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Blogs & Sites
Location: 6528 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
ARC stores are a terrific low-cost option for kids' clothes, toys, and books, as well as seasonal items such as winter gear and summer playthings. Since all profits go toward local ARC p...
Location: 2613 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Adults and kids - even babies! - can explore and make art in innovative programs for all levels of experience. Create with drawing and painting materials, metal, fabric, clay, and more. Arti...
Location: 3000 University Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN
The Textile Center - a national center for the promotion of fiber art - comprises a gallery, store, library, and educational programming (including mobile youth programs).
The Joan M...
Location: 8118 Hadley Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN
A specialty boutique offering apparel, accessories, toys, gifts, small furnishings, and other goodies for little ones. The selection leans toward higher-end brands and includes many handmade it...
Location: 38th Street at Longfellow Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
This blink-and-you'll-miss-it little red shack open from late-May through Labor Day serves up some of the best-tasting popcorn we've ever had. Walking up to the small ordering window feels like...
Location: 501 East South Street (Highway 169), Belle Plaine, MN
This farm-o-tainment complex is open year-round, and includes a homey restaurant and bakery; a gift shop and general store; a farmers market; an on-site hotel; and more. Seasonal activities lik...
Location: 66th Street and France Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
This is where it all began, folks. The first enclosed, climate-controlled shopping center in the world, built by the Dayton family in 1956 in Edina, an affluent first-ring suburb of Minneapolis...
Location: 12401 Wayzata Boulevard, Hopkins, MN
In addition to more than 100 specialty stores, Ridgedale Center is chock full of family-friendly amenities, including a children's play area, family restrooms, a nursing lounge, and stro...
Location: 2115 West 21st Street, Minneapolis, MN
Owned by award-winning author Louise Erdrich, Birchbark has a great selection for adults and children, and two inviting areas for snuggling and imaginative play.
The picture book...
Location: 508 Jefferson Highway North, Champlin, MN
The Kids Rack sells new and gently-used clothing, toys, costumes, baby gear, and CDs and DVDs at low prices. No appointment is needed to bring in items for resale. The store buys new an...
Location: 120 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN
The Science Museum offers visitors a wealth of hands-on activities, engaging exhibits, weekend science-in-action demonstrations, breathtaking large-format films, and a mind-boggling arra...
Location: 5125 Vernon Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
The cafe inside the Jerry's Foods "complex" - it seems like Jerry owns a fair hunk of this section of Vernon Avenue! - works just as well for fortifying kids with a quick snack as it doe...
Location: 6520 Bass Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN
Location: 11632 Fountains Drive, Osseo, MN
Little Feet carries a wide assortment of shoes for newborns and kids, as well as a selection of gifts, books, accessories, rain gear, and toys...even Crocs for moms!