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Old 04-18-2014, 09:57 AM   #41
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Ah, did not know that.

I just picked because I was looking for KOAs near Holland (to used the KOA card) and happened across the Muskegon KOA which showed a picture of Snoopy on it's website at a place called "Michigan's Adventure". Being a Snoopy fan, I dug into a little more and figured it'd be a good place to test out the kid's tolerances for amusement parks before we took them to Disney.

They seemed to have good reviews on Yelp, etc... that though it was smaller, it was a better bang for your buck than Cedar Point. Besides, the other thing I liked was that it seemed to have more than just roller coasters. Being Acrophobically Challanged, I'm not big on amusement parks with nothing to do other than coasters.
I'm not trying to start something here but being from Sandusky and having worked at Cedar Point in my younger years during summer vacation from school I would like to add something here. While being kinda pricey it's still a value. There is a lot more to do than just roller coasters. Cedar Point has everything that Mi. Adventure has plus more. There is a large water park, plenty of live entertainment, family rides, kids rides, Camp Snoopy for the little ones, water rides, probably the best beach on Lake Erie ( BTW the water temps in western lake Erie is very warm due to the shallow water (35 ft. average). Restaurants like Famous Daves, Perkins Pancake House, TGI Fridays, Tomo Hibachi and lots more including fine seafood dining at the Bay Harbor Inn located near the Marina. The campground is on prosperity and very nice w/full hook ups and if you are staying there you get early admittance to the park.
There is also a KOA just minutes from the entrance.
Like I said, I'm not trying to start something here, please don't take me wrong, it's just that I feel a loyalty to Cedar Point and for that matter the whole vacationland area of NW Ohio.

I am also a big fan of Mi. Adventure and all of West Michigan. That said I'm sure that wherever you go you will have a good time even if it's just camping with your family.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:30 PM   #42
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I'm not trying to start something here but being from Sandusky and having worked at Cedar Point in my younger years during summer vacation from school I would like to add something here. While being kinda pricey it's still a value. There is a lot more to do than just roller coasters. Cedar Point has everything that Mi. Adventure has plus more. There is a large water park, plenty of live entertainment, family rides, kids rides, Camp Snoopy for the little ones, water rides, probably the best beach on Lake Erie ( BTW the water temps in western lake Erie is very warm due to the shallow water (35 ft. average). Restaurants like Famous Daves, Perkins Pancake House, TGI Fridays, Tomo Hibachi and lots more including fine seafood dining at the Bay Harbor Inn located near the Marina. The campground is on prosperity and very nice w/full hook ups and if you are staying there you get early admittance to the park.
There is also a KOA just minutes from the entrance.
Like I said, I'm not trying to start something here, please don't take me wrong, it's just that I feel a loyalty to Cedar Point and for that matter the whole vacationland area of NW Ohio.

I am also a big fan of Mi. Adventure and all of West Michigan. That said I'm sure that wherever you go you will have a good time even if it's just camping with your family.

Well, admittedly my experience with cedar point is about 24 years old. We went in '90 as part of a school trip and all I remember from that trip was walking around bored out of my skull as I didn't see any rides I could go on at that time. DW on the other hand goes every few years, but she's a roller coaster girl (opposites attract?).

I'm sure we'll have fun either way. And once the kids get a little bigger I'll probably take them to Cedar Point too, but Mom'll have to take them on the coasters.

I actually tried to talk the family into camping down that way this weekend for a trip to Kalahari but they all chickened out because "it'll be too cold." If they think that's cold wait till I introduce my son to winter camping once he's old enough to join scouts and I resume being a leader. There's nothing like the feel of mild frostbite around a roaring campfire.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:46 AM   #44
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5 Hawkeyes, you can’t go wrong doing a trip up the North Shore! If you want to use Duluth as a base camp there is a great campground in the city of Duluth called Indian Point. It is just across the road from the city zoo. If you are more interested in staying further up the shore Two Harbors has a city campground called Burlington Bay right on the lake. It is beautiful and we have stayed there a few times in the past. Quite inexpensive at about 35 dollars for full hookups a night. Between Two Harbors and the Canadian border there are 8 state parks that you can visit. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Minnesota. The best time that we have found to visit this area is the week after the fourth of July. That week is one of the slowest weeks of the year for tourists and the weather is the warmest along the lake. If you decide to go here for a vacation you will not regret it one bit. Here are some links to help you out:

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Not sure if Door County in Wisconsin is too far, but Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek at Door Co. Is a great place to camp for families. It's on Lake Michigan, Green Bay. Lots to do there.


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Duluth and the Lake Superior area are fabulous. We were there a few years ago.

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Still getting good feedback, this is great! Kinda narrowing down to making a loop and hitting Duluth for 1-2 days, a few days in the Porcupine mts and seeing what Green Bay has to see. Keep the suggestions coming tho
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