ST. CROIX FALLS & TAYLORS FALLS
715-483-3580 | thestcroixvalley.com
Close to the metro, St. Croix Falls & Taylors Falls offer “best kept
secrets” around every bend. Experience extraordinary landscapes
while enjoying the river, hills and trails, wine tastings, the
performing arts and wonderful choices for shopping, dining and
lodging. Every weekend can be a great escape!
STILLWATER/OAK PARK HEIGHTS
CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU
651-351-1717 | DiscoverStillwater.com
Located east of the Twin Cities on the Minnesota/ Wisconsin
boarder of the St. Croix River, Stillwater is considered the
Birthplace of Minnesota. Visit year-round for panoramic views
and an abundance of things to do. Stay overnight to experience
a thriving foodie scene, boutiques, wineries, breweries, art, river
cruises, trolley tours and festivals.
GARDENS & NATURE
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, 55318
952-443-1400 | arboretum.umn.edu
Named “one of the top 10 places to smell the flowers” by USA
Today. A unique connection to nature and the outdoors, with
gardens and miles of trails for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing.
More to explore indoors, including nature-inspired exhibits,
programs and events. Visitor Center with restaurant, gift store
and more. Open year-round. $12 admission for ages 13 and older,
ALEXANDER RAMSEY HOUSE
265 S. Exchange Street, Saint Paul, 55102
651-296-8760 | mnhs.org/ramseyhouse
Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a
Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family
items and furnishings. Through special events and programming
visitors can immerse themselves in life from the 1870s. The
home was built by Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota’s first
territorial governor. Open year round for seasonal events and
programming; call or check online for hours. The Alexander
Ramsey House is a Minnesota Historical Society site.
HISTORIC FORT SNELLING
Junctions of Highways 5 & 55, 200 Tower Avenue,
Saint Paul, 55111
612-726-1171 | historicfortsnelling.org
Experience life at a U. S. military outpost located in the heart
of the Twin Cities metro area on the bluffs of the Minnesota
and Mississippi rivers. Tour the barracks, sutler’s store and the
commandant’s house. Learn about the fort’s role in foreign
wars, slavery and the plight of the Dakota people. Call or check
online for hours. Historic Fort Snelling is a Minnesota Historical
JAMES J. HILL HOUSE
240 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, 55102
651-297-2555 | mnhs.org/hillhouse
Once the largest and most expensive residence in Minnesota, this
magnificent Gilded Age mansion was home to the man who built
the Great Northern Railway. Tour the massive 36,000-square-
foot stone mansion and discover the fine craftsmanship and
“modern innovations.” Learn about the public and private lives
of the Hill family and their servants. Explore the Summit Avenue
neighborhood and enjoy seasonal tours, concerts, lectures, art
exhibitions and dramatic programming year-round. Call or check
online for hours. The James J. Hill House is a Minnesota Historical
75 W. Fifth Street, Saint Paul, 55102
651-292-3225 | landmarkcenter.org
Situated on beautiful Rice Park, Landmark Center is a vibrant
cultural center with a full calendar of festivals, exhibitions and
tours. An official Saint Paul Visitor Information Center, Landmark
Center is home to five free museums and galleries, a gift shop
and Anita’s Café.
LEDUC HISTORIC ESTATE
1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, 55033
651-437-7055 | dakotahistory.org
The estate is open for tours May–October and for special events
throughout the year. Gothic Revival Estate on 4. 5 acres, including
the house, carriage barn and octagon icehouse, built during the
Civil War by William and Mary LeDuc.
MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Saint Paul, 55155
651-296-2881 | mnhs.org/statecapitol
Designed by influential American architect Cass Gilbert,
the Minnesota State Capitol is considered an architectural
masterpiece. While currently undergoing a three-year renovation
and repair project, the Capitol remains open with limited tours.
Please check website for availability. The Minnesota State Capitol
is a Minnesota Historical Society site.
NORTH WEST COMPANY FUR POST
12551 Voyageur Lane, Pine City, 55063
320-629-6356 | mnhs.org/nwcfurpost
Experience the excitement and challenges of the early Minnesota
fur trade at this reconstructed 1804-era trading post, Ojibwe
camp and museum located along the Snake River. Call or
check online for hours. The North West Company Fur Post is a
Minnesota Historical Society site.
OLIVER H. KELLEY FARM
15788 Kelley Farm Road, Elk River, 55330
763-441-6896 | mnhs.org/kelleyfarm
Step back in time on this working 1860s pioneer farm. Take
a hands-on look at farming as it was done 150 years ago.
Costumed guides lead you through the daily farm chores where
visitors can help bring in the harvest and visit the animals and
farmhands in the barn. Explore more than two miles of nature
trails through the woods and along the Mississippi River. Call or
check online for hours. The Oliver H. Kelley Farm is a Minnesota
Historical Society site.
SIGH TS & ATTRACTIONS
BIG THRILL FACTORY
17585 Highway 7, Minnetonka, 55345
952-698-7700 | bigthrillfactory.com
Featuring bowling, laser tag, ropes course, mini golf,
trampolines, arcade games and more.
1301 Mid way Parkway, Saint Paul, 55103
651-487-2121 | comotown.com
Como Town, located at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, is a
family-fun amusement park for children ages 2 to 12. Enjoy more
than 18 rides and attractions.
COMO ZOO & MARJORIE MCNEELY
1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, 55103
651-487-8200 | comozooconservatory.org
Como Zoo and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory are open 365
days a year. The zoo’s exhibits of exotic animals include gorillas,
giraffes, sea lions, tigers and orangutans. The conservatory
gardens include seasonal flower shows, tropical gardens, orchids
and ferns. There is no admission, but a voluntary donation of
$2 for adults and $1 for children is requested.
1901 Glendale Road, Hastings, 55033
855-DIG-4-FUN | extremesandbox.com
We are the only heavy equipment adventure in the Midwest.
Experience the thrill of operating heavy equipment in a safe
and controlled environment. Let our expert instructors guide
you through our structured activities and obstacles. Extreme
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