Whether you are looking for a day trip destination or a weekend getaway, there are several options in Minnesota. Pack up the kids and hit the road. Here are the best family-friendly spring break destinations:

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Great Wolf Lodge - If you want to feel like you're somewhere warm, Great Wolf Lodge is the place to go. With a water park (with a bar), a ropes course, a rock-climbing wall, an arcade and more, there's fun for the whole family!

Science Museum - You can take a trip to the moon via the Science Museum Omni Theater. Plus, dinosaurs, sports, experiments, and more.

Mall of America - Go shopping, jump on a roller coaster, see some sharks, go mini-golfing, eat a Wahlburger. The Mall of America is always a crowd-pleaser.

National Eagle Center - Get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful birds. Who doesn't love bald eagles?! Plus, Wabasha is a gorgeous city.

LARK Toys in Kellogg - You could totally make a weekend out of the Eagle Center and LARK Toys (aka the best toystore in Minnesota according to WCCO). Check out the candy store, hop aboard the carousel, play some mini-golf, and meet a miniature llama at LARK Toys.

SPAM Museum - photo from Hormel Foods
SPAM Museum - photo from Hormel Foods

Spam Museum - The museum that's stuffed with interactive exhibits that bring the iconic history of the SPAM® Brand to life.

The Red Wing Shoe Company Museum - Named one of Minnesota's most Instagramable places, it's a must-check-out place. Home to the world’s largest boot, a size 638 1/2 that stands at over 20 feet tall.

Franconia Sculpture Garden - This 43-acre outdoor sculpture park is still on my bucket list. "Franconia provides an intriguing and exciting place to discover an ever-changing exhibition of contemporary sculpture, and the opportunity to meet artists-in-residence who invite you to engage with their creations."

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