Deemed "the land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota has everything from cascading waterfalls to prairie lands that will keep your family busy for days on end. Dive into the wild and visit one of its many state parks, learn the history of The L... see more »
Deemed "the land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota has everything from cascading waterfalls to prairie lands that will keep your family busy for days on end. Dive into the wild and visit one of its many state parks, learn the history of The Little House on the Prairie, or visit its modern day malls and festivals.
Jump into Gooseberry Falls State Park, which offers roaring waterfalls and the perfect spot for a family camping getaway. Hike the trails and view wildlife, or even snowshoe through the area in winter. Grand Portage State Park also offers grandiose falls at up to 120 feet tall. Explore the hardwood conifer forests along Pigeon River and picnic in the beautiful surroundings. If your little ones still haven't gotten enough outdoor adventure, check out the fabled Lake Superior, which offers scenic rides along Route 61 and everything from fishing hatcheries to adventure sailing and rock climbing.
Foray into the fascinating historical spots in Minnesota, starting at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic House & Museum. The farmhouse brings her storied literature to life, and your kids will enjoy a little gardening lesson in Laura's vegetable garden. With century-old artifacts and needlework made by Laura herself, this is the perfect spot for book nostalgia. For a museum oriented more towards nature, head over to SEA LIFE Minnesota, the perfect place to cultivate your little one's inner marine scientist. Spend a night at the museum, snorkel with string rays and sharks, listen to live music, or even take a guided tour.
Make memories at the Renaissance Festival, where your kids will love to check out the horseback riding, animals, and costumes fit for a prince or princess. Little ones will enjoy the Fairy Tale Princess Party for children ages 5-12, where crafts, a tasty snack, and a photo-op with a princess will make for a memorable event. Armored jousting and hundreds of artisan booths will make this fun experience that much more unique. Once your kids have gotten their medieval fill, take them to The Mall of America, a landmark area that receives 40 million visitors annually. Preschoolers can take advantage of Toddler Tuesdays, which offer discounts on all kinds of amusement park rides catered to their size.
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