Anthony Arata

Anthony Arata

Ventura, Somewhere in CA, United States

A dude who likes to travel, see cool places, read, meet new people, climb things, eat new stuff, and do cool outdoorsy stuff. Feel free to meet up with me along the way.

October 03, 2021
Rated 5.0

Such a fun place to come out and see some animals you wouldn’t normally see in northern Nevada. The animals seem well cared for too. The bear feedings is definitely worth seeing Gibbs the bear has quite the personality. There is a lot of walking but it’s not bad at all. Would love to come back when my daughter is old enough to appreciate it.

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June 12, 2021
Rated 2.0

While this place has a beautiful view, it is so overrun by all the homeless that LA refuses to address that coming here is a legitimate safety concern. The restaurants down here are fun and have good atmospheres, but walking around here, you run the risk of all the panhandlers asking you for money, or possibly being attacked by crazy homeless people out of their minds on drugs. Until the city acknowledges there’s a homeless problem and actually does something about it, I’d avoid this area.

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May 16, 2021
Rated 1.0

Don’t drink the water here. The water here has the highest arsenic concentration of any source of drinking water in the United States.

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April 14, 2021
Rated 5.0

Wasn't aware when coming here that you can actually go up in the arch, so was not going to miss out on the opportunity for that. Biggest challenge about getting here is parking, since this is written during the covid season, parking at the grounds is not available. Fortunately, I was able to find a garage nearby that was reasonably priced. The tour that comes with the tram ride is super informative. Did not know that the arch is the tallest man made structure in the United States. Also, the arch is several blocks away from Busch Stadium, so you can walk right on over after viewing it from 650 feet up.

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April 12, 2021
Rated 5.0

Before going here, I read on several reviews about the price of this place as well as difficulty finding it. One review had mentioned the Roadtrippers app lead them to the wrong place. I'm not sure how that happened because the directions drop you right off at the parking lot in front of the visitor's center. As far as price goes, maybe they lowered it due to Covid, but it was only $9 for me. One person mentioned a AAA discount, which they no longer do. They also do not do a military discount, but for $9, I would say that isn't too bad regardless. And it is definitely worth seeing. It is very beautiful and they formation is pretty freaking cool. I got to visit in April when things are starting to bloom and the flowers are poppin and the waterfalls were running pretty strong. Definitely worth the stop.

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March 15, 2021
Rated 4.0

The ferry runs about once an hour. It actually takes about an hour to get from Hatteras to Ocracoke, but is definitely worth checking out. You can see pretty much all of Ocracoke in a couple hours. The ferry though when we took it was pretty rocky and I got a little nervous being at the front of it. Also getting my car splashed with salty sea water made me kinda bleh, so I definitely made sure to get it washed ASAP after getting back to the mainland. That salt will eat away at your car, so make sure you if you take the ferry to get your car washed regardless of whether you get splashed or not. And do not forget about that undercarriage wash too to make sure you get all that salt off.

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March 15, 2021
Rated 4.0

This is a pretty cool spot to visit, regardless of whether you're an aviation nerd or just want to check out some history. There are detailed models of their work at the visitor center. They also have a re-creation of the brothers trying their experiment from the actual spot where they launched. The monument at the top of the hill has a heck of a view too. And like any other national park/monument, military gets in free, so big plus there :)

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March 13, 2021
Rated 1.0

This is on private property

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March 13, 2021
Rated 3.0

There’s ponies here but you cannot feed them. Bummer. They were also not out when we visited.

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March 12, 2021
Rated 5.0

Beautiful spot to watch a sunset

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