Minnesota Parent - School Days Column - June
In my Garden - June

Snapshots From the Wild West

Our family has just returned from a family adventure out west.  As soon as school was out we loaded up our camper trailer and went on the road, following the path of a route that we has planned over our long winter.

Our travels took us to the following places:

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Dakota

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Medicine Rocks State Park, Montana

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Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming

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Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota

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Custer State Park, South Dakota

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Wind Caves National Park, South Dakota

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

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This was an amazing family adventure!

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*We saved a lot of money this year with the National Park Service Every Kid in a Park Fourth Grade Pass.  Our fourth grader was at the perfect age for this trip and was really able to take a lot in from the learning associated with our adventures at the Visitor Centers and programming.   Throughout our trip our kids participated and extended their experiences with the Junior Ranger activities at the National Parks we visited as well.  I highly recommend taking advantage of these opportunities if you are planning travels to U.S. National Parks.

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**If you have any questions about our trip, post them in the comments, I will do my best to respond.

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