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Rochester
Silver Lake Boat & Bike Rentals is complete with Electric Paddleboat, Bike, Kayak, and Canoe Rentals. Located on the shore of beautiful Silver Lake in downtown Rochester, Mn.
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
Bounce World
(4 Miles)
Rochester
15,000 sq feet of Minnesota bounce playland! Kids can bounce their heart away for the day in a fun and colorful environment!
Oronoco
offers a seasonal family day out with pumpkin patch, corn maze, backwoods golf, wagon rides and domesticated animals to visit.
Zumbrota
Shades of Sherwood Family Camping Park is conveniently located on the Zumbro River on 77 acres of woods, rivers and creeks.
Wabasha
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons for all ages, with 33% green runs, plus tubing 2 terrain training parks.
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 from cold winter winds.
Museum Of Spam
(35 Miles)
Austin
The SPAM Museum. See it for yourself in all its 16500 square feet of majestic glory. The SPAM learning inside is immense. Prepare your mind and your station wagon! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids i...
Welch
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 15 green runs, plus 3 terrain training parks.
Niagara Cave
(41 Miles)
Harmony
Niagara Cave is one of the most fascinating and unique geological attractions in the Midwest. During the one-hour guided tour, visitors will witness a waterfall, nearly 60 feet high, stalactites both delicate and massive, calcite flowstone, fossils t...
Cresco
Located along the scenic Upper Iowa River in extreme Northeast Iowa, Chimney Rock Campground are perfect for all family adventures out in nature! They also specialise in Canoe Rental as they are located on the Iowa River!
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 outdoor experiences for all visitors. The beautiful...
Kamp Del
(56 Miles)
Waterville
Featuring pools with slides and play zones, petting zoo, playgrounds, mini golf, sports courts plus local boat hire and fishing.
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...
Afton Alps
(60 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.
La Crosse
Learning and fun rolled into one! Three floors of hands-on exhibits, birthday parties, gift shop, field trips, summer day camps, special programs, and more. For ages 1-12 with adult companions.
Minnesota Zoo
(1)
(63 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...
Burnsville
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, with terrain split between green and blue runs, plus covered lift serviced tubing hill and several terrain training features.
Menomonie
Two of Dunn County’s premier natural and recreational destinations. Whether bicycling, skiing, hiking, walking or exploring, you will discover miles of spectacular natural beauty.
Cascade Bay
(65 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...
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...
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.
The Works
(2)
(69 Miles)
Bloomington
Ideal for kids aged 5 - 12, this very fun and hands-on museum features 40 interactive, kid-powered exhibits that highlight mechanisms and simple machines, where they can try, build and play as they learn!
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 classes.
Bloomington
Over 10,000 sea creatures to observe in the recently revamped centre, previously the Underwater Adventures Aquarium.
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.
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!
Elk Mound
A fairly simple park for a free classic family afternoon: picnics, family sports, plenty of space a a good adventure playground.
Mason City
Kids' Club is an activity-based exploration of the visual arts and the treasures of the MacNider Museum for children ages 5 through 12 ! The Charles H. MacNider Museum is a non-profit, municipally owned institution conceived in 1964 and opened by...
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 ...
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
Devious Displays of Quackery, Fraud, Deceit and Deception -- the largest collection of medical chicanery and mayhem ever assembled under one roof. Step right up !!
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 the many fun places to go if you're looking for thing...
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 outdoor sprint-and-bandit car track, laser tag, bu...
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; it’s an entire universe of heroes, villains and ...
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 ...
Bloomington
The play structure includes platforms, hexagonal climbers and slides up to 50 feet long. There is also a section designed just for children under five or those with disabilities.
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, beautifully preserved historic structures on the grounds, fu...
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!
Edina
An indoor park! 1 acre of parkland indoors with features including swimming, sports and a nearly 40 ft high climbing tree themed adventure play frame with unusual features and a large toddler area.
St. Paul
A fascinating and interactive look into the history of transportation, where kids can enjoy a train or caboose ride!
Minneapolis
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering around 40% green runs, plus snow tubing hill and 2 terrain training parks.
Valleyfair
(73 Miles)
Shakopee
The park boasts more than 75 rides and attractions on 90 acres and is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest.
Minneapolis
One of a kind budding artists attraction! Easily accessible professional artists studio with affordable fun designs on canvas and accessories. Professional paint, brushes and instruction. Ideal for the whole family for creating works of art and fami...
Stillwater
Offers a large, imaginative adventure playground with equipment designed for under 7s, and further open playspace around for older kids to play.
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.
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...
Shakopee
A day of bouncing fun for kids of all ages!
Monkey House
(75 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.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Rochester with kids

1

Pipsqueaks Indoor Playground

(1 Miles) Indoor Play in Rochester

2

Northwoods Orchard

(9 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Oronoco

3

Niagara Cave

(41 Miles) Caves and Mines in Harmony

4

Bounce World

(4 Miles) Kids Fun in Rochester

5

Coffee Mill Ski and Snowboard Resort

(32 Miles) Skiing in Wabasha

6

Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals

(1 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Rochester

7

Shades Of Sherwood

(24 Miles) RV/Campsite in Zumbrota

8

Coffee Mill Ski Area

(32 Miles) Skiing in Wabasha

9

Welch Village Ski Resort

(40 Miles) Skiing in Welch

10

Museum Of Spam

(35 Miles) Only in America in Austin

Fun places to visit in Rochester with kids

Minnesota is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Minnesota's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Minnesota with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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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