Fall 2009

Going Places magazine

Go spelunking at Cave of the Mounds

When you think about national monuments, you probably think Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls and an airplane trip. But a great monument awaits two hours north of Chicago in Blue Mounds, Wis. Read...

 

Freebies in the Quad Cities

The Quad Cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline/East Moline, Ill., are a perfect and low-cost weekend getaway for the whole family.  Read...

 

Kids won’t want to leave the Center of Science and Industry.

From the moment you walk through its doors, the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio, captures your kids’ attention and doesn’t let go. Read...

 

Hidden gems in Illinois

We’ve all been hearing comparisons lately to the Great Depression. Here’s an adventure packed with teachable moments about the can-do spirit of that historic time. Read...

 

Visit the other Nashville just over the border

Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, this Nashville so resembles its namesake town that the area is called "The Little Smokies." Read...

 

Beyond the funny pages with comic stores

Comic books can entice even the most reluctant reader into spending time with written words. Read...

 

Make your own scarecrow

You don’t have to enter a scarecrow contest to create your own. Here are five easy tips to get started at home. Read...

 

Halloween the kid-friendly way

Ghouls, goblins … and scarecrows? At the 24th St. Charles Scarecrow Festival, you and your kids can get your hands on some straw and create your own scarecrow. Read...

 

Remove the guesswork, keep the wonder

Teaching kids about nature seems easy, right? Just take them outside and point out trees and wildlife. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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