Historical Attractions in Nisswa

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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 floating cook shack used when the logs and men headed do...
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.
Duluth
You haven\'t seen Duluth until you\'ve explored the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center\'s Historic Union Depot, better know as simply the Depot. This former Union Railroad Depot was built in 1892 by the Boston firm of Peabody, Stearns and F...
Minneapolis
Step into the heart of Swedish America. The American Swedish Institute is a historic house, museum, and cultural center located near downtown Minneapolis. Swedish immigrant newspaperman Swan J. Turnblad founded the Institute in 1929. The Turnblad ...
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...
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.
Montevideo
A mission and fur post overlooked the Minnesota River 150 years ago and today the mission still stands. Joseph Renville, an explorer and fur trader whose mother was Dakota and father was French, established a fur post on the river in 1826 near a wide...
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...
Waseca
he Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center (Farmamerica) was commissioned in 1978 by the legislature to preserve and promote the strong heritage of Minnesota agriculture. This is done through experiential learning at a 120-acre site which encourag...
Comfrey
It is one of the world's great historic sites, with ancient rock carvings that are sacred to the American Indians. Daily 2 p.m. programs are available for children and families. Several special events are held each month during the summer...
Frontier Village
(211 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
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.
Grand Portage
(237 Miles)
Grand Portage
or over 400 years Ojibwe families of Grand Portage have tapped maples every spring on a ridge located just off Lake Superior. During the summer, Ojibwe fishermen harvest in the same areas their forefathers have. Before the United States and Canada ex...
Sioux Falls
The mission of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is to educate, entertain, inspire and to enrich community by making arts and science part of our lives.
West Bend
The Grotto is a composite of nine separate Grottos, each portraying a scene in the life of Christ. The Grotto includes the largest collection of precious stones and gems found anywhere in one location. The artistry has to be seen to be appreciated, p...
Nekoosa
Welcome to Historic Point Basse. Point Basse is the French term for "low point" or "shallows." For thousands of years, the Native Americans had a trail that ran east and west across the state from Lake Poygan to Black River Falls. They chose Point Ba...
Calumet
From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities....
Wisconsin Dells
Inspire your imagination and unlock the secrets to a universe of fun! With over 150 hands-on activities, this interactive science center will have you guessing, thinking and exploring the world of science, space and technology!
Bismarck
- continues the proud tradition of the great river steamers that have traveled the Mighty Missouri River from St. Louis to the trading posts of the great northwest since the 1830s. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things ...
Bismarck
Youll always find something new to see at the North Dakota Heritage Center. Throughout the building special galleries showcase the diverse collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Unique temporary exhibits demonstrate an infinite ...
Mandan
Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important infantry and cavalry post. It was from this fort that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry rode out on their ill-fated expedition ...
Mandan
Located north of Bismarck along the Missouri River, Double Ditch Indian Village is considered one of the most important of the Mandan Indian earthlodge villages that dotted the Missouri River region. Today, the state of North Dakota manages two areas...
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.
Appleton
From historical photos of people, buildings, and machines to samples of pulp and paper, there's lots to touch, smell, and examine. Play space included.
Menasha
The Barlow Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley opened to the public on March 20, 1998. This is a world-class facility for 3-D excitement, giant full-color special effects and crystal-clear, five-channel, 10,000 watt THX surround ...
Fort Mandan
(330 Miles)
Washburn
Reconstructed Fort Mandan rests in the riparian forests of the Missouri River. The refurnished rooms of this full size replica depict the equipage of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and provide the realistic setting for a grand learning experience. On-s...
Pierre
- provides interactive exhibits and hands-on science activities that are fun and educational. A Science Playground for the Whole Family. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in South Dakota
Panora
The Guthrie County Historical Village, located on a beautiful 4-acre complex near the Middle Raccoon River and old Lenon Mill Park on the southwest side of Panora, Iowa, features ten buildings and numerous exhibits that explore the history of Guthrie...
Brucemore
(339 Miles)
Cedar Rapids
You can't experience Brucemore by looking at a screen. Grab the family, take a tour of the mansion, stroll the gardens, pack a picnic, and attend outdoor theatre. Brucemore, a National Trust Historic Site in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a museum and so muc...
Urbandale
Living History Farms tells the story of 300 years of agricultural history through three working farms - a 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, 1900 Horse-Powered Farm and 1875 Town with eleven shops including a working blacksmith, general store...
Parkway Des Moines
Imagine. Experiment. Play! At the Science Center of Iowa, the experience is yours! From the inner workings of the human body to the outer reaches of the solar system, science surrounds you with dynamic live programs and hands-on interactive exhibits ...
Pella
Whatever your idea of a vacation is, you\\\'ll Experience it in Pella. Immerse yourself in the old-world charm of the Netherlands as you stroll along our brick streets visiting our Dutch storybook storefronts, the Molengracht canal, and our authenti...
West Branch
Whether you have half an hour or half a day, there are many things to see and do at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The future president was born in a small, two-room cottage in 1874. Today the Birthplace Cottage, along with other historic...
Eagle
Who knew history could be so fun?! Explore life in the late 1800s/early 1900s in a very hands-on way. Dig into some 19th century chores, meet farmers and townfolk, get up close with animals, or learn what life was really like working and living on a ...
Discovery World
(395 Miles)
Milwaukee
Prepare for an awesome journey that will take you through technical wonders, mystical and innovative exhibits, and natural splendor. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Wisconsin
Philip
The Prairie Homestead is one of the very few sod dwellings intact today. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's cultural resources worthy of preservation. In 1974 the Prairie Homestead was placed on this list. I...
Philip
Here you will find remnants of the Cold War, including an underground launch control center and a missile silo. Minuteman missiles held the power to destroy civilization. Yet the same destructive force acted as a deterrent which kept the peace for th...
Nenzel
Experience the Sandhills of Nebraska with genuine Cowboy surroundings. Come off the highway and relax for a spell with a rustic wagon ride and learn about area history, settlement and the ranching way of life from area cowboys and ranchers.
Northport
Located inside the Leelanau StatePark in northern Michigan, the Grand Traverse Lighthouse has been guiding ships and sailors since it was built in 1858.
Aurora
The Edgerton Explorit Center function is to instill and nurture the joy of scientific discovery and exploration through hands-on learning experiences. Named for Dr. Harold ""Doc"" Edgerton, Aurora native, inventor of flash photography, the strobe li...
Blackberry Farm
(440 Miles)
Aurora
A surprisingly entertaining historical attraction including museums and exhibits but also rides, traditional craft demonstrations and a great deal of scenic open space to run about in.
Chicago
Visit the Adler’s three theaters and numerous exhibitions for an unforgettable space science experience. Great family place to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Pioneer Village
(477 Miles)
Minden
You can climb aboard an ocean going cruiser or a steam powered locomotive, see 17 historic flying machines and marvel at 100 antique tractors. Explore a sod house, a one room school or an old fashion general store. See the world's oldest Buick, a 19...
Spearfish
High Plains Western Heritage Center contains a five-state regional museum founded to honor the old west pioneers and the Native Americans of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska. Western artifacts, western art, live animals and ...
Lead
Our surface tour of the Homestake Mining Operation takes you through the historic town of Lead and Homestake's underground surface operation. It follows the mining process including hoisting, crushing and milling of the underground ore and views Home...
Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse Memorial, home of the world's largest mountain sculpture in progress, is in the Black Hills of South Dakota on U.S. Highway 16/385 just 17 miles southwest of Mount Rushmore. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began the project in 1948 at the ...
Custer
Come visit Four Mile Old West Town and experience this wonderful slice of history. Four Mile is situated in the heart of the Black Hills and was named Four Mile by the Earliest stagecoach line that came through this area. As you tour the site you ...
Fort Osage
(507 Miles)
Sibley
Step through the gate at Fort Osage and begin your walk through history. This reconstructed historic Fort, overlooking the Missouri River is portrayed as it was in 1812. Located the farthest west of the twenty-eight factories in the United States' ...
Manhattan
Enjoy a one-hour behind-the-scenes guided walking tour of the World's Most Famous Arena. With over 600 events each year, you never know what you'll see!
Science City
(514 Miles)
Kansas City
Welcome to Science City, where play and education go hand-in-hand. Let curiosity be your guide through more than 50 interactive areas, providing some real hands-on fun. Science City is located in Kansas City\'s Union Station.

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Petes Retreat RV and Campground

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Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

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Paul Bunyan State Trail

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Minnesota Fishing Museum and Education Center

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Whistling Wold Mini Golf

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Mille Lacs Lake

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Trails RV Park

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Mount Ski Gull

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Fun places to visit in Nisswa with kids

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Minnesota - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great 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 MN