Family Fun in Burnsville, Minnesota

Find the perfect family getaway in Burnsville, Minnesota. There is plenty for kids (and parents) to enjoy. Easily find fun and exciting ways to tire out the kids before heading back to the hotel room. Here’s your guide to family fun in Burnsville, Minnesota!

Minnesota Zoo

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One of the top family attractions in the area is the Minnesota Zoo - home to over 4,200 animals from five continents! Your kids can marvel at everything from turacos to tigers, otters to oxen, and sloths to seahorses. Be sure to check in with the Guest Services Desk to find out which animals are available for Close Encounters - giving your children an up-close experience with wildlife. Enjoy the great outdoors on the expansive campus, or step inside to the IMAX Theater. Your children are sure to have the perfect day at this non-stop fun location!

Valley Fair Amusement Park

Just about every kid loves the thrill of an amusement park! Taller kids can enjoy daring thrill rides, ripcords, and rip tides. There is no rush to hit a growth spurt because there are also kid rides like Charlie Brown’s Wind Up, the Cosmic Coaster, and Lucy’s Tugboat! You can also enjoy family rides like bumper cars, carousels, and the scrambler. In the warmer weather, you can have a blast at Soak City. Cool off with the wave pool, four watersides, a tube slide, and more!

Buck Hill

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Just because the weather is getting warmer, does not mean you should pack up your skis! Buck Hill has one of the best snowmaking systems in the Midwest, making it possible to offer skiing and snowboarding 365 days a year! There is also a synthetic mat that perfectly simulates real snow, which means you can ski, snowboard, or tube all year long!

Mall of America®

Have your wallets ready, because there is non-stop fun for kids at Mall of America®! Located just 15 minutes outside of Burnsville, you are sure to find something that delights your kids in this giant facility. America’s largest indoor theme park, Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park has rides for all ages, and gives your kids the chance to meet their favorite Nickelodeon characters! They can also explore the Seal Life Minnesota Aquarium, roam around the mirror maze, or play at Moose Mountain Adventure Golf. Ideal shopping experiences could include the LEGO Store, American Girl store, and the Build a Bear Workshop!

Indoor Fun

If you want to get your kids out of the sun, snow, or rain - there is plenty of ways to have fun indoors in Burnsville. Teach your kids how to skate at Skateville! Travel back in time together to another era of disco balls, funky carpet, and a hardwood rink. At Grand Slam, let your children take a swing in the batting cages. You can also chase each other around for a game of laser tag, bounce all of the energy out on the x-treme trampolines, compete at mini golf or arcade games, have fun on krazy kars, and more! Last but not least, enjoy a show or visit the free art gallery at the Ames Center - a local hub for arts and culture.

As you can see, there is plenty for your children (and you) to enjoy in Burnsville, Minnesota! Be sure to snap pictures, and share them with us by using #MyBurnsville on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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