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Rosedale Center is a shopping mall in Roseville. You'll find the basic mall stores, restaurants and layout. Families can find quite a bit of fun -- both free and paid -- in this mall. Beginning in 2017, the mall began a two-year interior renovation project. There have been some really exciting additions during that time, including a relocated and updated play area and an aquarium!
Little Logger's Play Area f/k/a Northwoods Play Area
Rosedale Center’s new play area is is located on the south side of the first floor across from Forever 21 and next to Ragstock. Like the former play area, it is enclosed, which means strategically seated parents can still keep an eye on multiple children without worrying that one will escape. As before, it features the play area as well as vending, pay rides. The play area keeps the same hours as the mall.It will be open the same as mall hours. As with most mall play areas, supervision is the responsibility of the parents.
Our kids have outgrown the mall play areas, but this was our go-to play area when they were smaller. We found it the most laid-back of the mall play areas - not too many hover parents but the bigger kids were usually respectful of smaller children. The kids mostly treated the pay rides like an extension of the playground, climbing on them and using their imaginations instead of coins. This seemed to be generally acceptable (except sometimes on weekends when the dads were there with their pockets full of quarters, then we would ask our kids to let the paying customers play).
One of the more exciting additions to the mall is the Seaquest Aquarium that opened in the spring of 2019. The 23,000 square-foot aquarium holds over 1,000 animals representing five continents, offering an interactive animal experience.
Looking for a discount to Seaquest in Rosedale? We have a couple options:
- Check for Goldstar discounted tickets to Seaquest Aquarium. Last we checked, they were available. Note: Family Fun Twin Cities receives a small commission if you use our link.
- Purchase an annual passport if you plan to visit the mall often. This way you can just pop in for short visits whenever you come to shop or play.
Rosedale has one of the three Twin Cities Build-A-Bear Workshop locations. The other two are in the Mall of America. If this is something your children really want, Rosedale may be the most tame option of the three.
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