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Have you made your family’s summer bucket list yet?
Many families build a list of fun things to accomplish or discover together over the summer. Some parents label each day of the week with a task theme in mind. They look toward a craft day, outdoor day, learning day, chill day and take a trip day.
If you need ideas for Arkansas Museums to visit, check out this list of destinations across the state. The best thing about Arkansas Museums is they make learning fun. And they trick children into thinking they are just having a great time!
Local History Museum | your hometown or county
I think everyone should make a trip to the local city or county museum in their hometown. You see the early settlers’ way of life. And you learn the history of the people whose names are on historical plaques and buildings across your hometown. In addition, I think there is nothing that develops hometown pride more than learning its history.
Photo used with permission from Arkansas Parks and Tourism
Daisy Airgun Museum | Rogers – take pictures with the world’s largest airgun and tour an antique air gun collection dating to the 1600s.
Arkansas Air and Military Museum | Fayetteville – a must for children (and adults) who love airplanes. Explore military aviation devices with the opportunity to board large planes and see all the buttons.
Walmart Museum | Bentonville – capture the history and milestones of the World’s Largest Company, touch Mr. Sam’s old red truck, and stop for ice cream in the Spark Café.
Keisha (Pittman) McKinney lives in South Arkansas with her husband and sweet Boxer, Bailey and one-year-old son! Keisha is passionate about connecting people and building community, seeking solutions to the everyday big and small things, and encouraging others through the mundane, hard, and typical that life often brings. She put her communications background to work as a former Non-profit Executive Director, college recruiter and fundraiser, and Digital Media Director at a large church in Northwest Arkansas. Now she is using all of those experiences through McKinney Media Solutions and her blog @bigpittstop which includes daily adventures, cooking escapades, #bigsisterchats, the social justice cases on her heart, and all that she is learning as a #boymom!