Family fun spots for the summer

Summer is great for spontaneous day trips or perhaps you have a long road trip planned and are looking for some fun stops along the way. Here are some of our favorite family fun spots that are within a few hour drive.

1. Enchanted Forest. Turner, Oregon. This place hasn’t changed since 1986 and the kids still love it. The rabbit hole still freaks me out. It isn’t super cheap (you pay for admission and ride tickets), but if you are a AAA member, you get a discount. Plus, the little kid ride section is pretty fun for kiddos six and

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Blue Star Museums: Creating memories for military families

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — Summer is here and it’s time to keep the kids busy during this fun season.  For military families, entertaining kids in the summer can be a unique challenge.  

With spouses away for long periods of time and constantly moving around the country, military parents have different situations to consider.  Since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty

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City Museum offers geology walking tour

Have you ever wondered how old the rocks under your feet are? Or why gold is found here? Then check out this walking tour being offered by the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

The special evening walking tour focuses on downtown geology on Thursday, July 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. The tour will highlight the general geology of downtown Juneau, and how this geology has influenced our downtown development and history. The walk will be about 2 miles in length and will begin at the City Museum, located on the corner of 4th and Main streets, and end at the Downtown Public Library. Terrain

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Morikami Museum celebrates anniversary with cheap tickets …

The James Hazel Gates Woodruff Memorial Bridge which is the entrance to the Japanese Gardens at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by Bob Shanley)

DELRAY BEACH — The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens celebrates its 40th anniversary this month with a celebratory bash that includes a musical performance, time capsule creation and discounted tickets.

The museum and 16-acre garden west of Delray Beach, at 4000 Morikami Park Rd, is offering four tickets for $40 on Sunday, June 25 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Visitors

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Financial freedom can mean a happier, more relaxed life: Coupon Counselor

As we prepare for July 4th celebrations, cleaning the grill and stocking up on picnic foods, I’m pondering the concept of freedom. We are so blessed to live in a country where we can choose how we live, whom we love and how we gather. I have a particular soft spot in my heart for freedom of the press, natch. 

I’m a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, meaning I can trace my ancestry to participants in the Revolutionary War (mine were in the Hanover area).  We celebrate that freedom year-round with flag ceremonies and

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Morikami Museum celebrates anniversary with cheap tickets, festivities

The James Hazel Gates Woodruff Memorial Bridge which is the entrance to the Japanese Gardens at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by Bob Shanley)

DELRAY BEACH — The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens celebrates its 40th anniversary this month with a celebratory bash that includes a musical performance, time capsule creation and discounted tickets.

The museum and 16-acre garden west of Delray Beach, at 4000 Morikami Park Rd, is offering four tickets for $40 on Sunday, June 25 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Visitors

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Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

Schools are letting out and the long days of summer have begun. 

If you’re like many parents, you have mixed feelings about summer break. Sure, It’s great to have the kids at home. But let’s face it, it’s easy to fall into a bit of a slump. 

Fear not! We’re compiling a list of summer activities to help families beat summer boredom.

Parents, help us out. We want to know your favorite free or low-cost things to do across Western Washington. Use #k5kids on Twitter or Instagram, or

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How to Make the Most of #MuseumWeek

(Photo courtesy of Rose M. Singer Center, Rikers Island Correctional Center)

It’s time to stop putting off checking out the city’s great cultural institutions, because this week is #MuseumWeek. UNESCO is focusing on a different theme each day, with the entire week dedicated to celebrating gender equality and women around the world.

Though the online promotion is a way for museums to highlight their artworks, exhibits and performances via social media, there’s nothing better than getting out and seeing them in person. So we’ve rounded up a few places for you

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7 fun things to do in Huntsville this summer…at a discount!

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It’s summer time, but you don’t have time for vacation. Don’t worry, there are plenty of fun ways to spend a staycation in the Rocket City! And the best part? We have great deals on all of them! Whether you’re into comedy, sports, or art, there is something for you.

And all ages are covered, too! From adults to kids, everyone can find an activity to suit them. So start making a list and make some time to get busy this summer with these special

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