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Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska

This post contains affiliate links. Our first stop on our South Dakota Adventure (a 4-day weekend trip) was in Nebraska. Scotts Bluff National Monument was one of the waypoints on the trails that headed west across the¬†United States. We visited seven years ago, but the drive to the top was closed and the Big Little […]

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State Forest State Park, Colorado

Yes, State Forest State Park has a bit of a confusing name, but it turns out to be the moose capitol of Colorado. It is a large state park in the northern part of the state, about four hours from Colorado Springs. We booked camping with some friends in February for the July 4th weekend […]

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Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia

The Marble Mines hike at Sloppy Floyd State Park has been on our must do list for a while. It is a relatively easy but uphill hike to the mouth of a cave, with a pond and waterfall. There are plenty more extensive trails in the area to explore as well.  Sloppy Floyd turned out […]

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Skidaway Island State Park, GA

Skidaway Island State Park is the perfect place to let the kids run wild and enjoy the ecology of coastal Georgia. The state park also boasts a beautiful visitors center and one of the best playgrounds we encountered on our trip. There are plenty of shady panic tables here as well. The Littles bolted from […]

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Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia

Red Top Mountain State Park is an easy day trip from Atlanta, GA. There are also ample camping and cabin rentals here if you’re looking for a longer getaway. We ventured up to Red Top Mountain on a spring weekday with perfect weather for some much needed outdoor time. We combined our visit with the […]

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Etowah Indian Mounds

The Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site in Cartersville Georgia is an easy half-day trip from Atlanta, GA. It is on the ancestral lands of the Mississippian peoples, whose dependents eventually became known as the Muskogee (Creek) Tribe. We combined it with a trip to Red Top Mountain State Park, for an all-day adventure just […]

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High Falls State Park, GA with Kids

High Falls State Park is a perfect stop for a quick hike and picnic on a drive through Georgia or a quick getaway from the city. High Falls State Park is about an hour outside of Atlanta. It is easily reachable and not terribly far off the highway. The park is divided by the Dam, […]

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Fernbank Science Museum in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta will never cease to amaze me with all its amazing options for kids. We’ve recently become Fernbank Museum members. Atlanta’s natural history museum continues to bring in amazing traveling exhibitions, has indoor and outdoor play space and an outstanding shell collection. The museum’s permanent collection is showing its age and could use a bit […]

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