The Carful of Kids explore the United States from the comfort of their over-packed SUV. Driving down country roads and zipping across major interstates, we’re always on the hunt for a roadside attraction or national park site.

I’ve pulled together some of the best of what we’ve found in the middle of the country, between the coasts.

Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center has a hiking trail.
The Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center is your destination in Sulphur, Oklahoma.


Explore the Comanche Museum when you explore Lawton with kids
Exploring Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center in Lawton, Oklahoma.


Dodge City Kansas and Boot Hill museum tops the list for family fun.
Boot Hill Museum tops the list for family fun in Dodge City, Kansas.


Visit Scotts Bluff National Monument with kids for Pioneer History.
Discover Scotts Bluff National Monument in Western Nebraska with your family.


Stop by Wall Drug in South Dakota for family fun and food.
Stop off at the Famous Wall Drug Store in South Dakota.


Mount Rushmore for Kids, What to do in the Black Hills with kids, South Dakota for families,
Mount Rushmore National Memorial with kids.


South Dakota's Black Hills, Black Hills for kids, Custer State Park
Custer State Park in South Dakota offers world-class outdoor recreation.


Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Badlands for kids,
The caves of South Dakota with kids.


Discover Badlands National Park with your family.


Cedar Pass Lodge, Badlands National Park, cabins,
The cabins at Cedar Pass Lodge in Badlands National Park with kids.


Explore the Minuteman Missile Site for Cold War History in South Dakota
Launch a missile with the kids at the Minuteman Missile National Historical Park in South Dakota.


Black Hills for kids, Rapid City, South Dakota for Families,
Your guide to the Black Hills of South Dakota.


A cozy cabin near Devils Tower National Monument.
Sitting on the porch of our cabin in Key Hole State Park, about an hour for Devils Tower National Monument.


camping in the shadow of Devils Tower National Monument in Key Hole State Park.
Explore Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming with your family.