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This Riverside Campground Is A Perfect Place For A Family Adventure

The Broken Arrow Campground is centrally located around some of Missouri’s most popular destinations. The campground has Cabins, Rv spots (50 and 30 amp), Tent sites (with and without electricity), are  hammock friendly, The Broken Arrow Campground is located at 18227 arrowhead loop in Eminence, Missouri. For more information, click here.

Broken Arrow Campground has several different cabin options to choose from, all varying in size and style. The cabins sleep from 1 to 6 people and are 150-270$ a night. To see the available cabins, click here.

Tent sites are also available at Broken Arrow. Tents sites go for $10 per adult per night. To add electricity.  (If available), its 10$ per Cord Connected to the Power source.

For a more unique lodging experience, consider staying in one of the river side tipi’s. All Tipi’s  have 2 queen Beds, AC, small refrigerator, microwave, K cup coffee maker, bathrooms nearby, has a small place for a fire, and  is a stones throw away from the river. The tipi’s go for $175 a night, with a 2 night minimum, sleeps 4. Additional guests  are $15, up to 8 people.

RV and Camper sites are also available. These sites are available in 50+30 amps. Prices range from $35 to $45 a night for two people. This includes electric, water and sewer. Additional Adults are $10 per night.

The Area Surrounding the campground is truly Magnificent, and is the perfect setting for your next family adventure! Nearby attractions include the Current River, Cave Springs, Rocky Falls, Blue Spring, and the gorgeous Alley Spring and Mill.

At the campground you can relax and swim at the beach. The River Area provides you a great location to catch some sun or fish, enjoy refreshing water, and spend time with friends and family. Different areas of the waterfront have different water depths making it friendly for all ages and walks of life.

Broken Arrow Campground is located at the center point between Alley Springs and Two River. Both of these are on the Jacks Fork River which the campground sits on. Outfitters are available to shuttle you to different locations, and provide tubes, canoes, kayaks, and rafts.

Go Chasing Waterfalls And Explore The Ice Cave In Beautiful Decorah!

There is a little known hidden gem in Decorah Iowa, that is well worth a visit! At first glance Decorah is just another small town in Iowa with not a lot going on, but if you take the chance to visit, you will realize the area is packed full of adventure!

One of my favorite sites is the Dunning Springs and Ice Cave Trail. This area encompasses about 3/4 of a mile, and features some beautifully rugged Iowa terrain.

Dunning Spring sits up on the hillside about 200 years North of the Upper Iowa River, and is a 200 foot spring fed waterfall. There is a boardwalk trail that will take you all the way to the top. The waterfall cascades down the hill side and is a fun place to get during the hot summer months. There is also a cave right next to the waterfall that is fun to explore. If you follow the water all the way down from the spring to where it pours into the river you will find a second smaller waterfall. There are picnic tables set up throughout the park, and the rivers edge is a popular place for fisherman as well.

About a half mile East of the waterfall is the famous Decorah Ice Cave. This is another popular spot during the summer as the cool air can be felt just approaching the cave entrance. The city is currently working to build a better stairway to the caves opening. The area between the cave and the spring features a scenic overlook and numerous trails, along unique rock formations.

Aside from the waterfall and ice cave, the Decorah fish hatchery is just a few blocks away and is another place worth a visit. The fish hatchery is open to the public 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. About 130,000 catch-able-size rainbow trout are raised each year. Located behind the fish hatchery is yet another waterfall. Siewers Springs be sure to stop by this beautiful spot during your visit to the hatchery.  It’s the perfect place for a picnic, relaxing in the shade or dipping your line in for a trout. Water flows from an underground spring in the hillside and flows over a man-made structure creating a lovely cascade of water.

If that wasn’t enough reason to visit Decorah, than let me tell you about the Upper Iowa River. The Upper Iowa river is one of the most popular rivers in the Midwest for kayaking, canoe trips and tubing. I have used two different outfitters in the past and was very happy with both of them. Chimney Rock Canoe Rental and Bluffton Resort Campground both provide equipment and full shuttle service.

If your looking for lodging or a campground, Decorah High Point Cabins has some of the most beautiful cabins I have ever seen. Pulpit Rock Campground has an amazing location just minutes from downtown Decorah.

This entire town has adventure all over it. Do yourself a favor and plan a trip to Decorah as soon as possible. You won’t regret it!

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This Epic Kayak Trip In Iowa Is An Adventure You Won’t Forget!

The Cedar Valley Paddlers Trail Loop is Iowa’s first designated water trail. The trail begins within George Wyth State Park in Waterloo Iowa. The park is located at 3659 Wyth Rd, in Waterloo, Iowa. For more information, click here.

Cedar Valley Paddler’s Trail is a loop that connects the Cedar River, George Wyth State Park, and Hartman Reserve Nature Center. The trail consists of 8.4 miles of water and 1.6 miles of soft trail for portage. The trail consists of one main loop with some smaller offshoot options to lengthen or shorten your experience.

This 10 mile excursion travels through the chain of lakes, down the Cedar River, through George Wyth State Park before returning to the start.

The Chain Of Lakes consists of Fisher Lake, which serves as the official starting point, from there you connect with Alice Wyth Lake, before entering the Cedar River, and finishing your trip at George Wyth Lake. The trip takes 4-6 hours depending on skill.

This 10 mile excursion is an amazing adventure you won’t soon forget. Along the trail you will have the opportunity to encounter several different species of marine and animal life. On my trip, I saw deer, turtles, fish, ducks, and geese.

Along the trail you will come across several offshoots, and even an island. I highly recommend exploring all of these. The off shoots are fun to explore and the island had a very peaceful feel to it and even a nice beach. This would be a fun place to hang a hammock and camp on the water.

If you don’t have your own kayak, don’t worry. Maxx Rentals is located right across from the starting point and has a nice selection of kayaks available for rent. The staff has excellent knowledge of the area, as well as paper maps of the water trail. Maxx Rentals is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Check out there website by clicking here.

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This Incredible Waterfall Park Is One Of The Most Beautiful In The Midwest

Willow River State Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities for visitors to enjoy year-round. Willow River State Park is located at 1034 Co Hwy A, in Hudson, Wisconsin. For more information, click here.

This popular park in northwest Wisconsin features spectacular views of Willow Falls and the Willow River Gorge. Prairie remnants, miles of scenic hiking trails, family and group campgrounds, lakeside picnic areas and a nature center are all found within 2,800 acres of rolling countryside. Visitors will also enjoy paddling, fishing and swimming opportunities on Little Falls Lake.

Willow River State Park is open year round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. A Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required on all motor vehicles stopping in state parks, forests and recreation areas. For up to date prices on admission, click here.

The highlight of the park is no doubt the impressive Willow River Gorge, and the stunning Willow Falls. This area is one of the most gorgeous spots in the entire Midwest. Its also a popular destination during the summer months, as the area around the falls is a fun spot to get wet and cool off in the water.

The park has three separate campgrounds, as well as a special group campground. Campgrounds can accommodate tents, campers, and RV’s.  Willow River’s campground, on the southern shore of Little Falls Lake, is very popular and has one of the highest occupancy rates in the Wisconsin State Park System.

Hiking is one of the most popular activities enjoyed at Willow River State Park. The park has 13 miles of hiking trails that vary in difficulty. The most popular hiking trail destination is the Willow Falls and the scenic overlooks of the river valley.

My advice is to visit the park during the weekdays during the summer months. The beautiful waterfall can get quite busy on weekends. The park also has a nice lake and beach area you can even rent kayaks!

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Spend The Night At This Unique Shanty, Located Along The Gorgeous 11 Point River

Of all the vacation homes we have  covered on this page, The Shanty ranks right up there as one of my favorites! The Shanty is located in Pocahontas Arkansas, and sits 50 feet from the banks of the gorgeous 11 Point River. This unique property is park of Trukees Cabin and Canoe Rentals, and can be found at 7060 Hwy 62 West, in Pocahontas, Arkansas. For more information, click here.

The Shanty is all about beach life, and even comes with its very own shaded sandy beach on the beautiful Eleven Point River! This unit is great for those who enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, & floating! Its also just a great place to relax next to the water!

The Shanty is a very secluded & peaceful cabin offers a fully stocked & updated 1 bed, 1 full bath and 1 half bath adventurous getaway. The cabin has one queen bed and six single beds.

Outside The Shanty you can enjoy amazing views from the deck or hammock! There is even a rope swing, fire pit and a hanging bench you can relax on!

If that wasn’t reason enough to visit, Trukees also offers an amazing float trip! Kayaking the 11 Point River is a bucket list worthy adventure in its own right. You will be hard pressed to find a cleaner, more pristine stretch of river! All float trips are custom planned so you end up right back at your site.The water flows clean, unpolluted and clear from springs in Missouri and Arkansas, maintaining an adequate flow for paddling year-round. The river is also packed with wildlife, wild horses, bald eagles and even wild boar have all been spotted in and around the river, Trust me this is one river you want to kayak, its really that good! Trukees has several different float trip options available, as well as numerous float vessels to choose from. Your options include tubes, rafts, canoes, kayaks, and more!

If your looking for a memorable experience, enjoying nature, The Shanty at Trukees Cabin and Canoe Rentals is just the place for you! At Trukees they have managed to combine 3 of my favorite things, An Incredible Adventure, Comfortable Lodging, and the Great Outdoors!

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Consider This Charming Treehouse For Your Next Family Vacation

The Owl’s Roost is a charming treehouse that will make your vacation memorable! The Owl’s Roost is located within Branson Treehouse Adventures. This Treehouse resort can be found at 159 Acorn Acres Ln, in Branson West, Missouri. For more information, click here.

The Owl’s Roost has two bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and the other is a loft style room with two sets of bunk beds. This unit can comfortably sleep 6.

If your looking for a unique place to stay during your Branson vacation, this is it! The Owl’s Roost is the perfect place for a few nights of fun in the trees!

The main living area features a gas fireplace, bathroom with shower, and fully stocked kitchenette. There is also a  Samsung smart TV and a DVD player.

Outside you will find a wrap around deck  which connects to a lower picnic deck with patio furniture and grill. This is a perfect place to enjoy a meal, or to catch a glimpse of a deer passing behind the cabin.

The grounds at Branson Treehouse Adventures, feels much more like a campground then a resort. There is a playground, basketball court, volleyball net, and swimming pool . The pool is open Memorial Day To Labor Day.

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The Silo/Barn Is One Of The Most Amazing Vacation Homes I Have Seen!

The SiloBarn is an amazing lodging destination, and with it being brand new, there is plenty of availability!  Unwind at this Country Paradise! Stay in a converted Barn & Silo w/ private swim pond pool and waterfall! Step out on your porch for coffee/drinks with the farm animals. Take a hike around the Lake on the 5+ miles of trails before cooling off in the pond while you gaze up at the stars.The SiloBarn is located in Louisa Virginia. You can check prices and availability by clicking here.

The SiloBarn is a beautiful three bedroom with four beds vacation home! This gorgeous vacation home has its own private waterfall/swimming hole, and is situated on 142 wooded acres!

The goal with SiloBran is to provide a unique adventure for guests with all the conveniences of home. The Barn & Silo is surrounded by forest on 3 sides and Farm Animals on the other.

The kitchen area includes: a microwave oven, a stove, toaster, mini fridge, pot and pans plus dishes and silverware. There is even a coffee maker and dining table.

Just outside the vacation home you can find dwarf fainting goats, sheep, chickens, bunnies and more!

Of course the main attraction is no doubt the private pond with waterfall, along with a deck that goes right up to the edge of the lake. This is perfect for jumping off into the crystal clear pond. Right next to the pond is the back porch complete with grill and picnic table.

At Mainstream Adventures we pride ourselves with discovering the best Parks, Destinations, Tours and Vacation Homes in the country. Well this amazing vacation home may take the cake. It’s really that amazing, the property was just listed a few hours ago, so there are plenty of openings this summer.

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10 Incredible Underground Adventures You Can Only Take In The Midwest

I have always been a spelunking enthusiast, and with my job at Mainstream Adventures, I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit and explore some of the best caves in the country! The following are 10 of my favorites, right here in the Midwest.

Meramec Cavern

Not long ago USA Today published a bucket list of the top 60 things to do in the United States before you die. On that list was a visit to Meramec Cavern. This amazing cave system draws more than 100,000 visitors a year from all corners of the Earth.  The cave dates back 100’s of millions of years and has quite an interesting history. Cave tours take place year round, and are led by expert rangers.  The tour covers a 1.25 mile path and takes you past some of the most beautiful rock formations you will ever see! Cave tours lasts about an hour and a half, and take place on a lighted walkway. Meramec Cavern is located at  1135 Hwy W, in Sullivan, Missouri. For more information, or to start planning your adventure, click here.

The Crystal City Underground

Weather your an adventure junkie like me, or its your first time in a  kayak. This is one Adventure you won’t want to miss! Located deep in the heart of the Midwest, lies a one of a kind kayaking experience that you will never forget.   Operated by Marsan Canoe and Kayak Tours, this amazing Adventure takes you into the depths of the long forgotten PPG no.9 glass mine. The 3 hour tour takes you up to 400 feet below ground, as you navigate your kayak through the flooded former sand mine. The Crystal City Underground is located at 700 Crystal Ave, in Crystal City, Missouri. For more information, click here.

Bluff Dwellers Cave

Located deep beneath the ground just south of Noel Missouri, lies a beautiful subterranean wonderland.  Bluff Dwellers Cave is a rare gem, lost in the Ozark region of Missouri.  This cave has a long rich history in the area, dating back over 5,000 years, when Paleo-Indians used the cave as shelter.  A tour through Bluff Dwellers Cave, is as much educational as it is beautiful.  During the 1 hour guided tour you will hear the history of the cave and learn about all the different mineral formations. Bluff Dwellers Cave is located at 163 Cave Rd Noel Missouri. For more information, click here.

Talking Rocks Cavern

Talking Rocks Cavern was discovered in 1883,  by local rabbit hunters.  In 1921 the cave was opened to the public and became an instant hit with tourists, and remains so to this day attracting more than 40,000 visitors annually. Talking Rocks Cavern has been referred to as Missouri’s Most Beautiful Cave! Which is quite an honor considering there are over 7,300 known caves in the state.  However just one peek inside and its easy to see why it has earned this prestigious nickname. Cave tours consists of an hour long walk taking visitors on a breathtaking vertical decent into a subterranean wonderland.  Your tour guide will lead you past several world class formations. Talking Rocks Cavern is located at 423 Fairy Cave Ln. in Branson West, Missouri. For more information, click here.

Fantastic Caverns

Fantastic Caverns is America’s only ride-thru-cave. The 55 minute tour takes place in Jeep drawn trams and is run by expert guides. The path follows an ancient underground river and provides guests an up-close look at beautiful cave formations. The cave is packed full of beautiful rock formations, that have been formed over millions of years. Once inside Fantastic Caverns, tour guides explain the origins of the cave and its formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, columns, soda straws, flowstones, cave pearls and draperies. Fantastic Caverns is located at 4872 N Farm Rd 125, Springfield, MIssouri. For more information, click here.

Marengo Cave

Marengo Cave offers two epic walking tours! The first is a 40-minute tour that winds through formation-filled rooms and past huge flowstone deposits. The second tour takes guests for a walk on the Dripstone Trail. This 60-minute tour is known for delicate soda straws, totem pole stalagmites, and Penny Ceiling. Either tour is fantastic, and I can’t really recommend one over the other. For the more adventurous members of your family,  Marengo Cave offers 5 different wild cave tours! These  tours allow guests to explore sections of the cave that very few will ever see. These tours involve, walking, crawling, and even  scrambling through sometimes tight and narrow passages. Marengo Cave is located at 400 East State Road 64, in Marengo, Indiana. For more information, click here.

The Niagara Cave

On Minnesota’s southern border is a geological marvel known as Niagara Cave. This massive cave located in Harmony, Minnesota was discovered in 1924 when 3 pigs fell into a sinkhole. After spending almost a decade exploring with candles and lanterns, they decided to open the cave up to the public in 1934. It became an instant hit with tourists, and remains so to this day, attracting about 30,000 visitors annually.  Consistently rated as one of the top 10 show caves in North America, people travel from all 50 states and over 100 different countries to take the hour long guided tour through the cave. The tour has been described as an educational adventure in nature that you won’t want to miss! Niagara Cave is located at 29842 Co Rd 30, in Harmony, Minnesota. For more information, click here.

The Spook Cave

Located just west of McGregor, lies the Spook Cave Campground. This scenic campground has been providing cave tours since 1955, and remains a popular destination for tourists today.  On a boat ride through Spook Cave, the tour guides tell about the discovery and development of the cave. Formations are also pointed out and described. There is no walking involved though low areas in parts of the cave require extensive bending. The tour is underground and out of the weather where the temperature is always 47°F. The Spook Cave is located at 13299 Spook Cave Rd, in McGregor, Iowa. For more information, click here

Cave of the Mounds

Cave of the Mounds, was discovered in 1939, in Blue Mound Wisconsin, and has been open for cave tours for over 75 years. Since then Cave of the Mounds has become recognized as the premier cave in the upper Midwest, often referred to as the jewel box of America’s show caves.  A trip to Cave of the Mounds is an opportunity to create memories which will last a lifetime. Guided tours of this underground wonderland follow paved, lighted walkways everyday of the year.  Cave of the Mounds is located at 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. For more information click here

Crystal Lake Cave

The beautiful rock formations found inside Crystal Lake Cave are literally two million years in the making. The cave system has been described as an underground labyrinth of wondrous mineral formations. The cave tour is a 45 minute guided tour, on flat paved walk ways. This tour takes you past some amazing formations, including; the Swiss Cottage Roof, the Lop-Eared Dog, The Cliff Dwellers, and the gorgeous Lost Gardens! The tour is well lit, and is ran by friendly, expert guides. Crystal Lake Cave Is located at 6684 Crystal Lake Cave Rd Dubuque, IA. For more information, click here.

10 Amazing Resorts In The Midwest You Need To Visit In 2023!

We love visiting all the beautiful resorts around the Midwest, in this article we will feature 10 of our favorites.

Kalahari Resort

Kalahari Resort is a unique, African-themed, family-oriented resort that provides a one-stop family destination. Many flock to the resort for the massive water park attractions including the Flow Rider surfing attraction and an exciting array of rides, slides and more. In addition to the water park, the resort has an Indoor Theme Park that offers fun and adventure for all ages. Parents won’t be left out, there is exceptional dining, a fantastic salon and spa and a championship golf course. Kalahari Resort has two Midwest locations, the one in Wisconsin Dells as well as a location in Sandusky, Ohio. Kalahari Resort is located at 1305 Kalahari Drive in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. For more information, click here.

Still Waters Resort

Still Waters Resort in Branson is a luxury, family resort located on Table Rock Lake. Conveniently located near Silver Dollar City, the resort has the perfect combination of convenience to all of Branson’s attractions at the same time providing a relaxing, lakefront escape. The resort is built around fun on the water. A variety of rentals are included in your stay including kayaks, pedal boats and bikes. The resort also has three pools for endless swimming, three hot tubs and a water slide. If you’ve had enough time in the water, the resort also has a sand volleyball court and access to several hiking trails.Still Water Resort is located at 21 Stillwater Trail, in Branson, Missouri. For more information, click here.

Wilderness Resort

Wilderness Resort is a massive, family-oriented resort in the Wisconsin Dells. The resort is the largest waterpark resort in the state and has four outdoor and four indoor water parks that are available exclusively to resort guests. The parks include a Wild West themed park, an indoor wave pool and an adrenaline-pumping tubing slide. Other exciting resort activities include miniature golf, indoor go-carts, bumper boats, laser tag and zip-lining. Accommodations include rustic-themed but upscale hotel rooms as well as well-furnished condos, villas and cabins providing options for a wide range of budgets and preferences. Several cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and retail stores are located on-site and provide fantastic options for dining and shopping during your stay. For more information, click here. Wilderness Resort is located at 511 E Adams, in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Bass River Resort

This gorgeous resort located in Steelville Missouri is the perfect destination for your next family vacation. There is so much to see and do you could stay for the whole summer. The campground has over 400 different sites to choose from, and 55 different cabins. Everything from tent sites to sites with full RV hookups. They have sites for pop up campers with electrical hook ups all the way to renting a full house. So no matter what type of adventure you desire, Bass River Resort has you covered. Even with all the fantastic lodging options, the real reason people come to the resort is all the fun activities available to them. At Bass River Resort there is no shortage of things to do. Bass River Resort is located at 204 Butts Rd, in Steelville, Missouri. For more information, click here.

Grand Bear Resort

Discover a magical family getaway just beyond the glow of Chicago at Starved Rock’s own Grand Bear Resort. Nestled in this gorgeous natural area of Illinois, Grand Bear Resort offers an oasis of relaxation and adventure – a destination where water-park fun meets nature! A truly unforgettable place to unwind, play, meet, dine and explore with family and friends. Grand Bear Resort is an oasis of relaxation and adventure where water park fun meets natural wonder! Featuring 24,000 sq.ft. indoor water-park, mini-golf, arcade, 4 cafe/restaurant/bars, banquet hall & party suites just steps from Starved Rock State Park. Grand Bear Resort is located at 2643 IL-178, North in Utica, Illinois. For more information, click here.

Aeries Resort

At Aerie’s Resort your treated to an incredible adventure with first class accommodations.   Whether you’re planning a romantic rendezvous for two, a fun retreat with friends, or a weekend adventure for the family, Aerie’s offers a variety of accommodations with something sure to fit your plans. If your looking for comfort, convenience, and the Best View in the Midwest, book your stay with Aerie’s. Aerie’s Resort and Grafton Zipline is so much more then just a beautiful resort and Canopy tour.  There is also an amazing winery.  The winery at Aerie’s Resort is the perfect choice for award-winning wines, fine dining, and live entertainment. They also recently added the only Alpine Mountain Coaster in the state. Aerie’s Resort is located at 14 W Main St, in Grafton, Illinois. For more information, click here.

Off Shore Resort


Off Shore Resort is situated on the most scenic Mississippi Riverfront property in the upper Midwest and features a hotel, campground, state of the art outdoor pool an aquatics center, bar and restaurant and an event center. Whether you enjoy, making smores while sitting around a campfire, or getting massaged at the luxury resort, this is the place for you. The Off Shore Resort is a hidden gem summer paradise, you need to see to believe. Off Shore Resort is located at 4115 N Riverview, in Bellevue, Iowa. For more information, click here.

Honey Creek Resort

Honey Creek Resort is situated on the banks of the Rathbun Lake, and provides for an outstanding array of accommodation choices. From Lodges overlooking the lake, to free-standing cabins and a huge number of powered RV or tent sites, the Resort provides for travelers from every walk of life. There are plenty of amenities and programs available to fill the day, including lake activities (of course) which include canoe, stand up paddle board and jetski hire, and an indoor water park which is available for use all year round. The resort also incorporates an 18-hole championship golf course at The Preserve. If those activities don’t suit, the operators run other programs on a daily basis to ensure any stay at Honey Creek is worth remembering. Honey Creek Resort is located at 12633 Resort Dr, in Moravia, Iowa. For more information, click here.

Lake Shore Resort

Lake Shore Resort, is a peaceful retreat where you can relax, refresh, and reconnect.  With nature all around you and gorgeous views from every room, deck, and pool, Lake Shore combines the tranquility of a waterside resort with a convenient location just three miles from downtown Saugatuck Michigan. Lake Shore Resort is located at 2885 Lakeshore Drive, in Saugatuck, Michigan. For more information, click here.

The Hocking Hills Lodge

The resort style lodge will have 81 rooms, an indoor and an outdoor pool, plenty of patio space, four indoor fireplaces, and the Rock House restaurant, the new location has been under construction since 2020. The newly-constructed lodge replaces one that burned down in 2016, although this lodge is a huge step up from its predecessor. This glorious park is already a much-beloved vacation destination, and with the addition of the lodge, families will be able to enjoy first class accommodations while in the area! The Hocking Hills Lodge is located at 20020 State Route 664 South in Logan, Ohio. For more information, click here.


So here is our list, let me know if I left any amazing resorts off the list! Thanks for reading!

Nobody Does Christmas Quite Like This Magical Midwest Town!

While it’s true, that everyone loves Christmas, it seems the good people in WaKeeney Kansas love it a little more than most. This wonderful celebration began all the way back in 1950, and is still going strong today. To see the full schedule of events, click here.

WaKeeney’s Christmas celebration is well known all over the Midwest! Which is quite impressive considering the towns population is just under 2,000. This is one of the longest running Christmas celebrations available today.

WaKeeney gives off that small town vibe, and strong sense of community that is so hard to find today. The town has a feeling of true Americana that you just can’t find in the city!

The celebration takes place in the downtown area, and the whole town just comes to life. Everything is decorated with Christmas lights, centering around a 35 foot handmade Christmas tree. The tree has over 3,000 lights and rests under a canopy of heavenly blue lights in the middle of town.  The tree is topped with four ivory stars, each 5-foot in diameter. The celebration is a total collaboration of the entire town.

The town of WaKeeney takes considerable pride in its Christmas celebration! The entire holiday display takes weeks to set up and is done so completely by volunteers. Everything remains up from the weekend after Thanksgiving until New Years!

The decorations are just part of the fun. WaKeeney has numerous activities planned as well. There is train rides around the downtown area, and even Clydesdales Carriage Rides! Kids can meet with Santa, and even the Reindeer make an appearance!

Or you can just walk around the town and check out all the store front Christmas displays and enjoy the Tour of Trees. You may even bump into Holiday themed characters. This is one holiday celebration you need to see to believe.

To check out an incredible Reindeer farm, click here. For a list of amazing sleigh rides, click here.

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