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Urban camping options and park districts just outside of the Twin Cities provide a number of ways to leave screens and schedules behind. See more details about each campsite in the StoryMap at the bottom of the story.

Pitch a tent. Escape at a nearby campsite.

Maddy Fisher, The Rubicon June 7, 2021
The number of first-time campers in 2020 was more than five times that of 2019. Of the 10.1 million new campers in 2020, 7.7 million attributed their motivations for camping to the pandemic.
These are the train tracks that go through the middle of Lowertown in St. Paul.

[AROUND TOWN] Take a walk through St. Paul’s historic Lowertown

Noor Christava, Contributor December 21, 2020
Lowertown is home to a variety of activities all year round.
The Brave New Workshop, a sketch and improv comedy theater in Downtown Minneapolis, brings laughter with their marquee in the uncertain times of COVID-19.

Minnesota theaters temporarily close with a laugh, well wishes

Nikolas Liepins, Contributor March 27, 2020

In response to executive orders on coronavirus issued by Gov. Tim Walz, theaters across the Twin Cities have closed, but they haven't given up their duty to entertainment.

Green Acres is an amazing tubing experience.

Enjoy the snow at Green Acres Tubing

Leni Nowakowski, Staff Writer March 5, 2020
Green Acres tubing is an entertaining activity to do on the weekend before spring melt arrives.
Rusty bounds around at the Arlington off leash Dog Area in Saint Paul.

[PARKS REVIEW] Best dog parks in the Twin Cities

Tessah Green, Staff Writer May 5, 2019
Staff Writer Tessah Green took her dog to the parks so you could take your dog to the best.
The Jonas Brothers played the Armory as part of the NCAA Final Four on Apr. 6. They return to Minnesota for their tour on Sept. 16.

[CONCERT REVIEW] Jonas Brothers take the stage as if they never left it

Mukeil Rizvi, Staff Writer May 2, 2019
The Armory performance was good enough to buy tickets for the Sept. 16 performance announced yesterday.
The waiting room offered a number of puzzles to complete before entering

[ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW] PuzzleWorks offers an amazing experience

Anna Perleberg, Staff Writer April 27, 2019
The vault immerses you into the mind and body of a burglar searching for a secret ring locked behind a vault in the national bank.
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[EVENT REVIEW] Jibba’s House Fashion Swap worth the price of admission

Salah Abdulkarim, Staff Writer April 15, 2019
As well as a DJ there were a lot of vendors including a Key Master arcade game filled with sneakers, a skateboarding area, vintage clothing vendors, a food truck serving Korean food, an art vendor and limited sneaker and streetwear vendors.
Signs at Como indicate the types of plants. Here, a sign hangs around a key lime tree.

[PHOTO GALLERY] Remedy winter blues at Como Park Conservatory

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline January 30, 2019
It may be subzero outside, but at the Como Park Conservatory, anyone can experience a 100-degree difference with plants.
Prior to the renovations, the dazzling theater developed a lackluster facade.

Grandview closes for lobby renovations

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor January 26, 2019
The box office at Grandview undergoes a second round of interior revamp, with a plan to reopen Feb. 1.
Trivia Mafia hosts trivia nights at Pizza Luce in Richfield on Wednesdays.

Moen de-stresses with Trivia Nights

Meagan Massie, Feature Editor November 17, 2018
Looking for a great way to showcase trivia knowledge and enjoy a social crowd, Max Moen attends trivia nights at Pizza Luce.
At Midtown Global Market many of the booths are focused on goods from a particular country or area and often the people working those booths also speak the language of the country they are selling goods from.

Midtown Global Market fosters international connections

Claire Hallaway, The Rubicon Editor April 29, 2017
The Midtown Global Market is a great international escape in the middle of St. Paul.
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