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  ~Polar Adventure~At the Minnesota Zoo
This is an all around great way for kids to celebrate the holidays, learn about nature, and have a lot of fun in the process! The Polar Adventure features sled dogs, a monorail called the Polar Express that travels around the zoo, "Polar Play Area” ...

  Aamodt's Apple Farm
This is a great place to visit in the Autumn months. Pick your own apples, or buy them already picked, visit the petting zoo, go for a wagon or pony ride, visit the bakery, and participate in special events throughout the season! Open second week in ...

  Aamodt's Hot Air Balloon Rides
Feeling adventerous? Try drifting away on hot air balloon ride above beautiful Stillwater. All balloons are top-of-the-line, and are flown by licensed pilots. There is no better way to see the sights of the St. Croix Valley! For more information on t...

  Accessible Island Tours
Accessible Island Tours is a sightseeing and touring company visiting the best sights in St. Thomas, USVI and Roatan, Honduras. We work as a booking agent for AAA Taxi and Go with Gus. Our tours are designed for those individuals and traveling compan...

  Afton Apple
Pick your own apples, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkins, peaches, blueberries and cherries! Don't miss the 10 acre corn maze, along with other great attractions and events. Use the contact info below to learn more.

  Afton Cruise Lines
Enjoy a beautiful cruise in Afton, MN. You can charter a boat or enjoy one of their public cruises, like the Sunday brunch cruise (only $24 for adults). Call ahead to reserve your spot on a public cruise and for accessibility information. Click th...

  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...

  Al and Alma's Supper Club and Boat Charters
Al and Alma's Supper Club and Charters can accommodate dinner cruises for 20 to 100 people. Public cruises are also available. Call or visit their web site for more information and assistance planning your trip.

  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, ...

  American Swedish Institute
The 1908 castle like structure was the home of Swan J. Turnblad, a Swedish immigrant who made his fortune in the newspaper business. His 33-room castle is now a Swedish American Cultural Center. Elaborate woodcarvings, plaster work, antique furnishin...

  Andiamo Enterprises
Cruise the St. Croix River in one of the Andiamo's six old-fashioned paddle wheelers. Charters are available. See their web site for more information and to see pictures of these beautiful boats.

  Anoka Autofest
Rev up your engines, it's time for the summer car show season! Anoka's first annual Autofest will feature a classic car show, an automotive swap meet, food, music by the Del Counts, arts and crafts, collectible toys, auto vendors, and displays. Cli...

  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...

  Antique Power Show
Do you want unique? The Antique Power Show and is taking place at the Little Log House Pioneer Village this Summer! Step back in time to a bustling town with a blacksmith shop, butcher shop, livery stable, general store, gristmill, and saloon, just...

  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...

  Bergquist Pioneer Cabin and the Clay County Museum
When you visit the Fargo/Moorhead area, stop and see one of Moorhead's oldest houses! Built in 1870, this cabin is the oldest home in the area that is still located at its original site. Because of this, the site is only partially accessible to whee...

  Birch Coulee Battlefield
Soldiers from nearby Fort Ridgely, on a mission to bury dead civilians caught in the U.S.-Dakota conflict, found themselves surrounded by the Dakota and under siege for 36 hours before help arrived. While hiking in this beautiful area of Minnesota, t...

  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...

  Bonanzaville USA
Bonanzaville USA recreates the magnificent history of the Fargo/Moorhead area. With more than 400,000 documented and treasured artifacts arranged throughout 40 buildings and spread over 15 acres, you're sure to have a fun day exploring. Many of the...

  Brooklyn Park Historical Farm
Owned by the Eidem family for 82 years, the Brooklyn Park Historical Farm is a ten-acre living record of farm life in Minnesota during the years of 1890 to 1910. And of course, costumed guides present your tour. Admission is payable at the gate. Visi...

  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...

  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...

  Celebrity Walk of Fame at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors' Center
Hollywood in Fargo? You betcha! The Red River Valley has its own celebrity walk of fame, located in the courtyard of the visitors' Center. You'll find more than 100 celebrity signatures as well as their foot and hand prints set in cement. Some of the...

  Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
Aviator and environmentalist Charles A. Lindbergh spent boyhood summers at this 1906 home on the Mississippi River. See original furnishings and heirlooms, the porch where he slept, and hike along the river he said "wound its way in and out of my li...

  Children's Museum at Yunker Farm
The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm features more than 50 hands-on exhibits, including a children's railroad and carousel. Self-guided tours and a variety of programs for kids are available. Visit the web site to learn more. The museum is wheelchai...

  Clearwater Lodge and Canoe Outfitters
Clearwater Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is a small organization that can help you plan your boundary waters trip. They specialize in organizing trips for families, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other groups. You can rent all the gear you need and pick ...

  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 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.

  Comstock House
The hundreds of books in Solomon Comstock's 1882 home illustrate how important education was to his family. His daughter, Ada, became the first dean of women at the University of Minnesota and later was president of Radcliffe College in Massachusett...

  Dakota County Historical Society
Dakota's rich history is preserved in detail with many exhibits, some permanent and some changing. View a general store, blacksmith's shop, post office, boarding house, barber shop, kitchen, jail, and numerous other rooms filled with artifacts and i...

  Destination...Anywhere! ~ 24 hour respite program from St. David's
St. David's offers a 24 hour respite opportunity for people with Developmental Disabilities. Once a month, the group heads out on the town to participate in an activity, try out different area resaurants, stay overnight in a hotel, have breakfast, an...

  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...

  Draft Horse Sleigh Ride
Join the Courage Center for a relaxing day of outdoor fun on a beautiful ride through woodland trails near Fedenberg Lake in Duluth. Afterward, there will be hot drinks and treats around a campfire. Pre-registration by Feb. 9 is required. Contact Cou...

  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...

  Ellingson Car Museum
A car museum like this is where memories of the past roar to life! The museum has an interesting collection of over 100 vehicles dating from the 1920's through the early 1970's. The collection includes cars, trucks, motorcycles, and memorabilia. C...

  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. ...

  Emma Krumbee's ~ Apple orchard, flowers, christmas trees, family activities
Emma Krumbee's is full of activity year-round with its large array of natural attractions, including an apple orchard, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, flower shop, animal farm, antiques, hayrides, trails, and the list goes on. For more information, inc...

  Emma Krumbee's Annual Great Scarecrow Festival
Emma Krumbee's Annual Great Scarecrow Festival has been selected for six straight years by the Minnesota Office of Tourism as one of the "Top Annual Group Tour Festivals" in Minnesota. It's easy to see why! In addition to all the great sights, tastes...

  Explore Minnesota - an activity or day trip resource
Visit Explore Minnesota to learn about the many other events happening in the great state of Minnesota. Their web site can help you find everything from events to lodging. Visit the site to plan your next day trip or just to learn about events and ...

  Fawn Doe Rosa Wildlife Park
Have you ever wished you could get up close to a white-tailed deer? You can at Fawn Doe Rosa! Fawn Doe Rosa is a wildlife animal park and petting zoo. They rehabilitate injured animals, and if they can't be released into the wild they get a perman...

  Fischer's Croix Farm Orchard
Cider! Honey! Maple Syrup! Pick your own raspberries, pumpkins and other fall vegetables. Take on the corn maze, go on weekend hayrides, visit the petting zoo, and stroll through the fall gardens and picnic facilities. Call for harvest dates, weekend...

  Fishing Has No Boundaries - Bemidji
Fishing has No Boundaries is a national organization (with 13 chapters in eight states) that provides accessible fishing opportunities for everyone. The Bemidji Chapter offers accessible fishing opportunities in their area and has a fun-filled weeke...

  Fishing has No Boundaries - Chippewa Valley
Fishing has No Boundaries is a national organization (with 13 chapters in eight states) that provides fishing opportunities for everyone. The Chippewa Valley Chapter offers accessible fishing trips and activities in their little corner of Wisconsin....

  Fitzgerald Theater
The Fitzgerald is a breath-taking historic theatre, built in 1910 as a Shubert theater. It is St. Paul's oldest surviving theatre space. Visit the Fitz's web site to see what's playing this weekend! The Fitzgerald Theater is the home of "A Prairie...

  Flying Wheels Travel -- A travel agency for people with disabilities
This is a full service travel agency specializing in travel for persons with disabilities. Flying Wheels offers a wide range of national and international tours, including cruises. Most tours can be arranged on an individual or escorted basis, and ...

  Folsom House Historic Site
Nestled in the historic Angel Hill District of Taylors Falls is the home of W.H.C. Folsom, a lumber baron who also served Minnesota as a state representative and senator. Overlooking the St. Croix River, the house reflects the Federal and Greek Revi...

  Forest History Center
Meet lumberjacks, a blacksmith, saw filer, clerk and cook at this recreated 1900 logging camp. On the Mississippi River, board the moored "wanigan" - a floating cook shack. Visit a 1930's Minnesota Forest Service patrolman's cabin, then climb the r...

  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.

  Foshay Tower
One of the most familiar buildings in the Twin Cities, the Foshay Tower was built in 1929. Now it stands as an ironic reminder of the stock market crash of that year that ruined its owner, Wilbur Foshay. The Foshay Tower has the only outdoor observ...

  Free First Saturday ~ Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Kick off the beautiful Autumn season with a freebie at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. This event will feature free admission, storytelling, Ragamala Dance and Theater, a reading by Isabell O'Connor, family activities, tours and more. Contact the Wal...

  Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life
This museum is centered around a farmhouse, built in 1849, where Jane DeBow lived. Born in New York, she was kidnapped by missionaries at age five and found herself living among the Dakotah Indians around Fort Snelling. She became highly interested...

  Gilfillan Estate
The Gilfillan Estate is a restored 1882 farmhouse, with a beautiful yard and flower gardens. A guided tour of the estate highlights the home's original furniture, a summer kitchen, antique farm machinery and other various farm buildings. Call for mo...

  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 Meander ~ A Holiday Festival
This lively festival along Grand Avenue is packed with activities for all ages, including: Breakfast with Santa, a screening of Shrek, Young Art Fair, Ramsey Art Fair, Santa's Reindeer, Soup Tasting, Trolley Rides, Hay Wagon Rides, Live Music, and Va...

  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...

  Great Lakes Aquarium
America's only all-freshwater aquarium, The Great Lakes Aquarium features a unique 120,000-gallon display. You can captain an ore freighter and learn about the unpredictable weather patterns that have been known to sink ships. At the aquarium, you ca...

  Hammer Travel
We provide travel opportunities for people with developmental disabilities that are unique, safe, and enjoyable. Hammer Travel LLC is a subsidiary of Hammer Residences Inc, a service provider for people with developmental disabilities for over 85 yea...

  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...

  Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center
An award winning documentary chronicles the construction of this 76-foot long, hand-built replica of a viking ship and it's 6,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic in 1982. The ship is located at the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, with other i...

  Historic Fort Snelling
Historic Fort Snelling opens its gates and welcomes you to 19th century frontier life. Talk with costumed soldiers who grumble about farm chores or help with the laundry using a washboard and lye soap. Meet a Dakota trader's wife, have tea with Mrs. ...

  Historic Grimm Farm
The Grimm Farm dates from 1859, when two German immigrant farmers purchased land in northern Carver County and cleared the woods to create farmland. The Grimm farmers are most famous for discovering a strain of alfalfa that could stand harsh winters....

  Independence Day Celebration
The Fourth of July was one of the most important 19th century holidays and then, as now, celebrations were held across the country. Living on a frontier post didn't stop the soldiers, officers and their families from enjoying the holiday. Visitors ...

  International Wolf Center
You'll have a howling good time at the International Wolf Center. They feature a variety of educational programs. One favorite is a guided evening trek into the heart of Minnesota's wolf country to explore the habitat of prey species such as the bea...

  Jackson Street Roundhouse
This museum lets you experience vintage modes of rail transportation first-hand! Find out what it feels like to ride a Motor Car, a Speeder Car, a 4-Man Pump Car, a Rocket Train, a Caboose, or a Classic Bus. Some of these are operated seasonally --...

  Jacobson's Pine Tree Apple Orchard
Pick your own apples, pick your own strawberries, pick your own pumpkins! A trip to Jacobson's Pine Tree Apple Orchard will remind you that nature is both beautiful and delicious. You can also get lost in the corn maze, take a wagon ride around the o...

  James J. Hill House
The 1891 James J. Hill House beautifully features four floors, 42 rooms, 22 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms, 100-foot reception hall, skylit art gallery, carved woodwork and stained glass. At the time, this massive stone building was the largest and most ex...

  Jolly Green Giant
Visit the largest piece of roadside art in the great state of Minnesota. The Jolly Green Giant stands 55 feet tall and they say you can't miss it when you turn onto U.S. Highway 169 from I-90. Blue Earth is also the birth place of the ice cream sandw...

  Lady of the Lake Boat Cruises
Lady of the Lake's historic stern-wheeled boats can accommodate groups or individuals for all types of cruises around scenic Lake Minnetonka. Call the number or click the weblink provided to learn more about available options.

  Lake Calhoun Yacht Club and Sailing School
Yacht Club and sailing school located on Lake Calhoun. They hold sailing classes for children and adults. Visit their web site for information on sailing classes.

  Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center features full-scale replicas of ship cabins, recovered artifacts from sunken ships, film presentations, and sightseeing information (lighhouse nearby). They also post arrival and departure times of huge, 1,00...

  Landmark Center
Landmark Center is a great destination: there is a good, inexpensive cafe, a WWII museum, TRACES, the Schubert Club Museum, and the Ramsey County Historical Society display area. Many of the courtrooms are open, and the building is beautiful. The ...

  Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
Everybody knows the Ingalls family from the ever-popular TV series "Little House on the Prairie." But did you know that some of the characters from the show were based on individuals from Minnesota? That's right, and there's a museum right here in ...

  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 Garden of the Seasons
Constructed in 1998 and planted in 1999, this recent addition to the park system has been very well received. Located just north of the footbridge over Loring Pond, the center circle garden will eventually be a woodland garden dominated by birch tree...

  Lower Sioux Agency
At the Lower Sioux Agency, discover the truth about the devastating US - Dakota conflict of 1862. This uprising left 500 settlers and an unknown number of Native American Dakota dead. During your visit you'll learn how the conflict changed Dakota way...

  Lowertown Art & Street Festival
This Summer festival is alive with art, crafts, live music, a beer garden, food, and even a dog-washing area! For more info call 651.222.3661.

  Luce Line Trail
Luce Line Trail, a former railroad line, stretches 63 miles from Plymouth to the small town of Cosmos in west-central Minnesota. The trail accomodates bicyclists, hikers, horseback riders, snowmobilers, and cross-country skiers. The surface of the ...

  Lucky Mindy Adventures
Lucky Mindy Adventures is a travel program based in Litchfield, MN. Mindy is an Accredited Cruise Counselor and a Disney Specialist. Lucky Mindy Adventures specializes in small-group, fully-accessible tours that are well staffed with trained profes...

  Lyndale Park Gardens
Located on the northeast shore of Lake Harriet, immediately adjacent to Roseway Road, Lyndale Park Gardens encompasses four distinctive gardens; the Rose Garden, the Perennial Garden, Peace (Rock) Garden and the Perennial Trial Garden. Immediately ad...

  Maple Syrup Festival
Where would pancakes be without maple syrup? This event will feature displays and demonstrations on how maple syrup is tapped from trees and made into the delicious topping we know so well. There will also be children's activities, crafts, contests...

  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...

  Mickey's Diner
Built in 1938, Mickey's is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has appeared in many films, including "Lonesome Heart" and "Mighty Ducks." The menu is good too, offering soups, sandwiches, burgers, and daily changing specials. Best...

  Military Life in Minnesota: 1850s-1870s
Get a feel for what life was like for Minnesota soldiers during the Civil War. You'll see demonstrations, military and civilian encampments, and expert speakers. There will also be a kids play area. To learn more, contact Murphy's Landing using the i...

  Mill City Museum
Built within the ruins of a National Historic Landmark — the Washburn A Mill — the Mill City Museum is a multi-sensory and interactive journey through the story of flour milling. This industry dominated world flour production for roughly a half-cent...

  Mille Lacs Indian Museum
Trace the history of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe as they settled along the beautiful shores of Mille Lacs Lake and discover how they preserve their culture. The museum features videos, computer interactives, listening stations and objects from tod...

  Minneapolis Events and Recreation
Use this link for information on events and recreation in Minneapolis. Find out about parks and trails, historic neighborhoods, arts and entertainment, numerous annual events, and more.

  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 Depot
Picture the hustle and bustle of the depot on busy summer weekends of long ago, when Minneapolis residents stepped off the train to visit Minnehaha Park and its waterfall. Milwaukee Road employees referred to the 1875 Minnehaha Depot as the "Princes...

  Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
This is an active Air Guard base offering exciting aviation exhibits such as the A-12 Blackbird spy-plane, RF-4C Recon Phantom, F-101B Voodoo, and many many more. See web site for more information.

  Minnesota Brewing Company
This is the largest brewery in the state - creator of Pig's Eye, Grain Belt, and Landmark brews. These brand names, especially Pig's Eye, have many historical connections to the City of Saint Paul. During a tour of Minnesota Brewing Company, visi...

  Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard
This beautiful orchard offers great scenery, tours, horseback riding, and around fifty irresistable varieties of apple! You can buy pre-picked apples or pick them yourself, and there are plenty of free samples. Besides the delicious apples, there a...

  Minnesota Historical Society
The mission of the Minnesota Historical Society is to foster among people an awareness of Minnesota history so that they may draw strength and perspective from the past and find purpose for the future. Visit their web site to learn more about Minn...

  Minnesota History Center
With its breathtaking views of downtown St. Paul and the State Capitol, the Minnesota Historical Society's History Center is an architectural masterpiece. With something for everyone, it is home to an innovative museum and a modern library. This is ...

  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 Museum of American Art
The Minnesota Museum of American Art is the only art museum in St. Paul and houses paintings by well-known artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Childe Hassam and Grant Wood. Explore their permanent collection or visit the web site and click on events...

  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 State Capitol Tours
See the legislature in action in the historic House and Senate chambers. Original furnishings and the vivid colors of the restored Senate, House, Supreme Court and rathskeller cafe add to your experience of this working masterpiece by acclaimed arch...

  Minnesota State Fair
Ours is the largest (and most fun!) State fair in the country. It features hogs the size of full-grown steers, steers weighing in at a ton, and pumpkins the size of easy chairs. There are rides and games for all ages as well as national rock and coun...

  Minnesota Street Rod Association: Back to the 50's Weekend
Check out some amazing vehicles during Back to the 50's Weekend! At the expo, you'll see more than 10,000 street rods, custom cars, classic cars, and restored vehicles. Plus, there'll be live music and plenty of food. Contact the Minnesota State F...

  Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
This outdoor experience, only some ten miles from the Minneapolis metropolitan area, is as primitive and natural as any state or national park. The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is one of only four urban wildlife refuges in the nation, a ...

  Minnesota Zoo
Animals to see, Dolphins to watch, and lessons to be learned! Visit the web site to learn more and plan your trip to the Minnesota Zoo.

  Minnetonka Orchards
This orchard has it all: Tours, entertainment, children's activities, informational exhibits, hayrides, nature paths, a corn maze, and a huge variety of delicious apples. Visit their web site or call for more information.

  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...

  Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
An entire museum dedicated to medical quackery! See the most hilarious, ridiculous, and fraudulant devices ever put forth into the medical world. This museum's unique quality has earned it surprising praise from the likes of Time Magazine, David Le...

  Niagara Cave
Niagara Cave has history, mystery, fossils, and more. It's a fabulous geological attraction. Niagara is a fissure cave that consists of interconected underground cracks in a stone plate. The one-mile underground tour features a grandaddy stalactite,...

  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 Shore Scenic Railroad - The Pizza Train and more!
Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour trip aboard an old railroad train as it rumbles over beautiful Minnesota. You'll ride along the Shores of Lake Superior and over five scenic bridges. Plus, you won't have to ride on an empty stomach because this adventure includ...

  Off the Beaten Path, Inc. & Gold Card Club
Off the Beaten Path, Inc. provides economical vacations for Minnesotans with developmental disabilities. OTBP focuses on providing as much independence and safety as possible for travelers, with tour guide to consumer ratios of 1:4 and 1:5. Group l...

  Oktoberfest in New Ulm
The "City of Festivals", New Ulm, Minnesota, will crank up the accordions at the 24th Annual Oktoberfest this fall in October. The festival will feature local, regional, and European entertainment, along with great German food and plenty of locally b...

  Oliver H. Kelly Farm
Try your hand at 1800's farming at the 189 acre Oliver H. Kelly Farm. Costumed interpreters won't mind if you want to take a turn plowing with oxen or threshing the grain. Partake in the household chores of churning butter, washing laundry with a scr...

  Padelford Packet Boat Company
Padelford offers unique and unforgettable boat rides down the Mississippi River. There are different types of rides to choose from, all of which include historic commentary by the captain and lively banjo entertainment! Most of the trips include a ...

  Paul Bunyan Amusement Center
One of Minnesota's most famous and gigantic citizens is non other than Paul Bunyan. Although Paul and his blue ox, Babe, make the rounds to a number of other cities, everyone knows his full-time place of residence is Brainerd. Now Paul's a pretty sma...

  Paul Bunyan Land
In Minnesota we have the birthplace, girlfriend, the ax, the ox, the anchor, the cradle and the grave...All over Minnesota we have Paul Bunyan icons, including the largest statues in the world. Bemidji claims the original Paul Bunyan because they bui...

  Peace (Rock) Garden
Between 1983 and 2000, donations to People for Parks enabled artist Betty Ann Addison to redesign and rebuild this wonderful fixture of Loring Park. The garden has hardy alpine plants, dwarf conifers, and many more interesting spectacles of life! Ea...

  Perennial Trial Garden
A recent addition to Lyndale Park, the Perennial Trail Garden features perennials that are tested over several seasons for hardiness and disease resistance. This colorful display of growth begins near King’s Highway and follows the wood line down to...

  Pine Tree Apple Orchard
This picturesque orchard offers a variety of apples (Aug-Feb), homemade apple bakery/dessert products, caramel apples, fresh cider, apple gifts, gift baskets, jams & jellies. There is a corn maze, pumpkin patch, quilting exhibition, wagon rides and p...

  Quaking Bog
A unique habitat located in Theodore Wirth Park, the Quaking Bog is worth a visit. Nearly 200 mature tamaracks shade the understory sphagnum moss of the hidden five-acre acid bog. This is a great site for dragonfly/damselfly observation. While you're...

  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...

  Remembering the Civil War
Celebrate "Remembering the Civil War in the Capitol" month in July. On these guided tours, discover why the Capitol is decorated with Civil War artifacts, paintings and memorials, and learn about the role of Minnesota in the war. See the Union attire...

  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...

  Rose Garden
This is the second oldest public rose garden in the United States (constructed in 1907-8) and was designed by our second Park Superintendent Theodore Wirth. An official AARS (All America Rose Selections) test rose garden was added in 1946. The Heffe...

  Rourke Art Gallery and Museum
Housed in the 1880 historic Martinson home, the Rourke Art Gallery features regional artists. The museum, once the Moorhead post office, houses permanent collections of Contemporary American, pre-Columbian, Hispanic, African and Native American art. ...

  Saint Croix Vineyards
This local vineyard features award-wining wines, ranging from barrel-aged reds to semi-sweet whites. Be sure to try their famous Raspberry Infusion desert wine. The rustic tasting room is in a restored century-old barn, and is located next to Aamodt'...

  Salvation Army Summer Day Camp
This day camp for kids 6-12 is non-stop action, with activities ranging from sports and field trips to computer labs and movies. It's a great way to gain experience, make friends, and burn off energy! For more info or an application, call Catherine B...

  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...

  Scott County Historical Museum
Take a tour of the Scott county Historical Museum with Magnifying Abilities. In addition to the museum, you'll tour the 1908 hisorical house and then make a patriotic windsock! Space is limited. Register by calling Magnifying Abilities at the number ...

  Scuba Center of Minneapolis
Scuba Center offers an array of scuba learning opportunities from beginners to advanced divers. Classes are ongoing, and the Center also has all the latest in scuba gear and publications. If you're curious about scuba diving, the Scuba Center is a ...

  Search Beyond Adventures
Search Beyond Adventures provides escorted vacations and tours for adults with disabilities. Get all the information you need from their website, including a complete list of their 150+ upcoming tours. These tours come in all shapes and sizes, inclu...

  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 ...

  Sibley Historic Site
The Sibley Historic site is Minnesota's oldest European-American settlement. Through costumed interpreters, you'll learn about the life of Henry Sibley, our state's first governor. Explore two 1830'3 limestone houses, a fur comapany cold store and th...

  Sod House on the Prairie
Could there be anything more fun than an overnight stay in a sod house? To reach the authentic, 1880 sod house replica, you'll follow a trail through 8 foot prairie grass. The house has walls that are 2 feet thick and a grass roof. Inside, you'll fin...

  Split Rock Lighthouse
Shipwrecks from a mighty 1905 November gale prompted the construction of a lighthouse on this spectacular rocky Lake Superior bluff - near what some regard as the most dangerous area of water in the world. Tour the lighthouse, restored to its 1920s ...

  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...

  Sprout
Sprout is a non-profit travel organization that specializes in serving individuals with developmental disabilities. They are based in New York City and offer a wide variety of programs and services. Visit their web site for more information or call...

  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. Paul Art Crawl
The Art Crawl is a self-guided tour of over 170 artists' studios in the downtown neighborhood. Local restaurants, coffeehouses and galleries will also be open for visitors. Families and art lovers alike are invited to view a wide variety of art media...

  Stora Enso - Duluth Paper Mill
Ever wonder where paper comes from and how it's made? Tour this high-tech, world class paper mill for all the answers. You must be at least 10 years old to take the tour, and reservations are required. Ask for specific directions and be sure to ask a...

  Summit Avenue Walking Tours
Summit Avenue was the home of many of the city's business and civic leaders during St. Paul's Gilded Age. Learn about mansions that line the elite avenue and the architecture, development and social history of the neighborhood on 90-minute walking to...

  Superior Whitewater Raft Tours
Have you always wanted to experience Whitewater rafting? Call Superior Whitewater raft tours! They'll supply everything - your equipment, shuttle service and guides - for a wet and wild two to three hour ride on the St. Louis River. No experience ...

  Tamarack Nature Center
Tamarack is a 320-acre park preserve located within Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park. Wood chipped paths, paved trails and boardwalks provide year-round access. In this diverse community you will find red fox, deer, woodcock, and other wildlife, ...

  Taylor's Falls Scenic Boat Tours
Tour the historic St. Croix Rover Valley on an authentic stern-wheeled riverboat. You'll see a variety of beautiful and famous sites, such as the world's largest glacial kettles or "pot holes", Devil's Chair, Lion's Head, Turk's Head, and the highli...

  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 Alexander Ramsey House
Costumed guides lead tours through this beautiful 1870s mansion. Guides dress as servants and may even surprise you with some fresh cookies during your tour. Enjoy a glimpse into family and servant life in the 1870s. One of the nation's best preserve...

  The Bakken Museum is a scientific work of art!
There is much to be learned at the Bakken Museum and library, which focuses on electricity and magnetism in life. Exhibits include "The Spark of Life" (learn interactively how electricity works and how people came to harness it), "The Electrarium" (...

  The Ball of Twine Museum
In Darwin, MN a fellow named Francis A. Johnson had a ball of twine that just kept getting bigger, until it found itself in the Guinness Book of World Records. Mr. Johnson began the ball in 1950 and it grew in his yard for 39 years. When Francis die...

  The Boundary Waters Escape
This is the most popular trip the "No Boundaries" respite program offers - and for good reason! You'll spend a week in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) at the beautiful Mink Lake Wilderness Camp. You'll have plenty of time to canoe, hike, swim...

  The Capital City Trolley
Take a leisurely hour-long narrated tour of historic Saint Paul in a historic trolley. Trolley guides will take you back to the days of the empire builders, lawmakers, and gangsters who all played a part in our Capital city's history. Tours start on...

  The Gallery of Wood Art
Located on the 2nd floor of the Landmark Center, this unique gallery features five to six shows each year, as well as interesting vintage lathes, a gift shop, and a resource library. If you're interested in wood art from all over the world, check it ...

  The Guided Tour, Inc.
The Guided Tour was the first professionally supervised travel and vacation program in the United States for people with developmental and physical disabilities. Now in operation for over thirty years, they continue to excel in this field. Trav...

  The Science Museum of Minnesota ~Life Pages Supporter~
The Science Museum is a fun, hands-on museum experience. See their website for exhibit details and for more information about the Omnitheater or 3-D laser theater. Visit their web site often because exhibits and movies change frequently!

  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...

  Tom's Logging Camp
At Tom's Logging Camp, you'll learn how the Minnesota loggers lived and worked before the chainsaw. Try your hand at blacksmithing, or feed the tame deer, pygmy goats, bunnies and rainbow trout. Don't forget your camera! Step inside the gravity hou...

  Trips, Inc.
Trips, Inc. provides travel services for individuals with disabilities. See their web site for more details. They have trip schedules and registration forms on-line.

  Twin City Model Railroad Museum Inc.
This unique establishment features an elaborate spread of model trains and scenery designed to invoke the romanticism, beauty, and history of the American train. The trains and scenery are a working portrait of the 30's, 40's, and 50's, when trains ...

  Twin City Trolley
All aboard! Through Twin City Trolley, you can tour Minnesota's cosmopolitan city in vintage streetcars that will take you back to when trolleys roamed thousands of miles of track linking America’s city streets. Tours last 60-minutes, and are su...

  Underwater Adventures Aquarium ~Life Pages Supporter~
Underwater Adventures has been voted "Best Shark Encounter" by Discovery Channel's travelchannel.com! Mingle with the creatures of the sea as you walk though 1.2 million gallons of water while staying completely dry. Sharks, stingrays, octopii, sea...

  Union Depot
Built in 1917, this used to be a bustling train station before it was recently converted into a vintage shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. Characteristic of the massive buildings which were built early in the Twentieth Century, the Saint P...

  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...

  Ventures Travel
Ventures Travel is a program designed for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Throughout the year, Ventures offers more than 90 vacation packages for people 16 years and older. You can travel by plane, train, or van and to destination...

  Vista Fleet Harbor Cruises
For a close-up view of the Duluth harbor and a huge lake freighter, take a Vista Fleet Harbor Cruise. They offer an interesting narrated tour of the harbor with lots of information about the ships at port. This tour lasts just over an hour and durin...

  W. W. Mayo House
The stories of the internationally known Mayo Clinic and Green Giant Company emerge from the same modest home in Le Sueur. W. W. Mayo practiced medicine as a country doctor before founding the renowned clinic in Rochester with his sons. Later, the ...

  Walnut Grove
In 1874, the now famous 7-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family traveled from Wisconsin's Big Woods to Walnut Grove, Minnesota. They settling on the banks of Plum Creek and this community still preserves Laura's past and celebrates with an an...

  Welch Mill Canoeing and Tubing
Welch is literally a scene right out of a movie. A big Hollywood production company filmed the motion picture, "Here on Earth" in this village using many of the locals as walk ons. Look around have an ice-cream cone, then experience what's always mad...

  West Teen Explorers
This social club for youth with disabilities (ages 13-21) is a great way to expand leisure options and make new friends. Activities include swimming, bowling, going for pizza, and more. For more information on joining, call Reach for Resources at the...

  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...

  Wild Bird Day ~ Minnesota Zoo
Come support migratory bird conservation at the Zoo - Introduce yourself to the wonders of birds and help ensure a future for all of our feathered friends. Visit with staff, learn more about backyard birding and Minnesota migratory birds, and enjoy s...

  Wild Mountain Water Park ~Life Pages Supporter~
You'll be coming down the mountain when you come...to Wild Mountain, which features six waterslides, ranging from downright scary to totally relaxing. For those who want to stay dry, there are 1700 ft. alpine slides and formula one go-karts! Kids a...

  Wilderness Inquiry Outdoor Adventures
Wilderness Inquiry (WI) is a non-profit organization that helps people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world. We believe there is nothing like being there to fully appreciate the environment and the people we share it with...

  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...

  World's Oldest Rock
In the parking lot of the Yellow Medicine County Historical Museum, just south of downtown Granite Falls, is the world's oldest rock. It is said to be 3.6 billion years old - and you can sit right on it! The planet itself is 4.5 billion years old. It...

  You can still ride the street trolley in Minneapolis!
The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line is the last remnant of the trolley system that used to take people all over the city of Minneapolis. Three Streecars, now beautifully restored, still run between Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet in a vintage fifteen minu...

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