Looking for something to do with your kids that doesn't break the bank? Here are some inexpensive or not too badly priced ideas right here in Minnesota! For those reading out of state, gather some ideas from this list. For us Minnesotans, check out ExploreMinnesota.com
LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES:
*Marcus Theatres - Kids Rule $2. Tue, Wed, and Thur at 10am
6/21-23 --- Rango
6/28-30 --- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
7/5-7 --- Hop
7/12-14 --- Hoodwinked Too
7/19-21 --- TBA
7/26-28 --- TBA
8/9-11 --- TBA
A PLACE TO GET YOUR WIGGLES OUT!
Bounce Depot in Waite Park, MN
*For a few bucks a kid, check out THE BOUNCE DEPOT's Open Bounce. Indoor jumping on inflatables for a few hours of fun on those rainy days.
A Maze'n Farmyard in Eden Valley, MN
"Looking for a fun way to spend a day with your family? Look no further; we have what you are looking for here at A maze’n Farmyard. Centrally located between St. Cloud, Willmar, and Hutchinson, this unique family entertainment center provides excitement and adventure for every member in your family. Start your day off with a hands-on experience with over 30 different farm animals, find your way through the twisting and turning trails of our Permanent Maze, and then take a thrilling ride down our 150 foot giant slide. Don’t forget to hop in line for a pony ride, play a round of mini golf, and take a ride on our train. The best thing about all of this is that EVERYTHING here is included with your admission fee and gives you unlimited access for the day of purchase. 2010 fall festival will run every weekend in September and October: Saturdays: 10 am – 6 pm and Sundays: Noon – 6 pm. Activities includes Pumpkins For Sale, Challenge Maze, Giant Slide, Animal Farm, Paint a Pumpkin (Optional $1/pumpkin), Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, and Bounce House & Pumpkin Bounce. Build your own scarecrow to take home (Bring along an old pair of jeans, old shirt, hat, pantyhose and your imagination. We’ll provide the stuffing). Mini Golf (Optional $2/person), Power Wheels Tractor Rides (Optional $3/each)." *A MN Mom's review
Mall of America in Bloomington, MN
*MOA Nickolodeon Universe Indoor Amusement Park
*MOA Build A Bear Workshop
*Going to the Twin Cities?
Be sure to stop at the U of M Arboretum, Como Zoo, Cathedral of St. Paul, Walker Art Garden and State Capitol - all free. I also recommend the Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, History Museum, Science Museum of MN, Children's Museum, MN Zoo. Nearby is the Mall of America, Valleyfair, Rennaisance Festival. Stadiums and Theatres include the new Twins Stadium, Metrodome, Xcel Energy Center, Target Center, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre and Ordway Theatre. There are a hundred places or more to visit there!