Spring Break Staycation Ideas | Greater Lansing Area Moms

Are you staying in town over Spring Break this year?  Are you thinking of taking a day trip or two?  Staycation road trip?  YES – and here are a few ideas for some Staycation fun just a roadtrip away!

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NORTH

Dow Gardens
Located in Midland. It is the nation’s longest canopy walk through the trees, ¼ mile long! Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm, tickets can be purchased online. 

Soaring Eagle Water Park & Hotel
Family friendly waterpark and hotel located in Mt.Pleasant. Day Passes can be purchased over the phone by calling the Front Desk at 989-817-4801 or in person directly at Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel. Day Passes are not available for purchase online.

The Highlands at Harbor Springs
Located in Harbor Springs. Michigan’s largest ski resort known for family friendly activities! Resort attractions include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, tubing, Zipline Adventures, swimming and yes, a spa! Skiing and snowboarding are open through March 27th.

Zehnder’s Splash Village
Located in Frankenmuth. Hotel  features an inside panoramic view of the Atrium Park. Waterpark, hotel, activities and rides!

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WEST

Allegan Event
Located in Allegan. Special extended hours March 31 – April 8, Sat: 10a- 9pm, Sun: 11am-6pm. Book your tickets online for a discounted rate! Michigan’s largest indoor ropes course and offers endless adventurous activities for guests of all ages to explore, get active, and make lasting memories

Frederik Meijer Gardens
Located in Grand Rapids. Butterflies are Blooming exhibit March 1 – April 3oth, the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. 7,000 tropical butterflies from around the world fly freely in the 85 degree Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory every March and April.

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Located in Grand Rapids, a week full of extended hours, special performances, presentations, and all the museum fun! Masks required for ages 2 and up.

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SOUTH & EAST

Chelsea Treehouse
Located in Chelsea. 9000 sq ft climbing and play structure. Baby & Toddler area also. Closed Mondays.

LEGOland Discovery Center
Michigan’s ONLY indoor LEGO playground! Extended Spring Break hours, must purchase tickets online ahead of time. 

SEA LIFE Michigan
Michigan’s largest aquarium with over 250 species and 2,000 creatures including sharks, rays, green sea turtles and more! Extended Spring Break house, must purchase tickets online ahead of time. 

Detroit Zoo
The penguin exhibit is now open! Purchase zoo tickets online ahead of time for savings. Open 10am-4pm

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