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What is Can Can Wonderland?

Located in St. Paul’s Hamline Midway neighborhood and the Creative Enterprise Zone, Can Can Wonderland combines art and play to create a one-of-a-kind arts immersive environment for people of all ages to enjoy.

We offer a truly unique, 18-hole artist designed, indoor mini golf course. But Can Can Wonderland isn’t just mini golf; it’s a wonderland full of arts-based fauna and flora for you to explore and delight in! Our boardwalk is full of attractions and amusements (created by/with artists). Our two stages offer a wide array of local and regional talents. We have a couple bars…we might have a secret bar! We have noshes! We even have a few unicorns.

Social Purpose

We are proud to be the first arts-based public benefit corporation in Minnesota. Our social purpose is to be an economic engine for the arts.

Meet The Founders

Can Can Wonderland founders are Christi Atkinson, Rob Clapp, Chris Pennington, and Jennifer Pennington. We are the people behind such seminal Twin Cities art projects as Walker Artist Designed Mini golf, the Ten Second Film Festival and Soap Factory’s Haunted Basement. But we would not be Can Can Wonderland without the artists, fabricators, dreamers and makers that are joining together to create this unique arts destination.

Chris Pennington

Creative Hack, Impresario & Dilettante

Jennifer Pennington

CEO, Firecracker & Ringleader

Rob Clapp

CFO & Convivial Host

Christi Atkinson

Artistic Director, Convener & Yogini