Taking the Kids — to a different kind of water park
Glenwood hot springs pool

Taking the Kids — to a different kind of water park

Molly Brown, like others of her era, came to Glenwood Springs, about 40 miles north of Aspen and a three-hour drive from Denver, for the clean mountain air and to “take the waters” at the famous mineral Glenwood Hot Springs

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Taking the Kids — what’s new at theme parks this summer
The LEGO Movie World

Taking the Kids — what’s new at theme parks this summer

Whether you like thrill rides, water rides, dark rides, immersive lands that take you inside your favorite movies, virtual reality or want something to entertain younger children, you’ll find plenty that’s new this summer at the 400 amusement/theme parks in the country

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Visiting SoundWaves At the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee
SoundWaves is Nashville's newest indoor water attraction

Visiting SoundWaves At the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee

A $90 million-dollar, 111,000 square-foot project, SoundWaves is the country’s first indoor and outdoor water park, located inside the Gaylord Opryland Hotel

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One Big Adrenaline Rush at Adventures on the Gorge in West Virginia
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One Big Adrenaline Rush at Adventures on the Gorge in West Virginia

While a lot of people are still trying to figure out what an “adventure resort” is, Adventures on the Gorge is showing their guests of all ages what a vacation destination should look like

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Day 3 – Dolphins and art galleries in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Dolphin show at Aquaventuras in Puerto Vallarta

Day 3 – Dolphins and art galleries in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

There are dolphin discovery programs run by this company all over the Caribbean but this park is different because for the same price (a little over $100) there is a challenge course, water slides, a water play area for younger kids, even a zipline over the slides).

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Baseballs, burgers, crepes, water parks and family time in Arizona
Ethan at the Colorado Rockies spring training camp

Baseballs, burgers, crepes, water parks and family time in Arizona

Once we land, I talk the rental car lady and my Dad into getting us a cool Mustang to ride around in instead of this family looking car they had for us. My dad tells me I have rental car swag.

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Take your kids and check out all the new rides at a theme park this summer
The River Rush ride at Dollywood

Take your kids and check out all the new rides at a theme park this summer

You’ll have your pick of thrills — wet and dry — this summer when nearly 200 new rides and attractions open at more than 80 theme parks, water parks, family fun centers, zoos, aquariums and museums in the United States and Canada, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

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