- TripBuzz found 59 things to do with kids in or near Northfield, Minnesota, including 54 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Burnsville, Lakeville, Prior Lake and Hastings.
- From Jesse James Lanes to Northfield Historical Society Museum, the Northfield area offers 86 different types of family activities, including: Mountain Biking, Bowling, Colleges & Universities and History Museums.
- Located in south east Minnesota, centered around the Cannon River, is the city of Northfield. The area has an extensive parks and recreation landscape, with over thirty five local parks. The historical community was a site of a failed Jesse James robbery in 1876 and hosts the annual The Defeat of Jesse James Days, drawing tourists from surrounding areas.
Northfield Historical Society Museum preserves the history of Northfield Minnesota such as the attempted bank robbery of Jesse James and his outlaw band in 1876. Exhibits include actual artifacts and photographs of the incident.
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100 S College Street, Northfield, MN 55057 MoreLess Info
Carleton College Cowling Arboretum or 'arb' are acres of land next to Carleton College. It is divided into upper and lower arb. The upper arb which is closer to the campus and Northfield residents has trials for bike use, while the lower arb has primary conservation and educational importance.
A space of quiet meditation and contemplation on the Carleton College Campus, Joryo-en Japanese Garden welcomes visitors. A combination of lichen-covered rocks, carefully-placed bushes, and intentional landscaping, the garden embodies the principles of Zen.
An educational outdoor activity for the entire family, Fur-Ever Wild Wolves & Woods is home to a variety of both wildlife and non-wildlife animals. Guests can visit with the residents while also learning about them. Some animals living there include wolves, cougars, prairies, goats and chickens.
Visitors to Fur-Ever Wild can learn and observe up close North American fur-bearing wildlife such as foxes, bobcats, wolves and cougars. This working agricultural farm offers self-guided walking tours as well as accommodations for groups.
Cannon Valley Trail is a paved trail with a scenic view that runs from Cannon Falls to Red Wing. It is ideal for hiking, biking, and rollerblading. It is mostly level and fairly shaded. There are a lot of rest stops and benches along the way.
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206 West Mill Street, Cannon Falls, MN 55009 MoreLess Info
Opened in 1980, Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum is in the city's old 'Firemen's Hall', a building constructed in 1888. The museum offers glimpse of Cannon Falls's rich history, from its founding by the Freeborns in 1854 up to the present day.