Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is an interesting place to go for a hike with friends and family. You can explore caves, craters and lava flows which duplicate the surface of the moon as closely as anything else on Earth. There are many daytime tours such as ranger-led tours every day in September that venture into the lava tube caves. For those who want to learn more about photography, head to Craters of the Moon visitor center on the 22nd September where nature photographer Douglass Owen will give tips on how to best photograph nature. This preserve is recognised by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as a designated International Dark Sky Park, so it has incredible views of the night sky. To view the fascinating landscape under a full moon at night time, go on the ‘Full Moon Hike’ on the 23rd September. Read more about the activities offered at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.