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Children's Minneapolis and St. Paul. Where are the best schools in the Twin Cities? What are the best activities to do with children? Here's a guide to family friendly activities to keep your little ones happy and busy in the Twin Cities. And what resources there are for your little furry ones? Here's a pet's guide to Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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Children's New Year's Eve Parties in Minneapolis and St. Paul
If you are looking for somewhere fun to have a birthday party for your son or daughter, here's a list of places who will host your child's birthday party in Minneapolis, St. Paul and in the Twin Cities.

Places for Children's Birthday Parties in Minneapolis and St. Paul
If you are looking for somewhere fun to have a birthday party for your son or daughter, here's a list of places who will host your child's birthday party in Minneapolis, St. Paul and in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis Colleges and Universities
Minneapolis colleges and universities serve students from around the world. Here's a list of Minneapolis colleges and universities, St. Paul colleges and universities, and colleges and universities in the Twin Cities metro area.

Holiday Lights in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Where to go to see the best holiday light displays in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the best Christmas lights are, and the homes with the most impressive Christmas displays all around the Twin Cities.

Dog Licenses in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Do I need a dog license? Do I need a cat license? How do I license my animal and what does it cost in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and in the Twin Cities?

Dangerous Dogs in Minneapolis and St. Paul
What rules and regulations do owners of dangerous dogs in Minneapolis, St. Paul and cities in the Minnesota Twin Cities metro area have to comply with? Do dangerous dogs need to be registered in Minneapolis/St. Paul and in Minnesota?

Minnesota Maple Syrup:Buying Local Maple Syrup & Collecting your Own …
Minnesota has a short maple syrup season that usually begins in early March and lasts only a few weeks. During that time, maple syrup farms tap their maple trees to produce maple syrup, and parks hold maple syrup events for us to learn about tapping trees, collecting sap and making maple syrup. Here's where to buy Minnesota-made maple syrup, and where to go to collect and make your own.

Budget, Cheap, and Low Cost Children's Activities in Minneapo…
Children can be expensive little things. Here's a selection of budget, good value and low cost ideas to entertain tots in Minneapolis, St. Paul and around the Twin Cities.

And if cheap is still too expensive, here's some free children's activities in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Family Friendly Coffee Shops in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Coffee shops that aren't just for the grown ups... these family friendly Minneapolis and St. Paul coffee shops have play areas and toys for the kids while mom or dad sip their coffee.

Theme Parks, Rollercoasters and Thrill Rides in Minneapolis a…
All of the rollercoasters in Minnesota are in the Twin Cities metro area. Here's where to ride rollercoasters and thrill rides in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities metro area.

Apple Orchards near Minneapolis and St. Paul
A list of farms and pumpkin patches to buy and pick pumpkins for Halloween close to Minneapolis and St. Paul in the Twin Cities metro area.

Call ahead to verify opening hours and directions, and to ensure that the farm has pumpkins before you travel. Pumpkin supply depends on the weather, the season and how busy the farm has been.

Pumpkin Patches near Minneapolis and St. Paul
A list of farms and pumpkin patches to buy and pick pumpkins for Halloween close to Minneapolis and St. Paul in the Twin Cities metro area.

Call ahead to verify opening hours and directions, and to ensure that the farm has pumpkins before you travel. Pumpkin supply depends on the weather, the season and how busy the farm has been.

The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
The Science Museum of Minnesota is a large science and technology museum on the bank of the Mississippi in downtown St. Paul. The Science Museum of Minnesota has notable Paleontology, Weather, Electricity, Anthropology and Natural History displays, and a seasonal outdoor garden.

Most Popular Baby Names in Minnesota
What are the most popular baby names in Minnesota? Every year, the Social Security Administration publishes a list of the 100 most popular baby names in every state. Here's the most popular baby names in Minnesota.

Free Children's Activities in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Here's a selection of fun, free activities for children in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Most Popular Baby Names in Minnesota
What are the most popular baby names in Minnesota? Every year, the Social Security Administration publishes a list of the 100 most popular baby names in every state. Here's the most popular baby names in Minnesota.

The Firefighter's Hall and Museum: Vintage Firefighting Equipment in Minneapolis
The Firefighter's Hall and Museum in Minneapolis is a museum dedicated to vintage firefighting trucks, engines and equipment, an memorial to fallen firefighters, and a center for learning about fire safely. Visitors can touch and climb on some of the trucks, and in the summer, take a ride in a real fire truck. The Firefighter's Hall and Museum...

The Bell Museum of Natural History: The University of Minnesota's Bell Museum
A lesser known museum in Minneapolis is the Bell Museum of Natural History. Operated by the University of Minnesota, the Bell Museum of Natural History contains dioramas of Minnesotan wildlife, a hands-on room for children to touch and experiment with objects from the natural world, and changing special exhibits. Here's a guide to visiting the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis.

Minnesota Zoo: 363 Days of Dolphins, Tigers, Bears and Wolves
Minnesota Zoo is 20 minutes south of Minneapolis and St Paul in the suburb of Apple Valley. A dolphin show, tropical jungle, tigers, sharks, bears, camels, wolves and more at the Minnesota Zoo are wonderful family entertainment in summer or winter.

Como Park: Como Zoo and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Como Park in St. Paul contains Como Zoo, Como Town Amusement Park, a Japanese Garden, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, the Tropical Encounters exibit, and the Zobota Cafe. Here's a guide to visiting the zoo, gardens and Conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Como Park: Como Zoo and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Como Park in St. Paul contains Como Zoo, Como Town Amusement Park, a Japanese Garden, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, the Tropical Encounters exibit, and the Zobota Cafe. Here's a guide to visiting the zoo, gardens and Conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
The Minnesota Children's Museum is in downtown St. Paul. The Minnesota Children's Museum is enormously popular. The Children's Museum is full of engaging exhibits, and excited children. Here's a guide to what's at the Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul.

The Raptor Center
The Raptor Center, part of the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine, rescues, treats, rehabilitates and releases injures raptors, and houses raptors who can't be released into the wild. The Raptor Center is open to visitors, and holds events throughout the year for the public to meet their birds. Here's a guide to the work of the Raptor Center.

The Water Park of America, Indoor Water Park, Bloominton, Minnesota
The Water Park of America at the Raddison Hotel in Bloomington is one of Minnesota's largest water parks. Review, attractions, prices, and ways to get discount tickets for the Water Park of America at the Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota

Science and Technology Museum
The Works in Edina is a Science and Technology Museum. The Works is located in the Edina Community Center. Here's a guide to visiting The Works.

Sovereign Grounds Coffee Shop, Minneapolis
Sovereign Grounds is a neighborhood coffee shop in south Minneapolis. It has a large playroom for children to play while mom and dad enjoy their coffee.

The Children's Theatre in Minneapolis
The Children's Theatre is a professional theatre company who puts on plays for pre-schoolers up to teenagers.

The Minnesota Children's Museum
The Minnesota Children's Museum is a very popular attraction in downtown St. Paul.

Tubing on Rivers Near Minneapolis - Minneapolis River Tubing
Tubing on the river is a popular way to float away a few hours. Here's where you can go tubing near Minneapolis, with several destinations under an hour from the Twin Cities.

Valentines Day Events and Activities for Children in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your children at these kid-friendly Valentine's Day events in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Mini Golf Courses in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Mini golf courses are lots of fun for adults and children, and the Twin Cities has plenty of mini golf courses. Here's where you can play mini golf in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Things to do in the Spring in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Looking for ideas for things to do in the spring in Minneapolis? The snow is melting, the birds are singing, and spring is here in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Here's some ideas for events, activities and things to do in the spring in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

St. Paul No School Days - Dates for No School Days in St. Paul Schools
When are the no school days in St. Paul for 2011-2012? Here's the dates for all the no school days for St. Paul Public Schools for the 2011-2012 school year.

Early Childhood First Education
School districts across the Twin Cities provide ECFE learning classes for parents and children aged from six months to kindergarten.

Minneapolis No School Days - Dates for No School Days in Minneapolis Schools
When are the no school days in Minneapolis for 2011-2012? Here's the dates for all the no school days for Minneapolis Public Schools for the 2011-2012 school year.

When Does School Start in St. Paul? What date does school start on in St Paul?
When Does School Start in St. Paul? What date does school start on in St Paul?

When Does School Start in St. Paul?
When Does School Start in St. Paul? What date does school start on in St Paul?

Inside Mini Golf Courses in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Mini golf courses are lots of fun for adults and children, but it's not just a summer-only sport. Here's where you can play mini golf inside in the winter and avoid the rain, snow and heat. Here's where you can play mini golf inside, in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Fire Prevention Week: Fire Station Open Houses
Fire Prevention week is an annual week dedicated to raising awareness about fire safety. This week, fire departments recommend that you change the batteries in your smoke alarms. And, during this week, fire stations around the Twin Cities hold open houses for the public to visit with firefighters. Here's a list of fire station open houses in the Twin Cities.

Holiday Parade in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities Metro Area

Holiday Festivals and Events in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities

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