Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center

Place/Event: Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center Location: 2931 Monroe Ave, Missouri Valley, IA 51555 Cost: Free Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes Bathrooms: Yes Food: No When you think of an Iowa Welcome Center, you don’t think full-scale awesome history museum! You could truly spend hours here. There is a large exhibit…

ISU Insect Zoo in Ames

Place/Event: ISU Insect Zoo Location: 440 Science II, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 or will travel to your location/school ANYWHERE in the State of Iowa Cost: Visiting floor is free – check website for program fees. LOTS of Options! Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small – a small family or 30 student class – options for all! Hands-on: Yes Stroller…

Lewis and Clark State Park in Western Iowa

Lewis and Clark State Park was a great place to explore some Iowa history! We enjoyed a nice camping evening and toured the replica boat. We didn’t make the annual festival…maybe another year! Before our trip, we studied about Lewis and Clark. We found a DVD Lewis & Clark – The Journey of the Corps…

Loess Hills in Western Iowa

You MUST go here…let me show you why… Our family had the BEST time Hiking and Exploring the Loess Hills State Forest! I kept thinking – we can’t still be in Iowa? We spent about an 1 1/2 on the Loess Hills Scenic Overlook Trail. The trailhead starts from a wooden ramp leading up to…