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. 

Oct19

Fall-Themed Camping Snacks

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Fall Just Might Be the Best Time of the Year for Camping Snacks

Fall-Themed Camping Snacks

We’re continuing with our fall theme this week as we take some look at some delicious snacks you can enjoy outdoors. Some will need to be cooked over the campfire and others you can make at home and bring along, but they’re all tasty! Let’s take a look at some treats that will warm you on those brisk autumn night (click links for recipes).

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!

Sep28

5 Ways to Unplug and Relax at Midwest Outdoor Resorts this Fall

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Using Your Membership to the Fullest

5 Ways to Unplug and Relax at Midwest Outdoor Resorts this Fall

Now that we’re officially in the fall season, we thought we’d give you a few tips on how to enjoy yourself at Midwest Outdoor Resortsthis autumn! Although camping slows down this time of year, there are plenty of fun activities and festivals to relish while you’re in the outdoors. Let’s take a look at 5 ways to relax at MOR this fall!

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:

Aug31

6 Dutch Oven Recipes that Will Heat Up Your Fall Camping Trip

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Make Your Next Camping Trip A Little More Delicious

6 Dutch Oven Recipes that Will Heat Up Your Fall Camping Trip

6 Dutch Oven Recipes that Will Heat Up Your Next Camping Trip

If you’ve never cooked with a Dutch oven over a roaring campfire, you’re missing out. The Dutch oven has been used for hundreds of years, making campfire cooking simple, efficient and delivering a much more complete meal than hot dogs or s’mores on a stick. Dutch ovens hold temperatures evenly, and can cook on stovetops, ovens and are especially good on campfires.

Since fall is almost here (where did the time go?), we’re going to give you six awesome recipes to try in the brisk outdoor autumn. Read on, and as always, please let us know if you have any favorite Dutch oven campfire recipes in the comments!

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!

Aug10

8 Best Campfire Recipes of All Times

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert Around the Campfire

8 Best Campfire Recipes of All Times

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or anything in between, you may be surprised at just how much awesome food you can cook over a campfire. This week, we’re going to give you the 8 best campfire recipes of all time (according to us). We only have a few weeks left of summer folks (where did it go?), so be sure to get out and try these delicious treats! We’ll break the meals down into four categories, and you can click the links above the photos to get full recipes. Read on!

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!

Jul30

How to Change an RV Tire

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(And When to See the Pros)

How to Change an RV Tire

When heading out on the road, rule #1 is to be prepared for the worst. Unfortunately, things happen, and we need to make sure we have some basic maintenance skills if we’re travelling in an RV. This week, we’re going to show you how to change an RV tire, which can be a little intimidating compared to a car. Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through it step-by-step so you’re prepared next time disaster strikes. Read on!

Jul20

Rowdy with a Chance of Meatballs

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Win an Amazing Camping Kitchen!

Rowdy with a Chance of Meatballs

At Midwest Outdoor Resorts, we love good food almost as much as we love our Members. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to Win a Brand New Deluxe Camping Kitchen set from Rowdy!


Jul13

Our Best Camping Safety Tips

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A little preparation can go a long way for a safe camping experience!

Our Best Camping Safety Tips

To us, there’s nothing greater than camping. Getting the opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family, eating campfire food, telling ghost stories and watching the sunrise and sunset in the wilderness are memories many of us will never forget. However, being in the outdoors presents unique safety hazards we’ll want to be aware of in order to enjoy our time. Read on to find some of the most important safety tips you’ll want to follow while camping this summer.

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!

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