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Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village

Thomas Pulls into Greenfield Village

Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village is great fun for kids who love Thomas the Train. The highlight of the day is a train ride pulled by Thomas.

Ann Arbor Swimming Lakes

The Best Ann Arbor Swimming Lakes

Are you looking for the best Ann Arbor swimming lakes? Check out these lakes within an hour of Ann Arbor with beaches. The list includes a Great Lake and a variety of inland lakes. Michigan State Parks Michigan Department of Natural Resources operates state parks and recreation areas throughout the state. Several DNR sites near …

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Star Trek Exploring New Worlds

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds at The Henry Ford – Wednesday Activity Review

Over Memorial Day weekend, the Henry Ford Museum hosted us to visit their new temporary exhibit: Star Trek Exploring New Worlds which runs into September. Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds Exhibit I first learned about Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds earlier this year when my friends at Indy with Kids shared photos from the exhibit …

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Enjoying a Crazy S'Mores Milkshake from M Street Baking Co

Over the Top Milkshakes at M Street Baking Co

Over the top milkshakes have become so popular.. Most of the local posts came from M Street Baking Co in Howell and a new location in Novi’s Twelve Oaks Mall. For Spring Break, my daughter and I went on a day trip to Whiting Forest’s Canopy Walk and added a slight detour for these extreme …

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Ann Arbor Indoor Activities - Top 5 Ann Arbor Area Museums for Kids

Our Top 5 Ann Arbor Area Museums for Kids

Museums are a great choice year round. They are a great option for rainy summer days (or really hot days when the air conditioning is a welcome relief). They are also a great option for freezing cold winter days. There are a number of great museums in and around Ann Arbor that are a great …

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Canopy Walk - Tunnel in Pod - Whiting Forest - Dow Gardens

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens & the Longest Canopy Walk – Activity Review

Did you know the longest Canopy Walk in the US is just two hours away? In October 2018, Dow Gardens in Midland opened their new Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens with the canopy walk, playground, apple orchard, and much more. A friend and I visited on a weekday that month while the kids were at …

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Sea Life Michigan Aquarium - In the Walkthrough Tunnel

SEA LIFE Michigan – Activity Review

SEA LIFE Michigan is a small aquarium located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets with over 250 species of sea creatures. Visiting SEA LIFE Michigan, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and shopping at Great Lakes Crossing is a fun day trip from Ann Arbor.

2016 North American International Auto Show

2016 NAIAS Auto Show

The 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opens to the public on Saturday, January 16 and runs through Sunday, January 24. The NAIAS is held at Cobo Center in Detroit. We have attended several times over the years, most recently in 2014. We will probably skip the auto show this year since my husband and I both have cars that …

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Michigan Science Center

Toytopia 2.0 and A T. rex Named Sue Open at Michigan Science Center

This morning I had the opportunity to attend a preview of the Michigan Science Center’s A T.rex Named Sue and Toytopia. The Michigan Science Center is located in Detroit across the street from the Detroit Institute of Arts. At only 45 minutes from Ann Arbor, it makes a great day trip. Since I was attending a special media reveal during the …

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Adventure Park in West Bloomfield

Tree Runner Adventure Park – “The Best Day of My Whole Life”

When I first heard about Tree Runner Adventure Park opening in West Bloomfield last summer I was intrigued. I thought it sounded great, but didn’t know how my daughter would feel about it. This year, her Girl Scout troop decided to use their cookie money to plan a trip there to go zip lining. My …

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