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Entertainment in Minnesota: is as diverse as our population.  Twin Cities entertainment includes the music scene, Minnesota sports teams, festivals in every season, and celebrations of the many cultures represented here. 

Entertainment in Minnesota

Vibrant nightlife in Minnesota birthed music legends like Bob Dylan, Prince, The Time, The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Atmosphere, and so many more.

If you are looking for more laid back places to take the family, go out with a date, or gather with friends, Minnesota is nationally applauded for the variety of entertainment venues.
Participate in ethnic festivals and celebrations, attend local fairs, listen to music in the parks. There is always something to enjoy!

Kid Friendly Minnesota Entertainment

Minnesota Zoos include Como Zoo in Saint Paul and the Minnesota Zoo, Lake Superior Zoo,  the Great Lakes Aquarium, and the SeaLife Aquarium. 

Minnesota State Parks are a wonderful place to introduce children to the wonders of the great outdoors. Camping, hiking, boating fishing, and swimming are all wonderful family activities.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul is a treasure trove of activities and the arts that kids love. Just a few of the attractions include:

  • Circus Juventas' showcases a youthful circus of high flying acrobatics and dramatic presentations.
  • Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater will dazzle both children and adults with incredibly gorgeous puppetry and masterful story telling. On Saturdays the children can participate in a "make it and take it" art project. 
  • Minneapolis entertainment at the Minneapolis Institute of Art includes a day just for families on the second Sunday of every month. Children can make their own art and enjoy music and dancing.
  • The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis invites the entire family to explore for free on the first Saturday of every month.

Minnesota Family Fun is an extensive page that can be your guide to family adventure in every season and every region of the state.

Our Travel With Tots page offers lots of ideas for visiting Minnesota attractions with the youngest family members.

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If your image of entertainment in Minnesota is all about the lakes and water sports, we certainly do recommend that you enjoy the natural recreational resources in our beautiful state. But don't stop there.

Just one of many Christmas Festivals of Lights takes place every year in Duluth.

Twin Cities entertainment is world famous!  We have more live theater, more first class museums and more concert venues than you will find almost anywhere else in the U.S.

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Minneapolis entertainment brings you to some of the best spots for Minneapolis nightlife, restaurants and dance clubs.

Just across the river in St. Paul, we host the yearly Saint Paul Winter Carnival.  Though Garrison Keillor has retired, the Fitzgerald Theater continues to host A Prairie Home Companion.

Festivals and events  occur all across the state. The Minnesota State Fair is the one we all anticipate. Near Detroit Lakes you can camp out and listen to the music at WeFest.

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Minnesota restaurants to please any palate are easy to find all across the state.

We have enthusiastic sports fans in our state. Professional Minnesota sports teams include the Twins, the Vikings the Wild and the Lynx. And who doesn't love the Minnesota Saints?

In every season of the year there are festivals and events that the entire family will enjoy. There are large yearly festivals in the Twin Cities like the Irish Fair and the Festival of Nations. Small towns celebrate their heritage and almost anything else that can spark a festival.

For kid friendly entertainment, Minnesota can't be topped. When school is out you will find lots of free and fun summer activities for kids.

Select your "home away from home" from hundreds of Minnesota hotels, resorts, or cabins.

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Take some time as a couple to tour one of our Minnesota wineries. If gaming is something you enjoy, head out to one of our many casinos.

The lodging options often offer their own entertainment. Minnesota hotels often feature a water park or other recreation. You can get a hotel in Bloomington that puts your right across the street from the Mall of America and the entertainment Minnesota offers there.

Entertainment in Minnesota

For food related entertainment, Minnesota offers restaurants and cuisine for every preference. Manny's Steakhouse is a wonderful choice for a special dinner. Or try a "Juicy Lucy" burger at a hole-in-the-wall diner. Ethnic restaurants, as well as places that specialize in Minnesota grown foods, are everywhere you want to be.

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Most family vacation destinations in Minnesota include beautiful family vacation resorts, cabins, and dozens of state parks and many other top family vacations spots.

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