4 Twin Cities locations: Bloomington, Plymouth, Roseville and Woodbury
Golf Galaxy is a retail store for golfers. Yet, they have this great indoor putting course to try out putters and clubs. If the store isn’t busy, it’s a great place to work on your swing and let the kids have a few shots too.
Three Twin Cities locations: Bloomington, Roseville and Maple Grove
If the kids need to get their sillies out, what better place than up in the air on some rocks. The rock climbing wall at REI is a safe, fun way to try something new. Who knows you may be planting the seeds of a future mountain climber.
7700 York Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55435
Take off your socks and start climbing! This indoor climbing park is nestled inside an assisted living high rise. Get one day admission for $6, a 10 time punch pass for $50, or a season pass. The kids will be lost for hours imagining they’re storming a castle or in the Himalayas on a mountain expedition.
The Wild Rumpus Book Store
2720 W 43rd St # 1
The Wild Rumpus is the perfect place for little minds to ruminate. It’s also a great place to hear stories, sing songs and learn about just about anything. And you never know what cool author will show up and talk about their book!
3900 Cabela Drive
Owatonna, MN and
20200 Rogers Drive
A 12 foot polar bear, majestic moose, lions, bears, and other fantastic taxidermied animals. It looks like the Bell Museum on steroids. And if taxidermied animals aren’t your thing, the ginormous fish lake is worth the trip to Owatonna.
Westwood Hills Nature Center
8300 W Franklin Ave
St. Louis Park, MN
Whether you like walking on trails, or looking for toads under logs, Westwood Hills nature Center in St. Louis Park offer that and more. They have scheduled activities like collecting maple Syrup, pumpkin carving, themed parties and they are a great venue for your kid’s birthday party too.
-Susan Blanch is a producer at WCCO Radio.