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Family Fun Things To Do in Grand Rapids With Kids

  Have you wondered what there is to do in Grand Rapids with kids? We love heading to Grand Rapids whenever we can. Grand Rapids is just a one-hour drive and offers many opportunities for family fun. Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second-largest city and is located on the west side of the state. It is vibrant, full of life, and has many forms of
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List of Greater Kalamazoo Area Trunk or Treats

Ready for Halloween but don’t want to brave the streets in search of candy? Well, Trunk or Treats might just be the thing you’re looking for. At trunk or treats, costumed children walk through a parking lot or designated area, stopping at cars that have decorated trunks and receiving candy. We’ve put together a listing of trunk or treats and related events throughout our
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The ULTIMATE GUIDE To Fall Family Fun Around Kalamazoo

The leaves have started changing and autumn is here, so grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out our 2017 ULTIMATE Guide to Fall Family Fun in Kalamazoo! To make planning your family fun a little easier, we’ve created posts to help you find exactly what you’re looking for! Each of the below images will take you to a guide specific to that topic.
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Let Them Eat Cake! BEST Places to Find Birthday Cakes around Kalamazoo

Are you planning a birthday party? Then you need a cake! Sometimes making a cake from scratch just isn’t in the cards and you need to pick up a delicious cake for your party. From last-minute cakes to vegan, to gluten-free –  we’ve compiled an extensive list of where to find the best birthday cakes for all ages in the Kalamazoo area.    Traditional Bakeries
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Great Fall Donut and Cider Spots in SW Michigan

Fall is here and that means it is time to head out to get donuts and apple cider from one (or more) of many great places we have found in and around Kalamazoo! And, while you are checking donuts and cider off of your fall bucket list, stay to take advantage of all the activities that these fabulous places have to offer (some for
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2017 Guide to Area Corn Mazes in SW Michigan – Get Lost in the Fun!

Looking for a corn maze to get lost in this year? See our 2017 Corn Maze Guide for the great corn mazes in Kalamazoo and surrounding areas.   It’s that time again; time to put the swimsuits and flip flops away in exchange for old sneakers, a sweater and maybe a flashlight (or two!). As the cooler weather chases away the heat and humidity,
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Fall Into Autumn Fun – Great Farms & Orchards To Take The Kids This Fall Around Kalamazoo

*This guide was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for 2017.   Fall has arrived, and what better way to spend it than at one of the numerous family farms around Kalamazoo! Whether you only have an hour or you have the whole day, something on this list is sure to become your new family favorite for the autumn season. Gull Meadow
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Visitor’s Guide to Kalamazoo with Kids

“Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo!” If you are looking for a great place to take the kids, Kalamazoo is where it is at. Conveniently located between Chicago and Detroit, there are a ton of things to do with children of all ages. So whether you are on a return visit or embarking on a new excursion to Kalamazoo – check out our visitor’s guide of the
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Head Out to One of These Fall Festivals With Your Family

    The scent of cool air, crisp leaves and pumpkin spice…fall is here and so are fun family festivals! There are many Southwest Michigan fall festivals to keep you and your family busy all season long. These are some of the top Kalamazoo area festivals that your family will enjoy.    Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival, Paw Paw September 8-10, 2017 The
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Where To Go Apple Picking and/or Get Your Pumpkin Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan – 2017

  There are so many uses for apples! Fresh off of the tree, cider, pies, muffins, and more, apples are one of our favorite fruits, and they herald in the start of fall. If you’re wondering where you can go to pick a peck of apples around the Kalamazoo area, KZOOKids has your updated list right here! Note: We recommend calling ahead to the
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