Waterparks in MINNEAPOLIS with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The North Star State…we certainly are! If you’re in Minneapolis and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous Minnesota sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

 So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in Minneapolis, Minnesota! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Water Park of America

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    (9 miles) Bloomington

    Located inside the Radisson Hotel Bloomington, near Mall of America and soaring 90 feet above the Twin Cities' skyline, Water Park of America entertains both the young and young at heart. Surf on ...

  • Cascade Bay

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    (13 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!

  • Bunker Beach

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    (16 miles) Coon Rapids

    Cool your family off with Bunker Beach's fun waterslides, lazy river, a host of pools, and a play structure!

  • Chaos Indoor Water Park

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    (89 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; ...

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  • Vertical Endeavors Minneapolis

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    (2 miles) Minneapolis

    Spend the day at one of the largest indoor rock climbing facilities in the world...with over 28,000 square feet of climbing surface, up to 60 foot tall climbing walls!

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Plymouth

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    (9 miles) Plymouth

    Wall to wall trampolines in Plymouth, where the whole family can enjoy bouncing fun! Great for those active kids

  • Vertical Endeavors St Paul

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    (10 miles) St Paul

    Over 18,200 square feet of climbing surfaces, making Vertical Endeavors one of the largest indoor rock climbing facilities in the world! And its fun!

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park St Paul

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    (15 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 ...

  • Monticello Community Center

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    (34 miles) Monticello

    Great for active kids and their families, Monticello Community Center has an indoor water park, an indoor play area, climbing wall, and much more all for one entry fee!

  • Wild Mountain

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    (44 miles) Taylors Falls

    Year round fun for the family, with a water park, go-karts, boat tours, kayaks, and skiing!

  • Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals

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    (77 miles) Rochester

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

  • Action City Family Fun Center

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    (89 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 ...

  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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    (6 miles) Saint Paul

    The attractions located here include the zoo, the conservatory, an amusement park, a carousel, Lake Como, a golf course, a pool and more. The park receives more than 2.5 million visitors annually. ...

  • Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

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    (9 miles) Bloomington

    Previously Underwater Adventures Aquarium, this fun Minnesota Sea Life Aquarium has over 10,000 sea creatures that the whole family can experience!

  • The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center

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    (10 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.

  • Minnesota Zoo

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    (15 miles) Apple Valley

    Over 480 acres of outdoor trails, and the largest indoor interconnected zoo exhibits in the USA at this incredible zoo, with over 5,300 animals to experience!

  • Weisman Art Museum

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    (2 miles) Minneapolis

    An art filled day for those creative and museum loving families.

  • Bell Museum of Natural History

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    (2 miles) Minneapolis

    The Bell Museum of Natural History is a portal to experiences that bring people closer to the natural world. It is a small, personable place with big ideas, an historic state treasure, and a landmark ...

  • American Swedish Institute

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    (2 miles) Minneapolis

    Explore a fascinating slice of historic Swedish America! This historic 33 room house is filled with exhibit galleries, an interesting day out in Minnesota!

  • Bakken Library and Museum

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    (4 miles) Minneapolis

    The Bakken is a center for education and learning that furthers the understanding of the history, cultural context, and applications of electricity and magnetism. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Minnesota Childrens Museum

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    (9 miles) Saint Paul

    A fun and interactive children's museum which offers a vast range of open ended, hands on experiments and experiences for kids of all ages - learn through playing in Minnesota!

  • Science Museum of Minnesota

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    (9 miles) Saint Paul

    The Science Museum of Minnesota, founded in 1907, is a large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Minnesota Museum of American Art

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    (9 miles) St Paul

    The MMAA was founded as an art school in 1927, when it formally incorporated as The Saint Paul School of Art. Collecting works of art, for instructional purposes, began in the late 1930's. Over time, ...

  • The Works

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    (11 miles) Bloomington

    Ideal for kids aged 5 - 12, this very fun and hands-on museum features 40 interactive, kid-powered exhibits that highlight mechanisms and simple machines, where they can try, build and play as they ...

  • Stearns History Museum

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    (60 miles) St Cloud

    Two floors of exhibits, a family research center, children's playroom, and museum store provide visitors with an entertaining learning experience.

  • Chippewa Valley Museum

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    (86 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, ...

  • Minnesota Fishing Museum and Education Center

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    (87 miles) Little Falls

    The MINNESOTA FISHING MUSEUM is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to preserving the heritage and history of freshwater fishing in Minnesota.

  • Railroad Memories Museum

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    (89 miles) Spooner

    THE RAILROAD MEMORIES MUSEUM is housed in the former Chicago & Northwestern Railway depot and has been transformed into a museum packed with artifacts and memorabilia of railroad history and is ...

  • Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

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    (92 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 ...

  • Nickelodeon Universe

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    (9 miles) Bloomington

    One of the country's leading family theme parks, offering 27 rides and attractions for ALL ages, as well as adventure golf and the highest Sky Trails rope course in the world!

  • Valleyfair

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    (16 miles) Shakopee

    A family fun theme park with more than 75 rides and attractions on 90 acres, and is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest! Impressive!

  • Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours

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    (42 miles) Taylors Falls

    Daily Scenic Boat Tours available 7 days a week from May - to Mid October. Dinner Cruises available on Fri & Sat evenings. Picnic Cruises available on Wed evenings. A great family owned and run ...

  • Eagles Nest

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    (7 miles) New Brighton

    From climbing walls, to triple slides, ball pits and a foam forest, kids can play all day at this indoor playground in Minnesota!

  • Good Times Park

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    (11 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!

  • Pump It Up Plymouth

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    (11 miles) Plymouth

    Inflatables, open jump, GLOW jump, and even sensory nights at this Minnesota indoor play experience for active kids!