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  3rd Lair Skatepark
The 3rd Lair Skatepark is an indoor and outdoor facility for skateboarding, in-lining skating, bikes, and scooters. 3rd Lair is professionally staffed with experienced skateboarders; there are lessons and rentals available for beginners. Anybody is w...

  Adaptive Recreation
Adaptive Recreation provides a comprehensive recreational program for Saint Paul residents, of all ages, who are mentally and/or physically disabled. Since its inception in 1976, Adaptive Recreation has evolved from offering primarily recreational ac...

  Afton State Park
Afton State Park is 1,695 acres of Minnesota woodland, prairie wildflowers, and dramatic landscapes with spectacular views of the St. Croix River Valley. The park trails are perfect for hikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. The park als...

  Alexander Ramsey Park
Redwood Falls is home to Alexander Ramsey Park- the State's largest municipal park, affectionately termed "The Little Yellowstone of Minnesota." Redwood falls is located Southeast of the Upper Sioux Agency on Hwy. 71. It contains a zoo with bison, ...

  Amnicon Falls State Park
Amnicon Falls State Park has one of the most beautiful series of cascades and waterfalls in the midwest. At the heart of the park, the Amnicon River seperates, forming two streams. Three waterfalls plunge nearly 30 feet each. During good water flow, ...

  Annual Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival
Each winter in the heart of southwest Minneapolis bold and colorful kites fly high over the ice on picturesque Lake Harriet. Minnesota Kite Society experts demonstrate their skills maneuvering their spectacular kites and help newer kite fliers. ...

  Anoka County Historical Society
It's hard to believe that the area we know as Ham Lake was once roamed by Bison. These are the types of fun and interesting facts you'll learn on a trip to the Anoka County Historical Society. On a guided tour through the museum, you'll see artifac...

  Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center
The Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center is a pool facility that is accessible to all patrons. Enjoy barrier-free access to the Wild Water Playground, a 18,000 square foot pool with a zero depth entry. The pool allows fun for the entire family and fo...

  Apple Valley Sports and Recreation
Use this link to find information on parks and recreation in the City of Apple Valley. Learn about programs, sports leagues, facilities, parks, special events & celebrations, registration & reservations, and more. Click the link below.

  August Schell brewery
Schell's is the second oldest family owned brewery in the nation and they offer a tour of the operation for a small fee. The site also has a museum and gift shop. But the best part is free - their gorgeous gardens! Open to the public, their peacock...

  Banning State Park
Banning State Park is known for camping, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, beautiful hiking trails, and a 1 mile paved bike trail. Enjoy the views of the Kettle River and the dramatic sandstone rock formations. The park is 6,201 ...

  Battle Creek Park
This park has lots of land to run around on, paved trails for biking/walking/skating, and an off-leash dog area. Click the link below for more information.

  Battle Creek Waterworks
There are two pools at this facility. One is a shallow wading pool with a play structure, suitable for the little ones. The other a standard recreation pool (sorry, no slides). There is a vending-machine area and changing area - it's a perfect no-fr...

  Bloomington Family Aquatic Center
Formerly the Valley View Pool and Water Slide, this center has changed its name after recent renovations. Features include a slope-entry area; three kiddie play stations; an eight-lane, 50-meter pool; two one-meter diving boards; a small slide; two b...

  Blue Mound State Park
In Southwestern Minnesota, near the South Dakota border, there is a large outcropping of Sioux quartzite rock. The rock was formed at the bottom of the sea a billion and a half years ago. The formation is called the blue mound and is now part of th...

  Brooklyn Center Events and Recreation
Use this link to find out about recreational options and special events in Brooklyn Center. You can find details on parks and trails, community events, sports, recreational facilities, and more.

  Brooklyn Park - Adaptive Recreation
Brooklyn Park offers a variety of Recreation and Leisure programs to people of all ages and all abilities. While they do have a strong inclusion philosophy, Brooklyn Park also offers activates geared to individuals with disabilities. You choose wha...

  Brown Family Adventure Park
Kids - Are you tired of playing Tarzan around the house? Try this jungle-themed dry indoor park. The jungle comes to life with a giant wall mural, oversized play system made up of tubes and slides, and the main attraction: A two story grass hut treeh...

  Bryant Lake Regional Park
Located in Eden Prairie, this 170-acre park is nestled among rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands and grasslands offering habitat for a variety of animals. The sand-bottomed Bryant Lake is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. They also offer a 1 mi...

  Bunker Beach
The closest you'll get to California surf here on the prairie! Tube over the machine-generated waves at this 25,000-square-foot outdoor pool in the lovely Bunker Hills Regional Park. The "surf" reaches a height of 4 feet and follows eight pattern v...

  Caponi Art Park
Put your Chi in harmony by exploring Caponi Art Park. This outdoor sculpture garden is designed to fit right into it's oak landscape. The 60 acre park was created to be a place where both the visual and performing arts can be presented and fostered, ...

  Carpenter Nature Center
This nature center offers 3 and 1/2 miles of paved trails, as well as over 10 miles of grass or wood-chipped trails. There is also an Apple Orchard, an interpretive Center which offers hands-on exhibits and live animals on display, and various speci...

  Carver Park Reserve
This park offers 8 miles of paved biking trials, 12 miles of hiking trails, a floating boardwalk overlooking natural marshland, and numerous fishing piers and boat launches. This park also has a campground, a nature center, horse and pet trails as w...

  Cascade Bay Water Park
Looking for a good waterpark? Cascade Bay is the largest in Minnesota! If you're feeling adventurous, you can shoot down the Twin Falls or brave the Typhoon and Hurricane water slides. Feeling a bit more mellow? Take a relaxing float on an inner tube...

  Cascade River State Park
You won't forget your visit to the Cascade River State Park. Numerous beautiful waterfalls are created by the Cascade River as it twists through a rocky gorge. In one spot, the river drops 225 feet in just one mile. Fifteen miles of gorgeous trails...

  Check out the Horse Races at Canterbury Park!
The excitement of watching the horses come onto the homestretch, with the announcer's voice getting louder and faster, is a one-of-a-kind Summer thrill! Canterbury Park hosts live horseracing on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the M...

  City of Crystal events and recreation
Use this link to learn about events and recreation in the City of Crystal. Find park and facility locations, read up on adult and youth sports, and check out the list of recreational classes offered by the community.

  City of New Hope events and recreation
This link takes you to the City of New Hope's events and recreation website. See an interactive parks map, learn about community facilities and events such as outdoor theater, and even keep track of adult sports online.

  Cleary Lake Regional Park
This park has golfing, skiing, biking (3.5 mile paved trail) and boat rental. See their web site for more park details and maps.

  Clemens Rose Gardens
Parallel to the Munsinger Gardens, Bill Clemens donated the beautiful Clemens Rose Gardens to the city of St. Cloud as a dedication to his wife, Virginia. Suffering from MS, Mrs. Clemens needed only to look out her window to gaze at more than 1,200 r...

  Como Park Conservatory
With just one foot inside the glass enclosed conservatory, you'll swear you're deep inside a jungle paradise surrounded by calling birds and flowing water. The humidity hangs high even on the most frigid of Minnesota days, and color abounds from exot...

  Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival
You just might feel like you've travelled to Japan! Enjoy an evening of Japanese Culture at Como Park, where you'll see martial arts, browse cultural booths and demonstrations, and partake of delicious Japanese foods. The main event will occur at d...

  Como Park Zoo
Animals, plants, and great family attractions await you at the Zoo. See their web site for more information on the animal collection, zoo history, or to take a virtual tour.

  Concerts in the Parks
There's nothing like settling into a lawn chair or spreading a blanket on the hill to listen to music in the great outdoors. Every year the Minneapolis Music in the Parks concert series offers over 200 free performances featuring hundreds of talented...

  Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
The 5.6 mile North Hennepin Bike Trail connects to Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park. The park offers fishing docks, walking/snowshoeing trails (dogs allowed), as well as many picnic areas and grills. This park also has a visitor center and a maintena...

  Cottage Grove events and recreation
The Cottage Grove events and recreation has something for everyone. There are opportunities in sports, entertainment, and education for both youth and adults, as well as numerous volunteer opportunities. See website for complete information on progra...

  Crystal Beach
This is a big beach with lots of amenities, including restrooms, concession stands, a picnic shelter, a play area, and a beach fountain. There is no lifeguard on duty at this beach. Concessions are available from 12 pm - 6 pm. Call the number belo...

  Deer Lake Orchards
Good times & great apples! Visit Deer Lake and sample the 26 varieties of apples & fresh cider, pumpkins, squash, ornamental corn, homemade apple pies, jams, jellies, gifts & crafts. A wonderful Autumn activity. Use the contact information below to l...

  Dodge Nature Center
The Dodge Nature Center is 320 acres of nature in all its glory. There are a variety of trails and wildlife, prairie and oak savanna restoration projects, and educational programs for people of all ages. Use the contact information below to learn abo...

  Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
If you got lost in the woods, would you know how to survive or which plants are edible? About once a month Eagle Bluff offers family get-away weekends that are both fun and teach important outdoor skills. Naturalist-guided trips range from snowshoein...

  Eagle's Nest
Join other parents and children for some fun in the indoor playground known as the Eagle's Nest. This event is for families who have children ages 0-5 with special needs. Pizza will be served at 5:30, and the playground will be open throughout the ev...

  Elm Creek Park Reserve
Elm Creek Park Reserve's new winter recreation area is a wonderland of winter fun! It features a lighted snow-tubing hill, beginner-level downhill ski and snowboard area, and lighted cross-country ski trails. Plus, this attraction has artificial snow...

  Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
Believe it or not, this is the oldest public wildflower garden in the nation! The sprawling areas of woodland, swamp and prairie provide a bustling display of native wildflowers and various birds. The trail through the garden is 2/3 of a mile long. ...

  Fish Lake Regional Park
This park has a visitor center, boat rental, canoe rental, a 1 mile paved bike trail, walking and pet trails, boat rentals, a boat launch and a swimming beach. See their web site for more detailed information about the features of Fish Lake Regional...

  Fort Ridgely
Built in 1853, Fort Ridgely was intended as a police state for keeping the peace between new settlers and the Dakota. Learn about the daily lives of the people who lived and worked in this civil war-era military fort. Try on Prairie clothing, wool so...

  Fort Snelling State Park
Fort Snelling State Park is in the heart of the Twin Cities and offers extensive hiking, biking, and ski trails that link to Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Canoe on Gun Club Lake, swim in Snelling Lake, or hike on P...

  Forts Folle Avoince Historical Park
This reconstructed fur trading post and Ojibwa village brings to life the heritage of fur traders and voyageurs. Call for more information about his historic trip.

  Franconia Sculpture Park
The Franconia Sculpture Park hosts different events throughout the year. Call or visit their web site for specific shows, times, and prices. You can visit the Sculpture Park for a free guided tour, or just grab the free map for a self-guided tour.

  Free Summer Concerts at Lake Harriet
Beautiful Lake Harriet is especially festive this summer with free concerts every night. The main pavilion will host musical acts of all different styles and backgrounds, from orchestra to rock'n'roll. Click the link below to see a complete schedul...

  Free Summer Concerts in the Park ~ Chaska
Spend some time outside, under the Summer sky, and listening to live music for free! These outdoor concerts in Chaska showcase a variety of music, from jazz to pop. For more information, including a complete schedule, click the link below.

  Free Summer Concerts in the Park ~ Minnetonka
Another great summer event that doesn't cost a dime. Bask in the sun (or the shade) and take in a variety of musical acts throughout the Summer. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and something to drink/snack on! Call the number below for more informat...

  Free Summer Concerts in the Park ~ Waconia
Bring a blanket, a chair, something to drink, and settle in outside for free live music in the park. Many styles of music will be represented, so be prepared for something new. For more information, including a full schedule, click the link below.

  French Regional Park
Located on the north shore of Medicine Lake (Plymouth), French Regional Park offers a variety of activities. A self-guided canoe trail takes you through backwaters and provides intimate views of wetland wildlife. This park also offers a one-mile pav...

  Frisbee golf in the Twin Cities...fun, free, and perfect for Summer!
Frisbee golf is a real game with real courses and many enthusiasts. Frisbee golf discs are smaller and a little heavier than regular frisbees so that players can throw them further and more accurately. The object of the game is to get the disc into...

  Gale Woods Farm
Gale Woods Farm offers a beautiful 110 acre park with a working farm as its centerpiece. The farm features gardens, an orchard, livestock, hayfields, pastures and more. Gale Woods offers many recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing...

  Gooseberry Falls State Park
Gooseberry Falls State Park receives nearly 1 million visitors annually. It features five waterfalls with 18 miles of picturesque hiking trails. While you hike the interior trails you'll cross the Gooseberry River several times on quaint foot bridges...

  Grand Portage State Park
About as close to the Canadian border as a Minnesotan can get, Grand Portage State Park features two waterfalls. A half-mile, wheelchair accessible hike leads to the incredible 120-foot high falls on the Pigeon River. Another 3.5 mile trail takes y...

  Harriet Alexander Nature Center
The Harriet Alexander Nature Center (HANC) is an oasis of natural beauty and tranquility nestled within the borders of Roseville. The Center's boardwalks and trails circulate through 52 acres of marsh, prairie and forest habitats. During a visit to H...

  Highland Park Aquatic Center
Outdoor swimming pool in St. Paul's Highland Park area. Visit website for more information about the pool and to verify dates and hours of operation.

  Hyland Lake Park Reserve
The 1,000-acre Hyland Lake Park Reserve offers extensive recreation facilities, including a popular creative play area, ski and snowboard area, a trail system for biking (5.6 miles paved), hiking, and cross-country skiing. Don't be surprised to see ...

  Island Lake Park
Island Lake is what a park should be: Huge and beautiful, with many amenities! The park has biking/hiking trails, picnic shelters, a play area, game field, volleyball courts, fishing pier, restrooms, free parking, and even a golf course (this costs...

  Judge C.R. Magney State Park
Set out along the Brule River trail in Judge C.R. Magney State Park to hunt for agates and waterfalls. The Brule divides around a large boulder creating two amazing sites. One side falls 50 feet into a pool below, while the other plunges into a poth...

  Lake Calhoun
The Lake Calhoun park, part of the chain of lakes, has a soccer field, a softball field, a boat dock, walking/biking trails, and beaches. See the web site for more detailed information about Lake Calhoun's amenities.

  Lake Gervais Park
This fine park features a beach, play area, picnic shelter, restrooms, plenty of grass to run around on, and free parking. Click the link provided for more information.

  Lake Harriet Park
Lake Harriet Park has it all. From their bandstand and picnic areas to the tennis courts and playgrounds, this is a wonderful park. They have beautifully paved walking (2.75 miles) and biking (2.99miles) paths around the lake. See their web site f...

  Lake Josephine Park
This park features a beach, play area, restrooms, boat access, and free parking. Click the link below for more information.

  Lake Maria State Park
Visitors of Lake Maria State Park will enjoy one of the few remaining "Big Woods," a maple, oak and basswood forest that once covered a large part of southern Minnesota. Lake Maria State Park is perfect for people who enjoy the challenge of rolling ...

  Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
The Lake Minnetonka Regional Park contains rolling grassy hills, steep wooded slopes and wonderful views of the lake. Facilities include picnic areas, a visitor center, fishing pier, boat launch and a unique 1.75-acre upland swimming pond with chlor...

  Lake Minnewashta Regional Park
Situated on the shores of Lake Minnewashta, this 341 acre park has a newly constructed swimming beach, bathhouse, reservable picnic shelters, volleyball courts, creative playground, concession stand, five miles of trails, two boat accesses, and a fis...

  Lake of the Isles
Lake of the Isles is part of the chain of lakes. This park has a bike path, a walking path, and a winter ice rink. See their web site to learn more about this park's amenities.

  Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve's gently rolling landscape, with numerous wetland areas, provides a haven for wildlife. This park reserve is one of the sites for the trumpeter swan restoration program. Several overlooks along hiking trails provide glimps...

  Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
More than 25 endangered and threatened species from around the world live at this zoo in Duluth. They include snow leopards, black-footed ferrets, bald eagles, siberian tigers, kangaroos and polar bears. The Zoo also features a primate conservation c...

  Lake Waconia Park
Lake Waconia Regional Park is the start of what will be a 130 acre park. Currently, the park is small (8 acres) with a nice swimming beach, picnic shelters and grills, volleyball courts, and restrooms. See web site for a picture of the beach.

  Linnaeus Arboretum & Sculpture Garden
The Linnaeus Arboretum represents the three major natural ecosystems found in Minnesota: Conifer forest, deciduous forest and the prairie. A fourth area surrounding the Melva Lind Interpretive Center includes cultivated gardens as well as trees from ...

  Loring Park
Loring Park is one of many beautiful parks in the heart of Minneapolis. Visit the park to enjoy the many amenities or to relax after a visit to the Walker Art Museum or Sculpture Garden. Loring Park is home to a formal perennial garden. You can tak...

  Make a splash at Apple Valley Aquatic Center!
Play in the water with waterslides, dropslides and diving boards; there is even a sand playground for sand castle building and beach volleyball! There is a "Tot" slide for younger swimmers, and a zero-depth entry into the pool allows people of all a...

  Maple Grove events and recreation
Use these links for information about events and recreation in Maple Grove: Parks and trails, athletic programs, seniors programs, recreational classes, special community events, and more.

  Maplewood Nature Center & Neighborhood Preserves
This nature center has a wealth of features, including: Wetland exhibit, displays of animals (live & taxidermy), floating board walk, bird feeding station, touch & see corner for kids, binocular and snowshoe rental, water garden, prairie restoration,...

  Mayo Park and Arboretum
The Mayo Park and Arboretum is located on the north side of Le Sueur. The park has a brick shelter, restrooms, a horseshow arena, playground, and gazebo. The arboretum features extensive floral displays that include rose beds, a white garden, herbs...

  Meet wild animals in person, every Thursday!
This summer you can meet live animals every Thursday night, in three different Hennepin County parks! Rattlesnakes, bald eagles, flying squirrels, and Gila Monsters are only some of the animals you can meet and learn about. Some animals can be touc...

  Minneapolis Rose Garden
This is the second oldest public rose garden in the United States. You'll find this beautiful garden on the northeast side of Lake Harriet. Don't miss the expansive rose gardens, exotic and native trees, the perennials and fountains. The very best ...

  Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
One of the most photographed Twin Cities' landmarks is the awesome "Spoon bridge and Cherry" sculpture found in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. If you haven't seen the sculpture garden, this is a must-do activity! Hedges divide 10 acres of space i...

  Minnehaha Park and Falls
Minnehaha is one of Minneapolisí oldest and most popular parks, not to mention the most famous. Hordes of people visit the park every year for various activities, or just to view the stunning fifty-three foot waterfall. There are plenty of walking/...

  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The Minnesota landscape Arboretum showcases over 900 acres of unique gardens developed specifically for the harsh northern climate. You'll find there's not a bad time of year to visit the arboretum. It's as beautiful during a January deep freeze as i...

  Minnesota River Heritage Park
In just a 40 minute drive from the Twin Cities, you can travel back in time to the 1800s when settlers and fur trading were all the rage through this stretch of woodsy Minnesota River Valley. Ride in a horse-drawn trolley or stroll through this town ...

  Minnesota Valley State Recreational Area
Just minutes from the Twin Cities, this state recreation area preserves part of the Minnesota River Valley. The Minnesota Valley Trail links Fort Snelling State Park and units of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge to waysides and other pub...

  Movies and Music in the Park - Loring Park
It's time once again for Summer movies and music in the park! Each monday night at Loring park, you can see great musical acts followed by a free film screening at dusk. A great place to bring a blanket, a cooler, and enjoy quality entertainment in...

  Munsinger Gardens
Located on the scenic banks of the Mississippi River, the Munsinger Gardens came to life in 1915 as part of the park. The gardens now boast huge shade trees, a lily pond with a fountain, a gazebo, restful benches and a pair of peacocks. Whatever the...

  Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Murphy-Hanrehan is one of the most challenging cross-country ski areas in the Twin Cities. The terrain is also popular with horseback riders, mountain bikers, bird watchers and hikers. With the exception of the trails, this 2,400-acre park reserve re...

  Music and Movies in Del Sol
Thursdays, June 19th-August 7th a free outdoor film and music series for all ages, featuring a variety of live, local bands, activities and well-known, family friendly films. Activities start at 7pm, music 7:30pm, film at dusk. Complete schedule on...

  Music and Movies in the Park
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board hits the road during the summer with a movie series that travels to parks across the city. The family-friendly movies are free to the public and range from the classics to recent releases, action and adventur...

  Nicollet Island Park
Nicollet Island Park is a wonderful park, with an historic pavilion, located in the heart of Minneapolis. From the beautiful lower end of the island visitors view the 1858 horseshoe-shaped dam, the first dam on the Mississippi, as well as a fabulous...

  Noerenberg Memorial Park
Located on Lake Minnetonka's Crystal Bay in Orono, the Noerenberg Gardens feature an amazing view of the lake and an equally astonishing collection of daylillies and azaleas, as well as a vast and vibrant rainbow of annuals and perennials. These gar...

  Nokomis Naturescape Gardens
These native plant gardens were built in 1998 and feature a variety of native wildflowers and grasses, as well as signs to identify the names of the native plants. Come and see what a soothing landscape can be created with nothing but native plants!...

  Normandale Japanese Garden
This intricate Japanese garden features a pond, lagoon, bridges, quiet pathways and benches, a waterfall, and lots of amazing Japanese plantlife. Some examples of the plants and trees you'll find here are: Ginkgo trees, pines, juniper, dogwood, and l...

  North Commons Water Park
This awesome water park features speed and loop slides that are three stories tall, plenty of room to splash around, and a shallow water pool with geysers and gadgets that will thrill any youngster! Funbrellas let you escape the sun and stay cool on...

  Open the Outdoors - the DNR's accessibility resource
These DNR pages focus on accessibility. Browse these pages to find information on access to state parks, state forest campgrounds, state trails, public fishing piers, and wildlife management areas. Learn about some of the specialized opportunities fo...

  Plymouth Summer Carnival
This annual Summer Carnival, open to all ages, features games, music, entertainment and tons of fun. Food and drink will be available throughout the event at the Parkers Lake concession stand. For more information, call the number below.

  Powderhorn Park
Powderhorn is the largest of Minneapolis' many neighborhood parks. The park contains over 65 acres of land and 12 acres of water. There are also several athletic fields located at the park. See the park web site for more detailed information.

  Ramsey County Historical Society
Historic sites abound in St. Paul, so this organization has a lot to work with. The Landmark Center and the Gibbs Museum are the hubs of the Ramsey County Historical Society, but a plethora of other sites are included as well. RCHS also has numerou...

  Richardson Nature Center
Located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Highway 494, Richardson Nature Center offers an island of peace and beauty in the midst of the city. The center features interactive exhibits, live animals, meeting space, and a professional naturali...

  Robbinsdale events and recreation
Use this link to learn about events and recreation in Robbinsdale. There are numerous sporting, educational, artistic, and volunteer possibilites to be explored. Also find information on nearby parks and trails.

  Roseville Outdoor Ice Arena
Get ready for a surprise: The largest outdoor skating facility in the world is right here in the Twin Cities! It's called the John Rose MN Oval, and it features a 110,000 square foot slab of concrete used for ice-skating in the winter and inline skat...

  Scherer Flower Garden
The Scherer Flower Garden began as one man's vision - now it's a magic place for all of us. Enter acres of lovely gardens and feast your eyes on this picture perfect setting with its walkways and fountains. Your senses awaken to lush textures, buzzin...

  See the Butterfly Garden at Lowery Nature Center
Join the group from Magnifying Abilities for a trip to Lowery Nature Center, where you'll help plant a flower garden to create a habitat for butterflies! After the flower planting, the group will take a self-guided tour of the nature center and hike ...

  Southwest Regional LRT Trail
This is a temporary 27 mile trail that is used for biking, walking, running, and pet walking during spring, summer, and fall. Some areas may allow winter use. The access point is Carver Park Reserve in Victoria, MN. Visit the Carver Park and/or Sou...

  Spirit Mountain ~ Ski, Snowboard, and Summer Activities
Spirit Mountain has some of the longest and most robust ski/snowboard trails in Minnesota. If you're into skiing and snowboarding, this is a great place to be! The park also offers activities during summer months, including camping, hiking and bik...

  Springbrook Nature Center
This wildlife reserve consists of 127 acres of wildlife. There are 350 unique plant species at Springbrook including Trilliums, Gentians and Orchids. The threatened Blandings turtle also dwells there, and other animals frequently seen by visitors i...

  St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge
St. Anthony Falls holds the honored distinction of being the only waterfall on the Mississippi River. The falls are only 13 feet, but the actual drop is 50 feet, making it the longest drop on the river as well. View the falls from the restored Stone ...

  St. Louis Aquatic Park
A huge aquatic center with a huge sandbox, giant play area with lots of fountains, four exciting water slides, locker rooms, snacks, and a wading area.

  Summer Entertainment in the Park ~ Roseville
This outdoor series features a variety of musical and artistic performances throughout the Summer. For more information, including a complete schedule, click the weblink below.

  Sunday Afternoons in the Garden!
This Summer, spend a Sunday afternoon in the lush Noerenberg Memorial Gardens on Lake Minnetonka. Gardening gurus will conduct free tours of the gardens and answer any gardening questions you can come up with. Don't miss this free chance to tour on...

  Temperance River State Park
Within the boundaries of the park, the Temperance River drops 162 feet in a half-mile series of cascades, creating beautiful cauldrons and giant potholes. Hike the trail to Hidden Falls (upriver from the parking area) or connect up with trails into t...

  Tettegouche State Park
The Baptism river flows through Tettegouche State Park creating three waterfalls, including one spectacular 60-foot high falls. Hike to the historic logging camp or better still, rent one of the no frills rustic cabins. The park boasts seventeen mile...

  The Peace Garden
The peace garden is far from a simple rock garden. Beautifully constructed over 17 years, it's a work of art that is impossible to describe with words. Installed at each end of the peace bridge in the lower portion of the garden are Peace stones fr...

  The Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is the largest and oldest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Join and become a Sierra volunteer or just get more informed about environmental issues and politics. The Sierra Club's mission statement: Explor...

  Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary
During Spring months, this is a great place to spot spring migratory birds such as Warblers. Throughout the Summer and Fall, it's a great place to see a variety of birds, such as vireos, woodpeckers, soras, wood ducks, and great blue herons. This 13-...

  Three Rivers Park District
Formerly Hennepin Parks,Three Rivers Park District is a natural resources-based park system located in the suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area of Minnesota that manages nearly 27,000 acres of park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and sp...

  Tropics Indoor Water Park ~Life Pages Supporter~
Hit this aqua-palooza water park when the backyard slip-and-slide just isn't causing a big enough splash. It's got a throat-catching serpentine water slide; a few smaller drop slides, including one in the shape of a shipwrecked boat; a Water Walk tha...

  Upper Sioux Agency State Park
The only place you can tipi camp in Minnesota is the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. The Minnesota and Yellow Medicine Rivers provide spectacular fishing, hiking and birding. You can spot Red-Tailed Hawks, Pelicans, Blue Herons and Belted King Fishers...

  Water Park at the Depot
You won't believe it until you see it! A three-story waterslide, four pools, and 15,000 square feet of water. Right in the middle you'll discover a colossal locomotive-shaped fountain that's the ultimate expression of the complex's railroad theme. ...

  Water Park of America
It's America's Biggest Indoor Water Park! Surf on Minnesota's only Flow Rider Surf Simulator, catch a wave in the Lake Superior wave pool or challenge your fears in America's longest indoor family raft ride at ten stories tall and over a mile long! T...

  Westwood Hills Nature Center
Westwood Hills Nature Center has many beautiful trails through the natural homes of our animal friends. Pick a day with good weather, get out and enjoy the vibrant plant and wildlife at this educational and relaxing nature center. Use the link belo...

  WHEELS ON TRAILS : Trail Organization For Users With Disabilities
An organization developed to connect people with limited mobility to the many great hiking trails in northern Minnesota. Trails are accessed for accessibility for a wheelchair, scooter, or cart.

  Whitewater Country Water Park (Valley Fair)
Want to cool off after playing hard all day? Valleyfair's Whitewater Country Waterpark is a great way to chill out and have fun! Included in Valleyfair's general admission, the waterpark's 3.5 acres offers hours of wet fun in the sun. The waterpark i...

  Wolsfeld Woods State Natural Area (SNA)
221 Acres of pure nature! This large, mature forest covers gently rolling hills with a wide variety of tree and plant species. Naturally, birds and wildlife are abundant here! Click the links below for more information on visiting.

  Wood Lakes Nature Center - Richfield
Did you know that Kangaroos run wild in Minnesota? Well, not exactly wild, but plenty of them live here at Wood Lakes Nature Center. Wood Lakes is a 150 acre wildlife park maintained by the City of Richfield. When visiting you'll also see Emu -- t...

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