United States Field Trips: 50 States, Over 100 Ideas!

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Are you looking for a local field trip and coming up empty with ideas? Or traveling to another state this summer and curious about what there might be to see? We’ve got multiple field trip ideas for every state, so read on and get ready to explore!

Alabama

1. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum,  Birmingham

2.  Battleship USS Alabama, Mobile

3.  Rosa Parks Library and Museum, Montgomery

Alaska

1.  Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks

2.  Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage

3.  Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau

Arizona

1.  Grand Canyon National Park

2.  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson

Arkansas

1.  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

2.  Museum of Native American History, Bentonville

3. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs

4.  Blanchard Springs Cavern, Mountain View

California

1.  The Getty Center, Los Angeles

2.  The Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

3.  Yosemite, Yosemite

4.  San Diego Zoo, San Diego

5.  Long Beach Aquarium, Long Beach

6.  Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey

Colorado

1.  Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver

2.  Telluride Mountain Village Gondola ,Telluride

3.  Mesa Verde National Park

Connecticut

1.  The Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford

2.  The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport

3.  Kidcity Children’s Museum, Middletown

Delaware

1.  Johnson Victrola Museum, Dover

2.  Hopkins Farm Creamery, Lewes

3.  Discover Sea Shipwreck Museum, Fenwick Island

Florida

1.  McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, West Palm Beach

2.  Zoological Wildlife Foundation, Miami

3.  Dry Tortugas National Park,Key West

4.  Discovery Cove, Orlando

Georgia

1.  Savannah Historic District, Savannah

2.  Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta

3.  Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins

Hawaii

1.  USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu

2. Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

Idaho

1.  Idaho’s World Famous Hot Pools, Lava Hot Springs

2.  Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

Illinois

1.  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2.  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield

3.  Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Indiana

1.  Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 

2.  Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Fort Wayne

Iowa

1.  National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque

2.  Capitol Building, Des Moines

Kansas

1.  Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park

2.  Sedgewick County Zoo, Wichita

3.  Kansas Atmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson

Kentucky

1.  Louisville Mega Cavern, Louisville

2.  Keenland Race Track,Lexington

3.  Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville

Louisiana

1.  The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

2.  Frenchmen St., New Orleans

3.  Laura: A Creole Plantation, Vacherie

Maine

1.  Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor

2.  Portland Head Light House, Cape Elizabeth

Maryland

1.  Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg

2.  National Aquarium, Baltimore

Massachusetts

1.  Fenway Park, Boston

2.  Freedom Trail, Boston

3.  Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge

4.  Boston Tea Party Ships and Museums, Boston

Michigan

1.  The Henry Ford (museum) in Dearborn

2.  Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

3.  Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Minnesota

1.  Extreme Sandbox, Hastings

2.  Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona

Mississippi

1.  Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg

2.  Tupelo Automobile Museum, Tupelo

Missouri

1.  Sight and Sound Theatres, Branson

2.  National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City

Montana

1.  Playmill Theatre, West Yellowstone

2.  Little Bighorn National Monument, Crow Agency

3.  Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center, Great Falls

Nebraska

1.  Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha

2.  Scotts Bluff National Monument, Gering

Nevada

1.  National Automobile Museum, Reno

2.  Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park

New Hampshire

1.  Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia

2.  Kancamagus Highway, North Conway

New Jersey

1.  Cape May County Park and Zoo, Cape May Court House

2.  Silverball Pinball Museum, Asbury Park

New Mexico

1.  Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, Deming

2.  White Sands National Monument, Alamogordo

New York

1.  Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls

2.  Central Park, New York City

3.  National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown

North Carolina

1.  Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Maggie Valley

2.  Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Fayetteville

North Dakota

1.  North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck

2.  Scandinavian Heritage Park, Minot

Ohio

1.  The Farm at Walnut Creek, Sugarcreek

2.  Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

3.  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Cleveland

Oklahoma

1.  Woolaroc Ranch, Museum, and Wildlife Preserve, Bartlesville

2.  Stafford Air and Space Museum, Weatherford

Oregon

1.  Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria

2.  Crater Lake, Crater Lake National Park

Pennsylvania

1.  Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg

2.  Sight and Sound Theatres, Strasburg

Rhode Island

1.  The Breakers, Newport

2.  Beavertail Light and Park, Jamestown

South Carolina

1.  Litchfield beach, Pawleys Island

2.  Falls Park on the Reedy, Greenville

South Dakota

1.  Badlands Wall, Badlands National Park

2.  Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone

Tennessee

1.  Terry  Evanswood Presents “The Wonders of Magic,”, in Pigeon forge

2.  Sun Studio, Memphis

Texas

1.  Zip Nac (ziplining!), Nacogdoches

2. National Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock

Utah

1.  Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab

2.  Zion National Park, Springdale 

Vermont

1.  Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich

2.  Shelburne Museum, Shelburne

Virginia

1.  Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Chantilly

2.  American Shakespeare Center, Staunton

3. George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon

4. Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg

Washington

1.  Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park

2.  Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle

West Virginia

1.  Bloomery Plantation Distillery, Charles Town

2.  Lost World Caverns, Lewisburg

Wisconsin

1.  Rick Wilcox Magic Theater, Wisconsin Dells

2.  Bookworm Gardens, Sheboygan

Wyoming

1.  Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody

2.  Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park

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