JUST FOR KIDS!


​The Minnesota Goose Garden is especially tailored to children, including an educational scavenger hunt, to locate totems and discover more about the native and endangered plants of Minnesota.


The MGG is home to many birds and a variety of animals.  It includes mulitple paths, and is ideal for teacher-guided games and nature activities.  

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The Minnesota Goose Garden does not receive any federal funding, but relies solely on public donations and arts grants to continue creating and maintaining.

Visit the Minnesota Goose Garden

HELPFUL HINTS:


  • Bring bug repellent and/or hats​
  • Hawaiian Tropic suncreen repels flies
  • Wear long-sleeves and pants (white or light-colored is best; avoid blue)

STREET DIRECTIONS TO THE MINNESOTA GOOSE GARDEN:

From the east, take Interstate 35 to the Sandstone exit and go west.  Follow Highway 61 west for ~2 miles. Take a right at the junction onto Pine County Road 27 and follow it to Grindstone Lake (which will be on your right after ~ 5 miles.)  Continue 3 miles farther until the road becomes Kanabec County Road 21 (355th Ave.)  After ~ 3/4 of a mile, you will see the Minnesota Goose Garden on the left, with parking on the right (north) side.

From the west (Mora area) take Highway 65 north and turn right (east) on Kanabec County Road 3 and proceed 9 miles.  At Kanabec County 20 turn left (north) for 6.5 miles to Kanabec County Road 21.  Take a right onto County Road 21.  The Minnesota Goose Garden will be on your right after 1/4 of a mile, with parking on the left (north) side of the road.


The MGG is open during daylight hours, June 1 through October, and is self-guided.  Information is posted throughout the garden and brochures with additional information are available at the front gate.  Call 320-390-2323 for weather updates. Suggested donation:  $5/person; children under 13 are free.  Guided tours are available by appointment for groups of 15-20, or for school groups.  A golf cart (holds up to 3 people) is available for $15 fee in conjunction with a tour.  Parking is available across the street. 


The MGG is a 501-c3 non profit located in east-central MN on Kanabec Cty Rd 21, 8.5 miles west of I-35 on exit 191. 

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Telephone: 320.390.2323

Email: suerodfoss@gmail.com


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