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see also ... excursions

Ice Skating
Centennial Lakes
The Depot
Richfield Arena
Highland Arena
Roseville Oval
Saint Paul Rinks (RH: Refrigerated)
Minneapolis Rinks
Afton Alps [1]
Wirth Park
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Oxford Pool
Depot Water Park
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Inline Skating
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Expo School
MN Special Hockey
HGRA Soccer/Baseball


This is where we put links and notes about local resources and recreational facilities that we use. It is a family page, but the information may be of use to others. Most of the links above go to other pages, but some go to the notes below.

Regional Excursions & Parks

Lebanon Hills

Battle Creek Park

Elm Creek Park

Hudson - St Croix - Mississippi loop

Crystal Cave, Wisconsin

Summer ideas: A 2006 list

MN Zoo, also swan boats
Kayak on Minneapolis Lakes (rental)
Renaissance Fair (Sept)
Highland Fest (3rd w/e July)
St Anthony Park concert series
Cottage/Inver Grove drive-ins
Tennis & Racquetball
Cascade Bay
Bunker Beach Wave Pool
Highland Pool
Como Park concer series
Afton Alps bike trails
Inline Skating
Ice Skating (Depot)
Fort Snelling (reenact)
MN Twins Sun games
MN State Fair (LD w/e)
Lake Harriet Rail
St Croix Valley Railway
District del Sol movies
Como Town rides

Winter ideas: 2008

UMN Indoor Tennis
JCC Racquetball
Driving Range
Hyland Ski
Groveland Hockey
Winter Carnival
Water parks
Macy's Minneapolis Christmas display (Minn downtown)

Notes and Details


This place can be a mind-boggling zoo during a Saturday pm skate. The party volume is amazing  Try the < age 12 10am-1pm Saturday skate. It is one of the most ethnically diverse recreating areas in the twin cities. Wooddale community center (Woodbury) also has roller/inline skating for kids, as does Saints North.


[1] Have to be 42" tall and > 5yo.

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