US Road Trip: Central States Travel Plans

Texas (late Sept./early October)

Mothers-vegan restaurant

San Antonio River Walk

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Moody Gardens

Space Center

San Antonio Missions

Zilker Park

Reunion Tour

State Fair and ferris wheel

Texas Ranch Roundup Rodeo

San Antonio River Raft

Big Bend Nat. Park

Austin River walk


Bluebonnet Trail

Comal River Hole inner tube

Padre Island-milky way over Gulf of Mexico

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center



Tyler-rose garden

Gruene Hall dancing

Lyndon Johnson Ranch, Stonewall

Congress Avenue Bridge-bat show

Intocable concert

Wat Buddharatanaram Temple

Stockyards-Sundance Square dancing

Buc-ee’s-Best New Braunfels bathroom in country

Blue Bell ice cream

Collin Street Bakery fruitcake

Kolaches in West

Shiner beer

McDonald observatory stargazing party

Granbury Opera House

*stay away from East 6th at night


Blue Whale of Catoosa

Will Rogers Memorial

Philbrook Art Museum

Chickasaw nat. rec. area

White Water Bay

Beavers Bend Resort Park

Turner Falls

Gloss Mountains

Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park

Golden Driller

Robbers’ Cave State Park-rappel

Honor Heights Park

Tulsa PAC

Brady Theater

Enid Oklahoma

Heavener Runestone Park-vikings

USS Batfish

Pho in OK City

Price Tower

Medicine Park

Woolaroc Osage County

OK City Nat. Stockyards

Boley-Linda Sykes potatoes on a stick

sky diving

Tulsa Balloon Rides

Great Salt Plains dig

Stone Lion Inn haunt

Native American pow wow

Guthrie gunfire (Saturday)

Hornet Spooklight

Braum’s Creamery

Route 66 Museum

OK POP museum



Museum of World Treasures

Overland Park Botanical Gardens

Old Cowtown Museum

Botanica, Wichita Gardens

Exploration Place

Henry J Allen Place

John Brown Museum

Sedgwick County Hist. Museum

Big Brutus

Konza Prairie

Coronado Heights

Emmett Kelly Museum

Boulevard Brewing Co.

Nat. WWI Museum

Largest ball of twine (yes it’s a thing)

Dorothy’s House and Land of Oz

Concordia-John Wilkes Booth killer

Largest paint easel

Hand-dug well and meteorite




Eisenhower Library and Home

Boot Hill

Chalk Pyramids/Monument Rocks

Fort Larned Hist. Site


Sunken Gardens

Chimney Rock

Pioneer Village

St. Cecilia Cathedral

Freedom Park

Ashfall Fossil Beds

Heartland of America Park

Fun Plex

Lewis and Clark landing

Arbor Lodge

Fort Niobrara Wildlife

MoPac Trail

Florence Treadmill

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo


North Platte Heritage

Niobrara River

Star Party

Omaha Old Market

Cowboy Trail

Boys Town

Panhandle Landmarks

Haymarket District

Golden Spike Tower

Indian Cave Park



South Dakota

Sheridan Lake

Sioux Falls Arena

Gavins Point Dam

Black Hills Cemetery

Blood Run Site

Fort Sisseton

Horse Thief Lake

SD Hall of Fame

Broken Boot Gold Mine

Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns

Lincoln Borglum Museum

Sylvan Lake

Chapel in the Hills


Falls Park


Music Museum

Reptile Gardens

Mt. Rushmore

Harney Peak

Addams Museum and House

Badlands Nat. Park

Custer State Park

Crazy Horse Memorial

Mammoth Site

Homestake Gold Mine

Spearfish Cane

Pettigrew Home

Old Courthouse Museum

North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt Nat. Park

Fort Abraham Lincoln

ND Heritage Center

Fort Buford

Fort Mandan

Red River Zoo

Chateau de Mores

Fargo Theatre

Scandinavian Heritage Park

Fort Abercrombie
Sertoma Park

Fort Lincoln Trolley

St. Michael’s Church

Maah Daah Hey Trail

Cowboy Hall of Fame

International Peace Garden

Knife River Indian Villages

Enchanted Highway

Frontier Village

Pitchfork Steak Fondue


Aerial Lift Bridge

Minnehaha Park

Great Lakes Aquarium

Canal Park, Duluth

Soudan Underground Mine Park

Wabasha Street Caves

James J. Hill House

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Brainerds Lakeland Fun

Lanesboro Root River

Itasca State Park

Jesse James

Mill City Museum



Amana colonies


Grotto of Redemption

Lost Island Water Park

American Gothic House

Snake Alley

Terrace Hill

Coralville Park and Devonian Fossil Gorge

High Trestle Trail

Field of Dreams

Buddy Holly Crash Site

First Train Robbery, Adair-Jesse James

Bank Robbery, Stuart-Bonnie and Clyde

Bank Robbery, Mason City-John Dillinger


Gateway Arch

Silver Dollar City

Titanic Museum

Grant’s Farm

Table Rock Lake

Liberty Memorial

Fantastic Caverns-tram

Branson Scenic Railway


Mark Twain home

Powell Gardens

Jewel Box

Swope Park

Loose Park

Forest Park and zoo

Wilson’s Creek battlefield

Vaile Mansion

Truman house

Jefferson City


Hot Springs Nat. Park

Crater of Diamonds

Ozark Fold Center

Big Dam Bridge

Clinton House

Mount Magazine

Lake Atlanta

Old Spanish Treasure Cave

Little Rock Central High School

Buffalo National River

Mammoth Spring State Park

Thorncrown Chapel


French Quarter

Jackson Square

City Park

USS Kidd

Jean Lafitte Nat. Park

Oak Alley Plantation

Lake Pontchartrain

Myrtles Plantation

Preservation Hall

Blue Bayou/Dixie Landing

Saint Louis Cemetery


SF Plantation House

Acadian Village

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans

Melrose Plantation

Old State Capitol

Laura Plantation

Rosedown Gardens


Cave of the Mounds

Monona Terrace

Ten Chimneys


Wizard Quest

Sylvanus Wade House


  1. H. Bennett Studio House

Great River Road

Apostle Islands



Hayward Lake

Amnicon Falls Park

Ed Gein’s grave

Weston’s Apple Orchard

Four Elements Herbals

Elegant Farmer-food

Cheese mart

Circus World Museum



Marengo Cave

Conner Prairie Oliver Winery

Hoosier National Forest

Levi Coffin House


Mackinac Island, Bridge, Fort

Henry Ford

Belle Isle Park

Hitsville USA

Castle Rock

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Guardian Building

Renaissance Center

Kalamazoo River

Pewabic Pottery

Cascade Falls

Huckleberry Road

Grand Hotel

Climb Sleeping Bear Dunes



Slow Roll

Electric Forest



Sanders Chocolate

eat a pop-up and paczki

Ford Rouge Car Factory

Heidelberg Project

RenCen Building


Motown Museum

Cider Mill

Porcupine Mountains


Fox Theater

Hash Bash

Play euchre

Holiday World/Splash Safari


Willis Tower

Lincoln Park

Dana Thomas House

John Hancock Center

Driehaus Museum

Chicago pizza

Old St. Capitol

Tribune Tower

Lincoln Tomb

John Glessner House

Chicago Riverwalk

Mermet Springs underwater petting zoo

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins Treehouse

Museum of Torture Devices

World’s largest catsup bottle

Gemini Giant

Popeye Character Trail

Tower of Baa-Goat

Waldmire land yacht

Piasa Bird

Cahokia Mounds Woodhenge

Super Museum


Original McDonald’s

Leaning Tower of Niles

A I of Chicago

Magnificent Mile

Ulysses S Grant Home

Chicago Crystal Gardens

Starved Rock State Park

Anderson Japanese Gardens


Geauga Lake

Carew Tower

Soak City

Castaway Bay

Playhouse Square

German Village

Spring Grove Cemetery

Christmas Story House

State Reformatory

Underground Railroad

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Hocking Hills

Cuyahoga Valley Park

Amish in Holmes County


Roscoe Village

Dayton Aviation Her. Park

Cedar Point

Fountain Square