Best Western Hanford Inn
Travel Blogs from Hanford
... of tee shirts, a few postcards and a bookmark. Got to have those souvenirs!
We arrived at Grant Grove, Kings Canyon, where we took an easy walk with Frank telling us about these giant trees, including the General Grant, the Nation's Christmas Tree and a national shrine. We learned that the giant sequoia is Earth's largest living tree by virtue of its volume. They grow only on the west slope of the Sierra ...
We wanted to see more of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks today (and I think secretly we were all hoping to run into another black bear!) so we decided to head to the north entrance to the parks and make our way down! However no one informed us that getting to the north entrance would be a thousand times windier and slower than getting to the south entrance (although maybe we should have guessed something was different as we barely saw any cars on our ...
... even when you're stood so close to it and especially as it is surrounded by other huge Sequoias and other trees! It was very busy around the General Sherman (that's its name haha) so we decided to find somewhere a bit quieter to have a walk around! We saw sign posts for the Meadow which sounded nice so we grabbed the car and drove round, passing through the tree which you can drive through! We ...
... separated and sent to Los Alamos in early 1945. B reactor plutonium was used in the Trinity test and the bomb dropped on Nagasaki Japan. It was the first of 9 reactors at the Hanford site. It was permanently shut down in February of 1968. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in August of 2008. After considerable clean-up work it was opened as a museum.
When we arrived there was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking