Big Stone Mini Golf and Sculpture Gardens
7110 County Rd 110 W, Minnetrista
Mini Golf Course
Our Par 56 course is played on 14 uniquely sculptured holes. While manuevering through challenging obstacles at each hole, you will enjoy the artistic beauty of our indiviual creations.
Big Stone Mini Golf has partnered with Big Stone Advancing Arts, a non profit organization dedicated to displaying unique kinetic sculptures throughout the country. After a round of golf, enjoy a casual stroll through Big Stone Advancing Art’s largest sculpture garden. The garden is adjacent to and integrated into our golf course.
As an added bonus during your visit to Big Stone Mini Golf and Sculpture Gardens you will be able to enjoy our farm animals roaming the pastures, grazing wild flowers in the sun, or climbing Goat Mountain.
The Commons and Port of Excelsior
135 Lake Street, Excelsior
The Excelsior Commons and Port of Excelsior are historic, dating to the origins of the city, and are widely recognized as Excelsior’s chief assets. The 13-acre park includes open recreation areas, picnic sites, playgrounds, two swimming beaches, tennis courts, baseball fields, a band shell, bathhouse, public restrooms, docks, buoys, and docking for public excursion boats that provide lake access for those who do not own personal boats.
In addition to traditional park uses, such as picnics and family gatherings, the Excelsior Commons and Port of Excelsior serve diverse recreational opportunities for all age groups with the annual Art Fair, Fourth of July celebration, organized sports, and other large events.
Excelsior Streetcar Line
Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail, Excelsior
Relive the days when the streetcar carried Twin Citians to spend the day at the lake.
Enjoy a trolley trip along a half-mile of track built on the former right-of-way of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. The car makes a stop at our carbarn so passengers can view a photo gallery of hotels, trains, paddlewheel boats and landmarks from the 1800s and see work in progress on a streetcar restoration.
After your trip back in time, stop at the old rail station and see the Lake Minnetonka Historical Society displays. Then take a stroll along Water Street and visit the many unique shops, grab an ice cream cone, or have a casual meal. Before you know it, you’re standing on the shore of Lake Minnetonka watching sail boats and power yachts — maybe you’ll catch sight of the streetcar era steamboat, Minnehaha.
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive, Wayzata
With a mission of visual arts education, exhibits and outreach, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts strives to make art making and art exhibits accessible for all members of our community. We invite you to learn more and get connected with our mission as a visitor, shopper, student, exhibitor, member or donor.
From its beginning more than sixty years ago, the purpose of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts has been to make the visual arts available and accessible to people of all ages, interests and abilities. We believe in the value of art making and art appreciation. Art not only transforms materials – wet clay and paint, blank paper and dusty stone, molten bronze and rusty metal – it transforms lives. We see it every day.
In the belief that the visual arts are indispensable to a healthy community, it is the mission of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts to provide teaching excellence, quality exhibitions and cultural enrichment for people of all ages, interests and abilities.
Offering visual arts classes for all ages, interests and abilities, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts welcomes beginners to advanced learners. Students find support throughout their artistic journey from basic fundamentals to building professionalism in exhibiting and selling artwork. Spacious and bright, all classrooms have high ceilings with abundant natural light, creating an open, airy environment and providing a creative learning space for multiple art forms.
Old Log Theater
5185 Meadville St., Excelsior
The Old Log Theatre first opened in 1940 in a building originally used as a shed with a dirt floor. Throughout its existence the theater has focused mostly on screwball comedy, contemporary plays and British farces
The Old Log Theatre is the oldest professional theater in the state of Minnesota. It is sometimes cited as the oldest continuously operating professional theater in the United States.
An estimated 6 million people have attended productions at the Old Log Theatre, The Old Log Theatre exists solely on income generated by ticket sales, and by its new restaurant, CAST & CRU. Old Log and Cast & Cru underwent a 2.5-million-dollar remodel in the summer of 2014. Cast & Cru operates as an independent restaurant [www.castandcru.com] providing American contemporary cuisine to pre-theatre and individual independent diners.
Learn more at: http://www.oldlog.com/
Zero Gravity Skatepark
2345 Cypress Ln, Mound
The Skatepark is approximately 150 ft/45.72 m long and 20 ft/6 m wide. Zero Gravity is located right south of Wolner Field on Cypress Road (behind SuperAmerica), at the end of Maywood Road. It is an outdoor, concrete park and has several challenging features. Extreme skaters will appreciate the half pipes, some ramps and some other obstacles. So, enjoy your activity on a 3 ft/0.9 m minipipe, a 4 ft/1.2 m flybox, a 4 ft/1.2 m minipipe and a volcano, which is also the runway for the flybox. They are also adding some Skatelite half pipes. Furthermore, there are some half pipes, which are under construction.
Be aware that in order to prevent injuries, there are no grind rails. The skatepark is free of charge and ideal for all ages!!!
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