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Explore Burnsville, MN: Seasonal Attractions & Opening Dates

Exploring Burnsville, MN, and its surroundings offers a variety of seasonal attractions that cater to all ages and interests. From thrilling amusement parks to immersive cultural experiences, below is  a guide to what you can expect and when these attractions are set to welcome visitors.

But First, Book Your Stay

The first step to planning an unforgettable time near the metro is to book your hotel so you can plan on checking out all of the endless fun to be had. Burnsville is the ideal place to stay during your visit as we are conveniently close to it all at a fraction of the price and with free parking!

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Seasonal Attractions & Opening Dates to Mark on Your Calendars

Nickelodeon Universe

For those seeking thrills, Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America provides endless fun with rides and attractions suitable for both adults and children. It’s a year-round destination where unlimited wristbands mean unlimited fun! Have toddlers? Then be sure to check out Toddler Tuesdays for discounted wristbands!

Nickelodeon Universe
Photo Credit: Nickelodeon Universe


Golf Courses

Golfers in Burnsville, mark your calendars and polish your clubs, because the local greens are about to become your best friends again! With the frost finally bidding adieu and the sun graciously extending its stay, it’s almost time to indulge in the age-old tradition of chasing a little white ball across a beautifully manicured lawn. While specific opening dates for Burnsville’s courses may vary, traditionally they open as early as April, weather permitting. Find your full list of the best golfing spots here.


Live Music

Music enthusiasts will find a variety of events to mark on their calendars. View our full list of all the live music happenings of Burnsville this spring and summer.



While we can enjoy our parks year-round, our winters make it difficult to take advantage of all the amenities they have to offer. Find our full guide to all of the parks Burnsville has to offer here.


Minnesota Zoo

While open year-round spring kickoffs a plethora of seasonal attractions, which include the re-opening of Dino Hideout, Farm Babies, Wild Nights and more! Checkout all of their special events and attractions here.

Photo Credit: Minnesota Zoo


Science Museum of Minnesota

A blend of education and fun awaits at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Perfect for families, this museum offers insights into dinosaurs, human biology, the cosmos, and more, making it an enriching visit for people of all ages. Exhibits and attractions change so be sure to take a look at all of their happenings here.

Minnesota Science Museum


Valleyfair Amusement Park

For family fun, Valleyfair offers over 75 rides and attractions, including thrilling coasters and the waterpark Soak City. It’s a summer staple for both locals and visitors seeking excitement and amusement. Opening day is May 12th from 11am-5pm and Soak City will open May 25th!


Minnesota State Fair

While we know this one is a bit far off, starting August 23rd, now is truly the time to start planning your trip to the fair as hotels do sell out and fair admission does increase. Begin your fair planning by booking your stay in Burnsville.

Minnesota State Fair
Photo Credit: Minnesota State Fair


Como Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show

Just a hop and a skip from Burnsville, the Como Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show is a seasonal highlight worth visiting for its stunning floral displays, running from the start March 22 through April 28, 2024.

Photo Credit: Como Zoo & Conservatory


Bring on the Burnsville Fun!

Remember, while these attractions offer a broad range of activities and experiences, it’s always best to check their official websites or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information regarding opening dates and times, especially as schedules can change. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a music lover, or simply looking to explore the beauty and culture of Minnesota, Burnsville has something special to offer.

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