Little America

Little America: a classic Wyoming travel center

If you find yourself driving on I-80 through Wyoming, you'll need a pit stop, and trust us, they're hard to come by. Your oasis: Little America, the somewhat odd rest stop complex with an even odder name. Located at exit 68 of I-80, Little America … [Read more...]

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Road tripping with kids: are casino resorts worth a pit stop?

Most states in the US now sport some type of casino resort along major interstates and highways. How do you know if any are worth a stop? Of course, adults serious about vegas-style gaming can head to Las Vegas or try their hand at mobile gaming such … [Read more...]

Shaking hands with a predator (photo courtesy of The Dinosaur Place)

The Dinosaur Place

1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike Oakdale, CT This stop was submitted by Karin Burgess of Mystic Country. Thank you, Karin, for your support of Pit Stops for Kids! Whether you're visiting Mystic, CT as a family or just passing through on I-95, … [Read more...]

Shelves stocked with country goodness at Cady Cheese Factory

Cady Cheese Factory

126 State Road 128 Wilson, WI Quick: what's the first thing you think of when I say 'Wisconsin'? If you said 'cheese' and have plans to drive down I-94, then you're in luck! Make a pit stop at The Cady Cheese Shop and Factory to samples of over … [Read more...]

Tillamook Factory Visitor's Center

Tillamook Cheese Factory

4175 Highway 101 North, Tillamook, Oregon Located conveniently along scenic Highway 101 between the tourist towns of Cannon Beach and Lincoln City, the Tillamook Cheese Factory makes for a great pit stop and picnic lunch spot (1-2 hours max). … [Read more...]

Mrs. Grossman's Stickers (photo courtesy of Delicious Baby)

Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Factory

3810 Cypress Dr. Petaluma, CA If you look back with longing to your sticker-trading days, you won't want to pass up a stop at Mrs. Grossman' Sticker Factory in Petaluma, CA. Free one-hour tours run multiple times per day, and include a video, a … [Read more...]

Coral Ridge Mall

Coral Ridge Mall

1451 Coral Ridge Avenue Coralville, Iowa When reviewer Chelsea (of Mommalou)s family drives from Kansas City to Northern Michigan every year, they always stop in Coralville, Iowa to enjoy the Coral Ridge Mall. I know what you're thinking, … [Read more...]

Photo courtesy of Dinosaur World website

Dinosaur World

711 Mammoth Cave Road Cave City, KY Just 10 miles from Mammoth Cave National Park, Dinosaur World in Cave City is a great place to stop and play while traveling I-65. While walking (or probably running!) along the well-groomed paths, kids come … [Read more...]

Toby, posing behind a fossilized dino print.

Tuba City Dinosaur Tracks

Hwy 160 Moenkopi, AZ At the Tuba City Dinosaur Tracks, located remotely in the Arizona desert, it's possible to view fossilized dinosaur tracks. Before stopping there recently on a long road trip, I had read mixed reviews (both concerning the … [Read more...]

Farmer's Market at Sideling Hill, photo curtesy of The Mother of All Trips

Sideling Hill Service Plaza

Taylor, PA The Sideling Hill Service Plaza is one of 18 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but only one of two hosting a farmer's market of locally grown fruits and vegetables (the other one is located in Allentown). Says Mara of The Mother of all … [Read more...]

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