midwest



You won’t believe what’s going on 650 feet underneath those Kansas wheat fields (about the height of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis from top to bottom.) It only takes 70 seconds going straight down an elevator shaft to see one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. A mining museum  […]

Kansas Underground Salt Museum: the tornadoes can’t get you here


Every Tuesday (or Wednesday if Twitter crashes, which it did late yesterday as I was compiling this post) until we run out of states, I plan to post about family-friendly vacation ideas, attractions and events in each one of the US states, taking input mostly from Twitter and Facebook. Yes, […]

Family travel in Ohio: the 50 state series



Every Tuesday until we run out of states, I plan to post about family-friendly travel ideas, attractions and events in each one of the US states, taking input mostly from Twitter and Facebook. We’re going in alphabetical order but starting with the end, so our first state for the series […]

Family travel in Wisconsin: the 50 state series


The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City is a little misleading; it seems like the perfect place to take the kids, but in many ways it’s better for adults and older children. It’s not that there aren’t zillions of neat toys, trains, dolls, dollhouses, Teddy bears, marbles and other […]

Teensy treasures at the Toy and Miniature Museum


(This is a guest post by new blogger Jessica O’Riley at the Iowa Tourism Office – give some travel love to the Midwest!) With a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old at home, family-friendly attractions are high on my list of vacation locations. Luckily, our home state of Iowa is filled with […]

Travel with kids to Iowa