The Ultimate Minnesota Family Vacations Quiz
by Staff
Whether you're looking for indoor fun or outdoor excitement, you'll find it all in Minnesota. From natural beauty to man-made masterpieces, Minnesota offers a wealth of attractions. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of this welcoming state for family vacations.

What natural wonder has played a major part in shaping the Boundary Waters Canoe Area?

  • volcanic activity
  • glaciers
  • earthquakes

Which of these parks are closest to Boundary Waters Canoe Area?

  • Quetico Provincial Park
  • Acadia National Park
  • Carlsbad Caverns

What animals are common in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area?

  • beavers and moose
  • cows and giraffes
  • sea turtles and lyre birds

What can you do at the International Wolf Center?

  • role-play the wolf in the story of Little Red Riding Hood
  • hunt wolves
  • take a wolf howling lesson

St. Paul Winter Carnival is probably America's oldest winter festival. What things can you do with ice there?

  • throw large ice balls at your friends and roll down ice slopes
  • make ice cream and start an ice-cube collection
  • have car races on ice and play softball on ice

Who are the royal couple that herald the start of the two-week St. Paul Winter Carnival?

  • King Lear and the Queen of Spades
  • King Boreas and the Queen of Snows
  • The white Wizard and the Witch of the North

What is the name of the night parade at St. Paul Winter Carnival?

  • Late Night Parade
  • St. Paul on Parade
  • the Torchlight Parade

Bloomington's Mall of America is a huge shopping mall. Approximately how many stores has it got?

  • more than 400 across three floors
  • more than 500 across four floors
  • more than 600 across four floors

What does the Mall of America have that makes it the nation's largest?

  • a massive indoor theme park, the largest in the U.S.
  • an enormous indoor waterfall, the largest in the U.S.
  • a giant bowling alley, the largest in the U.S.

What can you see in the Lego play area of the Mall of America?

  • life-size Lego models
  • a computer presentation of the history of the Lego company
  • the largest Lego block ever made

The Underwater Adventures Aquarium has a transparent tunnel for the public to view the marine life. How do you go through the tunnel?

  • on electronic scooters
  • on a moving walkway
  • on a transparent monorail

Who are the actors at the Children's Theater Company?

  • just children
  • only adults
  • both children and adults

What award did the Children's Theater Company receive in 2003?

  • the Drama Desk Award
  • the Regional Theater Tony Award
  • the Helen Hayes Award

Which Arnold Lobel story was performed successfully by the Children's Theater Company as a musical production?

  • A Year with Frog and Toad
  • Mouse Tales
  • Uncle Elephant

Why does the Children's Theater Company have classrooms?

  • for arts and crafts workshops
  • for acting classes
  • for science seminars

In the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, sculptors of what century are featured?

  • the 18th
  • the 19th
  • the 20th

What is the most famous sculpture in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden?

  • the Spoonbridge and Cherry
  • the Pail and Spade
  • the Jeep and Driver

In the summer time, how much do the Saturday concerts cost?

  • only $5 per person
  • nothing
  • $15 for kids and $25 for adults

In the Mall of America what poisonous creature can you see at the Seven Seas Gallery?

  • King Cobras
  • poison dart frogs
  • scorpion fish

Where do they put the clues for the St. Paul Winter Carnival treasure hunt?

  • in the local newspaper
  • under rocks
  • on lamp posts