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Taking the Kids — to a mountain town the new hippest time of year
Epic Discovery zipline at Breckenridge, CO.

Taking the Kids — to a mountain town the new hippest time of year

If you are looking for a last-gasp summer trip to get out of the heat or a fall getaway with — or without — the kids, you can’t do better than a mountain town like historic Breckenridge, about 90 minutes from Denver

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Taking the Kids — and unraveling a 150-year-old mystery
Mission Jurassic’s Dr. Phil Manning with bones of Jurassic Period dinosaurs packed in field jackets for transport to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Lab for conservation

Taking the Kids — and unraveling a 150-year-old mystery

This is what scientists have dubbed “The Jurassic Mile,” for in these rocks is one of the most significant and exciting dinosaur finds in North America dating back 150 million years

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Taking the Kids — when they love dinos, what’s new this summer?
Visitors to T. rex The Ultimate Predator will encounter a massive life-sized model of T. rex with patches of feathers — the most scientifically accurate representation of T. rex to date (1)

Taking the Kids — when they love dinos, what’s new this summer?

There are other new interactive options for junior paleontologists, their parents and grandparents to explore this summer, even the chance to join a dig

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Taking the Kids — to Philadelphia and America’s most historic square mile
Founding fathers, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson

Taking the Kids — to Philadelphia and America’s most historic square mile

Philadelphia is a terrific place to celebrate our country’s birthday. Not only can you walk in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers and mothers (maybe even meeting one or two), but you can also celebrate big time with the Wawa Welcome America Festival, starting June 29

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