Skip to main content

A new artist-designed, indoor mini golf course is coming

If you could design a mini golf hole of your choice, what would it look like?
  • Author:
  • Updated:

If you could design a mini golf hole, what would it look like?

The owners of Can Can Wonderland say they called out to artists with that very question, and got more than 200 answers from around the country – and even as far as Australia. Then they selected their favorites to be built into a brand new mini golf course coming to the Twin Cities.

The artist-designed course is set to open in St. Paul's Hamline Midway neighborhood (aka The Creative Enterprise Zone) on Jan. 12. It'll feature 18 very unique holes, with names like "Grandma's House," "State Fair," and "No, that's not my trick, Michael. It's my illusion!"

The course isn't open yet, but some lucky people got a sneak peak at a soft opening on New Year's Eve. When it does open, a round will cost $12 – with a $3 discount for veterans, seniors, and kids.

If artist-designed mini golf sounds familiar, that's because the founders of Can Can Wonderland are also the people behind the Walker's mini golf course (as well as the Ten Second Film Festival and Soap Factory's Haunted Basement).

And that's not all

Can Can Wonderland is more than just a place for putt putt – they also offer craft cocktails, food, a row of pinball games, art installations, and two stages for entertainment, and maybe even a secret bar, their website says.

One of Can Can's founders, Chris Pennington, told the Star Tribune about the vision for the space.

“It should be just way over the top,” Pennington said. “We’re not trying to be middle ground. It’s going to be the best in the country.”

Can Can Wonderland is located in the old American Can Factory on Prior Ave. in St. Paul. For more info, visit their website.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-30 at 4.32.08 PM

State: Beltrami County Jail conditions present imminent risk of 'life-threatening harm'

The state is taking action to force changes at the Beltrami County Jail.


Tributes to 15-year-old girl killed in Burnsville crash

The teenager was a student at Burnsville High School.

police lights

Charges: New Ulm couple abused young children with cruel punishments

Warning: The following contains upsetting details about child abuse.

Screen Shot 2023-01-30 at 1.18.29 PM

Boy reels in 9.5lb walleye, wins pickup truck at Brainerd ice fishing tourney

Contestants come from all over the country compete in the annual event held in Brainerd.


Arrowhead 135 ultramarathon in northern MN kicks off in -25F temperatures

The race is considered one of the 50 most challenging races in the world.

Screen Shot 2023-01-30 at 9.31.03 AM

Old Navy closes Eagan store

There's another change in store for the popular Eagan strip mall.


Calling all artists: Surly Brewing is looking for you

They're looking for unique art that incorporates the Surly brand.

Drink a beer by the river at St. Paul's new downtown happy hour

Normally you can't drink in this park, so that's pretty cool.

The Sculpture Garden's artsy putt-putt will be back on the ground this year

These are definitely some of the more interesting mini golf holes you can play.

5 things to do in the Twin Cities this weekend: 1/6-8

Don't let the cold keep you inside this weekend!

Artists will take over White Bear Lake with some super creative shanties

20 artist-designed shanties will decorate White Bear Lake all February.

The Zombie Pub Crawl is hosting a week of undead fun

Dress up your dog, meet Jason, and run for your life.