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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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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Experience the Sights & Sounds of the Sandhill Cranes

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:
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See How Gulf County, FL Inspires Master Photographer David Sussman

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.

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