15 Spots for Tweens and Teens in Fargo-Moorhead

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As children become tweens and teens, it is common for parents to take a backseat to friends. They start spending more and more time with peers and less with good old mom and dad. But this is a very important time for them to gain some independence and create their own personal support group.

And parents do still hold the job of chauffeuring tweens and teens from one hang out to the next. And while we are sad at times about not being included, at least we get some time in the car to connect.

Here are 15 places to drop off your tweens and teens in Fargo:

1. Skyzone

This large indoor trampoline park has lots of options for fun! Activities include freestyle jump, ultimate dodgeball, and basketball hoops.

2. West Acres Mall

Shopping, the food court, and an arcade are several reasons for teens and tweens to hit the mall. Also, the various art installations throughout the shopping center provide great background for selfies!

3. Skate City 

Skate City provides open skating for all ages. It features the largest skating floor in North Dakota along with an arcade and snack bar!

4. Section 9 

This is an eSports/video gaming center. They provide PC and console gaming, and also Virtual Reality (VR), including co-op VR games. And as an added bonus, they sell snacks and drinks.

5. Four Star Ninja

A ninja warrior-style training facility with obstacle training, Four Star Ninja encourages running, jumping, and climbing. Giving tweens and teens a chance to burn energy and build strength.

6. Conquer Ninja Gym

This gym specializes in ninja training and obstacle adventure course race training. Their open gym is a great opportunity for teens and tweens to check it out and get into the physical, exciting, and fast-paced action on the ninja obstacle course!

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7. Nature of the North

Located in Moorhead and featuring a rock climbing wall, this business promotes bouldering: climbing without the use of ropes of harnesses. They offer 1,000 square feet to boulder and 50 different routes to climb.

8. Tactical Action Gaming 

This is the spot for a fun Nerf battle against friends. There is both a indoor Nerf sports arena and a tactical laser tag arena. And reservations are not required, but are recommended.

9. Bowling

You can find a list of bowling alleys in our Indoor Play Guide! With four bowling alley options in the Fargo-Moorhead area, there are plenty of locations for teens and tweens to take on their friends, and try to get that elusive strike!

10. Thunder Road

Indoor activities include laser tag and a video arcade with prizes. And for warmer days, outdoor seasonal options are batting cages, mini golf, and go-karts!

11. Replay Games 

Located in Downtown Fargo, this video game store and arcade provides teens and tweens with a chance to buy, sell, trade, rent, or play new and retro video games. 

12. Clay Your Way

An opportunity to get artistic! Clay Your Way is a paint your own pottery studio offering pottery projects, glass fusing, and splatter painting. Staff provide ideas and demonstrations to get the creative juices flowing.

13. Plains Art Museum 

The Plains Art Museum offers youth classes taught by professional teaching artists. Materials are provided. Please see their website for more information on classes.

14. Fargo Public Library Programs for Teens 

There are activities for teens and tweens including Crafts and Trivia, plus book clubs and more! Please note that pre-registration is required for many library events.

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15. Skate Parks in Fargo

Dike West Park & Skate Park includes challenges for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skateboarders. It is made of formed concrete and is ideal for adventurous skateboarders, bikers and rollerbladers. Jefferson West Park, Madison Park & Bicycle Playground, and West Village Park are smaller facilities. These parks have some smaller ramps and boxes for athletes of all abilities. Check out Fargo Parks for a detailed list as well as one skate ramp at Rendevous Park in West Fargo! 

Check out our Monthly Events Guide or Indoor Play Guide for more things to do with teens in Fargo & Moorhead!

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Trudy Hjelseth
Trudy lives with her husband, Derek, and their three children; Oakley (2006), Jayla (2008) and Tenlee (2012), along with their golden retriever, Jax. She was born and raised in North Dakota, where small-town fun involved kick the can and playing sports. Whether watching her kids and nephews playing sports or watching on it on TV, she accredits her love of sports to her childhood. Her professional career has been providing occupational therapy services to children in the school setting, psychiatric inpatient setting and in an outpatient clinic setting. She loved building relationships with the children and families, celebrating goals and milestones. Recently Trudy had a career change where she is now the Child & Youth Program Coordinator for the North Dakota National Guard soldiers. Being a military family, this career change was close to home. If you are looking for Trudy, you will find her at a sporting event, social get together, playing league volleyball, or at the lake with her family. You will not find her ice skating, rollerblading, spending hours in the kitchen or swimming in the ocean!

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