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.
Kids have plenty of places to play this fall, 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 and Rochester. New exhibits, special events and hands-on activities will delight kids of all ages—and even teach them something in the process.
Opportunities for educational travel abound in Minnesota, with museums of all types, historic sites and monuments among the many options.
Festival season never ends in Minnesota. Bundle up and celebrate this special time of year at a winter festival.
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.
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.