As we have been getting more and more into our new found hobby, I stumbled upon the National Parks Travelers Club. The Club is a non-profit club whose mission is promoting park visitation and providing fellowship and recognition for everyone interested in visiting the parks.
Seeing as we are hooked, we decided to join. We have only been members for a few days and are very impressed with the quality and magnitude of information the small membership fee ($10.00) brings. Being a Google Earth Pro trainer, I was … Continue reading
The New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park is a fairly new park established in 1994. The site is only a few blocks from the Jean Lafitte National Park headquarter, in the middle of the French Quarter. On our visit we had the pleasure of experiencing Jazz music first hand. Their was a live Jazz Band. The location is very small, and in a very nondescript building, only a small sign on the outside. The French Quarter location does have not have 7 day a week operating hours like most parks, … Continue reading
The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is comprised of six parks. Each park is really worth a visit as they are all unique and showcase treasures of southern Louisiana. Truly each one could stand on its own as a park. We only visited four of the six parks, but we have a ton to share about our experiences.
National Park Service website: http://www.nps.gov/jela/
We visited Chalmette Battlefield first; this was not our favorite in the group, but it still had a lot of information. The highlight … Continue reading
The National Park Service has created a useful and very informative site to help you plan out your “Summer National Park Adventure.” My wife and I have several National park visits planned for the upcoming months. We hope to visit sites in the National Capital Region as well as a few other regions. Check out the new site and start planning your next trip at http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/plan_your_visit/index.htm. Don’t forget your passport book!… Continue reading
The Los Angeles Times has a great list of the 20 least visited National Monuments.
Here is the list:
20. Chiricahua, Arizona (Western) – Visitors in 2009: 60,851
19. Tonto, Arizona (Western) – Visitors in 2009: 60,534
18. Capulin Volcano, New Mexico (Southwest) – Visitors in 2009: 50,935
17. Pipe Spring, Arizona (Western) – Visitors in 2009: 49,433
16. El Morro, New Mexico (Southwest) – Visitors in 2009: 48,245
15. Buck Island Reef, U.S. Virgin Islands (Southeast… Continue reading
This year’s National Stamp is Dinosaur National Monument.
Fort Stanwix National Monument (North Atlantic)
George Washington Birthplace National Monument (Mid-Atlantic)
Piscataway Park (National Capital)
Fort Matanzas National Monument (Southeast)
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (Midwest)
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site (Southwest)
Capitol Reef National Park (Rocky Mountain)… Continue reading