Monthly Archive: June 2017

Jun 30

Dunnings Spring – Decorah Iowa

Dunnings Spring, Iowa’s most breathtaking waterfall.  Located in the small town of Docorah in the northeastern part of the state. A bit out of the way from the interstate but worth it.  Dunning Spring is a cascading waterfall that drops 200-feet over its course.  With the main part of the falls dropping 40 feet. It …

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Jun 29

Pappajohn Sculpture Park – Des Moines

Home to towering works of art.  The Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines was an interesting and fun visit for my family.  Around four and half acres to roam around in and over 2 dozen works of art by different artists.  It was the perfect blend of something unique for my girls to see …

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Jun 26

Chase Lake Falls – Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Chase Lake Falls is a scenic spillway waterfall located near Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.  Like many waterfalls in the state they are man-made from reservoirs.  Meaning that their beauty and water flow is determined by the amount of water in the lake they flow from. On our particular visit to Chase Lake Falls the water was …

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Jun 24

Tallgrass Prairie Natural Preserve: Kansas  

Set in the rolling Flint Hills of Kansas is the tallgrass prairie last hope.  Once covering 170 million acres of North American land the tallgrass prairie is down to less than 4%.  The Tallgrass Prairie Nature Preserve protects 11,000 acres of that once vast sea of grass.  It gives its visitors a chance to walk …

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Jun 23

Austin Zoo – Texas

Austin Zoo is not your typical zoo and would be more suitably called a sanctuary.  It takes in unwanted exotic animals and gives them a place to live.  We have been to other animal sanctuaries and support them in what they do.  However, when I tell my 5-year-old we are going to a zoo she …

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Jun 22

Gorman Falls: Texas

Gorman Falls is one of the pretty features of the Texas Hill Country.  Located in the middle of nowhere Central Texas this one is a bit out of the way.  About two hours northwest of Austin Colorado Bend State Park was a bit of a pain to get to but seeing Gorman Falls made up …

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