Winner: Best Place for Kids to Play 2017
Winner: The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm
Location: 1201 28th Ave. N., Fargo
What's your reaction to winning?
"I am delighted. We are one of the hidden treasure in Fargo," said Yvette Nasset director of The Children's Museum at Yunker Farms. "Making childhood fun and helping families make memories just warms my heart. It is just wonderful. Everything in the museum has an educational base, so children learn through play while having fun."
What's new for your business?
"One thing people maybe don't know is The Children's Museum is open all year long and only closed on Mondays. For the upcoming holiday season we are turning The Children's Museum into a magical place for children. The entire museum will look like the inside of a gingerbread house with Santa here on Saturdays, but call ahead for Santa's hours since he can't stay all day."
What's the best kept secret about your location you want to share?
"The house that the Museum is located in is 137 years old. It was the first brick house ever built in the Dakota Territory and has been filled with children since day one with the 8 Whitman family children and then the 10 Yunker family children. The property was an actual working farm until late '50s."
Second Place: Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Third Place: Lindenwood Park