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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.

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!

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!

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!


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!

Jan26

Fun Family Board Games For Vacations

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Our Favorite Board Games to play with the Family

Fun Family Board Games For Vacations

If you’ve ever gone on a long road trip with the family, or have been stuck inside when the weather isn’t cooperating, you know you need something to do. Bringing along games is a great way to add fun to any vacation. Of course, old staples like a deck of cards give you a lot of different options, but we’re going to focus on some fun newer games you can play with the whole fam. Read on to find some of our favorites!

Jan05

2017 Year In Review + Our 1 New Year’s Resolution

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It was an incredible year here at Midwest Outdoor Resorts, let’s take a look at a few of our favorite adventures from 2017

2017 Year In Review + Our 1 New Year’s Resolution

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:

Nov16

Holiday Travel Survival Guide

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Our Best Tips for Making the Most out of your Holiday Travel this year!

Holiday Travel Survival Guide

There’s a reason the quickly-approaching season is considered the most stressful time of year. You’ve got gifts to buy, planes to catch, in-laws to deal with, etc. While you appreciate and enjoy the holiday itself, planning your vacation (hopefully you can call it that) can give you undue anxiety and ruin your trip before it’s even begun. This week, we’re going to give you some tips on how to survive holiday travel. Read on to find some useful ways to prioritize so you don’t lose your holiday cheer!

Sep21

Creative Ways to Save For Your Next Family Vacation

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Make Saving Money with your Family fun!

Creative Ways to Save For Your Next Family Vacation

What’s the number one deterrent to you and your family taking a vacation? Time? Work? School? While those may play a role, chances are the greatest stressor and burden towards vacation time is money. As always, we’re here to help! This week, we’re going to offer some useful solutions to saving money on your vacation, so you can sit back, relax and actually enjoy your trip. Read on!

Sep01

4 Reasons to Take More Camping Trips This Fall

Categories // Camping, Connections

The Weather is cooler, the leaves begin to fall, colors are changing-Check Out Why Fall Should Be At the Top of Your List for Seasons to Travel In!

4 Reasons to Take More Camping Trips This Fall

If you think the only time to camp is in the summer, you’re missing out. Autumn offers some of the best camping of any time of year, and this week, we’ll tell you why. Between the scenery, warm camping food, foggy mornings and cool nights, there are plenty of reasons to take a fall camping vacation. Read below, and let us know in the comments if you have any fall camping stories.

Aug24

5 Best Fall Family Trips in the Midwest

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Fall is one of the best times to explore the Midwest, check out our list of best places to visit this season!

5 Best Fall Family Trips in the Midwest

Unfortunately for many of us, summer is almost over. School is ramping back up, football season is right around the corner and the brisk autumn air will hit us soon. Fortunately, this is also one of the best times of year to take a vacation. Most of the summer crowds have left and temperatures have dropped to reasonable levels. If you can find a way to make it work with school and/or your job, a fall family trip may be just what you need before winter hits.

Today, we’re going to give you our 5 favorite fall destinations. These are all places with gorgeous autumn colors, mild temperatures and beautiful scenery. Read on to see if one of these places fits your fall itinerary:

Aug11

National Park Road Trip!

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Explore America’s National Wonders and get up close and personal with Geysers, Mountains, Tress, Wildlife and MORE!

National Park Road Trip!

 If you had no obligations and all the time in the world, what would you do? Sit at home and watch TV? Doubtful. Shuffle through emails and social media all day? Nope. How about travel? Us too.

This week, we’re going to take another look at that great symbol of Americana, the summer road trip. We’ve designed it to hit major National Parks from the West Coast to the East, but you can obviously take any variation you’d like. Ours would take about 3-4 months to complete, but you could certainly shorten the time frame and keep it more regional. Read on travellers!

May05

8 Ways to Make 2017 the Best Camping Season Ever!

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Follow our tips and tricks and you will be well on your way to amazing Family memories!

8 Ways to Make 2017 the Best Camping Season Ever!

It’s finally May! The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and camping season is right around the corner. As humans, we have an innate desire to connect with nature (there’s even a word for it: biophilia).  There’s no better way to get close to nature than camping, and it has been shown to be beneficial to your health and happiness (levels of serotonin naturally rise when you’re outdoors). If you’re as excited about getting outdoors as we are, take a look at the 8 tips below to make this the best camping season you’ve ever had!

Mar09

Discover Why Your Next Family Trip Should Be At The St. Croix River Resort

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Find Out why the St. Croix River is considered one of Minnesota’s Top Vacation Destinations!

Discover Why Your Next Family Trip Should Be At The St. Croix River Resort

Welcome to our second installment of our five-part series on the best vacations to take in the U.S. Today, we’ll be going over another Midwest Outdoor Resorts (MOR) destination, the St. Croix River Resort in Hinckley, Minnesota. Located just an hour and a half northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the St. Croix River resort is the perfect spot for a one-of-a-kind river vacation.