Flock to the Rock

Experience the beauty and majesty of the Starved Rock State Park area. From eagle watching to wine tasting, ice climbing to great restaurants, antiquing and more, a whole world awaits – only 90 minutes from Chicago.

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Visit Pocatello, Idaho for Great Outdoor & Indoor Fun!

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Besides the Museum of Clean, Pocatello, Idaho has easy access to the outdoors all year! For fun indoor or outdoor events, you’ll want to plan a visit to Pocatello!  Amazing outdoor recreation, scenic beauty, and a rich history grace the area. Challenging rock-climbing, world-class mountain bike trails, traditional and disc golf courses and an active Greenway are some of the outdoor offerings located right in Pocatello.

Learn to squeegee at the world’s only Museum of Clean; stand in awe of saber tooth cats and giant prehistoric bison at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, or see Native American and pioneer history come alive at the life-size Fort Hall Replica and Bannock County Historical Museum. Float the lazy river at the aquatic center; enjoy strolling through the historic architecture in Old Town Pocatello; or see Grizzlies, Cougars, Bison and the other native species of Yellowstone up-close at Zoo Idaho.

Pocatello is adjacent to the Fort Hall Indian Reservation where learning about Native American culture at the Sho-Ban Museum is interesting for all ages. Gaming is a popular form of entertainment at the Shone-Bannock Casino Hotel. The dramatic Shoshone Bannock Indian Festival draws thousands of dancers from throughout North America during the 2nd weekend in August and spectators are encouraged to attend.

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Flock to the Rock

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Flock to the Rock to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the Starved Rock State Park area.  The park was voted the number 1 attraction in Illinois, and is surrounded with great stores, amazing dining, and even majestic wildlife.
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Grayson Highlands State Park – View from Rhododendron Trail

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Near Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, Virginia’s two highest mountains, Grayson Highlands State Park offers scenic views of alpine-like peaks more than 5,000 feet high. The park offers a visitor center, campgrounds and hiking trails leading to waterfalls and overlooks. Scenic horse trails and a horse camping area with electric and water hookups, stables and parking for trailers are available. The park provides year-round access to the Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail. Find more information and plan your visit at:  amroad.net/VAStateParksPOTW

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Weekend Getaway in Thoroughbred Country

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Be inspired for your next getaway. From exploring local art galleries and specialty shops to tailgating at the race track, Thoroughbred Country offers something new and exciting for everyone in the family. Plan your getaway with trip ideas at tbredcountry.org  

Douthat State Park – Douthat Lake

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A traditional family park since 1936, Douthat is one of the original six Virginia State Parks and was named one of the top 10 state parks in the nation. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains amid some of Virginia’s most breathtaking mountain scenery, visitors enjoy a 50-acre lake stocked with trout, 4 miles of stream fishing, a sandy swimming beach with snack bar, boat rentals, cabins, and more than 43 miles of hiking, mountain biking and bridle trails. Plus, there are playgrounds, an amphitheater, picnic areas, tent and trailer camping, and a restaurant overlooking the lake. Douthat State Park, along with the other 37 Virginia State Parks, is a perfect place to view beautiful fall foliage. For more details go to: dcr.virginia.gov

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Explore the Scenic Snowy Range Byway

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Discover Wyoming’s scenic Snowy Range Byway. This drive offers countless opportunities for outdoor adventures and includes many chances to view wildlife, foliage, high alpine lakes, and a variety of ecosystems that are teeming with life. Activities include camping, fishing, hiking, biking, climbing, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more. Lodging options are available nearby for travelers. For more information, visit our website to begin planning your trip today.

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Visit Kearney Nebraska

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Located in the heart of Nebraska, Kearney’s central location and proximity to I-80 has made it a destination for travelers, family reunions and many events and conventions. Rich in history and culture, Kearney is home to several museums and attractions. In Kearney you will find unique shopping and dining experiences, local breweries and tap-houses and a thriving downtown.
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