1. Learn About Some Military History
Head to Fort Snelling for their opening weekend to explore the grounds and discover the story behind this historic location. Learn stories of the military fort and its surrounding area, home to a wide history that includes Native peoples, trade, soldiers and veterans, enslaved people, immigrants, and the changing landscape.
Check out the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum to explore one of the largest displays of military aircraft in the five state area. You'll see fighters, cargo planes, helicopters and utility aircraft used by the U.S. military. Get a close up of ejection seats, flight simulators, jet engines and weaponry from WWI to the present. Be sure to schedule your tour at least 10 days in advance.