As voted by Trekaroo families, here are the Reviews of the Day from back in the day to today.
Last fall my daughter (then 6 y/o) traveled with a big group of friends to NYC for a matinee performance of Matilda the Musical. I had no idea what to expect, was not familiar with the soundtrack, etc.
This show was FANTASTIC! First of all, the storyline is a fun one. It is easy to follow and has many humorous parts. There are several jokes that border innuednos - these went over the heads of most of the kids in our group. There is also a slightly scary scene with Ms. Trunchbull at one point - very dark and loud. I could see that part possibly scaring younger kids.
The kid actors in this show were out-of-this-world fantastic. They were so talented, so entertaining. Their energy was infectious! They could sing and also dance - they were so fun to watch.
The music was great. We bought the soundtrack shortly after returning home and it continues to get regular airtime in our car! Highly recommend this show for ages 5ish to 105!
Although our tour guide kept our group of Cub Scouts pretty well occupied with fun stories and interesting details about the capitol, my two older kids (ages 7-9) didn't really understand the signifigance of the building or beauty of the architecture. My husband and I, however, really enjoyed the tour and the civil war era artifacts housed in the rotunda.
It's A Small World was the first ride that we took our 22 month old son on when we entered Disneyland. He tends to be a little cautious when it comes to new experiences and we wanted to start with something gentle.
Sitting in the front row is the perfect spot for this young one to see all the excitement.
He was a little skeptical when we first went into the dark tunnel leading around the first bend, but as soon as it opened up and the song began, he relaxed and took it all in.
This is a great beginning ride for the kiddos who are unfamiliar with amuzement parks. My son adapted quickly and thoroughly enjoyed this ride.
Having visited several children's museums in cities all over the US, I can say that the MN Children's museum is one of the best! Though parking can be somewhat tricky here (use the ramp across the street, if it's not full) and it has its busy hours, if you can get here during a slower time, you won't be let down. There is an extensive baby/toddler room, several exploratory rooms for all ages and a very popular grocery store/house/bus activity room. The museum's hands-on equipment is kept clean and it's easy to get around in. Highly recommended!
We love exploring local attractions and if you love history (or maybe even if you don't :) ) this is the place for you. There are many interactive activities so no one will be bored. The kids especially enjoy climbing around in the grain elevator. For lunch stop in at the Cafe Minnesota for some good eats.