Quality Inn & Suites Arden Hills - Saint Paul North
1125 Red Fox Rd
Arden Hills, MN 55112-6945
Phone: (651) 484-6557
Fax: (651) 484-9521
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.
Located on the eastern edge of Como Park, this old favorite has graced the shore of Como Lake for more than 100 years. Less than ten years ago, it underwent a complete renewal. It had been boarded up and steadily declining throughout the 1980s. The structure was actually torn down and completely rebuilt, though it has the same design as before. On its wide veranda stage overlooking the lake, free concerts and plays are offered during the summer months. The building houses Black Bear Crossings on the Lake, meeting rooms and banquet facilities. In the summer, paddle boats and canoes are available for rental use on the small lake.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory opened in 1873 and is spread across 759 acres (307.16 hectares). Owned by the city, it features a large cat exhibit, a seal island, a primate facility, a zone for aquatic animals, African hoofed animals and a polar bear exhibit. It is a great place for family outings where you get to learn in a fun-filled environment. Since it is a huge space, chances are that you might miss out on some attractions which is just an added incentive to come back again. Explore their various themed gardens, take a ride on the historic carousel, or visit the children's gallery and check out their frog conservation exhibit. Don't miss out Como Town, their amusement park, as well.
One may take a nostalgic ride into the past on this beautiful antique carousel that was made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, and features sixty eight wooden horses, two chariots and an outstanding band organ.
If your child needs an outing and you want some time to yourself, send them to Como Town or better yet, go along. There won't be a dull moment at this grand amusement park that boasts of 18 entertainment rides that can be enjoyed by kids as well as adults and they also have rides that will get your adrenalin pumping. Apart from the exciting rides, the park also has a host of attractions like the Hodge Podge Park and Dino Gym that will make sure you will not have a single dull moment. Como Town is the perfect place for a family picnic or just a Sunday family outing. For further information please contact Como Town.
Bright, fanciful horses and carriages spin around to the calliope tune of the merry-go-round. It is as if the prancing horses could take you back to a simpler time. For 75 years, you could find this kiddie ride at the Minnesota State Fair. Housed in the same building at the same corner each year, it was a Fair tradition.When the Carousel was moved to Town Square in St. Paul, it was only by the generosity of several local philanthropists that it was not split up or sold to some fun park in New Jersey. It stayed in Town Square for several years, until the demise of that complex as a shopping center took its toll on the Carousel.The 86-year-old Carousel is now neighbor to the Victorian-era Como Park Conservatory, prominently displayed in a location where thousands of children will pass by it every year.The new building blends in well with its neighbor, and reportedly cost a cool $1.1 million. A fitting house for the 68 original hand-carved wooden horses, no two alike.
This beautiful Victorian building has recently been updated and refurbished. The glass-enclosed wings of the building are a horticulturist's dream. Each wing has a different theme with helpful placards naming each plant species. Most rooms have fountains or other water features. With its lush surroundings, this is a favorite spot for wedding photos. Do not miss the Japanese bonsai trees. It is adjacent to the Conservatory. Enjoy live music at Music Under Glass every Thursday. The gift shop has unusual cards and botanical gifts. Opens daily at 10 am.
Come summer, head to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to catch all the fun at the Minnesota State Fair. Location of one of the biggest and oldest fairs in the U.S., the Fairgrounds have emerged as a tourist destination in their own right. Spread over 320 acres, the grounds contain several old and modern structures to host the different events of the Fair. The Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum hosts most of the livestock shows. The exciting annual milk run starts and finishes at the Fairgrounds every year. Minnesota State Fair Grandstand is one of the relatively modern additions which has held some of the best concerts at the fair.
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.
A landmark in its namesake neighborhood, St. Anthony Park Branch Library is a Carnegie library established in 1917. It is home to a collection of over 55,000 books and items, including several multi-lingual publications. Their selection for children is one of the largest in the city. This branch is as renowned for its stunning architecture as it is for its repertoire and cultural events.
The Midway Stadium is the home-ground of the St. Paul Saints baseball team. It was built in 1982, and while it lacks the posh feel and facilities of some modern-day ballparks, it is possible to enjoy a game here as the tickets are reasonably priced, and the new scoreboard offers state-of-the-art features.
Beltrami Park is a popular recreational area for locals and visitors alike. Steeped in history, this verdant landscape was formerly the Maple Hill Cemetery in the late 1800s, memorial plaques being testament of the park’s past. It was named in honor of Giacomo Constantino Beltrami, the founder of the Mississippi River source. Facilities on the park include a playground, soccer and bocce ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, and several picnic tables.