Start planning your trip to experience the most amazing rock concert along the Platte River. From mid-February to early-April, over 600,000 Sandhill Cranes converge on the river near Kearney, Nebraska, making it one of Earth’s greatest migrations. Book a blind along the river, or check out our public viewing areas.
Make the most of your stay and take a look at our local attractions, restaurants and places to stay at:
HellsGate – 45 Minutes SW of Chicago
Named the scariest in Illinois by HauntWorld, HellsGate Haunted House will frighten you like never before.
Video of the Week brought to you by: Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Yazoo City’s Witch of Yazoo and Glenwood Cemetery: Join in the FREE tour October 20th at 10am! Make plans to Visit Yazzo and take this tour in the 2nd “Spookiest Cemetery” in America. Watch the video for a glimpse of the fun! Learn more and plan your trip.
Built in 1857, Humpback Bridge has become one of the most cherished landmarks in Virginia. Today, one of the reasons people visit the Alleghany Highlands is for great outdoor recreation on the pristine mountain lakes and rivers of the Alleghany Blueway. Enjoy the beauty and craftsmanship of the bridge then hit the water for paddling, tubing, fishing and swimming. In the Alleghany Highlands you can experience history over the water and good clean fun on it. Historic Humpback Bridge and the present day Alleghany Highlands Blueway are both great reasons to visit! Learn more and plan your trip.
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OMNI Prize Arts Festival
September 7-9, 2018—Ottawa, IL
Omni Prize is the Midwest’s premier juried art festival showcasing visual artists, theatre, film and music in Ottawa, Illinois (just minutes from Starved Rock State Park). For 3 days art will come to life on display on the streets, in restaurants, shops, parks, riverfront and more. Music will be in the air and artists will make art jump in the streets and off the pages as never seen before. Open to the Public with FREE admission. Cash prizes and recognition will be awarded to winning artists from an esteemed jury and from public votes!
Watch the Ottawa OMNI Prize Festival video on Youtube: http://www.amroad.net/OttawaOmniPrizeFestVideo
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Find Out How Gulf County, Florida Inspires Master Photographer David Sussman.
Sussman has been a photographer since the 1970’s. He has received numerous professional photography awards including Kodak’s Industrial Challenge Award, Epcots Professional Photographers showcase and Professional Photographers of America Showcase.
“What I enjoy most is coming into an environment like here at the Dead Lakes which allows me to shoot wildlife and scenics” says Sussman. “There is just something special about this area.”
“You immediately get the feeling that you have country, waterways and the beach” explains Sussman of his first visit to Gulf County.
Sussman enjoys many areas of Gulf County for his scenic and wildlife shoots but he visits St. Joseph Peninsula when it comes to shooting sunsets. “Gulf County, what a wonderful adventure and a great place to be.” Discover more.
The Great Joliet Prison Break-In fundraiser will be taking place on Saturday, August 25 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Ticket holders will be able to step onto the historic prison yard and listen to the music of The Blooze Brothers, M&R Rush, Petty Cash and Hot Mess while enjoying the tastes of various options from food trucks and beer vendors. The event is the grand opening and first major event of the “Old Joliet Prison,” which closed in 2002. The prison is featured in many movie and television projects, including The Blues Brothers and Prison Break. Plan for a fun night at The Great Joliet Prison Break-In!
In the Alleghany Highlands you can experience history over the water and good clean fun on it! Plan your trip: http://www.amroad.net/AlgnyHlndsVOTW
Join the Jacob and Ester Fu with Local Adventurer as they travel the incredibly diverse region of Eastern Oregon. From Hells Canyon to the Painted Hills. Just don’t tell everyone!
Eastern Oregon blew us away. It felt like the Iceland of America combined with the wild west.
Let me start off by saying, we DO NOT recommend trying to explore all of Eastern Oregon in one week. Eastern Oregon is truly a beautiful and rugged place, and we found so many hidden gems, but we regret spending so much time in the car getting from place to place. Don’t forget to read all the tips at the bottom. This part of Oregon is not the easiest part to navigate through, but luckily, you can learn from our mistakes!
See the entire story at: https://localadventurer.com/eastern-oregon-road-trip/
Video of the Week brought to you by: Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
Live music, festivals, casino entertainment, luxurious surroundings and outdoor fun along the Creole Nature Trail – a variety of experiences are awaiting in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. Plan your trip: http://www.amroad.net/LakeCrlesVOTW