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Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Hastings, MN
Afton State Park located on the bank of the St. Croix River in Washington County, Minnesota is the perfect place to get out into nature. Throughout this Park there are all kinds of landscapes from rolling hills
Save to My List   Amusements   Bloomington, MN
The Amazing Mirror Maze in Bloomington, Minnesota's Mall Of America is one of the largest mirror mazes in the world at 2,500 square feet. This attraction is a mind-bending labyrinth of reflections, twists and
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Cannon Falls, MN
Attracting almost 100,000 visitors a year the Cannon Valley Trail stretches for 19.7 miles alongside the Cannon River. The route was once that of a Chicago Great Western Railroad line which connected Red Wing
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Eagan, MN
60 acres of land on which art and nature come together seamlessly; Eagan, Minnesota's Caponi Art Park offers a range of free educational programs, tours and activities to the general public. Plenty of programs
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Edina, MN
The 24 acre Centennial Lakes Park provides get-away located right in the urban space of the City of Edina. There is a Lake and places for cyclists and joggers alike to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. There is also
Save to My List   Beaches & Lakes   Mineápolis, MN
Minnesota has an incredible 10,000 lakes making it one the state's with the most shoreline in the whole of the U.S. Four of the largest in the state are conveniently locates just ten minutes from downtown. The
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Red Wing, MN
Red Wing's Colvill Park sits on the banks of the Mississippi River on the Minnesota side of the border with Wisconsin. The Park itself offers a range of activities for visitors to take advantage of as well as
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   St Paul, MN
St. Paul's Como Park Zoo was opened in 1897 and continues to provide the chance to view and learn about various types of animals. The Zoo also makes a large number of events and programs available to families
Save to My List   Amusements   St Paul, MN
Amusements have been offered on this four acre site beside the Como Park Zoo since the late 40's, however after a thorough re-development the amusement park re-opened in May of 2005. Since its re-opening the park
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   West St Paul, MN
The Dodge Nature Center is an educational center situated on 462 acres of land. The center is committed to educating children and adults alike in environmental matters. The center has a pre-school for the youngest
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The Elm Creek Park Reserve is a large green area in which a range of activities are possible year round. Here you can swim, mountain bike, hike, go horseback riding or throw a Frisbee around in the summer while
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Minneapolis, MN
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary spans 15 acres and is found within Theodore Wirth Park, a space of green very close to downtown Minneapolis. The park also boasts of several hiking trails
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Shafer, MN
If you're looking for something for you and your family to enjoy around Minnesota, consider heading an hour outside of the Twin Cities to the Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia. The park is a great way to spend
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Plymouth, MN
Head out into the great outdoors at Plymouth's French Regional Park. Found on the North Shore of Medicine Lake this is an ideal location if you are into canoeing or kayaking. You can also swim and sail in the
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   North St. Paul, MN
The Gateway Trail is eighteen miles of well maintained, paved trail leading from Stillwater to St. Paul, Minnesota. It is a mostly flat trail closed to any motor traffic making it perfect for walkers, hikers and
Save to My List   Theater & Performance   Apple Valley, MN
The Great Clips IMAX Theatre is located at Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. As it is the zoo's movie theatre it shows a program of nature related and educational movies that allow viewers to discover the nature
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   St Paul, MN
Sat on the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, Historic Fort Snelling has a rich and varied history stretching back to the early 1800's and even before this when the area was home to Native American
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Taylors Falls, MN
The Interstate State Park sits on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota, a situation which gives the park its name. It is along the banks of the St. Croix River which gives kayakers an opportunity to indulge their
Save to My List   Museums & Science   St Paul, MN
During his lifetime James J Hill was the CEO of The Great Northern Railway which served an enormous region in the Upper Midwest, the Northern Great Plains and the Pacific Northwest. He was known as The Empire
Save to My List   Amusements   Shakopee, MN
Jumps & Downs is an indoor inflatable play area for kids. In the 3,600 square feet facility they have five large inflatables along with a ball pit with over 5,000 balls and an air hockey table. The center
Save to My List   Beaches & Lakes   Mineápolis, MN
The largest lake in the Minneapolis' Chain Of Lakes, and in the whole of the city for that matter, Lake Calhoun is an extremely popular destination for families and fans of the outdoors during the summer months
Save to My List   Beaches & Lakes   Mineápolis, MN
Lake Harriet is one of the four lakes that make up Minneapolis' Chain of Lakes. At 335 acres the Lake is large and offers many activities for visitors which are particularly popular during the summer months. These
Save to My List   Amusements   BLOOMINGTON, MN
An absolute treat for fans of the iconic building bricks the Lego Imagination Center in the Mall of America allows creative minds the opportunity to run wild. Including a store with a great selection of Lego products
Save to My List   Markets & Shops   Minneapolis, MN
Mill city market is a wonderful farmer's market that sells local produce and organic food. Mill city farmer's market is a non-profit and was founded by whole food educator Brenda Langton, in collaboration with
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Museum stands in the ruins of the Washburn A-Mill, which at one time was the largest flour mill in the world. It also sits on the banks of the Mississippi River and aims to educate visitors about the
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Minneapolis, MN
Mill Ruins Park is located along the Mississippi River in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. This fascinating park features the historic ruins of several 19th century flour mills that were powered by the waters
Save to My List   Markets & Shops   Minneapolis, MN
The Minneapolis Farmers Market flagship store located at the North Lyndale Market is open daily from May to October while its satellite branch at the Nicollet Mall Market, open every Thursday, provides a convenient
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Minneapolis, MN
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is a fine art museum that can be found in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. The Museum has a large permanent exhibition as well as being home to the Minnesota Artists
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Minneapolis, MN
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden has 40 permanent installations and regularly changing temporary pieces for the public to enjoy. Its 11 acres are not just a place to experience and enjoy great art but also serves
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Minneapolis, MN
Set on 193 acres of land Minnehaha Park is a beautiful natural retreat from the city of Minneapolis. Here you will find many native flowers and trees, a 53 foot waterfall, river overlooks and limestone bluffs
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Saint Paul, MN
For over thirty years The Minnesota Children's Museum has provided a great space for families and children of the Twin Cities to frequent. While the museum was initially located in downtown Minneapolis, it moved
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Sitting in what is considered one of Minnesota's finest public buildings, The Minnesota History Center is a library and historical museum that is also home to the Minnesota Historical Society. This interactive
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Apple Valley, MN
Located in Apple Valley, a southern suburb of the Twin Cities, Minnesota Zoo has been in existence since the late 70's. It is home to a range of animals, an impressivve program of educational activities for all
Save to My List   Amusements   Bloomington, MN
Aside from the shops the seven acre Nickelodeon Universe amusement park is one of the principal draws to the Mall of America. Here young kids will have the ultimate treat getting to meet many characters from their
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Minneapolis, MN
The Quaking Bog is a smaller area found within Theodore Wirth Park, a 759 acre public park within a 5 minute drive from Downtown, just over I-394. It is the largest park in Minneapolis - almost the same size as
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Saint Paul, MN
The Raptor center rescues and provides medical treatment and rehabilitation facilities to injured and abandoned birds, mainly different species of Raptors. The Raptor center is located in University of Minnesota
Save to My List   Libraries & Bookstores   St Paul, MN
If you have kids who are obsessed with Twilight, Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket or all of the above then a visit to St. Paul's Red Balloon Bookshop is a must. This independent Book Store specialises in children's
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Saint Paul, MN
Rice Park is a public park located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. Created in 1849, this historic urban park features a beautiful fountain, a bandstand, and numerous statues, as well as an outdoor
Save to My List   Museums & Science   St Paul, MN
The Science Museum of Minnesota offers hands on fun and scientific exploration overlooking the magnificent Mississippi River. You will enjoy spectacular views as you learn about the wonders of Science as you explore
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Bloomington, MN
The SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, formerly known as Underwater Adventure, is a full Aquarium facility at the Mall of America, Bloomigton. There are plenty of animal exhibits to be enjoyed along with programs for
Save to My List   Amusements   Plymouth, MN
The Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Plymouth, Minnesota is an authentic indoor Trampoline park where you can exercise, play or just have fun. There something for almost all ages to enjoy - fitness classes for adults
Save to My List   Markets & Shops   Saint Paul, MN
Get a dose of fresh, Twin Cities' locally grown produce at St. Paul Farmers' Market. There are 167 open-air stalls selling produce as well as cheese, bread, poultry, honey, organic plants, flowers, and more. The
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   St Paul, MN
The St. Paul's Saints are a minor league baseball team. Though they have played at The Midway Stadium they will soon be moving to the new CHS Stadium which is located in the Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul
Save to My List   Amusements   St Paul, MN
The Minnesota State Fair is the largest State Fair in the United States based on average daily attendance. In 2014 nearly 2 million people flocked to the event in the days leading up to Labor Day. What they enjoyed
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Minneapolis, MN
The home of the Minnesota Twins, Target Field offers a range of public, private and educational tours for all ages. Take part in any one of these tours and you will be privy to areas of the stadium where the general
Save to My List   Amusements   Minneapolis, MN
The Depot is a hotel, a water park, an ice skating rink, and a gathering center, all housed in one big complex located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Let the kids play around in the water park. It
Save to My List   Museums & Science   St Paul, MN
Enjoy the history and the lovingly restored engines at the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, Minnesota. The historic roundhouse was formerly a steam engine maintenance facility for the Great Northern Railway
Save to My List   Amusements   Bloomington, MN
With over 40 million visitors a year The Mall of America is arguably the most famous and certainly one of the most impressive malls in the world. The complete complex is bigger than 7 Yankee Stadiums and inside
Save to My List   Libraries & Bookstores   Minneapolis, MN
The Wild Rumpus is an independent children's bookstore in Linden Hills Minneapolis. They offer a wide selection of books for all ages from the youngest kids up to your oldest teenagers. Children's authors regularly
Save to My List   Museums & Science   St Paul, MN
The Twin City Model Railroad Museum, located in St. Paul's Bandana Square, is a non-profit organisation which aims to preserve the history of the Twin Cities railroads while providing entertainment for young and
Save to My List   Amusements   Shakopee, MN
Valleyfair is known as the largest amusement park in the Upper Midwest and it offers a plethora of rides and attractions for the whole family. There are thrill rides for parents and teenagers, children's areas
Save to My List   Amusements   Maple Grove, MN
The Venetian Indoor Waterpark is a feature of the Holiday Inn & Suites in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Guests of the hotel can enjoy the 25,000 square foot facility which is home to two four-storey water slides
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Minneapolis, MN
The Walker Arts Center is one of the most prestigious contemporary art museums in the United States. It has a long histroy stretching back to 1879 and was opened to the public in 1927. Today it has a large permanent
Save to My List   Amusements   Bloomington, MN
The Water Park of America can be found in Bloomington just half a mile from the Mall of America. The Park offers plenty of water based activities and attractions for all ages from children to adults. There
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Minneapolis, MN
Any families looking for something to do on a nice day in the Twin Cities should think about heading along to the Water Power Park by the Saint Anthony Falls in the northeast of Minneapolis. While the name may
Save to My List   Amusements   Taylors Falls, MN
Located 7 miles north of Taylor Falls, Minnesota; Wild Mountain Water Park, Alpine Slides and Go-Karts is a great place for a summer get-away that your kids will surely love. The park has plenty of water slides
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