14 Top Attractions in the Twin Cities
Fort Snelling State Park
Outdoor recreation combines with historical sites in the heart of the metro area at Fort Snelling State Park, located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. Among the park's attractions: Historic Fort Snelling, an 1820s living history fort operated by the Minnesota Historical Society (the 1 p.m. daily cannon firing is popular!); a trail system that includes 18 miles for hiking and 5 miles of paved bike trails; canoe rentals on Gun Club Lake; a 9-hole golf course; and swimming in spring-fed Snelling Lake.