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5 Unexpected Family Vacation Spots

Planning a family vacation can be quite the task. Many families plan a traditional vacation to any of the water parks, beaches, amusement parks, or top tourist cities. That doesn’t mean your vacation has to be another run-of-the-mill vacation destination. Instead plan an interesting adventure for your family that they’ll never forget.

The Super Museum, Metropolis, Illinois

Located in the southern tip of Illinois, is Metropolis, home to Superman himself. Visit the 15 foot tall bronze status of the superhero then head over to The Super Museum, where you’ll find the largest private collection of Superman memorabilia – over 20,000 items – owned by Jim Hambrick. View his display of nearly every Superman toy ever created, original movie props, and even an original George Reeves costume from the 1950s television series. If you’re seeking an extra treat, visit during the annual Superman Celebration. Of course, there’s a souvenir shop so there will be plenty of memorabilia to bring home.(Iamge by koborin)

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Turner Falls, Davis, Oklahoma

Located inside the beautiful landscapes of Chickasaw Country, Turner Falls is home to an impressive 77 foot high waterfall which pours into a natural swimming pool. The park sprawls over 1,500 acres and offers campsite and RV-hookup as well as cabin camping. Enjoy horseback riding, a rock castle, the natural caves, or just a relaxing day of swimming. The park is a local favorite and boasts several concession stands for your snacking and mealtime enjoyment.

Out N’ About Treehouse Treesort, Takilma, Oregon

If you’re looking to satisfy a childhood dream or just seeking a unique adventure, this “treesort” is right up your alley. The privately owned land boasts several treehouse abodes with various accommodations. Soar above in some of their higher facilities or keep it grounded in a cabin. Either way, you can check out the various activities, including horseback riding, zip-lining, and swimming. The site also features an onsite school that teaches engineering and construction classes as well as homesteading and arts and craft classes.

Ingalls Homestead, DeSmet, South Dakota

In 1880, the Ingalls family claimed the 160-acre farm as part of the Homestead Act of 1862. The prairie is owned by the family of famous author Laura Ingalls Wilder, whose well-known books take place on the homestead. The site teaches visitors about original homesteading techniques and offers a unique camping experience inside covered wagons. Standard bunkhouses, campsites, and RV-hookup are also available. You can interact with the many farm animals on location or go for a covered wagon ride across the farm.(Image by Wendy McClure)

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Grand Teton National Park, near Jackson, Wyoming

While Yellowstone National Park may have been Yogi Bear’s favorite hangout, he was thoroughly missing out on the the neighboring facilities of Grand Teton. The park is located just south of Yellowstone and offers sprawling mountain scape vistas with less of the crowds. The park boasts all of the outdoor favorites including backpacking, hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, swimming, mountain climbing, and mountain biking. If you’re coming in the winter you can check out the ski slopes or go snowshoeing.

Where you chose to go is up to you but remember to keep it fun for the whole family. Get everyone involved in the planning process and you’re sure to find a destination that everyone will enjoy.

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