6440 US 10 West
Ramsey, MN 55303
Phone: (763) 323-4800
Fax: (763) 323-0404
Travel back to a time when working the farm was a true family affair and all the work was done by hand. Watch farmhands plow fields with oxen and horses at the Kelley farm or harvest vegetables from the garden. Dressed in clothes from the period, interpreters demonstrate how farming was done in the 1860s in this bit of living Minnesota history. Visitors get a chance to try their hand at some farm chores and then relax on the front porch. Animals on the farm are like those bred in the 1860s to do farm work or supply the family with food. The buildings, clothing and farm tools are true to the period depicted.
The Brooklyn Park Historical Farm is a 10-acre living record of farm life in Minnesota during the years of 1890 to 1910. Owned by the Eidem family for 82 years, the Historical Farm recreates the physical surroundings in which the family lived their daily lives. Interpreters demonstrate the tasks of farming and household related activities using the tools and techniques that would have been used. The property contains a large farmhouse, barn, outbuildings, a chicken coop, windmill, period farm equipment, crop land, and animals.
Lilli Putt Amusement Park offers fun for the whole family with go-carts, miniature golf, and bumper boats.
This ten acre historic farm recreates farm life as it was in Minnesota during the years of 1890 to 1910; visitors can visit animals in the barn, take a stroll through the gardens, or explore the farm house that includes a wood stove and small kerosene burning lamps.
The Church of St. Michael-Catholic is a beautiful church building established in 1890. The massive structure of the building is made in the German Gothic Revival style. Although the church has shifted to a new facility where it conducts services, this church is also used to conduct some masses. The grand architecture of the church is an attraction.
This beautiful one-hundred-twenty-seven-acre park contains over three hundred fifty unique plant species, and offers a variety of year round recreational opportunities, such as three miles of hiking trails in warmer weather and cross country skiing during the winter months; an interpretive center is located on the site that houses fish and reptiles native to Minnesota, as well as a variety of hands-on exhibits, and a variety of educational programs are also available.
Commonly called French Park, this well-maintained member of the Hennepin Park System is located on the north end of Medicine Lake. A 362-acre urban refuge used primarily for recreational activities, it also has beautiful natural features. A long winding inlet of the 900-acre lake bisects the park. Beaver, muskrat, mink and turtle live here, while great egret, black crowned night heron, belted kingfisher, geese, ducks and spotted sandpiper nest or feed in the area. White-tailed deer, red fox, woodchuck, cottontail rabbit, great horned owl and red tailed hawk frequent the area. Cross-country ski trails are mowed for hikers in the off-season. There is a sandy swimming beach with restrooms, changing rooms and a snack bar. There are volleyball courts, a public boat launch and a picnic area with tables and grills. Park visitors can rent bicycles, rowboats, canoes, paddle boats, fishing poles and in winter, cross-country skis. In winter the frozen lake becomes a skating rink and kids go sledding on the hills. A fee is charged for parking and can be paid on a daily basis, or an annual pass, good at all county parks, may be purchased.
This park stretches from 39th Avenue Northeast past the 694 Bridge, and offers visitors a variety of recreational activities, such as fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing, boating, and picnicking, with a boat launch being located on the site as well.
It was a simple homebrewing kit that fostered the growth of this brewery. Founder of Surly Brewing Co., Omar Ansari, took an interest in beers at a young age. In 2002 he began creating his own brews and after three years of efforts, along with his master brewer Todd Haug, he was able to set up a fully functional brewery. It was the establishment of Surly that got Brooklyn Center to revise its laws and legalize breweries in the city. Furious, Coffee Bender and CynicAle are some of their popular variety. Surly Brewing Co. celebrates its birthday with a special release, that are not easily available. Participate in a tour around the brewery and get acquainted with the brewing process.
One of the few outdoor venues in Plymouth, Minnesota that are open during winters, the Art Shanties at the Medicine Lake are little shanties designed to delight tourists and locals of this small town. Accessible only in winters when the lake freezes, visitors are to peep inside these shanties and experience art in a unique way. There are as many as twenty shanties that have theme-based designs, some of them include the Dirty Shanty, Robot Reprise and Nordic Village shanty to name a few.
Splatball has been providing paintball players with safe, quality paintball games for over 25-years. Their Minneapolis indoor location features an urban warfare layout in the heart of the Twin Cities.
Spread across 10 acres (4.04 hectares), the Deming Heights Park is one of the lesser popular parks in Minneapolis. Don't let that keep you from visiting this park. A unique feature of this park is its elevation point of 963 feet (293.52 meters) above sea level, making it the highest in the city. One of the trees of this park sports a wooden door known as the 'elf door', regularly polished and oiled; keep an eye out for this little attraction. Deming Heights Park offers a hint of green to those driving down the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway of Minnesota.