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January 24, 2016 – 8:18 pm

The state capital, Salem is the second-largest metro area in the state of Oregon. Located about halfway between Portland and Eugene, it’s an easy day trip from either city. We visited last weekend and tried to …

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The Little Village Farm, Trent, South Dakota

August 24, 2015 – 7:00 am
Photo Credit: www.prairieviewimagery.com

The Little Village Farm-turned-museum is a place where people can visit to see pieces of the rural past – big and small – in rural South Dakota.
A Collection of Eleven Barns! 
Jim Lacey, Trent, South Dakota, …

7 Family-Friendly Places in Omaha, Nebraska

June 13, 2015 – 8:39 am
Gardens for Expansion

Nicknamed the “Gate City to the West,” Omaha, Nebraska is historically significant as a jumping off point for the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, and later the Union Pacific Railroad.
A centrally-located driving point for many Midwestern …

Tacky Tourism Photos Document Family Road Trip

June 4, 2015 – 9:24 am
Noodling at Mississippi River Museum

From bunny ears to duck lips, even the most seasoned road warrior will pose for a tacky tourist photo. Thoroughly documented by Roadside America, our country has no shortage of bizarre places to snap a …