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    New Crayola Experience at Mall of America

    Crayola Experience and Other Attractions Now Open at Mall of America Mall of America (MOA) has been a Twin Cities staple since 1992, and if there is one thing that has proven itself true about MOA, it that there is always something new. If you haven’t been to MOA since last summer, here are some highlights that have occurred between

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    Universal Orlando Dining Options

    There are Plenty of Universal Orlando Dining Options Available Today we want to share some of our favorite Universal Orlando dining options from inside the parks with you. We’ll throw in some snacks and drinks, for good measure! Three Broomsticks at Islands of Adventure Modeled after the Three Broomsticks Inn from the Harry Potter books and films, this buffeteria is the

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    MGM Grand Las Vegas

    MGM Grand Las Vegas Features the City’s Largest Casino MGM Grand Las Vegas claims the distinction of having the city’s largest casino. Within the 112-acre complex, there is a 16,800-seat special-events arena, 380,000 square feet of convention space, 171,500 square feet of casino space, and a multilevel parking facility. There’s also a small casino outside the lobby of the Mansion, MGM’s ultra-upscale whale

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    Seven Top Thrill Rides at Busch Gardens

    Spanning 335 acres, Busch Gardens combines elements of a zoo and a theme park. The park is divided into nine African-themed regions (as you encounter them moving counterclockwise through the park): Morocco, Egypt, Nairobi, Pantopia, Congo, Jungala, Stanleyville, Sesame Street Safari of Fun, and Bird Gardens. A haven for thrill-ride fanatics, the park has several roller coasters that are consistently rated

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    The International Spy Museum

    The International Spy Museum is a tribute to spies, spy technology, and secrets. Opened in 2002 in a town full of high-quality, free museums and monuments, the Spy Museum’s engaging, fun exhibits have allowed the for-profit museum to succeed while charging $22 for admission. If you’re at all interested in this kind of thing, it’s time (and money) well spent. Permanent Exhibits at the International