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The starting point of the mighty Mississippi, Minnesota has stunning prairie lands, beautiful national forests, and cities that are filled with art, culture and entertainment - it really is one big giant playground for kids!

Fancy a walk across the Mississippi? We’re serious! Itasca State Park marks the beginning of that infamous river and the place to do it! (Look out for the bald eagles!) Your water journey can continue with Voyageurs National Park - the only water-based park in the entire country!

The cities and towns are just as entertaining for kids. Hands-on experiences such as The Works and Minnesota Children’s Museum are great for kids creativity and imagination, whilst adventure is waiting at family friendly activities such as Character Challenge Course and Vertical Endeavours Minneapolis!

Don’t forget the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest with Valleyfair, or the thrilling Nickelodeon Universe - (parents you know you want to as well!)

And of course, Minnesota is great for those winter snow activities.  There are plenty of places to hit the slopes, from Giants Ridge Ski Resort, Lutsen Mountains and Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area.

Unspoilt wilderness, vibrant cities, pristine lakes and white-capped mountains…Minnesota is almost right out of a fairytale!

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  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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    (34 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. ...

  • The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center

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    (38 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.

  • Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

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    (44 miles) Bloomington

    Previously Underwater Adventures Aquarium, this fun Minnesota Sea Life Aquarium has over 10,000 sea creatures that the whole family can experience!

  • Minnesota Zoo

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    (48 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 ...

  • Wilderness Walk Zoo and Recreation

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    (73 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 ...

  • Lake Superior Zoo

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    (96 miles) 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, ...

  • Nickelodeon Universe

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    (44 miles) Bloomington

    One of the country's leading family theme parks, offering 27 rides and attractions for ALL ages, as well as adventure golf and the highest Sky Trails rope course in the world!

  • Valleyfair

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    (53 miles) Shakopee

    A family fun theme park with more than 75 rides and attractions on 90 acres, and is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest! Impressive!

  • Wild Mountain Waterpark

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    (7 miles) 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 ...

  • Bunker Beach

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    (29 miles) Coon Rapids

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

  • Water Park of America

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    (44 miles) 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 ...

  • Cascade Bay

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    (44 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 ...

  • Chaos Indoor Water Park

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    (76 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; ...

  • Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours

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    (5 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 ...

  • Monkey House

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    (27 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.

  • Eagles Nest

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    (31 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!

  • Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground

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    (34 miles) 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 ...

  • Maple Maze

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    (39 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 ...

  • Good Times Park

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    (43 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.

  • Pump It Up Plymouth

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    (44 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!

  • Jumps and Downs

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    (57 miles) Shakopee

    A day of bouncing fun for kids of all ages!

  • Pipsqueaks Indoor Playground

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    (95 miles) 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 ...

  • Minnesota Childrens Museum

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    (35 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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    (35 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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    (35 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 ...

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