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
This water park is the home of the metro's largest and most exciting indoor water slide, and features a two-hundred-ten-foot twisting water slide and more; one may also choose to participate in and enjoy water volleyball and slam-dunk water basketball.
Built as both a public and a practice rink (many Olympic hopefuls train here), the Roseville rink provides recreational skaters as well as world-class athletes a state-of-the-art facility. The arena has both indoor and outdoor rinks. The oval opened in 1993 and is the country's largest outdoor sheet of ice. It is 110,000 square feet and contains a 400-meter track for speed skating. The outdoor ice season opens about November 1 and runs through mid-March, weather permitting. During the warmer months, the outdoor rink is used by in-line skaters and skateboarders. Ice and in-line skates are available for rent. Skating hours vary week to week and season to season. Call the hotline for information regarding open ice and in-line skating, as well as the hours set aside for hockey.
This country club offers a Beautiful eighteen-hole golf course that features a classic architectural design, with rolling terrains, tree lined fairways and strategic ponds, as well as a large driving range and an excellent putting green.
Francis A Gross Golf Course is one of five highly regarded Minneapolis public courses within minutes of downtown. When the workday is over and traffic is crawling toward the suburbs, many golfers choose to stay near the city to play golf. It has water hazards on a few holes and about ten sand bunkers incorporated into its design. The greens are small and the fairways are lined with trees. The signature hole is #3, a 179-yard par 3, requiring a tee shot to a severely sloped green from back to front. In addition, a deep ravine circles the green to catch wayward shots. Tee times can be made up to five days in advance.
The Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life compares the lives of Minnesota Pioneers with those of the Dakotah Indians who lived in the region. Costumed interpreters give tours of the site, which includes a 19th Century farm house, a unique one-room school house, barns, farm animals, a replica sod house, Dakotah tipi and artifacts, bark lodge, pioneer and Dakotah gardens, and more.
Opened in 1929, this course was redesigned and reopened in May 1988. The entire layout was redone, adding sand traps and water hazards. Hills, water and some heavily wooded areas make Como a challenging course. Water hazards come into play on six holes, the fairways are lined with oak trees, and there are many sand bunkers incorporated into the course's design. A lake looms on the left, which guards the approach. In addition, the fairway tilts toward the lake, so beware the side hill lies as you decide whether to take the risk or not.
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.
First opened as a six-hole course in 1919, this course became nine holes a year later and 18 in 1923. The second shot on No. 10 provides a good view of Downtown Minneapolis. Larry Packard redesigned this course in 1965. The new additions include more water hazards, which now come into play on at least seven holes. The greens are extremely fast and sloping, and the fairways are narrow. Be careful not to slice your approach shot on hole #15, a 422-yard par 4, which has a pond sitting to the right of the green.
This public nine-hole executive par-thirty golf course offers rolling hills and water hazards.
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.