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  1. Default First Road Trip with little ones...

    We are thinking about taking a short road trip, about 4 days in mid March. We have a 5 year old and a 14 month old. This is our first road trip together and I have no idea where to go! We live in Kansas and would like something low key, relaxing, sight seeing, shopping, and fun for kids...can you help me? Thank you!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Kid Friendly Within a Day of Salina

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    One area that my wife and I really enjoyed when we visited last year was the Mississippi River including Hannibal, MO (take the Twain Ride); Nauvoo, IL (a restored pioneer town with lots of hands-on activities for kids); ferries across the Big Muddy; wildlife refuges; and St. Louis.


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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Washington state coast/Olympic Peninsula

    Default Travel to the Land of Flexibility

    When traveling with small children, I can't emphasize enough that having a full itinerary of must-sees is the surest way to have a miserable trip. When my children were that age, the best trips were those where we went in a general direction that we wanted to visit, but went with no real plan. That allowed us time to attend to the kid's needs and make it a fun trip for them without trying to make them adhere to our time-table.

    I'm not familiar enough with that area to give you specific trip ideas. But I would like to point you to this discussion which should give you some great ideas to make sure the trip is enjoyable for all of you.

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