May in Minneapolis is full of flowers and you can enjoy the warming weather. So many things to do with Mom on Mother's Day take advantage of this beautiful season. Places to take Mom and the family on Mother's Day in the Minneapolis area include visiting parks, gardens, and even going fishing. Should it rain, there are great things to do inside like visiting museums, taking historic home tours, and shopping.
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The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, in the South Metro, is not just a place for trees—the Arboretum has acres of gardens, cultivated flowers, trees, and vegetables, as well as large natural areas with wildflowers and prairie grasses.
The Visitors Center has free hands-on activities for children and families and offers guided nature walks. The Arboretum is hosting a sumptuous Mother's Day Brunch with salads, a carving station, omelet station, and Belgian waffle station.
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A classic destination and right in the city is South Minneapolis' Minnehaha Park with a beautiful waterfall, kids' play area, gardens, statues, and the excellent Sea Salt Eatery.
Take a walk and follow Minnehaha Creek all the way to the Mississippi River.
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Stillwater is often a favorite destination of Moms—the cute shops, with clothes, art, homewares, and jewelry, plus plenty of places for lunch, and lovely views of the St. Croix Valley make it very appealing.
For those Moms who love to shop until they drop, there are many other shopping destinations in and around the Twin Cities many of which have family-friendly restaurants too.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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It's traditionally an activity for Father's Day, but who says that Moms can't enjoy fishing too? If your Mom is one of those moms who love fishing or would love to try, the Fishing Opener is usually before Mother's Day.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hosts a Take a Mom Fishing Weekend with events at parks and lakes across the state. Moms fishing with their child can fish for free all Mother's Day weekend long.
Get a fishing license, tips on good places to go fishing, and Fishing Opener events, at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.
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A little-known museum, but one of the finest and most unique collections in Minneapolis. TMORA is in South Minneapolis, in a former church, and the grand building is an appropriate backdrop to the works of Russian art, which range from ancient to modern.
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The 2019 Little Earth Mother's Day Powwow is an ideal thing to do with Mom on May 11, 2019, at Cedar Field Park. The free Little Earth Mothers Day Powwow celebrates a spirit of community.
The Little Earth Mother's Day Powwow is a family-friendly event and you'll enjoy sitting on the lawn (or bring a lawn chair) to enjoy the dance, song, and festivities, with the grand entry starting things off at 1 p.m.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Mom (or a grandmother or aunt) teams up with a child (ages 5 - 10) in this robotics workshop at the Snapology Discovery Center on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Once you build and program the robot, you'll add sounds, make them move, and have fun with the other teams. The cost is $20 for the two-person team.
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On Mother's Day Moms ride free on the historic Como-Harriet Streetcar Line from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Minnesota Streetcar Museum is a living history museum where you can ride on an early-1900s historic trolley car. Volunteer crews provide a bit of history of the early Minneapolis streetcar system. After your ride, enjoy the beauty of Lake Harriet, part of Minneapolis’ famed Chain of Lakes.
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