32 Tips for an Amazing National Park Experience!

When’s the last time you visited a National Park?

Did you know there’s 60 of National Parks; at least one in every state? That’s ‘just’ the National Parks since 1916! There’s also countless National Monuments, Historic Landmarks, Battlefields, Military Parks, Seashores, Lakes and Rivers. They’ve grown to epic numbers of visitors. It’s fairly inexpensive, fun and a great way to get in touch with nature and the wild. At the same time, it’s a great way to learn about our Country’s history, geography and geology. Are you ready for your amazing experience?

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Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park – Scott, AR

 

In the spring of 2017, while we were relaxing for a few days at U.S. Corps of Engineers Willow Beach Campground , we found and explored Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park. It’s also registered as a National Historic Landmark. The C.O.E. campground is located at the Terry Lock and Dam in Willow Beach, not far from Little Rock.

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Appomattox Court House National Historic Park – Virginia

In the first three weeks in May 2016, we anchored down at USNWS (U.S. Naval Weapons Station) Cheatham Annex near Williamsburg, Virginia.  This liberty port was two-fold. First, for visiting friends, family and shipmates; some even 250 miles away. Second, to learn a bit of our Nation’s history at Appomattox Court House.
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A Nation’s Shame: National P.O.W. Memorial Museum and Andersonville

 

We weren’t prepared for the history lesson we learned; one that wasn’t talked about in our studies in our high school history lessons.  We’ve visited several Civil War Battlefields in the past, however, nothing ever prepared us for the experience we felt from visiting this site; Camp Sumter Confederate Prison Site at Andersonville, GA