SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

Parks & Geology

(from site) Discover the new SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium – the Largest Underground Aquarium in the World -providing close encounters with a vast array of creatures. Things to do at Sea Life Minnesota: Enjoy a delicious beverage or snack at Coffee Cove Interact with creatures at the touchpools – hold a crab or touch a starfish! […]

September 30, 2013

Car Show (Minnetonka Drive In)

Events, Food & Drink

Gotta love any excuse to see beautiful cars History: Hot Rod Thursday Nights at the Minnetonka Drive-in is a blast (it has also been called Classic Car Nights and Hot Rod Nights). Real carhop style drive-ins (such as the A & W stands) are a dying breed. If you’ve never stopped by, you owe it […]

September 28, 2013

Lake Superior

Parks & Geology

 (from site) Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by Canada’s Ontario and the United State’s Minnesota to the north and west, and Wisconsin and Michigan to the south. It is generally considered the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. It is the world’s […]

September 26, 2013

Two Harbors Breakwater

Parks & Geology

(from site) In 1887, a project was adopted to improve the harbor at Agate Bay by constructing breakwaters from the eastern and western points at the entrance. At that time, Agate Bay, also known as Two Harbors, had two elevated iron ore docks, and two merchandise docks. 1887 Map of Agate Bay showing proposed breakwaters. […]

September 25, 2013

Minneapolis Skyline

Buildings & Architecture

(a little history from wiki)  Minneapolis, the largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota, is home to 245 completed high-rises, 34 of which stand taller than 300 feet (91 m). The tallest building in Minneapolis is the 57-story IDS Tower, which rises 792 feet (241 m) and was designed by architect Philip Johnson. The […]

September 23, 2013

Lake Ann Park

Parks & Geology

A walk in the park before the leaves change. History: Lake Ann Park is Chanhassen’s premier community park! This 102-acre park is located at 1456 West 78th Street. The topography of the site has gently rolling hills, while the western quarter of the park is in dense tree cover. Lake Ann Park is so special […]

September 18, 2013

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Historical & Museum

    History: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) is a fine art museum located in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, on a campus that covers nearly 8 acres (32,000 m²), formerly Morrison Park. As a major, government-funded public museum, the Institute does not charge an entrance fee, except for special exhibitions, and allows […]

September 15, 2013

Common Roots Cafe

Food & Drink

(from website)  At Common Roots Cafe, we serve good food made from scratch morning, noon and night. Our kitchen and bakery uses local and organic ingredients to create a changing menu of innovative offerings. Since opening in 2007, we’ve been very proud to be part of Minneapolis’ vibrant local food movement. We’ve categorized each purchase […]

September 14, 2013

Power Balladz (Chanhassen Dinner Theater)

Events, Music

(from site) Power Balladz is a live comedy performance featuring a mixture of comedy, trivia, and iconic rock n’ roll songs from the 70s, 80s & 90s for which it is also named. Created by Mike Todaro and Dan Nycklemoe with Peter Rothstein, Power Balladz began its initial theatrical run at the LAB Theatre in Minneapolis […]

September 13, 2013

Interstate State Park

Parks & Geology

  History: Interstate Park comprises two adjacent state parks on the Minnesota–Wisconsin border, both named Interstate State Park.They straddle the Dalles of the St. Croix River, a deep basalt gorge with glacial potholes and other rock formations. The Wisconsin park is 1,330 acres (538 ha) and the Minnesota park is 298 acres (121 ha). The […]

September 13, 2013

Tavern 4&5

Food & Drink

A new American tavern offering a flavorful twist on classic pub fare, Tavern 4&5 features a rotisserie, wood fired oven, robust bar with wide variety of local tap beers, trendy microbrews, inspired cocktails and your favorite wines by the glass. The menu specializes in flavorful, straightforward, American tavern food classics—with thoughtful attention to presentation, seasoning and fresh […]

September 12, 2013

Camp Tanadoona

Parks & Geology

(from website) Camp Fire was formed in 1910 by Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick and his wife, Charlotte Vetter Gulick. At its founding, Camp Fire was the first non-sectarian organization for girls in the United States. The goal of Camp Fire was to provide opportunities for development of the “whole” girl. While Camp Fire has changed and […]

September 2, 2013

Spring Peeper Meadow

Parks & Geology

Spring Peeper Meadow at the Landscape Arboretum  In 2007 Spring Peeper Meadow celebrated 10 years of restoration. The underground tiles that had drained the meadow for decades were broken in October 1996, allowing water to remain on the land that had supported agriculture for so many years. Spring Peeper Meadow resumed its history as a […]

September 1, 2013