Visiting America’s most popular National Parks in the past few years has become a daunting challenge due to overcrowding and limited time frames for optimal weather. But, we’ve found ways to avoid those challenges! These are the best times to visit each park to get the most out of your National Park experience!
In the past several decades, through federally protected preserves and wildlife conservation programs, America’s magnificent bison can be seen in the wild once again. Perhaps not the vast numbers of pre 1800’s, but today, 19 bison herds in 12 states roam the Plains and Prairies of America. And, in 2016, the bison was designated as our National Mammal of the United States. So, let’s find where the best places to see bison in America are!
In Deadwood, South Dakota, there’s a little known attraction called Tatanka: The Story of the American Bison. Founded by Kevin Costner, this educational monarch was created to bring awareness to its’ visitors regarding the real reasons that led to the unimaginable close-to-extinction of the Bison. Continue reading “Tatanka: Story of the American Bison – South Dakota”
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the least visited National Parks. Located in western North Dakota, this crown jewel of the National Parks gets far few visitors than Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons. But, don’t skip this off-the-beaten path park because it’s the perfect solitude-seeking destination that plays host to wildlife viewing, hiking and spiritual connection.
While exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, we camped at Cottonwood Campground inside the park. It’s located just five miles from the National Park’s South Unit park entrance. Our plans were originally to camp three nights. Due inclement weather, we ended up staying a few more days. But it was more than the cold rain that kept us there!
Antelope Island links itself to the mainland by a causeway dividing the Great Salt Lake. But ironically, the antelope aren’t the main attraction. Instead, we went to see the Prairie Bison.