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WIN 4 Tickets to the Butterflies Are Blooming Exhibition at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition will bring more than 7,000 tropical butterflies to West Michigan began March 1. Arriving from Africa, Asia, South and Central America, Butterflies are Blooming is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Approximately 60 colorful species will fly freely in the five-story Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. At
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10 Places to Take Your Kids in Michigan Before They Grow Up

    When looking for a family vacation, Michigan is a great spot to start. Our state offers a diverse array of scenery and wildlife as well as cities that expand our horizons by exposing us to new foods and cultures without having to travel abroad. The ten places below are by no means the extent of what our great state has to offer,
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Michigan Road Trips – Lansing

  With only a little over an hour’s drive from the Kalamazoo area, Lansing is a great destination to consider for a family day trip. In addition to the automobile museums, the State Capitol Building, Potter Park Zoo, MSU campus, Lansing offers a multitude of areas to explore that just may make your day trip an overnight one!   DISCOVER Lansing offers some educational
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The Last Hurrah Of Summer – Where To Go For A Great Day (or Overnight) Trip

Summer is winding down and thoughts are turning to the school year. There’s plenty of time to squeeze in one last hurrah of summer. We’ve been on the road this summer and have a number of great “do-able day trips” from Kalamazoo plus we have some great ideas for a little longer overnight trips. Here’s a summary of our Michigan Road-Trip series which includes
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Michigan Road Trips – St. Joseph

St. Joseph is a great place beach spot that’s just an hour away from Kalamazoo. Families from all around Southwest Michigan flock to this great resort town. Why? The beautiful beaches, great shopping options, a huge interactive splash fountain, fun kids museums, and more. (Downtown St. Joseph, photo – Joshua Nowicki) Discover Check out the 20 ducks, whales, and froggies that will be located through
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Michigan Road Trips – South Haven

  South Haven is more than just a beautiful Michigan beach town. It’s where families from both near and far (lots of families from Chicago) can come to relax and get away. We love heading to the beach for the day or sitting by the harbor and people watching. If you want to check out South Haven, visit during the upcoming National Blueberry Festival on August 6-9 for a
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Michigan Road Trip – Manistee

Manistee is approximately 2 and 3/4 hours from Kalamazoo. It is an adorable little town just North of Ludington. We have been spending time there the last three years and we discover something new every visit! Discover The greater Manistee area is a fantastic destination if you love outdoor activities! You will find a number of beaches, hiking trails and opportunities to participate in
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Michigan Road Trips – Ludington

We love Ludington! It’s a bit of a drive (2 and 1/2 hours) from Kalamazoo, but definitely an area that has it’s fair share of family friendly events and activities. If you’re looking for a great place for weekend camping, this is a great place to check out! Discover Hike to the lighthouse or one of the eight marked trails that cover 18 miles
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Michigan Roadtrips – Saugatuck

Yes, there’s a reason that Saugatuck was voted  as USA Today’s “Best Coastal Small Town in America”. From the strolling the cute shops to the beautiful beaches to grabbing a bite at one of their many restaurants, there’s plenty for the whole family to do and see. We also love some of the special attractions that are offered in Saugatuck that will make you feel like
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