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Henry Albert
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Henry.Albert - 3/13/2013 10:59:13 AM
   
Finding interesting places to stop and explore
Over the years we see a lot of country . However most of it is only seen through the windows of our truck. I have found that most historical sites and museums will find a way to make a visit possible in a tractor trailer. In most cases they have a dock area for deliveries and they will direct me to park my rig there during my visit. I don't get to do this very often but some of the places are as follows... battleship North Carolina,Wilmington,NC Battleship New Jersey Camden,NJ aircraft carrier Yorktown Charleston,SC ,Steam Town Rail Road museum ,Scranton,PA Pennsylvania Rail Road Museum, Strasburg,PA ,North Carolina Transportation Museum Spencer,NC . These made the day pass quickly on the few times I have been hung up out on the road without a load over the years. It would be nice to see other drivers lists of interesting places to spend our line one off duty time.

Linda Caffee
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Linda.caffee - 3/13/2013 2:27:59 PM
   
RE:Finding interesting places to stop and explore
My favorite museum to date has been in Ocala, FL and that was the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing with plenty of truck parking.

http://garlits.com/museum.htm

USS Alabama Battleship in Mobile, AL with room for trucks to park.

http://www.ussalabama.com

Shelby Museum and Cafe' Carroll Shelby Merchandise

Park at the Petro in Las Vegas and walk across the street.

http://www.carrollshelbymerchandise.com/shelby_museum_and_cafe


Nicola Gilbert
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Pittiemama27 - 4/30/2015 4:21:49 PM
   
RE:Finding interesting places to stop and explore
I would love to check out the shelby museum and cafe my mother would just flip out and be so jealous. I hope I get to stop by and see it. thanks for sharing

Linda Caffee
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Linda.caffee - 5/1/2015 3:02:09 PM
   
RE:Finding interesting places to stop and explore
When Shelby passed away they moved the museum to another location.

Jimmy Nevarez
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Angustrans - 3/17/2013 3:39:16 PM
   
RE:Finding interesting places to stop and explore
When I was still driving all 48 states, I found a lot of opportunities to visit theme parks all around the country. Being a sort of adrenaline junky, it was nice to know that theme parks have oversized parking areas for trucks and RV's. I would purposely use the company's slow planning software to run ahead by a day, allowing me to visit the theme parks for a day without being late for delivery.

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Pittiemama27 - 4/30/2015 4:23:10 PM
   
RE:Finding interesting places to stop and explore
yes I want to do this tell me your secrets. I am not an adrenaline junkie but the sport that i play I want to be able to experience in every state I get to go to. So jealous of you getting to enjoy free time like that.

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hippiechris - 3/22/2013 6:10:09 AM
   
RE:Finding interesting places to stop and explore
I'm kind of a nature junkie, so if I see a deer path into the woods out of a rest area (my favorite trails I have found are in the Pacific NW), you can bet if I have the time I'm on it.

A buddy of mine has told me I need to hike the C&O Canal trail, accessible in Han*****, MD, just park your truck at the Liberty fuel stop off I-70 exit 3. Actually, there are quite a few good trails all along I-70 across the entire US if you stop to think about it. Colorado and Utah have some great rest areas with trail access.


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sasquatch - 3/23/2013 10:29:45 PM
   
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If you can drop your trailer and travel a 100 miles or so (probably not likely unless you have a day or two), Crater Lake National Park in south central Oregon is absolutely stunning in the summer time. I wouldn't recommend it in a tractor in the winter.

Multonamah Falls east of Portland Oregon on I-84 is quite a site.

McMinnville Oregon has the Evergreen Aviation Museum were you can see the Spruce Goose, a SR-71 Blackbird, a lot of WWII aircraft and they have a water park with a water slide that starts in a Boeing 747 that is sitting on top of the building. Plan for a whole day here.

Anywhere on the Oregon coast is worth a day off but parking can be difficult in the towns. There are pull outs at various locations along the coast.

If you find yourself traveling along Hwy-97 through central Oregon, the Cascade mountains are beautiful any time of year.

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marathontrucker - 10/28/2013 4:49:42 AM
   
RE:Finding interesting places to stop and explore
trail junkie-check out www.rideandroll.me for trails near truck parking

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