You may not immediately think to visit these states, but each of them offer stunning views and fun activities for all ages to enjoy. These states are definitely ones to visit at least once in your life.
More than just a neighbor of New York, Vermont offers a huge variety of fun attractions for the whole family. Being the home of Ben and Jerry’s, the first you should definitely check out is the Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour. The tour runs for about 30 minutes and costs $4 for everyone 13 to 59, $3 for seniors 60 and up, and free for 12 and under. Vermont also features a special mountain for dogs and dog lovers alike. Dog Mountain has 150 acres of land on top of a mountain, which features dog ponds, hiking trails, and an art gallery of Stephen Huneck’s work. If you’re looking for a place to get a drink, Vermont has you covered. Vermont Pub and Brewery features artisanal beers and live performances every Thursday. It is also family friendly and features a large menu ranging from burgers to a cheese sampler.
Looking to expand your outdoors experience or maybe want to try something new? Oregon has just what you’re looking for. Oregon has numerous places to try whitewater rafting, fishing, and biking. One such place is Noah’s River Adventures where you can raft and fish. Noah’s River Adventures features whitewater rafting for all skill levels and allows you the choice between a half day or full day rafting adventure. As for fishing, depending on the season you go, you can catch Chinook salmon or Steelheads on their Rogue River. If you’re looking for an outdoor experience with wine, then you may want to look into A Great Oregon Wine Tour. The wine tour starts at $160 per person and includes pick up and drop off at the residence you are staying, bottled water, lunch, and the visitation of 3 or 4 wineries.
Do you love amusement parks or interacting with animals? Minnesota offers multiple zoos and gardens, but is also the home of Valleyfair and Chilly Dogs. Valleyfair is an amusement park and water park combined. There are 16 kids rides, 14 family rides, 15 thrill rides, and 11 water attractions. The best part is Valleyfair offers different ticket options to try to save you money so you can still have fun. However, if you go to Minnesota in the winter time, an amusement park may not be your go to, but Chilly Dogs may be! Chilly Dogs is where you can go on a sled dog trip with different time variations to fit your schedule. If you don’t have appropriate outerwear to go dog sledding in, it’s no problem as they have everything you’ll need to be protected against the elements.
By Shaunna Redman
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