Tours | Attractions

The history, art, culture and beauty of Minneapolis are marvels that must be experienced rather than witnessed. Nature meets skyscrapers, blending together to create unique sights and attractions that can only be experienced in Minneapolis. Tour the city with your family and turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary adventure.

Water Park of America: Your indoor winter adventure in Minnesota begins at Water Park of America - where you don't have to be a kid to have fun. Escape the cold and step into the heat of our 70,000 sq. ft. aquatic wonderland, featuring the tallest indoor water slide in America and more than 2 dozen thrilling rides, 5,800 square feet of indoor arcade games, leisurely pools and relaxing hot tubs.

Mill City Museum offers plenty of hands-on activities that will teach and amaze children about the history of our city. 

Mall of America: With more than 40 million annual visitors making it one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, the Mall of America is the perfect spot for every member of the family. With 50 restaurants, 520 stores and many attractions, you’ll be sure to satisfy the tastes of everyone in your group. From Nickelodeon Universe to Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, Legoland to a 14-screen movie theater and countless special events throughout the year, the mall is a great destination for any occasion. And, with no sales tax on clothing and shoes in Minnesota, bring an extra suitcase! 

Como Park Zoo: Love animals? Take the whole family out for a visit to the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. With free admission every day of the year, this zoo is a fun and affordable activity for all ages. From an amusement park to mini golf, there are plenty of adventures to be had with the kids. 

Family Vacation time is quickly approaching, and so are baby animals at the family farm at Minnesota Zoo! Celebrate the start of a new season and the re-opening of our farm. You’ll get hands-on at the farm as everything is prepared for the fruitful season ahead, and even get to meet any new baby animals that have been born! These classes are especially designed for young people (ages 4–9) and their favorite adults. Our activities, excursions, crafts and games will make learning fun for young and old alike. The whole Zoo is our classroom and visits to “behind-the-scenes” areas with zookeepers and trainers will make each class special.

Offering everything from heirloom vegetables and organic fruits to flowering plants, pastured meats, dairy, and eggs. Check out Mill City Farmers Market's wide selection of specialty foods including farmstead cheeses, preserves, breads, and more. Weekly kitchen demos, live music, kids' activities, and more! The first farmers market in Minneapolis to focus on locally grown, seasonal foods from the region's finest sustainable, organic farmers, and small businesses. Open every Saturday May 9 through October 31, 8am to 1pm. And monthly winter markets inside the Mill City Museum (Second Saturdays, November through April).

For a complete list of what to do in Minneapolis, we gathered 150 of our favorites. No matter the season, this list will keep you busy. >>>

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