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Plan a Visit to the Kaleidoscope Garden at Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek

Leila Arboretum’s grounds are sprawling, but two of our favorite areas to visit within it is the unassuming Children’s Garden, now known as the Kaleidoscope Garden, and the Fantasy Forest nearby. Look for the colorful fence, you can’t miss it as you drive around. Admission is free on normal days, or by a small donation during events that range from dinosaurs to tea parties.
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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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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: July 21 – 23

Summer is in full swing so make sure and head outdoors for a variety of events happening this weekend. Check out some of the best vintage vehicles around, dine on authentic Caribbean food or take in some traditional American roots music!  It looks like we are going to have great weather this weekend and there is tons of family fun happening in and around
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The Summer Sidewalk Sale Not To Be Missed at The Station

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by The Station. Calling all dancers – the sale of the summer is here!   The Station will be holding their annual Summer Sidewalk Sale from July 27 through July 30. Sidewalk Sale is The Station’s biggest sales event of the year and the shop expands into one of the studios and the outdoor alcove to
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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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All Aboard! Destination: The Windy City

This guide has been updated July 1, 2017 Driving to Chicago can be a nightmare can’t it? You have to time your departure just right to avoid rush-hour traffic, and even then there is no guarantee you won’t be sitting in construction traffic pulling your hair out listening to the kids ask for the millionth and one time “when will we get there??” There
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: July 14 – 16

Welcome to the weekend. It looks like we are going to have great weather this weekend and there is tons of family fun happening in and around Kalamazoo this weekend. There are some great local festivals, outdoor movies and performances, kids art fair, and more! As always, we encourage you to check our full weekend Event Calendar too! There is so much to do
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Notable News: African Lion Exhibit Opens on July 18 at Binder Park Zoo

  Binder Park Zoo celebrates the opening of the much anticipated African lion exhibit on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This exhibit is the culmination of the “Lions, Tortoise and Bears…Oh My!” Capital Campaign that launched in 2013. This capital campaign created four major new exhibits: a new home in Wild Africa for “Al”, the Aldabra Tortoise, the American Black Bear exhibit, the African Tented
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10 Great Toddler-Friendly Parks Around Kalamazoo & Portage

  Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it’s time to get outside! Interested in exploring some of the area parks? We asked our Facebook followers to tell us their favorite toddler-friendly parks. Here is what you recommended to other parents: Here is what you recommended to other parents:   TODDLER-FRIENDLY AREA PARKS   (West Lake Nature Preserve)  1. West Lake Nature
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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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