‘50 States’

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A Snacky State of Mind

August 12, 2019 4:00 pm

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Pennsylvania is home to the Liberty Bell, which is 3 feet tall and weighs more than 2,000 pounds. But you won’t find Pennsylvania written on the Liberty Bell....

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A Wheel-y Impressive State

August 11, 2019 4:00 pm

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Illinois is home to the city of Chicago, where the world’s first “skyscrapers” were built. But it’s also where the world’s first Ferris wheel was built! Back in...

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Show Me a Waffle

August 10, 2019 4:00 pm

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Today is Missouri’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with a waffle cone? After all, waffle cones were invented here in 1904. It was another great...

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This Place Rocks

August 9, 2019 4:00 pm

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Nevada’s name means “snow-covered.” That’s funny, since it’s the driest state in America! The state gets only about 9 inches of rain all year, though some spots get...

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I Owe a Lot to Iowa

August 8, 2019 4:00 pm

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Today’s the perfect time to travel to Iowa, because it’s holding its big state fair! The Iowa State Fair is one of our country’s biggest and best-known. More than 1...

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The Best West

August 7, 2019 4:00 pm

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Today we visit the only U.S. state with “West” in its name: West Virginia! There are no “East” states, but there are two pairs of “North” and “South”...

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Going Nuts Over Burgers

August 6, 2019 4:00 pm

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Montana is often called Big Sky Country. But it’s got big land, too – it’s our 4th-largest state. And on that land, you can find big herds of...

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A Real Gem Of a State

August 5, 2019 4:00 pm

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Arkansas is a pretty surprising state. First of all, the name doesn’t sound a lot like how it’s spelled. Secondly, there are diamonds in the ground – and...

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Scouting Out a Great State

August 4, 2019 4:00 pm

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We have to thank this state for being sweet, too. Girl Scout cookies were first made here! Back in 1917, a troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma baked the cookies...

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Home Sweet-Tooth Home

August 3, 2019 4:00 pm

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Today we visit New Hampshire, the only state in New England that’s actually named after a place in England. This beautiful state has been ranked the #1 state...

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