Posts By: Lisa Meyers McClintick

Thunder Bay, Canada, Family Road Trip

A disgruntled Fort William employee gets ready to start a fierce argument that will land him in jail. Fort William delivers lively look at fur trade An apprentice cowers from the fiery argument. By Lisa Meyers McClintickWritten for Star Tribune Travel The argument started like any would: insults building to a spittle-flying shouting match. A… Read more »

Jelly Belly jelly bean art opens at Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Jelly Belly jelly bean artistry on exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Princess Elizabeth at Jelly Belly in Wisconsin. A challenge: Before you let the kids (or yourself) snarf through Easter Basket jelly beans, delay the sugar high with edible art work. Slap some sticky frosting onto a paper plate or graham cracker and… Read more »

Tour Wisconsin’s Jelly Belly Candy for inside look at jelly beans

Sweet look at small, mighty Jelly Bellys Photos & feature by Lisa Meyers McClintickWith Easter coming, jelly beans are on the brain–and so is one of the Midwest’s sweetest factory tours. Pleasant Prairie, Wis., isn’t officially the producer of Jelly Bellys, but this distribution center offers a fun train-like ride that explains the process of… Read more »

Wisconsin Dells’ best waterpark resorts for families

Chula Vista’s stomach-flipping outdoor plunge, Wisconsin Dells. Get wet and wild in Wisconsin Dells Wilderness Territory outdoor waterpark Feature & Photos by Lisa Meyers McClintick Wisconsin Dells rules when it comes to the best waterparks in the nation. In the way Walt Disney became the father of American theme parks, the resorts here have defined what… Read more »

Minnesota travel app makes planning lake vacations easy

Spin through entries with the filter wheel page. Minnesota tips from an expertMelting snow means means it’s time to plan summer lake vacations in Minnesota. Why here? This is the place to do it. With more than 11,000 lakes, Minnesota boasts most coastline than California. Are you a fanatic angler? Happy camper? Or more into… Read more »

Watch bald eagles soar above the Mississippi River

Photos by Lisa Meyers McClintick. If you’ve ever wanted to get nose-to-beak with bald eagles and also watch them in the wild, now is the time to hit the Great River Road. The Mississippi River, between Red Wing and down to Winona is one of the best parts of the United States to see this… Read more »

“The Tonight Show” visits Minnesota’s Eelpout Festival

Watch “Tonight Show” clips NBC sent an Aussie to the Eelpout Festival in Walker, Minnesota, last month. At the end–after he jumped into frigid Leech Lake–he gasped “You owe me, Jay Leno.” Indeed. I’m guessing taking that polar plunge in a kangaroo costume soaks up extra icy water. He should have gone for the offer… Read more »

Ultimate Egypt field trip: King Tut’s Treasures

Psusennes at the Minnesota Science Museum Photos & text by Lisa Meyers McClintick With Egypt in the news this past month and kids talking about it at school, it’s perfect timing for spring break field trips to “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharoahs” at the Minnesota Science Museum. Put more simply, it’s King… Read more »

Fargo Film Fest: A great reason to see the historic Fargo Theatre

Feature & photos by Lisa Meyers McClintick Inside the Fargo Theatre. The Oscars are tonight, and the weather is perfect for snuggling into a theater with a warm tub of popcorn. If you’ve always wanted to see some of the lesser-known nominees, such as animated shorts, you can do it this week during the 11th… Read more »

Top attractions for a Rapid City, S.D., getaway

Ronald Reagan stands among the 40 life-sized presidential statues on Rapid City street corners. A presidential getaway: More than Mount Rushmore Photos & feature by Lisa Meyers McClintick In honor of President’s Day, here’s a look at Rapid City, S.D., the longtime gateway to Mount Rushmore and newly dubbed City of Presidents. You can admire… Read more »