Grownup Getaways · Kansas · Museums and History

“Did that just move?” Historic, Haunted & Mysterious Atchison, Kansas-Part 3

Atchison, KS: Atchison County Lewis & Clark, Amelia Earhart, world record holders, music icons, some of the most important inventions, Missouri River culture, incredible architecture and a home for countless ghost stories and encounters. That’s only the beginning of what made us fall hard for Atchison, Kansas. Let’s get right to what we loved and… Continue reading “Did that just move?” Historic, Haunted & Mysterious Atchison, Kansas-Part 3

Grownup Getaways · Kansas · Museums and History

Hard Times, Honor, History, Heartbreak & Why It’ll All Bring Us Back-Leavenworth, Kansas-Part Two

Leavenworth, KS: Leavenworth County We brake for just about every historical marker we see when we’re gallivanting and we’re never ever going to give up this habit. Never! Luckily for us, we got our brakes checked before our trip to Eastern Kansas because there was plenty of stops along the way to see our favorite… Continue reading Hard Times, Honor, History, Heartbreak & Why It’ll All Bring Us Back-Leavenworth, Kansas-Part Two

Family Adventures · Museums and History · West Central Iowa

Poor Farm Turned Elk Sanctuary, Museum & Home to a Two Headed Pig: County of Audubon-Part 4

Audubon, IA: Audubon County You see that sign for a museum coming up on your road trip? Perhaps it wasn’t on page 1 of your list of museums you’ve heard of. That’s when I know I’m going to love it! I’ve been to huge internationally known museums and had a great time there. I’ve also been… Continue reading Poor Farm Turned Elk Sanctuary, Museum & Home to a Two Headed Pig: County of Audubon-Part 4

Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service · Museums and History · Southwest Iowa

Raised in the Adams County Jail

Another great trip sponsored by Linder Tire Service here on The Iowa Gallivant! Corning, IA: Adams County Think of all the stories you’ve heard about childhood homes. Did anyone ever say “After we ate breakfast, Mom would pack our lunch and then feed the inmates their county funded meal….”? Not too many of us, but if you lived… Continue reading Raised in the Adams County Jail

Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

The Towering Lauritsen Lodge: County of Audubon-Part 3

*Our stay at the Lauritsen Lodge was complimentary. The opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s get back to gallivanting! Exira, IA: Audubon County Lauritsen Lodge is one of the most unique landmarks you will see in Audubon County and it’s right next to one of Iowa’s most unique roadside wonders.… Continue reading The Towering Lauritsen Lodge: County of Audubon-Part 3

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History

A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

*Our stay here at the Mason House was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! A lot of history can be seen on the Lincoln Heritage Byway. Communities, parks, events, restaurants and in this article, a beautiful historic B&B. Jefferson, IA: Greene County We recently made the… Continue reading A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

Ethnic Iowa · Family Adventures · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

Kringle Craving: 2 Hours In the Danish Villages

The Danish Villages:  Shelby & Audubon Counties  (Our 76th and 77th Counties!) Where do you go when you feel like getting a little Scandinavian culture? What if I told you that you didn’t need an expensive plane ticket to get a taste of the land that gave us the Vikings. I know that you’d ultimately… Continue reading Kringle Craving: 2 Hours In the Danish Villages