Saint Paul Sports and Recreation

Saint Paul Sports and RecreationCheer on your favorite team, get in tune with Mother Nature or let loose at an amusement park at some of the best spots on our list of Saint Paul sports and recreation fun. Find the perfect activity to keep yourself and your family occupied—whether you are looking for some fun outdoors, in the water or in a stadium full of fans.


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Pro Sports

Minnesota Wild
Find out why Sports Illustrated named Saint Paul the new Hockeytown, USA. The Minnesota Wild tear up the ice as they take to the Xcel Energy Center’s rink. This hockey team was the first NHL team in Minnesota since 1993, and is known as one of the rivals for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Address: 175 Kellogg Blvd W, St Paul, MN 55102 - MAP
Phone: (651) 602-6000

Minnesota Timberwolves
Travel to Saint Paul’s Twin City to see the Minnesota Timberwolves take to the court. The T-Wolves play their games in Minneapolis’ Target Center. This NBA basketball franchise is part of the 1989 expansion; like most expansion teams, the Timberwolves struggled in the beginning but managed to win their first division title in 2004.

Address: 601 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403 - MAP
Phone: (612) 337-3865

Minnesota Twins
Take your friends or family out to a ballgame. Catch a game (and maybe a home run) with the MLB Minnesota Twins at Target Field. This sports team is named after the two great Twin Cities and shares the same fighting spirit, winning three World Series championships and numerous other titles.

Address: 34 Kirby Puckett Pl., Minneapolis, MN 55415 - MAP
Phone: (612) 338-9467

Minnesota Vikings
Get your fill of sports action while watching the Minnesota Vikings raid the football field as they tackle their opponents and score touchdowns. Although the Vikings have one of the highest winning percentages in the NFL, they have never won a Super Bowl. Come show your support and cheer the Purple People Eaters on to the ultimate victory!

Address: 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415 - MAP
Phone: (612) 338-4537

St. Paul Saints
See the most saintly team of the Saintly City. The St. Paul Saints, the city’s professional baseball team. Part of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, the St. Paul Saints have played at Midway Stadium since 1993 although there have been several incarnations of the Saints since 1884.

Address: 1771 Energy Park Dr., Saint Paul, MN 55101 - MAP
Phone: (651) 644-6659


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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Lake Phalen
Take a stroll or jog along the beautiful Lake Phalen. Phalen Park offers 3.2 miles of easy, paved paths looping around the lakefront. These smooth recreation pathways are level throughout the shoreline, and even cleared during the snowy months, so you can enjoy your walk during all seasons.

Address: 1615 Phalen Dr., Saint Paul, MN 55106 - MAP
Phone: (651) 632-5111
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Fort Snelling State Park
Take advantage of the extensive hiking, biking and skiing trails found throughout Fort Snelling State Park. Get your walking workout along the 18 miles of easy to moderate recreation trails, filled with beautiful scenery, wooded areas and rivers filled with wildlife. Bring your bike out for 5 miles of scenic paved trails or 10 miles of mountain bike trails.

Address: 101 Snelling Lake Rd., Saint Paul, MN 55145 - MAP
Phone: (612) 725-2724

Como Park
Take a hike right in the middle of the city. Como Park offers plenty of pathways within its sprawling parkland. A 1.6-mile long paved walking trail hugs the lovely Lake Como, and a 1.75-mile bicycle path circles around the lake as well. The recreation paths in the park are usually flat but have a few areas of gentle slopes.

Address: 1255 Estabrook Dr., Saint Paul, MN 55103 - MAP
Phone: (651) 487-8200


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Water Park of America
Play in America’s tallest indoor water park. The Water Park of America is nearly 10 stories tall and only half a mile away from the Mall of America. Splash around on the ground level, in the wave pool, flow rider, children’s area, hot tubs and the "normal" swimming pool. Head up for a variety of water rides and body slides, tube slides, one family slide, and lots of other water recreation opportunities.

Address: 1700 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425 - MAP
Phone: (952) 698-8888

Highland Park Aquatic Center
Celebrate the summer at the Highland Park Aquatic Center. No matter your age, you’ll find some sort of water fun. The little ones will love the Children’s Activity Center, with slides, interactive water geysers and a water basketball area. Older guests can challenge themselves with water recreation at the aquatic climbing wall, the diving boards, drop slides and the Olympic sized swimming pool.

Address: 1840 Edgcumbe Rd., Saint Paul, MN 55116 - MAP
Phone: (651) 695-3773


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Plenty Of Thrills

Vertical Endeavors
Scale the walls at Vertical Endeavors, one of the largest indoor rock climbing facilities in the world! Climb over 18,200-square-feet of surface, including a severely overhanging arches and bouldering caves, and over 60 separate ropes and 15 Auto Belays for hundreds of additional climbing routes. Take indoor or outdoor lessons at this full-service, recreational climbing facility.

Address: 845 Phalen Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55106 - MAP
Phone: (651) 776-1430

Splat Tag Inc
Challenge your buddies to recreational warfare at Splat Tag Inc, open seven days a week. This enormous paintball field is only 25 minutes east of Saint Paul and offers 20 unique courses at one convenient location. Battle it out with a private group reservation or join in an ongoing game.

Address: 835 County Road E, Hudson, WI - MAP
Phone: (651) 488-7700

Nickelodeon Universe
Have a blast at Nickelodeon Universe! This 7-acre indoor amusement park can be found in the Mall of America, on the top floor, and features some of your favorite Nickelodeon characters. Ride one of the small roller coasters, such as the Fairly Odd Coaster or the Avatar Airbender, and get a thrill at the ropes course.

Address: 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425 - MAP
Phone: (952) 883-8800


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Como Town
Take flight on the Screamin’ Dragon Roller Coaster or take a relaxing ride on the Como Town Train. Como Town offers plenty of family-friendly fun geared towards younger children and their parents. This little amusement park is a great place to spend an afternoon, have a birthday party or make a a new family tradition.

Address: 1301 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55103 - MAP
Phone: (651) 487-2121

Midway Pro Bowl
Lace up your bowling shoes and head over to Midway Pro Bowl for a fun-filled game. This recreation facility offers open bowling, league-bowling, lessons, tournaments and party packages to suit every bowler’s needs, beginning or pro. With 32 lanes, automatic scoring, 16 lanes of bumper bowling, a full service bar and deli, video arcade and meeting rooms, you’ll wonder why you’ve never gone before!

Address: 1556 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104 - MAP
Phone: (651) 646-1396

Putt’er There
Play around at Saint Paul’s oldest family owned and operated outdoor miniature golf course, Putt’er There. Show off your skills at this modern 18-hole course with several unique features, like flower gardens, water traps, a castle, a loop, an old fashioned windmill and fountains. You even have a chance to win a free game at the final hole!

Address: 1200 Midway Pkwy, Saint Paul, MN 55101 - MAP
Phone: (651) 488-0277