Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting

by the Readers Digest Association [917.304 Off 2009]

Are you planning a vacation? Are you looking for someplace that is not overrun by tourists? Off the Beaten Path has some ideas for you. It is a travel guide to hidden wonders in all 50 states. Twenty-two spots in Nebraska made the list. There are ideas for all interests. In Nebraska you can go hiking, camping and canoeing or visit historical sites and museums. The chapter about Nebraska starts at the western edge of the state with the Wildcat Hills and Toadstool Geological Park. It moves across the state with stops at such gems as Dancing Earth Lodge, Gallagher Canyon State Recreation Area, the Willa Cather Memorial, Neligh Mill Historical Site, the John G. Neihardt Center and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. There is a descriptive paragraph about each location and the activities available. A detailed map at the beginning of the chapter points out the attractions. Phone numbers and web sites are available for each locale. The book is well organized and illustrated with colorful photographs. The descriptions are enticing and the maps are handy. -- recommended by Donna G. - Eiseley and Walt Branch Libraries

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