Families will find plenty of fun to fill their days in Minnesota. Amusement parks like Valleyfair, Paul Bunyan Land and Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America will please the thrill-seekers; the Minnesota Zoo, Great Lakes Aquarium and wildlife centers in Ely and Wabasha are ideal for animal lovers; and nature enthusiasts can camp, fish, hike and canoe in Minnesota’s many parks and lakes. Find more ideas below, add them to your favorites, and plan your Minnesota family vacation today.
A winter getaway in Minnesota can be warm and cozy, with fireplaces, saunas, whirlpools and intimate dinners in an elegant lodge. It can also be a bracing adventure in the elements, traveling through the pristine white woods on cross-country skis, snowshoes, a dogsled or snowmobile.
The holiday break is just around the corner. The kids will be home from school. Do you have plans to keep them busy? There are plenty of things to do and see in Minnesota, both indoors and out, for all ages.
Kids have plenty of places to play in Minnesota, from zoos to indoor waterparks to parks and playgrounds. Also high on this list are Minnesota’s children’s museums, which can be found in Duluth, Grand Rapids, St. Paul, Bloomington, Rochester and Mankato.
Opportunities for educational travel abound in Minnesota, with museums of all types, historic sites and monuments among the many options.
There's always something new to see and do at Mall of America in Bloomington.
Winter in Minnesota is the perfect time of year to get together with loved ones, embrace old traditions, or even start some new ones. Here are just five of the many ways to make the most of this special season.
From zoos to aquariums to the great outdoors, wildlife can be found virtually everywhere in Minnesota. Native species including loons, bald eagles, moose and bears are prevalent in the state's parks, forests, and designated wildlife management areas and refuges. For more exotic species, zoos and aquariums throughout Minnesota are home to everything from lions to monkeys to sharks.
The Bentleyville Tour of Lights features an illuminated winter wonderland with colorful displays and holiday music from late November to late December.
Kids (and kids at heart) can splish and splash no matter the weather at Minnesota's indoor water parks.