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Apple Picking: U-Pick Apples Near Chicago and the Suburbs

Apple picking is one of the most popular fall activities for making family memories in the midwest. Lucky for us, there are quite a few orchards within a reasonable distance of Chicagoland. My kids love sitting on their Dad’s shoulders and picking the most red apple they can find. Our favorite part, of course, is sampling the product, as we…


Find Family Thrills at Chicagoland’s Outdoor Amusement Parks

Summer is (FINALLY!) upon us, and outdoor amusement parks are a great way to get the family together to create some magical memories! Whether a seasoned thrill-seeker or enjoying rides for the first time, your child will love a day spent on roller coasters, bumper cars, and more. Here is a list of all the Chicagoland outdoor amusement parks. Please…


Kid-Friendly Wild West Experience at Donley’s Wild West Town

When you walk into Donley’s Wild West Town, you are transported to a different time and place. The rides, activities, and attractions vary from slingshots to a shooting gallery and pony rides to a rollercoaster. This themed amusement park has so much more than I thought when first hearing about it. It’s a great kid-friendly and old-timey wild west experience!…