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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...
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...
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.
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...
Valleyfair
(117 Miles)
Shakopee
The park boasts more than 75 rides and attractions on 90 acres and is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest.
Bloomington
One of the country's leading family theme parks, offering 27 rides and attractions covering all ages over 36", with Family, Junior and Thrill rides categories plus adventure golf and the highest Sky Trails rope course in the world!
Arnolds Park
(213 Miles)
Arnolds Park
Built in 1889 - during the golden age of amusement parks - Historic Arnolds Park is one of the longest operating amusement parks in the world. It features classic rides and attractions like a wooden roller coaster named The Legend, the Queen II exc...
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...
Monticello
Indoor pool with waterslide and water amusements, an indoor play area, climbing wall, and much more all for one entry fee!
Bunker Beach
(96 Miles)
Coon Rapids
Six towering waterslides, a 900’ lazy river, leisure pool with climbing wall, zero-entry pool with a water play structure, creative sand play area, and Minnesota’s largest outdoor wave pool!
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 great facitlity for everyone! No need to purchase a ti...
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 Minnesota's only Flow Rider Surf Simulator.
Cascade Bay
(121 Miles)
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 fun family places to go if you're looking for things...
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, majestic pines and the picturesque Kingsbury Creek,...
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 from both freshwater and marine habitats around the ...
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. Como Park is a free park and while no admission fee i...
Chahinkapa Zoo
(113 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,...
Bloomington
Over 10,000 sea creatures to observe in the recently revamped centre, previously the Underwater Adventures Aquarium.
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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(124 Miles)
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 recreational, educational and conservation programs, l...
Red River Zoo
(128 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...
Hayward
This 35 acre animal farm and recreation center has farm animals, a picnic area, wild animals, a maze, playground and walks. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Wisconsin
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 learn how they communicate, play, hunt and eat. See wh...
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 business on the beautiful and scenic St Croix River i...
Maple Maze
(98 Miles)
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 features.
Pump It Up
(102 Miles)
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!
Eagles Nest
(105 Miles)
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!
Monkey House
(111 Miles)
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.
Jumps and Downs
(116 Miles)
Shakopee
Jumps & Downs is an indoor inflatable play and party center for kids. We have walk-in hours and are available for semi-private and private parties. We have 5 huge bouncers and a ball pit with 5,000 balls that every kid will enjoy! Book your next part...
Good Times Park
(120 Miles)
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.
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 the high quality and unique design of the Central Pa...
Thunder Road
(127 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
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 for things to do with kids in Minnesota
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.
Little Falls
The MINNESOTA FISHING MUSEUM is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to preserving the heritage and history of freshwater fishing in Minnesota.
St Cloud
Two floors of exhibits, a family research center, children's playroom, and museum store provide visitors with an entertaining learning experience.
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...
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.
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 worked in the region's mines. The Land. The M...
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 destination. It is a familiar point-of-entry to th...
Minneapolis
Always free and open to the public, WAM is a can't-miss art museum housed in a striking stainless steel building on the U of MN campus.
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 visit if you're looking for things to do in Minnea...
St Paul
Minnesota Children's Museum is at the heart of where fun meets learning. It's where kids can touch, climb, splash, crawl, push, pull, and press it all. Children ages 6 months through 10 years and their adult guests can explore seven galleries packed ...
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 you're looking for things to do with kids in Minnesota
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 acquisition of additional paintings, works on ...

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Fun places to visit in Nisswa with kids

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