Reliable Richmond – This small, Indiana city packs a big punch for families

Things to do in Richmond, Indiana with kids I’ve traveled to Richmond, Indiana twice in the past year and both times I’ve been impressed with the number of things there are to do in the small city. Richmond has plenty of museums and parks, a thriving mural scene, and delicious dining options. Maybe my favorite thing about Richmond is how friendly the locals are – full of Midwestern hospitality and willing to help visitors. Located approximately 75 miles east of …

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A whistle-stop tour of the USA’s best train car and depot lodging

Whether you have a thing for trains, or just want to wow the family, train car hotels and renovated depots are a fun way to spice up your vacation plans! With the popularity of Airbnb, more and more restored trains and cabooses are hitting the tourism market. Here’s a rundown of some of the best train cars and depot hotels – perfect for the train enthusiast or the kid who just likes Thomas the Train. The Chattanooga Choo-Choo – Chattanooga, …

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History revealed at the Levi & Catharine Coffin House

Indiana’s Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad Levi and Catharine Coffin were devout Quakers who believed slavery was antithetical to their faith.  As a young boy of 7, Levi witnessed slaves being separated from their families and was terrified of the thought of his own father being separated from him.  Levi Coffin grew, married Catharine Coffin, and moved to Indiana from North Carolina in 1926. It was after building their home in the little town of Fountain City, Indiana …

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Go big or go home – A VIP tour of AT&T Stadium

Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour With a husband and son that love NFL football, we couldn’t go to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and NOT tour AT&T stadium.  AT&T Stadium is home to the Dallas Cowboys! Renowned for its 1.2 billion dollar price tag, AT&T Stadium is meant to top all other football stadiums! We signed up for the VIP Tour to see what made it stand apart from the rest. AT&T Stadium Information AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington, Texas; nearly …

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Kid-friendly things to do in Indianapolis

Your complete guide to Indianapolis for families Indy is a great city for families! This Midwest mecca holds the World’s Largest Children’s Museum & other great sites! Here’s my guide to kid-friendly things to do in Indianapolis. Children’s Museum of Indianapolis At nearly 500,000 square feet in size, it’s easy to see how the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis hosts 1.25 million visitors each year! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is very popular with families. After all, this isn’t your typical …

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Yes, you can sleep in a train car that’s INSIDE of a hotel!

A stay at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station I am so thankful that our plans changed and we were able to extend our stay in Indianapolis! I had been eyeing the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown for some time knowing that they had train car hotel rooms. Staying in a unique accommodation creates a memorable experience for young and old and this was definitely one we won’t soon forget! The Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown is housed in historic Union …

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5 Can’t-Miss Experiences at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Indianapolis is home to the world’s largest children’s museum! At nearly 500,000 square feet in size, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis hosts 1.25 million visitors each year! It’s easy to see why the museum is so popular with families. This isn’t your typical children’s museum- it’s an inter-generational learning environment that caters to everyone from the very young to the very old. The museum is HUGE, which makes it impossible to see in one day, and they average 6 new …

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Huddleston Farmhouse and the National Road Museum

Indiana Landmark near Cambridge City The Huddleston Farmhouse was built in 1841 by John Huddleston. Mr. Huddleston built his home knowing that it would become an Inn for people traveling along the newly created National Road. Thirty-five years earlier, in 1806, Congress authorized the construction of the National Road. However, this wasn’t without some controversy! In a country as new as the United States, legislators (and their constituents) weren’t sure that the government should be allowed to fund roads! The …

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