• Day Trip,  Kids,  Missouri,  Museums,  St. Louis,  Trips

    The Best Free Things to do in St. Louis

    St. Louis is a great place to live or travel on a budget. Many people are blown away that so many of the top attractions around town don’t charge a penny of admission. Part of the reason we are able to adventure so often is because it costs so little to explore locally! While some places do have a charge for parking or extra activities, general admission to all of these attractions is completely free. Gateway Arch National Park The…

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    Hiking Victoria Glades Conservation Area

    Victoria Glades Conservation Area is one hike we kept meaning to check out for several years, but often passed by in favor of more rugged trails. I’m so glad we finally took the time to hike this lightly traveled path. Victoria Glades is located near one of our favorite area hikes, Valley View Glades. Similar to Valley View, Victoria Glades Conservation Area contains open glade vistas, a scenic forest, and wet weather streams. The view is especially dramatic at sunrise…

  • Day Trip,  Kids,  Missouri,  Museums,  Trips

    Best Tips for Visiting Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium

    We recently visited the highly rated Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri and it lives up to its acclaim. This 350,000 square foot attraction features over 1.5 miles of exhibits. Pack your walking shoes and get ready for a wildlife adventure to remember! The Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium first opened in 2001 as a much smaller attraction. It closed for extensive renovations before reopening in 2017. Johnny Morris, the owner and CEO of Bass Pro…

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    How to Make Frozen Bubbles

    Every kid loves blowing bubbles. The fun of bubbles doesn’t have to stop when the temperature drops. In fact, bitter cold weather is perfect for making delicate frozen bubbles! This fun science experiment uses common household ingredients to make a special bubble solution. Corn syrup adds strength to the mix while sugar helps create intricate ice crystal formations. Making these bubbles can be addicting as you watch the bubbles crystalize before your eyes. If you would like to try this…

  • Day Trip,  Hiking,  Kids,  Missouri,  St. Louis

    Find a Unique White Sand Beach at Missouri’s Klondike Park

    Klondike Park is one of the St. Louis area’s most unusual recreation sites. You may feel like you have traveled to an exotic location when you first glimpse the park’s out of place white sand beach. This St. Charles County gem features beautiful lakes, miles of trails, extensive amenities, and that unique white sand shoreline. With trail connections to the popular Katy Trail plus Missouri River Valley views, Klondike Park is a must see destination. Klondike Park History In the…