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Blog: Bucket List - #1 Ride an Elephant at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival


Ride an elephant?  To be honest, I never thought I would!  There’s just something about big creatures that make me kind of nervous but after getting one look at Chris (the elephant I rode), my perspective changed.  She’s a sweet, docile African Elephant that’s older than I am!  I was pretty excited to hop on and take a ride (and check this experience off our bucket list).

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