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Go, See, Explore: The Field of Dreams in Dyersville, IA

Growing up my family visited the Field of Dreams a number of times. Dyersville, Iowa (the town where the movie was set and where the field still stands proud) is a doable day trip...

Go, See, Explore: Maquoketa Caves State Park

Growing up, I had no idea how lucky we were to be so close to such a great landmark! But now, as an adult the Maquoketa Caves are a place that I love to...

Farmers’ Markets | In & Around the Quad Cities

Freight House Farmers' Market Located right along the Mississippi River, this farmers' market runs the first weekend in May  through the last weekend in October. They offer hundreds of vendors. (Indoor market is year-round). 421 W....

Egg Hunts | In & Around the Quad Cities

(Quad Cities): It's that time of year - time to think spring! We've rounded up local egg hunts for kids to enjoy. If we missed one, please email [email protected] and we will get it...

40+ FREE Family-Friendly Activities | In & Around the Quad Cities

There are so many awesome things to do in the Quad Cities! And so many of them are FREE! After many hours of exhausting research, compilation, and labor, our authors came up with the list...

Family Road Trip to St. Louis, MO | What to See & What to...

St. Louis, Missouri has become a popular destination for QCA families! It is about a doable drive from the QC area and offers so much for families looking for a vacation, road trip or...
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5 Quad City Nature Spots in Which to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Want to create a special memory with your energetic kiddos this summer? Adventure is just around the corner. Here are five of my family's favorite Quad City nature spots. 1. Nahant Marsh Nahant Marsh in southwest...

Family Road Trip to Madison, WI | What to See & Do

Madison, WI is only about two hours north of the Quad City area and offers to much to families looking for fun getaways! We put together 30+ things to do if you visit Madison...

Family Road Trip to Milwaukee, WI | What to See & Do

Milwaukee, WI is one of the most underrated US cities. Full of fun, culture, adventure and beautiful scenery - it's a must-add for your summer excursions! You could spend a weekend here or a...

Best Sledding Hills | In & Around the Quad Cities

Sledding is a great outdoor activity for families -- and we have some great (free) options in our area. Did we miss any of your favorites or hidden gems? Iowa QCA Duck Creek Park, 3300 E. Locust...
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6 Expert Tips to Save Money on Back to School Shopping

Ready or not-here it comes! Back to school countdown is ON! The beginning of the school year is fee filled and budget busting. I've been doing this a while now- putting a bunch of...
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5 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Get Outside Once School Starts

We spend a lot of summer outside but I also want to encourage our kids to get outside and enjoy nature once school starts! As I’m sure was the case for lots of you,...
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