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Visiting Fort Wayne With Kids: Ideas For Your Next Visit

*We want to thank Visit Fort Wayne for hosting our family in order to accommodate photos and ideas for this review. ~Jill   Just a short drive across eastbound I-94 and another down southbound I-69 will land you in the second largest city in Indiana – Fort Wayne.  If your family is looking for a fun road trip just an hour and 45 minutes
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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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Go On An Adventure at Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park in Shipshewana

  If you love animals and are looking for a real adventure, we have found just the place for you. Less than an hour away, you will find Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park in Shipshewana, Indiana. We recently took our kids (ages five and three) and had an exciting day! The animal farm is run by an Amish family who greets you warmly and
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10 Family Road Trips From Kalamazoo

Summer is winding down and thoughts are turning to the school year. We all try to squeeze the most out of the summer. Our KZOOkids writing team has had another busy summer experiencing some of the best Michigan towns and destinations. Our KZOOkids writing team had another busy summer experiencing some of the best Michigan towns and destinations. Here is a summary of our
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Visiting Silver Lake with Kids: Trips Ideas Your Family Will Love

*This article has been updated for 2017.  Sand, sun, and tons of summer fun make the Silver Lake area a perfect destination for your next Michigan Road Trip. We are lucky enough to have a family cottage in the area, so we have a lot of great memories of this great Michigan vacation destination! Silver Lake is about 2 and 1/4 hours from Kalamazoo (between Muskegon
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10 Great Places To Visit Before Summer Ends – Michigan Road Trips With Kids From Kalamazoo

Summer is winding down and thoughts are turning to the school year. We all try to squeeze the most out of the summer. Our KZOOkids writing team has had another busy summer experiencing some of the best Michigan towns and destinations. Our KZOOkids writing team had another busy summer experiencing some of the best Michigan towns and destinations. Here is a summary of our
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The USS Silversides Submarine Museum – A Submarine Tour Worth The Drive & Family Fun

  *This article has been updated for 2017.  We’ve visited the USS Silversides located in Muskegon a number of times over the past few years. My eight year-old son is a lover all all boats and visiting real submarine is just up his alley. You’ll love to tour the submarine and the USS Silversides Museum. It’s definitely worth the trip and makes a great
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Tips For Visiting Grand Haven With Kids

  Located by both the Grand River and Lake Michigan, this beautiful area has endless fun things to do with the whole family. From chocolate factory tours to exciting festivals, Grand Haven is the perfect vacation spot for summer. With Grand Haven voted as Coastal Living’s America’s Happiest Seaside Town, you’ll want to see what all the fuss is about.   DISCOVER The Grand
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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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No Minivan Means No Problem on our Latest Family Road Trip: Mackinac Island

      Editorial note: Stay tuned for our full Mackinac Island with kids review coming later this summer. There is so much more to explore on the island! A portion of our hotel stay was provided by Grand Hotel to accommodate this review, we thank them for their hospitality. All opinions are my own.    We knew from the onset it would be a
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