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Address: 1901 Glendale Rd, Hastings, MN 55033
Phone Number: (855) DIG 4 FUN
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Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: We are the first and ONLY heavy equipment adventure in the Midwest. Come...
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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Ridiculously fun. I couldn't stop smiling for hours after.

I've wanted to play with heavy machinery since I was a little kid. At Extreme Sandbox, I finally got my wish. My girlfriend and I did the dueling excavators challenge, which was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Menlo Park, California
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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've wanted to play with heavy machinery since I was a little kid. At Extreme Sandbox, I finally got my wish. My girlfriend and I did the dueling excavators challenge, which was a total blast. It was a well designed 1.5 hour course that included training, driving, digging, playing, picking up cars, a race, and more. These machines give you... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was a great surprise anniversary gift from my wife. She gave me the address only without telling me where we were going. Boy was I surprised when I saw the sign "Extreme Sandbox". I always wanted to get the chance to operate big machinery. Jason was a great instructor. He was friendly, patient, and made me feel really comfortable... More 

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I did the Dueling Excavator package and it was great fun. The obstacle course and challenges made if a fun interaction and I won! Cost was reasonable for the experience and for the investment that was required for the equipment, land and staffing. Randy accommodated us on a day usually reserved for corporate events due to our... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Received this as a surprise birthday gift and ran through Dueling Excavators with my 20-something daughter. She may win at Playstation but she only beat me by a little bit this time :). Modern, clean facilities...especially for a place centered around dirt. Safety is interwoven throughout each phase of the experience, from the briefing to the use of the machines.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I took advantage of the Fathers' Day special and got to use both the bulldozer and the excavator. Great fun! Adam was a great facilitator and kept things entertaining.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was great fun. We did the dueling excavators package so both my husband and son could go head to head. They had an awesome time digging, golfing, and moving the car. These guys do a great job and make it even more fun, if that is possible. It was well worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I was visiting my twin brother who lives outside the Twin Cities, and we were looking for a unique way to celebrate our 50th birthday. And boy did he find something unique and fun. We spent about 90 minutes doing the dueling excavator challenge offered by Extreme Sandbox. Jason the coach was great. And it only took 15-20 minutes to... More 

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Lake City, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was just great. I heard the ad on the KCUE Radio Auction and purchased for my hubby, three brothers, and a nephew. They thought it was the best fun they have ever had. Good idea! The training and the men that were there to walk them through the safety and use of the machines were just great. They all... More 

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Saint Francis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

For a "milestone" birthday, my daughter gave me a gift to Extreme Sandbox. We each were in an excavator and had an awesome time. Digging was one of my favorite activities, but lifting a car was "way cool"! It was wonderful sharing the experience with her. We had Adam as instructor, and he was great. He talked us through each... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was so much fun for me. My wife had as much fun as I did just watching. We all had two way headsets with microphone so everyone coud hear what was going on. The instructor was excellant walking you thru each movement, then you were on your own digging and getting use to the machine. When the digging was... More 

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Address: 1901 Glendale Rd, Hastings, MN 55033
Phone Number: (855) DIG 4 FUN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Hastings
Open Hours:
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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