Roseville, Minnesota, located in the Twin Cities area between Minneapolis and St. Paul, offers experiences and convenient access of all varieties for any group. Options include sporting venues, retail shops, and plenty of places to dine. 

Hidden MN axe throwing
Hidden MN axe throwing.
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Gather friends and head to The Game Show Studio for friendly competition that will test your knowledge and skills at the Wheel of Wonder, Name That Price, and Survey Showdown. No prizes, but there is bragging rights.

Sandbox VR offers the world’s most advanced virtual reality. Experience a futuristic VR to see and interact with everyone inside, just like the real world. 

Get lost in the fun at Hidden MN, an entertainment venue featuring escape rooms and axe and star throwing. Feeling adventurous? Try to conquer all six rooms in one go, making it a thrilling and memorable experience.

Smash Park pickleball
Smash Park pickleball.
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After working up an appetite, head to Rosedale Center, which offers local food favorites collected in one location, from the Potluck MN Food Hall to the modern, upscale steakhouse Baldamar.

Play at Smash Park, which has something for everyone and every occasion, all year round. From pickleball, cornhole, and darts to arcade games, axe throwing, and more, it’s all experienced under one roof. Smash Park offers specialty cocktails and craft beer, but it also is known for its scratch-driven food in a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. 

Como Zoo polar bears.
Como Zoo polar bears.
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Bell Museum, Minnesota’s official natural history museum and planetarium, is located within minutes of Roseville on the University of Minnesota campus in St. Paul. Engage your senses in the Touch & See Lab with 10,000-year-old fossils. Check out a show at the planetarium, and, while here, be sure to see the star of the museum—a gigantic woolly mammoth. The realistic 11-foot, 500-pound replica is made up of fiberglass and fake fur and makes for a great photo opportunity. 

Spend a day at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Located in St. Paul, Como Park is just minutes away from Roseville. Among the attractions here are the zoo and Marjorie McNeeley Conservatory, an amusement park and carousel, golf course, and outdoor pool. Como is one of the only zoos in the country that offers free admission (donations are encouraged but not required). 

Rosedale Center
Rosedale Center.
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To meet shopping needs, visit Rosedale Center, which is more than a mall. It’s the perfect combination of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Here, you can shop until you drop, since there is no sales tax on clothing or shoes!

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Bell Museum planetarium
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