Friday, May 13, 2011

An Interactive National Park for the RV Lifestyle

When you hear the term "National Park", most of us have a vision of ongoing acres of old growth trees, wildlife, and possibly a river, creek or a lake, but the Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado gives the term a brand new perspective. 

The Ancestral Pueblo people lived here some 700 years ago, and it's home to the nation's largest archeological preserve with over 4,000 known archeological sites including 600 cliff dwellings.  To really get the full experience of this park you’ll need a full day (or two) but the website is great, and offers suggestions on what you can do provided the time you have available. 

Even though there is education packed in with this adventure, your children will love this park.  Getting to climb a 32 foot ladder, crawling through a tunnel, and then seeing the dwellings carved into the sandstone is just an awesome experience.  Most kids don’t even realize that after a day spent exploring this wondrous treasure, they have just had one of the greatest learning adventures of their life! Your kids will even have the opportunity to become a junior ranger.

We think this is one unique National Park, and definitely one worth visiting!

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