With the exception of a few, most of the states on this list don’t receive nearly as much attention from tourists the way New York, California and Florida do. So, in this post, we are going to tell you something fun to do in each state.
In Dyersville, Iowa, you can visit the Field of Dreams movie site at the old Lansing farm. If you’ve never seen the movie, you should watch it before you go. There are guided tours available for purchase, however, you are allowed to explore the baseball field for free.
Take an Instagram-worthy picture in the city of Chicago under the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as the “Bean”. You can find it inside of Millennium Park.
While you’re there, grab lunch at Plaza at the Park, do a little rock climbing, rollerblading, or ice skating- depending on which month you’re visiting in. Stroll inside the Lurie Garden or splash around Crown Fountain.
Zip on over to the “Racing Capital of the World” for the annual Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There you will watch 33 drivers race around the track 200 times- and drink cold milk, an ongoing tradition since the late 1930s. The race itself has been going on since 1911!
Switch gears and explore a different kind of racing going on in Kentucky; horse racing.
At the Kentucky Horse Park, you can tour a museum, get up close and personal with the animals, go horseback riding and fishing, walk nature trails and even stay overnight for camping.
If you’re looking for some family-friendly summertime fun, Michigan’s Adventure delivers. It is the largest amusement park/water park in the state!
Experience Minnesota’s North Shore Scenic Drive, also known as the “All-American Road”. You will enjoy a stunning view of the North Shore of Lake Superior as you wind through several different state parks. Along the way, you can stop for pictures, admire cliffs, rivers, and waterfalls, shop at the small stores and grab a bite to eat.
Let the family-fun continue at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Rumor has it, they rival Disney with their thrilling roller coasters and entertaining shows. You be the judge!
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Happy #FossilFriday! Million of years before herds of bison roamed western North America, large horned dinosaurs did. The first photo shows MOR 004, also known as MORT, which was the first Triceratops in the MOR's paleontology collection! The second photo shows part of the skull from Bison antiquus, which is an ancient ancestor of modern bison. This specimen is on display in the Cenozoic Corridor and is on loan from Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Peck. Both of these animals were featured this week in the first lecture in MOR's new speaker series: Presenting Prehistory. MOR Curator of Paleontology Dr. John Scannella presented "Before Bison: Horned Dinosaurs of the American West." The next Presenting Prehistory lecture will be February 5th and the speaker will be MOR Paleo Collections Manager-Registrar Amy Atwater (@mary_annings_revenge). #paleontology #prehistoric #montana #triceratops #dinosaurs #naturalhistory
Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana is perfect for the dinosaur-lovers in your group. The museum, which is a part of the Smithsonian, contains the largest dinosaur fossil collection in the United States. They even have the biggest TREX skull in their possession.
Omaha, Nebraska is known for having one of the best zoos in the country: the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. They specialize in endangered species from all around the world.
Get ready to rock and roll at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland where the genre vows to live on forever. There’s even an exhibit room where you can have a jam session and create merchandise for your own band.
Head to the Smoky Mountains and discover the town of Gatlinburg where you can find a little bit of everything all in one place: theme parks, aquariums, distilleries, shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries, nature parks, landmarks, white water rafting, skiing and so much more. You will need several days here to experience everything.
You’re never too old for a bit of magic. Buy tickets for the Tristan Crist Magic Theatre in Lake Geneva and be wowed at the illusions before your very eyes. It’s fun for the whole family.