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Best Books about the Twin Cities!

Larry Gets Lost in the Twin Cities by Michael Mullin and John Skewes, Illustrated by John Skewes T is for Twin Cities: A Minneapolis/St. Paul Alphabet by Nancy Carlson, illustrated by David Geister Walking Twin Cities by Holly Day

Spectator Sports

Minneosta Gophers Football TCF Bank Stadium 2009 University Avenue SE Minneapolis 612.624.8080 Minnesota Swarm Lacrosse Xcel Energey Center 175 Kellogg Blvd West St. Paul 800.745.300? Minnesota Twins Baseball Target Field 1 Twins Way Minneapolis Minnesota Wild Hockey Xcel Energey Center 175 Kellogg Blvd West St. Paul 800.745.300? ? Minnesota Vikings Football 612.335.3336 St. Paul Saints Midway Stadium 171 Energy Park Drive St. Paul 651.644.6659

Roller Skating

Burnsville Skate Park Civic Center Park between 130th and 134th Streets on Civic Center Parkway 952.895.4653   Roller Garden 5622 West Lake Street St. Louis Park 952.929.5518 Skateville 201 South River Ridge Circle Burnsville 952.890.0988

Holiday Events

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Macy's Santaland


Books Chinook Book Entertainment Book Mall of America Memberships AAA Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Zoo Public Radio Science Museum of Minnesota TPT Online Star Tribune Groupon Living Social

Ice Skating

Bielenberg Sports Center 4125 Radio Drive Woodbury 651.714.3740 City of Bloomington Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center 5600 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park 763.493.8333 Burnsville Ice Center 100 Civic Center Pkwy Burnsville 952.895.4651 Centennial Lakes (Outside) Coon Rapids Ice Center 1100 Crooked Lake Blvd Coon Rapids 763.951.7222 The Depot 225 South 3rd Avenue Minneapolis 612.339.2253 Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Parade Ice Garden 600 Kenwood Pkwy Minneapolis 612.370.4846 Richfield Outside Roseville Ice Arena 2661 Civic Center Drive Roseville 651.792.7007 Schwan Super Rink 1850 105th Avenue NE Bla

FREE Family Fun

Childish Films @ Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis 612.543.8000 Family Day at the Bakken 3537 Zenith Avenue South Minneapolis 612.926.3878 Family Day at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis 612.870.3200 Family Free Events in the park 14800 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie 952.949.8300 Family Night at the Global Market 920 East Lake Street G10 Minneapolis 612.872.4041 Free Family Flicks Mall of America 8100 24th Avenue South Bloomington 952.883.8800 Free First Saturday at the Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis 612.375.7600 Lake Harriet Band Shell West Lake Harriet Pkwy Minneapolis 612.230.6400 Music and Theatres in the Parks St. Paul Parks and Recreation Como Lakeside Pavilion, Phalen Ampitheatre, Harriet Island 612.632.5111 tinyurl.

Amusement Parks

Como Town 1301 Midway Pkwy St. Paul 651.487.2121 Nickelodeon Universe Mall of America 952.883.8800 Valleyfair 1 Valleyfair Drive Shakopee 952.445.6500

FREE Hiking Scavenger Hunt Printable

I can't believe I'm saying or even thinking this because we're just starting to close in on the 12 days of Christmas...but I can't wait to use this free hiking scavenger hunt printable when the snow starts to melt.

Indoor Playgrounds

Adventure Peak in Edinborough Park 7700 York Avenue South Edina 952.833.9540 Airmaxx Trampoline Park and Fun Center 952.232.0096 Brown Family Adventure Park 14200 Lincoln Street NE, Suite 500 Ham Lake 763.331.0265 The Blast 1501 Central Parkway Eagan 651.675.5550 Eagle's Nest New Brighton Family Service Center 400 10th Street NW New Brighton 651.638.2130 Lookout Ridge at Woodbury's Central Park 8595 Central Park Place Woodbury 651.414.3434 Maple Maze Indoor Playground Maple Grove Community Center 12951 Weaver Lake Road Maple Grove 763.494.6500 Pump It Up Burnsville Eden Prairie Ham Lake Plymouth Oakdale Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park 763.331.3511 651.200.3383 Vertical Endeavors 612.436.1470 651.776.1430

Summer Camps

Academic Enrichment Arts & Crafts Basketball Community Based Cooking Cultural Horseback Riding Nature Performance Preschool Religious & Spiritual Science & Technology Special Needs Sports More Camp Resources

More Camp Resources

Benilde-St. Margaret 's  The Blake School - Hopkins Camp Butin Camp Channel Camp Fire Camp Resource Friends School of Minnesota - St. Paul JJs Jam - St. Anthony & Blaine Kids Camp Macaroni Kid Minnehaha  Academy My Summer Camps Playworks - Prior Lake Southwest Super Summer Program - SW Mpls (still waiting to 2013 update) Twin Cities Kids Guide

Apple Orchards & Farms

Aamodt’s Apple Farm 6428 Manning Avenue North Stillwater, 55082 651.439.3127 Carlson’s Orchard 320.274.8699 Deer Lake Orchard 763.682.4284 Emma Krumbee’s Apple Orchard & Farm 952.873.3006 Eveland Family Farm 763.755.5123 Gale Woords Farm 7210 County Road 110 West Minnetrista, 763.694.2001 Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life 2097 Larpenteur Avenue West St. Paul 651.646.8629 Oliver H. Kelley Farm 15788 Kelley Farm Road Elk River 763.441.6896 Packer Family Farms 763.427.7207 Pine Tree Apple Orchard 450 Apple Orchard Road White Bear Lake, 55110 651.429.7202 Whisteling Well Farm 651.998.0301 Rum River Tree Farm – Andover Christmas Tree Lot Berry Hill Farm Berryhil