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Museum of Science and Industry Opening New Space Exhibit

Sep 28, 2016
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago will open a new aerospace exhibit this October.

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Taking The Kids was named one of the top travel websites by Parents Magazine in 2016
New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)




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10 fall festivals for families


: Celebrate the annual Elk Rut with bugling contests, Estes Park, Colorado
There are literally hundreds of Octoberfests around the country this fall — some kid-friendly — but there are also plenty of apple, pumpkin and harvest festivals from which to choose more
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Grapevine TX – not just a place near the airport but family central


Plenty of family fun in Grapevine
Grapevine, TX, 10 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and in between the two North Texas cities, hosts some 20 million visitors a year, more than half from out of state. more
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Take me back to Chicago – for a father-son weekend and the Cubs!


First selfie ever
Taking the Kids goes back to where it all began -- Chicago -- and a father-son weekend with the Cubs playing the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. more
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Exploring history and viewing the modern at Disneyland


The Disneyland Hotel
Walt Disney was tapped out. The construction of Disneyland was taking nearly every penny he had. A kid-friendly, upscale hotel next to a theme park seems like a slam-dunk, but not in the early ’50s more
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The Greatest Show On Earth Is Out of This World


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There are only a few of classic outings that will never get old: going to the beach, a picnic at the park, heading to the carnival and going to the circus! more
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Amazing Views, One-of-a-Kind Slide Experience at OUE Skyspace LA


Viewing Reactions at the end of the Skyslide
OUE Skyspace LA is a new attraction at the heart of Downtown Los Angeles built in the U.S. Bank building--currently the tallest building west of the Mississippi River--and the buzz is booming after its grand opening in June. more
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A Family Getaway To Kennebunkport, Maine


Lobster learning in Kennebunkport ME
Kennebunkport is loaded with New England charm. The pedestrian-friendly streets are brimming with retro sweet shops, folksy art galleries and authentic lobster shacks. more
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10 water-safety tips that can save a child’s life this summer


Assign a “water watcher,” an adult who will keep her eyes on the water — no texting, drinking or reading
Who’s watching the kids in the pool? Someone should have eyes on them at all times — even if they know how to swim. According to new research more than 40 percent of children (5 to 17) who drowned in pools knew how to swim. more
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Wizarding World Comes to Life at Universal Studios Hollywood


Hogwarts Express
On a recent visit to “The Entertainment Capital of L.A.,” WWoHP was packed with wizards, witches, muggles and humans alike. more
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Celebrating July 4 with the kids


Head to Mount Vernon, Va., George Washington’s home for the annual American Celebration
There are plenty of ways to celebrate, starting with your local parade. When my kids were small and we lived in Evanston, Illinois, that parade was a highlight of the summer more
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