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    Me and my mom and daughter are taking a road trip from Florence Alabama to Las Vegas Nevada . does anyone have suggestions on things to see

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    There are quite literally millions of things you could see between Alabama and Las Vegas. The RTA Map Center can help you find lots of things right along your route that might strike your interest.

    However, if you want any specific help in a forum setting, you're going to have to provide a lot more information, like how long you plan to be on the road, what kinds of things you are interested in seeing and doing, and which things are already on your personal "must see" list. Basically, the more you can tell us, the more other people will be help you plan your trip.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Southern California


    Welcome aboard RTA! How special, that the three generations want to take a road trip together!

    If you haven't already done so, you should gather together either a good road atlas, such as the Rand McNally, or the maps for the states between you and Nevada. If you're a AAA member, you can get those maps "free". An atlas can be had at your local big box store or bookstore, or online at the RTA store (just scroll down).

    At 1750 miles, you'll want to allot at *least* three days for the journey, adding days for any planned sightseeing stops. Just throwing out some ideas to get your brain rolling, along a direct route, you've got Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas), the Oklahoma City memorial, Cadillac Ranch (a place with Cadillacs stuck in the sand, nose first, and you bring cans of spray paint and graffiti them with permission), Petroglyphs National Monument, National Museum of Nuclear Science (both of these are in Albuquerque), Petrified Forest National Park, stand on a corner in Winslow-Arizona, Meteor Crater, Grand Canyon National Park, and portions of old US-66 in Arizona.

    And there is a lot more that's a short trip from the direct route, and a lot more than that if you are returning to Alabama, and can go a different route.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia

    Default Planning a road trip.

    When you sit down with the atlas or maps, you may find this paragraph useful.

    Quote Originally Posted by AZBuck
    Start with maps. Not GPS, not software, not Google, but real honest-to-god paper maps that show you your entire route, that you can mark up (and erase), that you can stick pins in, and that show something about the land you'll be driving through. Those are your essential tool in any RoadTrip planning process. Start by marking all the places you know you want to visit. Then connect the dots. Then look for more places of interest and scenic routes along the lines connecting the dots. Repeat until you've got as many sites and roads as you think you want.


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