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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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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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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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