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  * * * Saint Paul Winter Carnival * * *
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival has so much to offer, from contests and parades to the famous ice-carving extraveganza. Don't forget the art exhibits, marathons, races, firetruck rides, cat shows, fashion shows, dances -- there's even a softball on ic...

  ~Polar Adventure~At the Minnesota Zoo
This is an all around great way for kids to celebrate the holidays, learn about nature, and have a lot of fun in the process! The Polar Adventure features sled dogs, a monorail called the Polar Express that travels around the zoo, "Polar Play Area” ...

  Aamodt's Apple Farm
This is a great place to visit in the Autumn months. Pick your own apples, or buy them already picked, visit the petting zoo, go for a wagon or pony ride, visit the bakery, and participate in special events throughout the season! Open second week in ...

  Aamodt's Hot Air Balloon Rides
Feeling adventerous? Try drifting away on hot air balloon ride above beautiful Stillwater. All balloons are top-of-the-line, and are flown by licensed pilots. There is no better way to see the sights of the St. Croix Valley! For more information on t...

  Accessible Island Tours
Accessible Island Tours is a sightseeing and touring company visiting the best sights in St. Thomas, USVI and Roatan, Honduras. We work as a booking agent for AAA Taxi and Go with Gus. Our tours are designed for those individuals and traveling compan...

  Adaptive Recreation
Adaptive Recreation provides a comprehensive recreational program for Saint Paul residents, of all ages, who are mentally and/or physically disabled. Since its inception in 1976, Adaptive Recreation has evolved from offering primarily recreational ac...

  Adaptive Recreation & Learning Exchange (AR&LE)
AR & LE is a four-city cooperative that offers people with disabilities the chance to participate in their choice of Community Education and Recreation programs. AR & LE offers a variety of classes and activities that have been developed specificall...

  Adventure Gardens Miniature Golf ~Life Pages Supporter~
The Adventure Gardens Mini-Golf course is located at Veterans Memorial Park. The site was formerly Rich Acres Park and Rich Acres Golf Course. The course is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, ponds and waterfalls. The course is open to the public a...

  Afton Apple
Pick your own apples, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkins, peaches, blueberries and cherries! Don't miss the 10 acre corn maze, along with other great attractions and events. Use the contact info below to learn more.

  Afton State Park
Afton State Park is 1,695 acres of Minnesota woodland, prairie wildflowers, and dramatic landscapes with spectacular views of the St. Croix River Valley. The park trails are perfect for hikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. The park als...

  Al and Alma's Supper Club and Boat Charters
Al and Alma's Supper Club and Charters can accommodate dinner cruises for 20 to 100 people. Public cruises are also available. Call or visit their web site for more information and assistance planning your trip.

  Alexander Ramsey Park
Redwood Falls is home to Alexander Ramsey Park- the State's largest municipal park, affectionately termed "The Little Yellowstone of Minnesota." Redwood falls is located Southeast of the Upper Sioux Agency on Hwy. 71. It contains a zoo with bison, ...

  Alive After Five ~ Free Summer concert series
Every weekday in June, the Alive After 5 concerts fill Peavey Plaza with live music, ranging from blues and swing to rock and roll. The concerts are free and concert-goers may enjoy a variety of food and drink from vendors such as Famous Dave's and ...

  Amnicon Falls State Park
Amnicon Falls State Park has one of the most beautiful series of cascades and waterfalls in the midwest. At the heart of the park, the Amnicon River seperates, forming two streams. Three waterfalls plunge nearly 30 feet each. During good water flow, ...

  Andiamo Enterprises
Cruise the St. Croix River in one of the Andiamo's six old-fashioned paddle wheelers. Charters are available. See their web site for more information and to see pictures of these beautiful boats.

  Annual Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival
Each winter in the heart of southwest Minneapolis bold and colorful kites fly high over the ice on picturesque Lake Harriet. Minnesota Kite Society experts demonstrate their skills maneuvering their spectacular kites and help newer kite fliers. ...

  Anoka Autofest
Rev up your engines, it's time for the summer car show season! Anoka's first annual Autofest will feature a classic car show, an automotive swap meet, food, music by the Del Counts, arts and crafts, collectible toys, auto vendors, and displays. Cli...

  Anoka County Fair
There is so much to do and see at the Anoka County Fair! Motocross, Rodeo, Demolition Derby, NTPA Tractor Pulls, live music, a stage hypnotist, lots of rides and games, beer gardens, exhibits, and more! To get all the details you need, click the link...

  Antique Power Show
Do you want unique? The Antique Power Show and is taking place at the Little Log House Pioneer Village this Summer! Step back in time to a bustling town with a blacksmith shop, butcher shop, livery stable, general store, gristmill, and saloon, just...

  Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center
The Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center is a pool facility that is accessible to all patrons. Enjoy barrier-free access to the Wild Water Playground, a 18,000 square foot pool with a zero depth entry. The pool allows fun for the entire family and fo...

  Apple Valley Freedom Days
Apple Valley Freedom Days will kick off with the 7th Annual Battle of the Bands and conclude with a spectacular fireworks show on the 4th at Johnny Cake Ridge Park. In between these two marquee events, there will be plenty to do for people of all age...

  Apple Valley Sports and Recreation
Use this link to find information on parks and recreation in the City of Apple Valley. Learn about programs, sports leagues, facilities, parks, special events & celebrations, registration & reservations, and more. Click the link below.

  Aquatennial Celebration
This annual event is a big one: Almost a million people turn out every year to celebrate Minnesota's largest city. Aquatennial features Minnesota's largest parades, largest free outdoor concert, and the fourth largest fireworks show in Minnesota! ...

  Art and All That Jazz Festival
This event features live music, an artists' village, and plenty of food. For more info visit www.burnsvilleartjazz.com or call 952.882.6126.

  Art Extravaganza
This local art festival will feature over 20 arts and crafts vendors, storytelling, a library Bookmobile, live music, and family entertainment. For more information, call the Midtown Public Market at the number below.

  Art on the Lake
Come see over 200 juried artisans, and take in children's art activities, magicians, face-painting, food, and more. For more info call 952.474.5000 or visit www.artworksexcelsior.com.

  Banning State Park
Banning State Park is known for camping, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, beautiful hiking trails, and a 1 mile paved bike trail. Enjoy the views of the Kettle River and the dramatic sandstone rock formations. The park is 6,201 ...

  Basilica Block Party
Basilica Block Party is another great Summer get-together featuring lots of activities, food, drinks, and great music. Playing at this year's Basilica: G Love, Jonny Lang, Lifehouse, Amos Lee, and more. For more specific information, click the web...

  Battle Creek Park
This park has lots of land to run around on, paved trails for biking/walking/skating, and an off-leash dog area. Click the link below for more information.

  Battle Creek Waterworks
There are two pools at this facility. One is a shallow wading pool with a play structure, suitable for the little ones. The other a standard recreation pool (sorry, no slides). There is a vending-machine area and changing area - it's a perfect no-fr...

  Birch Coulee Battlefield
Soldiers from nearby Fort Ridgely, on a mission to bury dead civilians caught in the U.S.-Dakota conflict, found themselves surrounded by the Dakota and under siege for 36 hours before help arrived. While hiking in this beautiful area of Minnesota, t...

  Bloomington Family Aquatic Center
Formerly the Valley View Pool and Water Slide, this center has changed its name after recent renovations. Features include a slope-entry area; three kiddie play stations; an eight-lane, 50-meter pool; two one-meter diving boards; a small slide; two b...

  Blue Mound State Park
In Southwestern Minnesota, near the South Dakota border, there is a large outcropping of Sioux quartzite rock. The rock was formed at the bottom of the sea a billion and a half years ago. The formation is called the blue mound and is now part of th...

  Bonanzaville USA
Bonanzaville USA recreates the magnificent history of the Fargo/Moorhead area. With more than 400,000 documented and treasured artifacts arranged throughout 40 buildings and spread over 15 acres, you're sure to have a fun day exploring. Many of the...

  Boundary Waters Canoe Outfitters
This is a canoe trip specialists- you decide whether you want the whole package, or just certain parts.

  Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Exploring Programs for individuals of all abilities. See their web site to find out about the scout troop near you. Northern Star Council, headquartered in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, serves more than 75,0...

  Brooklyn Center Events and Recreation
Use this link to find out about recreational options and special events in Brooklyn Center. You can find details on parks and trails, community events, sports, recreational facilities, and more.

  Brooklyn Park - Adaptive Recreation
Brooklyn Park offers a variety of Recreation and Leisure programs to people of all ages and all abilities. While they do have a strong inclusion philosophy, Brooklyn Park also offers activates geared to individuals with disabilities. You choose wha...

  Brooklyn Park Historical Farm
Owned by the Eidem family for 82 years, the Brooklyn Park Historical Farm is a ten-acre living record of farm life in Minnesota during the years of 1890 to 1910. And of course, costumed guides present your tour. Admission is payable at the gate. Visi...

  Bryant Lake Regional Park
Located in Eden Prairie, this 170-acre park is nestled among rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands and grasslands offering habitat for a variety of animals. The sand-bottomed Bryant Lake is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. They also offer a 1 mi...

  Buck Hill ~ Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow-tubing
Get ready to shred! Buck Hill offers great terrain for snowboarding and skiing, as well as an entire area devoted to snow-tubing. Instruction is available, as well as a full-service chalet with refreshments, rentals, and more. And the best part is, y...

  Bunker Beach
The closest you'll get to California surf here on the prairie! Tube over the machine-generated waves at this 25,000-square-foot outdoor pool in the lovely Bunker Hills Regional Park. The "surf" reaches a height of 4 feet and follows eight pattern v...

  Camp Confidence Learning Center
Camp Confidence promotes self-confidence and self-esteem through active hands-on participation in a variety of outdoor activities. It’s truly a camp unique from most others. Camp Confidence services persons of all ages and abilities. They welc...

  Camp Knutson
Experience Camp Knutson "A special place where every child is special" Nature inspires creativity; it encourages the full use of the senses where a child can find freedom, fantasy and peace. Camp Knutson believes in the importance of community a...

  Capable Partners: A hunting and fishing organization for people with disabilities.
Capable Partners is a Twin Cities based organization which facilitates hunting and fishing opportunities for people with disabilities. Outings are numerous! Capable Partners promotes friendship, independence, awareness, and the great outdoors. It ...

  Caponi Art Park
Put your Chi in harmony by exploring Caponi Art Park. This outdoor sculpture garden is designed to fit right into it's oak landscape. The 60 acre park was created to be a place where both the visual and performing arts can be presented and fostered, ...

  Carpenter Nature Center
This nature center offers 3 and 1/2 miles of paved trails, as well as over 10 miles of grass or wood-chipped trails. There is also an Apple Orchard, an interpretive Center which offers hands-on exhibits and live animals on display, and various speci...

  Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center (CNC) is a private, non-profit nature preserve and environmental education facility established in 1981. They offer a variety of programs from Preschool Storytime in their apple orchard (10-11 am; $3/child - ...

  Carver County Fair
Supercross, demolition derby, rides, a petting zoo, live music, all kinds of contests, cattle shows, horse shows, classic fair food, and much more! Visit the Carver County Fair and experience Summertime to its fullest. For more information, visit the...

  Cascade Bay Water Park
Looking for a good waterpark? Cascade Bay is the largest in Minnesota! If you're feeling adventurous, you can shoot down the Twin Falls or brave the Typhoon and Hurricane water slides. Feeling a bit more mellow? Take a relaxing float on an inner tube...

  Cascade River State Park
You won't forget your visit to the Cascade River State Park. Numerous beautiful waterfalls are created by the Cascade River as it twists through a rocky gorge. In one spot, the river drops 225 feet in just one mile. Fifteen miles of gorgeous trails...

  Celebrate July 4th along the Mississippi and under the skyline!
Ring in America's independence day with a melting pot of activities, including a parade, live music, karaoke, children's activities, tours of the Riverplace area, and safety displays. Of course, the main attraction is still the dazzling downtown fir...

  Chaska River City Days
This community festival takes place in various locations in Chaska, along the beautiful Minnesota river. Activities include: A triathlon, a photo contest, live music, book sales, water fights, children's games and activities, a medallion hunt, bake s...

  Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) ~ Parade and celebration
This is Minnesota's largest Hispanic/Latino event, and one of the nation's 10 largest Cinco de Mayo festivals. The fiesta honors the historic Mexican Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which the Mexican people defeated the stronger French forces invading ...

  Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
This is Minnesota's largest Hispanic/Latino event, and one of the nation's 10 largest Cinco de Mayo festivals. The fiesta honors the historic Mexican Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which the Mexican people defeated the stronger French forces invading ...

  City of Crystal events and recreation
Use this link to learn about events and recreation in the City of Crystal. Find park and facility locations, read up on adult and youth sports, and check out the list of recreational classes offered by the community.

  City of New Hope events and recreation
This link takes you to the City of New Hope's events and recreation website. See an interactive parks map, learn about community facilities and events such as outdoor theater, and even keep track of adult sports online.

  City Pages Beer Festival
If you are of legal drinking age, and like to sample good beer responsibly, this event is calling you! Over 100 different beers will be available for tasting, as well as food, fun, and live music. To purchase tickets in advance, call Ticketmaster at ...

  Clearwater Lodge and Canoe Outfitters
Clearwater Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is a small organization that can help you plan your boundary waters trip. They specialize in organizing trips for families, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other groups. You can rent all the gear you need and pick ...

  Cleary Lake Regional Park
This park has golfing, skiing, biking (3.5 mile paved trail) and boat rental. See their web site for more park details and maps.

  Clemens Rose Gardens
Parallel to the Munsinger Gardens, Bill Clemens donated the beautiful Clemens Rose Gardens to the city of St. Cloud as a dedication to his wife, Virginia. Suffering from MS, Mrs. Clemens needed only to look out her window to gaze at more than 1,200 r...

  Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival
You just might feel like you've travelled to Japan! Enjoy an evening of Japanese Culture at Como Park, where you'll see martial arts, browse cultural booths and demonstrations, and partake of delicious Japanese foods. The main event will occur at d...

  Como Park Zoo
Animals, plants, and great family attractions await you at the Zoo. See their web site for more information on the animal collection, zoo history, or to take a virtual tour.

  Como Pool
Take a dip in Como swimming pool! The facility is equipped with a one-meter diving board, zero-depth entry, and a mushroom fountain. Combat the Summer heat with cool watery bliss...

  Concerts in the Parks
There's nothing like settling into a lawn chair or spreading a blanket on the hill to listen to music in the great outdoors. Every year the Minneapolis Music in the Parks concert series offers over 200 free performances featuring hundreds of talented...

  Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
The 5.6 mile North Hennepin Bike Trail connects to Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park. The park offers fishing docks, walking/snowshoeing trails (dogs allowed), as well as many picnic areas and grills. This park also has a visitor center and a maintena...

  Cottage Grove events and recreation
The Cottage Grove events and recreation has something for everyone. There are opportunities in sports, entertainment, and education for both youth and adults, as well as numerous volunteer opportunities. See website for complete information on progra...

  Crystal Beach
This is a big beach with lots of amenities, including restrooms, concession stands, a picnic shelter, a play area, and a beach fountain. There is no lifeguard on duty at this beach. Concessions are available from 12 pm - 6 pm. Call the number belo...

  Crystal Municipal Swimming Pool
A big pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, two big water slides and one small slide, plus a wading pool, snack bar and locker rooms. It's the perfect place to cool down and splash in the sun!

  Czech & Slovak Heritage Festival
Whether or not you have Czech or Slovak heritage, this will be a lively cultural event. Things will start off on Friday with dinner and a dance with music by the Dale Pexa Band. On Saturday there will be an array of ethnic foods (Jitrnice, Klobasa, P...

  Deer Lake Orchards
Good times & great apples! Visit Deer Lake and sample the 26 varieties of apples & fresh cider, pumpkins, squash, ornamental corn, homemade apple pies, jams, jellies, gifts & crafts. A wonderful Autumn activity. Use the contact information below to l...

  Dodge Nature Center
The Dodge Nature Center is 320 acres of nature in all its glory. There are a variety of trails and wildlife, prairie and oak savanna restoration projects, and educational programs for people of all ages. Use the contact information below to learn abo...

  Downtown St. Paul's Farmers' Market
Get it fresh from the farmer! All kinds of produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, maple syrups, organic plants and produce, flowers, plants, and shrubs (among many other items) are available fresh from the grower at the St. Paul Downtown Farmer's Mar...

  Draft Horse Sleigh Ride
Join the Courage Center for a relaxing day of outdoor fun on a beautiful ride through woodland trails near Fedenberg Lake in Duluth. Afterward, there will be hot drinks and treats around a campfire. Pre-registration by Feb. 9 is required. Contact Cou...

  Dragon Festival~A celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage in Minnesota
Help Minnesota celebrate an exceptionally vibrant part of its culture! Be prepared to enjoy various forms of traditional dancing, singing, and instrumental performances from Asian and Pacific regions. There will also be a Dragon Boat Race on Lake P...

  Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
If you got lost in the woods, would you know how to survive or which plants are edible? About once a month Eagle Bluff offers family get-away weekends that are both fun and teach important outdoor skills. Naturalist-guided trips range from snowshoein...

  EarthFusion Festival
This eco festival has live music, food vendors, dance performances, art, workshops on sustainability, and more. For more info call 612.824.1230 or visit www.earthfusion.org

  Edina Aquatic Center - swimming madness!
A state of the art aquatic center featuring two towering waterslides (a 207 ft. slide and a 300 ft. tube slide). There is a themed cable ride too - where riders climb atop a 10-foot platform built to look like a ship's bow, glide over the pool on a ...

  Edina Art Fair
Edina's biggest Summer event combines the talent of hundreds of local artists with an array of live music. If you're a fan of local arts, crafts and music, then don't miss it! For more information, click the link below.

  Eko Backen Waterslides & Mini-Golf
Eko Backen features two world class Hydrotube water slides, one 350 feet and the other an incredible 400 foot drop! Visit their web site to learn more about his fun place, and plan a visit today!

  Elko Speedway ~ Non-stop racing action!
Get in the car and drive (at a legal speed) to the Elko Raceway, and take in the most exciting stock car racing Minnesota has to offer! The track is a 3/8 mile banked asphault oval, which means top speeds, daring passes, and photo finishes. The Rac...

  Elm Creek Park Reserve
Elm Creek Park Reserve's new winter recreation area is a wonderland of winter fun! It features a lighted snow-tubing hill, beginner-level downhill ski and snowboard area, and lighted cross-country ski trails. Plus, this attraction has artificial snow...

  Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
Believe it or not, this is the oldest public wildflower garden in the nation! The sprawling areas of woodland, swamp and prairie provide a bustling display of native wildflowers and various birds. The trail through the garden is 2/3 of a mile long. ...

  Emma Krumbee's ~ Apple orchard, flowers, christmas trees, family activities
Emma Krumbee's is full of activity year-round with its large array of natural attractions, including an apple orchard, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, flower shop, animal farm, antiques, hayrides, trails, and the list goes on. For more information, inc...

  Emma Krumbee's Annual Great Scarecrow Festival
Emma Krumbee's Annual Great Scarecrow Festival has been selected for six straight years by the Minnesota Office of Tourism as one of the "Top Annual Group Tour Festivals" in Minnesota. It's easy to see why! In addition to all the great sights, tastes...

  Fall Harvest Festival ~ MN Landscape Arboretum
Don't miss this terrific Fall Festival! There will be lots of fun and educational activities, including a hay pit treasure hunt, willow and leaf crown workshops, old-fashioned apple cider production, pumpkin head creation, a kids' pie-eating contest,...

  Family Art in the Park
Barbecue, treasures, games, and music! Stimulate your health and creativity with this great family activity sponsored by the Family Institute for Creative Well-Being. For more information and to register, call the number below.

  Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Festival
The festival is free to the public and features outstanding national and Twin Cities-based blues acts on two stages. Our Festival Hotline Number is (952) 294-1299.

  Fawn Doe Rosa Wildlife Park
Have you ever wished you could get up close to a white-tailed deer? You can at Fawn Doe Rosa! Fawn Doe Rosa is a wildlife animal park and petting zoo. They rehabilitate injured animals, and if they can't be released into the wild they get a perman...

  Fischer's Croix Farm Orchard
Cider! Honey! Maple Syrup! Pick your own raspberries, pumpkins and other fall vegetables. Take on the corn maze, go on weekend hayrides, visit the petting zoo, and stroll through the fall gardens and picnic facilities. Call for harvest dates, weekend...

  Fish Lake Regional Park
This park has a visitor center, boat rental, canoe rental, a 1 mile paved bike trail, walking and pet trails, boat rentals, a boat launch and a swimming beach. See their web site for more detailed information about the features of Fish Lake Regional...

  Fishing Expedition!
The Harbor's "No Boundaries" program offers really fun vacation and respite opportuntities. Join them for their fishing expedition - you'll camp out, sleep under the stars, and catch your own dinner. If you like fishing, don't miss this opportunity...

  Fishing Has No Boundaries - Bemidji
Fishing has No Boundaries is a national organization (with 13 chapters in eight states) that provides accessible fishing opportunities for everyone. The Bemidji Chapter offers accessible fishing opportunities in their area and has a fun-filled weeke...

  Fishing has No Boundaries - Chippewa Valley
Fishing has No Boundaries is a national organization (with 13 chapters in eight states) that provides fishing opportunities for everyone. The Chippewa Valley Chapter offers accessible fishing trips and activities in their little corner of Wisconsin....

  Fort Snelling State Park
Fort Snelling State Park is in the heart of the Twin Cities and offers extensive hiking, biking, and ski trails that link to Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Canoe on Gun Club Lake, swim in Snelling Lake, or hike on P...

  Franconia Sculpture Park
The Franconia Sculpture Park hosts different events throughout the year. Call or visit their web site for specific shows, times, and prices. You can visit the Sculpture Park for a free guided tour, or just grab the free map for a self-guided tour.

  Free First Saturday ~ Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Kick off the beautiful Autumn season with a freebie at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. This event will feature free admission, storytelling, Ragamala Dance and Theater, a reading by Isabell O'Connor, family activities, tours and more. Contact the Wal...

  Free Summer Concerts ~ Anoka
Free Summer Concerts in Coon Rapids, including a wide variety of acts! Check schedule (link below) for information on specific performances.

  Free Summer Concerts ~ Coon Rapids
This Summer's lineup for free Summer concerts in Coon Rapids is truly eclectic, with music ranging from rock and country to children's and international. Click the link below for more information.

  Free Summer Concerts at Lake Harriet
Beautiful Lake Harriet is especially festive this summer with free concerts every night. The main pavilion will host musical acts of all different styles and backgrounds, from orchestra to rock'n'roll. Click the link below to see a complete schedul...

  Free summer concerts at Minnehaha Park
Beautiful Minnehaha Park will be extra festive this summer with free concerts of all types. For the low cost of $0.00, you can see everything ranging from Irish music to Gypsy jazz to modern rock. Bring a blanket, sit outside and enjoy the sights a...

  Free Summer Concerts in the Park ~ Chaska
Spend some time outside, under the Summer sky, and listening to live music for free! These outdoor concerts in Chaska showcase a variety of music, from jazz to pop. For more information, including a complete schedule, click the link below.

  Free Summer Concerts in the Park ~ Minnetonka
Another great summer event that doesn't cost a dime. Bask in the sun (or the shade) and take in a variety of musical acts throughout the Summer. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and something to drink/snack on! Call the number below for more informat...

  Free Summer Concerts in the Park ~ Waconia
Bring a blanket, a chair, something to drink, and settle in outside for free live music in the park. Many styles of music will be represented, so be prepared for something new. For more information, including a full schedule, click the link below.

  Free summer music series ~ Plymouth
Enjoy the sounds of summer - The City of Plymouth offers several free outdoor concerts each week through August 12th! Acts include bluegrass, jazz, blues, country, rock, special children's acts, and more. There are two (2) locations for this event....

  Freedom Jazz Festival
Enjoy a tremendous day of jazz, art and soul at Minnehaha Park near the bandstand. The festival features some of the best live jazz, pop, rhythm & blues artists in the Twin Cities. There will be face painting, children's games, and art projects. Food...

  French Regional Park
Located on the north shore of Medicine Lake (Plymouth), French Regional Park offers a variety of activities. A self-guided canoe trail takes you through backwaters and provides intimate views of wetland wildlife. This park also offers a one-mile pav...

  Frisbee golf in the Twin Cities...fun, free, and perfect for Summer!
Frisbee golf is a real game with real courses and many enthusiasts. Frisbee golf discs are smaller and a little heavier than regular frisbees so that players can throw them further and more accurately. The object of the game is to get the disc into...

  Gale Woods Farm
Gale Woods Farm offers a beautiful 110 acre park with a working farm as its centerpiece. The farm features gardens, an orchard, livestock, hayfields, pastures and more. Gale Woods offers many recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing...

  Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life
This museum is centered around a farmhouse, built in 1849, where Jane DeBow lived. Born in New York, she was kidnapped by missionaries at age five and found herself living among the Dakotah Indians around Fort Snelling. She became highly interested...

  Gilfillan Estate
The Gilfillan Estate is a restored 1882 farmhouse, with a beautiful yard and flower gardens. A guided tour of the estate highlights the home's original furniture, a summer kitchen, antique farm machinery and other various farm buildings. Call for mo...

  Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys offers programs and camping opportunities to girls of all abilities. Visit their web site for specific programs and information about your local troop.

  Glorious Fourth Celebration
Celebrate this year's Independence Day by traveling back to the time when America won its freedom from the British. This history-oriented festival includes games, horse-drawn trolley rides, children's activities, costumed personalities, and more. Pra...

  Go Sledding at Arlington Park
This sledding hill is classified as "medium." It has plenty of speed, but it isn't steep enough to be scary. Just good old sledding fun. Call Arlington Rec Center at the number below if you need more specific information.

  Go Sledding at Baker Recreation Center
This is one of the more steep sledding hills around town, for those that have a need for speed. Call Baker Rec Center if you need more specific information.

  Go Sledding at Brookside Park
This park has a good-sized sledding hill. Call Bloomington parks and recreation if you need more information.

  Go Sledding at Como Park
This is a good hearty sledding hill situated in Como Park, near the Ski Center. Call the number below if you'd like more specific information.

  Go Sledding at Elm Creek Park Reserve
This is a lighted sledding hill with a nice medium incline for relaxed sledding fun. Contact Elm Creek Park for more information.

  Go Sledding at Frost Lake Recreation Center
This is a nice easy sledding hill, so the ride is smooth and the walk back to the top is easy! If you need more information, call Frost Lake Rec Center at the number below.

  Go Sledding at Griggs Recreation Center
This is a nice easy sledding hill for a jolly good time. Call Griggs Rec Center if you need more specific information.

  Go Sledding at Hillcrest Recreation Center
If you like steep sledding hills with plenty of speed, try this one! If you need more specific information, call Hillcrest Recreation Center.

  Go Sledding at Kenwood Park
This hill, nicknamed "Suicide Hill," is on the steeper side. It's very popular during the winter months, making for a good mix of people. For more information on Kenwood Park, visit the web site listed below.

  Go Sledding at Keyes Park
This hill is steep and large - plenty of room for lots of sledders. The park also has a warming house and a playground. Call the number below for more information.

  Go Sledding at Lyndale Farmstead Park
This is a very nice, medium-sloped sledding hill with good length. Call Lyndale Farmstead Park if you need more specific information.

  Go Sledding at McDonough Recreation Center
This sledding hill is classified as "medium." It has plenty of speed, but it isn't steep enough to be scary. Just good old sledding fun. Call McDonough Rec Center at the number below if you need more specific information.

  Go Sledding at Merriam Park
This sledding hill is classified as "medium." It has plenty of speed, but it isn't steep enough to be scary. Just good old sledding fun. Call Merriam Park at the number below if you need more specific information.

  Go Sledding at St. Anthony Park
This hill, nicknamed "May Mountain," is long and easy. For more info, click the link below.

  Go Sledding at Sylvan Recreation Center
Sylvan Rec Center has a nice easy hill for sledding. Contact them if you need more information.

  Go Sledding at Trapp Farm Park
This park features a robust sledding hill for winter thrills. Call the Park at the number below if you need more info.

  Golden Valley Days Music & Art Festival
Golden Valley Days is a festival of art, music, food, children's games, classic cars and fireworks! A great way to kick off your summer. Friday's activities take place at Brookview Park. Saturday's activities take place at the Golden Valley City Hall...

  Golden Valley Events and Recreation
Click here for information on events and recreation in Golden Valley. Learn about community events, parks and trails, sports leagues, educational opportunities, and more.

  Gooseberry Falls State Park
Gooseberry Falls State Park receives nearly 1 million visitors annually. It features five waterfalls with 18 miles of picturesque hiking trails. While you hike the interior trails you'll cross the Gooseberry River several times on quaint foot bridges...

  Grand Meander ~ A Holiday Festival
This lively festival along Grand Avenue is packed with activities for all ages, including: Breakfast with Santa, a screening of Shrek, Young Art Fair, Ramsey Art Fair, Santa's Reindeer, Soup Tasting, Trolley Rides, Hay Wagon Rides, Live Music, and Va...

  Grand Portage State Park
About as close to the Canadian border as a Minnesotan can get, Grand Portage State Park features two waterfalls. A half-mile, wheelchair accessible hike leads to the incredible 120-foot high falls on the Pigeon River. Another 3.5 mile trail takes y...

  Great River Energy Bicycle Festival
This action packed event centers on bicycling, and includes the men's and women's Nature Valley Grand Prix, an "Alive After 5" Concert, a health expo, and stunt bike riding! For more information, use the phone number or weblink below.

  Greek Festival
Like most people, Greeks are very proud of their heritage and we love that about them. Come to this event and celebrate all things Greek: there will be food, a bake sale, dancing, tours, bazaar, music, and more. Call Saint Mary's Greek Orthodox Churc...

  Grove Creek Raceway
Catch the excitement of live racing at the Grove Creek Raceway. The facility has a 3/8 mile dirt oval track, a 1/8 mile NHRA Championship Drag Strip, and all the high-speed action you can handle. With statistics and standings you can check online, ...

  Hammer
Hammer is a non-profit organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. The individuals live in homes or apartments in Wayzata, Plymouth, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, New Hope, and Maple...

  Harriet Alexander Nature Center
The Harriet Alexander Nature Center (HANC) is an oasis of natural beauty and tranquility nestled within the borders of Roseville. The Center's boardwalks and trails circulate through 52 acres of marsh, prairie and forest habitats. During a visit to H...

  Harty's Boat Rental Bait Shop and Moorings
Refer to the web site for more information about boat rental, the bait shop, and boat moorings.

  Harvest Festival - Historic Murphy's Landing
Join the farmers and townsfolk of Eagle Creek as they celebrate the fruit of their hard summer labors. Enter a pie or handicraft of your own in the fair or help judge the competition. Ride the horse-drawn trolley, earn prizes in games of skill and ch...

  Hastings Family Aquatic Center
This water wonderland features a 201-foot slide, a smaller slide, floor fountains, a Lily Pad Crossing, a one meter diving board, and a 25 meter lap pool. Out of the water there is a snack bar, spacious deck and grass area, concession area with tabl...

  Hennepin County Fair
The Hennepin County Fair is packed with fun, including: clowns, petting zoo, pony rides, helicopter rides, jugglers, live music, 4-H activities, rodeo, magicians, rides and games, storytellers, and more! For complete details, click the link below to ...

  Heritage Fest
Many aspects of the Independence Heritage Fest are reminiscent of the city’s agricultural beginnings, while other aspects reflect today’s strong sense of community. Whether you live in the city or are a visitor, you will experience community at its b...

  Hi Tempo Ski-Sail-Bike
At Hi Tempo you can buy or rent skiing, boating, and sailing equipment, among other activities. As they claim: For over half a century we’ve played with every piece of equipment and clothing we offer so we can say with certainty how it works and whet...

  Highland Park Aquatic Center
Outdoor swimming pool in St. Paul's Highland Park area. Visit website for more information about the pool and to verify dates and hours of operation.

  Historic Fort Snelling
Historic Fort Snelling opens its gates and welcomes you to 19th century frontier life. Talk with costumed soldiers who grumble about farm chores or help with the laundry using a washboard and lye soap. Meet a Dakota trader's wife, have tea with Mrs. ...

  Historic Grimm Farm
The Grimm Farm dates from 1859, when two German immigrant farmers purchased land in northern Carver County and cleared the woods to create farmland. The Grimm farmers are most famous for discovering a strain of alfalfa that could stand harsh winters....

  Hopkins Raspberry Festival
Summer festival with sporting events, parades and fashion shows, arts and crafts, children's activities, and lots more. For complete sporting events; parades; fashion shows; concerts; crafts; more. Visit
  Host your own Community Enrichment Event ~ and get it listed on Life Pages
Plan a Community Enrichment Event for your neighborhood! It's a great way to connect with your neighbors. Plan a food drive, pick up litter, have an open house for your neighbors, or come up with your own ideas for making your neighborhood more bea...

  Hot Summer Jazz Festival
Jazz fans and cool cats rejoice! This is one of the largest jazz festivals in the U.S., drawing an average of 75,000 jazz fans over six days and nights to see national, regional and local performers in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues in the T...

  Howard Point Marina
Boat rental in the Shorewood area. Call or see web site for more information.

  Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters and Cabins
Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters is a canoe trip specialist that offers canoe trips and rentals. They can help you plan your BWCAW trip and even offer packages that include all the food you'll need during your trip. Hungry Jack also offers fully loaded...

  Hyland Frisbee Golf Course
The Disc Golf Course at Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area offers challenging elevations, tremendous scenery and fantastic amenities. This 18 hole tournament course features holes that traverse, climb and descend over ski slopes with incredible scenic overl...

  Hyland Lake Park Reserve
The 1,000-acre Hyland Lake Park Reserve offers extensive recreation facilities, including a popular creative play area, ski and snowboard area, a trail system for biking (5.6 miles paved), hiking, and cross-country skiing. Don't be surprised to see ...

  Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area
Catch some air at Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area (HSSA), known for some of the best snowmaking and grooming in the Midwest. HSSA's hills are known for their innovative and fun features. The large chalet complex features a food court with daily special...

  Improv comedy in the park ~ Free performances
Improv comedy performances by Stevie Ray's Comedy Troupe are free this Summer at Lake Harriet Rose Gardens. The troupe creates instant comedy sketches based on audience suggestions. Great fun for families, couples out for a Sunday evening, or group...

  In the Heart of the Beast May Day Parade
In the Heart of the Beast Theater's May Day Parade is one of the most colorful and imaginative events in the Twin Cities. The intricately designed costumes and masks pour into the street as the characters play musical instruments, enact stories, and ...

  International Wolf Center
You'll have a howling good time at the International Wolf Center. They feature a variety of educational programs. One favorite is a guided evening trek into the heart of Minnesota's wolf country to explore the habitat of prey species such as the bea...

  Irish Fair of Minnesota
It's a three-day celebration of Irish heritage! That means food, fun and music on the banks of the Mississippi River. Since 2001, the Irish Fair has been held at beautiful Harriet Island Regional Park in downtown St. Paul. The festival is recognized ...

  Island Lake Mini Golf ~Life Pages Supporter~
Another great stop for mini-golf lovers. This course is even lit up, enabling you to play at night under the lights! Special features include the loop-de-loop, toboggan, hidden passages, raised tiers, sand traps, and flowerbeds. Call the number pro...

  Island Lake Park
Island Lake is what a park should be: Huge and beautiful, with many amenities! The park has biking/hiking trails, picnic shelters, a play area, game field, volleyball courts, fishing pier, restrooms, free parking, and even a golf course (this costs...

  Jacobson's Pine Tree Apple Orchard
Pick your own apples, pick your own strawberries, pick your own pumpkins! A trip to Jacobson's Pine Tree Apple Orchard will remind you that nature is both beautiful and delicious. You can also get lost in the corn maze, take a wagon ride around the o...

  Judge C.R. Magney State Park
Set out along the Brule River trail in Judge C.R. Magney State Park to hunt for agates and waterfalls. The Brule divides around a large boulder creating two amazing sites. One side falls 50 feet into a pool below, while the other plunges into a poth...

  Komme to Norway Day!
Norway day is festival of Norwegian dance, song, food, "barnetog" (children's parade), and more! Even if you don't have any Norwegian ancestry, come to scenic Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis and celebrate a beautiful and notorious part of our State's ...

  Lady of the Lake Boat Cruises
Lady of the Lake's historic stern-wheeled boats can accommodate groups or individuals for all types of cruises around scenic Lake Minnetonka. Call the number or click the weblink provided to learn more about available options.

  Lake Calhoun
The Lake Calhoun park, part of the chain of lakes, has a soccer field, a softball field, a boat dock, walking/biking trails, and beaches. See the web site for more detailed information about Lake Calhoun's amenities.

  Lake Gervais Park
This fine park features a beach, play area, picnic shelter, restrooms, plenty of grass to run around on, and free parking. Click the link provided for more information.

  Lake Harriet Park
Lake Harriet Park has it all. From their bandstand and picnic areas to the tennis courts and playgrounds, this is a wonderful park. They have beautifully paved walking (2.75 miles) and biking (2.99miles) paths around the lake. See their web site f...

  Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival
Come down to this local get-together for children's activities, inflatable games, canoe rides, food, displays, henna art, and more. For more information call 612.721.1601 or visit ...

  Lake Josephine Park
This park features a beach, play area, restrooms, boat access, and free parking. Click the link below for more information.

  Lake Maria State Park
Visitors of Lake Maria State Park will enjoy one of the few remaining "Big Woods," a maple, oak and basswood forest that once covered a large part of southern Minnesota. Lake Maria State Park is perfect for people who enjoy the challenge of rolling ...

  Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
The Lake Minnetonka Regional Park contains rolling grassy hills, steep wooded slopes and wonderful views of the lake. Facilities include picnic areas, a visitor center, fishing pier, boat launch and a unique 1.75-acre upland swimming pond with chlor...

  Lake Minnewashta Regional Park
Situated on the shores of Lake Minnewashta, this 341 acre park has a newly constructed swimming beach, bathhouse, reservable picnic shelters, volleyball courts, creative playground, concession stand, five miles of trails, two boat accesses, and a fis...

  Lake of the Isles
Lake of the Isles is part of the chain of lakes. This park has a bike path, a walking path, and a winter ice rink. See their web site to learn more about this park's amenities.

  Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve's gently rolling landscape, with numerous wetland areas, provides a haven for wildlife. This park reserve is one of the sites for the trumpeter swan restoration program. Several overlooks along hiking trails provide glimps...

  Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center features full-scale replicas of ship cabins, recovered artifacts from sunken ships, film presentations, and sightseeing information (lighhouse nearby). They also post arrival and departure times of huge, 1,00...

  Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
More than 25 endangered and threatened species from around the world live at this zoo in Duluth. They include snow leopards, black-footed ferrets, bald eagles, siberian tigers, kangaroos and polar bears. The Zoo also features a primate conservation c...

  Lake Waconia Park
Lake Waconia Regional Park is the start of what will be a 130 acre park. Currently, the park is small (8 acres) with a nice swimming beach, picnic shelters and grills, volleyball courts, and restrooms. See web site for a picture of the beach.

  Life Pages Guide to Sledding in the Twin Cities
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The best sledding guide in the Twin Cities is right here! Steep hills, gentle hills, long hills, short hills. Click on a hill to learn more about it. Then, load up your sleds a...

  Lilli Putt Golf
Test your mini-golf skills on this challenging and fun 18-hole course! Call the number below for more information.

  Linden Hills Festival
This lively Summer festival features street theater, circus performances, a kids Fun Run, cooking demos, garage sales, musicians, home tours, and more! For more information, call the number or visit the weblink below.

  Linnaeus Arboretum & Sculpture Garden
The Linnaeus Arboretum represents the three major natural ecosystems found in Minnesota: Conifer forest, deciduous forest and the prairie. A fourth area surrounding the Melva Lind Interpretive Center includes cultivated gardens as well as trees from ...

  Longfellow Street Fest~Art, dance, music, people!
Celebrate art, dance, music, and people at the 5th Annual Longfellow Street Fest. There will be ample art on display, live music with Axis Mundi, Lake Street Barrage, and Yawo. There will also be dance, food, and more!

  Loring Park Arts Festival
Browse a huge and interesting array of art amidst the gardens and ponds of Loring Park! This year's art festival will feature the original work of over 140 local artists in 12x12 booths. Styles and prices vary across all tastes and spending habits....

  Loring Park Garden of the Seasons
Constructed in 1998 and planted in 1999, this recent addition to the park system has been very well received. Located just north of the footbridge over Loring Pond, the center circle garden will eventually be a woodland garden dominated by birch tree...

  Love to fly kites? Check out the Minnesota Kite Society!
The MKS is Minnesota's haven for kite lovers. This group conducts flying events and kite-building workshops throughout the year, and offers many other high flying perks to its members, who pay a small fee annually.

  Lower Sioux Agency
At the Lower Sioux Agency, discover the truth about the devastating US - Dakota conflict of 1862. This uprising left 500 settlers and an unknown number of Native American Dakota dead. During your visit you'll learn how the conflict changed Dakota way...

  Lowertown Art & Street Festival
This Summer festival is alive with art, crafts, live music, a beer garden, food, and even a dog-washing area! For more info call 651.222.3661.

  Luce Line Trail
Luce Line Trail, a former railroad line, stretches 63 miles from Plymouth to the small town of Cosmos in west-central Minnesota. The trail accomodates bicyclists, hikers, horseback riders, snowmobilers, and cross-country skiers. The surface of the ...

  Lucky Mindy Adventures
Lucky Mindy Adventures is a travel program based in Litchfield, MN. Mindy is an Accredited Cruise Counselor and a Disney Specialist. Lucky Mindy Adventures specializes in small-group, fully-accessible tours that are well staffed with trained profes...

  Lumberjack Days
Stillwater's annual Lumberjack Days festival is back, featuring a treasure hunt, Ironjack Lumberjack shows, exhibitions, a parade, musically choreographed fireworks show (July 23), live music, children's activities, and more! For more information, in...

  Lyn Lake Art Crawl
Guide yourself through a multitude of booths and displays. Peruse art galleries, studios, hands-on activities, and entertainment. The Lyn-Lake Art Crawl is a celebration of local art!

  Lyndale Park Gardens
Located on the northeast shore of Lake Harriet, immediately adjacent to Roseway Road, Lyndale Park Gardens encompasses four distinctive gardens; the Rose Garden, the Perennial Garden, Peace (Rock) Garden and the Perennial Trial Garden. Immediately ad...

  Magnifying Abilities
Magnifying Abilities is a social/recreational program for persons with mental or physical disabilities. The program was established in 1987 through the Carver and Scott County Community Education and the Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative. The prog...

  Majestic Hills Ranch ~ Therapeutic horse riding for kids with special needs
Majestic Hills Ranch is a nonprofit organization that provides reputable, safe, and enjoyable therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs. A horse's walk has been proven to strengthen spine and pelvic muscles, improve posture and ...

  Make a splash at Apple Valley Aquatic Center!
Play in the water with waterslides, dropslides and diving boards; there is even a sand playground for sand castle building and beach volleyball! There is a "Tot" slide for younger swimmers, and a zero-depth entry into the pool allows people of all a...

  Maple Grove Arboretum
The Maple Grove Arboretum provides the public with opportunities to view many different varieties of trees, plants, and wildlife. In addition to enjoying the large collection of plants, visitors can also picnic within the Arboretum grounds. The rece...

  Maple Grove Community Center
This extensive facility includes a gymnasium, ice arena, skate park, swimming pool, and sand volleyball courts. There are also many programs available, such as birthday packages, a nursery school, a teen center, and a senior center. See web site fo...

  Maple Grove Days
This action packed community festival includes children's events, teen events, live music, classic cars, pony rides and a petting zoo, tennis clinics, fishing clinics, a business expo, a ducktape fashion show (yes, you read that correctly), and a daz...

  Maple Grove events and recreation
Use these links for information about events and recreation in Maple Grove: Parks and trails, athletic programs, seniors programs, recreational classes, special community events, and more.

  Maple Syrup Festival
Where would pancakes be without maple syrup? This event will feature displays and demonstrations on how maple syrup is tapped from trees and made into the delicious topping we know so well. There will also be children's activities, crafts, contests...

  Maplewood Nature Center & Neighborhood Preserves
This nature center has a wealth of features, including: Wetland exhibit, displays of animals (live & taxidermy), floating board walk, bird feeding station, touch & see corner for kids, binocular and snowshoe rental, water garden, prairie restoration,...

  Marketfest
This is an alcohol-free family festival featuring children's activities, food, a classic car show, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and a farmer's market - all in the heart of White Bear Lake's historic downtown. For more information, click the w...

  May Day Parade and Puppet Festival
This award-winning festival features brilliant displays of puppets and floats, lots of activities, stunning theatrical performances, food, and more. The Parade proceeds down Bloomington Avenue, starting at 25th Street and turning West toward Powderh...

  Mayo Park and Arboretum
The Mayo Park and Arboretum is located on the north side of Le Sueur. The park has a brick shelter, restrooms, a horseshow arena, playground, and gazebo. The arboretum features extensive floral displays that include rose beds, a white garden, herbs...

  Medicine Lake Winter Games
This event will have some outlandish competitions, including a Snowball Biathlon, Polar Putt and Brr Bowling, snowball-throwing contests, a Snowball Biathlon featuring snowshoe racing and snowball throwing, an adult broomball tournament, ice-fishing ...

  Meet wild animals in person, every Thursday!
This summer you can meet live animals every Thursday night, in three different Hennepin County parks! Rattlesnakes, bald eagles, flying squirrels, and Gila Monsters are only some of the animals you can meet and learn about. Some animals can be touc...

  Millstream Arts Festival
This festive event features a wide variety of visual arts, music, dance, ethnic foods, and hands-on activities for children. There is also a metal sculpture contest amd a juried art exhibit, as well as plenty of food and drink. Call the number belo...

  Minneapolis Events and Recreation
Use this link for information on events and recreation in Minneapolis. Find out about parks and trails, historic neighborhoods, arts and entertainment, numerous annual events, and more.

  Minneapolis Farmer's Market
You'll find lots of great treats at the Minneapolis Farmer's Market - everything from yummy fresh produce and meats to beautiful cut flowers and even arts and crafts! It's a great, relaxing way to spend a summer morning. Grab some coffee or a cold ...

  Minneapolis Rose Garden
This is the second oldest public rose garden in the United States. You'll find this beautiful garden on the northeast side of Lake Harriet. Don't miss the expansive rose gardens, exotic and native trees, the perennials and fountains. The very best ...

  Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
One of the most photographed Twin Cities' landmarks is the awesome "Spoon bridge and Cherry" sculpture found in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. If you haven't seen the sculpture garden, this is a must-do activity! Hedges divide 10 acres of space i...

  Minnehaha Depot
Picture the hustle and bustle of the depot on busy summer weekends of long ago, when Minneapolis residents stepped off the train to visit Minnehaha Park and its waterfall. Milwaukee Road employees referred to the 1875 Minnehaha Depot as the "Princes...

  Minnehaha Park and Falls
Minnehaha is one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most popular parks, not to mention the most famous. Hordes of people visit the park every year for various activities, or just to view the stunning fifty-three foot waterfall. There are plenty of walking/...

  Minnesota Broken Wing Connection Pheasant Hunt Invitational
The Minnesota Broken Wing Connection was formed to help people with disabilities discover (or rediscover) the great outdoors. In ten years of existence it has become a national resource center and a Minnesota learning center for people with disabilit...

  Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard
This beautiful orchard offers great scenery, tours, horseback riding, and around fifty irresistable varieties of apple! You can buy pre-picked apples or pick them yourself, and there are plenty of free samples. Besides the delicious apples, there a...

  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The Minnesota landscape Arboretum showcases over 900 acres of unique gardens developed specifically for the harsh northern climate. You'll find there's not a bad time of year to visit the arboretum. It's as beautiful during a January deep freeze as i...

  Minnesota River Heritage Park
In just a 40 minute drive from the Twin Cities, you can travel back in time to the 1800s when settlers and fur trading were all the rage through this stretch of woodsy Minnesota River Valley. Ride in a horse-drawn trolley or stroll through this town ...

  Minnesota Rovers Outing Club
The Minnesota Rovers Outing Club is a diverse group of people drawn together by a common appreciation for the outdoors. Hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, camping, sight-seeing, and conservation are all activities that go on in ...

  Minnesota State Fair
Ours is the largest (and most fun!) State fair in the country. It features hogs the size of full-grown steers, steers weighing in at a ton, and pumpkins the size of easy chairs. There are rides and games for all ages as well as national rock and coun...

  Minnesota Street Rod Association: Back to the 50's Weekend
Check out some amazing vehicles during Back to the 50's Weekend! At the expo, you'll see more than 10,000 street rods, custom cars, classic cars, and restored vehicles. Plus, there'll be live music and plenty of food. Contact the Minnesota State F...

  Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
This outdoor experience, only some ten miles from the Minneapolis metropolitan area, is as primitive and natural as any state or national park. The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is one of only four urban wildlife refuges in the nation, a ...

  Minnesota Valley State Recreational Area
Just minutes from the Twin Cities, this state recreation area preserves part of the Minnesota River Valley. The Minnesota Valley Trail links Fort Snelling State Park and units of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge to waysides and other pub...

  Minnesota Zoo
Animals to see, Dolphins to watch, and lessons to be learned! Visit the web site to learn more and plan your trip to the Minnesota Zoo.

  Minnesota Zoo Polar Adventure
Don't miss the Minnesota Zoo's first ever "Polar Adventure" event, which will include reindeer, sled dogs, and fun kids activities. This event will be held each weekend in December and will replace the Walk the Wild Lights event held in the past. ...

  Minnetonka Orchards
This orchard has it all: Tours, entertainment, children's activities, informational exhibits, hayrides, nature paths, a corn maze, and a huge variety of delicious apples. Visit their web site or call for more information.

  Mississippi Heritage Day
This fall festival will feature games, family activities, children's art, historical info, a campfire, storytelling, and more. Call the number below for more information.

  Moss Gardens
Join the folks at Westwood Hills Nature Center and take a closer look at intriguing mosses and lichens. Then, go on an expedition to collect mosses, lichens and objects to build your own miniature landscape! Contact Westwood Hills to register.

  Movies and Music in the Park - Loring Park
It's time once again for Summer movies and music in the park! Each monday night at Loring park, you can see great musical acts followed by a free film screening at dusk. A great place to bring a blanket, a cooler, and enjoy quality entertainment in...

  Munsinger Gardens
Located on the scenic banks of the Mississippi River, the Munsinger Gardens came to life in 1915 as part of the park. The gardens now boast huge shade trees, a lily pond with a fountain, a gazebo, restful benches and a pair of peacocks. Whatever the...

  Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Murphy-Hanrehan is one of the most challenging cross-country ski areas in the Twin Cities. The terrain is also popular with horseback riders, mountain bikers, bird watchers and hikers. With the exception of the trails, this 2,400-acre park reserve re...

  Music and Movies in Del Sol
Thursdays, June 19th-August 7th a free outdoor film and music series for all ages, featuring a variety of live, local bands, activities and well-known, family friendly films. Activities start at 7pm, music 7:30pm, film at dusk. Complete schedule on...

  Music and Movies in the Park
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board hits the road during the summer with a movie series that travels to parks across the city. The family-friendly movies are free to the public and range from the classics to recent releases, action and adventur...

  Music and Movies in the Park ~ Stevens Square Park
Bring a blanket and take in a Summer evening of outdoor music and a movie. This year's theme at Stevens Square Park is musical films, featuring everything from the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" to "James and the Giant Peach." Click the link below fo...

  Music in the Park - Nicollet Island
This year the outdoor amphitheater on Nicollet Island, across from St. Anthony Main, is hosting two morning concerts. Concerts will feature the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. In case of rain, concerts a...

  Nelson Marine Boat Rental
Nelson's offers boat rental and is located in White Bear Lake. Call for detailed information.

  Niagara Cave
Niagara Cave has history, mystery, fossils, and more. It's a fabulous geological attraction. Niagara is a fissure cave that consists of interconected underground cracks in a stone plate. The one-mile underground tour features a grandaddy stalactite,...

  Nicollet Island Park
Nicollet Island Park is a wonderful park, with an historic pavilion, located in the heart of Minneapolis. From the beautiful lower end of the island visitors view the 1858 horseshoe-shaped dam, the first dam on the Mississippi, as well as a fabulous...

  Nisswa Family Fun Center
At the Nisswa Family Fun Center you can zoom down a 400 foot water slide, relax in the hot tub, play hockey or go in-line skating (rental equipment available). The center also has a video arcade and a sand volleyball court. Visit their web site to ...

  Noerenberg Memorial Park
Located on Lake Minnetonka's Crystal Bay in Orono, the Noerenberg Gardens feature an amazing view of the lake and an equally astonishing collection of daylillies and azaleas, as well as a vast and vibrant rainbow of annuals and perennials. These gar...

  Nokomis Naturescape Gardens
These native plant gardens were built in 1998 and feature a variety of native wildflowers and grasses, as well as signs to identify the names of the native plants. Come and see what a soothing landscape can be created with nothing but native plants!...

  Normandale Japanese Garden
This intricate Japanese garden features a pond, lagoon, bridges, quiet pathways and benches, a waterfall, and lots of amazing Japanese plantlife. Some examples of the plants and trees you'll find here are: Ginkgo trees, pines, juniper, dogwood, and l...

  North Commons Water Park
This awesome water park features speed and loop slides that are three stories tall, plenty of room to splash around, and a shallow water pool with geysers and gadgets that will thrill any youngster! Funbrellas let you escape the sun and stay cool on...

  Northeast Water Park
This water wonderland features three large water slides, including a tube slide. There is also a log water walk, many interactive spray features, water volleyball, lap swimming lanes, and zero depth entry for total accessibility. The park is design...

  Oliver H. Kelly Farm
Try your hand at 1800's farming at the 189 acre Oliver H. Kelly Farm. Costumed interpreters won't mind if you want to take a turn plowing with oxen or threshing the grain. Partake in the household chores of churning butter, washing laundry with a scr...

  Open the Outdoors - the DNR's accessibility resource
These DNR pages focus on accessibility. Browse these pages to find information on access to state parks, state forest campgrounds, state trails, public fishing piers, and wildlife management areas. Learn about some of the specialized opportunities fo...

  Padelford Packet Boat Company
Padelford offers unique and unforgettable boat rides down the Mississippi River. There are different types of rides to choose from, all of which include historic commentary by the captain and lively banjo entertainment! Most of the trips include a ...

  Paul Bunyan Amusement Center
One of Minnesota's most famous and gigantic citizens is non other than Paul Bunyan. Although Paul and his blue ox, Babe, make the rounds to a number of other cities, everyone knows his full-time place of residence is Brainerd. Now Paul's a pretty sma...

  Paul Bunyan Land
In Minnesota we have the birthplace, girlfriend, the ax, the ox, the anchor, the cradle and the grave...All over Minnesota we have Paul Bunyan icons, including the largest statues in the world. Bemidji claims the original Paul Bunyan because they bui...

  Peace (Rock) Garden
Between 1983 and 2000, donations to People for Parks enabled artist Betty Ann Addison to redesign and rebuild this wonderful fixture of Loring Park. The garden has hardy alpine plants, dwarf conifers, and many more interesting spectacles of life! Ea...

  Perennial Trial Garden
A recent addition to Lyndale Park, the Perennial Trail Garden features perennials that are tested over several seasons for hardiness and disease resistance. This colorful display of growth begins near King’s Highway and follows the wood line down to...

  Phillips Community Center
The Phillips Community Center is a joint operation between the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Twin Cities Area. The center is unique because it served as a junior high school before it became a community ...

  Pine Grove Zoo
Visit the Pine Grove Zoo the next time you're in Little Falls and walk through the Zoo's deer pen. See bison, tigers, and elk. The zoo also has a children's playground.

  Pine Tree Apple Orchard
This picturesque orchard offers a variety of apples (Aug-Feb), homemade apple bakery/dessert products, caramel apples, fresh cider, apple gifts, gift baskets, jams & jellies. There is a corn maze, pumpkin patch, quilting exhibition, wagon rides and p...

  Plymouth Events and Recreation
Use these links for information about events and recreation in the city of Plymouth. Learn about indoor and outdoor facilities, sports leagues, parks and trails, artistic opportunities, and more.

  Plymouth Summer Carnival
This annual Summer Carnival, open to all ages, features games, music, entertainment and tons of fun. Food and drink will be available throughout the event at the Parkers Lake concession stand. For more information, call the number below.

  Powderhorn Art Fair
The lush hills and walkways of Powderhorn Park are a lovely place to appreciate art and nature. Browse the work of regional artists, listening to light acoustic music, and tasting a variety of foods and drinks. If this sounds good, the Powderhorn Art...

  Powderhorn Park
Powderhorn is the largest of Minneapolis' many neighborhood parks. The park contains over 65 acres of land and 12 acres of water. There are also several athletic fields located at the park. See the park web site for more detailed information.

  Project Power - Anoka Area Community Education
Project Power promotes inclusion of adults with developmental disabilities in a variety of community education programs and makes reasonable accommodations to provide an enriching experience for all participants. See their web site for more informati...

  Project SOAR
A COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM THAT SUPPORTS ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES BY PROVIDING SPECIALIZED CLASSES AND INCLUSION SERVICES. Project SOAR is a consortium, supported by the Community Education Departments of the Hopkins, Minnetonka, St. Louis Par...

  Quaking Bog
A unique habitat located in Theodore Wirth Park, the Quaking Bog is worth a visit. Nearly 200 mature tamaracks shade the understory sphagnum moss of the hidden five-acre acid bog. This is a great site for dragonfly/damselfly observation. While you're...

  Raceway Park >>>>> Live racing action
Take the inside lane to Raceway Park and experience thrill of live NASCAR racing right here in the Twin Cities! Raceway Park hosts weekly NASCAR action as well as numerous car shows and novelty events from April to October. Click the link below to ...

  Ramsey County Fair
Experience a good old fashioned county fair this Summer! This one will feature talent contests, derbies, pet shows, a rose show, a tractor pull, a car show, rides, exhibits, live music, a petting zoo, fireworks, a parade, K-9 demonstrations, and mor...

  Ramsey County Historical Society
Historic sites abound in St. Paul, so this organization has a lot to work with. The Landmark Center and the Gibbs Museum are the hubs of the Ramsey County Historical Society, but a plethora of other sites are included as well. RCHS also has numerou...

  Remembering the Civil War
Celebrate "Remembering the Civil War in the Capitol" month in July. On these guided tours, discover why the Capitol is decorated with Civil War artifacts, paintings and memorials, and learn about the role of Minnesota in the war. See the Union attire...

  Richardson Nature Center
Located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Highway 494, Richardson Nature Center offers an island of peace and beauty in the midst of the city. The center features interactive exhibits, live animals, meeting space, and a professional naturali...

  Richfield Outdoor Pool
This outdoor splashville includes a 50-meter pool, one- and three-meter diving boards, a separate wading pool, double-flume waterslide (29 feet high, with 200-foot runs and a drop slide), and water volleyball. There are also concessions and a picnic...

  Riverwalk Market Fair
Join us at Northfield's newest event: Riverwalk Market Fair, an open air, summer Saturday market along the Cannon River! Stroll our picturesque limestone Riverwalk to discover merchants offering high-quality goods that reflect distinctive local talen...

  Robbinsdale events and recreation
Use this link to learn about events and recreation in Robbinsdale. There are numerous sporting, educational, artistic, and volunteer possibilites to be explored. Also find information on nearby parks and trails.

  Rose Garden
This is the second oldest public rose garden in the United States (constructed in 1907-8) and was designed by our second Park Superintendent Theodore Wirth. An official AARS (All America Rose Selections) test rose garden was added in 1946. The Heffe...

  Rosefest
Rosefest has an extensive and exciting schedule of events that includes a health fair, stupid pet and human tricks, battle of the bands, starlyte movie night, art festival, bluegrass festival, fishing contest, softball tourney, and more. Don't miss t...

  Roselawn Stables
Located in beautiful Saint Francis, Minnesota, Roselawn Stables has a program designed for every horse enthusiast in the family. Explore the joy of horseback riding, showing, hayrides, sleigh rides and more! Whether you're looking for riding lesso...

  Roseville Outdoor Ice Arena
Get ready for a surprise: The largest outdoor skating facility in the world is right here in the Twin Cities! It's called the John Rose MN Oval, and it features a 110,000 square foot slab of concrete used for ice-skating in the winter and inline skat...

  Saint Croix Vineyards
This local vineyard features award-wining wines, ranging from barrel-aged reds to semi-sweet whites. Be sure to try their famous Raspberry Infusion desert wine. The rustic tasting room is in a restored century-old barn, and is located next to Aamodt'...

  Saint Paul Sommerfest
Sommerfest is packed with interesting activities, from vintage and European car shows to an Emperor's Ball and Rheinfest Boat Trip. Some activities cost money to attend and others are free. Click the link below for details on all the festivities for ...

  Salvation Army Summer Day Camp
This day camp for kids 6-12 is non-stop action, with activities ranging from sports and field trips to computer labs and movies. It's a great way to gain experience, make friends, and burn off energy! For more info or an application, call Catherine B...

  Scherer Flower Garden
The Scherer Flower Garden began as one man's vision - now it's a magic place for all of us. Enter acres of lovely gardens and feast your eyes on this picture perfect setting with its walkways and fountains. Your senses awaken to lush textures, buzzin...

  Scott County Fair
This fair has a classic array of fair activities, including carnival games, exhibits, motocross racing, live music, 4-H activities, tractor pulls, horse shows, rodeos, dances, and FIREWORKS! Use the contact info below to learn more.

  Search Beyond Adventures
Search Beyond Adventures provides escorted vacations and tours for adults with disabilities. Get all the information you need from their website, including a complete list of their 150+ upcoming tours. These tours come in all shapes and sizes, inclu...

  See the Butterfly Garden at Lowery Nature Center
Join the group from Magnifying Abilities for a trip to Lowery Nature Center, where you'll help plant a flower garden to create a habitat for butterflies! After the flower planting, the group will take a self-guided tour of the nature center and hike ...

  Septemberfest
This festival includes carnival rides, food, raffles, live music by Tone Cats, Big Bob and the Highrollers, Trish and the North Shore Drive, and more. Contact Faithful Shepherd Catholic School and Tri-Parish Center at the number listed below for more...

  Seward Arts Festival
A celebration of art including lots of artists and their work, art cars and bikes on display, live music, henna art, and more. If you are going to see a specific musical act or artist, make sure you look at the schedule on the web site so you can tim...

  Shakespeare in the Park!
Outdoor Shakespeare is alive and well in Minnesota! Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" will be produced and performed this Summer at various outdoor amphitheaters in Twin Cities parks. A few of the parks featuring the performance are Como, Minnehaha, Nic...

  Shakopee Aquatic Park
Experience one of Minnesota’s only sand-bottomed pools, featuring a sand beach (which surrounds two-thirds of the one-acre, chlorinated pool), perfect for lounging on lazy summer days. You can also rock-and-roll down the 300-foot waterslide, or eithe...

  Sharadise Therapeutics
This organization offers Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding within a system of functional and measurable goals. Sharadise helps children with ADD, brain injuries, CP, Autism, Down Syndrome, MS, muscle/nervous system disorders, muscular dystrophy, s...

  Sibley House Children's Day: 19th-Century Toys and Games
Play on the green lawns of the Sibley House site with a collection of reproduction early 19th-century hoops, tops, jacks, games of balance and other amusements that school-age and younger children enjoyed more than 150 years ago. The children's outdo...

  Ski for Light
Ski for Light is an organization that promotes cross-country skiing, and other physically demanding winter activities, for people with disabilities. Ski for Light puts people with disabilities in one-on-one partnerships with others to build strength...

  Sledding at French Lake Regional Park
This sliding hill is LIGHTED for good sledding, day or night! The hill is located near the visitor center. Sleds with metal rails are not allowed. For more specific information, call French Regional Park at the number below.

  Snowtubing Hills in the Twin Cities
There are several great places to snowtube in the Twin Cities. Below, you'll find a list places with snowtubing hills that are long, fast, and fun! Each location below includes an address, map, and phone number to call for more information.

  Sod House on the Prairie
Could there be anything more fun than an overnight stay in a sod house? To reach the authentic, 1880 sod house replica, you'll follow a trail through 8 foot prairie grass. The house has walls that are 2 feet thick and a grass roof. Inside, you'll fin...

  Softball Team for people with disabilities
There are many activities that go hand-in-hand with Summer time, and softball is one of them! Teens and adults with disabilities are invited to play in this metro-area league softball team, sponsored by Saint Paul's Adaptive Recreation Proram. the st...

  Sojourns
This Friendship Ventures Program offers inexpensive, flexible resort options for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families or care providers. Plan your trip with the Friendship Ventures staff. Call or see their website for deta...

  Sonshine Festival
Sonshine features the hottest acts in Christian music, such as Jars of Clay, Relient K, Third Day, and Audio Adrenaline. There is also skateboarding, games, contests, children's activities, camping, special speakers, and much more! To learn more ab...

  Southside Services
Southside Services is a private, non-profit agency serving people with developmental disabilities who live independently in Hennepin County. A variety of great programs are offered, including recreation, advocacy, counseling and employment services. ...

  Southwest Regional LRT Trail
This is a temporary 27 mile trail that is used for biking, walking, running, and pet walking during spring, summer, and fall. Some areas may allow winter use. The access point is Carver Park Reserve in Victoria, MN. Visit the Carver Park and/or Sou...

  Spirit Mountain ~ Ski, Snowboard, and Summer Activities
Spirit Mountain has some of the longest and most robust ski/snowboard trails in Minnesota. If you're into skiing and snowboarding, this is a great place to be! The park also offers activities during summer months, including camping, hiking and bik...

  Split Rock Lighthouse
Shipwrecks from a mighty 1905 November gale prompted the construction of a lighthouse on this spectacular rocky Lake Superior bluff - near what some regard as the most dangerous area of water in the world. Tour the lighthouse, restored to its 1920s ...

  Spring Celebration at Loring Park
Celebrate Spring at Loring Park with live music, breakfast, prizes, and a talk with bird expert Mary Maguire Lerman. For more info call 612.823.5878.

  Spring Raptor Release
Watch as Raptor Center staffers return rehabilitated birds to the wild! Enjoy live music by Michael Monroe, join hands-on kids' activities (including a rock climbing wall), peruse educational displays, learn about these magnificent creatures, and cel...

  Springbrook Nature Center
This wildlife reserve consists of 127 acres of wildlife. There are 350 unique plant species at Springbrook including Trilliums, Gentians and Orchids. The threatened Blandings turtle also dwells there, and other animals frequently seen by visitors i...

  Sprout
Sprout is a non-profit travel organization that specializes in serving individuals with developmental disabilities. They are based in New York City and offer a wide variety of programs and services. Visit their web site for more information or call...

  St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge
St. Anthony Falls holds the honored distinction of being the only waterfall on the Mississippi River. The falls are only 13 feet, but the actual drop is 50 feet, making it the longest drop on the river as well. View the falls from the restored Stone ...

  St. Anthony Park Arts Festival
This Art-stravaganza will feature over 120 artists with works on display and for sale. There will be tutorials, activities, food and beverage vendors, books, and more. A perfect activity for those interested in art and enjoying a beautiful June day...

  St. David's Adventure Program: After-school and summer activities for adolescents with special needs
This group is for youth ages 6-18 with developmental disabilities. Activities center on recreation, community activities, and socialization. This is a structured group environment in which children with special needs can develop positive peer relatio...

  St. Louis Aquatic Park
A huge aquatic center with a huge sandbox, giant play area with lots of fountains, four exciting water slides, locker rooms, snacks, and a wading area.

  St. Patrick's Day Parade - Minneapolis
If you can't make it to the St. Paul Parade, there is a consolation parade in Minneapolis. The route begins at Nicollet Mall at 13th St and travels down Nicollet to 5th St. Visit www.mplsstpats.org for all the ...

  St. Paul Saints ~Life Pages Supporter~
Minnesotans don't have to wait for a new stadium to enjoy quality outdoor baseball! The St. Paul Saints play minor league baseball in a beautiful outdoor ballpark in St. Paul. Several major league stars, such as Rey Ordonez, J.D. Drew, and Darryl S...

  Starlite Drive-In Theater
What better way to enjoy the warm summer months than to park your car and watch a movie under the stars?! Starlite is the classic Drive-In movie experience, including huge screens, great sound and full concessions. Starlite is open every year, roug...

  Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
This juried art festival has it all: 200+ artists with art for sale, three stages featuring musical performances, a Guthrie Theatre costume display, artist demonstrations, kids' art activities, a pet spa, a classic car display, a "Budding Artist" co...

  Summer Concert Series at Staring Lake Park
The Staring Lake Park Amphtitheater is a whirlwind of Summer art and entertainment! On the stage there will be theater, mime, movies, and live music ranging from Rock and Folk to Dixieland and Classical. Call the information line for more informati...

  Summer Concerts at Wayzata Depot
Every Wednesday, the second week in June through mid August, a variety of musical groups will entertain people of all ages at the Wayzata Depot. Enjoy the water and the music every Wednesday night this summer. Click on the web link for the detailed...

  Summer concerts in Wayzata - they're outdoor and free!
The Wayzata Depot, a beautiful venue on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, is home to free outdoor concerts throughout the summer! Relax by the lake and listen to a diverse range of musical talent, including "Gaelic Tribe," "The Whistlepigs String Band,...

  Summer Entertainment in the Park ~ Roseville
This outdoor series features a variety of musical and artistic performances throughout the Summer. For more information, including a complete schedule, click the weblink below.

  Summer Music in the Park - Lake Harriet
During the summer, Lake Harriet hosts an outdoor music event every evening! Most concerts begin at 7:30pm, but be sure to use the link below to view the current concert schedule. You can see everything from Jazz to local rock bands for free, while e...

  Summer Music in the Park - Minnehaha Falls
Outdoor concerts are held near Minnehaha Falls several times each week. In case of rain, concerts are moved to the Minnehaha Falls Pavilion. Use the web links to view the concert schedule or to get more information on Minnehaha Park.

  Summit Avenue Walking Tours
Summit Avenue was the home of many of the city's business and civic leaders during St. Paul's Gilded Age. Learn about mansions that line the elite avenue and the architecture, development and social history of the neighborhood on 90-minute walking to...

  Sundance Golf and Bowling Center
This location has a golf course and a bowling alley. The bowling alley is open throughout the year with 24 quality lanes, automatic scoring, arcade games, refreshments, free poker tournaments, live music, and more. Use the contact information below t...

  Sunday Afternoons in the Garden!
This Summer, spend a Sunday afternoon in the lush Noerenberg Memorial Gardens on Lake Minnetonka. Gardening gurus will conduct free tours of the gardens and answer any gardening questions you can come up with. Don't miss this free chance to tour on...

  Superior Whitewater Raft Tours
Have you always wanted to experience Whitewater rafting? Call Superior Whitewater raft tours! They'll supply everything - your equipment, shuttle service and guides - for a wet and wild two to three hour ride on the St. Louis River. No experience ...

  Swedish Midsommar Celebration
This Swedish-style celebration of Summer features authentic Swedish music, maypole dance lessons, folk sing-alongs, children's activities, and crafts. Oh, and swedish food. Check out this web site
  Tamarack Nature Center
Tamarack is a 320-acre park preserve located within Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park. Wood chipped paths, paved trails and boardwalks provide year-round access. In this diverse community you will find red fox, deer, woodcock, and other wildlife, ...

  Taylor's Falls Scenic Boat Tours
Tour the historic St. Croix Rover Valley on an authentic stern-wheeled riverboat. You'll see a variety of beautiful and famous sites, such as the world's largest glacial kettles or "pot holes", Devil's Chair, Lion's Head, Turk's Head, and the highli...

  Temperance River State Park
Within the boundaries of the park, the Temperance River drops 162 feet in a half-mile series of cascades, creating beautiful cauldrons and giant potholes. Hike the trail to Hidden Falls (upriver from the parking area) or connect up with trails into t...

  Tettegouche State Park
The Baptism river flows through Tettegouche State Park creating three waterfalls, including one spectacular 60-foot high falls. Hike to the historic logging camp or better still, rent one of the no frills rustic cabins. The park boasts seventeen mile...

  The Boundary Waters Escape
This is the most popular trip the "No Boundaries" respite program offers - and for good reason! You'll spend a week in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) at the beautiful Mink Lake Wilderness Camp. You'll have plenty of time to canoe, hike, swim...

  The House
The House offers skateboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, and wakeboarding accessories and supplies. Order through their on-line catalog and receive a 10% discount.

  The Minnesota Irish Fair
This festival is a pot-o-gold! The Minnesota Irish Fair, situated on Harriet Island in St. Paul, is a dazzling festival of Irish culture that includes music and dance from some of the world's premier Irish performers, food, children's activities, cu...

  The Peace Garden
The peace garden is far from a simple rock garden. Beautifully constructed over 17 years, it's a work of art that is impossible to describe with words. Installed at each end of the peace bridge in the lower portion of the garden are Peace stones fr...

  The Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is the largest and oldest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Join and become a Sierra volunteer or just get more informed about environmental issues and politics. The Sierra Club's mission statement: Explor...

  Therapeutic Horseback Riding Centers (NARHA Accredited)
The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association's website provides a directory of Minnesota's accredited Therapeutic Riding Centers. Use the link below to view their list of NARHA accredited providers. Also, be sure to explore their web s...

  Therapeutic Horticulture Program
The Therapeutic Horticulture Program offers a wide variety of programs including classes in therapeutic horticulture, programming at the Arboretum, Clotilde Irvine Sensory Garden and Therapeutic Horticulture Program Center and intergenerational garde...

  Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary
During Spring months, this is a great place to spot spring migratory birds such as Warblers. Throughout the Summer and Fall, it's a great place to see a variety of birds, such as vireos, woodpeckers, soras, wood ducks, and great blue herons. This 13-...

  Three Rivers Park District
Formerly Hennepin Parks,Three Rivers Park District is a natural resources-based park system located in the suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area of Minnesota that manages nearly 27,000 acres of park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and sp...

  Tom's Logging Camp
At Tom's Logging Camp, you'll learn how the Minnesota loggers lived and worked before the chainsaw. Try your hand at blacksmithing, or feed the tame deer, pygmy goats, bunnies and rainbow trout. Don't forget your camera! Step inside the gravity hou...

  Tropics Indoor Water Park ~Life Pages Supporter~
Hit this aqua-palooza water park when the backyard slip-and-slide just isn't causing a big enough splash. It's got a throat-catching serpentine water slide; a few smaller drop slides, including one in the shape of a shipwrecked boat; a Water Walk tha...

  Twin Cities Bicycling Club
This club meets weekly for bike rides on Twin Cities trails. They also plans social events (i.e. picnics) for members several times per year.

  Twin City Trolley
All aboard! Through Twin City Trolley, you can tour Minnesota's cosmopolitan city in vintage streetcars that will take you back to when trolleys roamed thousands of miles of track linking America’s city streets. Tours last 60-minutes, and are su...

  Ultimate Events Party & Tent Rental
Ultimate Events is the premier tent and party rental provider in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. Bring us your vision and we will help you transform it into reality, we will work with you every step of the way to insure that your event is a succes...

  United Federation of Disabled Archers (UFFDA)
This organization is designed for people with disabilities who seek to develop or continue their love for archery and bowhunting. Membership to the UFFDA is very affordable ($20/year) and includes newsletters, a subscription to Bowhunter news. But ...

  Upper Sioux Agency State Park
The only place you can tipi camp in Minnesota is the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. The Minnesota and Yellow Medicine Rivers provide spectacular fishing, hiking and birding. You can spot Red-Tailed Hawks, Pelicans, Blue Herons and Belted King Fishers...

  Vali Hi Drive-in Theater
In the late 1950's, Minnesota was home to nearly 80 Drive-in theatres, and drive-in theaters were popping up all over the country. Since then, 92% of them have since gone dark or been demolished. But you can still experience this classic form of su...

  Ventures Travel
Ventures Travel is a program designed for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Throughout the year, Ventures offers more than 90 vacation packages for people 16 years and older. You can travel by plane, train, or van and to destination...

  Victoria Volksfest
This is a new community fall festival will take place in downtown Victoria. The festival has been properly named 'Victoria Volksfest.' Volksfest is a German word that means 'Public Festival.' Click the link below for more information about this e...

  Victory Riders
Victory riders was founded in 1996. Qualified instructors and trained volunteers direct this recreational horseback riding program in a faith-filled, Bible-based and educational environment. Victory riders is NARHA Certified - NARHA is the North Am...

  Vista Fleet Harbor Cruises
For a close-up view of the Duluth harbor and a huge lake freighter, take a Vista Fleet Harbor Cruise. They offer an interesting narrated tour of the harbor with lots of information about the ships at port. This tour lasts just over an hour and durin...

  Walnut Grove
In 1874, the now famous 7-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family traveled from Wisconsin's Big Woods to Walnut Grove, Minnesota. They settling on the banks of Plum Creek and this community still preserves Laura's past and celebrates with an an...

  Washington County Fair
Another great county fair with an eclectic mix of activities, including: stiltwalkers, magicians, live music, pig races, jugglers, fireworks, tractor pulls, arts and crafts, a hypnotist, and oh so much more. Click the link below for more info on the ...

  Weekly music-and-a-movie at Loring Park!
Monday nights this Summer in Loring Park: Catch a local band as the sun fades, then lounge under the stars for a movie! The Walker Art Center is bringing its Summer Music and Movies series back to Loring Park this year, with a great lineup of bands...

  Welch Mill Canoeing and Tubing
Welch is literally a scene right out of a movie. A big Hollywood production company filmed the motion picture, "Here on Earth" in this village using many of the locals as walk ons. Look around have an ice-cream cone, then experience what's always mad...

  Westwood Hills Nature Center
Westwood Hills Nature Center has many beautiful trails through the natural homes of our animal friends. Pick a day with good weather, get out and enjoy the vibrant plant and wildlife at this educational and relaxing nature center. Use the link belo...

  Wheelchair-accessible tent
The Freedom improves accessibility with several key elements: the door, which is zipperless and can be opened with minimal dexterity; the vestibule, which offers a protected area in which to store equipment; and the overall design, which is wheelchai...

  WHEELS ON TRAILS : Trail Organization For Users With Disabilities
An organization developed to connect people with limited mobility to the many great hiking trails in northern Minnesota. Trails are accessed for accessibility for a wheelchair, scooter, or cart.

  Whitewater Country Water Park (Valley Fair)
Want to cool off after playing hard all day? Valleyfair's Whitewater Country Waterpark is a great way to chill out and have fun! Included in Valleyfair's general admission, the waterpark's 3.5 acres offers hours of wet fun in the sun. The waterpark i...

  Wild Bird Day ~ Minnesota Zoo
Come support migratory bird conservation at the Zoo - Introduce yourself to the wonders of birds and help ensure a future for all of our feathered friends. Visit with staff, learn more about backyard birding and Minnesota migratory birds, and enjoy s...

  Wild Mountain Water Park ~Life Pages Supporter~
You'll be coming down the mountain when you come...to Wild Mountain, which features six waterslides, ranging from downright scary to totally relaxing. For those who want to stay dry, there are 1700 ft. alpine slides and formula one go-karts! Kids a...

  Wolf's Den Social Club
Come join us for music played by our great DJ's or dance to LIVE music on occasions. The Wolf's Den is the FIRST and OLDEST club of it's kind in Minnesota. Our schedule of events can be found on our website at http://www.wolfsden-mn.com or by calling...

  Wolsfeld Woods State Natural Area (SNA)
221 Acres of pure nature! This large, mature forest covers gently rolling hills with a wide variety of tree and plant species. Naturally, birds and wildlife are abundant here! Click the links below for more information on visiting.

  Wood Lakes Nature Center - Richfield
Did you know that Kangaroos run wild in Minnesota? Well, not exactly wild, but plenty of them live here at Wood Lakes Nature Center. Wood Lakes is a 150 acre wildlife park maintained by the City of Richfield. When visiting you'll also see Emu -- t...

  Wright County Fair
Another classic county fair, featuring: truck, tractor and ATV pulls, live music, games, food and drink, talent show, fiddler contest, demo derby, and contests of all sorts. For more information, click the weblink below!

  YMCA-St. Croix Valley
This YMCA offers activities and programs for all ages. The 67,000-square-foot facility features two pools, a water slide, a skate park, a gymnasium, and a teen center. The facility also includes aerobics studios, indoor running track, weight room, C...

  You can still ride the street trolley in Minneapolis!
The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line is the last remnant of the trolley system that used to take people all over the city of Minneapolis. Three Streecars, now beautifully restored, still run between Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet in a vintage fifteen minu...

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