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    AvatarNeal Bralley
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    Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Scott, Kansas

    Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, KS

    Brown vs. Board of Education, National Historic Site, Topeka, KS

     

    Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas

    Tallgrass Prairie National Grassland Preserve, Highway 177, Kansas

    Three Trails Park, National Historic Trails

    Three Trails Park, National Historic Trails:  Oregon, Santa Fe, and California Trails, Independence, Missouri

    Harry S. Truman's Home

    Harry S. Truman’s Home, National Historic Site, Independence, Missouri

    Pony Express Trail

    Pony Express Trail, National Historic Trail, Hwy 36, Kansas

    Lewis and Clark Trail

    Lewis and Clark Trail, National Historic Trail, Highway 7, Kansas

    Homestead National Monument

    Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, Nebraska

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    #4285
    Avataremcliney
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    Great Neil, glad you see you participating.

    #4978
    AvatarNeal Bralley
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    Nicodemus National Historic Site, Nicodemus, KS

    Nicodemus National Historic Site, Nicodemus, KS

    #4979
    AvatarNeal Bralley
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    Fort Larned National Historic Site, Fort Larned, KS

    White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

     

    Salinas Pueblo Missions:  Abo, Gran Quivira, and Quarai ruins

     

    Historic Route 66, (Central Avenue) Downtown Albuquerque, NM

     

    #4980
    AvatarNeal Bralley
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    Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque, NM

     

    El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail, Bernallilo, NM

     

    Valles Grande National Preservation Area.  This is a place worth a journey to view in my opinion.  It is a volcanic caldera between Jemez Springs and Los Alamos, New Mexico.  It is on a road replete with steep, decreasing radius turns.  It is one thing going up those curves, but it is altogether a more challenging and dangerous ride going down through those curves.  If the sign says 10 MPH, then that is a good speed to negotiate the curve in dry conditions if you are new to the road.  (If there is icy or snowy conditions, I would stay away from it on two wheels.)  I know from my college years that experienced racing bicycle riders have ridden off that road, never to be seen alive again.  All of that said, it is worth the ride!

     

    Bandelier National Monument; a cliff dwelling not far from Los Alamos, NM.  Los Alamos is supposed to have a Manhattan Project exhibit under the auspices of the National Park Services, but after speaking to police, residents and finally two janitor ladies in one of the lodges in the museum area; they told me thought that exhibit was not open to the public as it is currently still within the laboratory, and you have to gain special access to get inside the lab — good luck, and probably time better spent getting on to the next National Park Service venue!  Now, if you are interested in science, Los Alamos has some great museums on the development of all manner of nuclear energy.

     

    Pecos National Historic Park, New Mexico

     

    Fort Union National Monument off of I-25 in New Mexico just north of Las Vegas, NM.  I got there before the Ranger arrived.  He came just as I was getting my photographs.

     

    Bent’s Old Fort through my GS’s windshield; this old fort is just outside of La Junta, Colorado.

    #4981
    AvatarNeal Bralley
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    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, vicinity Carlsbad, New Mexico

     

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas.  This is a relatively new National Park about 43 miles south of Carlsbad Caverns.  If you go in the summer months plan for the heat and take water.  It is at the start of one of those “113 miles without services type roads”!  Nice scenery there if you travel about sunset.  Mountains are to the west of the park highway.

     

    #5014
    AvatarNeal Bralley
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    National Water Trail, managed by the National Park Service, the Kansas River at Eudora, KS.

     

    #5022
    AvatarNeal Bralley
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    Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Nebraska City, NE

    Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Nebraska City, NE

     

    Mormon Pioneer Historic Trail, Macedonia, IA at the Nishnabotna River Crossing (vicinity just to the west of U.S. Highway 59)

     

    #5050
    AvatarNeal Bralley
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    Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

    Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

    Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado

     

    Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah

    Golden Spike National Historic Site, Promontory, Utah

    Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman, Idaho

    Minidoka National Historic Site, Idaho

    City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho

    Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

    Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.  This is on Utah Highway 12 an All-American Byway.  Reputedly, this is perennially one of the top 10 motorcycle routes within the United States.  I wasn’t disappointed.  A section of it is known as “Hell’s Backbone,” a two lane road, no guardrails, and an 800-foot cliff on each side of the road!  It doesn’t get any better than that!

    Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

    Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

    Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah

    Colorado National Monument, Fruita, Colorado

     

    #5149
    AvatarNeal Bralley
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    Wilson's Creek National Military Park, MO

    Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Battlefield, Missouri.

     

    Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, Monett, MO.

     

    Pea Ridge National Military Park, Arkansas.

     

    Natchez Trace Parkway, National Park Service, Tupelo, Mississippi.

     

    Tupelo National Battlefield, Tupelo, Mississippi.

     

    Prices Cross Roads National Battlefield, Bethany, Mississippi.

     

    Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh, Tennessee.

     

    Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Dover, Tennessee.

     

    Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri.

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