Any experience is right at your finger tips to enjoy Midwest summer vacations...

Midwest summer vacations have endless possibilities!

The summer months in the Midwest can provide you with any experience you and your family would like.

Summer is full of so many options for your family to enjoy. The Midwest has some of the best theme parks, water parks and outstanding lakes to access.

The Midwest is also a great choice when looking for an affordable vacation in the summer!

Here are 8 different ideas for Midwest summer vacations for your family to enjoy:

1. Gurnee, Illinois can offer your family an outstanding summer vacation that everyone will love!

Start with Six Flags Great America. This is possibly one of the best theme parks in the Midwest. You and your family can experience their great roller coasters, unbelievable shows and for the younger family members, Wiggles World.

When you and the family are needing time to cool off from the long day at the theme park, enjoy Hurricane Harbor’s awesome wave pool along with the fantastic water slides.

Experiencing a rainy day in Gurnee will not provide you with disappointment, just enjoy one of the indoor water parks such as Key Lime Cove Resort and Water park. Also, an afternoon at the Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall may be just what you and your family needs to get away from the summer heat!

2. An unforgettable summer vacation in the Midwest can involve a trip to Indiana Beach Amusement Resort in Monticello, Indiana. This summer vacation has any experience at your finger tips!

Here are just some of the great activities you and your family can experience with Midwest summer vacations in Indiana:

  • Enjoy the unforgettable amusement park located right on the lake. Experience the five outstanding roller coasters along with all of the other unforgettable adventures that the whole family can enjoy!
  • Spend an afternoon at Ideal Beach Water park located directly on the lake!
  • Some great evening activities can include enjoying a competitive game of miniature golf with the family or time at Lake Shore Drive-In Theater.
  • There are numerous places for you and your family to dine but if you are looking for a night life that the adults could enjoy, it's there also!
  • Lodging at the resort includes hotel rooms or book a stay at one of their cottages for more privacy. If you and your family are looking for an adventure, a camping facility is located on the ground also.

3. A light house will greet you and your family when you enter this great Midwestern town Storm Lake, Iowa. Storm Lake is a great way for you and your family to get back in touch with nature on your family’s summer vacation!

Some of the many great outdoor adventures are:

  • Walking trails
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Camping

King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort can give you and your family the enjoyment of the lake but also offer the comfort of resort experience! You and your family can enjoy the indoor/outdoor water park at the resort, along with all of the lake activities!


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4. Battle Creek, Michigan, home if the Kellogg Cereal, could be just what your family is looking for in Midwest summer vacations!

Experience these family fun activities:

  • Binder Park Zoo
  • Full Blast Indoor/Outdoor Water Park
  • Kingman Museum and Planetarium
  • Fort Custer Recreation Area includes hiking, biking, camping and a great beach!

Kalamazoo, Michigan is less than a half hour away which could offer extra family fun!

5. Eagan, Minnesota promises to offer a great summer vacation!

Most people think of Mall Of America when considering a vacation in Minnesota but there is so much more!

Although Mall Of America is only 5 minutes away, consider some of these family activities in Eagen:

  • Minnesota Children’s Museum
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • IMAX Theatre
  • Zoo
  • Zoological Garden
  • Cascade Bay outdoor water park
  • Grand Slam USA can offer batting cages, bumper cars, miniature golf, arcade, play zone and laser tag!

6. Ozarks, Missouri is a great place for Midwest summer vacations! This vacation can be planned around your favorite summer activity.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Enjoy any type of water activity such as para sailing, boating, jet skiing and tubing to just name a few!
  • Enjoy Ha Ha Tonka State Park or Lake of the Ozarks State Park can provide great outdoor activities.
  • Fabulous restaurants are located everywhere.
  • Family fun activities such as go carts, miniature golf, small shops that offer things like homemade fudge and a great outlet mall!

7.Sandusky, Ohio located on Lake Erie is a beautiful place to enjoy a summer vacation!

  • Ohio Cedar Points Amusement Park will provide you and your family with a summer vacation that is unbelievable! The amusement park has any nightly accommodation that you an your family would want! Your family can choose from a beach front hotel, suite, cabin or the option of camping. Other amenities include an outdoor water park or marina along with other exciting activities!
  • Part-in-Bay-Island has activities such as caves to explore, a winery, butterfly house, water front dining and historical sites to explore.
  • Jet Express will take you on a ride across the lake so you can enjoy other water activities found at Kelly’s Island.
  • Two other great family activities are African Safari Wild Life Park which allows you to roam around and see exotic animals. Also a trip to Ghostly Manor Thrill Center can be fun for the family.

8.Milwaukee, Wisconsin can be a great place to enjoy Lake Michigan in the summer!

Some of the great activities in Milwaukee are:

  • The Children’s Museum
  • A Milwaukee Brewers Game
  • Have fun at the zoo
  • Discovery World- a great science and technology experience
  • Paradise Landing Indoor Water park
  • Theatre
  • IMAX
  • Go Sailing
  • Dinner cruises
  • Ice Skating

Whether you are ready to book your stay at one of these Midwest summer vacations or just exploring some ideas, remember to lay back and enjoy what the Midwest has to offer!

A family vacation in the Midwest will not disappoint!

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