Activities & Events in Minnesota

Activities & Events in Minnesota
Minnesota has activities and events to suit every member of the family. You can canoe at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, shop at the largest enclosed mall in America or take the kids to the Minnesota Zoo. Take a trip to the Twin Cities and catch a show at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minneapolis or ride the Ferris wheel at the Minnesota State Fair in Saint Paul.

Mall of America

As the largest enclosed retail compound in the United States, Mall of America boasts over 520 specialty stores and approximately 60 restaurants. Major department stores like Macy's, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's can all be found at the mall. Popular restaurants include the Rainforest Café and Tucci Benucch. It also boasts the Nickelodeon Universe theme park with seven acres of rides and the Underwater Adventures aquarium. Mall of America holds events like the Mall of America music series and Toddler Tuesdays, a morning dedicated to stories and crafts. Mall of America is located just outside of Minneapolis in Bloomington off of I-494.

Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Boundary Waters Canoe Area offers 1,500 miles of water routes for kayaks and canoes. There are over 1,000 lakes and streams--and over 2,200 campsites. In the Superior National Forest you'll find many fishing spots and miles of trails for hiking and biking. Ski trails open during the winter at the first sign of snow. Wildlife in the area includes eagles, wolves and loons. Visitors also enjoy the opportunity for berry picking during the summer. Blueberry picking locations can be found throughout the forest. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area requires permits for both overnight and day visits. It is open year round and is located in Duluth, Minnesota.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area
8901 Grand Ave Place
Duluth, MN 55808

Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair offers 12 days of entertainment, competitions and rides. It is the largest fair in Minnesota and offers free live music. It also hosts a horse shows at the Coliseum and additional live music at the Grandstand. The Minnesota State Fair has an adventure park with roller coasters, water rides and go carts. A talent contest is held annually at the fair along with a 5k Milk Run.

Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Ave N.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Article Written By Kiley Mitchell

Residing in Nashville, Tenn., Kiley Mitchell has been writing topical articles and SEO copy since 2002. He has done work for the Wyndham hotel chains and has written about topics including travel, music, online marketing, business, health and literature. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in Bloomington.

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