Video of the Week brought to you by: Visit Pocatello, the Greater Pocatello Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
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.
For more information and to plan your trip go to: visitpocatello.com
Photo of the Week brought to you by, Virginia State Parks
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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Photo of the Week brought to you by: Virginia State Parks
Once owned by President Thomas Jefferson, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved by Cedar Creek. Natural Bridge State Park is much more than the natural wonder. Beautiful forests, open, rolling meadows, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley display nature’s splendor. Access these via 6 miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail that leads from the bridge to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls with its 30-foot cascade. Living history programs connect you to the past and explain how people once used the area’s resources for survival and inspiration. Start at the visitor center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop. Find more information and plan your visit: http://www.amroad.net/VAStateParksPOTW