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Travel: Out West 2014


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Mount Rushmore Art Project. Probably one of our most favorite projects, super cute

Mount Rushmore Craft

50 States dinner menus--includes one or two special dishes of a state, and any notable food products that come from that state. So fun for adventurous eaters, and my kiddos would be THRILLED to be served a glass of Kool-aid with their meal (can you believe it's the official state soft drink of one state?!?).

A Common Shepherdess: 50 States Menu Plan

coloring pages, with instructions for how to color, for each state's map, flag, bird, and flower

KidZone Geography

Tour of the 50 States video--the whole map is hand-drawn by an artist as you watch! This would also incorporate well with Draw Write Now, The Core, or other curricula that incorporate map drawing by heart.

printable coloring pages of the US state flags

Printable Coloring Pages

University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln--an ASTC Passport Program participant

University of Nebraska State Museum Exhibits

Science City in Kansas City, Missouri--an ASTC Passport Program participant. Matt wants to see the floor maze!

Science City Attractions

South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre, South Dakota is an ASTC Passport Museum.

South Dakota Discovery Center

Kirby Science Discovery Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is an ASTC Passport Museum.

Plan Your Visit Hours at Washington Pavilion

Youtube videos and short list of resources for all the Laura Ingalls Wilder sites

The Rock Shed in Keystone, South Dakota--check out the bins of sorted rocks for sale outside.

NPS Junior Ranger program at Mount Rushmore--Yellowstone also has one

Hell Creek Formation wiki

Shoshone National Forest - Beartooth Plateau

Mount Rushmore

Another family paleontology dig, run through the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Prairie Vista Inn, in Faith, SD--hotel for the Indy Children's Museum family dino dig program

Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, South Dakota