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trip from CHicago area to Portland, Oregon

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trip from CHicago area to Portland, Oregon

Want to visit the Great Plains, Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone,, and other highlights along the way. Mostly interested in historic sights. Will lodging in Yellowstone be a problem? Leaving in late June and will be travelling 3 weeks. We have been accumulating all sorts of brochures and info for months, but would love some personal recommendations from TA fans.Thanks.

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1. Re: trip from CHicago area to Portland, Oregon

You will probably want to post this on the road trips forum for the best responses.

During summer, reservations in Yellowstone are a must, even if you are staying outside the park. Yellowstone is much too busy to "wing" during peak season.

Do you have only 3 weeks to go from Chicago to Portland?? You aren't going to get much time at any particular place if that's the case. Three weeks for Yellowstone and the Black Hills is a fabulous amount of time, however.

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2. Re: trip from CHicago area to Portland, Oregon

Here's the link to the RT forum:


Is this a one way trip or are you returning Chicago? Car or RV? Are kids going with you?

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3. Re: trip from CHicago area to Portland, Oregon

Also post in Yellowstone forum- the park is huge and there is much to see and do- here is a link to must sees-


Also order a travel guide for Black Hills at-


Lots of great info.

4. Re: trip from CHicago area to Portland, Oregon

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