Introducing the Witte Museum (ASTC), San Antonio, TX…

Part of the new dinosaur gallery in the Witte Museum in San Antonio, TX. |

One of the things that we love about traveling is all the opportunities that it gives us to learn about our country and its history!  One of the ways that we do that is to visit museums throughout the country, especially museums that focus on local history. The Witte Museum in downtown San Antonio, TX is […]

Wise Wonders Children’s Museum in Billings, MT

The Bean Box at the Wise Wonders Children's Museum in Billings, MT, was fascinating to all my tactile kids!

The Tribe (at least the younger members) recently had the opportunity to visit Billings, Montana’s new children’s museum!  Wise Wonders Children’s Museum was opened earlier this year in downtown Billings, as an up and coming museum, it is already a much appreciated addition to what Billings has to offer it’s younger residents and visitors! The […]

Visiting Fort Missoula in Zootown, Montana…

Fort Missoula offers a fun step back in time in western Montana.

Missoula, Montana, is located halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.  This college town of approximately 70,000 people is nicknamed Zootown (for both loving and not-so-affectionate reasons).  Missoula is considered a whitewater mecca by kayakers, by summer, and  a ski haven for winter sporters.  For our family of Montana lovers, we appreciate Missoula […]

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Great Falls, MT…

Learn about portaging around the great falls at Great Falls, MT, at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, MT is a fabulous destination for all ages.  Our family has always been fascinated with the L&C Expedition, and this center is a fabulous overview of their trip to explore the northwest and to try to find a water passage to the Pacific ocean. This 25,000 […]

CM Russell Museum – Great Falls, MT…

Charlie Russell's Exalted Ruler painting in the CM Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT.

When we are visiting Montana, a jaunt to Great Falls is always a popular day trip.  There are several great stops there that are both educational and enjoyable! On one of our recent visits, we spent a few hours at the CM Russell Museum complex, and it was a hit! If you have even passed […]

National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, TX…

The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas is a top stop for history buffs! |

The very first year that we traveled, we discovered the National Museum of the Pacific War, and the Admiral Nimitz Museum.  Located in the Texas Hill Country, in Fredericksburg, TX, this is a must stop for history buffs and roadschoolers! The National Museum of the Pacific War has 3 distinct parts, all included in the […]

Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA…

Palm Springs Air Museum |

One of the best air museums in the country is found in sunny southern California.  The Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, is a very family-friendly, well-done, and enjoyable stop for all ages! Focusing on the WWII aircraft, the museum’s knowledgeable staff loves to share about this era in our history.  With nearly 40 […]

Willamette Heritage Center

hands-on exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, OR

Part of our love of traveling is the opportunity it gives us to learn about new places and their history!  While we were in Salem, we were able to learn about the Willamette Valley’s rich heritage (Oregon Trail buffs here, so it was right up our alley!). Off topic, but did you know that nearly […]

Route 66’s Baxter Springs Museum…


While we were in the friendly little town of Baxter Springs, KS, we spent a few hours at the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. I ended up being disappointed that we hadn’t set aside more time to visit as we ended up having a lovely personalized tour of the museum, which was much larger […]

Ride ’em cowboy! at the National Cowboy Museum, OKC…

OKC has one of our favorite museums; the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, or better known as just the National Cowboy Museum… It is unique, and has so many widely varied exhibits that there is sure to be something to please everyone in the family!  The lobby of the museum boasts the original The […]