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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum is a short drive from Minneapolis. With its more rural location, the Arboretum has the opportunity to spread and sprawl in a highly satisfactory manner. At over 1100 acres, plan to spend at least… Continue Reading →

Science Museum of Minnesota

The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, is a top go-to spot when visiting the Twin Cities. With floors of hands-on activities, the whole family can easily spend a day being amused. Areas include the human body, natural sciences, paleontology… Continue Reading →

Weisman Art Museum

Clinging to the banks of the Mississippi, the Frederick R Weisman Art Museum looks like it landed, rather than was built. One of famed architect Frank Gehry’s designs, the museum is a convoluted, twisting silver mass reminiscent of one of… Continue Reading →

Bell Museum of Natural History

While modern museums with hands-on demos, touchpads of information and shiny new displays certainly have their appeal, there’s definitely something to be said for the traditional museum display. The Bell has all the appealing touches of an old science museum… Continue Reading →

Wild Rumpus Bookstore

The Wild Rumpus Bookstore in Minneapolis is a magical, addictive space. The books run from board books for infants to a vast array of YA literature. Every book a child (and adult) could desire is here – from the Little… Continue Reading →

Frontenac State Park

Frontenac State Park is on the Mississippi river in Minnesota. The park has dramatic, sweeping views of the river. The smooth paved trails are well groomed. The real stars of the park are the eagles, swooping up and down the… Continue Reading →

Spam Museum

What could be better than some spam? “Anything,” you may answer.  And you’re probably right. But that’s not going to stop you (and me!) from visiting the Spam Museum in Austin, MN. Wander in awe at the number of displays… Continue Reading →

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