Category: 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”

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Holiday Inn, St. Augustine (Perfect location for walking) This morning’s adventures found us at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Located right in the middle of beautiful St. Augustine Florida.  We have visited some amazing towns on… Continue Reading “Castillo de San Marcos National Monument”

Fort Frederica National Monument

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Savannah, GA on the way to St. Mary’s, GA We are heading south after a few beautiful days in Savannah, GA.  You can see what we did in Savannah over St. Patrick’s day on the Georgia blog… Continue Reading “Fort Frederica National Monument”

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 1/2 day Accommodations: Downtown Savannah, GA Fort Pulaski is Civil War stop #4 on our Spring Break Civil War Expedition!  I can’t say enough great things about our experience here.  It was by far the best stop on our whole… Continue Reading “Fort Pulaski National Monument”

Fort Sumter National Monument

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 1/2 day Accommodations: Charleston, SC Civil War stop #2 on our Spring Break Civil War Expedition was Fort Sumter. What a great place.  We stopped in the visitor center in downtown Charleston and signed up for the last ferry ride… Continue Reading “Fort Sumter National Monument”

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