Badlands National Park

Hello again. A while ago, my wife and I decided to visit South Dakota’s Badlands National Park. Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect but usually America’s National Parks have always been impressive. Thankfully, that was the case here as well. Badlands National Park offered some of the best vistas I have ever seen. If you happen to be driving through South Dakota, I highly recommend a day at Badlands. It was quite a sight! Please enjoy my latest travel article.

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Custer State Park

After seeing Crazy Horse, our next stop was the one I was most excited about. Custer State Park is a wildlife preserve in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It’s mostly known for its 1,500 roaming buffalo. Growing up, I have never seen a buffalo except in the movie “Dances with Wolves” which was also filmed in South Dakota. Please enjoy our visit to Custer State Park, where the buffalo roam and the deer and antelope play.

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Crazy Horse Memorial

After visiting Mount Rushmore, we decided to make the Crazy Horse Memorial our next stop on our South Dakota trip. This massive sculpture is quite a bit larger than Mount Rushmore but it has yet to be completed. Presently, the Ziolkowski family continues to work on this sculpture as they have since 1948. If the Crazy Horse Memorial is completed it will be the largest sculpture in the world. Please enjoy our impressions as we visit South Dakota’s Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Hello again. Today, I’m writing to tell of our recent adventures we had out west in the state of South Dakota. It’s a pretty state with scenery that reminds me of the American west. As far as the eye could see were rolling grasslands, desolate badlands, old towns, and prairie dogs. That is, until we reached our primary destination in the Black Hills of South Dakota. These hills are home to one of the most popular and recognizable American landmarks: Mount Rushmore. Please enjoy our visit to Mount Rushmore.

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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Recently, I went hiking with my dad in Dinosaur Valley State Park. This is a popular hiking and camping area in Glen Rose, Texas. We’ve been several times but this is actually my first time writing about it. Dinosaur Valley is mostly known for it’s well preserved dinosaur tracks located along the Paluxy River. Several track sites still exist and a bit of fossilized evidence can still be found in the area which tell of a time when the park used to be a muddy shoreline along an ancient ocean. Please enjoy our journey through Dinosaur Valley State Park.

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Indiana Jones the Exhibit

Shortly after returning from North Carolina, my wife and I decided to head down to Fort Worth, Texas to check out a very enjoyable movie exhibit. It was quite a treat! Presently, in the Fort Worth museum, there is a large collection of movie props from the Indiana Jones movie series. Now, most people who know me know that I love these movies. I mean, I used to dress up as Indy when I was a kid. The Indiana Jones movies were a big influence on my life. So, when I got a chance to see the actual movie props, to say I was excited would be an understatement. Please enjoy my review of Fort Worth’s Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition.

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Linville Falls and Caverns NC

After visiting Grandfather Mountain, we decided to check out another popular North Carolina tourist attraction known as Linville Falls and Caverns. Linville Falls is a high volume, multi-tiered waterfall set at the start of Linville Gorge. Trails in the area allow different views and looks at the wild country of North Carolina. Additionally, Linville Caverns is nearby and makes for a pleasant escape from the summer heat. Please enjoy my latest article.

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