$12 – 12 years of age and up
$9 – Under 12 years of age, 62 years of age and up, Veterans
Can Can Wonderland is a mini golf course. We didn’t design it though. We asked the mini golf enthusiasts of the world to do that. We sent out a call for artists asking “What is the mini golf hole you have always wanted to play?” We received over 200 proposals from all over the country and as far away as Australia. A jury of talented architects, visual artists, fabricators, and electrical engineers helped us select the 18 mini golf holes to be built for our course, and we believe they are spectacular!
Artist Info: Design by Julia Hinds, Fabricated by Sam Pitmon, Mark Sigerson, Nells Rotchstein, Jud Kilgore, Carly Beseman, Stephen Rife, Brian Peterson, Walter Schultz
Artist Statement: I love playing games, and I love designing them even more. I started my career creating games on the back of cereal boxes, and I’m thrilled to see an idea like this come to life.
Artist Info: Design by Colin Weingart, Fabricated by Primitive Precision
Artist Statement: This hole’s main obstacle is the loopty loop which launches the ball over water. If the shot is timed right, the ball may just make it into the hole. I’d like to thank my 8th grade teacher, Mrs. Graves, for encouraging us to design and create mini golf holes.
Artist Info: Design by Ame Caldwell-Dass and Bryce Bonine, Fabricated by Retrofit LLC
Artist Statement: This hole consists of multiple real life events that disturb the places all around us. Good luck. A special thanks to Mrs. Graves for all of her help in the classroom to design this hole.
Artist Info: Designed and fabricated by Eli Libson and Ben McMullan
Artist Statement: This is a whimsical hole inspired by nature. The intent of this design is to let nature and luck lead you to the tee.
Artist Info: Design by AIGA@UMN 2015, Kevin Vi, Brad Tuominen, Christina Maher, Anna Courchaine, & Kyle Armstrong, Fabricated by Retrofit LLC
Artist Statement: AIGA@UMN designed Wonderwall utilizing a flowing waterfall to obstruct the view of players where the wall is the only barrier. We wanted to create something that was simple and relaxing.
Artist Info: Design by Cecilia Schiller, Fabricated by Cecilia Schiller and Clara Schiller
Artist Statement: I’m fascinated by things that move so it was important to me that this hole has a kinetic feature. With “Catchin’ a Wave”, I wanted to create the feeling of playing on the beach and having your ball scooped up and carried away on the rip tide. In this case it’s heading on a journey, but you’ll meet up again soon.
Artist Info: Design by Andree Tracey, Fabricated by Naomi Austin, Nance Derby Davidson, Stephen Rife, & Cali Mastny
Artist Statement: I was a lucky child – my father designed, built and operated an outdoor miniature golf course in Sioux City, Iowa in the fifties. It was a recipe for happiness, not just for me but for the entire town. In the thirty-five years that followed it’s inception, people of all ages embraced it as a place to escape daily life with an hour of fun with family and friends. When I designed Blue Toad, I had this memory in mind. I hope the humor and fantasy of a giant fairy tale toad will amuse children and give adults an excuse to be a child again.
Artist Info: Design by Luke Lyons, Fabricated by Primitive Precision
Artist Statement: A true feat of metal work, this hole features a nine foot Archimedes screw that carries your ball up to a launch ramp then hurls it at comet-like speeds towards the hole.
Artist Info: Designed and Fabricated by Graham Smith
Artist Statement: Do a Flip is a 10 foot tall loop that takes more power than finesse. Or is it the other way around?
Artist Info: Designed and Fabricated by House of Thune Studios (Dusty Thune, Rick Tschida, Tiffany Payne, Behtsee Millman, Jen DeForest, and Tom Carney)
Artist Statement: 20,000 years ago two Mastodons embarked on an adventure that would take them to a whole new world in which danger and trouble seemed to lurk behind every shadow. Luckily for the pair, they found a sweet hot spring of tar-sands to blow off steam and relax!
(Some say the pink Mastodon still likes to party on special occasions…)
The Hot Tub Time Machine challenges even the most skilled and patient golfer due to its inhabitants’ indecisiveness. Aim for the bunghole and let er’ rip, you’ll know soon enough if your shot rang true!
Artist Info: Design by Wes Winship, Fabricated by Wes Winship, Brian Peterson, Stephen Rife, Christi Atkinson, Jeanette Matter
Artist Statement: In the path of mini golf, it’s a putt of faith.
Artist Info: Design by Jason Quick, Fabricated by Jason Quick, Alex Olsen, Sam Pitmon, Alan Skamser-O’Neil, Peter Tawfick, Jade Townsend, Levi Houkom. Mural art piece by Rock “Cyfi” Martinez
Artist Statement: Launch up a 16-foot mountain and follow your ball as it travels through a musical array of piano parts, xylophones, and gongs to make a joyful racket before hitting the green.
Artist Info: Design by Milo Mietzner, M-Scape Design. Fabricated by Milo Mietzner, Voldee Morris, Peter Schulze, Chris Pennington, Brian Peterson, Stephen Rife, Jade Townsend, Walter Schultz
Artist Statement: Featuring the tree sculpture, “American Zen,” displayed as a Chinese landscape penjing, bonsai’s older cousin.
Artist Info: Designed and Fabricated by Zoran Mojsilov
Artist Statement: Inspired by ancient designs of the Pirot Kilim rugs woven in his ancestral village in Serbia, Zoran has translated rug imagery into carved and stained wood sculptures. Many of the rug patterns date to the Middle Ages. Mojsilov has reinterpreted them in three dimensions while retaining their ancient associations with marriage, childbirth and other life passages.
Artist Info: Designed and Fabricated by Sarah Stone
Artist Statement: Journey back in time to that space where all the exotic vacation souvenirs, schmaltzy records albums, drugstore romance novels, and fancy mail-order collectibles were irresistibly off-limits.
Artist Statement: As a tribute to the building’s history of being a canning factory, this hole uses a simple everyday object as raw material for its inspiration. This hole is about taking the ordinary metal drum and showcasing it in an unexpected way, as an art form.
Artist Info: Design by Jim Defeo, Fabricated by David Pitman and Jeff Corniea. Murals by John Grider
Artist Statement: As a former caddy, now’s the time to unwind. We all need multiple choices so choose the putter that will work for you. You’re the greatest!
Artist Info: Design by Than Tibbetts, Fabricated by Tonya Preston, Brian Peterson, David Bryan, and Zeb Hults
Artist Statement: This hole is very long. It is also very straight. Putt wisely.