Outdoor Fun

The Minnesota State Fair: 21 Facts

The Minnesota State Fair: 21 Facts

It’s here! It’s here! The Minnesota State Fair has opened their gates and for the next 12 days, people from all corners of the state will descend on the fairgrounds for hours of food and fun! But our state fair is more than just that. It’s full of history and interesting facts, so we decided […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 11

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 11

The signs are there: the State Fair starting, the earlier sunsets, the school supplies list in the mail. Yes, the 12 Weeks of Summer are almost over, but the good news is they are not over yet. We still have Week 11 and Week 12, so let’s enjoy them! This week, we recommend seeing parts […]

Round Tower

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 10

Want to take a step back in time during Week 10 of the 12 Weeks of Summer? You can do just that at Historic Fort Snelling and learn about fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, military history from before the Civil War through World War II and much more. The fort overlooks both the Minnesota and […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 9

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 9

Anyone else feel like summer is fleeting? How are we on Week 9 already in our 12 Weeks of Summer series? This week is all about wildflowers, plants and birds at our very own Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary in Minneapolis. This 15-acre garden is the oldest public wildflower garden in the country, […]

Pick 3 Weekend Events July 29 – 31

Welcome to the last weekend in July. How did that happen? In our Pick 3 Events, we have something for the dogs, something for the kids, something for everyone really. From parades to art festivals, world records and more, you’ll find it happening in Minneapolis this weekend. Check it out and enjoy!   Friday, July […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 6

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 6

How can it be Week 6 of the 12 Weeks of Summer already? We’re not sure how we feel about being half-way through our series, but we know that there is plenty of summer fun still to be had. And this week, is all about geocaching. And we’re not talking about Pokemon Go. Rather, good, […]

Pick 3 Weekend Events July 15 – 17

Is it really already the middle of July? Seriously, how did that happen? Time flies when you’re having fun, they say, so we must be having a blast. And, another weekend is upon us with once again lots to do. In our Pick 3 Events, we have a local business on national TV, an annual […]

Disc Golf at Afton Alps

Afton Alps, in partnership with Vibram, the worldwide leader in high performance soles and partner of Vail Resorts, has announced the opening of a championship caliber disc golf course. The course is designed to provide a high-level, challenging disc golf experience set against stunning hilltop views. The course opened on Friday, July 1, with a grand […]

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 5

12 Weeks of Summer: Week 5

Whether you call it Putt-Putt or Mini-Golf (or something entirely different), the end result is always fun. So for Week 5 of our 12 Weeks of Summer series, we are highlighting places you can go to chase a golf ball around mazes and obstacle courses with a small golf club, or for simplicity sake, mini-golf. […]

2016 Music & Movies in Loring Park

While it is true that on any given night, you can catch live music and/or a movie at a Minneapolis park over the summer, you also have the opportunity to listen to live music and watch a movie in Loring Park on four Mondays in August, courtesy of the Walker Art Center. The 38th Summer […]