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10 Reasons To Visit Milwaukee With Kids

Have you ever thought about visiting Milwaukee for your next family road trip? We recently visited and fell in love with the city. It’s only a 4 hour drive from Kalamazoo which makes it a perfect distance for a getaway. Plus, it’s another alternative to Chicago if you’re looking to experience more affordable great museums and family friendly activities with less crowds.   (Discovery
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All Aboard! 5 Reasons Why Your Kids Will Love Thomas the Train™ at Greenfield Village

All aboard! Do you have a train-loving child? Do your kids enjoy watching Thomas the Train™? For the past 15 years, Greenfield Village has been hosting “A Day Out With Thomas™.” For three weekends this month (April 30 – May 1, May 7-8 and 14-15), you have the opportunity to ride Thomas the Train™, enjoy activities at the Imagination Station, meet Sir Topham Hatt™
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Discovering Detroit – Fun for the Entire Family

(Photo courtesy of Visit Detroit/Vito Palmisano)   I’ll admit, I’m a bit biased toward the west side of the Mitten; the beach towns along Lake Michigan are pretty hard to pass up when considering travel within the state. However, our spring break this year took us to the east side of the state – The D. As a Michigan native I had been to
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KeyLime Cove – A Fun Waterpark Experience Your Kids Will Love

Heading down south to Florida or other warmer climates was not in the cards for our family this year at Spring Break time. We wanted to do something fun, but didn’t want to drive too far. That’s why we looked into staying at KeyLime Cove. We’ve had friends who had stayed at KeyLime Cove and loved it. We decided to book our stay and
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Spring Over To One of These Spring Festivals

Kalamazoo has a lot of festivals that kick off with the inaugural Greek Fest in early June. However, Michigan is full of other festivals in the spring and early summer. From fairies to asparagus, if you’re looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, check out one of these festivals!   Fairy Festival Jackson, MI April 23-24, 2016 The Fairy Festival is 2
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Silver Lake Resort & Campground – Perfect Packages To Get Your Family Playing in the Sand!

I’m the first to admit, camping has never been ‘my thing’. However, my children have been begging for ages to go camping. Some online research led me to Silver Lake Resort & Campground. Located in Mears, MI, about a 2-hour journey north of Kalamazoo, the campground is a scant 1 mile from the lake and the sand dunes. Family-owned, with around 20,000 visitors each
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LEGOS® Galore at 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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10 Kid-Friendly Activities To Do With Kids In Chicago

We love Chicago! It’s such a fun place to spend the weekend or enjoy a quick mini-road trip from Kalamazoo. We love the museums, the shopping, food, and all there is to do. Here’s some of our favorite, kid-friendly activities. What’s your favorite places to visit while you’re in Chicago? Let us know in the comment section below.   (The Field Museum) CHICAGO FAVORITES
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Great Spring Break Mini-Road Trips Within 2 To 5 Hours From Kalamazoo

Spring Break will be here before you know it. If you’re looking for ideas that are a quick day trip (or overnight) that is from 2-5 hours from Kalamazoo, we have great travel ideas for you! So pack up the kids, grab some snacks, fill up the gas tank and head to one of these drive-able destinations. (Navy Pier) (photo courtesy of Shedd Aquarium) 
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Funland Farm – A New Addition to Michigan’s Adventure This Summer

Michigan’s Adventure will be celebrating six decades of family fun, thrills and memories in 2016 with new events and a special attraction. To commemorate the park’s 60th Anniversary, Michigan’s Adventure will be bringing back a petting farm. Funland Farm will be the name of the new area with “Funland” being reminiscent of the Deer Park Funland days. (photo courtesy of Michigan’s Adventure) Funland Farm
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