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A world record-setting water slide is coming to Minnesota

It's as long as three football fields.

Put this on your summer bucket list: a giant slip and slide is coming to Minnesota.

Slide the City is a world record-setting water slide that travels to different cities all over the nation, throwing family friendly water parties. And for just one day in August it will set up in Chisholm, a town nestled in the Iron Range.

The slide is 1,000 feet long – that's about the same as three football fields. It's not the longest water slide in the world, but it does hold the Guinness World Record for the “longest distance travelled on a slip and slide in one hour.”

It'll stretch through the heart of downtown Chisholm, at Lake Street and 4th Avenue. Don't worry, there's a bunch of cushioning underneath – "more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers," Slide the City says.

The parties also feature music, food trucks, and local vendors.

Here's a sneak peek of the event when it was in Salt Lake City:

Clear your calendar for Saturday, Aug. 5. It's $20 for three trips, or $50 for an all-day pass. Buy tickets here.

Slide the City says you should come "dressed to impress" with a swim suit, shoes (you'll have to walk on hot pavement), sunscreen, and cash or card.

Kids must be at least 5 years old and over 46 inches tall to ride the slide.

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