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Scotts Bluff National Monument: Historic Places on the Oregon Trail

Scotts Bluff National Monument is one of Nebraska’s historic places on the Oregon Trail–enjoy a day of hiking trails and exploring its living history.

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EAA Aviation Museum — 200+ Historic Airplanes in Oshkosh, WI

The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, WI, displays 200+ historic planes and replicas, while celebrating experimental aircraft and innovation in airflight technology.

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See & Walk to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau on Your Alaska Cruise

The Mendenhall Glacier & ice caves and Nugget Falls are situated in Juneau, Alaska, which you can only visit by air, or an Alaska cruise ship or Marine Hwy ferry.

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Find a Winery in Missouri — Best Wine Tours, Wine Tasting & Vineyards

Missouri was the #2 wine producing state in 1880 — today long-abandoned wineries around the state are once again putting fine wines on the shelf and in the cellar.

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Things to Do in Oregon: Umpqua Lighthouse State Park & Oregon Dunes

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is one of Oregon’s most popular parks. It’s in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which has great hiking and watersports, plus access for motorized vehicles like quads and dirt bikes.

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Uncover Outlaw Legends at Boot Hill in Ogallala, Nebraska’s Cowboy Capital

Ogallala, Nebraska, is known as known as the state’s cowboy capital. Some of its legends are found in Boot Hill, the last resting place for some drovers.

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Check out this Scottsbluff NE Tapas Bar – The Tangled Tumbleweed

Visit The Tangled Tumbleweed Tapas Bar in Scottsbluff, NE, to try some great “small bites” along with fine wines & craft beers, & check out their gift shop.

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Discover Carhenge Pop Culture Roadside Attraction in Nebraska

The free Carhenge pop culture roadside attraction in Nebraska is a replica of England’s Stonehenge built from same sized vintage cars painted grey.

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Legacy of the Plains Museum – Westward Ho to Gering, Nebraska

The new, ultra-modern, Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, Nebraska, curates the importance of Western Nebraska to the development of the West.

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Courthouse Rock & Jail Rock: Hiking the Oregon National Historic Trail

Hiking to the top of Jail Rock gives you a 40-mile view of Courthouse Rock and the Nebraska Plains area on the historic Oregon Trail of the 1840s.

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Best California Winery Tour – Halter Ranch Winery

Every visit to California should have at least one winery on the itinerary. And if you're in San Luis Obispo County, you may want to make your stop the beautiful Halter Ranch, where you can get a taste of wine country as well as fine wine. The Excursion Tour, in a...
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Hear Cajun and Zydeco Music at the Cajun Grand Old Opry — Eunice, LA

The Cajun Grand Old Opry with its Cajun music and Zydeco music, in Eunice, Louisiana, is just one of many Cajun cultural experiences you’ll have here.

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Discover the Legends of Devil’s Gate — Landmark in Wyoming

Devil’s Gate is a Wyoming landmark registered on the National Register of Historic Place. The site is in the Rattlesnake Mountains on the Sweetwater River.

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Check out the 1908 Old West Montana Bar in Miles City

Get a feel for the old west in the Montana Bar in Miles City, Montana. More than a century old and full of originals furnishings, it offers drinks & dining.

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Discover the Mysteries of Idaho’s Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon Monument & Preserve provides an opportunity to explore 13,000 years accumulation of lava flows, craters & tubes from easy paved walks.

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Butch Cassidy Museum — Old West Wild Bunch Outlaws in Montpelier, ID

The Butch Cassidy Museum is situated in Montpelier, Idaho. It’s housed in the original Bank of Montpelier Bank where Butch pulled his 2nd bank robbery.

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Hill Aerospace Museum — Hundreds of Planes from WWI to the Cold War

The Hill Aerospace Museum at Ogden, Utah, just a few miles from Salt Lake City, is a must-see free attraction with hundreds of airplanes and artifacts.

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Wabasha Street Caves & their Prohibition Secrets — Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul, Minnesota, history includes Prohibition gangsters and speakeasies including the Wabasha Street Caves. See “Castle Royal” or take a driving tour.

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Paddling Adventures in Peninsula State Park — Door County, WI

Peninsula State Park, in Wisconsin’s Door County, is a popular summer destination — enjoy paddling across the Bay to Horseshoe Island from Nicolet Beach.

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35 Reasons to Hike the Appalachian Trail for its 80th Anniversary

Check out this infographic of 35 reasons to hike the Appalachian Trail — it celebrates 80 years in 2017. The 2190 miles have been hiked by 17000+ hikers.

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If You Only See One Thing in Montana it Must Be the Miracle of America Museum

If you’re visiting Glacier National Park, you must make the 70 mile trip to see the Museum of America Museum in Polson & huge collection of Americana.

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Try some Go To Jail Ale or Big House IPA at Prison Brews Brewpub

From their on-tap brews with names like Go to Jail Ale and Big House IPA, to the jailhouse bars around booths, the atmosphere at Prison Brews brewpub is a fun night out in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Best Things to See & Do if You Only Have 1 Day in Portland

If you only have one day to spend in Portland, Oregon, here’s a list of the best things to see and do. The walking itinerary starts at the AMTRAK station.

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Trail’s End Monument to Cattle Drives & the Old West in Sedalia, MO

Clint Eastwood launched his acting career in 1959 when the television show, Rawhide, turned the cattle drives of the mid-1800s into a hit series that ran for eight seasons with 200+ episodes. And Sedalia, MO, was the historical cowtown destination with its stockyards...
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum — From the Movies to the White House

Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States, was America's oldest president, and some might say brought one of the most colorful personal histories to the White House. Indeed, acting in 50+ films, over nearly three decades, seems an unlikely career choice for...
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