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updated 5/5/2005 10:38:43 AM ET 2005-05-05T14:38:43

Have you ever thought what it would be like to jump out of a plane, scale a famous peak, or finally say thank you to someone who really deserves to hear it? What are we waiting for? Starting in May, NBC’s 'Today' show is taking our viewers on a unique adventure to experience the top 50 things everyone should get to do before they die.  Here's the list:

  • Watch whales migrate
  • Go white water rafting
  • See wild game on an African safari
  • Find a long-lost friend
  • Learn to dance
  • Fly a plane
  • Drive a NASCAR race car
  • Appear on Broadway
  • Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • Skydive
  • Golf on a world famous course
  • Travel the Nile in Egypt
  • Be serenaded by a Venetian gondolier
  • Swim with the dolphins
  • Play with an orchestra
  • Paint the Big Apple red
  • Float in a hot air balloon
  • Sip a mint julep at the Kentucky Derby
  • Visit the Oval Office
  • Trace your roots
  • Helicopter over a Hawaiian volcano
  • Ride a mule down the Grand Canyon
  • Stroll along the Great Wall of China
  • Cruise in a Ferrari
  • See the Taj Mahal at sunrise
  • Walk the Inca trail at Macchu Picchu
  • Ride a Harley down an open road
  • Feed sharks
  • Scale a famous peak
  • Explore a Rain Forest
  • Learn to be a cowboy
  • Play ball in a Major League park
  • Prepare the world's finest meal
  • Be an extra in a movie
  • Gaze upon a magnificent waterfall
  • Horseback ride along a beach
  • Conquer a fear
  • Ride a steamboat down the Mississippi
  • Dive in a submarine
  • Taste the finest wine
  • Run a marathon
  • Write a song or poem for someone you love
  • Volunteer overseas
  • Visit a nudist colony
  • Explore the Alaskan wilderness
  • Hover in a blimp
  • Eat a cheeseburger in paradise
  • Run with the bulls in Pamplona
  • Say a special thank you
  • Experience weightlessness


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