4 RV Destinations To Inspire Your Young Ones
If you’re making your RVing plans for the next year, do yourself a favor and bookmark this post. From East to West, North to South, where ever
The best family vacations are those that are educational, inspirational, and most importantly– fun for everyone. Here are 4 great destinations to nurture and encourage your young one’s wildest fantasies.
If you’ve got a young cowboy or cowgirl, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming is one stop you won’t want to miss. This location consists of five museums, including the Buffalo Bill museum, Plains Indian museum, and a Western art museum. You will find a rich history of William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill), as well as an interpretive collection of the American cowboy.
If you are looking for a campground nearby, the Ponderosa Campground in Cody continues to expand on the theme of the old west. It offers teepees for rent as cabins, and for RVers it includes full hook ups, sanitary dump, and wireless internet. The Wal-Mart Supercenter in Cody, WY is also known for being RV-friendly, so if you are on a tight budget you will not have a problem staying free for a night.
For the baseball fanatic, you won’t find a better place than the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. For Father’s Day weekend, the museum holds an event called the Hall of Fame Classic, which draws both hall of fame legends as well as a large variety of major league baseball players.
This museum has three stories of exhibits ranging from baseball movies to baseball cards, with an entire exhibit dedicated to Babe Ruth. It’s not all about the boys either– if it’s your daughter that’s the sports star, there is also a room showcasing the influence of women in baseball.
Cooperstown has several RV parks, most notably the Shadow Brook Campground. It can be pricey depending on the season you visit, but it includes a fishing pond, pool, rec room, and a variety of different sports.
Indianapolis, IN is famous for the Indy 500- a 500 mile automobile race held on Memorial Day Weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. During the event itself, there is plenty of opportunity for RV camping and weekend tailgating.
If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, the Speedway is open year-round with a museum and track tours by bus. You will find 75 or more race cars on display at any given time, as well as equipment, trophies, and a 48-seat theater.
You may have difficulty finding free overnight parking, however you can stay nearby at the Indy Lakes park for only $28 a night including electricity, water, sewer, and internet.
If your son or daughter dreams of becoming a scientist, or if you want to spark their interest in science, the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio should do the trick. COSI has over 300 interactive exhibits where your children can experience energy and transportation, outer space, or even lift up a 2,437lb car with the help of air power.
The COSI Lab Space is one of the more notable and inspiring exhibits where guests can witness the real-life laboratory experiments of Ohio State University researchers.
Some visitors have had luck with free overnight parking at nearby Wal-Marts, however it may be best to call ahead to make sure that it is allowed. You can also find reasonable rates for full-hookups at Cross Creek Camping Resorts in Columbus.