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The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Washington – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

Posted on September 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

If you enjoy wildlife and plan on heading to Washington State then you will definitely want to check out the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. The park is situated on 723 acres on there is something for everyone from animals to meadows and lakes to trails. Animal enthusiasts and children will especially enjoy seeing the 200 North American animals that call the park home.

The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is not like every other wildlife park you may have visited in the past. You can ride trams and tour the free-roaming area where you will be able to see woodland caribou, Roosevelt elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bison, mountain goats, and more. You can also see natural exhibits by walking the forested pathways where you will be able to see wolves, bobcats, cougars, owls, wetland animals, grizzlies, black bears, lynx, eagles, owls, and more. You can get a great deal of exercise by walking the nature trails that stretch five miles and your family will also enjoy the Cheney Family Discovery Center where kids can get hands-on.

The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is open year round and each season provides a new experience. The animals have thick winter coats during the winter and play in the cool air. If it snows then the park is absolutely gorgeous and something you will want to see. During the spring the weather is warming up and everything begins to turn green. It’s baby season, which means by summer you will be able to see baby spotted elk, little fawns, bison calves, and more. The fall is a special time at the park, too, and the leaves are gorgeous as they change to gold, orange, and red.

You may want to pack a picnic basket or eat at the Fir Bough Café. There is a gift shop, behind the scenes programs, group rates, school programs, educational workshops and more. Parking is free and the trails and all facilities are ADA Accessible. If you are in the Seattle area you can easily make a day trip as it is only 55 miles south of the city. The park is open year round, but the schedule varies depending on the season. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the last week of the year.

Milwaukee Museum of Art in Wisconsin – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

Posted on September 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

An educational place to visit on your next Wisconsin vacation is the Milwaukee Museum of Art. Even if the sound of this doesn’t sound that great to you because you aren’t into museums or art you should still visit because it really is an experience of a lifetime. First of all you will see the Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, which is some amazing architecture that is worth the visit alone. In fact, this piece of architecture has received a great deal of attention worldwide for its beauty and architectural design. You really should visit the Milwaukee Museum of Art to see this beautiful Pavilion and for all the rest it has to offer as well!

The Art museum is located on Lake Michigan, which is beautiful in itself. It actually looks like a gigantic sailboat the way it is designed and the way the “wings” come up from the water, or the way it appears to come up from the water. This is a beautiful place to take some photos if you are into photography or if you simply like to remember the places you visited on vacation. The landscaping around the museum is also beautiful and practically a work of art in itself as well. By the time you have seen the exterior, landscaping, and the Pavilion you will already be overwhelmed with the beauty of the museum and sufficiently immersed in art to walk in the doors and see all that is on display. The exhibits change periodically although there are some permanent collections on display as well. You will be amazed at all that is on display and really enjoy the art inside even if you aren’t an art lover to begin with.

There is a parking garage underground just off Michigan Street however there is also metered parking on the street outside. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students are just $4 dollars. When accompanied by an adult children under 12 are free.

There is a website that has great information on USA Vacations and Unique Travel Spots Listed State By State and Season, the website is called: Seasonal Vacation Spots, and can be found at this url:

http://www.seasonalvacationspots.com

By Robert W. Benjamin

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The Corn Palace In Mitchell, South Dakota – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

Posted on September 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

There are some places in the world where you just have to visit and the Corn Palace in South Dakota is one of them. If you are going to be anywhere in the vicinity then you must check it out. You will find that it was really worth your time and a lot of fun for the entire family, which is always a good thing! Not to mention, admission is free and that is always a good thing, especially for big families!

The first Corn Palace was known as the ‘Corn Belt Exposition’ and it was built back in the late 1890s. The Corn Palace, or Exposition, was a place where people could show their fruits and vegetables just to show how great South Dakota’s soil really was. Then, when the first festival was held in 1921 a tradition was started that exists to this day. The paintings, designs, and murals on the exterior of the building are completely removed every year and new ones are applied. This requires a great deal of work by local artists as well as grain, corn, straw, oats, wheat, and much more.

The Corn Palace is sort of a multi-use building where sports events, shows, and more are held on a regular basis so no matter when you stop in you will surely find some great events to see. The point of the Corn Palace is to honor South Dakota’s heritage and it does a really good job of it. The Corn Palace is located in Mitchell and is open from 8 am to 9 pm daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. The months of April, May, September and October have a shorter schedule with 8 am to 5 pm every day and the months of November through March run an even more reduced schedule with 8 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday.

There is a website that has great information on USA Vacations and Unique Travel Spots Listed State By State and Season, the website is called: Seasonal Vacation Spots, and can be found at this url: http://www.seasonalvacationspots.com

By Robert W. Benjamin

You may publish this article in your ezine, newsletter, or on your web site as long as it is reprinted in its entirety and without modification except for formatting needs or grammar corrections.

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