We stopped on our way home from a long weekend in WI - what a beautiful little church! Being lifelong residents of IA we know many people that were married here (my in-laws counted among them) and it was such a beautiful moment to be in the same place many many years later.
This stop is worth the drive up the bluff and the slight walk to the overlook. It offers stunning panoramic views of La Crosse and the informational plaques help you understand the history and geography of where you are. It has a nice picnic area if you packed a lunch with lots of shade.
The location of this hotel is perfect for anyone wanting to be within walking distance of downtown La Crosse. We stayed over a long weekend and with the current COVID pandemic things were “off” a bit. They ran out of in room coffee on our first morning and there was no housekeeping for people staying multiple nights. But the hotel was clean - the room was good and we loved the location.
We were in La Crosse for a long weekend and The Pearl Ice Cream Parlor was on our roadtrippers agenda - but it was closed for updates while we visited. If we’re ever back in La Crosse we will stop in!
Being from Iowa we have to admit - going into the Herbert Hoover Library we knew little to nothing about our 31st president. What an eye opening visit we had! We had no idea all he had accomplished before and after his time in office. It should be mandatory for all Iowan school children to visit the Herbert Hoover Library and Museum. The final resting places of President Hoover and his wife Lou are serene and beautiful. We opted to walk from the little recreated Quaker streets in the park - it's a tad of a hike uphill but worth the view and beautiful resting places. If you're from Iowa or anywhere for that matter - it's worth a drive to West Branch to learn about Herbert Hoover and visit this park.
We planned to visit the RR boyhood home in Dixon on a Sunday while traveling back from a MI weekend. The house wasn't open until 1pm on Sunday - but we stopped for a quick photo op. The hotel in Dixon had a nice write up about the attraction and our overnight stay in Dixon was nice. If we are ever back in the area it looks like it would be a nice little visit.
If you are near or planning a trip to Dearborn MI you have to stop at The Henry Ford! Hands down do not pass go. It is a tad on the pricey side for a day visit - but there is SO much to see and do within the gates of the Ford Compound. We opted for the museum and village package for the day and now wish we would have planned two days - one for each. Don't stop unless you can dedicate AT LEAST a full day to one or the other or you'll wish the same. Greenfield village is alive with history and important buildings from America's past. You can walk into the Wright Brothers actual bicycle shop - Thomas Edison's workshop and laboratory - the reconstructed birthplace and childhood home of Henry Ford himself. All the while walk down the street with period correct reenactors complete with Model T's driving the streets!! There is so much to see and do here we will be going back just to make sure we didn't miss anything!
Oh my goodness!! What can you say about the Henry Ford! My husband had been here many years ago - and could remember some things about his visit, but WOW ... the museum itself is overwhelming and there are SO many interesting and unique things to discover EVERYWHERE ... We opted to do the Museum and Greenfield Village tour package - skipping the Factory tour. You could easily plan a two or three day weekend to just actually spend time seeing everything there is in the museum let alone wandering the streets of Greenfield Village. We will be making another trip to The Henry Ford just to make sure we didn't miss anything. What a gem of a place!
The staff at this Holiday Inn are somewhat rude. We've stayed at Holiday Inn's during our travels and this has got to be hands down one of the worst in the case of staff. The people working the front desk where short tempered and rude from check-in through check-out. Had we had other options for our stay in Ann Arbor we would have probably gone elsewhere but everything else was booked. We won't be coming back to this Holiday Inn at all. A hotel doesn't just need clean rooms to make patrons happy - although this hotel doesn't compare to other chains in the room and bathroom size. The best thing we can say about our stay here is at least it was a bed I suppose.
One of three spots on a Lincoln visit to Springfield. We started with a visit to the final resting place of President Lincoln and his family. It is a national treasure and a humbling and serene place to visit. You can't help but feel the emotion for one of our nations most caring leaders. You almost feel the burdens that weighted him during his time in office. If you are close to Springfield IL Lincolns tomb must be a stop for sure.