Les Miserable (Woodbury‬ ‎Community Theater)

Concerts & Venues

Today’s ‪#‎mnbucketlist‬ addition is the ‪Merrill Community Arts Center‬, home of the ‪Woodbury‬ ‎Community Theater‬ as it is celebrating its 40th year. It’s an extra special place because all of the members are ‪volunteers‬. Every single person is there and part of the experience because they want to and they give up time and themselves […]

June 30, 2015

Adele’s Frozen Custard

Food & Drink

Adele’s Frozen Custard is a huge summer staple (it is for me, at least) off Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior. It’s a house-turned restaurant with a drive-through ice cream parlor. They are famous for their big waffle cones and 80 different kinds of custard. So much so that they even have a ‘custard calendar’, no joke, […]

June 29, 2015

The Bachelor Farmer

Food & Drink

Up next on the #mnbucketlist is in the north loop. Part of Minneapolis’ historic warehouses, you’ll find The Bachelor Farmer. Home of the ever adventurous, contemporary Nordic cuisine, the wall of candid notes and grateful comments and rustic, industrial decor. They are just down the hall from Askov Finlayson (named for two neighboring Minnesota towns) […]

June 28, 2015

Lakewood Cemetery

Cemeteries & Graveyards

Right here in the land of ice and snow is one of this country’s most stunning cemeteries. Just off of Hennepin Avenue, near Lake Calhoun is the absolutely breathtaking Lakewood Cemetery. Within its 150 acres is a slice of rich Minnesota history. There are quite a few one-of-a-kind art pieces and monuments sprinkled throughout the […]

June 26, 2015

612 Brew

Food & Drink

612 Brew is next on the #mnbucketlist. Located in the historic Broadway building where you can find Spyhouse Coffee, the illuminated ‘CITY’ sign and a number of other iconic Nordeast delineations. It’s full of local art, a great atmosphere and is packed full of Lumbersexuals (thank you City Pages). Their outdoor patio is sunk in from […]

June 25, 2015

Redeemer Church

Buildings & Architecture, Cemeteries & Graveyards

I know that on the bucket list I include cemeteries and ruins but very rarely do I include churches. I typically don’t bucket list them because I don’t want to sway one way or the other with any kind of church. Plus, to be perfectly honest, I’m Jewish so me going to different churches isn’t […]

June 24, 2015

The Landing

Historical & Museum, Parks & Geology

You might remember this next #mnbucketlist addition as ‘Murphys Landing’ BUT its actually been renamed, the Landing in Minnesota River Heritage Park. Located in Shakopee, it was established in 1969 and is an 88 acre, living, history museum that depicts the life in the lower Minnesota River Valley. It’s really cool , like walking through […]

June 23, 2015

Oak Shores Park

Parks & Geology

Oak Shores Park is in Lakeville off 35 and 162nd, near Crystal Lake. This city park is likely one that isn’t on anyone’s #mnbucketlist because it’s small, and isn’t used often unless you live close. Which happens to most parks, actually – and something you should add to your list as parks are a great […]

June 22, 2015

Doris A Kemp Park

Parks & Geology

The ‪Doris A Kemp Park‬, also known as ‪‎Veterans Memorial Park‬ in ‪Champlin‬, off ‪Highway‬ 169, is a small from a distance. It’s pretty likely that you may have noticed the ‪beautiful white ‪stone‬ ‪‎bridge‬ and ‪‎fountain and thought nothing of it. That bridge is that’s actually part of the park. Filled with a ‪gazebo, […]

June 19, 2015


Food & Drink, Parks & Geology, Retail

Because the town is so small (fewer than 400 people), I thought I would make it a one-stop shop on the #mnbucketlist. Plus I’m SUPER bias over this one… This is Nevis, MN. It’s in Hubbard County, near Park Rapids and is part of northern Minnesota’s Heartland Trail. It’s definitely a ‘cabin upnorth’ kind of […]

June 18, 2015

Cannon River Winery

Food & Drink

Cannon River Winery‬ in ‪Cannon‬ ‪Falls‬ is this ‪beautiful‬ little establishment filled with soft touches and ‪sweet‬ details. The staff is so genuine they will work with you on anything, so of course it would end up on the ‪#‎mnbucketlist‬. It used to be a ‪garage‬ and still have the original‪ door‬ (see above) but […]

June 16, 2015

Eden Prairie Library

Bookstore, Buildings & Architecture

On gloomy days like this, I find that the best thing to do is to find a book, look for a cozy spot and let the day melt away while you get lost somewhere else. And… I just so happen to know the perfect place where you can do just that. The Eden Prairie Library […]

June 11, 2015

McKnight Lake

Parks & Geology

Watch the sun rise and set often, put lots of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and count the stars, never buy a coffee table you couldn’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to do something on your bucket list. Don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the […]

June 11, 2015