PLACES TO EXPLORE
OUR SEASONAL FAVORITES
COMO ZOO & CONSERVATORY
1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul
For over 100 years, Como Park has been an urban oasis of natural beauty. Explore the 2 ½ acre Victorian conservatory for a taste of the tropics -sunken gardens, orchids and palms! The Japanese Gardens hosts dozens of weddings and offers spectacular photo opportunities. Visit soon!
3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska
“Best Botanical Garden” – USA Today. Experience the beauty of the prairie. Stroll through lovely gardens of flowers and groves of trees. Enjoy the sculptural arts situated throughout the 1200+ acres. Reflect and renew in this exquisite tribute to northern gardens.
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley
Inside or outside you will have plenty to do! You can watch the sharks & penguins being fed or enjoy the tropic reef dive show. From beach parties to adult night outs to the summer concert series, the zoo will be a point of interest! Get out on the trails and explore!
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
3815 American Blvd. E., Bloomington
This refuge is 70 miles long running along the Minnesota River from Bloomington to Henderson, MN. It is easy to access by driving or metro transit. The website has trail maps and checklists for bird, dragonfly, and wildlife. Once you arrive you will be amazed at how quickly you forget you are near the city.
10020 Deer Garden Lane - Chisago
Winehaven is a cornerstone of Minnesota winemaking. With over 200 awards for winemaking, they know a thing or two about great wine.