ArizonaRoadside Attractions Tag: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Cliff Dwellers Stone House In Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Last May we spent two weeks boondocking in Marble Canyon inside the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument located in northern Coconino County, Arizona. The entire area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and there are a ton of incredible places to camp there.   During our stay we went on some incredible hikes exploring […]

MuseumsSouth DakotaWelcome Centers Tag: Welcome Center

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center In Chamberlain, South Dakota

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center can be found in the rest area off I-90 in Chamberlain, South Dakota. The center commemorates the Lewis & Clark expedition through South Dakota in 1803-1806.   Interpretive panels and murals re-constructing the expedition can be found throughout the center. This small museum does an excellent job telling the […]

HikingParksTexas Tag: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Exploring Frijole Ranch At Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The historic Frijole Ranch, also known as Guadalupe Ranch, can be found in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.   The first permanent structure for the ranch was built in 1876 by the Rader brothers. The Frijole Ranch was run by multiple families until 1966 when it was sold to the National Park Service by J.C. Hunter, […]

ParksTexasVisitor Centers Tag: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The Pine Springs Visitor Center At Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The Pine Springs Visitor Center is the main visitor center and headquarters for Guadalupe Mountains National Park.   The visitor center is open daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days and their hours are 8 am – 4:30 pm. This is where all visitors pay their entrance and camping fees for the park […]

MonumentsSouth DakotaVisitor Centers Tag: Jewel Cave National Monument

The Visitor Center At Jewel Cave National Monument

The visitor center at Jewel Cave National Monument is the place to go to learn everything you need to know about this natural wonder.   The visitor center is closed each year for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days. Their hours vary greatly depending on the season. In the off season (usually mid-September to mid-May) […]