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Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Located just west of the intersection of Lexington Parkway and Horton Avenue in St. Paul in historic Como Park.

Parking and admission to the Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory are free with a suggested donation of $2 for adults, $1 for children.

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Como Town

Come to Como Town where kids can drive cars, fly planes, fight fires,run, climb and play! It’s safe and wholesome family fun right next toComo Zoo and Conservatory.

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Minnesota Zoo

Visit Penguins of the African Coast or Russia’s Grizzly Coast and journey into true wilderness and watch massive grizzly bears hunt for fish in the nearby water, listen to the playful calls of the sea otters, discover the stealth and beauty of the Amur leapords, and observe smart and curious wild boars. Sea Dragon exhibit at Discovery Bay features two species and are arguably the most myserious and visually interesting creatures of the sea.  Situated on 500 rolling, wooded acres, the Zoo is home to a lush tropical forest (Tropics Trail) and aviary, a marine center, boreal forest, tundra and a family farm. With more than 2,400 animals representing over 400 species, you’re assured of a new adventure every visit!

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Rollercoaster Ride At Nickelodeon Universe

Nickelodeon Universe

Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park, invites guests to take a whirlwind ride on the latest roller coaster, the speeding and spiraling SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge. The theme park is home to seven acres of fun with more than 30 remarkable rides and attractions, nine mouth watering places to eat, plenty of entertainment and, of course, shopping. Sponge Bob Square Pant’s NEW Flying Dutchman Ghostly Gankplank Ropes Adventure Course!! Tallest Sky Trail ropes course in the world. Walk over 950 feet of walkway, over 3,192 feet of incline ropes and 2,954 feet of element rope with 38 different sections to experience all while hovering over Nickelodeon Universe!

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Planet Snoopy at Valleyfair

Planet Snoopy™ is a huge new area for kids and their families that spans over 3.5 acres with over 17 rides and attractions. Plus, Snoopy and his friends will be there every day to meet their fans!

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Renaissance Festival

Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the festival grounds in Shakopee for 7 themed weekends, 16 stages of live entertainment, live armored jousting, food and drink fit for a king, over 100 artisan booths, and much more!   Bring your whole family for a day of fun and imagination – even bring your pet! Don’t miss the Royal Wedding.  Held each year end of August through first weekend in October, on weekends and labor day.

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Sea Life Aquarium

SEA LIFE at Mall of America brings you closer than ever to thousands of sea creatures including sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, jellyfish, seahorses and more! Take a guided Behind-the-Scenes tour and go above Shark Cove and the 300ft long Ocean Tunnel, visit the Food Prep Kitchen and Water Quality Lab and learn what it takes to create an ocean in Minnesota. Get up close to new ambassador animals like the ball python, blue-tongued skink, scorpions, tarantulas and more on the Rainforest Ranger Stage and learn about our amazing animals during free hourly Creature Talks!

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Tricks and Treats at Valleyscare

Valleyfair’s Tricks and Treats is an immersive, family-friendly Halloween event that is perfect for guests of all ages who want to celebrate the fall season without the intense scares. Enter a world of autumnal fun with a trick-or-treat trail, Halloween-themed games and activities, special live entertainment, along with scrumptious fall-inspired foods, sweets, and drinks. Tricks and Treats will take place Fridays through Sundays during the autumn season.

Embark on the festive Lands of Treats or one of the mischievous Lands of Tricks, each with its own mystery and fun in store. The Lands of Treats is made up of Everfall and Sweet Tooth Acres, both rich with joyful memories of bonfires, Halloween sweets and cozy fall feels. Guests will enter an autumnal fall festival, and sugar-spun candy farm decor displayed everywhere imaginable. For those looking for more mischievous fun, the Lands of Tricks offers Spooky Spires and Ickyville. These playful areas will have guests drawn to a splat-tastic monster party and an eerie classical speakeasy populated by gothic surprises.

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Rollercoaster Ride At ValleyFair

Valleyfair Family Amusement Park

Enjoy more than 75 rides and attractions on 90 acres; the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest! G forces and heart pounding awaits you at Valleyfair.  From flips and dips to a 200 foot drop, there’s excitement galore on seven thrilling rollercoasters.  Valleyfair also features carnival games, spectacular live entertainment and Soak City Waterpark – FREE with your admission into Valleyfair!

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