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Grand Forks
The North Dakota Museum of Art strives to bring the best in regional, national and international art to the people of the Great Plains. In a little-known geographic region of the world, we have dedicated ourselves to enriching cultural life through v...
East Grand Forks
Many people have volunteered to help build this wonderful playground. Some of the people have their names on some of the wood that you can find around different parts of the playground.
Grand Forks
This 40,000 square foot indoor waterpark includes a variety of slides, activity pools, a lazy river, an adult hot tub and the kiddies' play area pool.
Arvilla
Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park offers year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, ...
Cavalier
Located on the north shore of Lake Renwick, Icelandic State Park offers visitors not only a wide array of recreational opportunities, but also glimpses of North Dakotas homesteading heritage and its natural beauty. Boating, swimming and fishing fo...
Fargo
The Children's Museum was created as a special place for children and families. The more than 50 hands-on exhibits are designed to engage, educate, stimulate creativity, and encourage interaction between the child and the exhibit as well as the chi...
Fargo
Come and visit the Fargo Air Museum and see these beautiful Aircraft on display. We have the aircraft. Help us build a home to share them with you.
West Fargo
An historic village of over 40 buildings depicting life in the Red River Valley in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Travel back to the time when our bonanza farm homes dotted the Prairie.
Minnesota
The Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center provides interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, Red River Valley Exhibition and hosts traveling exhibits in 7,000 sq. feet of temporary exhibition space. The interpreti...
South Fargo
When approached with the idea of creating a museum in his honor, New York Yankee outfielder Roger Maris, who hailed from Fargo, initially declined out of humility. Eventually, though, he would say, "Put it where people will see it, and where they won...
Red River Zoo
(74 Miles)
Fargo
When you visit the Zoo you will see many animals that are rarely seen at other zoos such as Tanuki, East Caucasian Tur, White-lipped Deer and Pallas Cats. Of course, we also include many other more familiar animals like Meerkats, Tamarins and Bison a...
Thunder Road
(75 Miles)
Fargo
- has go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, and arcades. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Dakota
Walhalla
Easy to get here... hard to leave. Geologist classify our area as being originally a part of the ocean changed by massive interval upheavals and covered with ice a mile thick. It then was flooded by a lake which covered the present city of Winnipeg...
Devils Lake
Devils LakeNorth Dakotas largest natural lakeis home to a 1,142-acre park system including Grahams Island State Park and a boat access area on the east side of the lake, named Black Tiger Bay State Recreation Area. The lake is a closed drainage ba...
Devils Lake
This boat access area has two single-lane boat ramps, vault toilet and a large parking area for boat trailers. No overnight camping is permitted.
Leonard
Sheyenne Oaks Horse Camp & RV Park is situated just 40 miles southwest of Fargo, ND on 120 acres of privately owned land.
Bemidji
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons for all ages, 33% green runs, snow tubing hill and terrain training park.
Ft Ransom
North Dakotas homesteading heritage is preserved at Fort Ransom State Park. The park, nestled in the picturesque and heavily-wooded Sheyenne River Valley, officially opened in July 1979. This park is managed as a natural and scenic area, and is lo...
Jamestown
The Stutsman County Memorial Museum is housed in the Lutz Mansion,built in 1907 by a lumber man. Because of this, all of the rooms have woodwork of different styles and materials. The museum has a number of rooms based on different themes such as "T...
Jamestown
An active military fort from 1872-1877, Ft. Seward was the military outpost that Jamestown sprang out of. The site now houses an interpretive center displaying artifacts excavated from the grounds during archaeological digs.
Jamestown
The National Buffalo Museum is a 6000 square foot facility housed in a rustic log building at the Frontier Village in Jamestown, North Dakota. The Museum collection portrays the cultural and natural history of bison and the Great Plains, from prehist...
Jamestown
The herd owned by the National Buffalo Museum is the only one in the world to have three white buffalo! These albino bison are the only ones in the world to have been DNA tested as all bison. These wild buffalo roam on over 200 acres and are sacred ...
Frontier Village
(105 Miles)
Jamestown
Come join us at the Frontier Village for some good old-fashioned fun. The village comes complete with a school, church and even a general store. While here be sure to take a look at the World's Largest Buffalo, our wild buffalo herd (including 3 al...
Jamestown
Dakota Thunder, the World's Largest Buffalo Monument, has stood watch over Jamestown, ND since 1959. Don't miss your chance for a photo op! This monument is located right next the the Frontier Village, the National Buffalo Museum, and the pasture l...
Bemidji
Over 50 hands-on exhibits and a collection of over 40 live animal species are available for touching and holding make this a perfect destination for kids of all ages and adults. Dedicated to science education and the appreciation of living things.
Jamestown
Annual family and child oriented covered wagon train adventure, featuring history talks, camping, nature lore, saddle horses permitted.
Park Rapids
The Character Challenge Course is an adventure park with a family-friendly environment where people can overcome fears and make a memory sure to last a lifetime. We feature a 370' zipline and countless high obstacles.
Chahinkapa Zoo
(115 Miles)
Wahpeton
Chahinkapa Zoo is committed to providing clean and green natural habitats for its animal residents and aesthetic and educational leisure for its zoo visitors. Over 200 animals and birds of 60 different species including fossa, otters, bison, monkeys,...
Trails RV Park
(125 Miles)
Walker
Trails is a full service RV park located in north central Minnesota.Large shaded and sunny grass sites. Each site borders undisturbed woods, giving ultimate privacy
South Hero
The beautiful outdoors on the southern tip of Vermont’s historic Champlain Islands. It’s the perfect backdrop for a peaceful, picturesque and exciting vacation year after year. Stay a day, a week, a month, or an entire season. Whatever your choic...
The Pines Resort
(141 Miles)
Deer River
Give your family a new vacation experience this year at one of the top fishing and family vacation resorts in Minnesota.
Lake City
Walk the grounds where the officers' quarters, stone barracks, powder magazine, guard house, and other buildings remain at frontier Fort Sisseton. This 1864 fort, atop the Coteau des Prairies (or hills of the prairies), is a rare reminder of the west...
Dunseith
For over 70-years the International Peace Garden has made our region a more beautiful place to live offering countless educational resources through the arts and athletics while providing a picturesque natural landscape.
Kensington
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering 4 green runs plus lift serviced tubing hill.
Alexandria
Tons of water fun await you in our huge 38,000 square foot Minnesota indoor waterpark featuring three exhilarating 4-story slides that twist and turn and take you on a journey inside and outside the waterpark, "Lazy River" floating inner tube ride, t...
Wishek
Located on the west shore of Beaver Lake, the park\'s gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. In the summer, the lake attracts visitors for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing. The park has a colorful and historic...
Runestone Museum
(160 Miles)
Alexandria
Welcome to the Runestone Museum, located in downtown Alexandria, Minnesota. We invite you to stop by and tour historic Fort Alexandria, take your picture with the country\'s biggest viking, and see the world famous Kensington Runestone. For awhile...
Mount Ski Gull
(161 Miles)
Nisswa
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 5 years, offering 2 green runs and another 3 blue, plus tow rope serviced tubing hill and 2 terrain training parks.
Wishek
Located on Green Lake, Doyle Memorial is leased by the city of Wishek. The area is popular for camping, fishing and boating. This small prairie park, established in 1925, occupies a peninsula jutting into Green Lake in the rolling farmland of sout...
Thunder Road
(181 Miles)
Aberdeen
Thunder Road Family Fun Parks, located in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, and Watertown, South Dakota and Fargo, North Dakota have go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, and arcades. Thunder Road offers special rates on team parties, birthday parties, corpo...
Aberdeen
When you step into the Dacotah Prairie Museum, you step back in time over 100 years ago to witness the people, progress and natural history that combined to propel the prairie region into existence. Come see and hear the story that the prairie has...
Wylie Park
(182 Miles)
Aberdeen
110 acre park with young kids' rides and attractions, adventure playground, sports including fishing and swimming, and two unique walk through zones featuring favourite fairytale settings with characters and everything Wizard of Oz.
Bramble Park Zoo
(207 Miles)
Watertown
Experience over 500 mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and invertebrates representing 130 varieties from around the world and those native to South Dakota. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids i...
Watertown
Go Karting including passenger option, 18 hole mini golf with landscaped features, water wars game and family arcade.

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Splashers of the South Seas

(3 Miles) Waterparks in Grand Forks

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Sherlock Forest Playground

(2 Miles) Indoor Play in East Grand Forks

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North Dakota Museum Of Art

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Turtle River State Park

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Fun places to visit in Grand Forks with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in North Dakota - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in ND