Published on June 16th, 20110
Vacation Ideas To Keep The Whole Family Happy
It’s never easy to find something to do on vacation that the whole family can enjoy. Johnny doesn’t want to do anything “girly,” Sally doesn’t want to get dirty, and you just want to make it through this trip without feeling like you need another vacation to relax from this one.
Have no fear – there are plenty of ways to make it through this vacation with a smile on the whole family’s face and all of your hair still attached to your head. Photo above c/o Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
With exhibits ranging from Dinosaurs to Dora the Explorer to Barbie, everyone is sure to find something to make them happy. Plus, with five floors of exhibits, you can keep the whole family entertained all day. To top it all off, your kids (and you) will have fun while learning and, yes, we used “fun” and “learning” in the same sentence, and we mean it. So, go ahead, give your kids an experience that they won’t be able to stop talking about.
Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth
It’s more than just lions and tigers and bears at the Lake Superior Zoo. Travel around the world from the Australian Outback to the Asian Caravan to the African Savanna without leaving Duluth. The whole family will love learning about and interacting with birds and beasts alike.While you are there, make sure to visit to the three bachelor gray wolves that have recently made the zoo their new home! For more information on all the animals the Lake Superior Zoo has to offer, click here.
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City Museum in Saint Louis
There was a museum that lived in a shoe… well, a the former International Shoe Company at least. The City Museum is a 600,000 square-foot fun-land made from unique and reclaimed building materials from around the city. Kids and adults alike can explore enchanted caves, underwater worlds, model railroads and even the circus.
When you’re done exploring you can hop in a giant ball pit and swim through thousands of rubber balls or make your way through the gigantic jungle gym, made from aircraft fuselages, a fire engine, 4-foot-wide slinkies and more. Then you could write about your day with the world’s largest pencil, that is, if you think you can write with a 76-foot-long, 21,500-pound pencil.