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WIN Two Tickets to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

Need to get your LEGO® fix?  LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan is the place to find it! Opened in late March 2016 at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan is a two-to-three-hour experience that offers several interactive and educational features. This is Michigan’s only location and the eighth of its kind in the United States. We had a chance to discover what’s
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Michigan Road Trips – Silver Lake

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 and Ludington). The Silver Lake Sand Dunes
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Museum of Science + Industry: Your Guide to Fun! (and a chance to win tickets)

“What’s Here?” is a navigation tab on the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) website. A more appropriate description that came to my mind after our visit was to ask “What’s Not Here?” – This museum has it all! OUR FAVORITES Some of the favorite areas we explored: The Great Train Story was our first stop and an impressive one at that! With over
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The USS Silversides Submarine Museum – A Submarine Tour Worth The Drive To Muskegon

  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 day trip from Kalamazoo. And, we have
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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa – A Getaway For The Entire Family

One of the best small-town destinations in Michigan is Traverse City. Known for its tart cherries, vineyards, pristine bay water, historic Front Street downtown area and so much more! Nestled over on the East Bay is the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Vacationing in Traverse City when I was younger, I always noticed this majestic building looming over the East Bay. I wrongfully concluded
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Michigan Road Trip – Frankenmuth

Looking for a town with great food, an interesting history and fun annual festivals? Become one of the 3 million tourists a year that flock to Frankenmuth! Home to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Zehnder’s Chicken and the Bavarian Inn Lodge, there is so much to discover. My family recently spent a weekend in Frankenmuth and had a wonderful time exploring “Michigan’s Little Bavaria.” Play Bronner’s
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Michigan Road Trips – Holland

Wooden clogs and tulips will draw you to the historically Dutch town. But you’ll stay for the lakeside dining, great beach, shopping, and small town fun! Discover Stroll through Nelis’ Dutch Village and see the giant windmill or pick up a pair of traditional wooden shoes. There is even a giant clog slide! Don’t leave without trying traditional Dutch food, like pigs in a blanket. Another
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Why You’ll Want To Visit The Skydeck Chicago On Your Next Trip To Chicago

  What goes down, must come up. Not exactly true, but in the case of accessing the Skydeck in Chicago, it certainly is! Home to the eighth-tallest building in the world, the Willis Tower offers the highest public viewing area in the entire United States. Located on the 103rd floor is the Skydeck with stunning views – into four states up to 50 miles on
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Michigan Road Trips – Ann Arbor

  Looking for a new place to explore not too far from home? Ann Arbor is a “must visit” town that offers plenty of fun for the entire family. Just an hour and a half drive from Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor is the perfect place for your next day trip. You may know it for being home to University of Michigan, but Ann Arbor offers great
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Great Campgrounds Close to Home

Whether you are a seasoned camper or looking to take your family camping for the first time, the greater Kalamazoo area has many options. We asked our Facebook followers to share their favorite family-friendly campgrounds. Check out the list below to find the right location for you this summer: (photo courtesy of Tara Fletcher Photography) Campgrounds Located Within An Hour Of Kalamazoo Camp Michiwana
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