quebec, Canada

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bird is the Word

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 11/5/2012

last visited: 12/14/2014

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Antarctic Points of InterestRRS Discovery - Dundee, Scotland, UK

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The RRS Discovery was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research, she was launched in 1901. She is now the centrepiece of visitor attraction in her home, Dundee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/27/2012

last visited: 8/9/2005

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Antarctic Points of InterestGrave of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Wheathamstead

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard accompanied Captain RF Scott on the Southern Polar Expedition of 1912. He did not get to the pole, as a result he returned and lived to write "The Worst Journey in the World".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/19/2012

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestEdgar Evans - Welsh Polar Explorer - Swansea - Wales.

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Edgar Evans was born 1876 at Gower, Swansea, Wales. He was a member of the fatefull British Antarctic Expedition's attempt to reach the South Pole First. The 5 man team reached the Pole on 17th Jan 1912 but all perished on the return journey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/19/2012

last visited: 8/2/2012

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Antarctic Points of InterestSS Terra Nova - figure head - National Museum of Wales.

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In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, hoping to be the first people to reach the South Pole. They departed from Cardiff Bay in the vessel SS Terra Nova, this is the Figure head from that ship.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/28/2012

last visited: 4/28/2013

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Antarctic Points of InterestScott of the Antartic - Cardiff Bay - Wales.

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In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, departed from Cardiff Bay in the vessel SS Terra Nova but the expedition ended tragically and never returned.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/12/2012

last visited: 8/18/2013

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Antarctic Points of InterestAntartica 100 Memorial - Cardiff Bay - Wales.

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Terra Nova Expedition Centenary, commemorated by this monument 'Antartica 100 Memorial' located at the dock in Cardiff Bay, from which this fateful expedition departed Wales, for the South Pole.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/25/2012

last visited: 3/25/2012

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Antarctic Points of InterestScott Memorial, Roath Park, Cardiff, Wales

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Monument to Scott of the Antarctic. Captain Scott, set sail in the S.S.Terra Nova, from Cardiff, in Wales, on his expedition to Antarctica in 1910.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/3/2012

last visited: 4/23/2013

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Antarctic Points of InterestTomb of Jules Dumont d'Urville - Paris, France

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This monument celebrates Jules Dumont d'Urville and the Astrolabe...the French explorer and ship that discovered what is now known as Adelie Land in Antarctica in 1840.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 11/14/2011

last visited: 8/26/2007

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Antarctic Points of InterestIce Runway

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The Ice Runwayis the principal runway for the US Antarctic Program during the summer Antarctic field season due to its proximity to McMurdo Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc

location: Antarctica

date approved: 10/7/2011

last visited: 2/4/2003

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Antarctic Points of InterestWilliams Field

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Williams Field or Willy Field is a United States Antarctic Program airfield in Antarctica. Williams Field consists of two snow runways located on approximately 8 meters (25 ft) of compacted snow, lying on top of 80 meters (262 ft) of ice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc

location: Antarctica

date approved: 10/6/2011

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestPegasus Field

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Pegasus Field is an airstrip in Antarctica, the southernmost of three airfields serving McMurdo Station. Pegasus is a white ice runway capable of handling wheeled aircraft year-round.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc

location: Antarctica

date approved: 10/6/2011

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestParadise Bay

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Paradise Bay, a natural harbor on the West Antarctic Peninsula is one of the places that has received its name for its beauty.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc

location: Antarctica

date approved: 9/22/2011

last visited: 11/26/1992

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Antarctic Points of InterestDeception Island

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Deception Island (62°57'S, 60°38'W)is an island located in the South Shetland Islands off the northwest side of the Antarctic Peninsula and has been a focus of human activity in Antarctica since the early 1820s with the hunting of seal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc

location: Antarctica

date approved: 9/22/2011

last visited: 11/30/1992

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Antarctic Points of InterestChapel of the Snows

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Built in the late 1980s to replace the original church that was destroyed by fire, the chapel has a nice view overlooking McMurdo Sound, Hut point and the mountains.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc

location: Antarctica

date approved: 9/22/2011

last visited: 10/8/2012

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Antarctic Points of InterestRobert Falcon Scott Statue - Europe - Waterloo Place, London, UK

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A statue to Robert Falcon Scott - Captain Royal Navy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2011

last visited: 10/20/2011

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