Christine A Howard

Home School Adventures

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Noah’s Ark Water Park

This is the largest water park in America!  This is my kids’ favorite simple day trip. It has 51 water slides and many other water attractions, so everyone will find something they love!  Click Here for more information.

Noah's Ark

Timbavati Wildlife Park

If you have a love of exotic animals that you probably will not find in any other zoo, Timbavati Wildlife Park is for you!  This simple day trip is where you can see piglet races, bottle feed baby kangaroos, hand feed a giraffe, see unusual animals, and ride a train all in one day!  Click Here for more information.

Giraffe at Timbavati

Kellogg, Minnesota

Lark Toys

Lark Toys is way more than just a toy store.  It is a toy museum, restaurant, book store, and candy shop.  You will see llamas and pot belly pigs as you play mini golf or ride the hand carved, wooden carousel.  This simple day trip is truly a memorable destination, and boasts numerous visitors from all over the world each year.  Click Here for more information.

Lark Toys

Wabasha, Minnesota

National Eagle Center

Would you like to stand next to a bald eagle?  If your answer is “yes,” then you need to venture to the National Eagle Center.  They will answer questions like just how big is an eagles nest, or how strong is an eagle’s talon.  Click Here for more information.

National Eagle Center

Madison, Wisconsin

Henry Vilas Zoo

This just may be one of Wisconsin’s best zoos, and is my favorite simple day trip.  The best part is there is no admission fee.  The zoo is run entirely on donations, so they do ask for a goodwill offering when you visit.  They have numerous animals, but my personal favorite are the polar bears.  Click Here for more information.

Henry Vilas Zoo

Madison Children’s Museum

If you have kids that like to explore and have tons of energy, this is a must!  Everything is touchable and interactive, and there is something that will interest everyone.  Click Here for more information

Madison Children's Museum

Westby, Wisconsin

Living Waters Bible Camp

Living Waters Bible Camp is one of Wisconsin’s hidden treasures.  They are located in a pristine valley with a crystal clear creek that is used by the Fish and Wildlife Department as a fish hatchery.  Several times per year Living Waters hosts educational day trips that are both hands on and fun.  Click Here for more information.

Living Waters Bible Camp

Coon Valley, Wisconsin


When you visit Norskedalen, you will be transplanted back in time to the pioneer days.  Norskedalen is a late 1800’s pioneer village and nature center.  There are events that happen each year that immerse visitors in the culture of the pioneer.  Click Here for more information.


Homestead Cabin at Norskedalen

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Service Type
Simple Day Trip
Provider Name
Christine A Howard,
Anyone Looking for a Great Day Trip
Are you looking for a simple day trip that you can do with your family or maybe as a short getaway with your spouse? These destinations will not disappoint.

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