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Fun things to do in Minnesota

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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  • Pipsqueaks Indoor Playground

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    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 ...

  • Jumps and Downs

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    Shakopee

    A day of bouncing fun for kids of all ages!

  • Eagles Nest

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    New Brighton

    Imaginations will run wild as children leap into the ball pit, scale the 8 ft. climbing wall, zoom down the triple slide, and find their way through the wiggle waggles and the foam forest!

  • Pump It Up Plymouth

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    Plymouth

    A series of varying high standard inflatables including slides, obstacle courses, climbing maze and bounce houses. Plus regular special sessions including glow in the dark!

  • Monkey House

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    White Bear Lake

    5000 square ft indoor play and party center. Bounce houses, obstacle course, slide, rings, swings, foam pit and more! Open play times and private parties.

  • Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground

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    Woodbury

    In a secure, stimulating environment, custom built to a child's scale, "Lookout Ridge" is a state-of-the-art indoor playground located on the lower level of Central Park. The playground complements ...

  • Maple Maze

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    Maple Grove

    The main climbing structure is a literal maze of tunnels, climbs and activities with 4 new slides and numerous interactive features, plus a separate toddler zone with animal friends and their own ...

  • Good Times Park

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    Eagan

    Vast range of indoor fun from classic playground and bouncy house to sports, construction play, moving playground, reading and art zone and a terrific hologram game.

  • Valleyfair

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    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!

  • Nickelodeon Universe

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    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!

  • Big Splash Minnesota Indoor Waterpark

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    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 ...

  • Wild Mountain Waterpark

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    Taylors Falls

    Voted Best Family fun in the Metro Area! Several Water Rides, Alpine Slides, including a chairlift ride to the top of the mountain & Go-Karts. Green grass, picnic areas & Free Parking make this a ...

  • Cascade Bay

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    Eagan

    Cascade Bay,the largest outdoor Municipal waterpark in the Midwest offers 5 waterslides, zero-depth entry pool, lazy river, full concession stand and a 9-hole miniature golf course! One of the many ...

  • Water Park of America

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    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 ...

  • Bunker Beach

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    Coon Rapids

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

  • International Wolf Center

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    Ely

    Take a walk on the wild side when you tour our interpretive facility and learn how wolves use those big ears, big eyes and those infamous big teeth. You'll meet our resident ambassador wolves and ...

  • Lake Superior Zoo

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    Duluth

    Visit fascinating animals from around the world at the Lake Superior Zoo. Situated in Fairmont Park in West Duluth, the zoo sits on over 16 acres at the base of Spirit Mountain. The rocky hillside, ...

  • Great Lakes Aquarium

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    Duluth

    Great Lakes Aquarium is a non-profit freshwater aquarium located in Duluth, MN. GLA is home to a variety of species found primarily in the Great Lakes Basin. Additional exhibits showcase animals ...

  • Minnesota Zoo

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    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 ...

  • Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

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    Bloomington

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

  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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    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. ...

  • The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center

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    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.

  • Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

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    Byron

    Over 30 species of animal for observation, plus environmental education classes and workshops held largely aimed at children and a live snake exhibit in the Nature Centre. Green ski run and ...

  • Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours

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    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 ...

  • Headwaters Science Center

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    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 ...

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