Family Travel Question:
Q | Can you recommend a good place to stopover between Muncie, Indiana and Atlanta, Georgia?
Can you recommend a good place to stopover between Muncie, IN and Atlanta, GA with two small kids? - Andre, Indiana
A | Fun family stops between Indiana or Kentucky and Georgia
I posed this question to the followers of Field Trips with Sue on Facebook and they had some great suggestions including several places in Kentucky such as the Corvette Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum and my personal favorite the Kentucky Horse Park which is just off the highway north of Lexington where parents learn about racing and kids can play on the playground and get a pony ride. Finally the Shaker Village in Kentucky was also a suggestion.
In Georgia there are some wonderful, kid-friendly attractions in Cartersville, which is about 45 minutes outside of Atlanta on your way into the city (These attractions are just a few miles off the exit). A family favorite for us is the Tellus Science Museum. They have lots of dinosaurs, gems and minerals, an
interactive play space, plus gem mining and archeology dig. Here’s a post with
video of Tellus Science Museum I did a few years ago. Nearby is the Booth
Western Museum. I have not been to this museum personally, but hear great
things about it. Once you get to Atlanta, the Center for Puppetry Arts is a fantastic for younger kids and the museum, which includes lots of Jim Henson puppets including Big Bird. The Center for Puppetry Arts Museum is free on Thursdays from 1 to 3 pm. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, which is free the first Tuesday of every month in the afternoon is also a great hands-on playspace for the under-8 crowd. It’s located in downtown Atlanta around Centennial Olympic Park close to the more well known attractions the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and CNN Tour.