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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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Jiffy Mix Plant Tour: A Fun Tour With Kids

My family and I had the opportunity to take a tour of the Jiffy Mix Plant on a day that my kids did not have school. I had called earlier in the week to reserve a spot for us on the tour. There were four of us that went on the tour, myself, my husband, my eight-year-old daughter, and nine-year-old son. We were all
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Traverse City with Kids: Tips For Your Next Family Adventure

(Sleeping Bear National Park) Summer is an extraordinary season for kids and familes who visit Traverse City! This is one of our favorite places to visit during the summer. Sugar sand beaches make for ideal sandcastle building, and the crystal clear waters of Grand Traverse Bay and the area’s many inland lakes are perfect for watersports. There is so much to do and see and eat!
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Michigan’s Adventure: Family Fun Park Worth The Drive

  Wondering if Michigan’s Adventure is right for your family this summer? We love this fun amusement park, the only one in Michigan of it’s kind. Each year, we make the trip to Michigan’s Adventure as one of our summer family traditions. The drive is just about one hour and forty-five minutes from Kalamazoo. A trip to Michigan’s Adventure makes a great side trip
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