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Centennial Park & Recreation Complex

Centennial Park & Recreation Complex is located in the Wilmette, IL park district. It offers two indoor ice rinks, indoor tennis courts, outdoor pool, and a prairie garden. They also procide part rentals; lessons in figure skating and hockey for children and ...

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Elm Park

Elm Park is positioned in the center of Park Avenue, Highland, Russell and Elm Streets. It includes Newton Hill which is located at the intersection of Highland and Pleasant Streets. Elm Park is famous for its historic bridges reconstructed in 1985. Facilities include a playground, tennis courts, basketball, and winter ...

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My wife and I would like to visit Mt. Rushmore at the end of Dec. Will it be closed? What accomodations are available in the winter?
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, Cross-country Skiing, Astronomy/Stargazing, Food/Dining, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, Lodging, Park Passes and Fees
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The visitor facilities at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are open all year, seven days a week, with the exception of December 25th. For operating hours visit http://www.nps.gov/moru/planyourvisit/hours.htm.

No camping, lodging or overnight rv facilities are available within Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Visit the following links for visitor services information such as camping, dining and lodging available in the Black Hills of South Dakota:

South Dakota State Department of Tourism

Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Keystone Chamber of Commerce

Custer Chamber of Commerce

Hill City Chamber of Commerce

Black Hills National Forest

South Dakota State Parks

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Holidays in the Parks

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If you’re looking for something to do this holiday season, look no further than our national parks! Celebrate the holidays by sharing in traditions handed down through the ages or make your own tradition. This holiday season discover a range of winter activities including fireside chats, winter caroling, backcountry ...

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Catskill Park

New York's Catskill Mountains include one of the largest and most complex natural areas in the East - on par with the West's Yellowstone National Park. Round, forested mountains; narrow, winding valleys; rushing streams and rivers are features that attract many to the 600,000 acres of the Catskill ...

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Adirondack Park

Encompassing one-third of the total land area of New York State, the Adirondack Park is unique in the United States. Within its boundaries are vast forests and rolling farmlands, towns and villages, mountains and valleys, lakes, ponds and free-flowing rivers, private lands and public forest. The Adirondacks are known for ...

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Top 10 Winter Activities in our National Parks

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While the spring and summer are both great times to visit your favorite national park, why not try taking advantage of all of the winter activities the park has to offer? The crowds are gone and the lots are empty, and you’ll find the perfect spot for peace, quiet ...

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Capitol Reef, Waterpocket Fold, Land of the Sleeping Rainbow—all are colorful names to describe a park with many striking characteristics.

Waterpocket Fold, the main feature of the park, is the name of a 100-mile-long fold in the earth's surface. This uplift contains innumerable eroded basins or pockets that hold thousands of gallons of rainwater. These pockets of water have affected the history of humanity within the park and the flora and fauna of the region.

Entering the park from the west gives the most impressive view of the 1,000-foot-high stone barrier into which erosive forces have sculpted fascinating canyons, mesas, buttes and mazes. Once in the park, other astonishing panoramas await you.

Within a short distance of the visitor center, you will see Capitol Dome, Chimney Rock, the Goosenecks and the Egyptian Temple. Hickman Bridge, the Golden Throne and Capitol Gorge reward you after easy to moderate hikes. Prehistoric petroglyphs, the Fruita Schoolhouse, the Gifford Farmhouse and the Behunin Cabin speak of bygone eras and can be reached by car. The 20-mile round-trip Scenic Drive will take you past the Ripple Rock Nature Center and many of the park's features.

If you are seeking a remote wilderness experience, Capitol Reef has it. To the north of Route 24, dirt roads, which generally require high-clearance or 4-wheel-drive vehicles, lead into the park's north end through the heart of Cathedral Valley, an area of monolithic formations of Entrada and Curtis sandstones, some of which are 500 feet high. South of Route 24, graded roads, usually suitable for high-clearance vehicles, lead into some very fine hiking country. Besides good hiking opportunities, the southern part of the park also offers spectacular views of the folded strata of Capitol Reef and the Henry Mountains. Muley Twist Canyon is in the southern end of the park, as is Brimhall Bridge. Check with a park ranger before setting out for any of these more remote locations. Weather conditions may make the roads slick and impassable.

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I made a custom essay and I found that it is located on the Waterpocket Fold in central Utah, Capitol Reef National Park offers rugged, beautiful scenery with deep and narrow canyons, spectacular vistas, great expanses of slickrock and multi-colored rock layers exposed by the massive fold in the earth's crust. Petroglyphs give evidence of the early inhabitants of the area dating back at least 10,000 years. The area also has a more recent history in evidence with the orchards and buildings from the Fruita community that was founded by Mormon pioneers in 1880.
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