This is a little video store. However, they have all of the movies you would want to check out. They offer great deals. One is the unlimited monthly rentals. The prices are comparable to big chain rental stores. They offer a very efficient system if you are late in returning your videos. They just have a recording call your house which is a nice reminder. It is a clean little store. I'd prefer to give them my business over the big stores that rip me off wherever they can!
The Anoka County Public Library system has a lot to offer. Their libraries are clean and for the most part very user friendly. They offer not only books but have a variety of DVD's and CD's as well. They even offer new releases that can be checked out for only a dollar. The staff have always been very friendly and helpful towards me. They offer a fun program for the children to get them reading in the summer as well. It is neat because if they don't have a book it is easy to get it from any of the other libraries in the system.
Anchor Paper is a wholesale paper shop that has picked up on the scrapbooking/stamping craze. They are a great place to stock up on cardstock as it is sold by the pound. It is also a great place to go to buy envelopes for invitations or cards as they are so much cheaper than a traditional store. Anchor paper also has a small amount of scrapbooking and stamping supplies. It is a very good place to go when stocking up for a big scrapbooking or card making project! Their paper is all very heavy and looks great on pages!
This zoo is so much fun because it is free! It is a really fun place to take little kids. They don't care how many animals they see. For them they just love to see the lions and the polar bears and the monkeys. The polar bear area has a fun underwater viewing area. The kids can stand at the glass and watch close up when the bears swim. The only downside to the zoo is the smell! The gorillas absolutely reek!
The science museum is a great place to take kids. They have a blast going through each of the different rooms. Everything is hands on and allows the kids to learn while having fun. The Grossology exhibit is great! In the summer the backyard is awesome too! The museums IMAX theater is a hit with kids and adults. We love going there. We just wish it was a little cheaper so we could go more often!
This theater rocks! We love that it is stadium seating and always very clean. But the best part about it is the free refills. You get free refills on any size popcorn, any size soda, and ICEES! This is great for families - well and when we just go as adults! They always offer great movies at a wide variety of times. This is our favorite theater in the twin cities area!
The Minnesota Zoo has a lot of animals. They have a lot of exhibits also. The dolphins are a huge hit with our family. We like that there is a lot to look at. However, we think that the zoo is really lacking because they don't have some of the more popular animals that kids like. And, the animals that they do have that are popular are far away and can't always be seen. Because of this we think 12 dollars a person is a lot to spend when como zoo provides entertainment for the younger crowd. We do have an annual pass to the MN zoo. That is the only reason we visit.
This theater is in the heart of it all. It is in the perfect spot to catch a movie after a fun dinner. The seats are stadium seating. They have 15 screens which gives a lot of variety. The theater is always very clean. They offer a perk of cheap parking when you have a movie ticket stub which is a bonus. In the summer they offer a free movie every week which is great for kids!
This is a very nice theater. It is central to many of the northern suburbs. It is always very clean and well kept. There are always a wide variety of movies playing. It has comfortable stadium seating. They offer free refills on some concessions. Their prices are comparable to other theaters. We think this is a great place to go to watch movies!
The Shout House is so much fun! It is a dueling piano bar with a ton of atmosphere. It is fun to spend an entire night there with friends. The pianists have incredible talent! They play requests in addition to some of their favorites. The audience is always brought into it and encouraged to get involved. They have free popcorn and a lot of drinks. They could offer more of a menu and probably create even more hype!