“Fall” in love with the Twin Cities Gateway

Fall Things to do near Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota

Fall’s crisp air, cooler temperatures, and spectacular colors are natural invitations to break out of routine. Deciding where to go is easy: The Twin Cities Gateway, located just minutes away from downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul, offer lots of fun fall things to do in the Twin Cities.

Everyone will enjoy a hayride in an open-air horse-drawn wagon with Bunker Park Stable through the grassy meadows and pine and oak forests of the 1,600-acre Bunker Hills Regional Park in Andover. Snuggle up to your family while sitting on a hay bale in the flat-bed wagon as a gentle team of strong draft horses pull you on a scenic hour-long tour. Along the way you might see wildlife like white-tail deer, pheasants, turkeys, hawks and more. Trail rides on horseback are also available.

Bunker Park Stable

It’s no wonder why so many people claim autumn as their favorite season since there’s arguably nothing better than a tranquil stroll through the woods on a gorgeous fall day: The crisp air, the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, the contrast of bright gold, orange and red leaves against a bright blue sky! Dozens of parks in the Twin Cities Gateway provide ample opportunity for you to enjoy fall colors, wildlife, birding, and the great outdoors, including Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes and Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley.

Wargo Nature Center

Springbrook Nature Center


When temperatures dip below your comfort zone, no worries – there are plenty of fun indoor activities for the kids in the Twin Cities Gateway. Take a splash in Tropics Indoor Water Park in Shoreview, jump into Mounds Views’ Zero Gravity, 11,000-square feet of leaping, jumping, climbing and bouncing, or strike it big at Bowlero bowling lanes and arcade in Blaine.

Tropics Indoor Waterpark Zero Gravity Bowlero


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