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!


1. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum,  Birmingham

2.  Battleship USS Alabama, Mobile

3.  Rosa Parks Library and Museum, Montgomery


1.  Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks

2.  Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage

3.  Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau


1.  Grand Canyon National Park

2.  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson


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


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


1.  Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver

2.  Telluride Mountain Village Gondola ,Telluride

3.  Mesa Verde National Park


1.  The Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford

2.  The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport

3.  Kidcity Children’s Museum, Middletown


1.  Johnson Victrola Museum, Dover

2.  Hopkins Farm Creamery, Lewes

3.  Discover Sea Shipwreck Museum, Fenwick Island


1.  McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, West Palm Beach

2.  Zoological Wildlife Foundation, Miami

3.  Dry Tortugas National Park,Key West

4.  Discovery Cove, Orlando


1.  Savannah Historic District, Savannah

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

3.  Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins


1.  USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu

2. Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park


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

2.  Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise


1.  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2.  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield

3.  Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago


1.  Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 

2.  Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Fort Wayne


1.  National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque

2.  Capitol Building, Des Moines


1.  Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park

2.  Sedgewick County Zoo, Wichita

3.  Kansas Atmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson


1.  Louisville Mega Cavern, Louisville

2.  Keenland Race Track,Lexington

3.  Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville


1.  The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

2.  Frenchmen St., New Orleans

3.  Laura: A Creole Plantation, Vacherie


1.  Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor

2.  Portland Head Light House, Cape Elizabeth


1.  Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg

2.  National Aquarium, Baltimore


1.  Fenway Park, Boston

2.  Freedom Trail, Boston

3.  Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge

4.  Boston Tea Party Ships and Museums, Boston


1.  The Henry Ford (museum) in Dearborn

2.  Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

3.  Greenfield Village, Dearborn


1.  Extreme Sandbox, Hastings

2.  Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona


1.  Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg

2.  Tupelo Automobile Museum, Tupelo


1.  Sight and Sound Theatres, Branson

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


1.  Playmill Theatre, West Yellowstone

2.  Little Bighorn National Monument, Crow Agency

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


1.  Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha

2.  Scotts Bluff National Monument, Gering


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


1.  The Farm at Walnut Creek, Sugarcreek

2.  Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

3.  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Cleveland


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

2.  Stafford Air and Space Museum, Weatherford


1.  Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria

2.  Crater Lake, Crater Lake National Park


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


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

2.  Sun Studio, Memphis


1.  Zip Nac (ziplining!), Nacogdoches

2. National Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock


1.  Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab

2.  Zion National Park, Springdale 


1.  Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich

2.  Shelburne Museum, Shelburne


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


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


1.  Rick Wilcox Magic Theater, Wisconsin Dells

2.  Bookworm Gardens, Sheboygan


1.  Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody

2.  Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park

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