It can be hard to find quick and fun places to stop when traveling on an interstate. One day when the kids were restless, hungry, and road-weary, we happened to find Grant Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. It was the best part of our day and a great memory from our trip.
Here are some reasons to stop at Grant-Kohrs Ranch.
1. It is close to I-90.
There is a large parking lot, restrooms, and water. We enjoyed a picnic lunch next to our van after our ranch tour. We felt rested and ready to hit the road again by the time we were done. It was great!
2. The kids can try using a lasso while the parents try cowboy coffee.
Wood crates, designed for lasso practice, are spread out in an open space between barns.
A cowboy makes coffee at a chuck wagon. Sip your drink while hearing stories of real life on the trail! Check out the chuck wagon to find out what people were eating and drinking. Imagine cooking with the tools they had and eating out on the prairie.
3. Get your National Park stamps and Junior Ranger badges at Grant Kohrs Ranch.
4. Take a self-guided tour of historic buildings.
Tour a barn that has been in use since 1870 and a stable that was built in 1883. Grant Kohl’s is a working ranch so you never know what you will see!
5. Take a guided tour of the ranch house.
Check out the Ranger tours to get a more in depth look inside some of the historic houses.
6. See a blacksmith at work.
Watch a blacksmith using old style techniques. We spent most of our time here and it was fun to watch real hooks and tools being made.
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