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Flint & Genesee is home to plenty of places to entertain the whole family. From discovery museums to indoor and outdoor play, kids can definitely have some fun in Flint & Genesee. Here is how you can spend a day trip with your kids in Flint & Genesee.


Start your day hitting up the museum! Flint & Genesee visitors have two options to choose from when it comes to learning fun. The Flint Children’s Museum offers hands-on fun for children 2 to 10 featuring the Discover Zone, the museums rotating exhibit space. Meanwhile, the Sloan Museum of Discovery, a newly reopened facility in the Flint Cultural Center, boasts hands-on science activities, regional history and historic automobiles.  


For Lunch, take the kids to one of Flint’s well-known diners: Starlite Diner & Coney Island. The diner offers a variety of food from chicken strips to burgers and, of course, a Flint-style coney. 

Want to bring lunch instead? There are plenty of great places to picnic in Flint & Genesee (weather dependent). Stepping Stone Falls Picnic Area offers picnic tables and a great view of the man-made falls. Outside of Flint, Davison Roadside County Park is a small park that makes a big impression and Rust Park in Grand Blanc is a great place to picnic right next to Thread Lake. 


Now that the kids are fueled up, it’s time to release some energy. For summertime, check out Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad. The historic village has 34 historic structures and a thriving community to welcome you. In the village, explore houses and buildings from Mid-Michigan history, watch a show at the Colwell Opera House or try out one of the classic amusement rides. During your visit, be sure to take a ride on the Huckleberry Railroad to see beautiful sites of Mott Lake.

During the winter, stay warm with an indoor activity. DEFY Flint is an extreme indoor trampoline park with over 15,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines. The park also features world-class activities such as Extreme Dodgeball, trapeze, launch pads, foam pits, dunk zones, a battle beam and a Ninja Obstacle Course.


Looking to grab some dinner? Check out Luigi’s Restaurant and Pizzeria. Since 1955, Luigi’s has been serving up its signature thin crust brick oven baked pizza. Or try out Italia Gardens on Miller Road, the first Italian restaurant established in Flint in 1933. Italia Gardens serves up classic Italian food in a family restaurant. 


If the kids aren’t too tired, you can close out the evening by catching a show at Longway Planetarium. Located in the Flint Cultural Center, Longway features a variety of shows including Skies over Michigan and Accidental Astronauts and is great for parents and kids alike. The latest show times at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.  


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