This post has lots of pictures. LOTS of them.
That’s because my family and I went to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska recently for the first time. We went late on a Saturday afternoon when there were 4 weddings going on (!) and few regular visitors were left, so much of the time it kind of felt like we had the place to ourselves. It was pretty hot and muggy, but we enjoyed ourselves and took LOTS of pictures. You could spend all day here taking pictures and somehow you wouldn’t have enough. There’s just that much to see. It’s HUGE, and it’s beautiful.
When you pull in there’s a little shack where an employee directs you if you’re an event guest, or takes your payment if you’re just coming to visit. We had a Living Social deal for 2 for 1 admission and we just had to give that to them. (Admission is $12 for ages 13 and up, and FREE for children 12 & under.)
Then we pulled in and parked by the visitor center. We went in hoping to eat in the restaurant, but it closed early due to all the weddings and catering setup, so we went to the gift shop and got some candies to hold us over (the kids got cute lollipops). [Read more…]