U pick apple farms: Historic Sponsel’s Minnesota Harvest

Families visiting or living in the Twin Cities can get their autumn apple fix at Minnesota Harvest, one of the biggest u pick apple farms in the midwest. With more than 50 varieties of apples grown on the farm, families can certainly find their favorite, and enjoy a long growing season well into late autumn. If you want to make a day of it, add a horseback ride through Minnesota Harvest's … [Read more...]

The Minnesota Zoo

The following pit stop submitted by Jessie Voigts of WanderingEducators.com. Located off 35E and Highway 77 in Apple Valley (just south of Minneapolis), the Minnesota Zoo is a destination in and of itself. The Zoo has both indoor and outdoor exhibits, and also boasts an IMAX theater. There are plenty of educational programs--just call ahead, or look online. There are strollers and wheelchairs … [Read more...]

Hormel SPAM Museum

1101 N. Main St. Austin, MN If you've ever wondered what exactly is in that famous mystery meat, and you happen to find yourself driving along I-90 through Minnesota, you simply have to stop with your family at Hormel's SPAM Museum in Austin. Opened in 2002 and located directly across the street from Hormel's main meat plant, the 16,500 square foot museum is housed in its own custom … [Read more...]

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Travelers through Minneapolis-St Paul are lucky enough to have not one, but two airport play spaces available to them (although we all know the truly lucky depart on their planes without any airport waiting with small kids at all!). Both play spaces feature a great play area with a huge plane, slide, and climbing area in addition to an air traffic … [Read more...]