Extreme Sandbox


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In a Nutshell

Obstacle course summons adults to dig dirt, push tires, and lift boulders from behind wheel of excavator, bulldozer, or skid steer

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Advance reservation required, subject to availability. 72hr cancellation notice required. Must be 14 or older. Must sign waiver and participate in safety briefing. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 this Groupon.

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Participants who enlist in the mini-sandbox adventure ease into the 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 40-minute jaunts through a challenging timed obstacle course. Drivers deftly slalom through serpentine cones, dig up dirt, and shove around oversize tractor tires with simple flicks of the wrist. Classic sandbox adventure participants receive a safety briefing and equipment overview, choose between an excavator or bulldozer, and enjoy 60 minutes of use being guided through obstacles and activities tailored to their choice of equipment. Three pieces of equipment—an excavator, bulldozer, and skid steer—are available for groups of up to four. Two or three instructors oversee participants, who enjoy uninhibited access to the entire course. Extreme Sandbox is open year-round, and equipment may be operated in snow or dirt.

Extreme Sandbox

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.

Customer Reviews

great gift for a guy who has everything! loved it! the time issue was our problem. even though it was a groupon it still was an expensive gift. I bought the package for 2 people and between work schedules they had to use after the expiration date so they were only able to use machines for 30 minutes. Expensive 30 minute gift.
Teri S. · June 17, 2013
It was an amazing time, my wife and I had a blast. We will be doing this again for sure!
Jim I. · May 15, 2013
Great fun!
Cheryl K. · May 15, 2013
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