If you're visiting the Twin Cities during winter and are looking for an activity away from the harsh rain, snow and ice, consider a game of indoor mini-golf. Although most courses in the area are outside, there are many indoor mini-golf options where kids and adults can have fun year-round regardless of the weather. Escape cabin fever and head out to some of these indoor mini-golf courses in Minneapolis–St. Paul.
Fair warning: Indoor mini-golf is often part of a larger complex with many other attractions and ways to spend money. Be prepared to resist your kids' pestering if you only want to play mini-golf.
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Moose Mountain, inside Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America, has 18 holes designed to appeal to all ages. It has a Minnesota north woods theme that, naturally, includes a life-size model of a moose. It also includes a multitude of cartoon animals and vehicles. The course is fully accessible for wheelchairs. Admission for mini-golf is separate from Nickelodeon Universe pricing.
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In addition to the medieval-themed, 18-hole mini-golf course at Grand Slam in Coon Rapids, indoor amusements include an inflatable play area, laser tag, video game arcade, bumper cars, batting cages and a snack bar with pizza and pop. In other words, your kids won't want to just play mini-golf. The center hosts birthday parties and events, too.
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Burnsville's Grand Slam has a pirate-themed, 18-hole indoor mini-golf course and also includes a trampoline room, laser tag, video game arcade, bumper cars and batting cages. Golf games can be priced individually or packaged with other activities. A snack bar sells pizza, pretzels, pop and ice cream. Your kids won't want to leave, but they should burn off a lot of energy here.
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Golf Zone, Chaska
Golf Zone is a year-round driving range with heated stalls that primarily caters to adult golfers. Lessons and instruction are available on site. As well as attractions for serious golfers, there's the Big Bear 18-hole indoor mini-golf course for families, kids and those who don't take golf too seriously. The outdoor Boulder Creek 18-hole mini-golf course is designed to look like a natural golf course with water features and other natural hazards. Boulder Creek is open seasonally weather permitting.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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If you're looking for a unique course, visit the whimsical Can Can Wonderland. Play in this arts-immersive environment that features an indoor 18-hole mini-golf course designed by artists and surrounded by flora and fauna. Two stages feature performing artists, plus adults can hang out in the bar with some cocktails or beer.