Major Attractions

People flock from hundreds of miles around to visit Minneapolis’s premier attractions. You’ll find top-of-the-line amusement parks and famous art, excellent aquariums and museums, and some more unique attractions as well: you can tour Prince’s private estate, go on a virtual flight, or play in a giant sandbox full of real construction equipment. In Minneapolis, there are attractions for all ages and all different types of interests!.

Things to Do

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Mall of America

Since opening its doors in 1992, Mall of America® has revolutionized the shopping experience and become a leader in retail, entertainment and attractions. Mall of America is one of the top tourist destinations in the country as well as one of the most recognizable brands.

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Valleyfair

Valleyfair is more than just an entertainment destination. It’s a shared experience unlike any other; bringing people together, connecting generations and creating unforgettable memories.

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Nickelodeon Universe – MOA

Nickelodeon themed amusement park, found in the center of the Mall of America.

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Extreme Sandbox

We are a Heavy Equipment Adventure company that lets clients play on construction equipment.Yes, we let people drive a 26 ton excavator or bulldozer for FUN! We focus on giving our clients a truly unique, once in a lifetime, bucket list experience.

Minnehaha Falls.

Minnehaha Falls

Amendities include: Bandstand, bike path, fountains, disc golf, garden, picnic area, playground, public art, volleyball court, wading pool, walking path

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Minnesota Children’s Museum

Unleash the Power of Play! Play is More than “Just Fun.” We thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community through the radiant power of play. For children and adults alike, play develops critical thinking, communication, creativity, coordination and more. We’ve got a simple message: PLAY MORE!

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Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo provides a wide array of animal exhibits and activities that can be enjoyed in any weather. Located just south of the Mall of America

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Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

Family-friendly exhibits with a variety of sea creatures (most offer play areas & group packages)

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Science Museum of Minnesota

A nonprofit museum focused on topics such as natural history, science, technology, and mathematics

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Crayola Experience

Crayola Experience is the only place in the world where the magic of Crayola comes to life. Here, you’re always encouraged to let your creativity run free, to color outside the lines and to play, explore, and learn. This attraction is where color, chemistry, and technology magically combine to create a colorful adventure for a child’s imagination.

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Paisley Park

Paisley Park is Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Fans will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex.

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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the crown jewels of the city’s park system, uniting two of Minnesota’s most cherished resources—its greenspace and its cultural life. The 11-acre site Directions, home to the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry, showcases more than 40 works from the Walker Art Center’s renowned collection.

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FlyOver America

FlyOver America is a truly unforgettable experience. Using the latest virtual flight ride technology and special effects such as wind, scents and moving seats, it will feel like you’re really flying. Be wowed as you soar over America’s most iconic landscapes during the 10 minute flight.

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Mill City Museum

History of the flour industry told through interactive exhibits in the rebuilt ruins of an old mill.

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Como Town

Small amusement park and carnvial located next too the Como Zoo

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SMAASH – MOA

A world-class gaming and entertainment center that connects virtual reality with sports and dining.

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Stone Arch Bridge and St Anthony Falls

Biking & walking paths on this former railroad bridge with panoramic views of St. Anthony Falls.

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Aamodt’s Balloons

There is no better way to experience a balloon flight than to take off from the property of Aamodt’s Apple Farm and Saint Croix Vineyards in Stillwater, Minnesota.