Things to do in ALTURA with kids

The starting point of the mighty Mississippi, Minnesota has stunning prairie lands, beautiful national forests, and cities that are filled with art, culture and entertainment - it really is one big giant playground for kids!

Fancy a walk across the Mississippi? We’re serious! Itasca State Park marks the beginning of that infamous river and the place to do it! (Look out for the bald eagles!) Your water journey can continue with Voyageurs National Park - the only water-based park in the entire country!

The cities and towns are just as entertaining for kids. Hands-on experiences such as The Works and Minnesota Children’s Museum are great for kids creativity and imagination, whilst adventure is waiting at family friendly activities such as Character Challenge Course and Vertical Endeavours Minneapolis!

Don’t forget the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest with Valleyfair, or the thrilling Nickelodeon Universe - (parents you know you want to as well!)

And of course, Minnesota is great for those winter snow activities.  There are plenty of places to hit the slopes, from Giants Ridge Ski Resort, Lutsen Mountains and Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area.

Unspoilt wilderness, vibrant cities, pristine lakes and white-capped mountains…Minnesota is almost right out of a fairytale!

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  • Lazy D Campground

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    (5 miles) Altura

    A family friendly campsite in Whitewater Valley on Minnesota’s premier trout stream with a petting zoo, sports, fishing and wagon rides!

  • Coffee Mill Ski Area

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    (21 miles) Wabasha

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons for all ages, with 33% green runs, plus tubing 2 terrain training parks.

  • Coffee Mill Ski and Snowboard Resort

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    (21 miles) Wabasha

    Coffee Mill, named after a historic navigational point along the mighty Mississippi, offers the best of coulee skiing with a unique "bowl" arrangement for convenient lift accessibility and protection ...

  • Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals

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    (26 miles) Rochester

    Explore the Silver Lake area in style with boat and bike rentals! Outdoor fun in Rochester for those active kids!

  • Pipsqueaks Indoor Playground

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    (27 miles) Rochester

    Pipsqueaks, Rochester's INDOOR play zone, is designed for children kindergarten-age and younger to play under parental/guardian supervision. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Bounce World

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    (29 miles) Rochester

    15,000 sq feet of Minnesota bounce playland! Kids can bounce their heart away for the day in a fun and colorful environment!

  • Northwoods Orchard

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    (32 miles) Oronoco

    offers a seasonal family day out with pumpkin patch, corn maze, backwoods golf, wagon rides and domesticated animals to visit.

  • Childrens Museum of La Crosse

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    (39 miles) La Crosse

    Learning and fun rolled into one! Three floors of hands-on exhibits, birthday parties, gift shop, field trips, summer day camps, special programs, and more. For ages 1-12 with adult companions.

  • Niagara Cave

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    (39 miles) Harmony

    Experience adventure underground at this amazing natural wonder, with tours, mini golf and panning for gemstones too!

  • Shades Of Sherwood

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    (43 miles) Zumbrota

    A family campground with a water park in Minnesota, conveniently located on the Zumbro River on 77 acres of woods, rivers and creeks.

  • Chimney Rock Campground

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    (45 miles) Cresco

    Located along the scenic Upper Iowa River in extreme Northeast Iowa, Chimney Rock Campground are perfect for all family adventures out in nature! They also specialise in Canoe Rental as they are ...

  • Welch Village Ski Resort

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    (52 miles) Welch

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 15 green runs, plus 3 terrain training parks.

  • M and M Ranch Horse Riding

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    (53 miles) Sparta

    Mount up and take a leisurely tour of the ranch by horseback. Our wranglers will guide you along the way. Our trail rides are about 1/2hour, 1hr and 1 1/2 long; traveling over bridges, winding ...

  • Action City Family Fun Center

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    (53 miles) Eau Claire

    Action City Family Fun Center has more than 100 of the most popular video and redemption games. It's also home to fast-paced attractions, including the largest indoor go-kart track in the Midwest, an ...

  • Chaos Indoor Water Park

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    (53 miles) Eau Claire

    Chaos Water Park, inside the resort, is packed with ways to thrill, explore and find your ultra human strengths. This award-winning comic book park is filled with more than typical slides and rivers; ...

  • Chippewa Valley Museum

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    (55 miles) Eau Claire

    the exciting and intertwining stories of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley is to visit the nationally recognized Chippewa Valley Museum, located in Eau Claire. We offer award-winning exhibits, ...

  • Red Cedar Trail and Hoffman Hills

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    (56 miles) Menomonie

    Two of Dunn County’s premier natural and recreational destinations. Whether bicycling, skiing, hiking, walking or canoeing, you will discover miles of spectacular natural beauty.

  • Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum

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    (57 miles) Sparta

    The Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bike Museum, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing an understanding and encouraging an interest and appreciation in the career of Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton, History of ...

  • Museum Of Spam

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    (59 miles) Austin

    The SPAM Museum. See it for yourself in all its 16500 square feet of majestic glory. The SPAM learning inside is immense. Prepare your mind and your station wagon! One of the many fun family places ...

  • Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center

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    (65 miles) Hastings

    At Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, we believe in fostering appreciation and inspiring stewardship of the natural world through quality environmental education, conservation practices, and ...

  • Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

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    (66 miles) Chippewa Falls

    Welcome to CFMIT! We interpret a rich, varied history of manufacturing and processing that began here in the 1840\'s and continues today. As we relate the story of industry, we teach about the area ...

  • Afton Alps

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    (68 miles) Hastings

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 20% green runs and 60% blue, plus lift serviced tubing hill and terrain park.

  • Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center

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    (72 miles) Warrens

    Visit the Cranberry Discovery Center where you can learn all about this “berry” unique crop. Through storyboards, video, sound recordings, static and interactive displays. One of the many fun ...

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument

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    (72 miles) Harpers Ferry

    There are numerous opportunities for you to enjoy a self-guided tour or join a ranger for a hike, walk, talk or historic demonstration. Most trails are moderately strenuous, however, there are some ...

  • Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground

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    (76 miles) Woodbury

    A state of the art indoor playground in Central Park in Minnesota for kids under 12 years!

  • Minnesota Zoo

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    (78 miles) Apple Valley

    Our mission is to connect people, animals and the natural world., which means we're dedicated to inspiring people to act on behalf of the environment. To accomplish this, we provide award-winning ...

  • Spook Cave

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    (78 miles) McGregor

    Explore an ancient flooded cave where you can take a safe but slightly spooky boat trip through! Not a whole day out but a terrific stop the kids will really remember.

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park St Paul

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    (79 miles) Oakdale

    Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness ...

  • Cascade Bay

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    (79 miles) Eagan

    Check out one of the most popular water parks in Minnesota! From slides, lazy rivers, to shipwrecks, this is one water park ready to make a SPLASH!

  • Bear Foot Bay Indoor Waterpark

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    (80 miles) Prairie du Chien

    Come check out our body slide, waterfall spa, activity pool with water basketball, children's pool with water geysers, kids' slide, prehistoric fish and much more!

  • Good Times Park

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    (80 miles) Eagan

    Fun indoor play where the outside is enjoyed inside! With inflatables, basketball, jumpers, and adventure playgrounds, it's perfect for those active kids!

  • Buck Hill Ski Resort

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    (80 miles) Burnsville

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, with terrain split between green and blue runs, plus covered lift serviced tubing hill and several terrain training features.

  • Kamp Del

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    (81 miles) Waterville

    Featuring pools with slides and play zones, petting zoo, playgrounds, mini golf, sports courts plus local boat hire and fishing.

  • The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center

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    (81 miles) West Saint Paul

    With farm animals, birds of prey and a mass of natural local wildlife, they have been teaching and enthralling kids for over forty years. Plus orchard, bee apiary and special events.

  • The Mississippi

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    (83 miles) Saint Paul

    Established in 1988, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area includes 72 miles of the Mississippi River stretching from the cities of Dayton and Ramsey to just south of Hastings. One of ...