Summer Fun Destinations!

By: Angy Talbot 

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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!

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