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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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This is the Real Deal!

For my birthday I received the gift of an hour driving a Caterpillar excavator at Extreme Sandbox. I can only compare the experience to how I felt the first time I got to ride a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Frank P
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

For my birthday I received the gift of an hour driving a Caterpillar excavator at Extreme Sandbox. I can only compare the experience to how I felt the first time I got to ride a bicycle or drive a car: exhilarating, intellectually stimulating, daunting, heightened awareness. The staff was friendly and jovial. The company and team is very safety conscious,... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I gave my husband a certificate for an hour of playtime with an excavator!! It was well worth it and he had something checked off his "bucket list"!!! I just watched and I had an amazing time as well! The men who run and instruct are very, very personable and knowledgable. It made it comfortable and fun. The atmosphere is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a great afternoon to have. Nothing like playing with REAL Tonka Toys. I would highly recommend to anyone who loved playing in a sandbox as a kid or to anyone that wants to try something new and outside the box. I'll be back for sure with my friends.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Last year I did the excavator, this year the BULLDOZER. Who would have thought you could have so much fun pushing things (dirt, tire, CAR) around. Beyond dirt - a slalom course for bulldozer?? Randy (another little kid a heart) kept it interesting, fun, and easy, especially the slalom course . . . until he said to do it BACKWARDS.... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was my 2nd visit to Extreme Sandbox and still a lot of fun. Randy put my friend and I through our paces on the skid steers . ES is always safety conscious, yet makes sure their customers have a great time. You can't go wrong, no matter which package or equipment you choose. I want to fly those drones... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had so much fun at my visit to Extreme Sandbox that I brought my cousin, and his son, when they were here from Chicago. They had a blast on the dueling excavators! I would also recommend the car crush option. It was an exciting way to end the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Extreme Sandbox was the prime attraction that brought us to book our March Break holiday in Minnesota. It was our son's 17th birthday, and we surprised him with the remarkable experience of driving both an excavator and bulldozer. We got all the way from Toronto with the surprise intact. When we pulled into Extreme Sandbox he remarked "I didn't see... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My experience with Extreme Sandbox was fantastic! My mom got my dad and I certificates to run the skid steer for Christmas. When we got them we weren't really sure what to expect, but we were extremely pleased with the experience. The experience starts with a short training video and brief discussion about the equipment with the instructor. After that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I Had a Great Experience, I expected a more challenging to operate machine and I was afraid not being be able to enjoy the experience due to complexity of operating excavator, it was easier than expected and very Fun, the challenges to complete are Fun and entertaining. highly recommend to everybody. I was on my way to Minneapolis with my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I hosted a surprise 40th birthday for my husband at Extreme Sandbox, and I brought the kids along to watch. The adult kids had such a great time that, of course, my son wanted to have his own 9th birthday party there. The party was fantastic! Randy had ten kids between the ages of 4-11 captivated and entertained for two... More 

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