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Summer: 7 Family Friendly Spots to Take the Kids or Grandkids To [and Are Great Without Kids, also]

Craig HueyEducation, Events, Family, Travel, Vacations 2 Comments

The kids and grandkids are out of school… the weather is warm… the days are long…

It’s a great time for a road trip or vacation!

While there are many places to choose from – not only locally but around the country – you might want to take your family to a place where you’ll not only have fun… but is family friendly… you’ll learn things about the Bible… and be encouraged in your faith and America.

Here are 7 vacation suggestions in different parts of the country that provide fun, educational, and spiritually edifying experiences for the whole family:

  1. Dollywood
    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

What a surprise in the middle of one of the most beautiful places in America. It’s for kids 5 and up, with kid rides, teen/adult rides and lots of live music.

And it’s very Dolly Parton. And because of this, she will often have Christian music day – which I’ve been to – and special movie presentation starring Dolly, that is not just Christ centered, but evangelical.

  1. Riley’s Farm
    Yucaipa, California

Fun, not Biblical. But it’s a great place to visit.

This is a working apple orchard and living history farm.

It features:

  • Pick-your-own fruit
  • Living history field trips
  • Dinner theater
  • Historically themed overnight stays

Monthly calendars on the Riley’s Farm website highlight daily activities to aid your planning.

Great for ages 4 and up.

For more information click HERE.

  1. Ark Encounter
    Williamstown, Kentucky (45 minutes from The Creation Museum)

My wife and I could not believe what a powerful experience it was!

This is a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark and much more.

Meet Noah, his family, and the animals on the ark as you explore 3 decks of world-class exhibits.

The Creation Museum and Ark Encounter are near Cincinnati International Airport.

For more information on Ark Encounter, click HERE. If you’re going, email me and I’ll send you suggestions.

  1. The Creation Museum
    Petersburg, Kentucky

Venture through biblical history from a creationist perspective, not an evolutionary perspective.

It’s a powerful, well done, step by step presentation of the Bible and creation – made fun and interactive.

It’s a 1–2-day trip.


  • Stunning exhibits
  • Botanical gardens
  • Planetarium
  • Petting zoo
  • Zip-line adventure course and much more…

For more information, click HERE.

  1. SkyPark at Santa’s Village
    Skyforest, California

This is not a Biblical experience. But it’s fun!

This is a North Pole-themed outdoor adventure park located in the Lake Arrowhead area of the San Bernardino National Forest in southern California.

Experience the wonders of God’s creation as you enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, archery, ziplining and more… and small children’s rides.

Great for ages 4 and up.

To find out more, click HERE and watch the informative video.

  1. T­­­­­­­­he Met Cloisters
    New York, NY

This is a hidden gem. More for adults than children. Maybe kids 16 and up might appreciate it.

It is a museum of European art and history… a lot of incredible, ­­­­­Christian themed art and artifacts. All these treasures are housed in an old, spectacular monastery.

Click HERE for more information.

  1. The Museum of the Bible
    Washington D.C.

I’ve been to this special place a dozen times.

This museum showcases rare and fascinating artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history… providing an immersive and personalized experience with the Bible and its ongoing impact around the world.

Cutting-edge technology is used to bring the Bible to life… and to show how the Bible and its impact span time, space and cultures.

It’s really an amazing place… they even have professional plays in their theaters. My wife recently saw a C.S. Lewis play.

It’s located just 3 blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

For more information, click HERE.

Have other ideas you’d like to share?

What do you think? Write me at craig@electionforum.org.

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