Road through Blue Belle Lodge Cabins in Custer State Park
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Custer Cabins: Blue Bell Lodge

If you're traveling to the Black Hills of South Dakota, you can't go wrong staying in Custer State Park. Located near Rapid City, this state park rivals many national parks in terms of awesomeness! Fortunately, there are many Custer Cabins available right in the middle of the action! Blue Bell Lodge Cabins We stayed in… Continue reading Custer Cabins: Blue Bell Lodge

Slyvan Lake in Custer State Park
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7 Things to Do in Custer State Park

Custer State Park surprised me. I’m not sure exactly what I expected. But, that wasn’t it. This state park in the Black Hills of South Dakota rivals some of the national parks in terms of awesomeness! Custer State Park is one of the largest state parks in the US. It is located approximately 30 miles… Continue reading 7 Things to Do in Custer State Park

Wind Cave National Park Prairie Dogs
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Fun Fact: Wind Cave National Park

The main attraction at Wind Cave National Park is, of course, the cave itself.  This incredible cave system boasts the largest concentration of rare boxwork formations in the world. With all those passages, it is one colossal underground maze. In your excitement to tour the cave, don’t miss what’s on top! Above Wind Cave sits… Continue reading Fun Fact: Wind Cave National Park

Custer State Park Bison
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Fun Fact: The Custer State Park Buffalo Herd

The bison, commonly referred to the as the American buffalo, was officially designated the National Mammal of the United States in 2016. Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota is one of the best places to see these magnificent mammals. Buffalo were introduced to Custer State Park in 1936. The small herd… Continue reading Fun Fact: The Custer State Park Buffalo Herd

Northern California Coast near Redwood National and State Parks
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7 Budget Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas

Trying to decide where to go on summer vacation but worried about the budget? Don't stress! It is possible to have an awesome family trip without breaking the bank! To find that destination that fits your family's budget, consider summer vacation ideas that are a little different.  By this I mean avoid the headliner destinations… Continue reading 7 Budget Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas

Yellowstone National Park bison
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Spotting Buffalo in Yellowstone National Park

The buffalo (a.k.a. bison) is an amazing animal.  Yellowstone National Park is a fantastic place to view these majestic creatures which are often considered a historical symbol of America.  Yellowstone is home to approximately 5000 bison and the largest continuous herd of buffalo on public lands.  Because these bison are accustomed to park traffic (but not… Continue reading Spotting Buffalo in Yellowstone National Park