It's important for adults to regularly engage in play so they remember the power of their own imaginations and that play-doh must be served fresh out of the can. Reclaim the wisdom of youth with today’s Groupon: for $97, you get a one-hour mini sandbox adventure at Extreme Sandbox in Hastings (a $195 value).
Spread across 10 acres of beige grains, Extreme Sandbox invites adults to re-explore the art of playing in dirt from behind the wheels of heavy construction vehicles. Adults ease into the earth-tilling experience with 15–20 minutes of instruction, during which they learn to toggle switches, nurse levers, and recite seat-reclining incantations to CAT 247 skid steers. Equipped with bright-yellow vests and hands-free headsets, participants then step inside climate-controlled cabs for approximately 40-minute jaunts through a timed and challenging obstacle course.
Drivers deftly slalom through serpentine cones, dig up dirt, and shove around oversize tractor tires with simple flicks of the wrist. Although most guests are first-timers, Extreme Sandbox’s obstacle course can be customized to challenge more experienced CAT captains. The oversize sandbox features outdoor observation areas where family and friends can view the mechanized merriment.
Spread across 10 acres of beige grains, Extreme Sandbox invites patrons to re-explore the art of playing in dirt from behind the wheels of heavy construction vehicles all year round. Participants 14 and older learn from highly trained instructors before stepping behind the earth-tilling instrumentation of Caterpillar construction equipment. Although most guests are first-timers, Extreme Sandbox’s obstacle course can be customized to challenge more experienced Cat captains. Individual packages for solo drivers include one to seven hours with the iron-plated warhorses, and group packages for up to 50 guests last two to eight hours. The oversize sandbox features indoor and outdoor observation areas from which family and friends can watch as loved ones create unforgettable impressions on memories and topsoil, in this new state-of-the-art training facility. Extreme Sandbox continues earn press accolades and a leave lasting impression on its guests, who voted it the #1 tourist attraction in Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul on Tripadvisor. Its climate-controlled equipment makes it a friendly place to play in sand or snow.