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Amazing Parks For Children in America (Part 2)

Jason Walter
 


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Parks and play gear are a great place for children to energize their creativity and let go of their little worries. However, school playground equipment and regular play structures are not always enough. This article is the continuation of the article “Amazing parks for children in America, part 1”. Scroll down to learn about more parks.

Zion National Park (Utah)

Utah, the home of fascinating mountains and emerald pools, has a way to enthrall children. From the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, you can see the hanging patio nurseries developing out of sandstone bluffs. From the Zion Lodge, it is a small trail that leads to the Emerald Pools.

One of the greatest things about this park is that your children get to hang with the rangers. During your visit, swing by the Nature Center for the amazing animals program that combines science ideas with amusement.

How do get there?

The nearest air terminal is in Las Vegas, which is around a three-hour drive away. Consider staying at the Zion Lodge (rooms with two twofold beds begin at $196 for a night’s stay) and at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Try to visit in June or late August, when officer projects are still strong and the weather is pleasant.

Canyon National Park (Arizona)

The 18 broad, 277-mile-long ravine is present here, which can give your kids a chance to enjoy a unique setting. The park is one of the major highlights of the area and offers everything from hiking to hunting.

You can take a guided hour long, 1-mile walk that begins at the recreation center's Bright Angel Lodge every day in the morning. Families can investigate an uncovered fossil bed along the edge, with impressions of wipes, brachiopods, and other marine animals that date back to two hundred and seventy million years.

How do get there?

Flying into Las Vegas is the best route for Canyon National Park in the event that you'd like to visit the North Rim. Be notified that the park administrations are open from May 15 to October 15. You can also travel to and Vegas or Phoenix to see the South Rim. You can stay at the South Rim's Bright Angel Lodge, where rooms begin at $100 and lodges at $128.

Acadia National Park (Maine)

At more than 1,500 feet, Cadillac Mountain is the most elevated point along the North Atlantic seaboard and therefore worth traveling to. Once there, you can check out one of the officer projects that include the Tidepool School, where children can investigate animals found in the tide pools with the direction of officers.

How do get there?

Acadia national is one of the most highlighted features of Maine, so you will not have much trouble getting to the park. If you are traveling by plane, you can easily find flights from Boston's Logan Airport land at the Hancock County Airport, which is located at 10 miles from Acadia National Park. The National aircraft service provides conveyance for the Bangor International Airport, which is around 60 minutes from the recreation center. Auto rentals are easily accessible at both airplane terminals.

Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)

Shenandoah National Park offers myriad opportunities to visitors. You can start at Byrd Visitor Center to go to Lewis Falls Trail, which is a 3-mile, wildflower-dabbed trek that gives way to the 81-foot waterfall.

The recreation center offers various special events, which can be found in the link below:

http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/special_events.htm

You can let your kids participate in different activities during your visit, including photography seminar, art seminar, wilderness weekend, bird celebration, and hiking. The park can offer more than commercial playground equipment or any other play system can offer. The lodge rates begin at $117 for a night’s stay.

How do get there?

The nearest significant air terminals are:

Washington Dulles International (IAD): 56 miles west to Front Royal

Reagan National (DCA): 70 miles west to Front Royal

Shenandoah Valley Regional (SHD): 27 miles east to Swift Run Gap

Charlottesville-Albemarle (CHO): 31 miles west to Rockfish Gap

Barren wilderness National Park (South Dakota)

Barren wilderness National Park is one of those locations is South Dakota that are worth every penny. You can take your kids on a fossil adventure; the recreation center is home to one of the world's biggest fossil library.

Stop by the paleontology lab in the Ben Reifel Visitor Center any time during the day to watch the archeologists and researchers work on the fossils. Your children can make inquiries, and figure out how to acquire a Junior Paleontologist identification.

How do get there?

The Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) is located near 70 miles west of the recreation center. Auto rental administrations are accessible at the airplane terminal.

Greyhound Lines, Inc. has restricted transport administration to Rapid City. Auto rental organizations are accessible in Rapid City with conveyance and pickup administrations.

Mid year is mostly hot in South Dakota. A year ago, the recreation center opened eco-accommodating lodges at the Cedar Pass Lodge to make things convenient for the guests . (In the summer, the lodges begin at $157 per night. For more information, visit cedarpasslodge.com. ) Do not forget to extend your get-away by going to Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills National Forest.

There are hundreds of national parks with amazing outdoor playground equipment and other play systems in America that can give you and your child a chance to have amusing holidays. So, pack your bags and be prepared to have a mind-blowing adventure.

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