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Find Your Path to Family Fun on These Chicago Bike Trails

Prep your bikes, strap a helmet on your noggin and get pumped for a wheelie fun fall on Chicago’s best bike paths for families!

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Go Wild for These Animal Encounters Near Chicago

Giraffes, sea lions, sharks—oh my! Get up close and personal with these animals and more with encounters that’ll have you taking a walk on the wild side.

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10 Nature Preserves to Explore in DFW (Before It Gets Too Hot!)

It’s supposed to a banner year for wildflowers, so get out there and explore!

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6 Great Places Near Dallas to Spot Wildflowers This Year

The word is, due to all the rain and snow, it’s going to be a banner year.

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Super Slopes! Where to Go Sledding in Chicago & Beyond

Dust off the sleds and cold-weather gear for a bit of downhill fun in the snow!

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Warning: These Classic Books Have Major Racial Stereotypes

From Little House on the Prairie to Peter Pan, these tomes prove that they aren’t necessarily timeless.

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Hit the Trails! Best Hikes with Kids No Matter the Season

Add this to your agenda: fresh air, unforgettable scenery and spying on animals in their natural habitat. Fun, right?

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Celebrate the Season at These 12 Dallas Holiday Events

Hop aboard the North Pole Express, check out all the twinkling Christmas lights, see holiday theater on stage and more. The holiday season is here!

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Books That Teach Kids about Thankfulness & Gratitude

“These stories ground abstract concepts like gratitude and perseverance in examples of real people who rise above adversity, benefit from the generosity of others, discover beauty in places or cultures unlike their own, or discover the pleasure of even small acts of generosity.”

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Amazon Announces Best Children’s & YA Books of 2020 So Far

As the school year winds down, kids are compiling their summer reading lists. The Amazon Books editorial team works hard all throughout the year to determine the Best Books of the Month, Best Books of the Year So Far and…

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Things to Do with Kids in Beaverton

No matter which corner of the city you are in, we have a daytime adventure for you and your favorite little ones.

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Just Opened: The Jim Henson Exhibition

Run don’t walk to this show spotlighting the master puppeteer!

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Saddle Up for These 11 Cowboy (& Cowgirl) Destinations

Today is National Day of the Cowboy and if you’ve got a little cowpoke in your stables, you’ll want to plan a vaycay to one of these sweet places.

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8 Crazy Things You Can Only Find in the District

One of the best things about the greater DMV is discovering those one-of-a-kind destinations; the must-do activities that set our town apart from other towns.

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Take Flight at This New Expanded Park & Playground

If you thought Westcrest Park was only for the dogs, think again! The just-opened 20-acre park expansion includes a new playground, panoramic views of the city skyline and plenty of open space to run off the crazies.

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New & Improved: Bronx Zoo Children’s Zoo is Back!

What can a year-and-a-half and $4 million do? A lot! Here’s the word bird on this refreshed and beloved NYC animal attraction!

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Road Trips: 3 Places to Hop in a Hot Air Balloon

Bet you never imagined your family could go for a hot air balloon ride this summer. You’ll get the awesome (and rare) chance within just a few hours’ drive from Chicago.

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Restaurants With Mac ‘n’ Cheese That Amazes

For kids, there’s no cooler power duo than mac ‘n’ cheese. Skip the boxes of neon-orange noodles and take your hungry hippos to a local restaurant where the ingredients are wholesome and the flavors are rich. Here are our favorite spots for mac ‘n’ cheese.

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Old-Fashioned Fun on the Prairie

Complete with bonnets, aprons, crocheting, a fiddle, and even a pony, this birthday party focused on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved series to provide the beautiful backdrop for this party full of old-fashioned fun.

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Family Fun at Champoeg State Park

If you forgot to reserve your campsites early this summer, don’t dismay, you can still enjoy one of Oregon’s state parks on an easy day trip from Portland. Set on the banks of the Willamette River, Champoeg State Heritage Area…

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