In fact, a few years ago I was on assignment for the site Traveling Mom in Lousiville, Kentucky. Over the course of just a few family-friendly days my boys scrambled around a fossil park (on the Indiana side of the state line), watched glass being blown by a Matthew McConaughey look-alike (video below), saw baseball bats being made and had a close encounter with a vat of fermenting mash (click for video) that would soon be turned into Maker's Mark Bourbon.
Which is a long-winded way of calling attention to A Sightseer's Guide to Engineering, a fun site from the National Society of Professional Engineers and National Engineers Week. Just click the state you want to visit on the site's interactive map and it will provide a few worthy spots to add to your itinerary.
No destination in mind yet? Use the search tool to find sites to explore you favorite type of engineering. If nuclear is your thang, for example, perhaps you want to visit Groton, CT or head to Chicago to see The Maker Family before stopping in Batavia, IL.
Go ahead, geek your travel. And be sure the let me know about fun learning adventures that you family has enjoyed.
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