Minneapolis – Things to do with your Team

Thinking of fun things for your team to do in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after your tournament? Look no further; your ultimate travel guide is right here. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, relaxation, or educational fun, there is sure to be something everyone will love by your hotel! You can even head to Minneapolis’s twin city, St. Paul, for even more attractions!


Mall of America

Minneapolis - Things to do with your Team - Hotels4TeamsThe main attraction Minneapolis is known for is the Mall of America, located about 10 miles south of the city in Bloomington and close to the airport. It may be an obvious place to visit, but just in case you are thinking it is mostly about shopping, think again!

Yes, it has over 400 stores, but it also boasts 50 restaurants and attractions like you have never seen at a mall, such as the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, Smaaash Entertainment & Gaming Center, Universe of Light, towering Lego sculptures at The Lego Store, the Nickelodeon Universe theme park, the Minnesota Children’s Museum, and so much more.

Plan to spend an entire afternoon and early evening if you want to make it to most of the activities there. And for a kid-friendly dinner, try Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.! 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425


Minnesota Zoo

If you love animals, then you can’t miss the Minnesota Zoo. This world-class destination is home to more than 5,300 animals. Located on a 485-acre campus, the zoo features miles of outdoor trails and the largest interconnected zoo exhibits in the U.S.

The zoo sprawls across 500 acres of land, making it the largest zoo in Minnesota. The zoo has themed trails where you can see bison, camels and wolves. Indoors you’ll find aquariums, touch tanks and tide pools, and even an IMAX Center. 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124



Looking for an adrenaline rush during your trip to Minneapolis? Valleyfair is the Upper Midwest’s largest amusement park. Enjoy any of their eight roller coasters or some other thrill rides like Northstar, Power Tower, Ripcord or Extreme Swing.

Planet Snoopy is the park’s little kids section, sure to please with rides like Lucy’s Tugboat, Snoopy’s Moon Bounce, Linus’ Beetle Bugs, and Snoopy vs. Red Baron.

You can also step back in time to the beginning of the age of the dinosaurs at Dinosaurs Alive!, an immersive and comprehensive Mesozoic experience where you’ll encounter beasts that dominated the planet for over 180 million years. All at Valleyfair! 1 Valley Fair Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379


Big Thrill Factory

Visit the Big Thrill Factory where you can do a ton of indoor activities, including laser tag, bowling, trampolines, mini golf, a black light ropes course, go-karts, and so much more.

Kids can eat handmade pizza, wings, sliders, signature sandwiches, and decadent desserts, while the adults enjoy the craft beer and wine selections. It’s located in Minnetonka, on the west side of Minneapolis. 17585 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345


Trapped Puzzle Rooms

Trapped Puzzle Rooms is a team-based game with two locations; one in Minneapolis and the other in Saint Paul. Their puzzle rooms require ingenuity, wit, a sharp eye, and plenty of teamwork!

More than just a generic escape game, each of their eight unique rooms tells a story and holds a mystery to uncover. Can your team solve the puzzles and escape the room in time? 708 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401


Simply Jane & ArtAble

Simply Jane & ArtAble is a nonprofit arts education center and drop-in paint studio open to the public. They offer kids and adult painting classes, summer camps. They also host kids and adult painting parties and other special events to support the work of their nonprofit mission.

You can go there and paint anything you’d like on any surface. The studio is equipped with professional paints, brushes, and instructors. Stop by anytime during their open paint hours without appointment. And don’t worry about the mess; that’s their job! 5411 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419


William Berry Park

William Berry Park and the two lakes it sits between, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, offer a load of different fun outdoor activities.

Located just southwest of downtown Minneapolis, it’s east to get to. There you’ll find five swimming beaches, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, walking and biking paths, playgrounds, picnic areas, and more. At the north end of Lake Harriett you’ll find a band shell used in the summer for concerts. 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55411


Uptown Minneapolis

Uptown is an eclectic, vibrant, business, entertainment, and constantly changing area. Restaurants, large and small, thrive in Uptown, along with movie theaters, professional offices, retail stores, coffee shops. 1406 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408


Bunker Beach Water Park

Minneapolis - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsBunker Beach Water Park is located within the 1,700-acre Bunker Hills Regional Park owned by the Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department.

This park features Minnesota’s largest wave pool, as well as six full-sized water slides, four of which are tube slides and two of which are body slides. They also have a lazy river that’s nine hundred feet long. It takes about 10 minutes to complete a lap and throughout the ride, the rider is sprayed with water jets, misters, and other water toys.

Rocky Bay is a small pool with two 10-foot Aqua Climb walls and two water basketball hoops. There is a special chair so that handicapped persons may also enjoy the pool. The Adventure Pool is a zero-depth entry pool with a play structure for all ages. It has spray cannons, three slides, and cascading walls of water. Its maximum depth is two feet. Bunker Beach also has a sandbox and small playground equipped with cranes, gadgets, and fountains of water. 701 County Parkway A, Coon Rapids, MN 55433


No matter what you’re interested in, the Minneapolis area has something that everyone will love. It’s important to explore a new city and make memories that will last a life time with your team. Everyone on the team will go home with a new experience to share.