Exterior Sculpture Collection at Artisan Forge Studios – Eau Claire, Wisconsin – 07/07/2022

Leaving our hotel to go get gas, I chanced across this little gem of a cooperative art studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. We ended up spending most of the day checking out the exterior sculptures, the interior artist shoppes, and, of course, the onsite lunch spot, Sweet Driver Cafe and Sweet Driver Chocolates! If you love art, next time you are in Eau Claire, definitely check out Artisan Forge Studios! Click HERE or on Any Photo in the Album Below for Great Ideas on Fostering a Love of ART With YOUR Kids!

Showcase of Citrus Album One: Fun Abounds All Around! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

When in Central Florida, we all think of the theme parks. But, honestly, I HIGHLY recommend getting off the beaten path for a day to experience something a little more, well, Florida! And The Showcase of Citrus, Florida’s Fresh Air Attraction® offers just that. And a WHOLE lot more! Start off with a property full of fun things to see and do, such as gem mining and watching the gators swim around the beautiful waterfront. Lots of photo opportunities abound with old tractors, a replica of the Southernmost Point Buoy in Key West, and even a giant shark. Inside the…

Fish Out of Water at the South Carolina I-85 Welcome Center – Fair Play, South Carolina – 11/19/2019

Fish Out of Water is a Community Art Exhibit based out of Anderson, South Carolina, featuring 35 Largemouth Bass Sculptures throughout town. We happened across this guy, Fish-n-Chips, at the South Carolina Welcome Center, along Interstate 85. We definitely want to get into Anderson, SC soon to see if we can catch them all! Welcome to South Carolina, y’all!

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota – 05/24/2018

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden | Walker Art Center From the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry, to more thought-provoking pieces such as Rapture by Kiki Smith, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at Walker Art Center is a great place to spend an afternoon! Whether you are looking for all the super-hot instagram spots in Minneapolis, or perhaps you are hoping to engage ALL of your senses by enjoying everything the Walker Art Center has to offer, definitely check out our photo collection below! Check Out Our SPGFAN Minneapolis, Minnesota QUIKLIST! For ALL the Things to Do in Minnesota, CLICK HERE! See Everything Our Family…

Ulla’s Bakery – Hands On Fun in the Family Playroom at the American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis, Minnesota – 05/24/2018

Visiting the American Swedish Institute is an absolute plethora of educational experiences for everyone in the family! From the opulence of the Turnblad Mansion, to the ever-changing selection of Special Exhibits… But, for the littlest members of your family, they can enjoy all kids of hands-on fun in the Family Playroom! Serve up yummy pretzels in Ulla’s Bageri, score some hockey goals, create artistic masterpieces, or carve to your heart’s content in the woodworker’s shop! Let your child’s creativity soar with these amazing themed activities, perfect for tiny hands and HUGE imaginations! Be sure to check out the Calendar of…

Arts North – Arts in Harmony International Juried Art Show at the American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis, Minnesota – 05/24/2018

Arts North – Arts in Harmony International Juried Art Show at the American Swedish Institute See ALL Our Photos from the American Swedish Institute. CLICK HERE for more information about visiting the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Click on Any Photo Below for Fun Art Supplies to Create Your Own Masterpieces!

Kim Simonsson Exhibits Throughout the Turnblad Mansion at the American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis, Minnesota – 05/24/2018

The exquisite details of Swedish craftsmanship inside the Turnblad Mansion take on an entirely new depth of meaning when the post-apocalyptic beings of Finnish Sculptor Kim Simonsson take up residence for this VERY special exhibit! See our post about the Moss People Exhibit at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Click on any image below to learn more about The Fantastical Worlds of Finnish Sculptor Kim Simonsson CLICK HERE for more information about visiting the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Explore the rest of the Turnblad Mansion with us in THIS POST. See ALL our photos from the…

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center (Now Indiana Dunes National Park) – Porter, Indiana – 05/16/2018

We’ve been through several areas of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore prior to this trip, but this marks the first chance we’ve had to get into this National Park Visitor Center. We added stamps to our books, grabbed our Junior Ranger Booklets, and enjoyed some of the birding and wildlife exhibits and activities. *As of February 2019, Indiana Dunes has officially graduated to a National Park from its previous National Lakeshore designation! National Park Collector’s Edition Stamp Book

You Otter Be in the Big South Fork! – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Crossville Visitor Center – Crossville, Tennessee – 03/14/2015

Throughout Cumberland County, and the city of Crossville, Tennessee, you can “hunt for otters” by being on the lookout for these fun, spirited art pieces located at various businesses and organizations! These three guys can be found at the Big South Fork NRRA Crossville Visitor Center! Have you found any “otters”? Hint: One of our favorites in this collection can be found at the Crossville Depot! Crossville! You otter be here!

The St. Louis Zoo – Animals and Lights – St. Louis, Missouri – 11/20/2012

The St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Missouri is a great way to spend a day exploring all kinds of animals in close-up environments! Admission to the zoo itself is FREE, but you do pay for parking. And, of course, there are loads of add-on activities to enhance your visit if you are interested in even MORE fun! Click on any photo below for books, toys, or resources for learning more about each animal! If you are planning a field trip to the zoo for your family, here are some of our favorite Zoo Journals and learning resources! Our absolute…

Junior Rangering at Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

The Utah State Park System has a great Junior Ranger Program, just like those in the National Park System, that allows the kids to explore each park, and earn a REAL badge when they complete a book of awesome activities! Antelope Island State Park has a beautiful, state-of-the-art Visitor Center, full of hands-on exhibits and unique learning opportunities. And the park itself is loaded with plants, wildlife, birding, hiking, rock scrambling, and beach exploration along the shores of the Great Salt Lake! After you arrive at Antelope Island State Park, make sure you grab a Junior Ranger Book for each…

Ice Cream and a Playground – A Stop at Little America Wyoming Fuel Center – Little America, Wyoming – 07/01/2012

With the little green dinosaur as their mascot, I come predisposed as a Sinclair gas station fangirl. But, this is no regular gas station! The Little America Wyoming Fuel Center is a full-on tourist attraction in and of itself! Fill up the car’s tank with Sinclair fuel. And fill up YOUR tank with vast menu options, and of course, Little America’s famous ICE CREAM! Check out the infinite section of souvenirs, and then be sure to burn some energy on the Little America Wyoming Playground! West of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and east of the Wyoming / Utah border, Little America…

Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Home of Winter the Dolphin – Clearwater, Florida – 4/30/2012

If you have seen the movie Dolphin Tale, you will recognize the Clearwater Marine Aquarium as the home of Winter the Dolphin. If you haven’t seen the movie, definitely check it out! Here are some fun shots from our visit to the CMA! We got to hang out with Winter, Panama, and Nicholas! Click on any photo below to learn more about Winter the Dolphin and the movie Dolphin Tale! Be sure to visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium if you are in the Clearwater, Florida area!

Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure Museum, Movie Props, and Filming Locations – Clearwater, Florida – 4/30/2012

Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility displaying props and story boards from the film, Dolphin Tale. (This album is very dark, because of my broken flash; but this museum is too neat not to share!) If you have seen the movie Dolphin Tale, you will recognize the Clearwater Marine Aquarium as the home of Winter the Dolphin. If you haven’t seen the movie, definitely check it out! Winter the Dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium Winter the Dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium For all our adventures visiting Winter at the CMA, CLICK HERE! Click on any photo…

Visitor Center and Shuttle Bus Ride – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 06/06/2010

From checking out the Visitor Center exhibits, to taking in the awe-inspiring scenery along the Shuttle Bus Route, our adventures in Zion National Park are just getting started! Join us for more Family-Friendly Adventures in Zion National Park! Click on any photo to learn more about Zion National Park!

Wildlife Sculptures – Tusayan, Arizona – 06/02/2010

Sweet, Sweet Family Fun at the Birthplace of Jell-O! Experience the Jell-O Gallery & Museum! – LeRoy, New York – 4/11/2010

The Birthplace of Jell-O!The Jell-O Museum and Gallery in LeRoy, New York! As unassuming as it might sound, LeRoy New York is the Birthplace of Jell-O! If you have time to swing through this quaint area, you can visit the Historic LeRoy House, as well as the Jell-O Museum and Gallery! We actually had an incredible time here, and really enjoyed both places! The Historic LeRoy House offers an intimate exploration of historical artifacts from the time-period; with plenty of hands-on activities for kids in the basement. Relax and enjoy, while the kids dress up and cook, bake, and clean…

Let Marine Biology Come Alive! Get Up Close and Personal with Marinelife at the Newport Aquarium – Newport, Kentucky – 02/22/2010

What a collection of Marinelife! Fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, mammals, birds, and so much more! Jellyfish, sea stars, penguins, frogs, crabs, sharks, gila monsters, and even alligators! All under one roof at the Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky, just on the other side of the Ohio River at Cincinnati, OH! Countless species, all easily viewable, reside here in the Newport Aquarium. This facility offers such a variety of hands-on learning opportunities and many ways to interactively engage with the multitude of animals that call this place home! Touch tanks, bird feedings, animal meet-and-greets, and other activities allow kids to truly…