Category: National Monument

Ocmulgee National Monument

Visited: March 2020 Location: Macon, Georgia Accommodations: Holiday Inn, Macon, Georgia Duration: 2-3 hours National Park Trip Season 5 – Spring Break Edition has begun. Our goal – to finish all the Florida National Parks. However, a pandemic is afoot and will we be… Continue Reading “Ocmulgee National Monument”

Craters of the Moon National Monument

Visited: August 2019 Location: Arco, Idaho Accommodations: Silver Creek Hotel, Bellevue, Idaho Duration: 2-4 hours Lava rocks gallore. Lava comes from volcanoes, but there isn’t a volcano here in sight at Craters of the Moon National Monument??? The lava here at this park came… Continue Reading “Craters of the Moon National Monument”

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Visited: August 2019 Accommodations: Banbury Hot Springs Poolside Condo Duration: 2 hours Hagerman Fossil Beds in Hagerman, Idaho. Stopped into the Visitor Center first thing in the morning and grabbed some Junior Ranger booklets. We headed out for a drive on Bell Rapids Road… Continue Reading “Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument”

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Visited: August 2019 Accommodations: Leaving Crater Lake and heading to Idaho Duration: 4 hours, could spend a whole day here. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument was one of the greatest unplanned stops on any of our National Park trips. Luckily we did all… Continue Reading “John Day Fossil Beds National Monument”

Oregon Caves National Monument

Visited: August 2019 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: In between AirBNB in Trinidad, CA and heading to Crater Lake NP Oregon Caves National Monument, to our surprise was an impromptu stop that turned out to be an amazing addition to this trip. Gunnar had purchased… Continue Reading “Oregon Caves National Monument”

Lava Beds National Monument

Visited: July 2019 Duration: 1/2 day 4-6 hours Accommodations: Shasta View Hotel (between Lava Beds and Whiskeytown NRA) Highly recommend Eruptions occurring 30-40,000 years ago formed over 700 lava tube caves found in Lava Beds National Monument. Lava tubes are formed by hot flowing… Continue Reading “Lava Beds National Monument”

Dinosaur National Monument

Visited: July 26th, 2019 Duration: 6-7 hours, a full day Accommodations: IHG points in Vernal, Utah (highly recommend this town) Dinosaur National Monument is going to be divided up into 2 parts in the post. Canyon area of the park and the Quarry area… Continue Reading “Dinosaur National Monument”

Effigy Mounds National Monument

Visited: June 2017 Duration: 2 hours Accommodations: Camping at LaRiviere, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Every summer we go camping and trail riding in beautiful Prairie du Chien Wisconsin.  This year we added an extra day onto the trip so we could visit this National… Continue Reading “Effigy Mounds National Monument”

Scotts bluff National Monument

Visited: July 2019 Duration: 2-3 hours Accomodations: Used IHG points at the Holiday Inn, Scottsbluff, NE. Along the North Platte River in western Nebraska, Scotts bluff jets out of the landscape. Scotts Bluff and Chimney rock were mileposts for those expanding westward in the… Continue Reading “Scotts bluff National Monument”

Fort Matanzas National Monument

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 2 hours Accommodations:  St. Augustine, Florida The very last stop on our Spring Break Civil War/Spanish History expedition was this great National Monument located just south of St. Augustine.  Fort Matanzas was Spain’s last effort to ward off the British… Continue Reading “Fort Matanzas National Monument”

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