Our Twin Cities Bucket List

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Summer (lifetime) Bucket List:  Things to do around the Twin Cities with your children.

 Summer is here and again, we hope to cross off a few more things on our Twin Cities Bucket List.  We decided to blog our list to share with our readers.  We will add new things to our list as we discover them.   This is a partial list and more items will be added over the next few days.  It is amazing the things that are right in your own backyard that you never take the time to explore!  

Please share your favorite places and activities that should be added to our bucket list.   It will be fun to slowly cross items off our list.

Our Summer Bucket List – Things To Check Out Around the Twin Cities – a work in progress

Aamodt’s Apple Farm – Stillwater – www.aamodtsapplefarm.com – Free

Alexander Ramsey House – St Paul – www.mnhs.org/places/sites/arh – Admission

American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis – www.americanswedishinst.org – Admission

Arboretum – Chanhassen – www.arboretum.umn.edu – Admission

Ard Godfrey House – Minneapolis – http://www.womansclub.org/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=AGH

Bakken Library & Museum of Electricity In Life – Minneapolis – www.thebakken.org – Admission

Battle Creek Waterworks Family Aquatic Center – Maplewood – http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/parks/waterpark/index.htm – Admission

Bell Museum of Natural History – Minneapolis – www.bellmuseum.org – Admission

Children’s Museum – St Paul – www.mcm.org – Admission

The Children’s Theatre Company – Minneapolis – www.childrenstheatre.org – Admission

Circus Juventas – St Paul – www.circusjuventas.org -Admission

Clinfton E. French Regional Park – Plymouth – www.threeriversparks.org

Como Park’s Conservatory – St Paul – www.comozooconservatory.org – Suggested Donation

Como Park Zoo – St Paul – www.comozooconservatory.org/zoo – Free

Como Planetarium in Como Elementary School – St Paul – www.planetarium.spps.org – Admission

Como Town Amusement Park – St Paul – Tickets for Rides

Dodge Nature Center – W St Paul – www.dodgenaturecenter.org – Free

Edinborough Park in Edina – Edina – www.edinboroughpark.com – Admission

Eidem Homestead -Brooklyn Park Historical Farm – www.brooklynpark.org/government/recreation/farminfo/farmuse.html – Admission

Eloise Butler Wild Flower Garden & Bird Sanctuary -Theodore Wirth Park -Minneapolis – www.minneapolisparks.com – Free

Excelsior Street Car Line – MN Streetcar Museum – Excelsior – www.trolleyride.org – Admission

Farmer’s Market of St Paul – www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com – Free

Firefighters Hall and Museum – Minneapolis – www.firehallmusuem.org – Admission

Fort Snelling – St Paul – www.mnhs.org/fortsnelling – Admission

Fort Snelling State Park – St Paul – www.dnr.state.mn.us – State Park Admission Required

Foshay Tower Observation Deck – Minneapolis – Admission

Gibbs Museum – Falcon Heights – www.rchs.com  – Admission

Governor’s Residence Tour – St Paul – www.admin.state.mn.us/buildings/residence/public_tours.html – Free

Great Clips Imax Theatre (MN Zoo) – Apple Valley – www.imax.com/minnesota – Admission

Harriet Alexander Nature Center – Roseville – www.roseville.mn.us/parks – Free

Harriet Island Regional Park – St Paul – www.ci.stpaul.mn.us/parks – Free

In the Heart Of The Beast Puppet & ask Theatre – Minneapolis – www.hobt.org – Donation

Higland Park Water Tower – St Paul – www.stpaul.gov – watch city website for dates the tower is open to the public. (once in July and once is October)

Hmongtown Marketplace – St Paul – www.hmongtownmarketplace.com

History Theatre – St Paul – www.historytheatre.com – Tickets

Indian Mounds Park – St Paul – www.stpaul.gov/depts/parks/userguide/indianmounds.html – Free

Insect Collection – U of MN St Paul – www.entomology.umn.edu/museum –  Requires advance tour arrangements – Free

Jackson Street Roundhouse – MN Transportation Museum – St Paul – www.trainride.org – Admission

James J Hill House – St Paul – www.mnhs.org/places/sites/jjhh/index.html – Admission

Johnathan Padelford Packet Boat – Harriet Island – www.riverrides.com – Tickets

Lady Elegant’s Tea Room – St Paul – www.ladyelegantstea.com

Lake Harriet “Old 1300” Trolley – Minneapolis – www.trolleyride.org – Purchase Tokens

The Landing (Formally called Hisotric Murphy’s Landing) – Shakopee –http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/the-landing.aspx – Admission

Landmark Center – St Paul – www.landmarkcenter.org (self guided tour books available)

Lego Imagination Center – MOA-Bloomington

Maplewood Nature Center -Maplewood – www.ci.maplewood.mn.us – Free

Midtown Global Market – Minneapolis – www.medtownglobalmarket.org

Mill City Museum – Minneapolis – www.millcitymuseum.org – Admission

Minnapolis Institute of Arts – Minneapolis – www.artsmia.org – Free

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden – Minneapolis – www.walkerart.org – Free

Minehaha Depot – Minnehaha Park – Minneapolis – www.mtmuseum.org – Free

Minnehaha Falls & Park – Minneapolis – Free

Minnesota Air Guard Museum – St Paul – www.mnangmusuem.org

Minnesota History Center – St Paul – www.mnhs.org/historycenter – Admission (9 Nights of Music)

Minnesota State Capitol Building Tour – www.mnhs.org/places/sites/msc – purchase the Art Treasures in the MN State Capitol brochure and use it as a scavenger hunt activity.

Minnesota State Fair – St Paul – www.mnstatefair.org

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge – Bloomington – www.fws.gov/midwest/minnesotavalley – Free

Mississippi River Vistor Center and Walking Tour -St Paul – www.nps.gov/miss

MIssissippi Gorge Regional Park – St Paul – www.nps.gov/miss

Omnitheater – Science Museum – St Paul – www.smm.org – Admission

Orchestra Hall – Minneapolis – www.minnesotaorchestra.org/aim

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts – St Paul – www.ordway.org

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting – St Louis Park – www.museumofbroadcasting.com – Admission

Pine Tree Apple Orchard – White Bear Lake – www.pinetreeappleorchard.com – Free

The Red Balloon Bookshop – St Paul – www.redballoonbookshop.com

St Paul Saints Baseball – St Paul – www.saintsbaseball.com

Science Museum of Minnesota – St Paul – www.smm.org

Sibley House Historical Site – Mendota – www.mnhs.org

Springbrook Nature Center – Fridley – www.springbrooknaturecenter.org

Stages Theatre Company – Hopkins – www.stagestheatre.org

Steppingstone Theatre – St Paul – www.steppingstonetheatre.org

John Stevens House Museum – Minneaplis – Minnehaha Falls park – www.johnstevenshouse.org

Tamarack Nature Center – White Bear Lake – www.co.ramsey.mn.us/parks/tamarack

Three Rivers Park District – Play Area at Hyland Lake Park Reserve (Chutes and Ladders) – www.threeriversparkdistrict.org

Thunder Soccer Team – St Paul – www.mnthunder.com

Touch & See Room (Bell Museum of Natural History) – Minneapolis – www.bellmuseum.org/touchandsee.html

Trains at Bandana Square – (Model Train Museum) St Paul – www.tcmrm.org

Twins Baseball – Minneapolis – www.twinsbaseball.com

Valleyfair Family Amusement Park – Shakopee – www.valleyfair.com

Walker Art Center – Minneapolis – http://learn.walkerart.org

Wild Rumpus (book for young readers) – Minneapolis – www.wildrumpusbooks.com

Wood Lake Nature Center – Richfield – www.co.richfield.mn.us

Youth Performance Company – Minneapolis – www.youthperformanceco.com

The Zoo – MN Zoo – Apple Valley – www.mnzoo.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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