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Michigan Pumpkin Farm Has a Message for ...

The folks over at Johnson’s Giant Pumpkins LLC are getting ready for the fall season and crafted a special message in honor of the 2020 season.
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Fourth Graders Receive Free Admission to National Parks Through 'Every Kid Outdoors' Program

From now until August 31, 2020, fourth graders all over the United States can get a free pass to visit any federal lands or waters. Started in 2015, Every Kid Outdoors aims to get kids and their families out to visit national parks by offering free admission for a year. The pass will cover entrance fees but does not include any other activity costs, like camping, boating, fishing, parking, or any special tour. This offer is only good while students are in the fourth grade, so time is limited to utilize this great opportunity.

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The White House Is Resuming Public Tours on September 12

First Lady Melania Trump announced that the White House will open for tours on September 12. The tours will come with new coronavirus guidelines such as social distance markers, mandatory face coverings, limited guests, and timed entry.

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Bucket List: A New Harry Potter Attraction Is Opening in Tokyo

Warner Bros. announced a new Harry Potter attraction set to open in Tokyo, Japan, in 2023. The attraction will be similar to the London Studio Tour and include tours of iconic movie sets, costumes, and props from the "Harry Potter" movies.

You Can Drive Through Scenes From 'Stranger Things' This Fall

This October, Netflix is transforming Los Angeles into Hawkins, Indiana, with a "Stranger Things" Drive-Into experience. During the experience, fans will sit in their cars and drive through scenes from the hit Netflix television show.

Michigan Pumpkin Farm Has a Message for Coronavirus

The folks over at Johnson’s Giant Pumpkins LLC are getting ready for the fall season and crafted a special message in honor of the 2020 season.

National News
Walmart Transforming Parking Lots Into Drive-In Theaters

No drive-in nearby? Try your local Walmart. The retail store will transform some of its parking lots into pop-up drive-in theaters beginning in August.

Could We See Haunted Drive-Thrus This Halloween?

A horror event company in Japan developed a drive-thru haunted house to battle concerns of COVID-19. Could the same trend come to the United States in time for Halloween?

Disney's Plan to Refresh Splash Mountain Receives Mixed Response

Disney released a plan to convert Splash Mountain into a "Princess and the Frog" themed ride, and fan opinions are divided.

Cuteness Alert! Meet the Rare Ocelot Kitten Born at This Louisiana Zoo

The Audubon Zoo in Louisiana recently welcomed a new member of the zoo family! A rare ocelot kitten was born on May 6 to parents Milagre and Joaquin, with the staff confirming that both mom and kitten "are doing great."

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7 Zoos and Aquariums That Let You Watch Live Videos of Their Animals for Free

Several zoos and aquariums are closed across the country. However, check out these free, live streaming videos that still let you visit and view the animals.

Bored? Watch Broadway Musicals Online for Free (for a Limited Time)!

You can get a free week trial to enjoy some of Broadway's best and brightest.

Fight Quarantine Boredom: 5 MORE Virtual Tours of the World's Famous Museums

Even though physical gatherings are being put on hold for a bit, virtual tours are here to stay! We have five amazing virtual tours that would be fun to view even we weren't stuck indoors.

6 Museums With Virtual Tours So You Can Still Travel While Social Distancing

Several museums offer virtual tours that allow you to travel without leaving your own home. Check out these six virtual museum tours while you're practicing social distancing.

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A-Basin Ready for Snow as Ski Season Nears

Arapahoe Basin's COO promises "it won't be long" until ski season gets underway.

Breckenridge Is Building a Giant Sledding Hill This Winter

The town of Breckenridge wants to offer free activities to families who can't get a ski reservation this winter, and they're starting with a giant sledding hill.

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This Charming Virginia Trail Is a Must for Nature Lovers

The scenic Yankee Horse Ridge Trail leads to a beautiful Virginia waterfall.

'Harry Potter' Corn Maze Returns to Maryland Field

Calling all Hufflepuffs, Slytherins, Ravenclaws, and Gryffindors. It’s time for a Harry Potter corn maze!

Locally Owned 'Sk8 House' Is Ready to Roll and Has Something for Everyone

Sk8 House has partnered with different local businesses to provide a fun atmosphere with family-friendly entertainment. They are open to the public and are adhering to COVID safety guidelines.

Social Distance with the Wildlife at San Antonio’s Drive-Thru Zoo

Drive-through safaris across Texas offer a chance to safely view wildlife from your vehicle, but San Antonio's offering is unique among big-city zoos.

How and When You Can Get Tickets to Frida Kahlo Exhibit at Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be welcoming, "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism," in late October, and it has announced its ticketing system for the event.

Apple Cider Slushies at Maryland’s Gaver Farm Are Sure to Be Your New Fall Favorite!

Despite having a lackluster apple season this year, Gaver Farm in Mount Airy, Maryland, is still selling their famous apple cider slushies and providing a wide variety of fall festivities for the whole family.

Food & Drink
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Is Permanently Closing Its Monkey Pavilion Next Month

The iconic building will close for good on October 28, and many of its residents will be moving to other zoos.

Local News
Adventures in Virginia: Weird and Wonderful Roadside Attractions

Offbeat, obscure, and downright weird—maybe even a little bit haunted—we’ve got the Virginia road trip adventure for you and your crew.

A Canoe Ride to Abingdon Vineyards Is Your Next Bucket List Trip

Forget the car—Once you take this canoe ride, you won't want to travel any other way. Head to Abingdon Vineyards for a delightful day trip.

Visit Trimper's Greenmarket for the Freshest Produce in Ocean City

Every Friday, locals and visitors alike head to Trimper's Greenmarket in Ocean City, Maryland, for an outdoor shopping bonanza.

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