Historical Travel

Staying in touch with history is a part of travel not to be missed. Here at Striped Pot, we live the history.

Oregon’s High Desert Museum: Top attraction in the Bend area

Craft Beer - High Desert Museum

There’s something for everyone at Central Oregon’s High Desert Museum. You’ll encounter playful otters, birds of prey, a living history ranch as well as indoor exhibits. That makes the museum an interesting place to go in any season.

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Celebrate National Train Day in the Verde Valley of Arizona

Verde Canyon Railroad

Once a year the Verde Canyon Railroad depot unites the entire Arizona Verde Valley in celebration of railroading. On National Train Day, Saturday May 10th, 2014, Verde Canyon Railroad applauds the important history of American railroads with an entertaining and educational event at their Clarkdale depot. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this free event is fun for all ages; including exhibits and activities from local attractions and organizations. The highlight of the day is the guided tour of the John Bell Museum and the train’s vintage rail cars.

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Year ‘round on Santa Fe’s Canyon Road: Events and explorations

Sculpture on Canyon Road

People come to Santa Fe for the big events such as Indian Market and the Canyon Road Paint Out. But Canyon Road is a draw year ’round with gallery openings and both natural and historic beauty. The old adobes are picturesque and always are camera-worthy. Canyon Road is a must-do when visiting Santa Fe.

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Annual Daffodil Festival in Amity Oregon: A spring day in the countryside

Amity Daffodils

Just south of Portland, Oregon you’ll encounter many small intriguing towns. Amity is one such place. Amity is a historic pioneer town. Each year, you’ll find the community of Amity coming together around a glorious yellow flower that signifies spring. March is Daffodil Festival time.

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Don’t overlook presidential museums when traveling the US

Gerald R. Ford Museum is in Grand Rapids, MI but the library is in Ann Arbor

Did you know that a museum has a real Air Force One and that visitors can clamor up its stairs and see its galley, offices and bunks? And did you know that a small presidential library with a walk-in vault exists in a charming, period house?

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5 fascinating bridges in the western U.S.

London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona

In the west, you’ll find that bridges, many over deep canyons and rushing rivers, are created out of necessity rather than for art. While these bridges are not the typical that you will think of when you hear the word, “bridge,” they are all interesting in their own right. While you travel the Southwest, enjoy a walk or a ride over some of these bridges both small and large.

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