Parkes Things to Do

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    Walk Around Town

    by wise23girl Updated Jan 17, 2012

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    Parkes...N.S.W Australia

    Well in every day life there is a nice park...some coffee shops....the statue of the founder

    But this is Elvis time...January every year so this is special. Enjoy the free concerts in the park...the 'trashy' stalls....the street buskers...Elvis Central

    .....or even become Elvis and Priscilla for a moment or two.

    And you really need to find a program for the rest. Luckily most of the action is close to town.

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    See the Indian Pacific

    by wise23girl Updated Jan 17, 2012

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    In Parkes. N.S.W

    The Indian Pacific ..A Great Australian Train Journey...actually stops in Parkes . On the way to Perth you have to be up in the middle of the night but as she travels back to Sydney the train stops here so there is a chance to feel the excitement.

    "Just talking to friends who travelled from Parkes to Perth in 2009 and they told us the food was superb."You always travel gold" for special service....We are presently in Parkes for the Elvis Festival(2012) and discovered the IP is here for a few hours stopover in the middle of the night on the journey to Perth. Maybe we will be lucky today and see the IP on its return to Sydney"

    A special Elvis train travelled from Sydney for the January Festival.

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    Find the "Yellow Brick Road"

    by wise23girl Updated Jan 14, 2012

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    Parkes, N.S.W

    So you visit a medium size town in Australia...you find the pub for a start and places of interest...but you want to see how the people live...where do the 'posh' folk build their homes once they come off the land?

    To find the "upmarket" homes of Parkes you find what the locals fondly call the ""Yellow Brick Road"

    Besides the homes you can also (If you are lucky) command a striking view ...of the cemetry.

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    The Forbes Motor Museum is just 1 hour from Parkes

    by globetrott Updated Dec 24, 2011

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    The Forbes Motor Museum is just 1 hour from Parkes
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    Once that you have come to Parkes and are very much interested in vintage-cars, I can only highly recommend to go to Forbes as well for the Mcc Feeters Motormuseum, that was certainly the best collection of Vintage Cars that I saw on my trip around Sydney and NSW. They show luxury cars and cars of the ordinary people as well as trucks and they even have a rare car from Japan, that was used for funerals, see it in the back of my main picture here and in one of my many travelogues in my Forbes-page !
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    This museum is open daily from 9am-5pm
    Closed only on Christmas Day !
    entrancefee is 10,- AUS

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    Elvis Presley in the Parkes car-museum

    by globetrott Updated Dec 24, 2011

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    Elvis Presley in the Parkes car-museum
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    You will find an excellent collection of guitars, photos, suits and othere things that the "king" Elvis Presley had in his posession - most of them were given by his former girlfriend Ginger Alden to this museum.
    This Elvis Presley-collection is part of the car-museum and includes also Presley's last Caddillac
    See more exhibits of this part of the museum in my travelogues !
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    This museum is open:
    Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
    Sat/Sun & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm

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    Parkes Motor Museum: Vintage Cars galore

    by globetrott Updated Dec 24, 2011

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    You will find a lot of great vintage-cars in the same museum as the Elvis-collection. There are 24 cars and 10 motorcycles in that museum and there are lots of other motoring memorabilia as well, so it is really worth to take a look inside !
    You will find a lot more pics of these vintage-cars in the travelogues !
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    This museum is open:
    Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
    Sat/Sun & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm

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    The Dish

    by CandS Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Dish

    The Dish is a huge part of Parkes... The radio telescope, known as The Dish, was built in the 1960's and became the leading instrument of its kind in the world...

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    Parkes Streets

    by CandS Written Feb 21, 2004
    The main street of Parkes

    Have a look around the township of Parkes... It isn't a huge place but there are quite a few shops, pubs, motels etc...

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