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Tinkertown Museum & Roadside Attraction

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"I did all of this while you were watching TV" This the slogan I most remember from my visit to Tinkertown just outside Albuquerque New Mexico. Tinkertown is quite impressive. It took its creator Ross Ward 40 years to make. Now considered to be a "folk museum", Tinkertown is probably the most expansive displays of antique toys and wood...

The Bizarre and Incredible Salvation Mountain

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One of the most incredible yet bizarre roadside attractions I've seen. This guy really loves God...a lot. So much so that he created a tribute to him near Niland, along the Salton Sea, in California. It's a good thing that his God is a loving God. Salvation was created by Leonard Knight, a Korean War veteran, and is his...

Loren Pratt’s Tiny Chapel in Yuma AZ

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I'm not a religious person, but this is the smallest, most adorable little chapel you'll ever see! It's worth a stop if you're passing by, but not worth going out of your way for. What To Expect The tiny chapel is 8 ft. x 12 ft. on the inside. There are six tiny pews, which are supposedly enough to fit...

Top 5 Must See Attractions in Yosemite National Park

There are so many beautiful things to see in Yosemite, it's hard to narrow it down, especially if you only have a few days and want to maximize your time. One of the great things about Yosemite is that if you're staying in the park in a campground or lodge, you will by default see a lot of the...

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch on Route 66

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Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch is a delightful roadside attraction on old Route 66 in southern California. It's wonderfully weird and very much worth a stop if you're traveling between Los Angeles and Las Vegas! This is one of those places that use to get a lot more traffic, but has been forgotten now that Route 66 is no longer the...

Backpacking Permits for Paria Canyon & Buckskin Gulch

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Paria Canyon is a beautiful stretch of desert spanning from Utah to Arizona. The Canyon has towering walls (most famously Buckskin Gulch), huge red rock amphitheaters, sandstone arches, wooded terraces, and hanging gardens. It's very close to the popular The Wave day hiking area, all of which are included in the Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area. To protect these areas from...

How To Get a Permit For The Wave

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The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in Coyote Buttes North (not to be confused with South) in Arizona. Marked by its bright red and white "wave" or ribbon formations, it's become a wildly popular hiking destination due to the breathtaking photos visitors have shared of their visit on social media. In order to protect the area, the...

Guide to Visiting Mammoth Cave & Wild Cave Tour Review

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I had never been down into a cave system before, let alone the lonest cave system in the world (with new areas still being discovered), and it was absolutely amazing! While Mammoth Cave itself is pretty cool (and there are lots of types of tours available), the thing that was really amazing about this experience was the the Wild...

Best & Worst Yosemite Day Hikes

When I first started day hiking in Yosemite, I was very confused about the way the trails were named. Growing up on the East Coast, we have one trail to get to one destination, and that's what I was looking for here. I just wanted a simple, pretty, easy to find hike that was either a loop or an...

How to Get a Permit for Havasupai

How Do I Get A Hiking or Camping Permit For Havasupai and Havasu Falls? There is no magical secret to getting a permit for Havasupai, unless you know someone in the tourist office (which some hikers do). *** Permits are EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to get and are STRICTLY enforced.*** New for 2018: Online Reservations Available Here In previous years, to get...