Activities & Resources
Blogs & Sites
Location: 2050 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul, MN
Choo Choo Bob's Train Store sells trains for kids of all ages, with a large selection of Thomas, Brio, and Lionel items, as well as high-end systems from Mike's Train House, Athearn, Bac...
Location: Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
On Thursdays through Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, a dozen illuminated floats and hundreds of whimsical characters in glowing costumes light up downtown Minneapolis alo...
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: 2500 County Road E, Minneapolis, MN
Location: 1245 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul, MN
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: 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: 5160 Center Court, Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN
Make a doll-loving girl's dreams come true at American Girl Place at the Mall of America! Visitors can emerse themselves in the AG experience, with dolls, books, and paraphernalia - including m...
Location: 120 East Broadway, Minneapolis, MN
The former Underwater Adventures Aquarium was rechristened and redesigned in early 2011 as the Minnesota Sea Life Aquarium.
The new attraction features 30 display tanks, an interactiv...
Location: 1220 Diffley Road, Saint Paul, MN
Caponi Art Park and Learning Center - located on 60 acres of rolling, wooded hills in Eagan - presents free concerts, activities, and performances amidst art and nature in an effort to m...
Location: 60 East Broadway, Minneapolis, MN
If you haven't been - okay, even if you have - the prospect of visiting the Mall of America might seem somewhat daunting. But the 4,000,000-plus square feet of this four-level consumer parad...
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: 11260 Hudson Boulevard North, Lake Elmo, MN
Vali-Hi, one of the last drive-in theaters in the metro area, screens triple features (regardless of weather) in season. Concessions and an arcade are sure to keep kids entertained, even...