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12401 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Tue. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Wed. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Thu. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Sun. 11:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Ridgedale Center is an indoor mall in Minnetonka. It has a children’s play area and other family-friendly amenities. Nikki at Minnemama lists this mall among her favorites for indoor play spaces. Note that the Ridgedale Mall hours we list above are subject to change – especially during the Holidays.

Ridgedale Play Area

Ridgedale Play is an “indoor playground” for kids and can be found in the upper level on Nordstrom Lane. It is open to children 0 to 12, but is definitely geared toward the smaller children. While the management terms it an “indoor playground” I would describe it as a play area and family space. It is in a closed off area with cafe-style seating and vending machines for parents or families who want to have a snack whlle visiting the mall. Parents will also find hand-sanitizers and nearby stroller parking. Ridgedale offers “free” wifi in exchange for your email address. This isn’t all bad, because their mailing list is a good place to find out about family-friendly events. Sign up while you are visiting or anytime here. There are more sitting areas in the lower level, Center Court and throughout the mall. Most seating areas have charging stations.

The play area is open longer hours than the mall stores:

  • Monday – Saturday 8:30AM – 9PM
  • Sunday 9:30AM – 6PM

Minnesota Playseum

A second play option at Ridgedale is the Minnesota Playseum. Priced at $9/pp, the Playseum is a bit like a mini Children’s Museum. The concept was created by a mother in Washington DC who wanted a place to hang out with her kids. The Ridgedale location became the Playseum’s third location in the country in spring of 2020. Find more indoor playgrounds here.

Ridgedale’s Family Restrooms and Baby Care Lounges

There two family restrooms – one on each level. On the lower level, look for the restroom near JCPenney between Goldy’s Locker Room and Breakout. The upper level family restroom is between Mall Management and the Security Office. You’ll also find a baby care lounge in this restroom.

Strollers Rentals at Ridgedale Center

Stroller rentals are at the west entrance and cost $7 with a $0.50 refund when you return it to the kiosk. You can choose between single and double strollers. Whether you bring rent or bring your own stroller, an elevator can be found in the center court near Baby Gap on the lower level and Godiva on the upper level.

Ridgedale Mall Escape Room

Ridgedale is home to one of the Twin Cities’ Escape Rooms – Escapology. You can learn more about Escapology and compare it to other Escape Room options in our article, Escape Room Family Fun: Best Twin Cities Escape Rooms for Kids.

Ridgedale Center Food and Restaurants

Ridgedale has a variety of food options, including 6 sit down restaurants, 5 fast food restaurants, plus several coffee, candy and snack shops.

Sit Down

  • Big Bowl
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Kona Grill
  • Lakeshore Grill
  • Redstone American Grill
  • Ruscello

Fast Food

  • Cafe Zupas
  • Chipotle
  • Field Day By Good Earth
  • Leeann Chin

There Is Currently No Ridgedale Center Movie Theater

Ridgedale Center does not currently have a movie theater. The closest theaters are Emagine Willow Creek in Plymouth and Mann Hopkins.

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