Links to Other Resources in “A Short and Sweet Introduction to the Great American West Vacation”


Here are the links for parks, attractions, hotels, and everything else in  A Short and Sweet Introduction to the Great American West Vacation.

Parks Attractions Listed by Day
Day 1 – Antique Archaeology, Iowa 80 Truck Stop
Day 2 – Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, Mt. Rushmore
Honorable Mention – Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Jewel Cave National Monument, General Black Hills Travel Website
Day 3 – Sturgis, Deadwood, Devil’s Tower, Little Bighorn Battlefield
Honorable Mention – Glacier National Park
Days 4 and 5 – Yellowstone
Honorable Mention – Grand Teton National Park, Zion National Park
Day 6 – General Lake Tahoe Travel Website
Day 7 – Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge
Day 8 – Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Carmel Mission, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Day 9 – LAdventure Tour, Newport Landing Whale Watching
Day 10 – Disneyland
Honorable Mention – Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Griffith Observatory, Getty Center, Skyspace L.A., La Brea Tar Pits, California Science Center
Joshua Tree National Park, Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park, Death Valley National Park, Yosemite National Park
San Diego Zoo, Legoland, SeaWorld, Gaslamp District, Maritime Museum
Day 11 – General Las Vegas Travel Website
Day 12 – Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon National Park, Four Corners Monument
Honorable Mention – Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park
Day 13 – Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes

Hotels We Stayed In
Day 1 – Clubhouse Hotel and Suites, Sioux Falls, SD
Day 2 – Lazy U, Rapid City, SD
Day 3 – Livingston Inn, Livingston, MT
Day 4 – Super 8, Gardiner, MT
Day 5 – Shoshone-Bannock Hotel, Fort Hall, ID
Days 6 and 7 – Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton, Dublin, CA
Day 8 – Hyatt Regency Westlake, Westlake Village, CA
Days 9 and 10 – Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn, Anaheim, CA
Day 11 – New York, New York, Las Vegas, NV
Day 12 – White Eagle Inn and Lodge, Cortez, CO
Day 13 – Kansas Country Inn, Oakley, KS

Other Books

Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills: Including the Badlands by Laural A. Bidwell
Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks by Lonely Planet
The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2018 by Unofficial Guides
Fodor’s Arizona & The Grand Canyon by Fodor’s Travel Guides

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