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Mall of America: SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium Admission

1. Mall of America: SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium Admission

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: Crayola Experience Flexible Date Ticket

2. 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.

Mall of America: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

3. 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.

Minneapolis: 3-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

4. Minneapolis: 3-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Minneapolis into a giant game board? This interactive scavenger hunt combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Minneapolis. Guided from any smartphone, groups will make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning the local history. The adventure will begin from Vikings Arc at the US Bank Stadium and will take you on a fun journey to some of the most iconic Minneapolis sights. Make your way down to the riverfront to see the old mill works, visit culturally significant locations and take in the sights of the St. Anthony Falls, all while working challenges and unraveling clues to your next location. You will discover unique treasures, historic hotels and see the best Minneapolis has to offer. The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking. Using a smartphone as “the guide” will allow you to start when you want and determine your own pace of play. Stop midway to listen to enjoy the scenery or grab something to eat. Offered at a fixed price for a group versus per person pricing, this city tour/ game offers great value to those on a budget. Points of Interest: - US Bank Stadium - Mill City Museum - Guthrie Theater - Gold Medal Park - Saint Anthony Falls - River Park - Stone Arch Bridge - City Hall

Minneapolis: History and 4-Bar Crawl Guided Walking Tour

5. 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.

St Paul Minnesota: Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

6. St Paul Minnesota: Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn St. Paul into a giant game board? Take part in an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a two and a half-hour sightseeing tour of St. Paul, Minnesota. Guided from your smart phone, you and your group can make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your St. Paul amazing scavenger hunt adventure will begin at the foot of the Minnesota capitol building and will take you on a journey through the city's history and war memorials to learn about its famous people and civic movements. Your Quest will explore the Capitol grounds as well as taking you to the city's famous Cathedral. You'll be solving challenges and having fun as you experience the capitol grounds and the Cathedral in a whole new way. The tour requires approximately 1-mile of walking. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop for a bite to eat or wander through the War Memorials. Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great value to those on a budget.

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What people are saying about Minnesota

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 93 reviews

I wish there were more activities for smaller kids. A lot of the rides were for older more daring kids (and adults :) ), but it was a great experience. The unlimited pass for 3 of us wasn’t worth it because we only went on two rides.

John was amazing. We had a blast walking through Minneapolis and catching drinks at some really fun bars. I would absolutely recommend this tour and tour company again.

I loved every second of the aquarium! It was so beautiful and now close you can get is incredible. I would do it again and again!

My family really enjoyed Sea life!!!! It was exciting to see the sea creatures they had there.

We had a blast!!! Multiple thrill rides and nothing felt like the same ride.