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Posted: 02/25/10 04:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We will be heading to Yellowstone from Soo Michigan. Hitting Wisconsin Dells, Mall of America, Rushmore, Wind Cave...big stuff I know.

The little stuf is what I am looking for. Interesting museums, quirky side trips, unique natural features....that kind of stuff.

Any suggestions?

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Must see Wall Drug in Wall SD and Corn Palace in Mitchell SD

Then there is Pipestone National Monument (Clicky) in southern MN near I90.

Also visit Devil's Tower and the drive through Badlands National Park in SD

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we did some of that trip this past summer. This trip report may help you out...
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23004720.cfm

gives some more detail on wall drug, pipestone and such... as for quirky, see the part about the spam museum....

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Posted: 02/25/10 05:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Crazy Horse Monument.


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For got about Crazy horse. Gonna see that too. Heard about Wall Drug also. Said you are almost beat into stopping there becasue there are 500 billboards for it.

Spam Museum is on the list too. I just laughed when I saw that on roadtrip america.

Have to look into pipestone.

Didn't know Devil's Tower was on the way.

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Definitely the Corn Palace (Mitchell, SD), Wall Drug (Wall), Bad Lands (Interior to Wall), Rushmore (Keystone), Crazy Horse (Custer) and Devils Tower (Sundance - Moorcroft, WY)

If anyone in your family likes dolls, there's an interesting doll museum across the street from the Corn Palace in Mitchell -- lots of very, very old dolls, as well as a small retail doll store in the gift shop.

Rapid City has several interesting attractions. I think my favorite is an old one there -- the Reptile Gardens. It's especially good for younger kids -- lots of fun shows in the summer -- alligator wrestling, old west shoot outs, bird shows, etc. A mile or so past the Reptile Gardens (heading SW out of town) is Bear Country, and a half mile past it is a petting zoo if you have little ones.

Another fun stop for kids (and adults) is gold panning in Lead, SD. They sell you some gravel, give (rent) you a pan and show you how to pan for gold. Everybody finds a little color. Deadwood is just a couple miles down the road from Lead -- good for gambling and maybe a tour of the old west center of the Black Hills Gold Rush. Wild Bill and Calamity Jane are buried in Deadwood's Boot Hill. The small museum there is worth a visit if you enjoy old west history.

Jewel Cave near Custer is good if you like cave tours. And I think my favorite spot in the Black Hills is Custer State Park -- the Wildlife Loop, especially in early morning. They also have several nice campgrounds there.

A nice way to leave the southern Black Hills is via Spearfish Canyon, which you'll find a few miles SW of Lead.

The first small (really small) town you'll come to in Wyoming is Beulah. You'd actually have to exit a half mile before you get there. Follow the road (old Highway 14-16) through town. (It parallels I-90) In about 5 miles you'll come to the Vore Buffalo Jump. This will soon become a rest stop with a nice visitor center, but for now it's rustic and not heavily visited. After visiting it, just continue west on the old highway and it'll lead you back to I-90 in a few miles.

And one of our favorite campgrounds is the one in Devils Tower Nat'l Monument. There's drinking water, but no hookups at all. If you need hookups plan on the KOA just outside the gate. Both have great views of the Tower. Coming from the east, I'd exit I-90 at Sundance, then re-enter I-90 at Moorcroft after visiting the site.

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If you are going west on I-94 a 2-day stop at Roosevelt N.P. in Medora is worth it. Suggest staying at the Medora City CG. Lots and lots of buffalo (correction: bison) and their synergistic friends the prairie dogs.

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Bad Lands, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Devil's Tower, Little Big Horn (must detour for it), & Cody, WY.

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Teddy Roosevelt had lots of Bison, even in the campground at times, I would not want to miss staying in the park if at all possible, IMHO.

Saw a few horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park's south unit and north unit in North Dakota. They came into the campground along with some Bison as well as being along some parts of the loop road.

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Bison in Custer SP:
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Around a Bend -July 2006
Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train

We had also stopped at the Teddy Roosevelt Nat’l Park North Unit near Watford, ND for a night around July 19-2009. We had been there last year, but this year we found the first 6 or 7 miles from the entrance was under construction, very dusty and slow going. But we got to see many Bison. It was very quite there, overall we enjoyed it a lot. Should be a nice roadway this coming season.

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Juniper Campground - very nice, very quite!

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Clifts in shadows

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Little Missouri River

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One of Many Bison

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Traffic Jam at T R's

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Camp Site in Morning Light

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Bison near PicNic area & RV dump site.

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Dust Bath Area by Pic Nic area

Buffalo Bill State Park Headquarters, nine miles west of Cody on US Highway 14-16-20. The majestic peaks of the Absaroka Mountains dominate the scenery. We drove by this lake & campgrounds last Aug-2009.

Yellowstone has neat things to see as well of course:

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone -Falls

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Black Bear

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Yellowstone Lake near Fishing Bridge Area

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Bison -Hayden Valley

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Mammoth Campground Yellowstone

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Devil's Tower July 2006
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It';ll be me, the wife, 8 year old son and mother in law. I'm just a big kid too so things that a 8 year old would like....I like too. LOL

Thanks for the input.

Can't wait to take this trip. Planning about a 3 week trip in late July early August.

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Very quirky side trip - http://www.thehouseontherock.com/HOTR_AttractionMain.htm

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