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75 Best Places for Kids

75 Great Places to Go & Things to Do with the Kids

FROM THE EDITORS OF MPLS.ST.PAUL MAGAZINE

EDITED BY JENNIFER BLAISE KRAMER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE HENKE, STEPHANIE COLGAN AND KATHERINE HARRIS

ILLUSTRATIONS BY RANDALL NELSON


The Twin Cities is wildly accessible, jam-packed with stuff to do, and constantly ranked as one of the greatest places for families. We know this because we live here and we have kids (and stepkids, and nieces, and nephews, and godchildren, and grandkids, and the list goes on). Since we make it our business to uncover the best of everything in this place we love, we decided it was time to wrap up the best places to go and things to do with kids in one shiny candy-colored package for you. To add to the fun, we tapped six local moms to dish up their favorite places for outings, shopping, dining, and more. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and have a great time!


Sarah Huss: Urbanite


This Linden Hills homemaker and mother of two loves to take her kids out for gummy worms at Sugar Sugar.



Mom + Dad Approved Tips


Local moms and dads help us help you get them to put down the controller and go out with the family.


Caryn Mead Kelly: Stylemaker


East Edina mom and owner of Melly in the Galleria gets some help in the shop from her two very stylish twin daughters.


Flex Time


The Twin Cities has plenty to love for parents, whether you want to bring the kids along or not.


Alana Bassin: Power Mom


A partner at a law firm and mother of four children, the litigation and love never stops for this time-crunching Cedar Lake mom.


Party On!


From art studios to aquariums, kids will remember these birthday parties for years.


Catherine Langer: Yogi


This Minnetonka mom and yoga studio owner works out with her son and can't live without her Vitamix blender.


Rock Star Parenting


11 Twin Cities outings that are sure to impress the kids.


Jenna Culligan: Bohemian


This L.A. transplant now in Tyrol Hills with her husband and two children loves Minnesota Public Radio...and mallard ducks.


Ready, Set, Go!


Inside or outside, young or old, this guide helps you choose your own adventure with the kids.


Sheila Ross: Hockey Mom


A Long Lake marketing coordinator and mother of four makes time to help with the kids' hockey, when she's not volunteering for children in Kenya that is.


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