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Extreme Sandbox

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Address: 1901 Glendale Rd, Hastings, MN 55033-9377
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+1 855-344-4386
08:00 - 18:00
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Come play on an excavator or bulldozer for fun! We offer customers the...

Come play on an excavator or bulldozer for fun! We offer customers the unique opportunity to experience heavy equipment in safe and controlled environment. We let the kid in you play!

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Extreme Sandbox. You have to admit, that's a great concept. But I had no idea what to expect. Are they really going to let me drive a bulldozer? The other "toys"? Yes! You... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extreme Sandbox. You have to admit, that's a great concept. But I had no idea what to expect. Are they really going to let me drive a bulldozer? The other "toys"? Yes! You start with about 20 minutes of safety and instruction videos. Doesn't sound like a lot, but these machines are really stable and safe. I'm sure that you... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Operating large machinery has been on my bucket list since I was little. It was so much fun and a truly great experience. We will be going again when my kids are 14.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

June 2016 Had an interesting birthday celebration operating a bulldozer and backhoe. Unique and entertaining experience. Trainer briefing followed by in-service instruction and monitoring. If you ever wondered what it was like to pick up a car with a backhoe, this is the place to give it a try! Very Cool! Bud C.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extreme Sand box was our Birthday presents from the wives... great FUN gift :) Jason is a Fun Professional Trainer honing ours skills to impress our wives (they know better) we looked good anyways. We had a great time diggings holes playing ball, like all kids it was over just when we thought we got going good. Great machines, newer,... More 

Thank shawnao32
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolute ball at the Sandbox with Jason. Equipment was great, Jason did a fantastic job of making it enjoyable. Only thing better would be an extra day or two playing with the equipment!

Thank Scott F
Kenosha, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got to drive a backhoe this past weekend and had a blast!!! Matt and the staff at Extreme Sandbox were very friendly, funny, and took their time in instructing us in the ways of the machine!!! Then they had us do a number of fun challenges ranging from knocking tennis balls off cones - with out knocking the cones... More 

Thank hideaway47ct
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Instructors made the event safe and FUN!!! We'll be talking about the fun we had for a long time. Spray painting and demolishing a mini van was oddly therapeutic!

Thank Lisa B
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Thank you to Matt and the Minnesota location for a fun Saturday! Matt was very patient with me and my short term memory :) It was a really fun experience!

Thank KatlynJB
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My father was a meat cutter by trade, who owned a slaughterhouse and packing plant, but over the years I heard him say many times that he might have liked to have been a heavy equipment operator. For Christmas we bought him a gift certificate to Extreme Sandbox and brought him out to run an excavator. After a brief training... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I bought this experience for my husband's 60th birthday and he was thrilled, to say the least. He wanted to make it a family affair, so our 30-yr-old son and I joined in the fun. For starters, the staff were so patient during our lengthy phone calls, assisting us with which package to purchase. On arrival, the facility was nice... More 

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