Road Trips

We love a little adventure. Here are some of our road
trips, near and far.

Dog Sled Musher's Camp and Discovery Center (Juneau)

British Columbia

Andrew Low House (Savannah)
Atlanta History Center (Atlanta)
Olde Pink House (Savannah)

Affy Tapple (Niles)
All Chocolate Kitchen (Geneva)
Amaze N Apples Royal Oak Farm Orchard (Harvard)
American Science & Surplus (Chicago & Geneva)
Anderson's Candy Shop (Barrington)
Anderson Japanese Gardens (Rockford)
Apple River Fort (Elizabeth)
Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show (Rock Island, Illinois)
Blackberry Farm (Aurora)
Black Hawk State Historic Site (Rock Island)
Burpee Museum of Natural History (Rockford)
Cantigny Park (Wheaton)
Chain O'Lakes (Spring Grove)
Chicago Botanic Garden Wonderland Express (Glencoe)
Christie's Dairy Delights (Palatine)
Circa 57 (Arlington Heights)
Citizens Park (Barrington)
Congo River Adventure Golf (Hoffman Estates)
Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights & Trees (Wheaton)
Crabtree Nature Center (Barrington Hills)
Dickens Holiday Village (Antioch)
Donley's Wild West Town (Union)
Elk Pasture (Elk Grove Village)
Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst)
Enlightened Balance (Crystal Lake)
FireZone (Schaumburg)
First Division Museum (Wheaton)
Fox River Forest Preserve (Port Barrington)
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (Oak Park)
French Market (Chicago)
Gallery Park (Glenview)
Garfield Park Conservatory (Chicago)
Gillson Beach (Wilmette)
The Grove (Glenview)
The Grove Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire (Glenview)
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center (Elgin)
Illinois Holocaust Museum (Skokie)
Inline Skating Rink (Mt. Prospect)
Independence Grove (Libertyville)
John Deere Pavilion (Moline)
Lagomarcino's (Moline)
Lake Katherine (Palos Heights)
Le Chocolat du Bouchard (Naperville)
Legoland Discovery Center (Schaumburg)
Lincolnshire Marriott Theatre (Lincolnshire)
Long Grove Confectionery Factory (Buffalo Grove)
Madame ZuZu's Tea Shop (Highland Park)
Mitsuwa Marketplace (Arlington Heights)
Morton Arboretum (Lisle)
Morton Arboretum Treehouse Exhibit (Lisle)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)
Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)
Nachusa Grasslands (Franklin Grove)
Naperville Trolley Tour (Naperville)
Oak Park Conservatory (Oak Park)
Oak Park River Forest Museum (Oak Park)
Peck Farm (Geneva)
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Chicago)
Pinstripes (Northbrook, South Barrington, Oak Brook)
Raupp Museum (Buffalo Grove)
Red Oak Nature Center (Batavia)
Richardson Adventure Farm (Spring Grove)
Richardson Christmas Tree Farm (Spring Grove)
River Trail Nature Center (Northbrook)
Rock Cut State Park (Loves Park)
Rockford Museums
Royal Oak Farm (Harvard)
Royal Oak Farm Orchard updated (Harvard)
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park (Skokie)
Skydeck Chicago (Chicago)
The Spice House (Chicago, Evanston, Geneva)
Spring Valley Nature Center-Snowshoeing (Schaumburg)
Stade's (McHenry)
Starved Rock (Utica)
Starved Rock in Spring (Utica)
Suzette's Creperie (Wheaton)
Tea Harbor (Vernon Hills)
The Field Museum (Chicago)
The Wildbird Shack (Mt. Prospect)
Trailside Museum of Natural History (River Forest)
Twin Lakes (Palatine)
U.S. Grant Home (Galena)
Veteran Acres Woods (Crystal Lake)
Village Green (Northbrook)
Volo Auto Museum (Volo)
Volo Bog (Volo)
Wagner Farm (Glenview)
Waterfall Glen (Darien)
West Street Sculpture Park (Galena)
Wildlife Prairie Park (Hanna City) 
Willowbrook Wildlife Center (Glen Ellyn)

Berries & Ivy and Homestead Primitives (Martinsville)
Falls of the Ohio (Indiana)
French Lick West Baden Museum
French Lick Resort 
Hendricks County
Hendricks County Historical Museum (Danville)
Hoosier National Forest (French Lick)
Hot Blown Glass (Clayton in Hendricks County)
Holiday World and Splashin' Safari (Santa Claus)
Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Park (Santa Claus)
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (Lincoln City)
Martinsville Candy Kitchen (Martinsville)
Mayberry Cafe (Danville)
Mayberry in the Midwest (Danville)
McCloud Nature Park (North Salem, Hendricks County)
Morgan County
Perillo's Pizzeria (North Salem, Hendricks County)
The Rathskeller (Indianapolis)
Santa Claus
Shoreline Brewery (Michigan City)
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis)
South Bend Chocolate Factory
South Bend Chocolate Factory (Rest Areas)
Zydeco's (Mooresville)

Antique Archaeology (Le Claire)
Bix Beiderbecke Museum (Davenport)
Channel Cat (East Davenport)
Isabel Bloom Studio and Tour (Davenport)
Fenelon Place Elevator (Dubuque)
Nahant Marsh (Davenport)

Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum (Louisville)
Completely Kentucky (Frankfort)
Frazier History Museum (Louisville)
Henry's Ark (Prospect)
Louisville Eats and other finds
Mark's Feed Store (Louisville)
Mega Cavern (Louisville)
My Old Kentucky Home (Bardstown)
Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory (Frankfort)
Seelbach Hilton Louisville
Louisville (overview)

Bienville House Hotel (New Orleans)
Destrehan Plantation (Destrehan)
English Tea Room (Covington)
Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve (New Orleans & Louisiana)
New Orleans




Chocolate Garden (Coloma)
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (Grand Rapids)
Froehlich's (Three Oaks)
G&M Variety (St. Joseph)
Grand Haven
Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Art Musem (Grand Rapids)
Grand Rapids Eats
Grand Rapids Public Museum (Grand Rapids)
Grandpa's Cider Mill (Coloma)
Harbor Grand (New Buffalo)
Pleasant House (Three Oaks)
Journeyman Distillery (Three Oaks)
Magical Ice Fest (St. Joseph)
Magical Ice Fest 2013 (St. Joseph)
Marina Grand (New Buffalo)
New Buffalo Beach
Rosy Mound Natural Area (Grand Haven)
Seasons Harvest (Harbert)
Tree-Mendus (Eau Claire)
The Village Store (Three Oaks)
Warren Dunes 

Barn Bluff (Red Wing)
Dresbach Welcome Center (La Crescent)
National Eagle Center (Wabasha)
Red Wing Eats
Red Wing Shoe Store and Museum (Red Wing)

St. Charles

New Jersey
Allaire State Park and Historic Village
Historic Smithville
Jersey Freeze

New York
Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown)

North Carolina
Battleship North Carolina (Wilmington)
Bellamy Mansion (Wilmington)
Cape Fear Museum (Wilmington)
The Golden Gallery (Wilmington)
Horse-drawn Carriage Tour (Wilmington)
Oak Island
Wilmington Railroad Museum (Wilmington)

Cleveland Botanical Gardens 
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (Columbus)
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
German Village (Columbus)
Hocking Hills State Park
Maumee Valley Chocolate and Candy (Maumee)

Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto)

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh)
The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
Bridges and Sculpture of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh)
Duquesne Incline (Pittsburgh)
Gettsyburg Military Park 
The Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh)
The Heinz History Center (Heinz Exhibit, Toy Exhibit and more in Pittsburgh)
Hersey's Chocolate World (Hershey)
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Pittsburgh Strip District
Primanti Brothers (Pittsburgh)
The National Aviary (Pittsburgh)
Valley Forge

Et La Lumiére Fut (Notre Dame Basilica, Montréal)
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History (Montréal)

South Carolina
Charleston (quick stop)

Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens (Nashville)
The Hermitage (Nashville)

Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory (Burlington)
Magic Hat Brewing Company (Burlington)

Shenandoah Caverns


Hotel Murano (Tacoma)
LeMay America's Car Museum (Tacoma)
Museum of Glass (Tacoma)
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma Eats
Tacoma for Families

American Science & Surplus (Milwaukee)
The Brewhouse Inn and Suites (Milwaukee)
Bristol 45 Diner (Bristol)
Burr Oak Winery (New Lisbon)
The Civil War Museum (Kenosha)
Dells Boat Tours (Wisconsin Dells)
Devil's Lake State Park (Baraboo)
Discovery World Science and Technology Center (Milwaukee)
HH Bennett Studio (Wisconsin Dells)
Kenosha Public Museum (Kenosha)
Little House Wayside (Pepin)
Little Pond Lodge Cabins (New Lisbon)
Mader's (Milwaukee)
Mill Bluff (Camp Douglas)
The Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) (Milwaukee)
Parson's Indian Trading Post & Museum (Wisconsin Dells)
Old World Wisconsin (Eagle)
Racine Art Museum
Swiss Maid Fudge (Wisconsin Dells)
The Safe House (Milwaukee)
Third Ward (Milwaukee)
Walker's Point (Milwaukee)
Williams Bay Beach (Williams Bay)
Wind Point Lighthouse (Racine)
Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center (Warrens)
Wisconsin Deer Park (Wisconsin Dells)

Washington, DC

National Mall
National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Washington DC Night Tour (Old Town Trolleys)

Midwest Explorations
Favorite Hiking Trails of the Midwest

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