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You Voted, And Now They’re Here – The 2018 PHS Top Spots Winners

The second annual PHS Top Spots survey opened on May 1 with 12 categories for special needs families to vote on. We wanted to know, what are the best adaptive playground, public library, or summer camp for individuals across Minnesota who need to consider unique accommodations and accessibility when planning an outing? Which organizations support this population time and time again? The community answered, and from those responses we have our 2018 list of the top spots in the state – and we’re so excited to share them with you.

Check back in as we introduce you to our featured winner and follow them to various events and activities throughout the year. And next time you’re planning an adventure or looking for a support organization, consider one of these 12 winners, knowing that they are already prepared to accommodate your special needs.

Interested in downloading a PDF of the top spots to keep handy in the future? We’ve put all the information in one downloadable file for you right here.


• Adaptive playground: Madison’s Place – Woodbury, MN
• Adaptive sports: Special Olympics Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
• Family support group/organization: HopeKids – Eden Prairie, MN
• Indoor play space: Mall of America – Bloomington, MN


• Parent blog/online group/podcast: Twin Cities Mom Blog
• Museum: Minnesota Children’s Museum – Saint Paul, MN
• Public library: R.H. Stafford Library – Woodbury, MN
• Entertainment venue: Target Field -Minneapolis, MN


• Family overnight getaway: Edgewater Hotel & Water Park – Duluth, MN
• Summer camp: Camp Odayin – Stillwater, MN
• Place to recharge: A Lake or Up North
• State Park: Gooseberry Falls – Two Harbors, MN



Learn more about each of the winners at

Originally published: June 8, 2018

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