5 Things You Can Do with Your Family in Minnesota

Adrenaline junkies, history buffs, art lovers–there is something for everyone in Minnesota. VisitShakopee.org gives the top five favorite places to visit on your next family vacation.

Minnesota Vikings

Catch a game at the new US Bank Stadium and cheer on the Minnesota Vikings in 2016! Twice the size of the Metrodome, this stadium has all the latest features for avid sports fans including 7 lounges and 131 private suites for your viewing pleasure! Check the stadium playbill for upcoming concerts and games. 

Nickelodeon Universe

Located in the Mall of America, Nickelodeon Universe is 7 acres of roller coasters, carnival games, and bumper cars. Meet Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at this family hot spot! Check out the “Universe of Light” nightly laser shows and the “Rock and Ride” Friday night dance parties!

Mill City Museum

The Mill City Museum is built right into the ruins of the Washburn A Mill. Built in 1880, it was once the world’s largest flour mill and an industry leader of its time. Mill City Museum presents an interactive history of an industry that helped shape the great state of Minnesota. The museum is located in the heart of the Historic Mississippi Riverfront district, home to several iconic restaurants and downtown shopping.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Affectionately referred to as Mia, the institute boasts thousands of works of art and ancient artifacts from around the world. Their current exhibits include 20th-century Japanese woodblock, Chinese landscapes, traditional African pottery, modern American sculpture, and much more! Experience the Jane Austen Reading Room adorned with period decor and art. Get hands-on at Family Days and make your own masterpieces and memories! Enjoy lunch, fine wines, or craft beers at Agra Culture, the museum’s restaurant partner specializing in sustainable, healthy food options.

Buck Hill

Grab your snowboards and hit the slopes at Buck Hill. Is it your first time? Buck Hill offers lessons for first-timers of all ages and abilities. Get the whole family racing down the tubing slopes, the latest addition to Buck Hill. Plan your family gathering with full catering at one of their private chalets overlooking the beautiful snow-capped landscape.

Check out all the excitement this year in Minnesota. For more help planning your family vacations in MN, check out VisitShakopee.org.