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The iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherry” and now the “Hahn/Cock” are 2 of the most recognizable sculptures in Minneapolis. Sure, I’ve been here tons of times but its still fun to walk through and see the art with the kids. We went during the middle of the day but I’d recommend early morning or evening in […]

Walker Sculpture Garden

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On our way home from South Dakota last year we decided to stop off at the Largest Candy Store for some treats. I was pretty tired from driving so my photos don’t even do it justice. You should definitely add this to your bucket-list. A few of the kids favorites were: the British phone booth […]

Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store

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I have visited Hyland Park in Bloomington many times with the kids many times over the years but only so they could play at Chutes and Ladders. One of the best playgrounds in the area in my opinion. How is it we have never explored more of the park until now? The playground is just the […]

Biking in Hyland Park -Bloomington, MN

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We LOVE going to Franconia Art Park. Only about an hour outside of the twin cities, located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, not far from Taylor’s Falls. Franconia Sculpture Park is a beautiful 43-acre outdoor sculpture park with active artist residency, and community arts programming. Open from dawn to dusk 365 days a […]

Go Explore – Franconia

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A favorite hike of ours is close to home and easily accessible by car or bike for us, PIKE ISLAND (Dakota name Wita Tanka). This is a hiking trail within FORT SNELLING STATE PARK. From the entrance of the park, follow the road to the Visitors Center. Once you park you will see trail maps […]

Go Explore -Pike Island

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When I was in elementary school we always went to Dodge Nature Center. Years later, I had totally forgotten about it until I happened to drive by it one day. It still took me another 8 years and a pandemic to finally go. I’m so glad I did! The first thing you’ll notice when you […]

Get outside – Dodge Nature Center

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It’s Spring Break in Mpls. With the Stay-At-Home restrictions in place our goals are to get out into nature as much as possible and find new places off the beaten path to explore. Once such place is the Hiawatha Golf Course in Mpls. When it’s not in use for golf in the summer you can […]

Get Outside -Lake Hiawatha Golf Course

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Looking for something to do this weekend?! The holidazzle in Loring Park is free and open to the public. See their website for specific times. 2019 Holidazzle schedule: Thursdays through Sundays, November 29-December 22   According to their website, “This year’s Holidazzle features stories highlighting local people, products and places that showcase the food scene, […]

Holidazzle Minneapolis

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If you are deciding to opt-outside this holiday season here’s one idea: Old Cedar Bridge in Bloomington MN If you’ve never explored the River Bottoms in Bloomington MN I highly recommend it. I managed to convince a few families and some extra neighbors to come explore it with us. It’s an easy walk with many […]

Opt-Outside

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DOORS OPEN MPLS 2019 What is Doors Open? “…it’s a weekend-long event that allows the public free, behind-the-scenes access to buildings in the City of Minneapolis that are architecturally, culturally, or socially significant.” I jumped at the chance to get behind the chain link fence that surrounds The Fort Snelling Upper Post when I saw […]

History in the Making // Doors Open Mpls

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