National Parks

Places within the National Park System

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Pompeys Pillar

Follow Roxie on the Road Explore Pompeys Pillar National Monument  William Clark carved his name onto Pompeys Pillar during the Corps of Discovery’s 1806 journey home. Meriwether Lewis and Clark had separated to explore more territory. nearly 200 years later, President Bill Clinton preserved the Montana formation as Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Pompeys Pillar is …

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The 6 best things to do in Allamakee County

Follow Roxie on the Road Enjoy the 6 best things to do in Allamakee County Allamakee County (pronounced ALL-uh-muh-KEE) in Northeast Iowa is home to incredible views along the Mississippi River, including the Yellow River State Forest. Numerous outdoor experiences await your exploration. As you would expect from Roxie on the Road, traveling the entire …

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Join our Midwest Road Trip Adventures

Follow Roxie on the Road Order the must-read book Midwest Road Trip Adventures I’m so excited to tell you about the book — our book — Midwest Road Trip Adventures. The book is a detailed guide for road trippers, and you must have it. Order directly from the publisher and choose my name, Roxie Yonkey, …

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Top 10 reasons to enjoy Florissant Fossil Beds

Follow Roxie on the Road Escape to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Here are 10 great reasons to visit Colorado’s sequoia trees. Sequoias don’t grow in Colorado now. But they once did. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument preserves a forest of petrified sequoia stumps. For the rest of the story, we have to enter geologic …

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13 perfect Southeast Montana day trips

Follow Roxie on the Road Billings promotes itself as Montana’s Trailhead. Therefore, let’s take Billings at its word and enjoy a Great American Road Trip through Southeast Montana attractions. We’ll visit the West’s most famous battlefield, see William Clark’s carved signature, ride in a national recreation area, and enjoy terrific scenery. Finally, we’ll visit an …

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Follow the Great Platte River Road

Follow Roxie on the Road Follow historic overland trails along Nebraska’s Great Platte River Road The Great Platte River Road was the greatest migration route for Americans who yearned to conquer the West. Follow their road from Grand Island to Scottsbluff through Kearney (KAR-nee), North Platte (PLAT), and Ogallala (OH-guh-la-la).  An estimated 350,000 overland trail …

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Things to do around Devils Tower are terrific

Follow Roxie on the Road Top things to do around Devils Tower in the Black Hills Devils Tower is the icon of the Northern Black Hills. Even though the national monument is across the Wyoming state line, touring the Black Hills without seeing Devils Tower is like eating pizza without cheese — or mashed potatoes …

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