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Dec05

This Year Celebrate with a Gift Free Christmas

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Sometimes the best gifts are not things at all.

This Year Celebrate with a Gift Free Christmas

Let’s face it, this is the most stressful time of the year. Between out-of-town visitors, money worries, overeating and shopping crowds there is enough holiday “cheer” to make us go crazy.  Luckily, there’s a way out: a gift-free Christmas. It may seem counterintuitive, but in many ways a gift-free Christmas aligns with the spirit of the holidays.

Nov12

5 Ways to Sleep Well While Camping

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Love Camping? Hate the Loss of Sleep the First Night? Check Out our Tips for the Best Sleep You’ve Had While Camping

5 Ways to Sleep Well While Camping

If you’ve ever been camping (or on vacation for that matter), you know that it can be difficult to get a good night’s rest. As much as the wilderness is peaceful, we might not be used to it (think My Cousin Vinny). You’re away from the comfort of your own bed, and the outdoors can be much louder than you think. This week, we’re going to give you 5 tips on how to sleep better while camping. Read on!

Nov05

4 Things To Do With All That Leftover Halloween Candy

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Swimming in Halloween Candy? Here’s 4 Ideas to Make the most of that Bucket of Gold

4 Things To Do With All That Leftover Halloween Candy

Here’s to hoping everyone had a fantastic Halloween filled with lots of spooky fun! It’s always great to see how much joy the kids have running around in their costumes.

Now that the fun is over, and your kids have had their share of sweets for a year (yeah right), what do you do with the leftover Halloween candy? Let’s look at some creative things you can do so you don’t end up wasting all your trick-or-treater’s hard work!

Oct26

Must Attend Halloween Events in Minnesota This Week

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Spooky Family Fun in Minnesota

Must Attend Halloween Events in Minnesota This Week

Minnesota’s Best Family Halloween Events This Week

Looking for some Halloween fun up north? This week we’re going to give you some ghastly events to hit while you’re in Minnesota. 

Oct12

Ways to Use Your MOR Membership After Our Parks Close

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Your Membership isn’t just for Main Season Camping

Ways to Use Your MOR Membership After Our Parks Close

It’s unfortunate ladies and gentlemen, but the season is winding down and we’re on the fast track towards winter. Luckily, we still offer plenty of fun at Midwest Outdoor Resorts! Whether it’s winter camping or taking a much-needed vacation through our affiliates, MOR is ready to make this winter season your best one yet. Let’s look at some of the ways you can use your MOR membership after the summer camping season is over.

Oct08

2018’s Best Family Themed DIY Costumes

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Nothing better than dressing up in themed costumes with your family, check out our favorites for this season.

2018’s Best Family Themed DIY Costumes

We’re hoping you’ll join Midwest Outdoor Resorts again this year as we enjoy good food, good company and fun fall festivities! Fall Fest at MOR is Saturday, October 20th, 2018 and all five Midwest Outdoor Resorts locations will be celebrating. We will also have a special Member Appreciation for Fall Fest at Ham Lake Resort in Ham Lake, MN! Schedule your time to meet with Member Services on October 19th from 1-4pm. Please visit us at MidwestOutdoorResorts.com or call (800) 231-0425 and we’ll be happy help you plan your next awesome fall vacation. We’ll see you on October 20th!

Sep21

2018’s Best Fall Camping Accessories

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2018’s Best Fall Camping Accessories

2018’s Best Fall Camping Accessories

2018’s Best Fall Camping Accessories

September 22nd is the official start of fall, so be sure you’re prepared with this year’s best fall camping accessories! This week, we’re going to tune you in to some cool new items that will definitely let you have more fun this autumn!

Sep14

Plan Your Fall Colors Trip Now

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Check Out Our Guide to Planning Your Most Colorful Fall Trip Yet!

Plan Your Fall Colors Trip Now


It’s hard to believe folks, but that time of year is here. Fall colors are already starting to show around the Upper Midwest. This week we wanted to give you some tips on the best way to plan your trip through Minnesota and South Dakota to see all the plentiful fall beauty these states have to offer. With the days growing shorter and school in full swing, you’ll want to plan accordingly.

Sep07

Reasons Why September is our favorite Month of the Year in MN

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Is there anything better than Fall in MN?

Reasons Why September is our favorite Month of the Year in MN

We often say September is the best month in Minnesota, for various reasons. This week, we’re going to show you why you should travel north this fall season. Visit us at MidwestOutdoorResorts.com and check out all of our Minnesota resorts, Including Ham Lake, St. Croix River, Soo Line and Hidden Bluffs. Each resort offers all the amenities and comfort you and your family need to have an awesome autumn vacation. Here’s why we love September in Minnesota:

Aug24

Fall is our Favorite Time to Celebrate

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Join us for Fall Festival at Midwest Outdoor Resorts

Fall is our Favorite Time to Celebrate

Well folks, summer has flown by and autumn is almost here. We’re hoping you’ll join Midwest Outdoor Resorts again this year as we enjoy good food, good company and fun fall festivities!

Aug02

Top 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your MOR Memebership

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How to Make a Lifetime of Vacation Memories

Top 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your MOR Memebership

If you’ve recently become a Midwest Outdoor Resorts Member, or are looking into a Membership, we’d like to offer some ways to get the most out of your purchase. There are a ton of amazing benefits that come with a MOR Membership, including safe and fun family vacation destinations, access to awesome resorts around the world, and of course, lifelong memories. Read on to find out how to make the most out of Midwest Outdoor Resorts!

Jul05

DIY Yard Games for the Entire Family

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Fun Yard Games without Breaking the Bank

DIY Yard Games for the Entire Family

It’s summer, which means it’s time to get outside! This week, we’re going to give you some fun yard (and camping) games you and the family can enjoy in the outdoors! You won’t have to break the bank to build these fun games, and chances are the adults will have just as much fun as the kids. Read on!

Jun28

5 Ways to Improve Your Mini Golf (and Golf) Game on Vacation

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Take your game on the road

5 Ways to Improve Your Mini Golf (and Golf) Game on Vacation

Going on vacation this summer? If so, you might want to partake in some mini-golf, or possibly even real golf! This week, we’re going to give you some tips on how to improve your putting, so you can have a great time on the astroturf (or regular turf). Two of our Midwest Outdoor Resorts destinations (Rushmore Shadows and Hidden Bluffs) have mini-golf courses, and we offer discounted rates for MOR members at Hart Ranch Golf Course in Rapid City, SD. After you read this post, stop out and see us to try your hand at some putting!




Jun22

Horseback Trail Rides in the Black Hills

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Looking for a great way to see the beautiful Black Hills? How about from the saddle?

Horseback Trail Rides in the Black Hills

The Black Hills of South Dakota are not only known for their pristine beauty, but also their history. In the late 1800s, pioneers and prospectors from the eastern U.S. settled in the Black Hills, with high hopes of striking it rich in the gold rush of 1876-77. This lead to clashes with the native Sioux tribes, who consider the land sacred to this day. Towns like Deadwood, Hill City and Custer are chock-full of all sorts of Old West history and landmarks.

Although times have obviously changed, you can still experience the same trails they did in the old west…on horseback! This week, we’re going to give you some of the best horseback trail ride barns in the Black Hills, so you can experience this unique adventure with the whole family. Most all the Forest Service roads and trails in the Black Hills are open to horses, but some require a user fee. For the purpose of this post, we’re recommending guided tours. Read on to find some great rides!

Jun14

5 Healthy and Delicious Campfire Recipes The Whole Family Will Love

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Campfire Cooking Doesn’t Have to Mean Kicking Your Diet to the Curb

5 Healthy and Delicious Campfire Recipes The Whole Family Will Love

Let’s face it, it’s not easy to eat healthy while camping. There are all sorts of temptations, from the moment you hit the road until you’re settled into your campsite. This week, we’re going to give you five easy recipes that won’t destroy your diet. Read on to find five easy recipes that will keep you and your weight-loss goals on track!

Jun11

The 10 Best Games to Play in an RV

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Check Out of Favorite Games to play whether you are inside or outside of your RV

The 10 Best Games to Play in an RV

If you’re hitting the road this summer, you need some ways to pass the time. Audiobooks and DVDs are great, but they can only give you so much entertainment on long stretches of driving. This week, we’re going to give you 10 fun games you can play with friends and family to get everyone involved in the trip. Read on!

May31

2018’s Best Hiking Shoes For the Family

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Planning on getting outdoors with the family this summer for hiking? Check Out Our List of the Best Hiking Shoes for the Whole Family.

2018’s Best Hiking Shoes For the Family

Shoes are underrated, especially if you spend a lot of time hiking. This week, we’re going to give you some of the best new hiking shoes for Mom, Dad and the kids. No one wants blisters and strained muscles on their feet, so read on to find some great products you can wear on your next family hiking adventure!

May24

Best Dog Camping Gear for 2018

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Your Pups are Family, check out our list of must have camping gear for your furry friends.

Best Dog Camping Gear for 2018

If there’s one thing we know our furry friends love, it’s being outdoors in the summertime. What they love even more is being with YOU outdoors in the summertime, especially in nature. With all kinds of new sights, smells and things to explore, you want to keep them safe and happy.. This week, we’ll take a look at some camping accessories to help your dogs have the time of their lives out in the elements. Read on to find some great products for your pooches!

May17

Must-Have Travel Apps of 2018

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How to Let Tech Make Travel Easier and More Enjoyable

Must-Have Travel Apps of 2018

If you’re someone who’s on the road constantly, you’re probably aware of the convenience of travel apps. For those of us who don’t get away from home all that often, we might not realize the awesome conveniences we hold right in our palms.

Say you’re looking for some cheap airfare. You can get a notification as soon as the price of a flight drops. Maybe you’re on a cross-country road trip. You can get traffic information about a crash on the interstate 20 miles ahead. If you have a long layover in an airport, there’s an app that can give you the best places to eat and some fun activities so you don’t have to sit in an uncomfortable chair for 10 hours.

This week, we’re going to make you a tech-savvy traveler and give you a few new apps that will relieve some of the inherent stress that comes with travelling. Read on!

May10

Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in the Camping Experience

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One of the best parts of camping is getting to get away with your family, check out our ideas for getting your kids involved in the Camping Experience.

Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in the Camping Experience

If there’s one thing that can ruin a camping trip, it’s an unhappy child. If they’re bored, or feel like they’re not involved in the experience, the whole vacation can quickly go downhill. One of the best ways to keep your child(ren) occupied and happy is to directly connect them to the whole camping adventure. This week, we’re going to give you some tips on camping with kids, and how to involve them so they learn valuable lessons and the entire family has a great time!

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