A visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a must. The content of the museum is not easy to be faced with, but it’s important for all ages and races to learn more about freedom’s heroes.
I’ll admit that I wasn’t super excited when I found out that we would be visiting a museum dedicated to wrestling. Now, I’m not talking about WWE style, I’m talking about the type of wrestling that you see in the Olympics or at your local high school. Wrestling was not a big sport in my high school so my two memories connected to wrestling were guys who probably didn’t make the football team sweating on each other, and a guy on the wrestling team wanting to open all the windows in our classroom in the middle of winter to help him make weight.
I went to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma with an open mind and discovered it to be very interesting which pleasantly surprised me and made me regret that I judged the sport unfairly.
If you are a basketball fan, you will definitely want to check out The College Basketball Experience in Kansas City, Missouri.
So what makes this experience so great?
Because EXPERIENCE is what you will do!
This is not a museum, it’s a place where you experience college basketball through interactive play and exhibits.
The College Basketball Experience is a 41,500 square ft basketball playground on two floors. I would highly recommend that you dress accordingly for your 1st visit because you will most likely get a little sweaty if you choose to play…..and let’s be honest, it’s WAY more fun to play!
The College Basketball Experience houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Visitors will enjoy a trip down memory lane with sights and sounds of some of their favorite college basketball teams.
I added this giant Michigan mural for my family members who are die hard Michigan fans.
This is not a typical museum experience which is why it’s called The Basketball Experience. During your visit, you can focus on specific basketball skills throughout both floors of the building.
Practice your slam dunk, beat the buzzer, and more.
You can also learn more about the college players and envision what it would be like to fill their shoes.
The lower level of The Basketball Experience offers lots of additional play as well.
You don’t have to be a big basketball fan to enjoy The College Basketball Experience. If you are a big basketball fan, you will never want to leave!
*please check website for current pricing before you go.
Youth (4-17 years)
(Please see age policy below) $11
Adults (18 years & older)$14
Seniors (65 & older) $10*
Kids (3 & under) Free
*No other discounts can be applied to the already discounted Senior or Military price. (effective Oct. 1, 2015)
**Must be active military personnel and present Active Military ID Card with valid expiration. Discount good for active military ONLY and does not include family members with similar military ID or dependents cards.
You can find out for about The College Basketball Experience from their website.
The College Basketball Experience is located at 1401 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO.
Columbus, Ohio offers a lot for visitors to see and do. I’m sharing some of my favorite stops in Columbus that I would recommend checking out.
When you visit city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, I would recommend visiting the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to gain a greater understanding of our nation’s 38th president.
When you visit the Cincinnati Metro area, there is so much to see and do for families.
This is the perfect day to visit the National Underground Freedom Center. Whether you have visited the museum before or it’s your first time, you can learn a lot from your visit. It’s a little more crowded because of the FREE admission but I still think it’s worth going.
If you are looking for a destination with charm and history, Bardstown, Kentucky has you covered. There is a lot to discover in this small town with a big heart.
My family fell in love with Pittsburgh during our visit. I loved the bridges and architecture but there were also lots of kid friendly things to do in Pittsburgh too. Click the attraction by each number to learn more.
We decided to stop at The Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum during a trip to Cumberland Falls, The Museum is adjacent to a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant which combines history with a meal.
You order your food next to the museum that has lots of KFC memorabilia over the years.
Harland Sanders was a true entrepeneur who found a way to meet all of the needs of travelers along Highway 25. He ran a gas station, later opened a cafe and even opened a motel for travelers. His great food and location near the popular tourist destination, Cumberland Falls, made a name for himself.
The dining area for KFC is inside the former Sander Cafe.
You can eat chicken a few feet away from the kitchen the original recipe was created in.
It was really interesting to read the plagues about how the building was used in years past.
It’s amazing to see the humble beginnings that grew to become a franchise that’s a household name.
The Harland Cafe and Museum is a great stop to add to your list if you are traveling on interstate 75 .
The Harland Cafe and Museum is located at 688 US Highway 25 W, Corbin, KY
You can find out more from the Colonel Sanders website.