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Museum of Contemporary Art

Free & Discount Museum Days to Jot Down

Do your New Year’s resolutions include visiting more museums? How about staying on a budget? Good news: You can tackle both at once.

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Dells, Yeah! What to Do in Wisconsin Dells in the Winter

The kid-tastic destination has started to get hopping year-round. Here’s a rundown of where to stay, eat, play and be entertained on the winter vacay you know you need.

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Super Slopes! Where to Go Sledding in Chicago & Beyond

Down, down, down you go. Where do you stop? At the bottom of one of the Chicago area’s awesome sledding hills — with a big smile on your face.

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all-aboard

5 Restaurants That Entertain Your Kids

From bowling to bocce, live music to magic, the lures at these spots give everyone their fill of fun.

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Christmas Mountain Village -- Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.

6 Family Cabins to Rent & Hole Up In This Winter

We’ve got the lowdown on nearby cabin communities where your family can create warm winter memories.

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Explore & Much More

18 Neighborhood Play Spaces to Explore All Year

With indoor jungle gyms, pretend play areas, tons of toys and even an indoor sandbox, the options in Chicago and the ‘burbs have something for every kind of kid. Here’s our definitive list!

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Sugar Fixe

6 New Restaurants Your Kids Will Love

From french fries topped with mac ‘n’ cheese to maddeningly amazing macarons, the options at new restaurants in and around Chicago are making kids giddy.

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13 Resolutions for Chicago Parents

Resolutions are worth keeping if they involve the kiddos. Here are some every Chicago family should make — and follow through on — in 2015.

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Free (or Super-Affordable) Playgroups to Join

Cabin fever? Check out these casual, open-play gatherings where your littles — and you — can make new friends.

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McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at Millennium Park

10 Awesome Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks (6 are Free for Kids!)

Did you know you can skate on a hotel rooftop? How about at the zoo? We dish on all the cool places to go gliding this winter.

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For Gym-tastic Adventures: George's Gym

5 Kiddie Classes That Come to You

Stay at home and let the teachers come to you. The fun includes everything from gym romps to music lessons to art experiences.

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Where to Play With Train Tables (Some are Well-Kept Secrets!)

Push, toot and choo-choo-choo at these spots. (Psst … they’re not just toy stores and play spaces!)

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Downtown’s Newest Playground: Maggie Daley Park

With an ice skating “ribbon,” larger-than-life climbing structures and a play garden, this is worth the trip. Yep, even in the cold.

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3 New Stores You’ll Dig This Season

Chocolates? Yep. Fair-trade footwear? Yes, siree. Custom avatars made into real-life dolls? Yes (funny you should ask), there are those, too.

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polar-adventure

25 Things You HAVE to Do This Winter

Get out there and enjoy everything from snowshoeing to sledding to sleigh rides. Here are the happenings worth jumping out of your PJs for.

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