Places to Cool Down for the Summer Around Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN
The Twin Cities. If you will be here in this corner of the nation during the summertime, whether as a visitor, returnee, or local, you’ll be delighted to know they punch above their weight for events and activities here in Minneapolis. Year-round, with the growth of the area, the parties and celebrations here only grow more numerous and more broad in attendance, there’s something here for everyone. Read on for some of our favorite ways to cool off during the summer here around Minneapolis-St.Paul.
Featuring a number of attractions including outlandish swing rides, soaring steel coasters, flume rides, a lazy river, drop towers, group rafts, loops, and more, Soak City combines both the thrills of roller coasters and daring water slides for a day of fun. Whether just wanting to unwind or coming for all the thrills, Soak City is one of Minneapolis’s premier attractions to beat the heat this summer, with something for everyone.
North Commons Water Park
For a more laid-back experience, take the party to North Common Water Park, with splash pads, pools, geysers, and slides, great for the more impromptu trip to the water park, or for the younger travelers. With a full fledged playground, twisting slide and steep solo chute, North Commons Water Park is a great way for families to escape the heat and cool off without the bustle of larger water parks.
Mall of America
Yes, amid all of the other amenities at one of the world’s largest malls, the Mall of America also boasts a large indoor waterpark, meaning visitors can enjoy the fun of slides, pools, waves, rafts, and more, rain or shine. Even if summer showers roll in during your stay in the Twin Cities, worry not, the Mall of America has you covered. The attractions at the Mall of America’s water park include a lazy river, a surfing simulator, a log stepping stone course, a splash pad/playground, and a giant wave pool, just to name a few. Aside from the water park itself, there is also the mall, with ample amenities, rides, and stores to enjoy in this vast, (air-conditioned!) space, year-round, even in rain.
With a number of different sections for the experienced and new rafter alike, all will enjoy the invigorating excitement of Whitewater Rafting, the cool water, and Minnesota’s natural beauty. This is a great group activity to see wild Minnesota up close, take stunning pictures, and beat the heat in a challenging and daring manner.
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