Maryland – Jolly Roger Amusement Park – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

Everyone loves to visit an amusement park so this year when you head to Maryland make sure you include a day visit to the Jolly Roger. This amusement park is located within the greater Jolly Roger and has more than 25 rides and attractions. There is a section of little kid rides that the youngsters can enjoy while older kids and adults will love the roller coaster called Skycoaster.

The great thing about the Jolly Roger Amusement Park is that you don’t have to pay to go in. Instead, you pay as you ride meaning you can determine how much you spend. Or, if you have one child who loves to ride rides and another who doesn’t you don’t have to pay for the one who doesn’t. It really works out great. Of course, if you are going to ride with your child on a ride you must pay for your child and you as well.

The best idea is to buy a passport to fun card. This card will allow you to simply swipe your card and then ride. You get a better deal and don’t have to wait in line. You can buy this card online or when you arrive. The points on the card do not expire and you can use them anytime. This means you can visit the park and stay for awhile, then leave, come back, and simply tailor your time as you would like. Since there is no admission you have more control over your time there.

This is a great place to visit with groups, too, as there are special arrangements that may be made for groups. The Jolly Roger has a swim park, race track, and more, too, for your enjoyment. So you could easily visit the Jolly Roger amusement park one day, the water park the next day, and then the race park the third day. Your schedule is up to you, but you can really make a vacation out of visiting the Jolly Roger!

The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Washington – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

If you enjoy wildlife and plan on heading to Washington State then you will definitely want to check out the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. The park is situated on 723 acres on there is something for everyone from animals to meadows and lakes to trails. Animal enthusiasts and children will especially enjoy seeing the 200 North American animals that call the park home.

The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is not like every other wildlife park you may have visited in the past. You can ride trams and tour the free-roaming area where you will be able to see woodland caribou, Roosevelt elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bison, mountain goats, and more. You can also see natural exhibits by walking the forested pathways where you will be able to see wolves, bobcats, cougars, owls, wetland animals, grizzlies, black bears, lynx, eagles, owls, and more. You can get a great deal of exercise by walking the nature trails that stretch five miles and your family will also enjoy the Cheney Family Discovery Center where kids can get hands-on.

The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is open year round and each season provides a new experience. The animals have thick winter coats during the winter and play in the cool air. If it snows then the park is absolutely gorgeous and something you will want to see. During the spring the weather is warming up and everything begins to turn green. It’s baby season, which means by summer you will be able to see baby spotted elk, little fawns, bison calves, and more. The fall is a special time at the park, too, and the leaves are gorgeous as they change to gold, orange, and red.

You may want to pack a picnic basket or eat at the Fir Bough Café. There is a gift shop, behind the scenes programs, group rates, school programs, educational workshops and more. Parking is free and the trails and all facilities are ADA Accessible. If you are in the Seattle area you can easily make a day trip as it is only 55 miles south of the city. The park is open year round, but the schedule varies depending on the season. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the last week of the year.

Milwaukee Museum of Art in Wisconsin – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

An educational place to visit on your next Wisconsin vacation is the Milwaukee Museum of Art. Even if the sound of this doesn’t sound that great to you because you aren’t into museums or art you should still visit because it really is an experience of a lifetime. First of all you will see the Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, which is some amazing architecture that is worth the visit alone. In fact, this piece of architecture has received a great deal of attention worldwide for its beauty and architectural design. You really should visit the Milwaukee Museum of Art to see this beautiful Pavilion and for all the rest it has to offer as well!

The Art museum is located on Lake Michigan, which is beautiful in itself. It actually looks like a gigantic sailboat the way it is designed and the way the “wings” come up from the water, or the way it appears to come up from the water. This is a beautiful place to take some photos if you are into photography or if you simply like to remember the places you visited on vacation. The landscaping around the museum is also beautiful and practically a work of art in itself as well. By the time you have seen the exterior, landscaping, and the Pavilion you will already be overwhelmed with the beauty of the museum and sufficiently immersed in art to walk in the doors and see all that is on display. The exhibits change periodically although there are some permanent collections on display as well. You will be amazed at all that is on display and really enjoy the art inside even if you aren’t an art lover to begin with.

There is a parking garage underground just off Michigan Street however there is also metered parking on the street outside. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students are just $4 dollars. When accompanied by an adult children under 12 are free.

There is a website that has great information on USA Vacations and Unique Travel Spots Listed State By State and Season, the website is called: Seasonal Vacation Spots, and can be found at this url:

http://www.seasonalvacationspots.com

By Robert W. Benjamin

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