I was browsing through various web sites today and a came across an article in Huffington Post, “ The One thing you must do in each U.S. State. “  I thought it might be interesting, and perhaps surprising to some, to know what the response was for each state.  So if you think you have done it all in your state, check this out, perhaps you haven’t.  And if you have, it may be time to explore your neighboring states.  But don’t forget your Rowve Bags, a must have travelling companion!

  • Alabama:   Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville.

    Alaska:  Hanging with polar bears in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  Kaktovik and Barrow are just two spectacular villages from which you can watch the bears.

    Arizona:  Spending the night on the floor of the Grand Canyon

    Arkansas:  Anthony Chapel in Garvan Woodland Gardens

    California:  Driving State Route 1 through Big Sur, a great coastal road trip. 

    Colorado:  Sandboarding at Great Sand Dunes National Park, some of the tallest dunes in North America.

    Connecticut:  Ording white clam pizza at Frank Pepe Pizzeria in New Haven.  This is one of the oldest pizza joints in the country.

  • Washington DC:  paddle boating on the Tidal Basin.

    Delaware:   Walk the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

    Florida:  Climb the Shark Valley Tower in the  Everglades National Park,

    Georgia:  Eat at the Olde Pink House in Savannah.  Evidently, James Habersham, the home’s original owner, is now a frequent guest, ghost in the bar.

    Hawaii:  Climb the Stairway to Heaven; actually it’s illegal to do this.

    Idaho:  Drive Interstate 90 across the Panhandle

    Illinois:  Have a drink at the top of the Hancock Building, which is the best way to see hicago.

    Indiana:  Have a tenderloin sandwich at Ivanhoes.  This restaurant in Upland has 100 shakes and sundaes for you to choose from.

    Iowa:  Visit the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair.  Five mast artists have sculpted the cow over the years and has been a tradition at the Fair since 1911.

    Kansas:  Sample the No 6 Oatmeal Stout at Gella’s Diner and LB. Brewing Co. This beer has won the Gold World Beer Cup Award.

    Kentucky:  Drive the bourbon Trail.  This pre-planned route leads you past eight Kentucky distilleries, better hire a party bus.

  • Louisiana:  French Quarter during Festival.

    Maine:  Watch the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain in the Acadia National park.

    Maryland:  Crack a crab at Cantler’s.

    Massachusetts:  Dance at the Beachcomber on Cap Cod

    Michigan:  Visit the Shinola Store in Shinola.

    Minnesota:  Canoe the boundary Waters in Superior National Forest.

    Mississippi:  Listen to blues at The Lyric in Oxford

    Missouri:  Explore the Ozark Caverns, the most fa

    Montana:  Drive Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park

    Nebraska:  Throw horseshoes during Popcorn Days in North Loup

    Nevada:  Order the Awful Awful Burger at the Nugget. It’s world famous

    New Hampshire:  Keene Pumpkin Festival.  Every year Keene’s battles to either defend or win back the official world record for “most Jack-o-lanterns in one place.

    New Jersey:  Climb Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island

    New Mexico:  Watch a Balloon Glow at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

    New York:  Go wine and pie tasting on Long Island’s North Fork

    North Carolina:  Tour the Biltmore Estate, largest private residence in the United States..

    North Dakota:  Climb White Butte outside of Amidon.  It is the highest point in the whole state.

    Ohio:  Get a scoop of black raspberry chocolate chip at Graeter’s Ice Cream in Cincinnati

    Oklahoma:  Go to the Norman Music Festival

    Oregon:  Get lost in Powell’s City of Books in Portland.

    Pennsylvania: Go to a mud sale in Lancaster County.  Mud sales are named for the wet ground in springtime and are live auctions and craft sales in Amish Country.

    Rhode Island:  Take the cliff Walk in Newport

    South Carolina:  Taste the barbecue hash at Sweatman’s BBQ in the town of Holy Hill.

    South Dakota:  Visit the Mitchell Corn Palace

  • Tennessee:  Spend a day in Dollywood.  The park, in Pigeon Forge, is run in a partnership between the great Dolly Parton and Herschend Family entertainment. 

    Texas:  Tube the Guadalupe River

    Utah:  Hike to Delicate Arches the Arches National Park

    Vermont:  Take a brewery tour.  Vermont has the most breweries per capita of any state.

    Virginia:  See a movie at the Byrd Theater in Carytown.  The Byrd is a big glamorous old-time movie palace showing fils since 1928.  Tickets are $1.99 which leaves you enough money for a french toast donut from Dixie Donuts.

    Washington: Hike the Ape Caves near Mount St. Helens.

    West Virginia:  Eat a pepperoni roll from Country Club Bakery in Fairmont, found only in west Virginia

    Wisconsin:  Shop the Dane county Farmer’s Market.  Open almost all year round near the capital.

    Wyoming:  Go to Cheyenne Frontier Days



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