family vacation :: metropolis resort & action city

Our last visit to Metropolis Resort was in 2010.  It even made our family photo wall (see center of mosaic below):

large mosaic collage

The trip was a lot of fun. So when Pippy’s mom suggested we rendezvous there for our next family trip, I could hardly say no!

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The entire hotel has a cool, modern vibe which I love.

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And our room had a cuuuute little table, mini refrigerator, and microwave oven.  Comfortable, clean, and spacious.  The hotel itself is attached to both Chaos Waterpark and Action City.  The waterpark has some killer slides and a lazy river.  Our boys never even made it over there, despite the free admission included with our hotel room.  Why?  Because Action City is apparently where the action is at when you’re a teenage boy.

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Or a mom obsessed with Tekken 5. 😈

Action City has something to please everyone:  arcade, laser tag, rock climbing wall, DAIRY QUEEN, miniature golf, mini bowling, go-kart racing & more!

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We ventured off-site to check out a couple of new-to-us restaurants in the area, Milwaukee Burger Company being one.  I swear they have THE NICEST staff, best cheese curds & a great burger selection (mine was stuffed with a peanut butter/jalapeno concoction).  Great hand-cut fries as well!  We also stopped by the Northwoods Brewpub Grill in Eau Claire where I had the most wonderful turkey and swiss sandwich on cranberry/wild rice bread.  AND THEY HAD PIE!  In fact, they had a huuuuuuuge selection of pie (which may or may not have been a deciding factor when narrowing down our restaurant options).  I left with a giant slice of Maple Raisin Cream Cheese Pie.  [And it was SO GOOD, I might just need to plan another trip back to Wisconsin just for pie!]

eau claire family trip 2014

All in all the perfect midsummer, midweek escape. 😀

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