Fall Colors Train

Fall Colors Train
The colors of fall are at their peak in Minnesota and if you’re looking for a unique way to see them, The Minnesota Transportation Museum has it.  Reporter Kristin Haubrich climbs aboard the Fall Colors Train that departs from Osceola Wisconsin and runs through the scenic St. Croix Valley.    

Treehouse AirBNB

Treehouse AirBNB
If you’re looking for a mini vacation that feels like you’ve travelled a great distance but is really close to home, Kelli Hanson has found just the place.  The Lofty Lodge Treehouse is one of the most incredible AirBNBs in the east metro.  The Treehouse at Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove costs $295 per night to stay at.  For more...

Junk Bonanza

Junk Bonanza
Whatever your home style is, whatever your tastes, you’re bound to find something at an event taking place at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.  Reporter Kristin Haubrich is at Junk Bonanza, the largest vintage market in Minnesota.  Click here for tickets and information.

Jailhouse Inn

Jailhouse Inn
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be behind bars, head to the small Minnesota town of Preston, Minnesota.  Reporter Kristin Haubrich visits the old Fillmore County Jail and Carriage House that has since been turned into a bed and breakfast.  The Jailhouse Inn is where you can really find out what spending the night behind bars...

Drive a Tank

There’s a one of a kind experience in Kasota, Minnesota that will make you feel like the hero in an action movie.  At Drive a Tank, you can drive a 30,000 pound military grade tank dating back to World War II.  Drive a Tank combines history and action and TCL reporter, Kristin gets in on the action.

Gondola’s in Stillwater

Gondola’s in Stillwater
Taking a cruise in an authentic Venetian gondola is among the most romantic experiences imaginable, but you don’t have to travel all the way to Italy for this.  Head to Stillwater, Minnesota to experience it.  Click here for more information on Gondola Romantica out of Stillwater.

Minnesota Fringe Festival

Minnesota Fringe Festival
The Minnesota Fringe Festival runs now through August 15. Many shows are online this year with some in-person performances. Shows Producer C.C. Rode saw and mentions: Last Summer’s Love, The Scribbler, The Paul Bunyan Travel Show, Brad Nailer – Sweet Revenge. Buttons are $5, with ticket prices for shows ranging from $10 - $13.  

Festivals

Festivals
After a year of basically, no entertainment, outdoor festivals are back.  Reporter Kelli Hanson has a few worth checking out this summer to tell us about. Uptown Food Truck Festival TC Water Lantern Festival Minnesota Fringe Festival Minnesota Renaissance Festival  

Sand Creek Adventures

Sand Creek Adventures
Just a short drive southwest of the metro, in the city of Jordan, is a hidden gem for outdoor adventure.  You can soar with friends or loved ones 150 feet above the ground on a zipline tour or check out a high ropes challenge course at Sand Creek Adventures. Click here and book your Zip Line Tour before August and mention TCL and get 10% off.

Dino Stroll

Dino Stroll
TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich is at the Minneapolis Convention Center where she is up close and personal with dozens of life-like creatures, reptiles, and dinosaurs. Dino Stroll is at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, July 10th.  For tickets and more information, click here.