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YMCA Camp du Nord, Minnesota

YMCA Camp du Nord, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award, gets a fresh look in 2015.YMCA Camp du Nord is located 250 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Open to all, it welcomes families, individuals, and organized groups to...

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Minneapolis – Saint Paul, Minnesota Attractions

There's twice as much for families to do in Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Whether the weather drives you outdoors or indoors, there's so much to see and experience that we have broken down the top activities with kids by age-appropriateness.  For general information about lodging, dining, and current events, visit Minneapolis...

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Going Mad At The Mall of America

When you think of Minneapolis, does “shop till you drop” at the Mall of America come to mind? Well, there’s much, much more to this town. That said, if you love to shop and/or have kids in tow, the mall is a fantastically fun family venue offering enough shopping and recreation to keep your family busy for days.Built on land in the nearby...

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Top 10 Family Camps For Family Together Vacations

Family Travel Forum's picks have been compiled from more than a decade of "Top 10 Getaway Winners" to help your family begin their lifelong love of nature. The following options combine a laid back, but active experience, with a commitment to educating kids and providing an enjoyable vacation at a variety of price points. Each provides housing and a myriad of supervised activities...

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It’s Greek to Me

When my parents and I went to the Minneapolis Greek festival in the fall, I didn’t know what to expect. My only experience with Greek culture was the craziness I’d observed in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, where everybody knew everyone, and visitors were a topic of conversation. Upon entering the festival, I was met with a vast array of blue and red colors and eager excitement...

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Twin Cities of Minneapolis And St. Paul, Minnesota

Read how the Twin Cities offer lots of choices for a family with many interests -- and their stressed out mom.I was born under the sign of the twins and, like most Geminis, I am utterly indecisive. I constantly feel pulled in two directions by strong opposing forces, also known as my children. Their names are Devin, a 10-year-old boy, and Daelyn, a 7-year-old girl -- polar opposites with different...

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Top Family Camps In The Midwest

Family sleepaway camp vacations offer fun, adventure and family bonding at reasonable rates. So, think about going to camp together with your kids this year. Plan ahead, and check out these great family sleepaway camps. Parents who wish to relive their childhood camp days---or who simply want to enjoy quality family time away from the distractions of modern technology---are flocking to family...

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Gunflint Lodge, Minnesota

In 1998, Family Travel Forum asked a dozen top travel writers to share their "favorite family resorts" with readers. Here's one of their picks.We're animal lovers. Gunflint Lodge (800/328-3325), located on the south shore of Gunflint Lake, adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, offers one of our...

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Explore Nature in Gunflint, Minnesota

If you love the outdoors and want to fish, bike, or hike with your family, then we've found the perfect, rustic, four seasons lodge for you in the Minnesota wilderness. If you love the outdoors and want to fish, bike, or hike with your family, then we've found the perfect, rustic, four seasons lodge for you in the Minnesota wilderness. Does paddling along at sea level sound like...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Cultural Capital

Where the Midwest meets Broadway, Fifth Avenue, The Mall and more with great museums, outdoor concerts, theatre and historical sights. You may think brrr when you think of Minnesota, but in the summertime, the city of Minneapolis really heats up with great new music. Downtown, the business pace slows and the Nicollet Mall becomes a 10-block-long...

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