"A special place" Top 5 Page for this destination Devils Tower by toonsarah
Devils Tower Travel Guide: 91 reviews and 258 photos
Friends who’ve seen these photos inevitably start to hum that distinctive tune from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, even if they’d never heard of the Devil’s Tower by name. But this is a must-see on a tour of the state, regardless of whether or not you have any interest in the film.
I was surprised by several things here. Firstly its size – numerous pictures (and that film!) should have prepared me for this, but somehow I hadn’t imagined it as quite this large – on the trail round the base there are places where it really seems to loom over you.
Secondly, the atmosphere which, when you can escape the crowds, is quite haunting, especially where the local Native Americans have tied prayer ribbons to the trees.
And lastly, and less positively, the large numbers of people and the over-commercialised appearance of the approaches to the park.
But don’t let that put you off visiting. This really is a magical place - just don’t expect to see aliens here!
- Pros:A special atmosphere, if you can get away from the crowds
- Cons:Crowded and over-commercialised in places
- In a nutshell:Don't make the mistake of thinking you can see it from the parking lot
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