The Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina interprets a fascinating story of the best of American ingenuity, grit and perseverance. Through talks, exhibits, a movie and just walking, visitors can feel the elation felt by Wilbur and Orville Wright when their plane first stayed in the air for 12 seconds.
Visiting the Parks
Every year, thousands of pairs of feet anxiously scurry across more than 14 miles of Yellowstone National Park’s iconic, wooden boardwalk system, eager to ferry their owners to an up close and personal glimpse of hundreds of natural hydrothermal springs, geysers and waterfalls.
Water helped fuel the Industrial Revolution in Lowell, Masschusetts, in the early 1800s, providing a means of generating power for the textile mills there. Today you can float the canals that leveraged the hydropower during weekend tours at Lowell National Historical Park.
As this is the third straight wet, cool May in the Rockies, perhaps it's no surprise that David and Kay Scott were snowed upon during their visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The two spent two nights at Grand Canyon Lodge to update their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.
True, May might be a bit early to visit Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, but David and Kay Scott, on the road to update their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges, found the month perfect for a stop there.
From bead work and flint knapping to flautists and painters, Grand Teton National Park is offering a busy summer schedule of Native American artists at the Colter Bay Vistior Center and Indian Arts Museum.
Having left Canyon de Chelly National Monument behind, our lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, have settled into rooms on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
More Road Work in Yellowstone National Park's Future As Engineers Eye A Nearly 16-Mile Section of the Grand Loop Road
Yellowstone National Park officials are proposing to rebuild a nearly 16-mile stretch of the Grand Loop Road in the northern half of the park, a demanding project that will take more than a year to accomplish if approved.
If you're flexible and ready to travel, you can land some discounted lodging in Grand Teton National Park this spring and later in the fall.