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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Grand Slam Family Fun Center

(763) 427-1959

2941 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433   Directions Website

Grand Slam Family Fun Center, located in Coon Rapids, is a perfect destination for family outings and events. The center boasts a whopping 45,000 square feet of indoor fun activities suitable for all ages. Visitors can enjoy exciting games such as laser tag, mini-golf, an indoor play area, batting cages, bumper cars, arcade games, and a ninja course.

The center takes pride in providing its visitors with top-notch entertainment and offers help organizing birthday parties, gatherings, and other events. They offer various food options such as create-your-own pizzas, boneless wings, snacks, and frozen treats to energize you during your game.

Minnesota Zoo
Minnesota Zoo

(952) 431-9200

13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124   Directions Website

Enjoy an unforgettable experience at the Minnesota Zoo, where you will see over 4,000 animals, such as monkeys, flamingos, tigers, moose, and crocodiles. The Zoo's innovative exhibits provide exciting and immersive experiences with all the animals, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with species worldwide.

Additionally, the Minnesota Zoo offers educational programs that engage audiences on-site, throughout the region, and globally. Through these programs, you can learn a lot about animals, their behavior, habitats, and conservation efforts. It's a must-visit destination for you and your family to make memories that last a lifetime.

Nickelodeon Universe
Nickelodeon Universe

(952) 883-8800

5000 Center Ct
Bloomington, MN 55425   Directions Website

Get ready for an unforgettable day of fun and excitement at Nickelodeon Universe! As the country's first indoor Nickelodeon theme park, Nickelodeon Universe offers a unique experience that can't be found anywhere else. With seven acres of thrilling rides and attractions, there's something for everyone.

You can take thrilling rides like The Backyardigans Swing Along, the Fairly Odd Coaster, Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Collider, and the Splat-O-Sphere. You can also meet your favorite Nickelodeon characters and browse unique retail stores. Bring your family and friends and spend a fantastic day together. Take advantage of this one-of-a-kind adventure that will create unforgettable memories.

Painting with a Twist

(612) 440-6740

2100 Snelling Ave N 72C
Roseville, MN 55113   Directions Website

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to spend quality time with your friends? Look no further than Painting with a Twist. Regardless of your artistic abilities, Painting with a Twist provides a welcoming environment that encourages creativity and relaxation. With the help of a local artist, you'll create a stunning masterpiece while enjoying delicious snacks and a glass of wine.

Painting with a Twist provides everything you need, including the canvas, brushes, and paint. It even offers classes for children aged seven and up, making it the perfect activity for any celebration or party, from bachelorette parties to baby showers. Whether you're looking to celebrate a milestone or enjoy a night out with friends, Painting with a Twist is the perfect way to get creative and have fun.

Punch Bowl Social

(763) 400-3865

1691 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416   Directions Website

Welcome to Punch Bowl Social Minneapolis, the ultimate entertainment hub that offers an unbeatable experience. Their location in The Shops at West End is perfect for those seeking a break from shopping and a dose of excitement. Whether you're looking for delicious brunch, happy hour specials, or even Karaoke, they've got you covered.

The 25,000-square-foot space has various games and activities, including Giant Scrabble, Jenga, Connect Four, bowling, and bronzing, to keep you entertained throughout your visit. And the best part? The scratch-to-craft food and cocktails are available daily, ensuring you can indulge in your cravings anytime. So, treat yourself to the perfect combination of great food, drinks, and entertainment at Punch Bowl Social Minneapolis.

Puttery

(612) 493-1102

240 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401   Directions Website

Are you looking for a unique mini-golf experience? Look no further than Puttery. Their modern take on mini-golf offers a whole new level of entertainment that you won't find anywhere else. So, say goodbye to traditional mini-pencils and windmills and hello to digital scorecards, craft cocktails, and culinary creations.

 Their sophisticated putting lounge is an epic night out for adults only. You can indulge in exclusive cocktails that are crafted especially for each course. After the game, unwind in the lounge and savor the fan-favorite appetizers, upscale mains, and other crafted cocktails. Puttery is the perfect destination to make any special occasion unforgettable. Whether you want to organize a corporate team-building event or celebrate a milestone birthday party, they guarantee you'll have a memorable night out.

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium
Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

(952) 883-0202

120 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425   Directions Website

Are you seeking an unforgettable adventure with the ocean's most captivating creatures? Then look no further than the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium. It's the perfect destination for marine enthusiasts and families alike, offering a variety of exhibits and attractions that allow you to get up close and personal with some of the ocean's most fascinating animals. You'll be amazed at what you see, from jellyfish and clownfish to sharks, stingrays, seahorses, octopuses, sea turtles, and more.

For the most immersive experience, take advantage of the touch tanks and ocean tunnel, where you can interact with these incredible creatures hands-on. SEA LIFE is the world's leading family of aquariums, and it's easy to see why. With locations all across North America and beyond, they're passionate about marine life and dedicated to sharing that passion with their guests through engaging and educational experiences.

The Mystery Café

(763) 566-2583

1700 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN 55425   Directions Website

Enjoy an extraordinary dining experience in the Twin Cities that you'll always remember at the Mystery Cafe. For over 26 years, they have entertained diners with uproarious "whodunit" dinner theatre. As you savor a delicious four-course meal, you'll participate in the play and become a detective trying to solve the case. And who knows? You may even win an exciting prize.

Mystery Cafe is the original and best interactive comedy dinner theatre in the area. Only the finest local talent provides a top-notch entertainment experience. Plan a corporate event or a night out with friends or family and indulge in an unforgettable evening of laughter and suspense.

Up-Down: Minneapolis Arcade Bar

(612) 823-3487

3012 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408   Directions Website

Up-Down Minneapolis is an arcade bar that offers over 50 classic games, pinball machines, four skeeball alleys, Nintendo 64 console gaming, life-size Jenga, and Connect Four. The best part is that all games cost just 25 cents.

But wait, there's more! They also have an extensive craft beer selection with over 60 beers on tap and serve house-made pizza by the slice with unique toppings. They aim to create an environment where people who grew up in the 80s and 90s can relive their childhood memories while enjoying arcade games and the best modern craft beers. So come to Up-Down Minneapolis and experience the perfect combination of nostalgia, fun, and great beer.

Valleyfair Amusement Park & Soak City
Valleyfair Amusement Park & Soak City

(952) 445-7600

1 Valleyfair Dr
Shakopee, MN 55379   Directions Website

Get ready for an adventure filled with excitement and fun at Valleyfair Amusement Park and Soak City. You'll get your adrenaline pumping with thrilling roller coasters like Steel Venom and the Power Tower. But that's not all; the park also offers plenty of family attractions and kiddie rides so that everyone can enjoy a day of entertainment. With over 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair is the place to be for Minnesota-style entertainment.

Let's not forget Soak City Waterpark, where you can splash around and cool off in thousands of gallons of refreshing water. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or just looking for a fun day out with the family, Valleyfair Amusement Park and Soak City have something for everyone.

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