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Old 01-29-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Where are some fun places to explore that are a reasonable drive from Milwaukee (not too far for small children?)
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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Lake Geneva!
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale now/WI before
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Holy Hill, in summer, perhaps...
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Bay View WI
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Lake Geneva!
I grew up there. Not really a great place to take young kids. If you're in your early 20s, yeah it'd be great, but I can't imagine it'd be too fun for a couple with kids. Unless you want to buy overpriced goods you can get in Milwaukee.

If you're into camping, try a long weekend at Gov. Dodge State Park. It's about 90 minutes SW of Milwaukee.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Mequon
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I say Harrington State Beach or the lower and upper Kettle Moraine state forests. Racine's North Point beach is really nice also. However some nannies in Racine decided to ban all balls and Frisbee playing on the beach and in the water because little kids could chase after them. I was warned twice for playing with a football by a life guard and he told me the next time he saw me playing with the football I would be asked to leave the beach. Way to take the fun out of the beach!!!
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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I grew up there. Not really a great place to take young kids. If you're in your early 20s, yeah it'd be great, but I can't imagine it'd be too fun for a couple with kids. Unless you want to buy overpriced goods you can get in Milwaukee.

If you're into camping, try a long weekend at Gov. Dodge State Park. It's about 90 minutes SW of Milwaukee.
Cool @ growing up in Lake Geneva. My parents took us on a trip to Lake Geneva growing up. There was all kinds of fun stuff we did: boating, tours, jet skiing, camping, etc. We weren't kids per se; like children or anything; probably more like 11 or 12.

If not Lake Geneva though, definitely Wisconsin Dells! It's a water park full of water rides in south central Wisconsin. I don't know what we're talking about when we say a reasonable distance from Milwaukee per se, but Lake Geneva is about 2 hours away from Milwaukee. My parents took me as a 3 year old so I never really got to experience it but my older brothers did.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Mequon
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but Lake Geneva is about 2 hours away from Milwaukee.
No not even close I made it to Lake Geneva from S.76th and 894 to Best Buy in LG in 35mins. Driving normal it's a 45min drive.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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No not even close I made it to Lake Geneva from S.76th and 894 to Best Buy in LG in 35mins. Driving normal it's a 45min drive.
Whoops! My bad! I meant Wisconsin Dells is about 2 hours away!
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