Close
USA

Menu

Find great things to do with the kids!

Historical Attractions in NISSWA

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Nisswa, Minnesota!)

Nisswa is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The North Star State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Nisswa’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Nisswa when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

Showing results 1 - 25 of 26

Filter by: Historical Attractions
Show all
  • Forest History Center

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (59 miles) Grand Rapids

    After the exhibits, visit the recreated turn-of-the-century logging camp where you'll find the camp blacksmith, saw filer, clerk, cook and lumberjacks. Then, board the moored river "wanigan," a ...

  • Oliver H Kelley Farm

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (94 miles) Elk River

    Step onto a working 1860s farm. Pick heirloom vegetables from the garden, visit the farmhands and animals at the barn, or churn butter and see what's cooking in the farmhouse.

  • Check out other fun things to do below...

  • Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (35 miles) Onamia

    We are an Indian Museum which educates the public about the history and current times of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe through exhibits, a life sized diorama and a gift shop.

  • Minnesota Fishing Museum and Education Center

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (38 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.

  • Stearns History Museum

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (67 miles) St Cloud

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

  • Runestone Museum

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (68 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 ...

  • Headwaters Science Center

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (71 miles) 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 ...

  • Minnesota Discovery Center

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (93 miles) Chisholm

    Minnesota Discovery Center's museum features permanent and traveling exhibits about Iron Range history, including interactive displays that help explain and explore taconite mining and the people who ...

  • Big Splash Minnesota Indoor Waterpark

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (68 miles) 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 ...

  • Paul Bunyan State Trail

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (12 miles) Minnesota

    The Paul Bunyan Trail, over 100 miles in length, covers a large area. The trail now includes 80 paved miles. With 7 segment maps and over 14 individual city maps and descriptions.

  • Itasca State Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (65 miles) Park Rapids

    Incredible adventures to be had in the beautiful nature of Minnesota's oldest state park - Itasca State Park!

  • Character Challenge Course Park Rapids

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (51 miles) Park Rapids

    A family friendly adventure park in Minnesota with ropes courses, zip lines and giant swings that will give those active families a challenging day out to remember!

  • Monticello Community Center

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (87 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!

  • Whistling Wold Mini Golf

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (14 miles) Crosslake

    Discover the lakes area's newest 18 hole mini-golf. Located in a scenic wooded setting, with waterfalls, meandering stream, and pond. Play the World Famous "Northern Pike Hole." Hit your final shot ...

  • Mille Lacs Lake

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (47 miles) Isle

    The Mille Lacs Lake area is Cool in Summer! Hot in Winter! But to really appreciate our area, stay awhile, because most of our secrets are shared only with those who take the time to get to know us.

  • A Maze N Farmyard

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (84 miles) Eden Valley

    A fun and family friendly farm where kids can pet, feed and hold the sweet farm animals. This Minnesota farm also has a maze, slide and bounce barn!

  • Spirit Mountain Adventure Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (99 miles) Duluth

    Features include the Alpine Coaster, Mini Golf course, and Zip Line ride, plus snow tubing in the winter.

  • Petes Retreat RV and Campground

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (39 miles) Aitkin

    A family fun RV park in Aitkin, Minnesota, Pete's Retreat will make sure your family adventure is filled with fun activities creating wonderful memories - voted in the Top 100 Campgrounds in North ...

  • Trails RV Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (46 miles) Walker

    Privacy, undisturbed woods and sunny grassy sites are waiting to complete that family time away at Trails RV Park in north central Minnesota!

  • Apple Island Campground

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (59 miles) South Hero

    The parents and kids alike will enjoy their days out in Vermont’s beautiful nature, with the Apple Island RV Park adding to your experience.

  • The Pines Resort

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (60 miles) Deer River

    Give your family a new vacation experience this year at one of the top fishing and family vacation resorts in Minnesota.

  • Mount Ski Gull

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (7 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.

  • Andes Tower Hills

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (79 miles) Kensington

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering 4 green runs plus lift serviced tubing hill.

  • Powder Ridge

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (81 miles) Kimball

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, beginners' hill, plus snow tubing and 4 different terrain training parks.

  • Buena Vista Ski Area

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (83 miles) Bemidji

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons for all ages, 33% green runs, snow tubing hill and terrain training park.

Open
  •  
What's this?

Shortlist

Save your favourite attractions to a shortlist by clicking on the shortlist button next to the attractions you like.

Close