Places To Go : Wish You Were Here : University of Minnesota

Places to Go + Things to Do

Places to Go, Things to Do

The Twin Cities are alive with activities for every family and family member. There are museums, music programs, sports programs (for children and adults), and the largest children’s theater in North America. We have waterparks, zoos, and rollercoasters—and don’t forget the annual State Fair, Aquatennial, Winter Carnival, and a delightful, holiday season Holidazzle parade. Every major professional sport has a team in the Twin Cities, and Minnesota has more golf courses per capita than any other state—over 585 courses— and is the only state to have hosted all thirteen USGA Championships.


American Swedish Institute

The Bakken Museum

Bell Museum of Natural History

Mill City Museum

Minnesota Children’s Museum

Minnesota History Center Museum

Minnesota Transportation Museum

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

Schubert Club Museum of Musical Instruments

The Science Museum of Minnesota

Children's Theaters

The Children’s Theatre Company

Stages Theatre Company

SteppingStone Children’s Theatre

Youth Performance Company

Recreation and Amusement

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Minneapolis Riverfront

Minnesota Miniature Golf

Minnesota Zoo

Underwater Adventures Aquarium



Spectator Sports

Horse Racing at Canterbury Park

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Lynx

Minnesota Swarm

St. Paul Saints

University of Minnesota Gophers

Recreational Sports

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Adult Sports

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Youth Sports

Minnesota Sports Federation

Minnesota Youth Athletic Services

Music and Dance Education

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies

MacPhail Center for Music

Minnesota Dance Theatre and the Dance Institute

Minnesota Youth Symphonies

Zenon Dance Company and School


Hennepin County Library

St. Paul Public Library

Did You Know?

More than 40 Farmer's Markets are available in the Twin Cities area.

We have 12 food co-ops in the Twin Cities.

The Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis features more than 50 vendors offering produce, prepared foods, grocery items, and gifts from around the world.