My best friend and I and 5 of our 6 kids will soon be embarking on a road trip from Denver-Mt. Rushmore, Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Kansas City, Russell,KS and back to Denver. We are looking for suggestions of what to do and where to stay with our kiddos while we are in Iowa. My kids and I went to the Living History Farm a few years ago( it looked just as it did 30+ years ago when my grandparents took me.) We are open to staying in the city or within an hour of the city in a smaller town. Also, any suggestions of fun or unique family friendly places to eat would be great. ( I remember going to some great small town places as a kid when my grandparents took us on the annual roadtrip to Iowa- Conrad, Knoxville, Osceola, Chariton, Des Moines. Thanks again.