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Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Family Getaway to Burnsville, MN

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There is no lack of activities and experiences to be had on your next getaway to Burnsville, Minnesota! If you have yet to visit the Burnsville area in early fall then now is your chance.

Experience Fall Colors

Bustling with autumn trees filled with vibrant colors of yellows, reds, and oranges. Fall colors peak the last few weeks of September and the early weeks of October. Although any time of year is a good time to visit Burnsville, fall is the prime sight-seeing season. Here is everything you need to know to plan your family fall getaway to the Burnsville, MN area. In order to capitalize on your experience in search of fall colors, visit the DNR website to track fall color peak times!


Burnsville is a great, affordable family getaway. The city and surrounding areas offer an ample number of family-friendly places to enjoy. Burnsville truly has a spot to please everyone.

For active members of the family, there are plenty of places to experience adventuresome activities. Grand Slam is the ultimate indoor amusement center. Activities include laser tag, x-treme trampoline, play zone, go-karts, mini golf, a video arcade, and batting cages. ProKart Indoor Racing Burnsville is an unsurpassed indoor racing experience. Burnsville’s own Buck Hill, is Minnesota’s true one-stop destination for fun. Indulge in favorite activities year-round like skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and tubing!

For an educational experience take the family to the Minnesota Zoo. With over 4,200 animals from 500 species coming from five continents, everyone in the family will be sure to see their favorite animals. To ensure entry, Reserve Your Tickets Here.


There are many scenic nature sights to be explored in Burnsville, Minnesota. From the county parks like Terrace Oaks West Park equipped with walking and mountain bike trails, and playground equipment to Alimagnet Park. The 178-acre community park lies on the shores of the Alimagnet Lake. This park offers cross-country skiing and walking trails, an award-winning dog park, and fields for sports like football, soccer, softball, and baseball.

Burnsville’s Crystal Lake Park is a popular location where locals and visitors can go to enjoy the city’s largest lake! Enjoy water activities, sunbathing, a full playground, and more! Check out our full guide to Crystal Lake Park.

Downtown Burnsville offers a unique way to shop, dine, and explore. The Heart of the City was recently renovated and includes a variety of restaurants and shops. Nicollet Commons Park is the focal point of this downtown treasure. Bring the whole family!


Burnsville has a wide variety of cuisine – there is something for everyone in the family. Early risers, can indulge in an expansive variety of breakfast spots suitable for even the pickiest eaters. Love Brunch? Bring the whole crew to some of the best brunch spots in the area. Burnsville’s newest restaurant at Buck Hill, Buck ‘54, is one to surely not miss. Be sure to check out the full list of restaurants with up to date information on capacity levels, hours of operation, and menus!


Burnsville is perfectly located just miles away from some of the nation’s TOP shopping spots! Most popular, and a must-visit while in Minnesota is the Mall of America®. It offers over 520 stores! MOA® is one of the best shopping spots in the nation and is also home to the largest indoor theme park in the United States! The kids will love Nickelodeon Universe® at the Mall of America® for a memorable experience for everyone.  

If you prefer to stay out of the hustle and bustle of the busy city, visit Burnsville Center. This shopping center houses more than 100 specialty stores! Twin Cities Premium Outlets is another option located just a few miles away from the heart of Burnsville! This outlet mall has everyone’s favorite stores and more!


Whatever the reason that brings you to the Burnsville area, there’s a place for you to stay that can accommodate the entire family! Our hotels offer affordable prices and high-quality amenities to fit everyone’s needs. Stay at one of these nine Burnsville hotels!

Burnsville offers a variety of things to do, places to eat and drink, and places to stay on your next fall getaway. Be sure to share your photos with us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #MyBurnsville.

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