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Extreme Sandbox

Address: 1901 Glendale Rd, Hastings, MN 55033
Phone Number: (855) DIG 4 FUN
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Other
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Owner description: We are the first and ONLY heavy equipment adventure in the Midwest. Come play on an excavator or bulldozer for fun! We offer customers the unique opportunity to experience heavy equipment in safe and controlled environment. We let the kid in you play!

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Of course this is the #1 rated attraction in Hastings, and that's no slight to Hastings. This would have off-the-charts ratings in Minneapolis if it were in the city limits. It's that good. This review is long overdue. I visited Extreme Sandbox on a whim in August '14 after seeing a brochure in my hotel lobby. Drive around heavy construction... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Wow. What a fun time!!! In 14 years, I don’t think I’ve ever surprised my husband with any gift AND he’s very hard to buy for. Giving him the Classic Sandbox Package for his birthday was the best decision ever. He loved it! The team was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. My husband loved the experience and my family really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband took me to the Extreme Sandbox for my birthday and we had a dueling excavator challenge. It was a total blast. The staff were very friendly and helpful so we were comfortable operating these massive machines. I wanted to start the day over again to repeat the experience. Do this if you can. You will dig it.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Yes, he heard me WISH for many years that I could drive an excavator and then it happened! There aren't too many things I need at 68yrs so this was a perfect surprise. I couldn't imagine how much fun it was going to be. Then Luke entered the picture and I new it was going to be a good time.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband got me a gift certificate for Christmas. We use the certificate to do dueling excavators. We both had a lot of fun! I used a 19 ton excavator to knock tennis balls off a traffic cone without tipping over the come, then I picked up and moveed a car. So much fun. Luke and Andy were great..

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My kids and I surprised my husband for his birthday and from the time he realized where we were, he was smiling from ear to ear. The staff and facility were great; the safety video funny but to the point. The instructors were knowledgeable, friendly and patient and made us all feel comfortable and gave us a great experience on... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was an awesome experience ! We had 1 1/2 hours of fun with an Excavator, each one of us had our own to drive , dig and move dirt. The grand finale was the competitive obstacle coarse which included lifting a car and moving it. Our Great instructor was Adam, who spoke to us through a head set helping... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I surprised my husband with an excursion at the Extreme Sandbox. From the very beginning, the staff was accommodating and tailored my surprise to what would work best for US. My husband is working in MN and I flew out for a few days to meet him and this was AND RIGHTLY IS the NUMBER ONE attraction in this area!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We had so much fun. The staff is wonderful and the value is great! We can't wait to come back! The whole family enjoyed it, both on the excavators and the spectators.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Travelled 4-1/2 miles for this very special birthday adventure and so glad we did! Celebrating my best friend's birthday and ovarian cancer survivorship! We cannot stop talking about it to anyone who will listen! Paid extra for the neat video and candid photos. Nice to have as a memento to relive the experience while bragging to others!

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