Free Indoor Places for Kids in the Twin Cities: Cabela's
You don't have to look for an indoor playground to offer
your kid a fun time on these cold winter days or pay for a ticket at the Museum
of Natural History to see the animals. All you have to do is go to the Cabela's
. Children can burn their energy wandering about in this huge store, go up and down the stairs, admire a lot
of animals (from ducks and squirrels toions and zebras) displayed in
My 3-year old son loves the elevator and though the store
has so much to offer for kids of his age, all he wants to do is take the
elevator up and down. You can see on his
face that he's so thrilled about it so instead of trying to convince him to follow
me and go see the animals, I surrender and join him in his elevator rides. The best I can do to detour him is to suggest
to take the stairs up and the elevator down, or the other way around.
Last time we went to Cabela's in Rogers, which was a few
days ago, I convinced Victor to take a break only to get some fudge. Oh,
yes! A big advantage over the indoor
playgrounds where you can't enter with food and beverages, is that at Cabela's
you can get a sweet treat from right there. They have over 30 mouth-watering
flavors to choose from. Fudge made fresh
daily! We got M&M fudge for the boys (Victor's request) and caramel apple
pie for grandma and me. Delish!
Next to the fudge store, you can take a break on one of the
displayed armchairs, right next to the fireplace and the Christmas tree. Seeing
all the presents under the Christmas tree made Victor believe Santa came
already and he was eager to open them and play with all those toys. I was
afraid of a tantrum while trying to pull Victor away from the presents but then
an idea crossed my mind: "Let's take the elevator down." Victor welcomed my idea with a big
smile and jumped on his feet to go push the button.
In order to convince him to go home I had to promise to come
back to Cabela's and so we will.
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