Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

Best Place to Take Your Kids

The remedy for your kids’ “I’m Bored” Syndrome is a bit of fun mixed with an educational experience. Readers say the best place to do this is Beaver Creek Reserve (S1 County Hwy. K, Fall Creek), a 400-acre playground filled with diverse habitats. From exploring nature to tracking animals to making ice cream or snowshoeing for the first time, the opportunities are endless. Continue exploring nature and its inhabitants at the Irvine Park and Zoo (125 Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls). And finally, if you are looking for more of an indoor space to play, visit the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire (now at 40 S. Barstow St., and soon in a new building on North Barstow) and its interactive environment for kids that inspires imagination, creativity, discovery, and the love of learning. –Jen Ekblad