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Kid-Friendly Outdoor Dining Around Kalamazoo

Outdoor dining in the summer is one way to enjoy the beautiful Michigan weather. While patio dining may only be an option for a few months out of the year, we have great, kid-friendly locations right here in Kalamazoo. *This guide has been updated for 2017. Check out the list of our top choices:   OUTDOOR DINING FOR KIDS & FAMILIES   Arcadia Brewery
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10 Best Picnic Spots Around Kalamazoo

There is nothing better in the summer than taking your family to a park with a picnic blanket, some food, and enjoying the outdoors. We asked our readers for their favorite places around town, and this is what they had to say!    1. Prairie View County Park 899 E U Avenue, Vicksburg, MI 49097 This park is the perfect place for a picnic
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Five Michigan Drive-In Movie Theaters Your Kids Will Love

Taking the kids out to a drive-in movie is a truly unique experience. They can play on the playground while the sun goes down, and then take a walk to the concession stand for treats. The concession stand features standard fare, like hot dogs, nachos, french fries, pizza, and popcorn. When the movie starts they get the exciting experience of hearing the movie come
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Traveling with Kids to Petoskey: Fun Things To Do

Ernest Hemingway spent a couple dozen summers walking the streets and wandering the natural environs of Petoskey, Michigan. Today, this is still the perfect place to take a slow-paced vacation with your family! Enjoy the historic downtown, timeless lakeside, and exciting modern attractions you can find here. The Petoskey area actually encompasses a number of resort communities along Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay –
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Where To Find The Best Southwest Michigan Beaches

Note: this Southwest Michigan Beach Guide has been updated for 2017.  Let us know if we’ve missed any of your favorite beaches in the comment section below.     Southwest Michigan Beach Guide Michigan’s state nickname is the “Great Lake State” and for good reason. Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five great lakes. There are more than 11,000 inland
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Let’s Go Tubing! Places to Go Tubing Around SW Michigan

  Are you looking for a new fun and exciting adventure this summer? Summer tubing may just be the adventure that you’re looking for. We’ve got several great summer tubing options in Southwest Michigan and others within a short drive of the Kalamazoo area.   Hastings   U-Rent-Em Canoe Livery 805 W. Apple St. Hastings, MI 49058 (269) 945-3191 The scenic Thornapple River in
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Fun Tours With Kids Around Michigan

  Summer offers a wonderful time to get out and explore everything that our area, and Michigan, has to offer. One of the most fun things to do is take a tour, and learn a little bit about our state, our food, our city, and our past. Most of these have been done by a KzooKids writer and are highly recommended, and the rest
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The GIGANTIC GUIDE to Kalamazoo Area Summer Fun For Families

Summer is here! We’re here to provide you with great resources to plan your summer fun. Bookmark this link because this is one page you’re going to want to come back to over and over again this summer! Here are all of our recent articles that will help you start on your summer planning.   SUMMER FAMILY FUN AROUND KALAMAZOO Family Fun For For
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Places to Get Wet Around Kalamazoo-Swim Spots, Splash Pads, & Pools

  *This article has been updated for 2017. On those hot summer days when you are looking for something to do and your kids are begging to play in the water, it is nice to know that the Kalamazoo area has some great places for you and your family to get wet and have fun together! We have put together a list of places
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Candy and Ice Cream Tours Around Michigan

  Have a sweet tooth? We do too! But eating candy is only half the fun. Figuring out how they mold those delicious chocolates, stuff peanut butter inside, or make that crunchy coating is a ton of fun too. We’ve put together a great listing of places to find candy and ice cream tours around Kalamazoo and Michigan. If you choose to go on
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