Home to stunning scenery, iconic monuments, and hours of outdoor fun, the Black Hills of South Dakota are truly one of the most family-friendly regions of America. From national parks to Wild West towns, to the largest reptile zoo in the world, there are many fun things to do in the Black Hills!
A vacation in the Black Hills is road trip Americana at its finest. Our Rushmore Shadows Resort is located on the road between Rapid City (Western South Dakota’s largest city) and Mt. Rushmore. We’re right past Reptile Gardens and located next to Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm.
Planning a summer roadtrip? Looking to fit your family in a small space for a weekend, week, or longer? Our experiences in RV living for the past several decades have granted some perspective about how to make the most of your storage, your living space, and your sanity when you downsize.
Try these ideas a fun and family friendly camping trip!
As childhood pastimes go, camping has to be near the top of the list. There’s no better place for forging memories than the great outdoors, and children can learn lifelong skills while staying active and having a ton of fun. This week we’re going to give you some awesome kid-friendly camping activities that the whole family can enjoy. Read on!
Our Must Have's for 2019's Greatest Camping Tech Gear
Every year new technology is introduced that makes camping more fun and convenient than ever. This week we’re going to look at some of the best new camping and outdoor gear of 2019. From life-saving emergency equipment to dry-packs we’ve got you covered. Read on to find some great products you may need for the 2019 camping season!
Stopping Putting Your Plans off for a better time, plan your Dream Vacation using your Membership today!
New Years Resolution: Book Your Vacation Early
Have you been procrastinating on your dream travel plans for years now? Have you always wanted to take an awesome vacation but kept putting it off, telling yourself you’ll go when the kids are older, when you a get a promotion, etc.? Well, it’s New Years, and that means it’s time to resolve to see those gorgeous destinations you’ve always dreamed of once and for all.
Your Membership isn’t just for Main Season Camping
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.
Nothing better than dressing up in themed costumes with your family, check out our favorites for this season.
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!
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!
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!
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!
A little preparation can go a long way for a safe camping experience!
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.
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.
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!
Getting in shape is tough enough at home. On the road, it’s even tougher. Whether you’re on a vacation, business trip, or loving life in the RV, staying in shape while travelling can be challenging. Normal routines get thrown out the window and there are temptations at every off-ramp. This week, we’re going to give you some tips and tricks to stay healthy while you’re off the beaten path.
Make Your Family’s Disney Vacation Dreams a Reality with a little bit of planning and a lot of saving!
Start Saving to Take a Disney Vacation
Every family should have the chance to take a Disney vacation at least once. This week, we’re going to give you some tips so you can save up and take that trip your kids always dream about. Disney offers some great discounts that you can take advantage of, and regardless of your budget, it’s always a good idea to save some extra coin. Read on to find ways to make your way to the land of Mickey!
It was an incredible year here at Midwest Outdoor Resorts, let’s take a look at a few of our favorite adventures from 2017
Happy New Year MOR patrons! We’re glad to be back and are looking forward to an awesome 2018! This week, we’re going to recap some of the new events and exciting happenings that took place throughout our resorts last year, and give you our #1 resolution for 2018. We had a lot of fun in 2017, so let’s recap:
So you’re trying to get through to a certain customer service, and you’re asked to press a million different buttons to get to the correct “department.” When you finally do, you’re placed on hold for 15 minutes while they “look up your information.” Then you find out you weren’t in the right department at all, so you’re placed on hold again while you wait. When someone finally answers, they’re not able to help.
Wondering what to pack on your next MOR Trip? Check out our Packing List!
So, you’re planning your Midwest Outdoor Resorts vacation. Whether you’re travelling to the resorts in Minnesota, or hitting Rushmore Shadows in the Black Hills, we want you to be prepared. This week, we’ll give you a little insight into what we pack when we’re trekking to our resorts. Obviously, our sites have plenty of amenities so you’ll be fine if you forget anything, but we always want you to have the best possible experience!
Try one of these recipes to spice up your next camping trip
Forget the hot dogs, s’mores and popcorn. If you’ve never made a Dutch oven campfire meal, you’re missing out. A Dutch oven is a large, heavy pot with a lid that was traditionally used cooking under hot coals. It looks something like this:
Nowadays, Dutch ovens are used on stovetops, in the traditional oven or even while camping (we always suggest making sure food is cooked thoroughly, especially when outdoors)! They’re great for making hearty meals, and they’re so delicious you’ll feel like you’re at home. Dutch ovens can make a large variety of dishes, including soups and stews, roasts, fried meals, breads, casseroles and more. We’ll offer 5 easy recipes you can make while camping with your Dutch oven. Once you start cooking with this thing, you’ll never want to go back!