6.21.2016

Great Family Trip Locations

One of our family mottos is: All of Life is for Learning. In that vein, we understand that education happens during all of a child's waking hours and in the community and beyond at least as much as it does at home.

Practical realities - my husband's job and typical financial constraints - mean we can't continuously travel the world. However, we've taken local/regional "field trips" on a regular basis and plan for bigger trips as often as possible. And since the girls were toddlers, I've kept an informal tally, which I finally decided to compile in a running list here. As of June 2016, we've been to each of these places at least once as a family and can generally recommend them all to others. I'll continue to add to the list over time.

ILLINOIS
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago IL

IOWA
Laura Ingalls Site, Burr Oak IA

KENTUCKY
Creation Museum, Petersburg KY

MICHIGAN
DeYoung Family Zoo, Wallace MI

MINNESOTA
Laura Ingalls Sites, Walnut Grove MN
Niagara Cave, Harmony MN
SPAM Museum, Austin MN

OHIO
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus OH

PENNSYLVANIA
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg PA

SOUTH DAKOTA
Ingalls Homestead, DeSmet SD
Laura Ingalls Memorial Society, DeSmet SD

TEXAS
Dallas World Aquarium
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Fort Worth Stockyards
Fort Worth Water Gardens
Fort Worth Zoo
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose TX
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth TX
National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame, Fort Worth TX
Western Currency Facility, Fort Worth TX

VIRGINIA
Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg VA
Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg VA
Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon VA

WISCONSIN
Above & Beyond Children's Museum, Sheboygan WI
Apple Valley Orchard, DePere WI
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay WI
Big Event for Little Kids, Green Bay WI
Bookworm Gardens, Sheboygan WI
Building for Kids Children's Museum, Appleton WI
Children's Museum of Green Bay
Discovery World, Milwaukee WI
Einstein Project Science Expo, Green Bay WI
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Heritage Hill State Park, Green Bay WI
Lake Lundgren Bible Camp, Pembine WI
Lambeau Field & Packers Hall of Fame, Green Bay WI
Laura Ingalls Sites, Pepin WI
Lincoln Park Zoo, Manitowoc WI
Madison Children's Museum
Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee Public Museum
Mulberry Lane Farm, Sherwood WI
National Railroad Museum, Green Bay WI
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay WI
NEW Zoo, Green Bay WI
Old World Wisconsin, Eagle WI
Oneida Nation Museum, DePere WI
Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh WI
Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek WI
THE Farm in Door County, Sturgeon Bay WI
Timm House, New Holstein WI
Washington Island, Door County WI
Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison WI

1 comment:

Nikki W. (SAHMinIL) said...

I'm surprised that the zoo in Madison is not on your list. My girl wants to go to Pepin. That is on our list of places to see.

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