Visit Can Can Wonderland Mini Golf in St Paul Minnesota
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 mini golf course in St Paul.
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What is Can Can Wonderland?
Can Can Wonderland is a one-of-a-kind arts-based, kid-friendly, artist-designed, 18-hole indoor mini golf course located in the heart of St. Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone.
Can Can Wonderland had one mission, to create a one of a kind artist-designed indoor mini golf course 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.
What makes Can Can Wonderland unique?
Can Can Wonderland is a blend of art, mini golf, amusements, and food and drink. It is an immersive experience that offers something for everyone.
Is Can Can Wonderland suitable for all ages?
Yes, Can Can Wonderland is a kid-friendly destination that is suitable for all ages.
Where did they get the name Can Can Wonderland?
That was inspired by the old Canning Factory they took over which dates back to 1889. It served as the residence of the American Can Company. The company manufactured cans for Carnation, Campbell’s Soup, Del Monte, American National Can, and others.
In 1999, the American Can Company received the prestigious “Can of the Year” award for their production of the iconic two-piece Spam can, another product hailing from the same state.
Can Can Wonderland Mini Golf
Can Can Wonderland Mini 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 holes were Grand Slam, Grandma’s Living Room, Music Mountain, and Tundra Twister.
How many holes are in the golf course?
There are 18 holes in the mini golf course.
Is there a limit on how many people can play on a hole?
Yes, there is a limit of 6 people per hole.
Does Can Can Wonderland Take Reservations?
No, Can Can Wonderland doesn’t take reservations. They found that it works best on a first come first serve basis.
You will usually have a wait to play. But the good news is you wont be board. While you wait there is plenty of vintage arcade games to play. Stop and have a bite to eat and they’ll text you when its your turn.
There are a bunch of great mini golf locations around the state. For more great ideas on where to golf, check out: 24 Best Mini Golf in Minnesota | Fun any time of year!
Vintage Arcade at Can Can Wonderland
What’s amazing about Can Can Wonderland, is that golf is only a small part of the experience. Lining the sides of the course is a collection of vintage pinball machines and Arcade Games.
If you’ve been there when they first opened, a lot has changed. They doubled in size, with more than just pinball. There are classic arcade games of every type. From flying in your own pod race like Annikin Skywalker to a game to driving games.
Another thing different about Can Can Wonderland is that all the games are included with the cover charge. This means you can play to your hearts content.
Is there pinball available at Can Can Wonderland?
Yes, there is a large selection of pinball machines available for guests to play.
Love vintage arcades. Zap Arcade in Jordan MN is a great alternative. Smaller in size, but has all your favorites, including console games.
What type of entrainment happens on Can Can Wonderlands Stages?
Can Can Wonderland 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 9-11 pm.
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 live performances. Check out Can Can Wonderlands events page to get a full listing.
What to eat at Can Can Wonderland?
The fun doesn’t stop there. Their whimsical nature seeps into their food and drink 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, mouth-watering Sundays and every kind of Hot Dog style imaginable.
Can Can Wonderland is very inclusive. They offer up fresh favorites in Vegan and Gluten Free options.
Can I enjoy a game of mini golf and drinks at Can Can Wonderland at the same time?
Yes, there is a full bar available for guests to enjoy while they play mini golf.
Where to Park at Can Can wonderland?
Can Can Wonderland has a few different locations to park. First is right out front. It’s a small lot. If that’s filled there is a ramp underneath. This is also fairly small and tight. If you have truck, I’d avoid it. In all honesty, I’d avoid parking in either of these locations, because of how busy they are.
Instead, park across the street. There are two lots, open to the public across the street from Can Can. They are much easier to get into and can accommodate larger vehicles. Parking is Free.
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 of 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 Special Events… hint hint.
- The 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.
- If you want to get some practice in before you go, pick up a copy of The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf on Amazon!
Q: What is Can Can Wonderland?
A: Can Can Wonderland is a one-of-a-kind arts-based, kid-friendly, artist-designed, 18-hole indoor mini golf course located in the heart of St. Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone.
Q: How many holes are in the golf course?
A: There are 18 holes in the mini golf course.
Q: Is there a limit on how many people can play on a hole?
A: Yes, there is a limit of 6 people per hole.
Q: What makes Can Can Wonderland unique?
A: Can Can Wonderland is a blend of art, mini golf, amusements, and food and drink. It is an immersive experience that offers something for everyone.
Q: Is Can Can Wonderland suitable for all ages?
A: Yes, Can Can Wonderland is a kid-friendly destination that is suitable for all ages.
Q: Can I book a private event at Can Can Wonderland?
A: Yes, Can Can Wonderland has private event spaces that can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Q: Is there food available at Can Can Wonderland?
A: Yes, there is a menu of creative and tasty food and drinks available.
Q: What is the detail of the mini golf course?
A: The mini golf course is artist-designed and features unique and creative hole designs.
Q: Is there pinball available at Can Can Wonderland?
A: Yes, there is a large selection of pinball machines available for guests to play.
Q: Can I enjoy a game of mini golf and drinks at Can Can Wonderland at the same time?
A: Yes, there is a full bar available for guests to enjoy while they play mini golf.
Can Can Wonderland Cover Charge
Can Can Wonderland Charges a cover charge for everyone, regardless of why you are there. The good news is, it gives you access to all the video games.
$10 per person on Wednesdays, $12 per person Thursdays – Sundays
$13 For Kids under 12, $15 for Adults. Seniors 62+ and Military get a 20% discount.
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! For more great ideas in the Twin Cities check out: How to Spend a Weekend in the Twin Cities