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  1. Default DC to Colorado and back

    My fiance and I are headed back to Colorado (where we're both from) to get married 6 short weeks from now. We have both made the trip many times, usually with 2 long days on the road and a standard overnight stop in St. Louis to sleep.
    However, this time we are planning on taking our time getting to Colorado and back, so are looking for suggestions of places to see that are somewhat along the way. Maybe spend 4 or 5 days each way, depending on what catches our eye. Any suggestions??

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    Hi Ducky281 and welcome to the RTA Forum!
    My fiance and I are headed back to Colorado (where we're both from) to get married 6 short weeks from now. We have both made the trip many times, usually with 2 long days on the road and a standard overnight stop in St. Louis to sleep.
    However, this time we are planning on taking our time getting to Colorado and back, so are looking for suggestions of places to see that are somewhat along the way. Maybe spend 4 or 5 days each way, depending on what catches our eye. Any suggestions??
    You didn't tell us much about yourselves. Are you interested in history? museums? arts? music? spots? hiking? nature? camping? fancy hotels?

    Here are a few suggestions:

    -Shenandoah NP;
    -Harper's Ferry, WV;
    -Lake Erie Wine Trail;
    -Niagara wineries;
    -Niagara Falls ;
    -Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH;
    -walking tour in The Loop, Chicago, IL;
    -Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL;
    -Ernest Hemingway Museum & Frank Lloyd Wright Home, Chicago, IL
    -Sears Tower, Chicago, IL
    -Route 66 Hall of Fame, Pontiac, IL
    -Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL
    -Gateway Arch, St. Louis;
    -guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, St. Louis;
    -St. Louis Walk of Fame;
    -National Frontier Trails Museum, Independence, MO;
    -Oregon Trail historic sites;
    -Utah : 1 2;
    -Rocky Mountain NP;
    -Great Sand Dunes NP;
    -Million Dollar Highway;
    -Mesa Verde NP;
    -Arches NP (take the hike to Delicate Arch) and Moab;
    -Bryce Canyon & Zion NP.

    We're looking forward to hear more from you!

    Gen

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    Thanks for the suggestions.
    We are mostly outdoorsy types and enjoy nature, camping, hiking and the sort. However, we are pretty easy going and enjoy checking out things that we normally would miss on a trip such as this. So historic spots or local favorites are definitely things we would like to see. We will also have our dog with us, so dog-friendly venues would be a plus.

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    Default Doggie Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by ducky281
    We will also have our dog with us, so dog-friendly venues would be a plus.
    In another thread, we shared a few dog travel ideas. Be sure to read Judy's tips and then also scroll down to the bottom of that thread for the dog travel ideas.

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    Default Mountain View, Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by ducky281
    However, we are pretty easy going and enjoy checking out things that we normally would miss on a trip such as this
    Here's one that you won't find in guidebooks.... Mountain View, Arkansas is home to the Ozark Folk Center State Park (which is in guide books) and is pretty cool. But for a real treat, go down to the park in the city centre about 8:00 pm and plan to be there several hours. Local jazz musicians have an "open session" for as long as anyone wants to play -- riffs go on all night and all levels of skill are encouraged. It is a very special place to be in the summer months.

    Mark

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