Things to do in RICE LAKE with kids

Wisconsin is not just known for it’s incredible artisan cheeses. This sweet north-central state has that little something special for everyone in the family - especially kids!

Zoos, water parks, festivals, museums, outdoor adventures and indoor fun - you will find it all in the birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae (signs of a great state!)  Make friends with animals of all sizes, from the giants at Milwaukee County Zoo, to the smaller at Mulberry Lane Petting Farm.

Sports fans? Head on down to a ball game, or get behind the scenes with the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame.

Museums range from the interactive Northwoods Children’s Museum, to the fun Circus World Museum. Transport, art and history museums are waiting too!  History more your thing? Wisconsin is filled with fascinating history. Step back in time with Old World Wisconsin exploring life in the 1800s, or delve into Native American history with Historic Point Basse. 

Did you know that Wisconsin was also the location of the country’s first kindergarten? See - they have been great for kids from the very beginning!

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  • Railroad Memories Museum

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    (23 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 ...

  • Wilderness Walk Zoo and Recreation

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    (35 miles) 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 ...

  • Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

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    (43 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 ...

  • Saint Croix

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    (44 miles) Saint Croix Falls

    St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 252 miles of clean water gliding past a lush green landscape, with glimpses of a human presence. Choose to canoe and camp amid the northwoods, or boat and fish ...

  • Red Cedar Trail and Hoffman Hills

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    (45 miles) Menomonie

    Two of Dunn County’s premier natural and recreational destinations. Whether bicycling, skiing, hiking, walking or canoeing, you will discover miles of spectacular natural beauty.

  • Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours

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    (45 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 ...

  • Taylors Falls Canoe and Kayak Rental

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    (45 miles) Taylors Falls

    Encounter all sorts of wet wildlife as you meander along the St. Croix River with trips totally tailorable for between 2 and 7 hours. Also on site during summer: Wild Mountain Waterpark, Alpine ...

  • Cedar Lake Speedway

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    (47 miles) New Richmond

    Racing for watching rather than doing, but thrilling for kids if they can take the volume!

  • Wild Mountain

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    (47 miles) Taylors Falls

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

  • Wild Mountain Ski Resort

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    (47 miles) Taylors Falls

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering 7 green runs, plus tow rope serviced snow tubing hill and 4 terrain training parks.

  • Wildwood RV Park and Campground

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    (47 miles) Shafer

    Offers a variety of campsites, with enough activities within minutes to provide days of fun! Fun on site includes swimming pool, enjoy mini golf, basketball, volleyball or horseshoes.

  • Chippewa Valley Museum

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    (49 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, ...

  • Action City Family Fun Center

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    (53 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 ...

  • Chaos Indoor Water Park

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    (53 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; ...

  • Teddy Bear Park

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    (61 miles) Stillwater

    Offers a large, imaginative adventure playground with equipment designed for under 7s, and further open playspace around for older kids to play.

  • Afton Alps

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    (68 miles) Hastings

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 20% green runs and 60% blue, plus lift serviced tubing hill and terrain park.

  • Discovery Hallow and Garden

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    (69 miles) White Bear Township

    A nature filled play area in the stunning Ramsey County.

  • Monkey House

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    (71 miles) White Bear Lake

    Indoor fun in Minnesota with 5000 sq ft of indoor play filled with bounce houses, an obstacle course, slide, rings, swings, foam pit and more!

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park St Paul

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    (71 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 ...

  • Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground

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    (71 miles) Woodbury

    A state of the art indoor playground in Central Park in Minnesota for kids under 12 years!

  • Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center

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    (73 miles) Hastings

    At Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, we believe in fostering appreciation and inspiring stewardship of the natural world through quality environmental education, conservation practices, and ...

  • Vertical Endeavors St Paul

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    (75 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!

  • Minnesota Transportation Museum

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    (76 miles) St. Paul

    A fascinating and interactive look into the history of transportation, where kids can enjoy a train or caboose ride!

  • The Mississippi

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    (76 miles) Saint Paul

    Established in 1988, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area includes 72 miles of the Mississippi River stretching from the cities of Dayton and Ramsey to just south of Hastings. One of ...

  • Minnesota Childrens Museum

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    (77 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!

  • Minnesota Museum of American Art

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    (77 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, ...

  • Science Museum of Minnesota

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    (77 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 ...

  • Museum of Questionable Medical Devices

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    (77 miles) St Paul

    Devious Displays of Quackery, Fraud, Deceit and Deception -- the largest collection of medical chicanery and mayhem ever assembled under one roof. Step right up !!

  • Eagles Nest

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    (77 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!

  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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    (78 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. ...

  • Bunker Beach

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    (78 miles) Coon Rapids

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

  • Cafesjian Carousel

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    (78 miles) St Paul

    Operated by volunteers in St. Paul's Como Park, this 68-horse carousel was built in 1914 and rescued from auction in 1988.

  • The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center

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    (79 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.

  • Coffee Mill Ski Area

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    (80 miles) Wabasha

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons for all ages, with 33% green runs, plus tubing 2 terrain training parks.

  • Coffee Mill Ski and Snowboard Resort

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    (80 miles) Wabasha

    Coffee Mill, named after a historic navigational point along the mighty Mississippi, offers the best of coulee skiing with a unique "bowl" arrangement for convenient lift accessibility and protection ...