Kansas · Museums and History

The Unbelievable Studio & Museum of Lester Raymer in Lindsborg, Kansas

Lindsborg, KS: McPherson County I have found a handful of places in my travels that pull me in and it can’t quite be explained. Which is exactly why I love it when it happens. I can honestly say that the state of Kansas has produced such an occurrence multiple times. Red Barn Studio Museum had… Continue reading The Unbelievable Studio & Museum of Lester Raymer in Lindsborg, Kansas

Museums and History · West Central Iowa

A Remarkable Look Into Iowa History: Madison County’s Proud Museum Complex in Winterset

Winterset, IA: Madison County We all have a bucket list, whether it’s a mental one or you actually write it down. My favorite moments are the times when my bucket list gets things added the moment I see something. Sounds funny, right? That’s okay if it does. I found myself in the Madison County Historical… Continue reading A Remarkable Look Into Iowa History: Madison County’s Proud Museum Complex in Winterset

Family Adventures · Kansas · Museums and History

The Mansion, Smoky Valley, Greyhound, & the Rose Garden: A Story of Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, KS: Dickinson County Never underestimate the magnitude of history that many of America’s small towns have. Pair that with incredible murals, public gardens, railroad tour, a one of a kind hall of fame, and Midwest kindness; and you get Abilene, Kansas. We’ve covered the local food scene and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum… Continue reading The Mansion, Smoky Valley, Greyhound, & the Rose Garden: A Story of Abilene, Kansas

Iowa Icons · Museums and History · West Central Iowa

The Coca-Cola Capital of Iowa: Atlantic’s Fizzy History

Atlantic, IA: Cass County Whether you’re traveling to Atlantic for a soda pop experience or not, you’re going to be surrounded by it because this is the Coca-Cola Shangri-La of Iowa. Lovers of America’s most famous beverage come here to get tours of the town’s historic Coca-Cola Bottling Company and dive into one of the… Continue reading The Coca-Cola Capital of Iowa: Atlantic’s Fizzy History

Family Adventures · Kansas · Museums and History

We Like Ike & Love Ida-The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum in Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, KS: Dickinson County (Our 4th Kansas County) It wasn’t by design but we have traveled to two very impactful areas of the Midwest that a couple of the most important presidents called home. The first was Medora, ND where Teddy Roosevelt was molded into the future US leader he became. Most recently was here… Continue reading We Like Ike & Love Ida-The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum in Abilene, Kansas

North Dakota

North Dakota Roadside Road Tripping & Legendary Museums

*We had an incredible time road tripping through North Dakota and were given complimentary admission into some of the area’s museums. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s get back to gallivanting! Fargo (Spoiler Alert!) Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota, and it knows how to give their visitors an iconic… Continue reading North Dakota Roadside Road Tripping & Legendary Museums

Grownup Getaways · North Dakota

Fargo on Foot-Part 2 of 2: A Toasty, Cidery, Artsy Side of Downtown

Fargo, ND: Cass County One of our favorite ways to travel is via the great American road trip and then getting to your destination and saying goodbye to our car for the rest of our stay. Downtown Fargo is one of the best places to do such a thing and our grownup getaway had everything… Continue reading Fargo on Foot-Part 2 of 2: A Toasty, Cidery, Artsy Side of Downtown

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

East Iowa · Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Museums and History · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Forecast: Frigid-Iowa’s Oldest Restaurant and the Aquarium to the Rescue!

The Snickers Cream Pie at Breitbach’s Country Dinning in Balltown, IA!   Balltown and Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County (Our 11th County!) It was birthday weekend 2014 for two very important ladies, in Team Goodvin- Mama and the Gigi! So begins the classic story of a family that journeys to Dubuque County and Iowa’s oldest restaurant while braving… Continue reading Forecast: Frigid-Iowa’s Oldest Restaurant and the Aquarium to the Rescue!