Art Filled Walls at CanCan Wonderland

Can Can Wonderland | Entering the Circus

Ever since I watched Happy Gilmore refine his short game in a crazy miniature golf course, I’ve been searching for a course that came close to the level of fun Happy had. Sure, there are tons of miniature golf courses around, but most remind me of traditional boring full-size golf courses. I wanted to find something magnificent and yet whimsical. That is why I was thrilled to find Can Can Wonderland.

Can Can Wonderland

Can Can Wonderland had one mission, to create a one of a kind artist inspired environment for every age. They exceeded any expectations I had the second I walked in. They are hidden in some dingy looking basement of an Old Canning Factory. At least that is what they made you think walking in. But once downstairs it was like entering a whole other world. Everywhere I looked my eyes were being pulled into some other exciting activity.

Mini Golf

Their golf course has 18 holes, each designed by different artists. With names like Music Mountain, Natural Disaster, and Blue Toad, you know they are going to be incredible.  The holes struck the right balance between a challenge and traditional elements. Some of my favorite wholes were Grand Slam, Grandma’s Living Room, The Mini Golf Hole Formerly Known and the World Longest Hole. It was designed to be the longest one but someone beat them to it during production.

Teeing Off at Can Can Wonerland

Golfing

The Longest Hole

Pinball

What’s amazing about Can Can Wonderland, is that golf is only a small part of the experience. Lining the side of the course is a collection of vintage pinball machines. There are over 20 new and vintage games available to play. Make sure you bring some quarters with you because you could spend hours there.

PInball Arcade at Can Can Wonderland

Stage

Can Can Wonderland also has two different stages where the local artist will perform most nights. Their most popular event is their Variety Show. 21+ event. It’s every Thursday Night from 9-11pm.  The talented local artist performs short acts that include Singers, Musicians, Aerialists, Burlesque, Drag, Dance, Comedy, Improve, Juggling, Mime and so much more. At the end of the night, the crowd votes on their favorite act to win a $100 prize. Most weekends the stages have acts performing. Check out their events page to get a full listing.

Food

The fun doesn’t stop there. Their whimsical nature seeps into their food and drinks offerings. Including a full bar with drink titles like, Strip & Go Naked, Brain Freeze in the Afternoon, and Green Way Garden Punch they’ll have something for everyone. They also have Old Fashioned Sodas for the younger visitors. Made from Scratch Pizza, mouthwatering Sundays and every kind of Hot Dog style imaginable.

Soda's lining the bar at Can Can Wonderland

Tips for Visiting Can Can Wonderland

  • Golfing with young kids is challenging. If they are under five, don’t even bother trying to golf yourself, just help them.
  • Plan to be there for a couple hours. It will take you a good hour to get through the golf course and you want extra time to play at the arcade.
  • This would make for a great venue for Parties, Get Together or other Events… hint hint.
  • Thing about coming at night and watching a show.
  • Don’t forget the food! There is so much that you’ll want to try out.

HOURS

Thursday: 11am–11pm
Friday: 11am–midnight
Saturday: 10am–midnight
Sunday: 10am–10pm

LOCATION

755 Prior Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

PRICE

Mini Golf Rates:
$9, ages under 12, over 62, and all military
$12, ages 12 and up
$2 off per person for groups of 15 people or more

I had such a great time exploring Can Can Wonderland and I’m jonesing to get back again soon. I’m already trying to arrange a sitter so I can check it out the late night variety shows… I wonder if I can pull it off!

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