Ron's Famous Quest for National Park Stamps

Can-Am Spyder RS-5

Ride along with me as I embark on, and hopefully finish, the Iron Butt Association National Park Tour Master Traveler Award.

What, you ask is this? Basically and succintly, it is a quest to visit 50 National Parks/Sites/Places in 25 States in one year...also known as the
"50/25/12"....but it must be done on a motorcycle!!!

A rider seeking this award must get a Passport Book from  Eastern National and visit sites named in the Passport. At every visit, the rider gets his/her passport book "stamped" as proof of the visit.

The  Iron Butt Association page has all the information you need along with some write-ups of those who have gone before, forms and other necessary information.

During this quest, I hopefully will also manage to get a Saddle Sore 1000 to my credit!

Wish me luck!!!! and an Iron Butt!!! (which I'll need to get one..Catch 22 or what???)

Ron

Date Last Updated:   2/27/2017
 

Total States Visited to date:          Total Stamps Accumulated to date: 
Total States Left to Visit:              Total Stamps Left To Seek:

Total Miles Traveled so far in the Quest:

Here are the places I plan on visiting,or have visited, by State.
Since I live in S.E. Indiana roughly 30 miles from Cincinnati, and there are NO National anythings near my home, I'll have to start my Quest in Cincinnati, then move on to Dayton or Chillicothe. Looks like a possible three stamps in one state. That would be an auspicious beginning..and it's only about 300 miles....ah, if I could keep the ratio one stamp for every 100 miles...nope, can't do that...no possible way!!!...
 
Midwest Region

Minnesota (3 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Wisconsin (2 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Michigan (4 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
Total Michigan Miles:

Ohio

      Site Name  Location Information             Stamp             Notes
William Howard Taft
National Historical Site
2038 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati Ohio
Visitor Info: 513-684-3262
Seven days a week 8:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dayton Aviation Heritage
NHP
Wright Cycle Co.
22 S. Williams St.
Dayton Ohio
> I-75 West on Third St. then left on Williams St.
Call for hours:
937-225-7705
Hopewell Culture National Historic Park     4/15/2002 16062 St. Rte. 104
Chillicothe, Ohio
Mound City Group Visitor Center located two miles north of intersection of US35 and SR 104.
Open All Year 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cuyahoga Valley NRA
James A. Garfield NHS
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial Put In Bay
Total Ohio Miles: 
 
 
 

Indiana
      Site Name  Location Information             Stamp             Notes
George Rogers Clark National Historic Park 401 S. 2nd St.
Vincennes, Ind
Visitor Center open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
812-882-1776
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial  Ind 162 east of
Gentryville
Lincoln City, In.
Open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. summer, 5:00 p.m. winter.
812-937-4541
Indiana Dune National Lakeshore Porter, In.
Access via
I-94, Ind Toll Rd, 
I-80/90 US 20 or
Ind 12.
Park Hq 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Total Indiana Miles:

Illinois
 
      Site Name  Location Information             Stamp             Notes
Lincoln Home National Historic Site  426 Seventh St.
Springfield, Il. 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours spring, summer, fall..call
217-492-4241 x 221
I-55 south exit 98B, west to town left on 7th st.
Total Illinios Miles:

Missouri
 
Site Name Location Information Stamp Notes
Jefferson National Expansion Monument Gateway Arch Downtown St. Louis
Ulysses S. Grant NHS 7400 Grant Road St. Louis Mo.
Harry S Truman NHS 223 N. Main St. Independence Mo. 816-254-2720
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Iowa (2 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Missouri (6 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Nebraska (4 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Kansas (5 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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** End Midwest Region Total Miles:
North Atlantic Region

Rhode Island (1 to pick from) >
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Connecticut (1 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Massachusetts (12 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Vermont(1 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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New Hampshire (1 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Maine (3 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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New York (17 to choose from
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
Saratoga National Historical Park Stillwater N.Y.
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*** End North Atlantic Region
Mid-Atlantic Region

Delaware (0 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Maryland (16 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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West Virginia (6 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
New River Gorge NR 
Bluestone NSR 
Appalachian NST
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Virginia (12 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Pennsylvania
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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New Jersey (4 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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National Capital Region

National Capital (16 to pick from) >
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes

*** End National Capital Region
Southeast Region

North Carolina (8 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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South Carolina (6 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
 
 
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Florida (9 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
 
 
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Georgia (10 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
 
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Alabama (4 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
 
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Mississippi (5 to pick from)

      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
x xx xxx xxxx
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Tennessee (10 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
Great Smoky Mountains Sugarlands Visitor Center on 441 just South of Gatlinburg Tn.
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Visitor Center just off US 25E near Middlesboro Tn.
Big South Fork National River/Rec Area 4564 Leatherwood Road Oneida, Tn 37841

Total Tennessee Miles: 

Kentucky

      Site Name  Location Information             Stamp             Notes  
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHS 2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, Ky
I-65 exit at Sonora (exit 81)and go East on KY84 then right on KY61 three miles to the park.
Mammoth Cave NP P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave,Ky I-65 Exit 53 at Cave City. Visitor Center another 15 minutes away. Follow signs.
270-773-2111 or 758-2251.
Cumberland Gap NHP (KY and TN)

Total Kentucky Miles:
*** End Southeast Region
Southwest Region

Arkansas (12 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Louisiana (12 to pick from)

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Oklahoma (12 to pick from)
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Texas (12 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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New Mexico (12 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Rocky Mountain Region

North Dakota (12 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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South Dakota (12 to pick from)
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Montana (12 to pick from)
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Wyoming (12 to pick from)
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Colorado (12 to pick from)
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Utah (12 to pick from)
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Western Region

Arizona (12 to pick from)
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California (12 to pick from)
      Site Name  Location Information            Stamp            Notes
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Nevada (12 to pick from)
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Pacific Northwest/Alaska Region

Washington (12 to pick from)
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Oregon (12 to pick from) Total Oregon Miles:

Idaho (12 to pick from)

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Alaska (12 to pick from)

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Last Updated 2/28/2017
Text copyright R.Schunk 2017
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