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1

Tropics Indoor Water Park

4580 N. Victoria St.
Shoreview, MN  
Minnesota,
Minnesota 0;
 
http://www.shoreviewcommunitycenter.com/
A fun and safe environment for all ages! Preschoolers and tots will enjoy scampering through the zero depth "beach" area, complete with tea cup fountain, splashing coconut trees and shallow water play area. Youth and adults can enjoy the thrill of the metro area's best indoor waterslide. Play water volleyball or slam- -dunk the basketball in the palm tree hoop. Challenge yourself to the tropical water walk or climb aboard one of our giant floating sea creatures. We can fill your day with endless fun as you enjoy a tropical getaway.
2
Adventureland
I-80 & Hwy. 65
Des Moines, IA   50009
Iowa,
Iowa 1;
 
http://www.adventureland-usa.com/
Adventureland Amusement Park contains over 100 rides, shows, and attractions including some of the country's most exciting roller coasters and thrill rides that can challenge the most avid amusement park enthusiasts. There are also plenty of rides for less adventurous guests including great water rides as well as a full compliment of children's rides spread throughout the park. But the entertainment doesn't stop with rides - Adventureland presents a full array of shows in the park - from live music to magic to song and dance - there's always something to suit everyone's taste. Simply the most fun you will have all year!
3
Arnolds Park
37 Lake Street
Arnolds Park, IA   51331
Iowa,
Iowa 2;
   
http://www.arnoldspark.com/
From classic favorites like The Legend Roller Coaster and Ferris Wheel, to modern attractions like the Log Flume and Water Wars, Historic Arnolds Park offers exciting rides for all ages.
4
Bear Country
13820 South Hwy. 16
Rapid City, SD   57701
South Dakota,
South Dakota 3;
 
http://www.bearcountryusa.com/
Very few people have had a full-grown black bear look in the window of their family car, or if they have, it was not by choice. Even fewer have seen a reindeer or a elk up close. However, many people are getting experiences like these at Bear Country U.S.A. in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
5
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
13000 Hwy 244
Keystone, SD   57751
South Dakota,
South Dakota 4;
 
http://www.nps.gov/moru
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is host to almost three million visitors a year from across the country and around the world. They come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills and to learn about the ideals of democracy and freedom represented by the granite portraits of Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, and Lincoln. Over the decades, Mount Rushmore has grown in fame as a symbol of America-a symbol of freedom and democracy and a hope for people from all cultures and backgrounds. <br> All the cultures that make up the fabric of this country are represented by the memorial and surrounding Black Hills. One of the most important gifts we can give our visitors at Mount Rushmore National Memorial is an understanding and love for our nation's history and cultures and an appreciation of the importance of caring for that legacy.
6
Valleyfair

Shakopee, MN   55379
Minnesota,
Minnesota 5;
   
http://www.valleyfair.com/
Want to cool off after playing hard all day? Valleyfair's Whitewater Country Waterpark is a great way to chill out and have fun! Included in Valleyfair's general admission, the waterpark's 3.5 acres offers hours of wet fun in the sun. The waterpark is open from May 28-August 21, weather permitting. Waterpark hours are different from general park hours.
7
Western Playland
1249 Futurity Dr
Sunland Park, NM   88063
Minnesota,
Minnesota 6;
 
http://www.westernplayland.com/
Western Playland Amusement Park, a tradition for family fun.
8
Fun Plex
7003 Q St.
Omaha, NE   68117
Nebraska,
Nebraska 7;
 
http://www.fun-plex.com/
Fun Plex started here in Omaha, Neb in 1978. We started small with miniature golf, go-karts, and an arcade. <br> As the years passed by we have made many expansions and improvements. We built a new go-kart track, introduced a slick track, and subsequently built many more rides. These include bumper cars, bumper boats, and numerous kiddie rides. <br> The year 1984 saw many changes for Fun Plex. This is when we introduced the first elements of our waterpark. We started simply with a wave pool. A few years later we built twin 5-storey Typhoon water slides. <br> Today, we are continuing our expansions plans. In 2001 we added two new rides, the Balloon Ferris Wheel and the Kiddie Train. In 2002 we remodeled our midway into our new air-conditioned Pit Stop. 2003 saw the addition of both the Yo-Yo and the Chaos.. Fun Plex now consists of two water slides, a wave pool, a lazzy river, 5 kiddie rides, batting cages, a go-kart and slick track, bumper cars and boats, Tilt-A-Whirl, and a Ferris Wheel. We now see tens of thousands of guests come through our park every year and host numerous company picnics. In 2004 we are planning lots of great changes, and we hope you will be there with us to share in the exciting news ! ! !
9
Bonanzaville
1351 Main Avenue West
West Fargo, ND   58078
North Dakota,
North Dakota 8;
 
http://www.bonanzaville.com/
Bonanzaville USA is named after the Bonanza Farms that dotted this region in the late nineteenth century as a result of Northern Pacific Railroad's marketing efforts. The NPRR lobbied for large-scale, showcase farms of 1,000 acres or more to advertise the economic potential of the land on either side of the Northern Pacific's route, in particular the land along the Minnesota, Dakota Territory border known as the Red River Valley. They believed these enormous farms would attract people to the Midwest and in return ensure financial support for the railroad. They were right. <br> The Cass County Historical Society was started in 1954 by the Daughters of the Dakota Pioneers in a basement room at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. Later the museum was moved to Minard Hall at NDSU and began to grow with the help of its volunteers.
10
Evans Plunge
1145 North River Street
Hot Springs, SD   57747
South Dakota,
South Dakota 9;
 
http://www.evansplunge.com/
Try our waterslides or relax in our gigantic pool filled with rejuvenating naturally warm mineral water (87 degrees F). This sparkling spring water flows from an enormous thermal spring at a rate of 5000 gallons a minute. The theraputic "healing" water has soothed visitors for over one hundred years. Today it's no different, only with more excitement available with three Waterslides, Tarzan Rings, Fun Tubes, Kids Pools and a full service Health Club. Enjoy some quality time with your family at Evans Plunge, it will make everyone feel younger.
11
Gulches of Fun
South HWY 85
Deadwood, SD   57732
South Dakota,
South Dakota 10;
 
http://www.gulchesoffun.com/
You want activities for the kids? Check out the all new nascar go-karts and bumper boats with squirters. 18-hole Mini-Golf, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Rides for little tots, and the Northern Hills largest arcade are sure to keep them busy.
12
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
3701 S 10th Street
Omaha, NE   68107
Nebraska,
Nebraska 11;
   
http://www.omahazoo.com
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo has four primary objectives: conservation, research, recreation, and education. In promoting these objectives on a local, regional, national, and global scale, the Zoo provides exciting recreational opportunities that simultaneously enhance our visitors' knowledge of the natural world.
13
Camp Snoopy
5000 Center Court
Bloomington, MN   55425
Minnesota,
Minnesota 12;
 
http://www.campsnoopy.com
Camp Snoopy, the largest indoor theme park in America! <br> It’s seven acres of indoor excitement, with over 30 thrilling rides and attractions, unique shops, games to test your skills, fun-filled entertainment and many places to dine or simply grab a treat. <br> It all adds up to a world of fun for the whole family!
14
Dakota Zoo
Box 711
Bismarck, ND   58502
North Dakota,
North Dakota 13;
 
http://www.dakotazoo.org/
The Dakota Zoo opened its gates on June 3, 1961 on 15 acres of developed land, with 75 mammals and 23 birds, and 40,000 visitors passed through the gates that first year. Today, thanks to the continued support of members, visitors, donors and volunteers, the Dakota Zoo has grown to a 90 acre facility housing 600 animals, birds, reptiles and fish representing 125 species and visited by more than 130,000 people each year.