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Dino Roar Valley

Dino Roar Valley

Today we got to visit the brand new Dino Roar Valley in Lake George, NY. We are huge dino fanatics in our house so we were excited to check it out.

Dino Roar Valley

Dino Roar Valley features 20 life size dinosaurs that move and roar as you walk by. The tour is along a beautiful tree-lined pathway. It’s a nice, easy 1/2 mile walk and very stroller friendly. There’s also a spot for the kids to climb into a dino nest, dig for dinosaur fossils and attend a paleontologist workshop. It was a great experience and we had a blast.

Dino Roar Valley

Dino Roar Valley

On our way home we stopped at the Log Jam for lunch and then hit up some of the outlets for some shopping too.

If you’re looking for a little day trip, head up to Lake George and check out Dino Roar Valley. It opens this Memorial Day Weekend. It’s located right next to the Magic Forest where you can ride the ferris wheel and visit the petting zoo as well.

Click here to get your tickets

 

Dino Roar Valley

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4 tips for planning your visit to the Ice Castles

ice castles

Last weekend we visited the Ice Castles in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The Ice Castles are man-made using over hundreds of thousands of icicles to create these breathtaking sculptures, archways and tunnels. It was absolutely beautiful, and definitely a must-see with your family in the winter time. I’m sharing some tips for planning for own visit.

ice castles

If you’re not in the northeast, Ice Castles also offers other locations including:

Dillon, CO, Edmonton, AB, Excelsior, MN, Lake Geneva, WI, and Midway, UT.

Here are 4 tips for planning your own visit to the Ice Castles:

1.) Buy tickets online and make reservations ahead of time.

You definitely want to buy your tickets online. You can buy tickets here.  We went at 1pm right when they opened on a weekend and it was super busy.  (I hear going during the weekday is the best if you can swing it). If you go later in the afternoon/evening, they have a really cool light display and light up all the castles.

We also made plans to stay overnight as it was a 4 hour drive for us. We stayed at the Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites in Plymouth. It was an easy 25 minute drive from the castles.

ice castles

2.) Dress warm.

Inside the Ice Castles, it’s 15 degrees cooler than it is outside so dress warm. (One good thing is that it definitely wasn’t as windy once you’re in the castles). Dress the kids in snowpants and other snow gear so that they can get down and explore. They had lots of tunnels and a slide. And be sure to wear boots as it is all ice. (Get my boots here. I have them in wheat/black).

And check out these comfy sweaters on Amazon

ice castles

3.) Hit up the slide first

When you get there, they offer a horse and carriage ride that goes around the castles and the surrounding property.  We did that first and then went inside the castles. They also have a big slide. I recommend doing that first once you’re in as the line is long. And then go and explore. You can stay in as long as you’d like, but once you exit, you can’t go back in.

ice castles

4.) Take lots and lots of pictures

The photo opportunities are endless. They have lots of archways, a couple balconies, and even a little ice couch so bring your camera!

ice castles

ice castles

 

ice castles

ice castles

 

ice castles