Geeky States of America

National Parks and Other Places to Visit From Your Book Shelf

Enthusiasm for the National Parks does not have to wait! Thanks to a couple of new books from Gibbs Smith,…

August 16, 2020

San Diego Zoo: All About the Bears

The San Diego Zoo was all it was reputed to be, especially the pandas, but I also found it unexpectedly…

July 28, 2016

Geeky States of America: Bishop Castle, Near Pueblo, CO

Patricia tells us about her family's visit to southern Colorado's weirdest attraction: Bishop Castle.

August 11, 2015

Cryptic States of America

Looking for something pointless to do for a while? Try these U.S. state quizzes.

July 25, 2015

Geeky States of America: Visiting Los Angeles’ The Last Bookstore

I woke up last Saturday morning in the mood for an impulsive mother-daughter excursion, so I Googled kid-friendly activities in…

May 20, 2015

Play Ball! Minor League Baseball’s Best Goofy and Geeky Team Names

A look at some of the most wonderfully weird team names from ballparks across the country.

April 28, 2015

My Geeky Southwest

The Southern New Mexico and West Texas region may not be on any official geeky lists, but there are plenty…

April 26, 2015

Bringing Halloween Back to the Neighborhood

How my childhood neighborhood did trick-or-treat right—as a community.

October 30, 2014

Geeky States of America: Maine’s Scale Model of Planet Earth

Explore the Earth in Maine, from a view that can't be beat: DeLorme's large scale replica of our planet.

January 23, 2014

A Children’s Music Garden in an Industrial Land

Using recycled industrial canisters to make a music garden.

November 20, 2013

5 Geek-Worthy Destinations in Seattle

There's plenty to see in the Emerald City, and a fair number of them make the cut for those of…

October 13, 2013

Character Meet and Greet: Story Land NH

Want a character experience in New England? GeekMom Sarah and her family met Winnie the Pooh at Story Land in…

September 30, 2013

Geeky States of America: Story Land, New Hampshire

If you are looking for a theme park in Northern New England, consider heading to Story Land in Glen NH,…

August 23, 2013

Geeky States of America: Orlando Science Center

A well kept secret of my busy hometown is the Orlando Science Center!

July 28, 2013

Geeky States of America: Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut

Why is the Mystic Aquarium my favorite? Three very friendly beluga whales.

July 6, 2013

Geeky States of America: Ashfall Fossil Beds & Fossil Vacations, Royal, Nebraska

The Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park isn't necessarily near anything. We endured a 360-mile round trip in one day…

April 9, 2013

Geeky States of America: Viva Florida 500

How many of you knew that Juan Ponce de León first landed on the east coast of the United States…

April 2, 2013

Visiting the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

For any history buff, a trip to Oahu really must include a visit to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Here…

April 1, 2013