Minneapolis Team building ideas

25 Of The Best Team Building Ideas in Minneapolis

We’ve put together a list of our favorite Minneapolis team building ideas and we’re excited to share our knowledge and expertise. Did you know Minneapolis is often ranked as one of the friendliest cities in the US? Your team will love the people, the beautiful landscapes, the art, music, museums, and more.  We’ve put together 25 of our favorite Minneapolis team building ideas for your convenience.  Do you have an idea that’s not on our list?  Contact us and let us know.

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All of the Minneapolis activities on our list can be classified as team building exercises, fun team activities, or team bonding. The uniting factor is your group will be together and enjoying themselves as a team. This list of top ideas for Minneapolis and the surrounding areas contains both indoor team building activities and outdoor team building ideas. Remember, that no matter the team activity you choose the true value is spending time together. Connection in the current landscape of remote work and hybrid workplaces is more important than ever.


1. Techno Rally Scavenger Hunt

Boost employee engagement in this fast-paced high-tech adventure. It’s team versus team as you complete hilarious photo missions! Each team uses an Android/Iphone app to complete missions as they run around the streets and shops of places like the Sculpture Garden, Mill Ruins Park, and Downtown Minneapolis. Each mission is a photograph that might have your team giving strangers a piggyback ride or wrapping a team member up with toilet paper like a mummy. You’ll also test yourself against puzzles, staffed checkpoints, and trivia. It’s like The Amazing Race meets a scavenger hunt pumped full of Redbull.

Price: Price varies

Address: Any



2. Iron Team Olympics

Experience the ultimate team Olympics challenge! Face-off against other teams in a series of crazy fun team building challenges inspired by the TV show Survivor. As your team rotates through challenge stations they have chances to earn points toward the final showdown; a little thing we call The Gauntlet. Along the way they have to embrace concepts like trust, communication, and leadership if they want to win. You’ll be laughing, searching, goofing, and high-fiving all the way through. Does your team have what it takes to be the Iron Team Champions?

Price: Price varies

Address: Any



3. Wreck ‘Em Rally – Mario Kart meets Battlebots

Fast and the Furious can’t hang with our Wreck Em Rally team building activity in Minneapolis. Get ready to transport your team to the world of Mario Kart smashed together with Battle Bots! You and your team design and build your very own Mad Max-inspired car using cardboard, sharp objects, and balloons – it’s time to let your creativity run wild! Get ready for a thrilling ride filled with laughter, excitement, and a lot of fun! So, buckle up, and let’s race to the finish line!

Price: Price varies

Address: Any



4. Float This! – Boat Build

Are you ready to sail the seven seas? Create a seaworthy boat that your team must float, paddle, or sail past the finish line. Each team starts with basic boat-building supplies but must earn key supplies and tools by completing team challenges. It’s fast-paced creative fun as teams try to out-build each other!

Price: Price varies

Address: Any

Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/boat-build/

5. Lip SYNC Battle

Inspired by Jimmy Fallon and the TV show Lip Sync Battle, we’ve created our own version. No Vocal Talent Necessary! Teams Pick their favorite song, grab a microphone, and show us their best moves in this hilarious music competition.

Price: Price varies

Address: Any

Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/lip-sync-competition/

6. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Unleash your team’s creativity and appreciation for art at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Stroll through this beautiful urban oasis, admire stunning sculptures, and engage in team-building activities amidst inspiring artworks.

Price: Free admission.

Address: 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Website: https://walkerart.org/visit/garden

7. Culinary Team-Building Class at Cooks of Crocus Hill

Spice up your team’s cooperation with a culinary adventure at Cooks of Crocus Hill. Join a cooking class where your team will prepare delicious dishes under the guidance of professional chefs. It’s a tasty way to bond and savor the fruits of your teamwork.

Price: $60-$100. Prices vary. Check the website for details.

Address: 877 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

Website: https://cooksbellecour.com/

8. Mall of America

For a day of fun and retail therapy, head to the Mall of America. Your team can explore over 500 stores, and enjoy thrilling indoor attractions like Nickelodeon Universe. It’s a fantastic place for team bonding and entertainment.

Price: Free admission to the mall. Attraction prices vary.

Address: 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

Website: https://www.mallofamerica.com/

9. Minnehaha Falls Park

Embrace the beauty of nature and team spirit at Minnehaha Falls Park. Explore scenic walking trails, have a picnic, or participate in team-building exercises in this stunning park. The majestic waterfall provides a serene backdrop for your team’s outdoor adventure.

Price: Free admission to the park.

Address: 4801 S Minnehaha Park Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55417



10. Minnesota State Fair

Join the excitement at the Minnesota State Fair for a day filled with team bonding and delicious fair food. Your team can enjoy rides, games, live entertainment, and explore various exhibits. It’s a lively outing that combines fun and camaraderie.

Price: Fair admission prices vary. Check the website for details.

Address: 1265 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55108

Website: https://www.mnstatefair.org/

Whether you are looking for fun group team activities in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Sioux Falls, or Rochester we have got you covered. Don’t feel like planning everything yourself? Need help with permits? Reach out to us today at 877.267.1939 or request a quote. Our team is committed to providing you with a stress-free planning experience.

11. Minnehaha Park Segway Tour

Glide through the scenic beauty of Minnehaha Park on a Segway tour. Your team will embark on an exciting adventure, exploring the park’s trails, the majestic Minnehaha Falls, and the Mississippi River. It’s a unique and memorable team-building experience.

Price: $120 per person

Address: 4801 S Minnehaha Park Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Website: https://tcsegway.com/

12. Cocktail Mixology Class at Norseman Distillery

Shake up your team’s collaboration with a cocktail mixology class at Norseman Distillery. Learn the art of crafting delicious drinks under the guidance of expert mixologists. Your team will bond over creating and enjoying custom cocktails.

Price: $100

Address: 451 Taft Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Website: https://norsemandistillery.com/tickets

13. Minnesota Wildlife Encounter at The Wilds Golf Club

Experience a unique team-building adventure at The Wilds Golf Club. Engage in a Minnesota Wildlife Encounter, where you’ll learn about and interact with local animals. It’s an educational and inspiring activity that fosters teamwork.

Price: Varies by encounter. Check the website for details.

Address: 3151 Wilds Ridge Ct NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Website: https://www.thewilds.org/

14. HIDDEN MN Escape Rooms, Events and Entertainment

Dive into a thrilling and mysterious puzzle adventures in Roseville. Your team will work together to solve clues, unlock secrets, and escape rooms, laugh and bond. It’s an excellent way to strengthen teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Price: $32 to $50

Address: Various locations in Roseville, MN

Website: https://hiddenmn.com/

Team building ideas for Minneapolis

15. Historic Fort Snelling

Immerse your team in history at Historic Fort Snelling. Take a guided tour of this well-preserved military fort, learn about its significance, and participate in hands-on historical activities. It’s an engaging and educational experience that encourages teamwork.

Price: $12

Address: 200 Tower Ave, St. Paul, MN 55111

Website: https://www.mnhs.org/fortsnelling

16. Guthrie Theater Backstage Tour

Discover the magic behind the scenes with a backstage tour at the Guthrie Theater. Your team will explore the inner workings of a renowned regional theater, from costume workshops to stage design. It’s an enlightening and team-building experience for theater enthusiasts.

Price: $15

Address: 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Website: https://www.guthrietheater.org/

17. Lyndale Park Rose Garden

Take a stroll through the vibrant Lyndale Park Rose Garden, a beautiful outdoor setting where your team can relax, smell the roses, and engage in creative activities. It’s a serene and inspiring environment for team building.

Price: Free admission to the garden.

Address: 4124 Roseway Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Website: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks-destinations/parks-lakes/gardens__bird_sanctuaries/lyndale_park_rose_garden/

18. Mill City Museum

Explore the history of Minneapolis at the Mill City Museum, located in the ruins of a historic flour mill. Your team can discover the city’s past through interactive exhibits and guided tours, promoting a sense of unity and learning.

Price: $12

Address: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Website: https://www.mnhs.org/millcity

19. Bowling at Bowlero

Get your team rolling at Bowlero, where you can enjoy a fun-filled bowling outing. Compete, cheer each other on, and savor delicious food and drinks, all in a lively atmosphere.

Price: $30 per person

Address: 7941 Southtown Ctr. Bloomington, MN 55431

Website: https://www.bowlero.com/

20. Minneapolis Institute of Art

Encourage creativity and team collaboration by exploring the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Wander through the diverse collection of art, participate in guided workshops, and appreciate the beauty that inspires teamwork.

Price: Free general admission. Some exhibitions may have an admission fee.

Address: 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Website: https://new.artsmia.org/

21. Wellstone Center Team-Building Workshop

Elevate your team’s cooperation and communication skills with a team-building workshop at the Wellstone Center. These workshops are designed to strengthen your team’s bonds through interactive activities and learning experiences.

Price: Varies by workshop. Check the website for details.

Address: 179 Robie St E, St Paul, MN 55107

Website: https://www.visitsaintpaul.com/directory/the-wellstone-center/

22. Saint Paul Segway Tour

Enjoy a unique team-building experience with a Segway tour of Saint Paul. Glide through the city, taking in its landmarks and history while working together to navigate the Segways. It’s a fun and interactive way to bond as a team.

Price: $100

Address: Various locations in Saint Paul, MN

Website: https://tcsegway.com/tours/st-paul-history-tour/

23. REM5 VR Lab

Jump into a virtual experience with your entire team at REM5.  Groups of up to 150 people can enjoy fabulous food, drinks and a world class VR experience.  This is a unique, memorable, and social play, just like we like it.

Price: $60 (prices vary)

Address: 4950 W 35th Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Website: https://www.rem5vr.com/

24. Upstairs Circus

This is where a DIY workshop meets a bar.  Your team will craft, create drink and be marry.   Crafting kits span from stone serving trays, magic catch bottle openers, magnetic shelves and so much more.

Price: Varies by activity. Check the website for details.

Address: 135 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55401

Website: https://upstairscircus.com/groups-events/

25. FlannelJaxs

Dive into team bonding at the Midway Indoor Pool. Whether it’s swimming, water polo, or aquatic team challenges, this facility offers a wet and fun setting for your team to connect and enjoy physical activities.

Price: $45

Address: 2390 W University Ave, St Paul, MN 55114

Website: https://www.flanneljaxs.com/

Minneapolis Team Building FAQ

What outing should I book if I have a really large group? 

We advise professional help(not that kind). Call us. We specialize in large group satisfaction and will make sure you group walks away smiling.

What is the most popular team building activity in Minneapolis? 

It’s impossible to say BUT from the events we produce, we see a LOT of bookings for our Iron Team Challenge, Scavenger Hunts, and skateboard charity events.

How much should we budget for team building in Minneapolis?

Team building prices can vary wildly, but luckily, we’ve got a blog post on that very subject.


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