Minnesota Summer Family Bucket List

Ellie Grazzini
Apr 22nd, 2021
1 minute read

With exciting outdoor adventures and amazing museums, Minnesota is full of ways to celebrate summer together as a family. This summer, we encourage you to take the time previously devoted to school, sports, and other activities and spend it together as a family. Here are some of our favorite activities to add to your Minnesota summer bucket list!

The Como Zoo

The Como Zoo

The Como Zoo in St. Paul features both indoor and outdoor exhibits including giraffes, polar bears, large cats, an ape house, and sea lions. Next to the zoo is Marjorie McNeely Conservatory that has seasonal and tropical flowers and plants. The Como Zoo is completely free, but donations are accepted.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Minneapolis Institute of Art consists of over 90,000 works of art covering over 5,000 years and six continents. Located just south of Minneapolis, MIA is a must-visit for the family! Admission is free, but advanced reservations are required to tour.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Superior Hiking Trail

Superior Hiking Trail

The scenic 310 mile Superior Hiking Trail is perfect for a daytime adventure or a week-long backpacking trip. The trail is easy to navigate and goes all the way from Jay Cooke State Park at Lake Superior’s southern tip to the Canadian border. It’s the perfect summer adventure!

Lake Superior

The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center offers a fantastic voyage into the history of the Great Lakes. Stop by and be amazed by the vessels operating on the Great Lakes and the history behind it all! The museum is free and includes interactive displays and exhibits.

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
Up Next

Five Common Questions About Water Baptism

Five Common Questions About Water Baptism

Here are five common questions about water baptism. What is Water Baptism? Water Baptism is the outward expression of an inward commitment to Christ. It’s a public declaration that Jesus has changed your life! In the Gospel accounts, we see people being baptized in water. Many people were baptized as disciples of John the Baptist […]

When Bad Things Happen

When Bad Things Happen

Why do bad things happen? Are we really good people? Why do unfair things happen? These questions encircle and point towards a fundamental inquiry that has perplexed philosophers and theologians from every culture and age of human history, known as the “problem of evil.” Essentially, the problem of evil asks, “If God exists and is […]

The Posture of Prayer

The Posture of Prayer

In its most fundamental definition, prayer is simply communicating with God. At the same time, prayer is multifaceted: it involves speaking, listening, dialoguing, questioning, petitioning, thanking, responding, repeating, and even silence…Even with all these dimensions, it can be all too easy to slip into a rhythm of coming to God in a single-minded perspective, placing […]

Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace

Christmas is only 10 days away! As we prepare our hearts to celebrate the coming of our Savior, let’s take time to meditate on the peaceful nature of God. “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us, The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful […]

So That All May Hear

So That All May Hear

It probably comes as no surprise that ancient societies had a different set of values than what we have grown accustomed to here in 21st century America. That’s an important thing to consider when we read the Bible. The Bible was written at a much different time in our world. That in no way means […]