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Old 02-12-2019, 05:30 AM   #1
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Heading to a race in Post, TX with my 12 year old in a couple weeks. Donít have a lot of time but would like to make it not as boring if possible. What/where would be a couple of cool spots to hit up that arenít far off the beaten path? Planning on going from Bay Area via 40 to Gallup on day 1...about 13.5 hours. Then from Gallup to Post on day 2. Not sure our route home but will only have 2 days to do it. Maybe a hair less. So...what would you suggest?
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White Sands National Monument, east of Las Cruces.
Very Large Array. East of Datil, NM.
Death Valley is basically a drive-thru for your route home.
Too bad you can't add a day. Pima County Air Museum south of Tucson is a 12-year-old's dream.
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Very new to the party but thought I'd post a suggestions for others who may be "lurking" for ideas.

Over the last several years my daughters and I have been on a quest to visit all of the 50 states and sometimes we find it hard to plan new and interesting things to do along the way. Not sure how, but we discovered a web resource called Atlas Obscura. By just "googling" the name of the area your in followed by "obscura" reveals historic, coo, odd and unusual things can be found in a particular place. The info pops up as a list and there's a map link so you can find things that are along the route you're taking or the area you might be staying in.

For example, just a few weeks ago we searched "South Carolina obscura" while planning a trip through Savannah and Charleston area and the kids discovered the Kazoo Factory and Museum in Beaufort. So off we went to see kazoos.... Yes it was smaller than we expected, and corny, but we had a great time learning a little history how Kazoo's are made and everybody got to build their own souvenir. Noisy for sure....

I just searched "Post Texas" and found the American Wind Power Center in nearby Lubbock that has, what appears to be, a pretty interesting collection of windmills. Again, not something I'd drive across Texas to see, but certainly worth an hour long rest stop if I was traveling thought the area.

Looking back we've seen some crazy interesting things like the world's largest fork, the largest collection of marbles, Atlanta's tiny doors, horses on the beach, 200 year old cannon balls in the side of buildings, many natural and man-made bridges and more than a few battlefields. We've seen little isty bits of history and places where big and important things took place.

Searching "____ Obscura" for towns and cities near where we live has also opened up a whole new list of things to do locally and when we have visitors from out of town.

Good luck to all as you discover the big, and little, things that make America a wonderful place to see.
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Searching "____ Obscura" for towns and cities near where we live has also opened up a whole new list of things to do locally and when we have visitors from out of town.
Or, download a copy of the Atlas Obscura app (or use their website).
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