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Celebrate African American Heritage in America's National Parks

February 3, 2010, 4:22 pm
 American history is one of diversity; this nation was built upon a foundation of diversity with valuable contributions from many cultures. As Americans we are proud of our diverse cultural heritage and proud of the many Americans, celebrated and not, who played an important part in building our country. Many of the people ...

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We will be traveling from CT to Rocky mountain Ntl Park, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore and the Badlands. We will be traveling east by car on I-80 and west on I-90. Can you recommend any additional sights to see on the way. Thank you.
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Grand Teton National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, Auto/Motorcycle, Civil War, Food/Dining, Native American History, World War II, Flora & Fauna, Hiking, Park Passes and Fees, Horseback Riding
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Wow. What a great trip. There are few that imediately come to mind, though you may have to get off the road to visit them. Devils Tower National Monument is eastern Wyoming is an impressive site that merits an hour or two. Custer State Park in Western South Dakota is well known for its herd of 1500 free roaming bison and populations of mule deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, mountain lions and feral burros, which were have grazed here for decades. The park is famous for its scenery, its scenic drives (Needles and the wildlife loop), with views of the bison herd. You can easily access the park from Rapid City, the Badlands and Mount Rushmore. C

South Dakota has many other points of interest worth visiting, including Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial and Kevin Costner's Tatanka: Story of the Bison (in Deadwood) just to name a few.

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What is the best route to get from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Teton National Park?

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Make sure to visit Wall Drug and check the history of this unique place. You'll be in the Badlands anyway, and it is well worth the stop. Also, Wind Cave is a great cave if you like caves, and it is very accessible and easy to walk. If you will be in the Black Hills for dinner, I would highly recommend Circle B Ranch, if they are still in business. Just a terrific experience we had years ago.

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I will be in fort laurderdale in march, can i take a one day trip to the Everglades? what is the best way to do this?
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Everglades NP has several access points. Shark Valley should be a 1-1 1/2 hour drive from Ft. Lauderdale. It's a great location to see wildlife up close and there are usually options: walking, renting a bike or taking a tram ride. There are other entrances futher away at Elizabeth City to the west, which have some outfitters (mostly outside the national park, I believe) that offer boating excursions. The other main entrance is in the south at Flamingo where services are limited. Everglades NP is definately worth a visit!

 

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This was the very question I had - I was doing some work for a client who wanted some work on his website - he has puppies for sale from some of the top dogs worldwide. He recommended the glades and had some good recommendations. I actually took my own pooch out there and he loved it.

Anyway - I took advice from a company called everglade tours and they were fantastic. You can google them. In fact, I was a little reluctant to go out on the glades by myself, so I went with this tour group first. The next day, I rented a high tech boat, GPS nav and everything - it was pricey - but well worth it.

 

 

 

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What part did the 1860 Enfield Musketoon play in the Civil War?
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You can find out more about the role of the Enfield Musket in the Civil War here.

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Vicksburg Military Park now Touts Life in the Caves

January 13, 2010, 6:16 pm
The newly designed theater entrance at the Vicksburg National Military Park visitor center gives the impression that a cave is being entered, reminiscent of the caves some Vicksburg residents called home during the Union siege of the city in 1863. Life in the caves is now part of the park's ...

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Weekend Getaway: Fort Pulaski National Monument

January 6, 2010, 9:16 am
When you hear “mother-daughter getaway,” military fortifications are likely not the first thing that come to mind (despite the delicate and sometimes volatile nature of these relationships). After a day of shopping and admiring the charming squares in Savannah, making special note of Chippewa Square where Forrest Gump quoted ...

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Weekend Getaway: Andersonville National Historic Site

December 20, 2009, 6:44 pm
Can you recall a moment in time when you were emotionally captivated by the power of a particular place? A time when a moment’s experience was forever etched into your mind? Andersonville National Historic Site is such a place. As the national memorial for all American prisoners of war, ...

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I am a ranger at Vicksburg National Military Park, and have also served as an interpretive ranger at Saratoga National Historical Park and Fort Stanwix National Monument. My area of expertise is American History, including the Colonial Era, French & Indian War, American Revolution, Westward Expansion, Immigration, Civil War, Industrialization and other aspects of 18th, 19th and early 20th Century American and European History.

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Bob Dispenza has been with Allen County Parks since 2001, first as Director of Environmental Education, then as Park and Education Manager at Metea County Park.

Bob is a life member of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and is certified as an Interpretive Trainer and Interpretive Guide.  He has earned the NAI Region 4 Distinguished Service Award in 1997, the R

NPS Launches Stunning, Interactive Lincolon Memorial Website

November 19, 2009, 12:24 pm
The National Mall and Memorial Parks announced today, on the 146th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the launch of a new website called “Lincoln Memorial Interactive.” The new site unites our nation’s heritage and the American experience with cutting-edge technology in unprecedented clarity and ease-of-access.  Stirring podcasts, accessible on the site, capture the ...

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