Mike found a great resource for road trip fun:
Cool new website called Waymarking.com, which pinpoints the location of all sorts of attractions such as historical markers, covered bridges, etc. One of my favorite categories is public playgrounds. It doesn’t list that many playgrounds yet, but I thought others might want to try it out. To find playgrounds near an area:
- Go to Public Playgrounds.
- Enter a zip code under “Address Search” (upper right) to find some nearby playgrounds
- When you click on an item, it gives you the GPS coordinates so you can map it in Google Maps, or you can drive directly to it if you have a GPS device!
Bonus Hack: Use the waymarking site to find other places of interest to visit on your next family trip. It includes museums, libraries, “Ginormous Everyday Objects”, “odd-shaped buildings”, and many other fun categories. To do this, just go to the main page, enter a zip code, then click go and scroll down through the results. I plan to set up a little Scavenger Hunt for us on my next trip back to my home town.
The number of results in each category will get better and better as more people add to the site. The site has only existed for about a year, and already has a lot of places registered. We can all add our own waymarks, too.
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