12 OF THE MOST UNUSUAL PLACES TO TAKE YOUR KIDS ON VACATION

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Vacationing with kids is always fun— but it can also be a challenge, too. Finding stuff to keep them entertained, but also engaged is key to making your family trip a success… and if they’re tired of the same old museums and state parks, it’s time to start thinking outside the box when planning a family vacation. Luckily, we’ve gathered a list of unusual and exciting places that kids and adults alike will love. Get out there and get exploring!

 

Natural Waterslides

 

If your kids love waterslides, but standing in line for hours isn’t your cup of tea, check out these gorgeous natural waterslides. Meadow Run in Pennsylvania’s Ohiopyle State Park has slowly been earning a reputation as one of the best natural waterslides in the country. Its long corkscrew waterway dumps you into a shallow pool at the end. It can move you pretty fast, so you might want to wear jeans to protect your skin! This park offers RV-friendly camping, making this a great weekend trip during the summer.

 

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HEADING WEST: EXPLORING THE BADLANDS AND BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA

Eager to get out west, we left Wisconsin with rugged landscapes and mountains on our minds.

 

 

But there was no way we could pass through Minnesota without stopping to visit our dear friends, the O’dells. We met the O’dells almost four years ago while on a walk in a campground outside of Savannah, GA. We connected instantly, and since then we’ve met up numerous times at their house and in Colorado.

 

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FUN ALONG THE SHORES OF LAKE ERIE

There are very few things in life as fun and exciting as seeing new things. After four years of full time RVing, we’ve started visiting places a second or even third time. Of course, we are always finding new things to do in areas we’ve visited before like going to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls a few weeks ago. However, the past few weeks have been filled with entirely new-to-us places as we’ve been making our way along the Pennsylvania and Ohio coastlines of Lake Erie.

 

 

Our first new-to-us stop was Presque Isle, a peninsula located in Erie, Pennsylvania. It’s name in French means “almost an island.” It became a state park in 1921.

 

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RV ADVENTURES IN SOUTHERN INDIANA

 

Not wanting to stray too far from family because of my grandpa’s illness, we decided we would explore southern Indiana. Head south in Indiana and it won’t be long until the flat, open fields give way to rolling hills and lush green forests. It was in one of these forests we found a campground, Paynetown State Recreation Area, along the shores of Lake Monroe. We settled into a large shaded site and set out to explore the campground.

 

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