Saturday, August 18, 2012

50 States Bucket List

I found this blog post today. This has always been a dream of mine also.

50 States Bucket List

It is a dream/goal of mine to visit each of the 50 states Here is the list I have so far. If it's crossed out, that means I've been there done that.

What's one thing you consider a "must" in your state or a "must" that you've done in another state?
  • Alabama
    • Mobile: Visit USS Alabama
    • Dothan: Peanut Festival
  • Alaska
    • Denali: see the Aurora Borealis, visit Denali national Park & Preserve
    • Take an Alaskan cruise
    • Whale watching
    • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Arizona
    • Grand Canyon
  • Arkansas
    • Ozark: visit Wal-Mart Country- I live Walmart country   
    • Hot Springs National Park
    • Little Rock: Clinton Library
    • Murphesboro: Diamond Mine
  • California
    • San Francisco: Alcatraz
    • Hollywood/Los Angeles: see the Walk of Stars, visit Rodeo Drive
    • Carmel: This was the site of a romance novel I read once and have not forgotten 
    • Sequoia National Park
    • Misc: visit beaches up and down the cost, drive up (or down) Highway 1, Glory Hole at Lake Berryessa
  • Colorado
    • Copper Mountain:
    • Visit the Four Corners
    • Denver
    • Colorado Springs/Manitou Springs: Pikes Peak, mesa Verde, Durango, Estes Park
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
    • Wildlife Refuges
  • Florida
    • Orlando: Walt Disney World
    • Panama City Beach: swimming with the dolphins 2008 
    • Destin: Family Vacation 
  • Georgia
    • Savannah: Visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of Girl Scouts)
    • Hawaii
      • Honolulu: Pearl Harbor
      • Oahu: Sacred Falls
      • Maui
      • Kauai
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
    • Chicago: eat at Giordano's, River boat architecture tour
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
    • Loretto: Makers Mark Distillery (for the hubs)
    • Bowling Green: Corvette plant
    • Lexington: Kentucky Horse Park
  • Louisiana
    • New Orleans: Garden District, French Quarter, beignets at Cafe DuMonde
  • Maine
    • Acadia National Park
  • Maryland
    • Baltimore (we are travelling here in October, so I'll keep you posted!)
  • Massachusetts
    • Boston: Freedom Trail, Boston Common, Public Garden, Union Oyster House, Little Italy
  • Michigan
    • Wyandotte/Detroit: Motor City Casino, eat at Slow's BBQ
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri \
    • Branson
    • St. Louis
    • Birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Precious Moments Museum at Christmas
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
    • Omaha: antique shopping
  • Nevada
    • Las Vegas: See the strip
  • New Hampshire
    • Pittsburg: Moose Alley, Rte. 3
  • New Jersey
    • Atlantic City
    • Hobokken- another site in a book I read as a teen
  • New Mexico
    • Cloudcroft
    • Albuquerque
    • Visit the Four Corners
  • New York
    • Brooklyn: Coney Island
    • New York City: all of your typical sites, shopping, Broadway
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
    • Cleveland: visit the rock and roll Hall of Fame and Museum
    • Sandusky: Cedar Point
  • Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma City: visit the OKC Memorial
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
    • Pittsburgh: eat at Primanti Brothers
    • Chambersburg: eat peaches
  • Rhode Island
    • Provincetown: Dip your toe in the most northeastern part of the US coastline
  • South Carolina
    • Myrtle Beach
  • South Dakota
    • Keystone: mount Rushmore
    • Black Hills: Crazy Horse Memorial
    • Sturgis: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
  • Tennessee
    • Memphis: Graceland
    • Nashville : Opryland
    • Dollywood
    • Smokey Mountains
  • Texas
    • San Antonio: River Walk
    • Fort Worth: Stockyards
    • Six Flags
    • IKEA
  • Utah
    • Visit the Four Corners
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
    • Williamsburg
  • Washington
    • Seattle
  • Washington DC
    • Smithsonian Institution
    • Holocaust Memorial Museum
    • All the sites
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
    • Milwaukee: Home of Happy Days (for me anyway)
  • Wyoming
    • Yellowstone National Park

  • This has really brought about a desire to travel. We haven't taken a vacation this year and I am thinking we need a road trip to see the fall foliage and visit a few of the close states.

    Where have you been or want to go?

    Edited: Scott has been to : Arizona, Arkansas, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Iowa, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky.

    Happy Traveling!!!


    Kelley said...

    I have been in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, California, Alaska, New York. I have been to Italy and Thailand. Definitely want to see more of the US.

    VisitRapidCity said...

    Pam, what a great idea to have a 50 States Bucket List! We would like to help you cross off your South Dakota itinerary – plus, invite you to a few other things in the area that aren’t on your list. Rapid City, SD makes the perfect place to stay while in the Black Hills because of its central location to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Sturgis. While these three are what most people think of when visiting South Dakota, there are a ton of other attractions and activities to do just waiting to be discovered!

    Why not add touring the 2nd longest cave in the nation to your bucket list? Jewel Cave is only 52 miles from Rapid City, SD and is only 20 minutes away from Crazy Horse Memorial. Another can’t-miss stop is on your route as well. Just outside of Rapid City is Reptile Gardens, the world’s largest reptile zoo!

    For more details, visit our website and create your own Rapid City/Black Hills of South Dakota tour:

    Laurie @ said...

    Ahh, I LOVE this list! I need to make one similar. Living in Maryland we have a great advantage. I've been to New Jersey, PA, North Carolina, Washington D.C, West Virginia & Virginia. I would really LOVE to go to Hawaii (maybe in the next 5 years:)) and visit New York. It's sad that I've never been and we live so close! My husband is from Baltimore. I suggest visiting the National Aquarium for sure, we're spoiled here. It's pretty awesome, Bubba gump Shrimp company has a new restaurant at the Harbour. The Maryland Science center is lots of fun too! I think because we live so close I don't fully appreciate all the city has to offer! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

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