March 2016 • 9 www.DestinationUpNorth.com What to do with kids in Brainerd BRAINERD LAKES AREA You can fill a week with lounging around the lake, battling with water toys, boating and campfires, but there are plenty of other activities to make a vacation extra memorable. Feed a giraffe, go to the races or say hello to the only Paul Bunyan who greets kids by name. Here are some top picks from the Brainerd Lakes area: Safari North 218-454-1662, safarinorth.com Fill your pockets with quarters and some extra cash for an interactive experience at this zoo that opened last year just south of Brainerd. Kids can ride a camel, feed carrots to a giraffe, drop food to the alligators and be swarmed by parakeets. Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf 218-828-9002, piratescove.net Listen for a cannon’s boom and make your way behind a waterfall and across a ship while mini-golfing and learning about pirates. Check out the adjacent Billy Bones Go-Carts if that’s more your speed. Paul Bunyan Land & This Old Farm 218-764-2524, paulbunyanland.com This ranks as one of Minnesota’s most beloved destinations with a 26-foot-tall Paul Bunyan who greets kids by name and plenty of amusement park rides about seven miles east of Brainerd. The (Continued on page 10) Paul Bunyan stands at 26-feet tall. Life Is Always Better At MOONDANCE Walker, Walke ker, MN June 17th - 18th July 21st - 22nd - 23rd The Th h Bi Biggest Li Little L l C Country FFest A Around. d .. . .. Over 40 Bands on 3 Stages and 3 Days of star-studded music, which includes Pre Jam. Minnesota’s Largest Rock Festival! Over 60 Bands on 4 Stages and 4 Days of great music and rockin’, which includes Pre Jam JamminCountry.com DIERKS BENTLEY travis tritt randy houser NEAL MCCOY chris janson $ISJT)BXLFZt#FMPX MoondanceJam.com CHICAGO BOSTON RICK SPRINGFIELD LOVERBOY Many more artists signing soon. Go online for the latest details. Call Now! 877-MoonJam u 218-836-1055 or Order Online at MoondanceEvents.net For Best Ticket Prices and Campsites MAR16 Sat., October 1st MOONDANCE FAIRGROUNDS: 7050 39th AVE. NW WALKER, MN. 56484 6 MILES EAST OF WALKER ON HWY 200 Taste 150+ unique beers, wine, spirits and delicious food pairings plus lots of adult fun. Entertainment galore featuring Timmy Haus and The Fabulous Armadillos that evening in the MDJ Saloon. Back by popular demand... Fri., August 5th A fun and entertaining show where the audience paves the way to a Wild and unforgettable performance. Reserve your table early! Camping Available. 2016 Anniversary Celebration! M oondance A ts Putts val Thatt Pu sttiva he Festi Th T You Up Front.