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Old 02-28-2018, 10:22 AM
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Road Trip Ideas Needed

Here is the deal:

Son graduates from college in May
Wants to take a 5-7 day trip with dad in May before he starts work
We live in the Midwest (IA, MN)
Do not want to fly
Budget $3k


Where should we go? Leaning a bit toward National Parks but open to most ideas
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:54 AM
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if you haven't been. Yellowstone. Hands down.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:55 AM
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Drive down to a couple lakes and ride with team talk members. Some of the best memories i have recently are from people on this forum
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:04 AM
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This past Summer, I took my family on a driving trip through Glacier NP (stayed in the town near Flathead Lake - Kalispell), then made the drive through Yellowstone NP to Teton NP. Camped just outside on some of the first-come, first-served forest area (free but my redneck a$$ didn't sleep well because of the man eaters). Then stayed in Jackson for a few nights. Jackson is fun and can be done on a budget if you know where to look. Of the parks, Glacier was most impressive from a pure visual standpoint, and the going to the Sun road is awesome. It had some nice hikes. Yellowstone was too crowded and it's still recovering from some fires. You can't lose with any of those parks though.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:04 AM
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second Yellowstone, and up to Glacier if you've never been there. Unreal.

Or run down to KY,TN see Mammoth cave do a spelunking cave tour, take a MC factory tour, KY bourbon trail, find a pull.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:07 AM
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second Yellowstone, and up to Glacier if you've never been there. Unreal.

Or run down to KY,TN see Mammoth cave do a spelunking cave tour, take a MC factory tour, KY bourbon trail, find a pull.
This, and the Corvette plant/museum if that interests you. Agreed Mammoth Cave is great.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:55 AM
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Glacier is great, I live south of it in Missoula well worth the drive from Minnesota. Little too cold for most of us to have the boats in the water yet but it can be done if you have wetsuits and we get a warm spell early in April to get the water warmed up.

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Old 02-28-2018, 11:57 AM
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Yellowstone, agreeing with others here. Kids and I take several roadies each year. Ski in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho. Boat with TT’rs in Tennessee. Hike, camp the badlands and Devils Tower sounds like fun trip too. There are some pretty cool caves in Arkansas. Appalachian trail hikes are fun.
If you both golf - pick out a few courses and make a loop.
Love road trippin with my kids!!
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:59 AM
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if you haven't been. Yellowstone. Hands down.
better get out and reserve spots now if you aren't too late already.. Last year Yellowstone had roads closed into late April early May...

I would recommend Yosemite too... or Bryce Canyon it will be nice in May...and after this winter being warm in Bryce would rock!

Glacier maybe full of snow yet...we are headed there for 2 weeks this summer... can't wait

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Old 02-28-2018, 12:01 PM
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This, and the Corvette plant/museum if that interests you. Agreed Mammoth Cave is great.
lol, I knew someone would fill that in, I just couldn't. Not my thing AT ALL.
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