The National Park Service has been celebrating the best in our nation’s historical and natural preservation with sites that are as magnificent as they are educational. However, some historical sites are little narrower in the frame of reference, either celebrating a famed scientist or a work of fiction that many people have loved for decades. Although they are not a part of the NPS, the certainly could be, and are still worth checking out on your next road trip.
When most people hear “Washington state”, they generally think about cold, rainy weather, coffee, and grunge music. However, what many people don’t realize is that Washington is actually home to some beautiful beaches. It may not always be the tropical day with your feet in the water and sand, but for those seeking a day away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, a day at the beach is always a great idea.
Many trips often ask you to make a choice: explore the great outdoors, or spend time touring the city. Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park says why not both? This historic park combines the historic reenactment town charm with beautiful park views. Whether you want to spend a day in a museum setting, hiking, or learning about the colonial era of our nation, Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park has a little something for everyone.
The Midwest has a huge collection of oddities, nationally recognized landmarks, and other unique offerings you just can’t find anywhere else. Sometimes it feels like you can’t turn around without seeing something of significance in Middle America.
While everyone knows about the St. Louis Gateway Arch or Mount Rushmore, there are so many other unique historic landmarks that you can visit. Here are five historic landmarks you may not have known about that you can visit on your next Midwestern road trip.
Public art displays are a great way to show off local talent, keep the arts alive, and inspire the community. Without it, our cities are just roads and grey square buildings. And while famous sculptures can specifically be found in dedicated places, like at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and other sculpture gardens throughout the United States, it’s more fun to find them spring up from the ground in the middle of the city.