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Visitor’s Guide to the Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo, located in Apple Valley, is home to many interesting and exotic animals like tamarins, bears, penguins, and even sharks. Both kids and adults can have a great time at the zoo visiting the animals and enjoying all the other fun activities the zoo has to offer. For an educational activity, the whole …

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The 2022 Minnesota State Fair Guide

The Minnesota State Fair, also referred to as the Great Minnesota Get-Together, is an annual state fair that’s been held every year since 1859 (except for 1861, 1862, 1893, 1945, 1946, and 2020). The fair is a melting pot of spectacular attractions, thrilling rides, talented music artists, and most importantly, delicious food – all over …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Minneapolis’ Stone Arch Bridge

Whether you are a Minneapolis native, or a visitor looking for things to do in Minneapolis, you’re sure to have happened across the Stone Arch Bridge. Yet, while this beautiful bridge at the heart of the Twin Cities is hard to miss, you may not know anything about it! Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. This …

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A Perfect Minnesota Day Trip: The Riverwalk Market Fair

An old-fashioned street wagon selling hot, buttery popcorn… crafters and vendors displaying their wares… a bubbling fountain splashing delighted children as they dance around its edges. It all sounds so picturesque– and well, that’s because it is! Welcome to the Riverwalk Market Fair in downtown Northfield! Billed as “The art of a summer Saturday,” The …

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The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is Revamped, Reconstructed and Remarkable

Minnesota is known for many things: its lakes, its agriculture, its “nice”. But two resources, in particular, seem to bring out the best in our state: its cultural community and its parks and recreation. And when those two things combine, magic happens. So when the Walker Art Center hooked arms with the Minneapolis Parks and …

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20 Things To Do At The Minnesota Zoo You Didn’t Know About

2020 Update: The Minnesota Zoo is back open, with precautions for COVID-19. You can read about the safety precautions and reserve tickets today. I’m going to be completely transparent: As a mom of four, I figured I’d go to the zoo more often than I do. In fact, in the past ten years, I’ve only …

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Spotlight On The Traveling Art Pub

For owners Sara and Lisa Stawarski, meandering throughout the Midwest is an everyday experience. As this mother-daughter duo wander, they happily bring along inspiration, art, community and laughter. The Traveling Art Pub is based in Brainerd but has become one of the fastest growing trends in the Lakes area and beyond. With more than 5,000 …

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Fort Snelling: An Important Point of Minnesota History

On a bluff overlooking where the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers meet is Fort Snelling. Its construction began in the 1820s with the idea that it would be both a fort and a trading post, although the latter never came to pass. The timing was influenced by the recent conclusion of the War of 1812 and the U.S. government’s …

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