The perfect place for those who love hunting and fishing. This park is also packed with American bison, elk, white-tailed deer, prairie dogs and birds. Discover why we think this is one of the top 5 former national parks to visit: https://rvlifestyle.com/5-former-national-parks-to-visit/
While you’re at Stuart Beach, visit the stunning Elliott Museum which may have the world’s greatest collection of antique Ford trucks (as well as 95 vintage cars, 10 vintage motorcycles, and 5 wooden boats). Plus exhibits on the local history of the area.
Hours are 10am-5pm daily and admission is $14/person.
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When a devastating fire in Dec. 1904 destroyed most of the buildings, townsfolk had nowhere to go but down. So they developed an underground city. It's a really cool tour. Here's a video we did on it: https://youtu.be/R0vHqf2m5c8
History Fort Lauderdale houses a historic village with the largest concentration of historic buildings remaining in Broward County.
There are four different museums here that explore and preserve the local history including:
Fort Lauderdale History Museum
1907 Pioneer House Museum
1899 Schoolhouse Museum
Hoch Heritage Center/Research Library
The museum is open year-round, hours are 12 pm-4 pm Mon-Fri and 9:30 am-4 pm on weekends. There are guided tours daily at 1, 2, and 3 pm. Always call and check ahead.
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Fort Mose State Historic Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
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Fort Mosé is a small Florida fort established when Spain was ruling, slavery was flourishing in the US colonies farther north, and because slaves were much less harshly treated by the Spaniards, there was a constant flow of escapees coming into Florida. Enslaved people who made it across the border had the option of securing their freedom by converting to Catholicism and agreeing to a term of military service. This state park tells the history in its museum, also there is a place for canoes, kayaks, bird viewing.
8. Avalon State Park, North Highway A1A, Fort Pierce, FL, USA
5400-5434 Florida A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949, USA
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The park is home to a variety of wildlife. You can spot migrating herons, egrets, osprey, and bald eagles.
You may even see threatened and endangered sea turtles, like the Loggerhead, Atlantic Green, and Leatherback. They nest on the beach during the spring and summer.
It’s fairly remote and there’s over a mile of undeveloped beachfront along the Atlantic which makes it a great spot to set up for the day.
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Across the street from the Glen Iris Inn is the William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Call ahead to see if it is open.
The museum is a window into the fascinating history of Letchworth State Park and a tribute to the efforts of Mr. Letchworth to preserve that past for all to share and enjoy.
Displays include the story of William P. Letchworth, the history of the Genesee Valley, and the lives of the many groups of people who have lived there.
The Upper Falls are located less than a half mile further south from the Middle Falls. You can walk on the Gorge Trail
alongside the river to reach Upper Falls.
An active train trestle spans the gorge above the falls and carries trains over the 140-year-old Portageville bridge. Hikers are not allowed on the iron bridge.
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888 E Las Olas Blvd Suite 210, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
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In the heart of downtown, the Riverwalk covers both the north and south banks of the New River.
There's everything from museum and historic buildings, to fashion boutiques and art galleries, to remarkable restaurants, cafes, and cocktail bars.
You could spend all afternoon strolling along this famous street and riverfront, taking in all the city has to offer.
One of the best ways to get around is the free Riverwalk Water Trolley which stops at 8 points along the Riverwalk, 4 on each side. The trolley runs daily from 10 am-10 pm.
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument spans about one million acres. It is a vast stretch of desert with a white-sandstone mesa, with incredible views, natural bridges and even a 126 foot high water fall. Be sure to stop by visitor centers for an overview.
The area is mostly white-sandstone mesa with some pretty incredible views, as well as some steep drop-offs. Here are all the best things to see and do in the area with an RV: https://rvlifestyle.com/the-grand-staircase-8-best-things-to-do-see/
Some say this is the most beautiful state park in Utah. Desert landscape with breath-taking canyons and cliffs. Amazing sunsets and sunrises. Dogs are permitted on the trails. The star-filled dark skies are breathtaking. We highly recommend.
What many say is the most beautiful state park in all of the United States. See why what we have to say here: https://rvlifestyle.com/dead-horse-point-and-goblin-valley/
Immense vertical cliffs meet with canyons carved by ice, water, and wind creating a visual masterpiece.
Just south of Avalon is the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum. It is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the United States Navy SEALs and their predecessors.
This museum really is fascinating and an inside look at the history of an elite, super-secret group of warriors, rarely and
only more recently in the public eye.
Hours are 10am-4pm Tues-Sat and 12pm-4pm Sun. Admission is $15/person.
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Located in the small town of Glenwood, Glenwood Springs has the world's largest hot springs pool. If you love soaking in natural hot tubs, this site is not to be missed!
This historic attraction offers guests three hot springs experiences to choose from.
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort offers you access to the largest hot springs pool in the world.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, also offers gorgeous stargazing opportunities. You can explore the ruins of Chaco Canyon by day and take in the splendor of the universe by night.
To find more of the best Dark Sky locations, head to our website: https://rvlifestyle.com/best-dark-sky-locations-for-stargazing/
For a glimpse into the history of the island, head for Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge. This house served as a refuge for shipwrecked sailors during the days when this area earned the nickname “The Treasure Coast”.
This is the oldest building on the Treasure Coast and the only fully-restored house of refuge (of 10) in Florida. The House is now a museum displaying historical maritime artifacts, personal items, and furnishings belonging to the House's “Keeper” and family, and pieces salvaged from old shipwrecks.
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