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National Parks & Monuments
National Parks & Monuments
National Parks & Monuments
National Parks & Monuments

Pennsylvania: Gettysburg National Military Monument

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

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

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 National Monument

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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Alaska: The wilderness of Denali National Park

A spectacular wilderness setting and home to the highest peak in the United States After a few days in Anchorage and Seward headed north into the Alaskan interior, through the mighty Alaskan range. It is this range that separates the wet but relatively mild south from the drier but colder north. This range is home to the mighty Mount McKinley, […]

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Colorado: Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is in southern Colorado. It’s known for huge dunes like the towering Star Dune, and for the seasonal Medano Creek and beach created at the base of the dunes. The park contains the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising about 750 feet (230 m) from the floor of the San Luis Valley.

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