People on Flying Ride


Put this view of America into your itinerary. This ultimate flight ride experience is perfect for groups of all ages. Trip Advisor users have rated this attraction one of the top things to do when in Minnesota.
Shibori dyeing


Learn the fascinating histories of textile techniques, view our innovative fiber art exhibition galleries, visit the nation's largest circulating textile library, shop our distinctive artisan shop, and then get your group "tactile with textiles" with an artmaking experience... shibori dyeing (see photo) or felting fun!
Wizard of Oz Carriage


One of the first celebrity museums in the U.S., the JUDY GARLAND MUSEUM features unique Wizard of Oz collectibles, including a test dress (1939), the famous carriage (see photo), and a Winkie Spear used in the movie. Tour the 1892 house where Frances Gumm (aka Judy Garland) spent her early years, and see the museum's exhibits & Memorial Gardens. Hear Judy singing some of her signature songs & even see her birth certificate. Wizard of Oz fans will enjoy the Museum Store, too.
Cruise Ship


Since 1985, Paradise Charter Cruises has provided the enchantment behind thousands of events on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River... including tour groups from all over the world, lavish corporate parties and intimate weddings.


Enjoy a luncheon tour for your group with a traditional Swedish Smörgåsbord. It stars the famous Swedish meatballs, parsley buttered boiled potatoes, buttered peas, cucumber slices in vinegar, pickled herring, pickled beets, fresh seasonal fruit, rye bread with butter, dessert and beverages (special menu items can be arranged). After lunch, take a guided tour of our historic buildings and finish the visit with a stop at our popular Butik Gift Shop.
Target Field


Your tour guide will show your group areas of the ballpark normally not seen, including the Herb Carneal Press Box, clubhouse, dugout, suites, the Roofdeck, and the Thompson Reuters Champions Club! See the artwork, memorabilia, and environmental features of Target Field, as well as history of the Minnesota Twins!
Mall of America


More than 12,000 groups annually enjoy savings at more than 520 stores (no sales tax on clothing or shoes), Nickelodeon Universe®, FlyOver America, SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium, Crayola Experience, and 60+ restaurants... we're always fresh!
People playing bocce ball


With a passion for gathering, celebrating and sophisticated fun, you can be confident that your tour group will love the lunch or dinners we offer, plus experience our upscale take on bowling and bocce ball. From student groups (choral, music, sports, etc) to active adult tour groups, we serve all well.
Ballet Dancer


Anna Karenina, a married noblewoman and socialite, becomes embroiled in a scandalous affair with the dashing cavalry officer, Count Vronsky, in Tolstoy's tragic drama of passion and revenge set against a backdrop of 19th-century Imperial Russia. Choreographer Possokhov has received critical acclaim for transforming iconic literature into inventive, emotionally driven story ballets—a perfect choice for “the greatest book ever written.” (Time Magazine readers’ poll).
Holiday Lights


Group Tours Planners, come celebrate Thursday, Nov. 29, 5-7:30 p.m.. Experience Poinsettia Tree, festive decor, s'mores, more. Special late-night hours Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays for groups. $10. Reserve:
Whirlyball Players


What the heck is WhirlyBall?!? WhirlyBall is an extremely fun “sport” that combines basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and bumper-cars. That’s right, bumper-cars. In WhirlyBall, two teams of up to 5 players (no minimum) use scoops to try to toss a ball through elevated backboards at opposite ends of an enclosed court (roughly the size of a basketball court) while driving specially designed bumper-cars. The WhirlyBugs are driven on a court comprised of metal floor plates that provide power. To score points, players must toss a wiffleball through the goal in the backboard, using a scoop.


Padelford Riverboats has been creating one-of-a-kind events for our guests since 1969. We offer a variety of** Lunch & Dinner Cruises ranging from 2-4 hours. Our* NEW* 2 hour Senior Day On the Mississippi Cruise. ** 90 minute Sightseeing cruises Memorial Day-Labor Day and **2 hour Fall Sightseeing Cruises September-October. Regularly Scheduled day not working for your group? Give us a call and we can schedule a cruise (depending on Availability)for your large group. Group Prices begin at 25 guests or more. Free Parking including Motor Coaches & School buses.