Our most recommended things to do in Minnesota

St. Paul: Mansions of Mystery Twin Cities Ghost Walking Tour

1. St. Paul: Mansions of Mystery Twin Cities Ghost Walking Tour

Take a tour with a dark twist as you embark on a ghost-hunting adventure on Summit Avenue, one of America’s greatest streets. Follow your guide and learn about the famous residents of Saint Paul – including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis - and their misfortunes. Start your adventure at Forepaugh's towering red mansion, where former resident Joseph and his mistress are trapped for all eternity. Learn about what happened in the house and look out for the ghosts in their favorite haunting spots.  Carry on down the Avenue and hear the sinister stories behind their elaborate turrets and gables of the other Victorian mansions and investigate the mystery of Sinclair Lewis’ lost manuscript at the William Butler House. Conclude your adventure at the former home of F. Scott Fitzgerald and search the roof for an eery green light.

Mall of America: Nickelodeon Universe Unlimited Ride Pass

2. Mall of America: Nickelodeon Universe Unlimited Ride Pass

Enjoy a full day of fun at Nickelodeon Universe, the nation's first indoor Nickelodeon theme park, with an unlimited ride wristband. Experience 26 unique rides and attractions suitable for all heights and ages at this 7-acre indoor theme park located inside the Mall of America, MN. Besides all the unique rides, enjoy some retail therapy at the park's unique shops and grab a bite to eat at one of the many dining options. Plus, meet your favorite Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Paw Patrol, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Get your adrenaline pumping on Thrill rides such as Avatar Airbender, Brain Surge, Fairly Odd Coaster, Pepsi Orange Streak, Splat-O-Sphere, SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock. For juniors, enjoy Family and Junior rides such as PAW Patrol Adventure Bay, Back at the Barnyard Hayride, Backyardigans Swing-Along, Big Rigs, Blue’s Skidoo, Carousel, Crazy Cars, Diego’s Rescue Rider, El Circulo del Cielo, Ghost Blasters, Bubble Guppies Guppy Bubbler, La Aventura de Azul, Log Chute, Pineapple Poppers, Rugrats Reptarmobiles, Shredder’s Mutant Masher, Swiper’s Sweeper and Wonder Pet’s Flyboat. You can also experience unique seasonal events and activities throughout the year including Toddler Tuesdays®, Slime Break, Summer, Nickelodeon Booniverse, and Winter Break. Purchase your tickets today.

Mall of America: Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium Entry Ticket

3. Mall of America: Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium Entry Ticket

Explore the magical underwater world at SEA LIFE Minnesota. Travel through the world-famous 300-foot long ocean tunnel and come face to fin with thousands of creatures like never before.  Meet the largest sharks in Minnesota, the Sand Tiger shark. Growing up to 9 feet long, Sand Tiger sharks may look scary but actually are a docile species of shark. Also, meet their adorable endangered Guitarshark babies. SEA LIFE at Mall of America is the first SEA LIFE across the globe, and only the second aquarium in North America, to have had success in breeding these critically endangered creatures. Brave the Rainforest and get close to caiman crocodiles, poison dart frogs, piranha, and more. Have the chance to meet Seemore, a rescued Green Sea Turtle, and learn more about her life story. Seemore was found off of the coast of Florida after being hit by a boat propeller. As a result of her injury, a team of animal experts devised and created a 3D-printed shell to help her swim with greater ease. With help from engineers at the University of Minnesota, the plastic shell – or “backpack” - was built, fitted, and tested on her with great success. Go on an interactive and fun journey for all ages into the diversity of marine life while playing an active role in educational and conservation efforts and inspiring others to lend their support.

Mall of America: Rock of Ages Blacklight Mini Golf Ticket

4. Mall of America: Rock of Ages Blacklight Mini Golf Ticket

Get entry tickets to the Rock of Ages Blacklight Mini Golf at the Mall of America in Bloomington to access 18 indoor golf holes, sure to challenge and delight guests of all ages. Enjoy different themes and eras of music, from the 1950s all the way to the present day. Upon arrival at the venue, pick up your glow-in-the-dark ball and putter. Golf through and around the many features designed to remind you of the different eras of music like a jukebox, a classic car, a yellow submarine, a giant boom box, a giant studded glove, and a Prince-style guitar and drum set.

Mall of America: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

5. Mall of America: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

Find yourself within a series of elaborately-designed rooms. Work together with your group to find clues and solve puzzles to complete your given mission. Escaping will require teamwork, communication, wits, and a sense of adventure. With 5 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a spy sent to recover a stolen painting or a falsely-accused prisoner determined to break out of jail. Once you arrive, a dedicated game guide will take you to your adventure and help you as needed. Complete the mission within 60 minutes in order to escape. A dedicated game guide will accompany you from start to finish, helping you as needed along the way. The Escape Game is great for families, friends, couples, team building, and anyone looking to try something new and different. No matter your choice of game, keep your wits about you and focus: you’ve only got 60 minutes to escape. After you and your group have emerged victorious, you’ll be conveniently located in Mall of America, so you can easily celebrate with a bite to eat.

Mall of America: Crayola Experience Flexible Date Ticket

6. Mall of America: Crayola Experience Flexible Date Ticket

Entertain the whole family with colorful creative play at the Crayola Experience at the Mall of America, The Crayola Experience offers a variety of interactive crayon-based arts activities for both child and parent to enjoy together. There are 26 hands-on attractions included in this self-guided experience, with families typically spending 3-4 hours exploring all the activities. Color crew staff are on hand to offer assistance, to ensure you enjoy this wonderful, whimsical adventure with lots of unique experiences for all different ages. Go on a wonderful, whimsical adventure with unique experiences featuring colorful Crayola creativity. Kids can turn themselves into the star of a coloring page in the photo-booth attraction. Check out the Activity Studio, where you can make a colorful craft. Enjoy a live manufacturing theatre show and let the resident Crayonologist show you how Crayola crayons are made and what makes them a cut above the rest. Take silly selfies which you can project onto a big screen and animate. Don’t forget to transform your old crayon into something new in the Melt & Mold attraction. Here at the Crayola Experience, you will be able to do everything from making personalized crayons to painting with melted crayons. New in 2021 is Scribble Scrubbies and the new Crayola Create & Play App. Color, wash, and play with your free Scribble Scrubbie – a washable, fuzzy pet, perfect for hours of creativity. The try the Create and Play App for free, with a variety of unique kid-friendly games – your little ones will have a blast caring for creatures, playing arcade-style games, and unleashing their creativity.

St. Paul: Historical Walking Tour with Local Guide

7. St. Paul: Historical Walking Tour with Local Guide

Get acquainted with the city of St. Paul during a 3-hour adventure through the city streets. Learn the city's history with your local guide who will also introduce you to some of the city's most popular sites and landmarks. Start your tour atop one of the 7 hills of St. Paul. Head over to the Capitol before weaving back toward the high-rises of downtown. Follow your expert guide as you explore the rags and riches of this incredible city — from the wealth Summit Hill neighborhood, to the secret caves that stored illegal booze-making facilities. Learn that there’s a lot more to this city than meets the eye. Allow your guide to enchant you with stories of old St. Paul and gain insight into the history of this city. Enjoy a relaxing stop for coffee at a popular local establishment and finish with a beer.

Mall of America: Moose Mountain Adventure Golf Ticket

8. Mall of America: Moose Mountain Adventure Golf Ticket

Moose Mountain Adventure Golf is a fun adventure for the entire family, with 18-holes of indoor miniature golf. The custom crafted course features an original, whimsical design with an old-time north woods feel and is a magical experience for all who play. Enjoy discovering life size moose, horses and more as you navigate the course. Moose Mountain Adventure Golf also contains fun cartoon vehicles including a logging truck, steam train and bi-plane. This —it is also designed to be fully accessible so everyone can enjoy the adventure!

Lake Superior North Shore | Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

9. Lake Superior North Shore | Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Minnesota’s North Shore Scenic Drive is a gateway to pristine wilderness, spectacular Lake Superior beaches and endless waterfalls. With over a dozen state parks and waysides along historic Highway 61 in northern Minnesota, one of only 27 designated All-American Roads in the United States, there’s something for everyone to experience. Flexible Tour: Follow the suggested itineraries, or divide the commentary and create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing trips. Includes: Lake Superior North Shore, Hwy 61 (Duluth to/from Grand Portage) From the harbor of Duluth, one of the world’s farthest inland ports for oceangoing ships, to the ancient “Great Carrying Place” - an ancient transcontinental trading route near the Canadian border - the North Shore Scenic Drive is abundant with history, geology, and plenty of places to explore in any season. Hikers, cyclists and sightseers will love spending time outdoors on trails, at viewpoints and seeking waterfalls. When it’s time, head into one of the delightful and charming towns to shop and eat along a route that will transport you to the 1920s, when Highway 61 was still a dirt road winding up the shore. The tour is designed so it can be driven in either direction. If starting out and returning back to Duluth, drive north as far as you can go and time allows, hopefully including a night or two along the way. If time is tight, Grand Marais is a logical turnaround point. The tour goes the entire way to Grand Portage State Park at the Canadian Border. If you are going out and back, we will talk about all the sights and share the stories on the return trip so you don’t miss a thing. It’s also a complete tour experience to do the drive in just one direction, north from Duluth and cross the Canadian Border. Or, start in Grand Portage and tour southbound to Duluth.

Minneapolis: History and 4-Bar Crawl Guided Walking Tour

10. Minneapolis: History and 4-Bar Crawl Guided Walking Tour

Discover a curated list of 4 of Minneapolis’ best bars with a guide on this walking tour. The tour goes beyond just drinking and delves into the stories of the individual bars and will have you interacting with the bartenders and sampling new drinks. Upgrade to a premium tour for an experience that includes 4 drinks. Meet your guide and follow them to the Warehouse District. What was formerly a dive has become the bougie capital of Minneapolis, dotted with distilleries, breweries, and hidden pubs. Once you’re settled in with your drink, get ready for storytelling from your guide. Hear about what helped make the fascinating city of Minneapolis what it is today. As you make your way to the 4th bar, get comfortable and enjoy one last round. Give yourself extra time for mingling and revelry before heading back. One-third drinking, one-third history, and one-third banter make this a thirst-quenching, educational, and social experience that has a little something for everybody.

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Loved loved the experience… we didn’t get all the clues but throughly enjoyed learning about the city Great clues and points of interest. One tiny complaint, try to have an eatery in the area.we didn’t bring snacks (yes I know you told us to) wanted a proper lunch, but we paused and resumed where we started!!I will tell everyone of your company! Thanks

There was some initial confusion with my reservation, however the team were so flexible. Really enjoyed the tour I went on, tour guide really knowledgeable and happily shared a lot of information about the city. Definitely would recommend it as a way to see the city.

Excellent self guided tour. Although it said it was a 1 hour tour we took over 3 hours to complete as we found so much to see and find out about.

It was a great experience. Can't hardly wait for my son and grandson to get here so we can do this event again.

Everything was amazing! The staff was great! I will definitely be going back