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Kentucky – Dinosaur World

Dinosaur Walk at Dinosaur World

It’s Just For Fun week here at Travel 50 States with Kids, and Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky, definitely packs in the fun, but the truth is that they sneak some education into your visit too. I won’t tell your kids if you don’t.

The main attraction at Dinosaur World is the Dinosaur Walk, with 150 life-size dinosaur statues displayed along a walk through the woods.

Signs along the way state facts about each type of dinosaur.

We saw dinosaur types that were familiar to me, like the long-neck Brachiosaurus.

And we saw several types […]

Oregon – High Desert Museum

Fun and games at the 1904 Miller Family Ranch - High Desert Museum

A must-see on any trip to Bend, Oregon, is the High Desert Museum. This is one of those museums that has a little bit of everything, and is perfect for families.

The museum is a combination of a history museum, art museum, zoo, living history museum, and park. That may sound chaotic, but all the exhibits are tied together with a common theme: the High Desert, a region that covers parts of eight states and British Columbia. The museum is both fun and educational. Many thanks to the museum for providing us complimentary admission so that I could research […]

Indiana – Quilt Gardens

Quilt Gardens - Nappanee...On Track

When I was writing my ebook on How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips, I tried to include unique attractions that reflected the character of each state. I was thrilled to discover that Indiana had an attraction that is truly unique, that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. I’m talking about the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail in Northern Indiana’s Amish Country. What’s a Quilt Garden? Imagine a giant quilt created from colorful flowers.

A cool idea for a garden, isn’t it? Closer up, you can see the individual flowers.

This is just […]

Washington – Mount St. Helens

3D Model at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

I was in fourth grade when Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. I can’t say that I remember where I was when I heard the news, but I do remember the news coverage after the eruption. Eight years later, after I graduated from high school, I had the opportunity to visit Mount St. Helens with my aunt and cousin, who was living in Portland, Oregon, at the time. Even after eight years, the damage seemed fresh and I remember seeing mountainsides that looked like piles of toothpicks. So when we planned to visit Mount St. Helens with our […]

Wisconsin – Racine’s North Beach

Family friendly North Beach Racine

When you think about beautiful family friendly beach towns, cities in Wisconsin are probably not among the first places to pop into your mind. But keep reading, because perhaps Racine, Wisconsin deserves some consideration. Our most recent visit to North Beach was on a glorious summer day last July. Our approach to the beach was picture perfect. The blue water was beckoning me, but I made my husband pull over so I could get a picture.

Up a little closer, you can see that it is a popular summer hangout spot. But it wasn’t always this way. My husband […]