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Old 06-03-2015, 04:44 PM   #1
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Question Best guides to scenic drives and locations?

Where to go?

My wife and I are looking for great guides to interesting places to see, state by state.

What do some of you use to find interesting destinations?
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Where to go?

My wife and I are looking for great guides to interesting places to see, state by state.

What do some of you use to find interesting destinations?
Time....
Pick a place to journey to or toward - take your time getting there.

Use Google.
This list is going around on Face Book.

It's been noted that many great places are overlooked - but stopping along the way to any of them will provide lots to see. So where are these 50 stops by state...

Here is the list of the landmarks you’d stop at in each state on this road trip:

1. Grand Canyon, AZ
2. Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
3. Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID
4. Yellowstone National Park, WY
5. Pikes Peak, CO
6. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
7. The Alamo, TX
8. The Platt Historic District, OK
9. Toltec Mounds, AR
10. Elvis Presley’s Graceland, TN
11. Vicksburg National Military Park, MS
12. French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
13. USS Alabama, AL
14. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
15. Okefenokee Swamp Park, GA
16. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC
17. Lost World Caverns, WV
18. Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, NC
19. Mount Vernon, VA
20. White House, Washington, DC
21. Colonial Annapolis Historic District, MD
22. New Castle Historic District, Delaware
23. Cape May Historic District, NJ
24. Liberty Bell, PA
25. Statue of Liberty, NY
26. The Mark Twain House & Museum, CT
27. The Breakers, RI
28. USS Constitution, MA
29. Acadia National Park, ME
30. Mount Washington Hotel, NH
31. Shelburne Farms, VT
32. Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
33. Spring Grove Cemetery, OH
34. Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
35. West Baden Springs Hotel, IN
36. Abraham Lincoln’s Home, IL
37. Gateway Arch, MO
38. C. W. Parker Carousel Museum, KS
39. Terrace Hill Governor’s Mansion, IA
40. Taliesin, WI
41. Fort Snelling, MN
42. Ashfall Fossil Bed, NE
43. Mount Rushmore, SD
44. Fort Union Trading Post, ND
45. Glacier National Park, MT
46. Hanford Site, WA
47. Columbia River Highway, OR
48. San Francisco Cable Cars, CA
49. San Andreas Fault, CA
50. Hoover Dam, NV

Very familiar with some and not so much with others.
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Close your eyes.

We've been known to blindly throw a dart at the map.
That's how we discovered the Ho Hum RV Park near Carrabelle, FL.

Heartily recommend the dart method when you can't make a decision.

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My wife and I are looking for great guides to interesting places to see, state by state.



What do some of you use to find interesting destinations?

Try the "weird" series of books.....they have one for many states. Gives interesting facts, and little known places to visit.

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Here's a site for America's Scenic Byways:

America's Byways

In addition, Google each state for their list of scenic byways or scenic drives.

Also, purchase the 'Mountain Directory for Truckers and RVers' available on their own site. Buying it through Amazon is very expensive for some reason. We use it all the time when traveling those wonderful mountain roads and that's where all the scenery is!
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I usually Google an individual state tourism website (Like "Michigan Tourism"). Sometimes the name will vary, but usually more than one site per state will appear on a Google search.

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What do some of you use to find interesting destinations?
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Here's a site for America's Scenic Byways:

America's Byways

In addition, Google each state for their list of scenic byways or scenic drives.

Also, purchase the 'Mountain Directory for Truckers and RVers' available on their own site. Buying it through Amazon is very expensive for some reason. We use it all the time when traveling those wonderful mountain roads and that's where all the scenery is!
Thanks!

We have the Mountain Directory. It has made our drives much less stressful by knowing exactly what kind of steep downhills were coming up, allowing us to plan for them.

We love the wonderful tow/haul setting on our Ford V10 that does an automatic downshift to a lower gear when you do a short, firm brake to roll off some speed if it gathers too much.

Nothing like letting the engine hold you to the right speed on a long 7% grade, not having to even touch the brakes, keeping them cool.
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