Point of interestPlan now Summertime Family Adventures.

Summer fun for the whole family is just 45 minutes from the Twin Cities. With adventures for all ages around every corner, it is hard to know where to start. This list will help you pack your vacation itinerary with non-stop excitement, relaxing restfulness or a little of both. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear!

We want to share what makes us special!

For starters, we have ALL of the adventures without the long drive. Here you can enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, live music, waterparks, zip lines, boating, fishing, sightseeing, arts, shopping, dining, and much more – all within a 45-minute drive from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Plan to stay overnight. We are not just for day trips anymore!
Short Drive. More Fun.

Twin Cities residents, you don't need to drive all the way to the north end of the state to discover a vacation destination. With less than a one hour drive from the metro, your weekend fun can last a little longer.

Signature Events

Mark your calendar! We’ve got fantastic area events that celebrate our history, community, and natural resources.

We're Social

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and Twitter! We are here to give you the scoop on all the exciting things happening in the St. Croix Valley!!

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