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2023 Chasecation May 22-30th  Trip Plans

take dwarf telescope, shovel, cooler, weather stuff

2.5 hours to Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial 9-4pm

3027 E S St, Lincoln City, IN 47552

 

1.25 hours to George Rogers Clark National Historical Park 9-5

401 S 2nd St, Vincennes, IN 47591

3 hours to Gateway Arch National Park  9:00 AM–6:00 PM

 

Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park  38.819310, -90.120017

Open https://modnr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0cc1b6513d6e407694aede7b7bdbde93

If time

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1590/robert-pershing-wadlow 38.9142846,-90.1550400

 

 

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/27890/famous-memorials?page=1#sr-5971912

 

20 mins to Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site  9-5
7400 Grant Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123

 

 Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum
https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/31853/famous-memorials

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9312/august-anheuser-busch  38.548398, -90.342237

 

Resurrection Cemetery

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/31086/famous-memorials?page=1#sr-7528328

 

1 hour to Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park  9-5
99 S Main St, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

 

Memorial Cemetery

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/30152/famous-memorials

 

 

2 hours to Ozark National Scenic Riverways Park Headquarters 8-4:30

404 Watercress Rd, Van Buren, MO 63965

 

Alley General Store Visitor Center  37.153125, -91.443794

Alley Spring & Mill near by

 

2.5 hours to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield  8-5

 6424 W Farm Rd 182, Republic, MO 65738

 

In Springfield, MO

Maple Park Cemetery

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/29987/famous-memorials

Davis Tutt 37.1948364,-93.2933681

 

Maybe Sparks Cemetery

Kelley Gene Williamson 36.764009, -93.815382

Oak Hill Cemetery  

Randall Delane “Randy” Yarnall 36.675894, -93.860334

 

1 hour to George Washington Carver National Monument  9-5

5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840

20 mins to joplin tornado memorial at Cunningham Park  37.063510, -94.529985

W 26th St &, 2409 S Maiden Ln, Joplin, MO 64804

 

Maybe Graves in Bentonville or https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101098240/phil-wayne-riddle

 

1.5 hours to Fort Scott National Historic Site  8:30-4:30

199 Old Fort Blvd, Fort Scott, KS 66701

 

1.5 hours to Harry S Truman National Historic Site

223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050

    MondayClosed

    TuesdayClosed

8:30 AM–5:00 PM other day

 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/537/frank-james 39.0837097,-94.4542084

 

1.25 hours to Brown vs Board of Education NHS open Tuesday through Saturday 9-5
1515 SE Monroe St, Topeka, KS 66612

 

1.25 hours to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve 8:30-4:30pm

38.432049, -96.557791
2480B KS-177, Strong City, KS 66869

 

2.5 hours to Fort Larned National Historic Site  8:30-4:30pm

1767 KS-156, Larned, KS 67550

 

2 hours to Nicodemus National Historic Site  9-5 daily but closed Tuesday and Wednesday
304 Washington Ave, Bogue, KS 67625

 

Maybe Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and Monument Rocks Natural Landmark

 

3.5 hours to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site  9-4pm closed Tuesday and Wednesday
55411 County Rd W, Eads, CO 81036

 

1.5 hours to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site  9-4pm
35110 CO-194, La Junta, CO 81050

 

Storm chase and got tornado in New Mexico 

Fort Union National Monument

Pecos National Historical Park

Capulin Volcano National Monument

 

Pikes Peak 38.840358, -105.042933  open 7:30am to 6pm

 

Colorado Springs

 

Focus on the Family Welcome Center

8685 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

 

Morning Wood Apartments

2619-2621 E Willamette Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

 

Club Q 3430 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917

 

Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs

Robert Williamson Steele

Dale Allan Gardner 38.8184177,-104.7981271

Winfield Scott Stratton 38.8176384,-104.8016281

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10080/stephanie-westerfeld

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/57264/famous-memorials?page=1#sr-15733941

 

nearby Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2158393/famous-memorials

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37255253/newton-f-heisley

 

Cheyenne Mountain State Park Visitor Center 410 JL Ranch Heights Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80926

 

Red Rock Canyon Open Space  3550 W High St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

 

1897 memorial –  107 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

 

Manitou Cliff Dwellings 10 Cliff Dwellings Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

 

Garden of the Gods  1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904  5am to 10pm

 

Manitou Incline 38.856831, -104.931826

 

Bishop Castle 12705 CO-165, Rye, CO 81069

open 9-6pm https://www.bishopcastle.org/

 

Rocky Mountain National Park

 

 

If extra Time  Get tickets for rocky mountains national park https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10086910  This reservation period will be from 5 am to 6 pm.

 

1.75 hours to Rocky Mountain National Park Trail Ridge Road – 40.440949, -105.755609

 

Headwaters Colorado River 40.476687, -105.821519 or nearby La Poudre Pass Trailhead  40.480405, -105.822410  hike 3 hours 6 miles or drive 3 hours or 104 miles

 

Colorado River Trailhead 40.401691, -105.848764

 

 

Colorado Springs

 

Focus on the Family Welcome Center

8685 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

 

Morning Wood Apartments

2619-2621 E Willamette Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

 

Club Q 3430 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917

 

Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs

Robert Williamson Steele

Dale Allan Gardner 38.8184177,-104.7981271

Winfield Scott Stratton 38.8176384,-104.8016281

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10080/stephanie-westerfeld

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/57264/famous-memorials?page=1#sr-15733941

 

Cheyenne Mountain State Park Visitor Center 410 JL Ranch Heights Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80926

 

Red Rock Canyon Open Space  3550 W High St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

1897 memorial –  107 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Manitou Cliff Dwellings 10 Cliff Dwellings Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Garden of the Gods  1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904  5am to 10pm

Manitou Incline 38.856831, -104.931826

Pikes Peak 38.840358, -105.042933  open 7:30am to 6pm

 

 

Midway Point of Route 66 35.271110, -102.672860

 

Cadillac Ranch 13651 I-40 Frontage Rd, Amarillo, TX 79124

2nd Amendment Cowboy 2600 Hope Rd, Amarillo, TX 79124

 

2 hours to Llano Cemetery                2900 S Hayes Amarillo

Rick Douglas Husband  Section 2B Lot 138 Space 2

Terry LaVerne Stafford Section 1A Lot 60 Space 3

 

3 hours to City of Lubbock Cemetery

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/151541/famous-memorials?page=1#sr-9678

Buddy Holly 33.5651125,-101.8142590

Mac Davis 33.5644647,-101.8137934

Virgil Johnson

 

If going farther west

 

Mesa Verde National Park 35853 Rd H.5, Mancos, CO 81328
37.336353, -108.408016

 

Cliff Palace Overlook

Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

37.167744, -108.473105

 

Four Corners Monument 36.998605, -109.044902  https://navajonationparks.org/tribal-parks/four-corners-monument/ Monday thru Sunday: 8:00 am –  6:45 pm May 27 to August 19

Navajo Nation Welcome Sign

 

Shiprock dike  36.639797, -108.825871

 

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park – 17 mile loop road https://navajonationparks.org/tribal-parks/monument-valley/

 

Petrified Forest National Park 1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028

 

Standin’ on The Corner Foundation – Corner of Kinsley &, E 2nd St, Winslow, AZ 86047

Meteor Crater Observatory 35.033100, -111.021816

 

Citizens Cemetery https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/701309/citizens-cemetery

1300 S San Francisco St Flagstaff,

 

 

If extra time

If extra Time

 

1.75 hours to Rocky Mountain National Park Trail Ridge Road – 40.440949, -105.755609

Headwaters Colorado River 40.476687, -105.821519 or nearby La Poudre Pass Trailhead  40.480405, -105.822410  hike 3 hours 6 miles or drive 3 hours or 104 miles

 

Colorado River Trailhead 40.401691, -105.848764

 

Get tickets for rocky mountains national park https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10086910

tickets will be made available on June 16, 2021 at 05:00 pm MDT

 

If time in Denver go to Riverside Cemetery https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/57513/famous-memorials?page=1#sr-7763270

 

Or

 

Fairmount Cemetery

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/57267/fairmount-cemetery

 

Maybe Clover Cemetery

6412 Penninsula Rd

Collbran Colorado 81624

https://billiongraves.com/grave/Melvin-Wesley-Hawkins/20441485