1. Tour, smell, touch, and admire the Children’s Gardens at the WCROC (West Central Research and Outreach Center). A series of several gardens, this attraction is great for families to see how vegetables grow in the Vegetable Demonstration Garden, touch and smell specially chosen plants in the Sensory Garden, and even get you in the mood for pizza at the Pizza Garden, which grows several of the components for a great pie.
2. Get those fishing rods and go fishing! With several area lakes and fish species from sunnies to northern pike, dig up some bait and see what you can catch!
3. Camp out. Plan a budget-friendly camping getaway at Pomme De Terre Park, which has 28 shady camping sites with electricity, plus many sites for tents. Camping sites are on a first come, first served basis.
4. Combine all of kids’ favorites things and go to the Stevens County Fair, August 7-12, 2018. There’s bull-riding shows, laser tag, a hypnotist, carnival shows, animal fest, comedy magic, and of course carnival rides and fair food!
5. Visit the library for storytime and to check out summer reading books. The Morris Public Library holds storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30 am through July (not during the month of August). Any day children can come browse the stacks for Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, or their favorite books.
7. Cool off in a movie theater with a kid-friendly flick at the Morris Theatre. New movies are shown weekly.
8. Learn something new at the Stevens County Historical Society & Museum. View fine arts inspired by the prairie at the Horizontal Grandeur Exhibition, or tour the museum any weekday between 9 AM–4 PM.
However you spend your days and enjoy your evenings in Morris, it is a wonderful place to raise your children and share special summer moments. Enjoy!