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Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Scott, Kansas
Brown vs. Board of Education, National Historic Site, Topeka, KS
Tallgrass Prairie National Grassland Preserve, Highway 177, Kansas
Three Trails Park, National Historic Trails: Oregon, Santa Fe, and California Trails, Independence, Missouri
Harry S. Truman’s Home, National Historic Site, Independence, Missouri
Pony Express Trail, National Historic Trail, Hwy 36, Kansas
Lewis and Clark Trail, National Historic Trail, Highway 7, Kansas
Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, Nebraska04/18/2017 at 9:18 am #4285emclineyKeymaster
Great Neil, glad you see you participating.06/02/2017 at 8:38 pm #4978
Nicodemus National Historic Site, Nicodemus, KS06/02/2017 at 8:57 pm #4979
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, NM06/02/2017 at 9:19 pm #4980
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.06/02/2017 at 9:55 pm #4981
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.06/14/2017 at 9:27 pm #5014
National Water Trail, managed by the National Park Service, the Kansas River at Eudora, KS.06/25/2017 at 9:01 pm #5022
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)07/19/2017 at 10:09 pm #5050
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, Colorado10/16/2017 at 8:18 pm #5149
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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