5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Minneapolis/St Paul

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Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Ice Castles Minnesota

A quirky date night for the wintertime, and something which combines the magic of a winter wonderland with the fun of exploration. Every year ice caves, caverns, and tunnels are made by artists with frozen waterfalls and slides for the kid in everyone. Ice Castles is a wonderful frozen attraction, beautifully crafted to heighten the magic of winter. 

Can Can Wonderland

Known as a “whimsical wonderland”, Can Can Wonderland is an amusement center that will keep you and your date entertained all night long. There are classic date night activities like mini golf right next to vintage arcade games, with plenty to drink and eat. But the true charm of Can Can Wonderland is its commitment to the whimsical. The atmosphere and aesthetic takes pride in the quirky and eclectic. You’ll never know what to expect or guess what you’ll see next and that’s part of the fun.

WhirlyBall Twin Cities

Take an evening off from romance and simply go play. Whirlyball is a truly quirky game, but it is also loads of fun. The sport combines lacrosse, basketball, hockey, and bumper cars. You’ll crash into each other, accidentally throw the ball near your date’s head, and laugh until your stomach hurts. In between games, take a break and grab some beer and burgers at the restaurant next to the court. 

Game Show Battle Rooms

Do you and your significant other enjoy binge watching the Game Show Network on a night-in? If so, then the next time you are looking for a night-out, visit the Game Show Battle Rooms in Minneapolis. In the Game Show Arena, you can choose between two types of experiences: Classic Showdowns or Primetime Showdowns. Either way, you’ll both test your game show savvy and enjoy the friendly competition. 

REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory

Looking for something beyond your typical night out at the bar? Are you a couple that enjoys playing video games together but want to get out of the house? REM5 Virtual Reality Lab is the place for you! They are a cocktail bar in all the traditional, beloved ways but have a unique twist. You and your date can rent a lane (reminiscent of bowling lanes) with goggles and enjoy virtual reality games. 

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