Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Devil's Island

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin

the Visit Neighboring States Series Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is an incredible national treasure! We visited the islands as part of a family trip to Minnesota. It was about a beautiful 2 1/2 hour drive from Duluth MN to Bayfield WI along hwy 13 on the very northern edge of the state.  We stayed at Winfield Inn in Bayfield…

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Field Trips in your Local Iowa Community

Not every community is close to a large metro area with a science center or lots of scheduled tours, so… Find a Field Trip right in your own town, even in rural Iowa communities!   Community Helpers Police station County Sheriffs office Fire department State Patrol Iowa National Guard Hospital Veterinarian Clinic County Human Society or Animal Rescue…

Field Trip Tool Box for the Car

Field Trip TOOL BOX for the car

So, I am trying something NEW! As the kids have gotten older, I have set more challenging goals for them when we travel or go on a field trip: draw a picture of what they learn or a new experience make a list of what they didn’t know before a tour write out 5 new things they…


Lake Red Rock and Observational Tower in Knoxville

Place/Event: Lake Red Rock Location: 1105 Co Hwy T15, Knoxville, IA 50138 Cost: Free Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes depending on location Bathrooms: Yes Food: No Water: Yes Ok, So when planning a trip to the Lake Red Rock area, keep in mind that not all trail heads or locations will…

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens in Ames

Place/Event: Reiman Gardens Location: 1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011 (Instead of our mailing address, enter into the map’s search field “intersection of University Boulevard and South 16 Street Ames”. Find the map below with directions to our entrance from the intersection of University Blvd. and S. 16 St.) *currently construction projects are changing entrance locations…


Devonian Fossil Gorge at Coralville Lake and Dam

Place/Event: Devonian Fossil Gorge Location: Iowa City Cost: Free Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: limited to entry plaza area Bathrooms: No Food: No Water: No To prepare for your visit – check out the fossil map  and this Video from IPTV. Bring along blank white paper and crayons to make rubbings of the…


The Mines of Spain in Dubuque

Place/Event: The Mines of Spain Recreation Area and E.B.Lyons Interpretive and Nature Center Location: 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003 Cost: Free Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes Bathrooms: Yes Food: No Water: Yes The Mines of Spain is a huge park, with lots of history, hiking and more. We only…