|Above, Devil's Tower in Wyoming. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
About 27 years ago, I took the family on a vacation trip to Mount Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Crazy Horse Memorial and Yellowstone National Park. Those places were crowded, as one would expect since it was during the summer vacation season.
But, The Cross Timbers Gazette says people can wait until fall before heading off to those attractions.
Mt. Rushmore should be on every American’s bucket list, and judging by the crowds and prices every summer, it probably is. If you can wait till fall, though, you’ll find the crowds gone and hotel prices much more reasonable.
My husband and I did just that, waiting until the third week in October. Yes, the Flintstone’s Village was closed as was the faux Independence Hall and some mining-themed amusement parks, but we didn’t miss them at all. The Mt. Rushmore National Memorial was open, as was the Badlands National Park, Custer State Park (including Needles Highway), and Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.
We stopped in at Flintstone's Village while in South Dakota. To me, it was "meh", but the kids loved it.
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