Traveling by RV allows you to turn your 5th wheel RV off the highway on a whim and mosey down country roads to see what’s there. Traveling with a general goal but and unplanned itinerary often leads to fascinating discoveries and memorable RV trips. No matter where your travels take you, when it’s time to park your motorhome just plug in your location and find a nearby RV campground on

If you’re interested in seeing some of America’s more unusual and less traveled sites, here are a few of our favorites:

  • Climb the wooden ladders and steep stone steps to Alcove House 14 stores above the canyon floor at Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos, New Mexico. Closed for some time, the fascinating site of the prehistoric cliff dwellers recently reopened to the public.
  • See the oldest petroglyphs in North America at Pyramid Lake in Nevada. The abstract lines and geometric shapes were etched on limestone boulders in a dry lake bed by ancient Native Americans more than 10,000 years ago.
  • Look for dinosaur fossils at Big Bend National Park in Texas. More than 12,000 different types of fossils have been found at the park, more than at any other U.S. national park. This fall construction of a museum to showcase the finds will start.

If you need more ideas, check out 500+ All-American Family Adventures by Debbie Hardin. A planning guide for family vacations and trips centered around the American experience, the book is divided into a chapter for each state plus Washington D.C. and includes listings both educational and entertaining the run the gamut from national parks to popular local activities and local treasures that most tourists never find.

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