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SUMMER Take a break with your family this summer without breaking the bank. Staycations are a great way to rediscover recreation and relaxation right in your own backyard (or close to it)! Kidtastic Summer Fun ERIE ZOO Address: 423 West 38th Street, Erie Contact: eriezoo.org, facebook.com/Erie‑Zoo or 814.864.4091 Family fun with your favorite furry friends! The Erie Zoo is the perfect place to spend the day, or just a few hours. A comfortable walk through the Erie Zoo and Botanical Garden takes about two hours. You’ll enjoy visiting with nearly 400 animals in the collection as well as the 11 beautiful gardens throughout the park. Visit the website for more information. EXPERIENCE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Address: 420 French Street, Erie Contact: eriechildrensmuseum.org, or 814.453.3743 Just for kids, the expERIEnce Children’s Museum is a place that has been inspiring creativity and imagination in children for 20 years. It is a nonprofit organization located in the historic cultural district of downtown Erie with a mission to engage children and families in a fun and educational experience. The museum is committed to educating children across a broad range of topics including math, science, art, culture, literacy and health. Visit the website for more information. SPLASH LAGOON INDOOR WATER PARK RESORT Address: 8091 Peach Street, Erie Contact: splashlagoon.com, or 814.217.1111 Splash Lagoon is an all‑inclusive resort featuring first‑class entertainment, accommodations, restaurants and more. Riders will enjoy attractions that include four twisting and turning body slides, a swirling body coaster with speeds of over 40 MPH, a swirling tube coaster for one or two riders, an 80,000‑gallon activity pool with water basketball hoops and more. Visit the website for more information. WALDAMEER PARK AND WATER WORLD Address: 220 Peninsula Drive, Erie Contact: waldameer.com, or 877.817.1009 A beautiful family‑fun amusement and water park complex, Waldameer and Water World features scores of amusement park rides, magnificent water park slides, live shows, a modern arcade, traditional midway games, food and refreshment centers, souvenir and gift shops and numerous picnic groves all surrounded by gorgeous landscaped grounds. Visit the website for more details. YMCA CAMP SHERWIN’S SPRAY & PLAY PARK Address: 8600 West Lake Road, Lake City Contact: ymcaerie.org, or 814.774.9416 The 30×50 water play park features buckets, hoses, umbrellas and more—all adding to the water adventure at the Y’s outdoor recreation center, Camp Sherwin! The Spray & Play Park is perfect for those with differing abilities and experiences in and around water. Aquatic playgrounds are safe for toddlers, 62 724.942.0940 TO ADVERTISE | Millcreek