Your US Bucket List: Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Minnesota!

Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Minnesota!

Whether you’re looking for an Educational Field Trip or a Fun Day Out with the Kids…

Or if you are planning a Family Vacation for Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter Break…

Or maybe you’re a Full-Time Family touring the US in your van or RV….

Perhaps you are an International Traveler planning your next major excursion into the United States…

Whatever your reason for exploring the world with YOUR Family…

SPGFAN has THE BEST LISTS of Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Each of the 50 United States!

Load YOUR Itineraries with THE COOLEST Kid-Centered Adventures and Create Fabulous Memories to Last Their Entire Lives!

Learn, Play, Experience, Relax, and Enjoy Yourselves with These Great National Parks, State Parks, Theme Parks, Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Nature Centers, Factory Tours, Historic Sites, Notable Homes, Cultural Attractions, Art Events, Live Performances, Sporting Events, Beaches, Mountains, Cities, Towns, Farms, and MORE!

Dig even deeper to find awesome suggestions for Fun Eats, Sweet Treats, and Delicious Drinks along your route! Explore Educational Resources, Souvenir Ideas, and Money-Saving Hacks! Be sure to check out some of our family’s adventures in our Mini-Blogs! You just never know when inspiration might hit!

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Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Minnesota!


Prairie VillageAda
Adams Area History CenterAdams
Afton Historical MuseumAfton
Aitkin County Historical Society Depot MuseumAitkin
Aitkin County Historical Society Log MuseumAitkin
Akeley Paul Bunyan Historical MuseumAkeley
Freeborn County Historical MuseumAlbert Lea
Knute Nelson HouseAlexandria
Legacy of the Lakes MuseumAlexandria
Runestone MuseumAlexandria
Amador Heritage CenterAlmelund
Minnesota Pioneer ParkAnnandale
Anoka County History CenterAnoka
Pine County History MuseumAskov
Atwater Area Historical Society and MuseumAtwater
Mower County Historical SocietyAustin
Spam MuseumAustin
Hormel Historic HomeAustin
Prospect House & Civil War MuseumBattle Lake
Saum SchoolsBattle Township
Lake of the Woods County MuseumBaudette
Baudette Depot MuseumBaudette
Fishing Hall of Fame of MinnesotaBaxter
Sherburne History CenterBecker
Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom HouseBelle Plaine
Beltrami County History CenterBemidji
Headwaters Science CenterBemidji
Swift County History MuseumBenson
Bertha MuseumBertha
Blackduck History and Art CenterBlackduck
Northwest Airlines History CenterBloomington
Minnesota Masonic Heritage CenterBloomington
Gideon H. Pond HouseBloomington
Old Town Hall History MuseumBloomington
Bloomington Center for the ArtsBloomington
The WorksBloomington
Church of the Good Shepherd MuseumBlue Earth
Etta C. Ross Memorial Library MuseumBlue Earth
Wakefield House MuseumBlue Earth
Green Giant MuseumBlue Earth
Crow Wing County Historical Society MuseumBrainerd
Wilkin County MuseumBreckenridge
Soudan Underground Mine State ParkBreitung Township
Toimi Community SchoolBrimson
Eidem HomesteadBrooklyn Park
Wright County Heritage CenterBuffalo
Houston County Historical Society MuseumCaledonia
Schech MillCaledonia
Isanti County Historical Society Heritage CenterCambridge
West Riverside MuseumCambridge
Lund–Hoel HouseCanby
Cannon Falls Historical MuseumCannon Falls
Mitson House MuseumCanton
Cass Lake Museum and Lyle’s Logging CampCass Lake
Paisley ParkChanhassen
Chanhassen Historic Village HallChanhassen
Chaska History CenterChaska
St. Francis Xavier ChurchChippewa City
Minnesota Discovery CenterChisholm
Minnesota Museum of MiningChisholm
Clarissa Community MuseumClarissa
Sand Hill SettlementClimax
Clinton DepotClinton
Fond du Lac Reservation Cultural Center and MuseumCloquet
Carlton County History and Heritage CenterCloquet
Cokato Temperance Hall MuseumCokato Township
Cokato Museum & Gust Akerlund StudioCokato
Cold Spring Area Historical Society MuseumCold Spring
Jeffers PetroglyphsComfrey
Burschville SchoolCorcoran
Northwest Minnesota Sugarbeet MuseumCrookston
Polk County MuseumCrookston
Soo Line Depot MuseumCrosby
Croft Mine Historical ParkCrosby
Crosslake Historic Log VillageCrosslake
End O’ Line Railroad Park & MuseumCurrie
Darwin Twine Ball MuseumDarwin
Dassel History Center & Ergot MuseumDassel
Nibi Washkesh Deer Creek MuseumDeer Creek
Becker County MuseumDetroit Lakes
Duluth Children’s MuseumDuluth
Great Lakes AquariumDuluth
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor CenterDuluth
Lake Superior Railroad MuseumDuluth
Duluth Art InstituteDuluth
Duluth DepotDuluth
St. Louis County Historical Society MuseumDuluth
William A. IrvinDuluth
Fitger’s Brewery MuseumDuluth
Karpeles Manuscript Library Duluth MuseumDuluth
Glensheen Historic EstateDuluth
Tweed Museum of ArtDuluth
Holz FarmEagan
1914 Historic Town Hall MuseumEagan
Eagle Bend Museum and LibraryEagle Bend
Heritage VillageEast Grand Forks
Edina History MuseumEdina
Cahill School and Minnehaha Grange HallEdina
Grant County Museum and Veterans’ Memorial HallElbow Lake
Oliver Kelley FarmElk River
North American Bear CenterEly
Dorothy Molter MuseumEly
Ely–Winton History MuseumEly
International Wolf CenterEly
Ely Art & Heritage CenterEly
Nelimark Homestead MuseumEmbarrass
Esko Historical Society MuseumEsko
Evansville Historical FoundationEvansville
United States Hockey Hall of FameEveleth
Excelsior–Lake Minnetonka Historical Society MuseumExcelsior
Museum of Lake MinnetonkaExcelsior
Fort RidgelyFairfax
Martin County Historical Society Pioneer MuseumFairmont
Minnesota Territorial Pioneers CabinFalcon Heights
Minnesota State Fair History & Heritage CenterFalcon Heights
Minnesota Veterinary Historical MuseumFalcon Heights
Minnesota Newspaper MuseumFalcon Heights
Goldstein Museum of DesignFalcon Heights
Bell Museum of Natural HistoryFalcon Heights
Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah LifeFalcon Heights
Alexander Faribault HouseFaribault
Rice County Museum of HistoryFaribault
Dakota City Heritage VillageFarmington
Otter Tail County Historical MuseumFergus Falls
Finland Minnesota Heritage SiteFinland
Forest City StockadeForest City
Plank Museum and Visitor CenterFort Snelling
Historic Fort SnellingFort Snelling
East Polk Heritage CenterFosston
Fillmore County History Center MuseumFountain
Fridley History CenterFridley
Pope County Museum & History CenterGlenwood
Fish House & Tug the NeegeeGrand Marais
Cook County Historical MuseumGrand Marais
Johnson Heritage Post Art GalleryGrand Marais
Bally Blacksmith ShopGrand Marais
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature CenterGrand Marais
Grand Portage National MonumentGrand Portage
Itasca Heritage CenterGrand Rapids
Judy Garland MuseumGrand Rapids
Children’s Discovery MuseumGrand Rapids
Forest History CenterGrand Rapids
Fagen Fighters WWII MuseumGranite Falls
Yellow Medicine County Historical Society and MuseumGranite Falls
Andrew John Volstead HouseGranite Falls
Minnesota Machinery MuseumHanley Falls
LeDuc Historic EstateHastings
Sibley County Historical Society MuseumHenderson
Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River CenterHenderson
Lincoln County Pioneer MuseumHendricks
Hermantown History CenterHermantown
Hewitt MuseumHewitt
Hibbing Historical MuseumHibbing
Greyhound Bus MuseumHibbing
Hinckley Fire MuseumHinckley
Bunnell HouseHomer
Hopkins Historical Society MuseumHopkins
International Owl CenterHouston
McLeod County Museum & GalleryHutchinson
Independence Town Hall MuseumIndependence
Voyageurs National ParkInternational Falls
Koochiching County and Bronko Nagurski MuseumInternational Falls
Fort BelmontJackson
North Beltrami Heritage CenterKelliher
Kensington Historical MuseumKensington
La Crescent History Center and Apple MuseumLa Crescent
Heritage Museum and Wind Power Learning CenterLake Benton
Kittson County History Center and MuseumLake Bronson
Jackson County Historical MuseumLakefield
Grimm Farm Historic SiteLaketown Township
Lanesboro Historical MuseumLanesboro
Dr. William W. Mayo HouseLe Sueur
Le Sueur County Historical Society MuseumLe Sueur
Karl Oskar HouseLindstrom
Gustaf Anderson House History MuseumLindstrom
Meeker County Historical Society Museum and G.A.R. HallLitchfield
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial MuseumLittle Falls
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic SiteLittle Falls
Linden Hill Historical Event CenterLittle Falls
Minnesota Fishing MuseumLittle Falls
Minnesota Military MuseumLittle Falls
West Hennepin History CenterLong Lake
Todd County Historical MuseumLong Prairie
Christie House MuseumLong Prairie
Rock County Historical MuseumLuverne
Herreid Military MuseumLuverne
Watonwan County Historical CenterMadelia
Lac qui Parle History CenterMadison
BC Ness Mahnomen County History MuseumMahnomen
Rapidan Depot MuseumMankato
Betsy-Tacy HousesMankato
Blue Earth County History Center and MuseumMankato
R. D. Hubbard HouseMankato
Children’s Museum of Southern MinnesotaMankato
Mantorville Restoration HouseMantorville
Dodge County Historical Society MuseumMantorville
Bruentrup Heritage FarmMaplewood
Hill-Annex Mine State ParkMarble
Stone House MuseumMarine on St. Croix
Wirtanen Pioneer FarmMarkham
Marshall Area Fine Arts CouncilMarshall
Lyon County MuseumMarshall
SMSU Art MuseumMarshall
SMSU Natural History MuseumMarshall
SMSU Museum of Indigenous AmericansMarshall
Maynard History MuseumMaynard
McIntosh Heritage & Arts CenterMcIntosh
Iron Range Historical Society Research MuseumMcKinley
Melrose Area MuseumMelrose
Menahga Area Historical Society MuseumMenahga
Sibley Historic SiteMendota
Arv Hus MuseumMilan
Millersburg Schoolhouse MuseumMillersburg
Two Rivers GalleryMinneapolis
Museum of Russian ArtMinneapolis
John H. Stevens HouseMinneapolis
Minnehaha DepotMinneapolis
Longfellow HouseMinneapolis
Hennepin Overland MuseumMinneapolis
The BakkenMinneapolis
Somali Museum of MinnesotaMinneapolis
Highpoint Center for PrintmakingMinneapolis
American Swedish InstituteMinneapolis
Minneapolis College of Art and Design GalleriesMinneapolis
Minneapolis Institute of ArtMinneapolis
Purcell-Cutts HouseMinneapolis
Hennepin History MuseumMinneapolis
Augsburg Art GalleriesMinneapolis
Walker Art CenterMinneapolis
Katherine E. Nash GalleryMinneapolis
Minneapolis Sculpture GardenMinneapolis
Weisman Art MuseumMinneapolis
Bell GalleryMinneapolis
Heritage GalleryMinneapolis
Mill City MuseumMinneapolis
Ard Godfrey HouseMinneapolis
Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and GalleryMinneapolis
Firefighters Hall & MuseumMinneapolis
Cycling Museum of MinnesotaMinneapolis
Minnesota Streetcar MuseumMinneapolis
Kremer House Library and MuseumMinnesota Lake
Charles H. Burwell HouseMinnetonka
Swensson Farm MuseumMontevideo
Historic Chippewa CityMontevideo
Milwaukee Road Heritage CenterMontevideo
Lac qui Parle MissionMontevideo
Big Honza’s Museum of Unnatural HistoryMontgomery
Probstfield FarmMoorhead
Comstock HouseMoorhead
Rourke Art MuseumMoorhead
Hjemkomst CenterMoorhead
Moose Lake Agate and Geological CenterMoose Lake
Moose Lake Depot and Fires of 1918 MuseumMoose Lake
Kanabec History CenterMora
Gilfillan EstateMorgan
Stevens County Historical MuseumMorri
Renville County Historical MuseumMorton
Westonka History MuseumMound
Mountain Lake Heritage VillageMountain Lake
New Brighton History CenterNew Brighton
Gopher State Railway MuseumNew Prague
August Schell Museum of BrewingNew Ulm
John Lind HouseNew Ulm
Minnesota Music Hall of FameNew Ulm
Brown County MuseumNew Ulm
Wanda Gág House Interpretive Center and MuseumNew Ulm
Finn Creek Open Air MuseumNew York Mills
New York Mills Regional Cultural CenterNew York Mills
Nisswa Pioneer VillageNisswa
North Oaks FarmNorth Oaks
North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl ScoutingNorth St. Paul
North St. Paul Historical Society MuseumNorth St. Paul
Northfield Historical Society MuseumNorthfield
Eder School HouseOakdale
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading PostOnamia
Big Stone County MuseumOrtonville
Osakis Area Heritage CenterOsakis
Steele County History CenterOwatonna
Village of YesteryearOwatonna
Minnesota State Public School Orphanage MuseumOwatonna
Owatonna Arts CenterOwatonna
Hubbard County Historical MuseumPark Rapids
Nemeth Art CenterPark Rapids
Paynesville Area Historical MuseumPaynesville
Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society MuseumPequot Lakes
History Museum of East Otter Tail CountyPerham
In Their Own WordsPerham
Peterson Station MuseumPeterson
Pickwick MillPickwick
Rural School MuseumPine City
Snake River Fur PostPine City
Pine Island Area History CenterPine Island
Pine River Depot MuseumPine River
Spirit of Peace Indian MuseumPipestone
Pipestone County MuseumPipestone
Pipestone National MonumentPipestone
Rural America Arts CenterPlainview
Plainview Area History CenterPlainview
J.R. Watkins HousePlainview
Tri River Pioneer MuseumPlummer
Plymouth History MuseumPlymouth
Preston Open Air History MuseumPreston
Historic ForestvillePreston
Mille Lacs County Historical Society Depot MuseumPrinceton
Proctor Area Historical Society MuseumProctor
Wabasha County Historical MuseumReads Landing
Red Wing Shoes MuseumRed Wing
Red Wing Marine MuseumRed Wing
Goodhue County History CenterRed Wing
Pottery Museum of Red WingRed Wing
Aliveo Military MuseumRed Wing
Redwood County MuseumRedwood Falls
Richfield History Center and Bartholomew HouseRichfield
Robbinsdale Historical MuseumRobbinsdale
History Center of Olmsted CountyRochester
Rochester Art CenterRochester
Heritage House Victorian MuseumRochester
Ames-Florida-Stork HouseRockford
Rollingstone Luxembourg Heritage MuseumRollingstone
Polaris Experience CenterRoseau
Roseau County Museum and Interpretive CenterRoseau
Roseau Pioneer Farm and VillageRoseau
Denler Art GalleryRoseville
Hmong MuseumSaint Paul
Minnesota Air National Guard MuseumSaint Paul
Julian H. Sleeper HouseSaint Paul
Alexander Ramsey HouseSaint Paul
American Museum of Asmat ArtSaint Paul
Science Museum of MinnesotaSaint Paul
James J. Hill HouseSaint Paul
Gallery of Wood ArtSaint Paul
Landmark CenterSaint Paul
Schubert Club Museum of Musical InstrumentsSaint Paul
Ramsey County Historical Society GallerySaint Paul
Minnesota Museum of American ArtSaint Paul
Minnesota Children’s MuseumSaint Paul
Minnesota History CenterSaint Paul
Khmer Legacy MuseumSaint Paul
Minnesota State CapitolSaint Paul
Gordon Parks GallerySaint Paul
Twin City Model Railroad MuseumSaint Paul
Minnesota Transportation MuseumSaint Paul
Sandstone History and Art CenterSandstone
Sauk Centre Area Historical Society MuseumSauk Centre
Sinclair Lewis Boyhood HomeSauk Centre
Benton County Historical Society and MuseumSauk Rapids
Hay Lake School and Erickson Log HomeScandia
Gammelgården MuseumScandia
Cross River Heritage CenterSchroeder
Terrace MillSedan
Hoċokata TiShakopee
Stans Historical MuseumShakopee
The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage ParkShakopee
Red River History MuseumShelly
Lower Sioux Agency Interpretive CenterSherman Township
Clearwater County History CenterShevlin
Murray County Historical MuseumSlayton
Dinehart-Holt HouseSlayton
Sleepy Eye Depot MuseumSleepy Eye
Commemorative Air Force Minnesota WingSouth St. Paul
Lawshe Memorial MuseumSouth St. Paul
Raptor Ridge MuseumSpicer
Giants of the Earth Heritage CenterSpring Grove
Washburn-Zittleman House MuseumSpring Valley
Spring Valley Methodist Church MuseumSpring Valley
Springfield MuseumSpringfield
Rural Heritage MuseumSt. Charles
Stearns History MuseumSt. Cloud
Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame MuseumSt. Cloud
St. James Historical Society & MuseumSt. James
St. Joseph Area Historical Society MuseumSt. Joseph
Haehn MuseumSt. Joseph
Pavek Museum of BroadcastingSt. Louis Park
Hmong Cultural Center MuseumSt. Paul
St. Peter State Hospital MuseumSt. Peter
Hillstrom Museum of ArtSt. Peter
Eugene Saint Julien Cox HouseSt. Peter
Treaty Site History CenterSt. Peter
Starbuck Depot and MuseumsStarbuck
Old Home Town MuseumStephen
Washington County Heritage CenterStillwater
Washington County CourthouseStillwater
Warden’s House MuseumStillwater
Folsom HouseTaylors Falls
Inga Geving MuseumThief River Falls
Peder Engelstad Pioneer VillageThief River Falls
North Shore Commercial Fishing MuseumTofte
Tower Train MuseumTower
Bois Forte Heritage MuseumTower
Wheels Across the Prairie MuseumTracy
Twin Valley Heritage & Art CenterTwin Valley
Two Harbors Light StationTwo Harbors
Edna G. TugboatTwo Harbors
Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Depot MuseumTwo Harbors
3M MuseumTwo Harbors
Split Rock LighthouseTwo Harbors
Ulen MuseumUlen
Phelps MillUnderwood
Borgstrom House MuseumUpsala
Vasa MuseumVasa
Verndale MuseumVerndale
B’nai Abraham Museum and Cultural CenterVirginia
Virginia Area Historical Society MuseumVirginia
National Eagle CenterWabasha
Carver County Historical Society MuseumWaconia
Andrew Peterson FarmsteadWaconia
Wadena County Historical Society MuseumWadena
Cass County MuseumWalker
Laura Ingalls Wilder MuseumWalnut Grove
Settler’s Square MuseumWarren
Warroad Heritage CenterWarroad
The ShedWarroad
Wm. S. Marvin Training and Visitor CenterWarroad
Waseca County Historical Society MuseumWaseca
Wasioja Civil War Recruiting StationWasioja
Wayzata DepotWayzata
Wells Depot MuseumWells
West Concord Historical SocietyWest Concord
Harkin StoreWest Newton
Westbrook Heritage House MuseumWestbrook
Traverse County Historical Society MuseumWheaton
Fillebrown HouseWhite Bear Lake
White Bear Lake Armory MuseumWhite Bear Lake
White Bear Lake Depot MuseumWhite Bear Lake
White Bear Town Hall MuseumWhite Bear Lake
Schwanke Car, Tractor and Truck MuseumWillmar
Kandiyohi County MuseumWillmar
Cottonwood County Historical MuseumWindom
Winnebago Area MuseumWinnebago
Watkins Museum & StoreWinona
Polish Cultural Institute and MuseumWinona
Winona County History MuseumWinona
Minnesota Marine Art MuseumWinona
Winthrop Community Historical Society MuseumWinthrop
Woodbury Heritage House and GardensWoodbury
Nobles County Pioneer VillageWorthington
Nobles County Heritage CenterWorthington
Ed’s MuseumWykoff
Zumbrota Area Historical Society MuseumZumbrota

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