Family-Friendly Fun: Kid-Friendly Activities Are Abound in Buffalo, MN
Get out and explore Buffalo!
Dental Care Associates of Buffalo has been catering to our patients for more than 50 years, and we know there is plenty to explore in and around Buffalo, Minnesota. If you are looking for a family-friendly activity to do together to pass the time and make memories, consider some of the suggestions we’ve compiled below.
What is there to know about Buffalo?
Buffalo, MN is the county seat of Wright County, and located less than 50 miles outside of Minneapolis and St. Cloud. Buffalo is known for its small town charm with suburban amenities, making it the perfect place to spend the day shopping or enjoying leisure activities. It’s also a great place to do business!
Do the Roam.
Whether you are new to Buffalo or a life-long resident, if you haven’t done the Buffalo Roam, put that on your list to check off immediately! Back in 2004, the Buffalo Championship Rodeo Association commissioned businesses to decorate life-sized buffalo, which are placed all around the area.
Today, there are nearly two dozen buffalo, all uniquely decorated, with their own story to tell. A map of where all the buffalo reside is available online. See how many you and your family can get to and take photos, which you can then post to social media using the hashtags #BuffaloRoamMN and #ItsBetterInBuffalo.
Enjoy the great outdoors.
If you enjoy hiking, biking, walking, or any other outdoor activity, you’ll be excited to find Buffalo has more than two dozen parks and recreation areas! Each park has its own amenities, like grills for cooking, basketball courts, volleyball courts, outdoor play areas, and so much more.
If you enjoy water activities like swimming or kayaking, check out Pulaski Lake, Buffalo Lake, Deer Lake, Mink Lake, or Mary Lake. Buffalo’s parks are open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash. The outdoors can be a great place for the entire family to gather, play, and make memories together!
A best bet is Sturges Park, which is home to a music trail. The trail is home to life-sized percussion instruments, like chimes, xylophones, and drums, and everyone is welcome to bang on them and make their own beats!
Take a step back in history.
Looking to learn more about Wright County’s history? Check out the Wright County Historical Society! Visiting the museum is free, which makes it a budget-friendly option for families. The historical society offers a museum and library chock full of the history of Wright County.
Families are able to explore a historic log cabin, as well as a former town hall, and roam through other exhibits that include photos and artifacts of Wright County. A favorite of museum visitors is the Nelsonian exhibit, a one-person band consisting of 32 different instruments! If you are around for the holidays, be sure to check out the Festival Of Trees, featuring over 75 trees decorated by locals.
Grab local delights at the farmers’ market.
If you are looking for delicious local delights, products, or produce, be sure to check out the Buffalo Farmers’ Market. The summer market is open weekly on Saturdays from May through October, with the winter market open on select Saturdays for the rest of the year. Bring the kids and pick out pumpkins to carve in fall, pick up a new local cheese to try as a healthy and tooth-friendly snack, or just browse the local wares by craftsmen. Learn more about what is available locally and support local businesses with a trip to the market!
Discover your inner artist.
If you are looking for a creative outlet, look no further than Artistic Me. A local art studio, Artistic Me offers pottery to paint and classes where you can learn to make fused glass pieces or mosaics. Bring the family and pick out pre-made pottery items that you can paint and decorate to create your own masterpieces.
Tell Dental Care Associates of Buffalo about your adventures!
At Dental Care Associates of Buffalo, we’d love to hear about the fun experiences and adventures you and your family have gone on since we’ve last seen you! Remember to take care of your oral health in between visits so that your teeth stay in tip-top shape, and you won’t experience any tooth pain or aches while you are out on your adventures in and around Buffalo, MN. If you haven’t seen us recently, contact us today to schedule an appointment for a dental evaluation for you and your entire family.