Fredericksburg Parent

July 2014

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www.FredParent.NET • • • 15 For the Explorers 10. nAutICuS. Contemporary museum in norfolk's harbor that is home to the battleship Wisconsin. 11. vIrGInIA AQuArIum & mArIne SCIenCe Center. see thousands of fish and marine life with two touching pools for curious kiddos. 12. old toWn AleXAndrIA. Take a free trolley ride around town or walk through cobblestone streets en route to an ice cream parlor or bakery. Enjoy tasteful street performers at the riverfront while you watch boaters navigate the potomac. 13. vIrGInIA SAfArI PArK. Enjoy Virginia's only drive-through zoo featuring over 1,000 animals, many that you can feed and pet along the way. 14. trumP WInerY. scenic views and grounds perfect for a family picnic. philip Carter Winery in hume also offers acres of vineyards for kids to explore. 15. dInoSAur lAnd. While the Museum of natural history in Washington, d.C., works on its five-year renovation of its dinosaur exhibit, check out this roadside attraction near the shenandoah Valley featuring more than 50 dinosaur replicas, all for a nominal fee. For the Adventurers 16. lurAY CAvernS. Eastern america's largest cavern system with easy walking tours for families. 17. WInterGreen reSort. This ski resort transforms into a summertime gem, offering golf, tennis, hiking and swimming all set to a mountain view backdrop. The homestead in hot springs and Massanutten resort in Massanutten offer activities of a similar nature. 18 ShenAndoAh nAtIonAl PArK. Trek any amount of the 500 miles of hiking trails offering breathtaking views and bear sight- ings, if you are lucky (or not-so-lucky!). part of the famed appalachian Trail winds through the park. Camp or stay at skyland resort or big Meadows Lodge along skyline drive. 19. the nAturAl brIdGe of vIrGInIA. Visit the landmark that dramatically sits over Cedar Creek. Explore trails that lead to water- falls and lush foliage. 20. mountAIn lAKe hotel. In addition to seeing where "baby" and "Johnny" filmed Dirty Dancing, the resort (referred to as Kellerman's in the movie) offers zip lining and outdoor recreation for all ages. several packages are available, including special dirty dancing weekends. Kerry Pinto is a freelance writer and bucket list producer in Stafford.

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