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Interesting places to go - stuff to see N do
#21
Ok, I give up... just go here and read:

http://www.bigthingssmalltown.com/index.html
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  • heron (12-06-2017)
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#22
Shoot a pic when you go there and post it. I think I remember seeing some signs on the road for that but never figured out where it was from the signs.
Hey stop and smell a few roses, kick some rocks and shoot some road side pics.
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#23
Lots of awesome nature- live in big city and can get fill of man made stuff anytime.

Going for a walk in nature has so many rewards- for zero cost.

It alleviates what scares me- turning into one of the walruses i see so many of.

Parks make it easy to explore- most campsites have trails going to spectacular views- and peaceful solitude- no one's ever there ....
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#24
MN we are trying to find stuff like that. What do you search to find where you are going?
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#25
Look at Google Maps for Nat'l parks, unique terrain features.
Google maps does show trailheads, and sometimes the trail, itself.

Each Nat'l forest has a page with hiking trails. They may dedicate a page to the trail, or just a .pdf

Alltrails and other sites have reviews. You can just google hiking in the area, really.

Sometimes, just find a campspot, and start exploring
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#26
‘Only in your state’ web site will have parks and places to hike, too. You can also go to each state’s web page and they will have info on their parks.

It is good to have more than one tool. On rainy days it is nice to have dry places to see. I find it rather confining to sit in the van on a rainy day.
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#27
Web pages MIGHT be useful.

http://itsallyours.us/

https://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm

https://www.tripleblaze.com/ camp sites and hikes

https://www.travelpulse.com/opinions/blo...outes.html not one I use but interesting

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ one of my favorites

https://a1pir3oc6nm1k9qfq28au9qx-wpengin...mmerv4.pdf

http://www.astc.org/wp-content/uploads/2...ct2017.pdf. reciprocal list

https://www.aza.org/assets/2332/reciproc...rt2017.pdf reciprocal list

https://affiliations.si.edu/about-us/affiliate-map/

http://timetravelers.mohistory.org/institutions reciprocals

http://rollinginarv-wheelchairtraveling.blogspot.com/ one very well put together blog

https://freecampsites.net/#!4896&query=sitedetails

https://www.nps.gov/lamr/index.

http://www.extremebargains.net/discount-...directory/ Finding scratch and dent. Some are closed and others aren’t on the list
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#28
You may also find apps for phone or iPad. Some are useful some just want your money.
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#29
We bought a museum pass from Smithsonian. Total dud - won’t waste any more money on them. Most of the ones included are duplicated by NARM or some other pass. The Smithsonian Affiliate museums not included on the Smithsonian pass have no affiliate passes. While they are cool places, cost is way out of our budget. Do research the museum passes before you spend anything. The ones we like say NARM (National American Reciprocal Museum), ASTC (association of science technology centers), AHS (American horticultural society) And some of the gardens are free anyway. You can search the websites of the above organizations and find locations to see if it is worth the bother for you. We didn’t bother with a zoo pass since it is still half off to get in. There are free zoos if you dig around.

As far as man made, we have really learned a lot at some of the geological museums/science centers. Some areas of the country have mines and some of them have contributed to the local museums. Very interesting to learn the geology of an area. There are some places you can mine in an old mine - not in a museum...
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#30
When we were in Madison, Wisconsin there was a very knowledgeable man photographing the Capitol building. He said he has visited all of the state Capitol buildings in US and some in other countries. The tours, etc are free during the week. Sunday was quiet and no guided tours. We saw someone camped in a gypsy looking old van right out on the street. I presume they move before the meters kick in. Homeless people were sleeping on benches right outside the Capitol. Then some were on a side walk a block away. We were there early in a morning. Anyway I suppose a person could visit all the state capitols if it is what makes you happy or want to start a YouTube thing.
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