Activities & Resources
Blogs & Sites
Location: 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN
Strolling through the lush, colorful, and ever-changing gardens at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (formerly Como Park Conservatory), it's clear why more than 300 couples a year choose the
Location: 1245 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul, MN
Location: 345 Kellogg Boulevard West, Saint Paul, MN
The non-profit Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) is a fabulous resource for local parents and visitors alike.
MHS administers 26 historic sites, museums, living history centers...
Location: One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN
Parents often dread taking kids to a pricey, bustling, hyperkinetic, kidtainment mecca like Valleyfair. But as these kinds of places go, this one's a dream. So go ahead - make their day!...
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: 1360 Lexington Parkway, Saint Paul, MN
Location: 2520 North Dale Street, Saint Paul, MN
Hundreds of species of animal and plant life live within the nature center's boundaries, which include 52 acres of marsh, prairie, and forest lands. Visitors can explore the Interpretive Center...
Location: 15788 Kelley Farm Road, Elk River, MN
When visitors step onto this working 1850s farm, they can pick heirloom vegetables from the garden, chat with the farmhands, check in on the animals in the barn, churn butter, make straw hats a...
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: 7700 York Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Peculiar? Ingenious? You decide.
Edinborough Park - nearly an acre in size - has all the usual park amenities, including a playground, an amphitheater, a basketball court, a bab...
Location: 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN
For nearly 40 years, Twin Citians have been trekking out to Chanhassen - no longer such a chore, now that the metro area extends out that far! - to enjoy high-quality musical theater production...
Location: 55 North Victoria Street, Saint Paul, MN
SteppingStone, founded in 1987, produces a six-play season of hour-long affordable, entertaining, and multi-cultural productions. The shows take place in the organization's recently reno...
Location: 15205 County Road 6, Minneapolis, MN
Plymouth's Parkers Lake Park features a beach, canoe rental, fishing, and concessions in summer, and in wintern, ice skating and a warming house. Trails, volleyball courts, a gard...