Mark your calendars! Mike Bennett’s latest interactive creation is underway. The imaginative fantasy realm of Wonderwood is transforming into an interactive adventure for all ages. Wonderwood Mini Golf invites you on an exciting quest filled with magical wonders.
From street signs and murals to exhibits and local partnerships, chances are you’ve seen Mike Bennett’s art in Portland. He first gained popularity with his A to Zoo Family Museum, a series of fun and educational installations displayed in his front yard.
Once you’re familiar with his style of art, you’ll start spotting it all around town. Your neighbor may even have one of his slow down signs in their yard. He also sells his art as cut outs, wooden figurines, enamel pins and apparel. His mothman design is my favorite and decorates my home work space.
Deemed the public joy creator of our city, his illustrations are playful, inspired and fun. His latest projects have focused on themed exhibits. Last fall 2021, Mike turned the old Bank of America location in St. Johns into the Crypto-Zoo with 26 life-size cut outs of cryptids, monsters and mythical beasts. In summer 2022, he took us back in time with Dinolandia, a jurassic exhibition like no other in downtown Portland.
Now, Mike Bennett is using his talents to expand fantasy land of Wonderwood into a mini golf course.
Mike Bennett’s Wonderwood Mini Golf Course
Portland’s favorite public joy creator is once again bringing a one-of-a-kind experience the whole community can enjoy. Opening February 3, Wonderwood Mini Golf is a nine hole indoor mini golf course located in St. Johns.
Mike Bennett’s Wonderwood Mini Golf Course opens Saturday, February 3, at 10 a.m. The last admission is 8:30 p.m.
Here’s what you can expect at this new Portland attraction:
- Embark on a journey through nine uniquely designed holes, each offering a blend of challenge with twists and turns never before seen in miniature golf.
- From Mushroom Forests to the Wacky Cheese Shop, immerse yourself in a hand-painted environment surrounded by the wacky townsfolk of Maplehold as you take on numerous obstacles.
- Reward yourself for conquering this quirky course with a treat at Wonderwood Springs cafe right next door! More about this charming cafe below.
When is Wonderwood Mini Golf Course open?
Wonderwood Mini Golf Course is open daily: Monday-Thursday from 1-7:30 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The course is closed February 5 and 6 so the team can recover from opening weekend, then the daily schedule starts.
How much does Wonderwood Mini Golf Course cost?
Tickets are $10 per person. Kids 4 and under get free entrance. Admission is paid for at the door. If you want to support Mike Bennett’s latest endeavor, and prepay for your experience, consider buying a Wonderwood gift card!
Where is it?
Wonderwood Mini Golf is in the former Bank of America building at 7410 N. Chicago Ave. in Portland.
After your round of golf, check out the Wonderwood Springs cafe.
Wonderwood Springs Cafe
The magical Wonderwood Springs has put down its roots in Portland and is now a permanent restaurant experience.
Right next to Wonderwood Mini Golf, you can recharge from your quest with a delicious caffeinated beverage and snack at Wonderwood Springs. The coffee shop is decorated top to bottom with Mike Bennett’s signature artwork. It really is a sight to see.
Food and drink options include soft serve ice cream, popcorn, grilled cheese, coffee and breakfast sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably priced under $10. There are lots of options for kids. The cafe also hosts events and performances.
Wonderwood Springs is open Wednesday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 8811 N Lombard Street in Portland.
To stay up to date on all the magical happenings, visit the Wonderwood website.
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