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Jewel Cave National Monument: A South Dakota Gem

Jewel Cave National Monument: A South Dakota Gem

Two of the world’s largest cave systems are tucked away in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Jewel Cave National Monument winds through 202 miles of mapped cave shafts, making it the third largest cave in the world. The cave, located a few miles west…

Keeping Your Kids Safe at National Parks

Keeping Your Kids Safe at National Parks

It happened again. We saw another video of a child attacked by a bison at a national park site. Every year, we see videos of animals attacking people at our parks. And the animals are not to blame. They are acting instinctively. However, there is…

What You Need to Know for Visiting Pearl Harbor

What You Need to Know for Visiting Pearl Harbor

When our family planned a trip to Hawaii, I knew that the one thing I wanted to do on the island of Oahu was visit Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is one of the most iconic sites in American history. On the morning of December 7,…

Eight Things to Do at Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico

Eight Things to Do at Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico

Often, it is said that the United States is a young country. And that’s true. Compared to European, Asian, and African countries, the United States is a newcomer on the scene. However, that does not mean that the states are devoid of history. You only…

Best Devils Tower Activities for Families

Best Devils Tower Activities for Families

Devils Tower is the iconic movie location at the conclusion of Steven Speilberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” But it is so much more than that. President Theodore Roosevelt found the site so special that he used the U.S. Antiquities Act to designated Devils…

Mount Rushmore: A Photo Travelogue

Mount Rushmore: A Photo Travelogue

Mount Rushmore is one of the most iconic sites in the United States. The sculpture of four U.S. Presidents is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Each year, three million tourists visit the site. Recently, Family Well Traveled returned to Mount Rushmore. We…

Rocky Mountain National Park Guide for Families

Rocky Mountain National Park Guide for Families

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the crown jewels of the National Park Service. It’s not the largest park (although it’s the largest in Colorado). However, it is packed with things to do. The park boasts over 100 peaks at 11,000 feet in altitude…

A Trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

A Trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Some of its rock walls are deeper than you’ll find in parts of the Grand Canyon. For more than 2 million years, the Gunnison River has chiseled away the rock canyon walls, at the rate of one paper width per year. Painted Wall, its largest…

Ultimate Guide to the Cliff Palace Tour at Mesa Verde

Ultimate Guide to the Cliff Palace Tour at Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde National Park, located in the southwestern corner of Colorado has captivated tourists for decades since two cowboys happened upon Cliff Palace in December 1888. Since then, Cliff Palace has been the quintessential stop for those admiring the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. The…

National Park Photos: A Tribute

National Park Photos: A Tribute

We at Family Well Traveled love our national parks. With more than 400 national park sites, there is plenty to see and do. We have a lot of sites left to visit. Still, we thought in honor of National Parks Week (which occurs each April),…