Minnesota Things To Do

Things to Do in Minnesota

There are really an abundance of things to do in Minnesota that tourists keep coming back to the place. For the outdoor lovers there are hundreds of state parks and the pristine wilderness, while for the people who are there to relax. There are malls like the Mall of America where you can enjoy pure family fun.

Here are some suggestions to put in your to-do list when you are going to visit Minnesota.

Boundary Waters ( BWCA ) & Canoeing – This is perhaps the most significant tourist hotspot in Minnesota. There are umpteen numbers of lakes and a vast wilderness that stretches over 150 miles. BWCA is preserved by the federal government. You can spend some quality time here if you are a prudent nature-lover, camping and canoeing.

Downhill Skiing – This is the good thing about winter. While you cruise down the slopes basking in the beauty of winter, you will feel like coming back to Minnesota over and over again.

Shopping in Minnesota

The nation’s entertainment complex, the Mall of America is in Minnesota. It is one of the significant destinations you should never give a miss. Every year, the mall attracts more than 42.5 million people.

Museums in Minnesota

A trip to the museums of Minnesota is going to be quite fun and informative. In fact, Minnesota has a number of museums. Some of them are:

  • Minnesota Transportation Museum - The Museum even has steam and diesel trains.

  • Minnesota Children's Museum – It is a haven for the children where they can climb, splash, crawl and do it all! There is something for children of all ages.

  • Science Museum of Minnesota – Here you can experience things as spectacular as the world's only complete mounted Triceratops, you can create and destroy a tornado, and even have a look at an Egyptian mummy.

  • Sibley House Historic Site - Tour the Sibley house that was made in 1836 and has been the home to Henry Hastings Sibley.

  • Walker Arts Center – Walker Arts Center focuses on visual, performing and media arts and with diverse approach towards their interpretation.

  • Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum - The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, founded in 1934, is located on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota.

The other important museums of Minnesota are:

  • Bakken Library & Museum 
  • Minnesota Museum of American
  • Museum of Questionable Medical Devices 
  • Minnesota History Center 
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts 
  • Bell Museum of Natural History 

Sight Seeing in Minnesota

You can do a lot of sight-seeing in Minnesota. Some of the must-visit places are:

  • The Landing – Go back in history, 150 years back to peep into the life of the people who lived in the Minnesota River Valley then.

  • Minnesota State Capitol - The restored Senate, House, Supreme Court and Rathskeller cafe will sweep you off your feet.

  • American Swedish Institute - Founded in 1929 by Swan J. Turnblad, is a historic house is a place where Swedish culture is celebrated.

  • Minnesota Zoo – The zoo is the home to 2,300 animals. Among them, 105 animals of 15 species are on the United States Endangered Species list.

  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatres – It is the largest restaurant in the state of Minnesota, and also ranks 13th in the nation.

  • Wild Mountain Waterpark -Located just 7 miles north of Taylors Falls, it is a perfect place for family fun.

Some other places of equal importance are:

  • Como Zoo & Conservatory 
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center 
  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 
  • Valleyfair Amusement Park 
  • Landmark Center