December 20, 2018

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 August 2019, 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.

Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria IL
Corn Stock Theatre, Peoria IL
Escape60, Peoria IL
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago IL

Laura Ingalls Site, Burr Oak IA

Creation Museum, Petersburg KY

DeYoung Family Zoo, Wallace MI

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

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus OH

Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg PA

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

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 and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth TX
Western Currency Facility, Fort Worth TX

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

Above and Beyond Children's Museum, Sheboygan WI
Apple Valley Orchard, DePere WI
Ashwaubomay Lake, Ashwaubenon WI
Automobile Gallery, Green Bay WI
Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, Suamico WI
Bay Beach Amusement Park, Green Bay 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 Science Expo, Green Bay WI
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Hazelwood Historic House Museum, Green Bay WI
Heritage Hill State Park, Green Bay WI
Lake Lundgren Bible Camp, Pembine WI
Lambeau Field and Packers Hall of Fame, Green Bay WI
Laura Ingalls Sites, Pepin WI
Ledge View Nature Center, Chilton 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
Polly's Pumpkin Patch, Chilton WI
Sheboygan County Historical Museum
THE Farm in Door County, Sturgeon Bay WI
Timm House, New Holstein WI
Washington Island, Door County WI
Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison WI

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