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Field Trips

Explore Minneapolis Northwest Field Trip Options

The Minneapolis Northwest area, located minutes from downtown Minneapolis, is a popular destination among school groups, recreation programs, seniors and more! The area offers a vibrant mix of city with proximity to major attractions, regional nature centers, world-class theater, and museums. From arts, to science, history, and beyond, Minneapolis Northwest can suit any planner’s wishes. Let the "area experts" at Minneapolis Northwest Tourism help you make learning FUN. Submit an RFP today!

For more tour options or questions, contact:

Megan Diaz
Director of Business Development
763.252.1420 |

Let Your Creativity Shine

Maple Grove Arts Center
Sing, dance, and paint with the Maple Grove Arts Center, which offers a variety of classes and workshops for all abilities.

Plymouth Playhouse
Watch a performance at Plymouth Playhouse and take a backstage tour.

Color Me Mine
Express your inner Picasso at the Color Me Mine.

Yellow Tree Theatre
Enjoy a memorable theatrical experience at Yellow Tree Theatre.

Fun For All

Brookland Golf Park
Combine soccer and golf and play an exciting new sport called 'foot golf'!

You will never strike out at Bowlero.

Elm Creek Park Reserve
A park for all seasons with a chlorinated swimming pond, one of the metro's largest (and accesible!) playgrounds, nature exploration, skiing, biking, and snow tubing.

The Fun Lab
Enjoy endless entertainment at The Fun Lab, with a ropes course, laser tag, mini bowling, bumper cars and more. 

Ice Skating
Lace up your skate for indoor skating year round.

ProKART Indoor Racing
Anyone can compete like a racecar driver.

Rush Creek Golf Club
Come get your swing on at Rush Creek on the new Mac 9 course, great for kids!

WhirlyBall Twin Cities
Hop in your whirlybug, grab your scoop and shoot, shoot, shoot! 

Explore the Environment

Bunker Park Stable
Climb in the saddle for a group trail tide.

Eastman Nature Center
Meet live birds and reptiles, catch bugs, and become an animal expert with age-specific outdoor education curriculum. 

Elm Creek Park Reserve
Let kids run wild on Elm Creek's miles of trails, or head out for a geocaching adventure.

Great River Energy
Conserve and generate electricity at Great River Energy. 

Food for Thought

Apple Orchard
Bite into Minnesota's own honey crisp apples and learn how they were developed.

Mad Hatter Restaurant & Tea House
Practice your etiquette while dining at Mad Hatter Restaurant & Tea House.

Love That Olive
Learn, taste, and try at Love That Olive in Maple Grove.   

Hop into History

Eidem Homestead
Travel back in time to the Eidem Homestead when this 20th century farm was one of the nation's top potato producers.

Oliver H. Kelley Farm
Feed the animals, work in the garden and see what's cooking on the farm. 

Civic Responsibility

Feed My Starving Children
Pack, weight, and learn about Feed My Starving Children while sharing in the joy of giving back.

Whole Foods
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the store and learn about healthy eating.


Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze
Find your way through the state's largest corn maze! Plus, dive into the HUGE corn pit, and explore all the other great attractions (Sept-Oct).

Apple Orchards
Bite into Minnesota's own Honeycrisp apples and learn how they were developed (Sept- Oct).

Ice Skating Trail
Maple Grove is home to the state's first refrigerated ice skating trail! That's right, trail NOT rink. This curvy, 800-foot loop is a popular attraction.

Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area
Fly down the lighted tubing hills, or learn to downhill ski and snowboard!

For more tour options or questions, contact:

Megan Diaz
Director of Business Development
763.252.1420 |