Safari Wildlife Park: The Animals On Our Planet  – Brainerd, MN

Safari Wildlife Park: The Animals On Our Planet – Brainerd, MN

Safari Wildlife Park

Safari Wildlife Park’s mission is to promote life-long learning in all of us by enriching our minds, fostering environmental respect, while helping prepare our visitors for our conservation future. Our goal is to provide positive experiences that last a lifetime with every visit no matter how old you are. Come see why generations of families remember us when they visit Brainerd, MN and make a few lasting memories of your own!


We offer an up close and personal experience where each year our guests marvel at wild wonders as they play, laugh, and learn.


Safari North is a family friendly wildlife park were you can feed a giraffe or ride a camel and see animals from around the world!



Talk to friends, read our reviews, or watch videos done by our visitors on why to visit Safari North.



A new 10 acre safari where guest will see lions, hyenas, monkeys, zebras, wildebeest, bison, eland, nilgai, ostrich, emu, rhea, and more.

Ride our locomotive train through our new 10 acre Expedition Safari.


We have an amusement ride area!


Safari North Cheetah

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At this t ime we have 3 cheetahs; 2 males and 1 female. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world reaching speeds of up to 70 mph we are one of the very few zoos in the mid west to have cheetahs on exhibit.

 8493 State Highway 371
 Brainerd, MN


Kalsada: Modern Filipino Cuisine – St. Paul, MN

True North Basecamp: Cuyuna Lakes & Trails Connected Lodging – Crosby, MN

True North Basecamp: Cuyuna Lakes & Trails Connected Lodging – Crosby, MN

Cuyuna Lakes & Trails

True North Basecamp property is directly connected to the world-class Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails. True North Basecamp is the hub for all your Cuyuna trail and lake activities. Each campsite, cabin tent, and the cabin is equipped with a fire pit, a cooking grate, and a picnic table. Located close to Main Street Crosby and its dining options and gear outfitting options. Mountain bikes, paddleboards, and snowshoes can be rented locally and make it easy to participate in your favorite adventure.


Aerial shot of True North Basecamp! Our lakefront cabins offer the features to make you feel at home in Cuyuna.

Photo: DJM

If you like outdoor adventure surrounded by natural beauty, Cuyuna is your kind of place.



Cuyuna Camp Tent True North Basecamps Minnesota

Camping In Cuyuna

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

True North Basecamp is rooted in family. We had our Eureka moment in September 2013, when friends Jeff Bajek and Dan Jurek were camping, biking, and adventuring in Cuyuna with their sons Jack and Aiden. Their first night was dank, rainy, and frighteningly cold. It took a little of the wind out of their sails.

Jeff Bajek Riding Bike

Jeff Bajek

Mom Always Knows Best

We’re not sure who said it first (we’ll leave it to Jeff and Dan to fight it out), but one of them said: “there must be a better way.” Not long after that cold and muddy trip, Jeff and Dan began their hunt. They were looking for the perfect space to build bespoke lodging in the Cuyuna region. A few months later, they found forty acres of wild, picturesque land connected to the trail system and the sparkling mine lakes. Thus, True North Basecamp was born.

Dan Jurek Cabin side True North Basecamps Minnesota

​Dan Jurek

Jeff Rode A Schwinn & A Huffy

It’s a wonder they get along.  Dan was an early adopter of the soft tail, and in his younger years, you could (try) to catch him riding a Huffy Mono-Shock around the streets of Coon Rapids, MN.

Jeff, on the other hand, spent his younger years cruising around Hayward, Wisconsin on a Schwinn Predator back in the day.  It’s safe to say we cast no judgments on your bike choices – but if you do bump into the two friends during your visit, pick your bike battles wisely.

825 1st Street SW
Crosby, MN

Driving Directions


Northhouse Folk School: Want To Paddle Your Own Canoe? – Grand Marais, MN



Fleece, Fiber and Family Festival – Lake Elmo, MN

Fleece, Fiber and Family Festival – Lake Elmo, MN

Shepard’s Harvest

Shepard’s Harvest: The fairgrounds are filled with music, food, artisans and animals this Mother’s Day Weekend! Events include Minnesota’s largest fleece competition, sheep shearing, fleece skirting demos, local guilds and more. Families always enjoy the sheep and goats in the barn and this year there will be a new Farm Work Stock Dog Trial!

Friday, May 6th Classes Only – Saturday May 7th 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Sunday, May 8th 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Shepard’s Harvest Festival

Directions and Maps

Washington County Fairgrounds

12300 N. 40th St.
Lake Elmo, MN

Admission $5 – Free for Kids 8 & under – Free Parking – Dogs are not allowed on Fairgrounds.

Shepherd\'s Harvest Festival

About Us

Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people to meet and share information about sheep and sheep products and other fiber-producing animals. The Festival was started in order to provide a venue where wool producers, wool consumers and wool artisans could come together and share the excitement of working with sheep and their fantastic product – wool. Gradually, the Festival has grown to include other fiber animals such as angora rabbits, alpacas, and goats. The Festival strives to be a family oriented event that is not only fun but educational. Numerous classes are offered in the fiber arts — geared for all levels of experience — from the beginner to the expert. Each year, we offer some classes in the less well known fiber arts so students can expand their crafts expertise Many vendors of fiber and fiber animal related products show their wares at the Festival through a juried selection of vendors of unique products. If it’s fiber related, you probably will find a vendor with just what you have been looking for.

To add to the fun of the Festival, there is live entertainment each day. Demonstrations are ongoing for sheep shearing, herding dogs, spinning and knitting. Activities are planned to spark the interest of youngsters. Judging, showing and selling of fiber from sheep, angora rabbits and alpacas give you the opportunity to view some of the finest fleeces in the Upper Midwest and to compare your skills at selecting fleece with highly regarded fleece judges. There are many activities at the Festival. Feel free to peruse the activities listed in the right hand column of events at the Shepherd’s Harvest Festival. Then come and join in the fun at this year’s Festival! Thank you to the entire fiber community for making this event such a success!!

Shepherds Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival is a 501(c)(5) tax-exempt organization.


Northhouse Folk School: Want To Paddle Your Own Canoe? – Grand Marais, MN

The Twin Cities Festival: Spring Babies – Brooklyn Park, MN

The Twin Cities Festival: Spring Babies – Brooklyn Park, MN

Twin Cities Festival

Saturdays & Sundays thru May 8th



Get To Know Our Family!

Bert Bouwman is an experienced farmer and corn maze developer. He’s an exclusive grower for a major Twin Cities supermarket chain and is the only grower in the state of a new hybrid of sweet corn. He and his wife Molly, along with the six kids, also run 2 produce stands in Brooklyn Park and Chanhassen.

With 20 acres of land dedicated to the Twin Cities Festival, Bert, Molly and the kids love having everyone out and enjoying their Fall and Spring events.

“Thanks to all for coming out. We love seeing your smiling faces every year!” – Bert



Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability: Earth Fest 2022 Energizing Our Future – Mountain Iron, MN

Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability: Earth Fest 2022 Energizing Our Future – Mountain Iron, MN

What is Earth Fest?

Earth Fest is an annual event initiated by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability. It is the largest sustainability fair on the Range, attracting over a thousand participants. Earth Fest connects people from all over the Range around topics that foster a future that our children can be proud of. What do we need to do in order to leave the Iron Range in better shape than we found it? How can we meet our needs without compromising our grandchildren’s ability to meet theirs? That’s the question we address at Earth Fest. We invite you to join the larger conversation.

Where is Earth Fest?

The Iron Range Earth Fest takes place on the Highway 169 Corridor in Mountain Iron, Minnesota. Presentations, exhibitors & vendors and activities are spread throughout three different buildings on Enterprise Drive and Emerald Ave (located just off of Hwy. 169).


Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS) is a grassroots organization and 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation located in northeast Minnesota’s Iron Range. In joining and building partnerships, we are dedicated to maintaining and improving our region through our mission statement and organizational values.
Promote Sustainability:
Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. IRPS focuses its work on the interrelationship of three primary elements of sustainability: community, economy, and the environment.
Bringing People Together:
Communities thrive when people come together around the common good. IRPS encourages inclusive collaboration, listening, dialogue and positive action.
Raise Awareness:
Awareness of the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainability is a catalyst for change. IRPS raises community awareness through communication, education, and resource networking.
Focus Locally:
The evolving cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity of the Iron Range is a source of sustainability. IRPS welcomes diversity, celebrates traditions, and encourages local innovation for equitable, thriving communities.
Engage Multiple Generations:
Every generation has a stake in sustainability, with knowledge, experience, and skills to share. IRPS encourages learning and partnering across multiple generations.
Foster Personal and Planetary Health:
Communities thrive when they recognize the relationships between personal and planetary health. IRPS collaborates in local initiatives that foster health holistically and support environmental justice.


Minnesota’s Premier Glass Art Gallery and Studio – Duluth, MN


Glensheen Mansion: Easter Egg Hunt – Duluth, MN

Glensheen Mansion: Easter Egg Hunt – Duluth, MN

Exciting news!

Our daily Easter Egg Hunt is open now! 24 colorful Easter eggs can be found throughout the Mansion.
The Easter eggs can be found on the classic tour, through April 17th! Come test out your I-spy ability and see if you can find all 24 eggs.


Our mission is simple. It is to Celebrate Preservation.

In a world full of manufactured experiences, we have very few opportunities to fully immerse ourselves in authenticity. Glensheen offers one of those rare chances.

Come see why Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. Our 12-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th-century craftsmanship, telling the story of the Duluth region.


Minnesota’s Premier Glass Art Gallery and Studio – Duluth, MN

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