By: Angy Talbot
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy all the fun places you can go in Minnesota with the kids! Listed below is a list of activities and places of interest around our state and town:
Sherburne County Fair http://sherburnecountyfair.org/ July 18th – July 21st
Walker Arts Center Sculpture Garden http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2008/walker-on-the-green-artist-designed-mini-golf There are many free events from Target Thursday Nights and Free First Saturdays.
Science Museum http://www.smm.org/bigbackyard Play mini-golf after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for only $5 without the purchase of museum admission. You can also explore the Prairie Maze and Gardens.
St. Paul Saints Baseball http://saintsbaseball.com/ Join them at 12:15 p.m. before EVERY Sunday home game for reading with a Saints player and a local author or illustrator. Game tickets as low as $7 per person.
Historical Fort Snelling http://www.historicfortsnelling.org/ Free for children under 5 years old.
Como Zoo and Conservatory http://www.comozooconservatory.org/ Not only can you visit the animals and gardens, the zoo and conservatory offers many different activities, classes and programs.
The Works Museum http://www.theworks.org/ The exhibits challenge and engage kids in fun hands-on experiments in science, technology and engineering.
Harriet Alexander Nature Center http://www.ci.roseville.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=183 The boardwalk and trails circulate through 52 acres of marsh, prairie and forest habitats.
Oliver Kelly Farm http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/oliver-h-kelley-farm Right in Elk River on Highway 10.
Riverfront Concerts Check out the Thursday night downtown Elk River Riverfront Concert Series all summer long.
Woodland Trails Park http://www.elkrivermn.gov/facilities/Facility/Details/31 Bike, walk or hike the trails.
Family Days http://www.familydaysout.com/kids-things-to-do-usa/elk-river/mn/ List of LOTS of family days and places to go throughout the state.
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge http://www.exploresherburne.org/ Many free events/programs throughout the year from butterfly to bird tours.
Explore Minnesota http://www.exploreminnesota.com/index.aspx There are so many ways to explore Minnesota!
Time to put on the sunscreen and discover all that summer has to offer. See the sights and travel around! Minnesota summers sure fly by . . . so take pleasure in it while you can. We’ll be shoveling snow soon enough!