Ride The World’s Longest Snow Tubing Hill-

Sunburst has been the pitch-perfect destination for skiers and snowboarders. Located in Kewaskum, Wisconsin – just thirty minutes outside of Milwaukee. This epic place is perfect for tubing with Over forty chutes. A quarter-mile run with a 90-foot drop. Speeds of up to 30  mph. Not one, but two magic carpet lifts that pull you back to the top so you can keep going again and again.  And did we mention Sunburst is home to the WORLD’S LARGEST TUBING HILL? Sunburst Ski Area is located at 8355 Prospect Dr. in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. For more information, click here.

Kayak The Crystal City Underground-

Looking for an unforgettable Adventure, that is fun for the whole family? (ages 12 and up only) Look no further!  Marsan Canoe and Kayak Tours, has just what your looking for. Operated by Marsan Canoe and Kayak Tours, this amazing Adventure takes you into the depths of the long forgotten PPG no.9 glass mine. The 3 hour tour takes you up to 400 feet below ground, as you navigate your kayak through the flooded former sand mine. All tours are run by expert guides of great personality, who do an outstanding job both guiding the tour and providing an interesting/entertaining history of the mine. At Marsan Canoe and Kayak Tours, kayak season never ends.   They are open year round with a constant inside temperature of 61 degrees. The Crystal City Underground is located at 700 Crystal Ave, in Crystal City, Missouri. For more information, click here.

Tour Fantastic Cavern-

Fantastic Caverns is America’s only ride-thru-cave. The 55 minute tour takes place in Jeep drawn trams and is run by expert guides. The path follows an ancient underground river and provides guests an up-close look at beautiful cave formations. The cave is packed full of beautiful rock formations, that have been formed over millions of years. No walking is necessary and trams are equipped with pull-out ramps to accommodate wheelchairs, making the tour convenient for everyone, especially older visitors, parents with small children and individuals with physical limitations. Fantastic Caverns is open year ‘round, with the temperature inside Fantastic Caverns hovering at around 60 degrees F (15 degree C) all the time.  Fantastic Caverns is located at 4872 N Farm Rd 125, Springfield, Missouri. For more information, click here.

Visit Chestnut Mountain-

Chestnut Mountain Resort is one of those rare places, where luxury and adventure come together to create the ultimate vacation destination the whole family will enjoy! During the winter months Chestnut Mountain is one of the Midwest’s most popular ski resorts.  The slopes are meant for all levels of skiers and boarders to enjoy. The 475-foot vertical drop meanders 3,500 feet through 19 runs, ranging from novice to black diamond.  Transworld has chosen Chestnut Mountain as their top-rated Midwest snowboard park for three years running! This gorgeous resort is nestled in the rolling hills of Galena, with beautiful views of the Mississippi River Valley. Rooms run about $100 or more depending on the type and size of suite you choose. Each is equipped with a microwave, mini fridge, flat screen television, and a coffee maker.  There is also an indoor pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi. Chestnut Mountain Resort is located at 8700 W Chestnut Road in Galena. For more information, click here.

Kayak To An Underground Waterfall-

SUP Kentucky has numerous incredible float tours you can choose from! One of these amazing tours is the Crystal Kayak and Sup Glow Tour! This one of a kind tour takes place in a flooded abandoned limestone mine. The tour lasts 90 minutes with 1 hour spent paddling. For a more intimate experience tours are limited to 8 guests, and to make things interesting. You can take your pick between clear bottomed kayak or a stand-up paddleboard. The abandoned mine has around five miles of tunnels. And it’s all flooded from an underground aquifer. The mine’s tunnels are 60 feet in width and about 30 feet in height. The main attraction of the epic float trip, with no doubt is the stunning underground waterfall. The waterfall is spring fed and is about 30 in height! Temps within the mine hover in the 50’s all year long, but the water temperature is always a cool 42 degrees. Sup Kentucky is located at 2478 Glen Cairn Rd. in Rogers, Kentucky. For more information, click here.

Take A Boat Ride Through An Old Mine-

The Bonne Terre Mine is the perfect place for adventure!   This cave boat tour will give you an unforgettable experience as you get to see into the past! The Bonne Terre Mine is the largest man made cavern in the world, and dates all the way back to the 1860’s. This is also home to the world’s largest freshwater dive resort. The boat tours last between 45-55 minutes, and will take you past ancient items submerged in the crystal clear water.  After the boat tour, your adventure continues on foot, exploring the vast underground. Bonne Terre Mine is located at 185 Park Ave., Bonne Terre, Missouri.   For more information click here.

Visit Wonders Of Wildlife-

Most people don’t know that one of the most amazing sites in the country is also located right here in the Heartland. Wonders of Wildlife  National Museum and Aquarium is the largest most immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world!  The aquarium features a 1.5 million gallon tank and is home to over 35,000 live fish, crabs, reptiles and more. This fantastic new animal and nature museum opened its doors in September of 2017, and has been voted America’s #1 new attraction, and America’s Best Aquarium by USA TODAY! At this multi-level aquarium , visitors are able to get up close and personal with several species of fish, sharks, and sting rays. In fact one of the most popular attractions allows guests to go underwater and get face to face with sharks. Wonders of the Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is located at 500 W Sunshine St., Springfield Missouri.  For more information, click here.

Zipline Underground-

Each year thousands of vacationers,and thrill seekers flock to the Mega Cavern, to experience all the wonder and Adventure of this unique attraction. The Mega Cavern offers two amazing tours, the first tour is called Mega Zip, which is a 2 ½ hour guided Adventure, that takes you into never before seen sections of the Cavern. This tour features six underground zip lines, which includes a dual racing line which is over 900 feet long,a bunny zip, a Zip to Hell, the Cross Canyon Zip, and the Lake Canyon Zip, as well as two amazing challenge bridges. If your looking for a more relaxing Adventure, then check out the Mega Tram. This one hour tour takes you through many of the man made passages lurking beneath the city of Louisville. This tour gives seniors, children, and the physically impaired an amazing opportunity, for a little Adventure of their own all from the comfort of the Mega Tram. The Louisville Mega Cavern is located at 1841 Taylor Ave, in Louisville Kentucky. For more information, click here.

Stay At A Waterpark-

Discover a magical family getaway just beyond the glow of Chicago at Starved Rock’s own Grand Bear Resort. Grand Bear Resort offers an oasis of relaxation and adventure – a destination where waterpark fun meets nature! A truly unforgettable place to unwind, play, meet, dine and explore with family and friends. Grand Bear Resort is an oasis of relaxation and adventure where water park fun meets natural wonder! Featuring 24,000 sq.ft. indoor waterpark, mini-golf, arcade, 4 cafe/restaurant/bars, banquet hall & party suites just steps from Starved Rock State Park. The resort has numerous lodging options available, everything from guest rooms, to cabins, to villas are available.  Grand Bear Resort is located at 2643 IL Route 178, in Utica, Illinois. For more information, click here.

Visit A Climbing Gym-

My favorite climbing gym is Climb Iowa in Grimes Iowa, just outside Des Moines. However there are numerous climbing gyms all over the United States, that are simply amazing. I will post some info about my favorite gym here. Climb Iowa Is Iowa’s largest indoor climbing and training facility. With more then 10,000 square feet of climbing, 200 different routes, a fitness room, and a yoga studio. There is literally something for everyone regardless of skill level.  Climb Iowa also has several boulder climbing zones, so you can practice your side to side climbing skills, to go along with your vertical climb. Climb Iowa is located at 3605 SE Miehe Drive in Grimes, Iowa.  For more information, click here.

Rent A Cabin For The Weekend-

There are some amazing vacation homes are the country. Some with indoor pools, hot tubs, game rooms, lakeside and countless others Its hard to name just one for the sake of this article, so instead I will include a link to out lodging database. This is a state by state list of all our favorite vacation homes, cabins and resorts around the United States. To find the perfect vacation home, click here.