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My South Dakota Bucket List (Badlands Edition)

I’m planning my family’s summer road trip, and we’re headed to the Black Hills and Badlands of western South Dakota. I’ve got these great plans to take my family there (cue Mr. Wonderful saying “Here she goes again…”), and so I’ve started a South Dakota bucket list of places to visit and things to do. …

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Fun things to do at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

No trip to Lincoln with young kids is complete without a stop to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. The lines between petting zoo and full-blown zoo are blurred here, making a child’s experience all the better. Update: This post was first written in 2014 and was updated in August 2019 to reflect new year-round hours and …

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Things To Do Near Lincoln Children’s Museum

Let’s say you’re planning a trip to the Lincoln Children’s Museum, but you figure you might as well do a little bit of exploring while you’re down there. Make that hour drive worthwhile, right? This post includes a few add-ons to round out a day trip to Lincoln Children’s Museum, including restaurant suggestions and other …

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Fall At Hitchcock Nature Center

It’s prime season to visit Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Iowa. The nature preserve, about 20 minutes outside of Omaha, is a hawk-watching haven. If you visit September through December, you’ll likely find a volunteer at the top of the nature center’s tower, binoculars trained at the sky, counting how many feathered creatures pass …

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Fun Things To Do At Lincoln Children’s Museum

Lincoln, Neb., is an easy weekend or day trip for my family, so we’re there often. One of our favorite places to visit is Lincoln Children’s Museum. If you’ve never been to it, read on to learn about my family’s favorite things to do at Lincoln Children’s Museum! This post was first published in 2014. …

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