10 Great Day Trips With Kids

If you’re like me, I am always looking for fun and interesting things to do with my kid. As summer sinks in, the inevitable “I’m bored” is sure to follow. So, when you’re just not sure what to do or where to go here’s a few ideas. I’ll share one for my Rockingham County friends here in a few days. Most content can be found at: www.familydaysout.com

Elkhart County Area: 

1.) National New York Central Railroad Museum – A TIMETABLE TO THE PAST At the center of it all was the New York Central Railroad. Elkhart’s National New York Central RR Museum recaptures the days when locomotives were symbols of progress, and ambassadors of goodwill across the country.

2.) Elkhart Tactical – Indoor and outdoor laser tag in Elkhart not far from South Bend and Mishiwaka, Niles MI, and Goshen.

3.) Amish Acres – So come explore the historic eighty acre farm and heritage resort and experience the lifestyle of the Amish through guided tours, farm animals, restaurants, musical theatre, craft demonstrations, and quaint shops.

4.) Potawatomi Zoo – Potawatomi Zoo, located in South Bend, is home to over 400 species on 23 acres. The Zoo is a regional destination serving and educating all who visit. Our history is rich and we are pleased to be a special part of this community.

5.) HealthWorks Kids Museum – HealthWorks!, a one of a kind place that merges the best of both worlds from childrens museums and health education centers with our own creative spin. Izzy loves this place.

6.) Potawatomi Wildlife Park – The Park preserves both prehistoric and historic Indian encampments, the Steven Ben-nack Potawatomi village, a portion of the Goshen-Logansport trail, and the Tippecanoe River ford where several early indian trails crossed the river.

7.) Ideal Beach – A trip to Ideal Beach is perfect way to spend a summer day. Park amenities include: lake front beach, wading pool, playground, sand volleyball courts, miniature golf, picnic areas, two corkscrew water slides, and concession stand. Picnic sites may be reserved through Ideal Beach, but Pavilion rental must be made through the Parks and Recreation Office.

8.) Nottawa Fruit Farm – Nottawa Fruit Farm is a family-owned business which specializes in home-grown produce and family experiences. We take great pride in providing the highest quality products possible in our farm market and wholesome activities.

9.) Northern Indiana Center for History – If you’re looking for a magnificent historic site that showcases an elegant, 38-room Victorian mansion, a charming cottage reflecting the 1930s, a gallery that chronicles local history, a gallery of Notre Dame history, a children’s museum plus compelling exhibitions, that place is the Northern Indiana Center for History.

10.) Gene-Stratton Porter Historical Site – “The Cabin at Wildflower Woods” lies nestled on the shore of Sylvan Lake, near Rome City, Indiana. It is the beloved home and final resting place of Gene Stratton-Porter, one of Indiana’s most widely read authors and one of the world’s first nature photographers and conservationists. http://www.genestratton-porter.com

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