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ONE Winter Activity NOT to be Missed: The Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park

Our stay at the Potawatomi Inn Resort was provided by Steuben County Tourism Bureau. We want to thank them for their hospitality. All opinions are my own.   We usually think of heading Up North in the winter to enjoy the seasonal activities available in the Mitten. However, this winter our travels took us one hour southeast to Angola, Indiana for an amazing adventure
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Visit A National Park For FREE in 2017: USA FREE Days & Canada’s FREE Park Pass

  Looking to pitch a tent under the stars, do some hiking, see some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States and Canada, and save some money? 2017 is your chance! Check your calendar, and pack your bags. Don’t forget that many of the park accommodations can fill up as early as a year in advance, especially during holidays and school breaks.
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Five Fun Things to Do in Chicago with Kids Before Christmas

If you are looking for fun things to do to celebrate this holiday, Chicago provides lots of wonderful events and activities going on all throughout the city. While Chicago winters can be a bit harsher than most cities, their beautiful lights and decorations will all make it worth it. Chicago is definitely the place to be to get your family in the holiday cheer.
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All Aboard: Where To Find Holiday Trains Around SW Michigan

All aboard! If you have a little train enthusiast on your list this year, then look no further! KZOO Kids has you covered for all of the best train experiences in Southwest Michigan! These locomotor attractions are sure to excite train lovers young and old this holiday season. Coopersville & Marne Railway  306 E. Main Street, PO Box 55, Coopersville, MI 49404 Ride aboard
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DeGrandchamp Farms Annual Cranberry Harvest Day

Did you know that we have cranberry bogs right here in Michigan? I didn’t until we attended the Annual Cranberry Harvest Day at DeGrandchamp Farms last year. DeGrandchamp Farms will be hosting their Annual Cranberry Havest Day. The cranberry harvest takes place just once a year. On October 15, 2016, they will hold an Open House event where everyone is invited to come out and
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Fall Color Tour Ideas For Kalamazoo Area Families

Living in the great state of Michigan, we are treated to quite a show every year when the leaves change. The color change is dependent on a lot of factors and happens at a slightly different time every year. This year we seem to be on track to have the peak colors around late October. You can read more about how the colors change
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9 Great Places To Go Before Summer Ends – Michigan Roadtrips 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. One of my friends recently asked on Facebook, “Who has suggestions for one last road trip before school starts?” Of course, I have a few suggestions. Our KZOOkids writing team has had another busy summer experiencing some of the best Michigan
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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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