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Living History Experience
Visit the Three Rivers Park District Web Site

Location: The Landing, Shakopee, MN

This 88-acre living history museum depicts life in the Lower Minnesota River Valley from the 1840s–1890s with authentic 19th-century buildings, demonstrations and a scenic river trail and overlook. See website for more information.

Educational Event

History and Culture on the Mississippi
Visit the National Park Service - National River and Recreation Area Web Site

Location: Mississippi Recreation Area

Learn about the history and culture of the Mississippi River Area and how it effected the lives of early settlers and continues to affect the lives of all of us to this day. A great educational experience for families.

For information about Historic Fort Snelling visit the Minnesota Historical Society at: http://www.historicfortsnelling.org/

Natural History of the Mississippi National River And Recreation Area
Visit the National Park Service - National River and Recreation Area Web Site

Location: Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

The Natural History of the Mississippi National River can be experienced by floating down the river or by traveling down the Great River Road. Geology, Waterfalls, Ecosystems and Animals are all waiting for you to enjoy and observe.

Educational Event

Museums
Visit the National Park Service - National River and Recreation Area Web Site

Location: Minneapolis, St. Paul and Mendota

A day at a museum can provide families with a great opportunity to learn about our history. Three museums that are rich in history are the Mill City Museum, Historic Fort Snelling and the Sibley House Historic Site. Admission charges apply.

National Historic Landmark-Oliver H. Kelley Farm
Visit Web Site

Location: Elk River

Step onto a working 1860s farm, former home to Oliver H. Kelley. Activities follow the farming cycle and change with the season, making each visit unique. Visitors can meet the animals in the barn, help work in the fields and gardens, and see what is cooking in the farmhouse.

Scott County Historical Sites
Visit the Scott County Parks and Trails Web Site

Location: Scott County Historical Society, Episcopal Church, S. B. Strait House, Stans House

The Minnesota River Valley has several historical sites that can be enjoyed by Families. Check them out on this website.

Historic Courthouse in Washington County
Visit the Washington County Parks Division Web Site

Location: Stillwater

The Washington County Courthouse was built shortly after the end of the Civil War. In 1971 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours are available. Check this website for more information.

Educational Event

Ranger On Call
Visit the Mississippi Park Connection Web Site

Location: Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and the Mississippi River Fund recently launched a new Cell Phone tour in the Twin Cities called, "Ranger On Call" where Families can explore their National Park and read and hear about the important areas and sites along the Mississippi. Check out this website for more information.

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