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South Dakota: Custer State Park

Custer State Park is famous for its bison herds, other wildlife, scenic drives, historic sites, visitor centres, fishing lakes, resorts, campgrounds and interpretive programs. In fact, it was named as one of the World’s Top Ten Wildlife Destinations for the array of wildlife within the park’s borders and for the unbelievable access visitors have to them.

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Pennsylvania: Gettysburg National Military Park – a battle that was a turning point in the Civil War

Gettysburg located in rural Pennsylvania probably would have remained a sleepy little town but for the American Civil War and the battle that took place there on July 1 to 3 1863. Here the Confederate and Union forces fought a fierce battle that resulted in the highest losses of any conflict in the Civil War. For those like myself, who can’t imagine a bloody melee such as took place at Gettysburg there is an amazing visitor center complete with videos, memorabilia and a fantastic cyclorama.

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Wyoming: Yellowstone National Park – geysers, hot springs and incredible wildlife

Yellowstone was the first National Park in the United States of America and today remains one its most popular. It offers spectacular scenery, geothermal features (including the iconic Old Faithful) and numerous opportunities for spotting incredible wildlife; such as bears, bison and wolves. This article covers our visit to several of the main areas of Yellowstone and encounters with some amazing wildlife.

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Arizona: Flagstaff & Sunset Crater

Situated on the famous Route 66 Flagstaff is a great little mountain town with some very cute shops and a good selection of places to eat. It is also a great base for a couple of days. From here you can easily get to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in about 90 minutes.  Close to Flagstaff there are a couple of other attractions that we think are worth checking out.

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Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park – spectacular scenery, crystal clear lakes and amazing hikes

Jackson, Wyoming is a quaint little town set in the Rocky Mountain range with a distinct Western feel. It is the gateway to the exclusive Jackson Hole ski resorts and consequently has its fair share of pricey boutique shops and restaurants. But there are deals to be had! It is also a great base to explore National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park and as a stopping off point on your way to Yellowstone National Park

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Arkansas: Fort Smith

As we trekked across from Oklahoma on our way to Alabama we stopped off at the small, historic town of Fort Smith. The former garrison which gave its name to the town is now a National Monument which we took the opportunity to visit. We also were able to check out the historic center and the local visitor center; a former bordello.

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About The Hoblets

We love to travel both near and far, for us it is all about the experience. You will not find us lying on a beach in Bali, we’re more likely to be found wrapped up in warm clothing walking into a bracing along a beach in Oregon, or exploring the back streets of a new city.

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