Upcoming FREE events and tours { Colorado, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois and others}

Looking for some end of the summer travel ideas to do before the kids go back to school?  Here’s a few that showed up in my inbox:


Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver

The museum is free from 4-8pm on the following days:  (these are a little later in the year)
Tuesday November 3, 2015
Tuesday November 1, 2015


Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier:  Free every Thursday 5-8pm as a Target Family Night event  (website)


Mammoth Caves Website link


Location: Mammoth Cave National Park | Map Fee Information: Free of ChargeContact Name: Mammoth Cave National parkContact Phone Number: 270-758-2417

Join us on August 25, 2015 to celebrate Founder’s Day with a free Mammoth Passage Tour!  Pick up your free tickets at the visitor center for one of the times listed below.  Tickets are free but are required for cave entry.  The tour is limited to 40 participants and is on a first come first served basis.  The trip is approximately 3/4 mile round trip.  Enter the Rotunda, see the remains of an 1812 saltpeter operation, experience some of the most famous ares of the Mammoth Cave.  Enjoy a day out with the family, friends or experience the park yourself.  Either way it’s sure to be a fine time!

Mammoth Passage Tour Times

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30 & 3:30


Henry Ford Museum Website Link


Target Family Days
January 19, April 15 and September 7, 2015 (9:30am – 5pm)
Henry Ford Museum was made for family adventures. It’s fun and smart, entertaining and enlightening. Our activities and exhibits are so varied and so diverse that you may just find this the beginning of a family tradition. Bring your family and bring your friends, because on Target Family Days, all of the activities in Henry Ford Museum are absolutely free. And that includes free admission and free parking, too. It’s all thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the Target stores. Live music. Hands-on fun. Dramatic presentations. Make-and-take activities. Maybe even a scavenger hunt. You’ll also find a wide range of season-specific programming. Target Family Days are a chance for entire families to immerse themselves in the ingenious goings-on that have made The Henry Ford one of America’s most popular family destinations.


Free Entrance Days in the National Parks  (website link)

America’s Best Idea—the national parks—is even better when it’s free! Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free* dates in 2015:

  • August 25
  • September 26
  • November 11

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