Minnesota Family Fun

Family Fun and Adventure
Abounds in Minnesota



Here are our picks for the best Minnesota family fun vacations and adventures. You will find dozens of ideas for what to see and do in the best family vacation destinations in Minnesota. With five children, and now eleven grandchildren, Minnesota family friendly destinations, events and ideas are always on our mind!

Minnesota family fun

Enjoy Minnesota family vacations that just might be your family vacation of a lifetime.

We took our own favorite vacation spots and created our list of the Top 10 Family Vacations.

Just because we have so much more to share, we also have pages titled Best Family Vacation Spots and Best Family Vacation Destinations.

Family Vacation Resorts in Minnesota provide the setting for an unforgettable family vacation.

You will get some unique family vacation ideas and tips on each of these pages and by following the links below..

Cheap Family Vacations has lots of ideas about ways to save on some things so your family can get the most out of your vacation budget. We have compiled our best ideas for really low budget family fun on our pages about Backyard Vacations and Staycations.

You will find some ideas here that will help you have low cost Minnesota family fun that all ages will enjoy!

The kids never have to be bored on a Minnesota family vacation. There are dozens of ways to have Minnesota family fun experiences. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


Year Round Family Fun in Minnesota

Minnesota Family Fun

Minnesota family fun happens in all four season of the year! Families have visited Minnesota for generations because they know that family fun is guaranteed in our state.

Fishing, boating, water skiing and frolicking on our beaches are traditions for many. However, the options for Minnesota family adventure are much more varied than those that include our lakes.

Some of Minnesota's best family vacation destinations include camping, hiking, annual festivals and fairs and the art and culture of the Twin Cities.


Minnesota State Parks offer more than just a spot to pitch your tent. Individual parks offer programs for kids that help them learn to fish, to rock climb and so much more.
Minnesota Outdoor Activities can be those you schedule in a state park or just the type of family fun that abounds all across the state.
Minnesota Lakes and Rivers certainly do provide the setting for many family activities and we have a great list of Family Friendly Attractions in Minnesota and what you will discover on road trips to scout out Minnesota’s Little Known Hidden Gems.

Wild animals, birds and fish are abundant in Minnesota. A fun family outing often includes finding ways to spot, and learn more about, them. Do you want to see some of Minnesota's famous wildlife? Nature centers provide face-to-face animal encounters. There are quite a few places where you are certain to see bears, wolves, eagles and more.

Minnesota Zoos and aquariums are popular Minnesota family attractions. We have some of the best zoos and aquariums in the country. The Minnesota Zoo, Como Zoo & Conservatory and the Lake Superior Zoo are all top-notch family destinations. There are smaller zoos in many locations and lots of other wildlife parks and petting zoos.

Minnesota Family Winter Fun

A Minnesota winter family vacation will allow you to:


Family Fun In the Twin Cities

Minnesota family fun, adventure and memory-making experiences are available in all parts of the state. There are dozens of fun activities, and both indoor and outdoor experiences, in the Twin Cities. A favorite for all ages is the Minnesota Science Museum.

Read reviews of many other family friendly activities in both St. Paul and Minneapolis and find some out-of-the-city adventures as well.

Go Underground in Minnesota

Many people are surprised to learn that there are caves in Minnesota. Two that are open for tours include:

  • Forestville Mystery Cave State Park is a wonderful place to camp and tour the Mystery Cave...13 miles of passages are carved through the limestone. See beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and underground pools.

  • Niagra Cave in Harmony, MN offers tours daily during the summer months. You will be taken 200 feet underground.

Soudan Underground Mine State Park offers another kind of underground experience into the world of mining. Visitors don hard hats and enter a "cage" for the descent into the mine. The 1 1/2-hour mine tour will take you half a mile down into the earth. Once underground you will be treated to a 3/4 mile train ride to the last and deepest area mined. The mine is 50°F year-around, so remember to bring a warm jacket or sweater and sturdy shoes.

Minnesota Caves

Search for Minnesota History

Take your family on an outing to Pipestone to see Jeffers Petroglyphs and Pipestone National Monument, the oldest historical site in Minnesota. This is a great place to explore Minnesota Native American culture.

Learn about the natural resources of the tallgrass prairie and the pipestone quarries. This site is considered sacred by many American Indians and here they continue to quarry pipestone to be carved into sacred pipes.

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