Other Dog Activities in Minnesota

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We've got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in Minnesota too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in Minnesota here.

Pet Friendly Vali-Hi Drive In Theatre
Vali-Hi Drive In Theatre Vali-hi Drive-In welcomes pets, kids, and families to their fun theater, complete with concessions and an arcade! People bring grills and food for picnics. See Details
Pet Friendly Lyndale Park Rose Garden
Lyndale Park Rose Garden Also known as Lake Harriett Rose Garden, pets are welcome on-leash in this lovely rose garden, which is a great spot for a walk or to relax over a good book. Garden hours are 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Parking is available for an additional fee. See Details
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Located on the campus of the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden features more than 40 works throughout 11 acres. Dogs are welcome to join their humans as they amble through the artistry of the garden. Just make sure to keep your pet leashed at all times and clean up after him. See Details
Franconia Sculpture Garden This is an outdoor sculpture park. Dogs are always welcome, providing they are non-aggressive and socialized. See Details
Gooseberry Falls State Park Gooseberry Falls State Park is pet-friendly. The park is home to spectacular waterfalls, a river gorge, and lots of Lake Superior shoreline. There are twenty miles of trails along the Gooseberry River, leading to scenic views of waterfalls. The paved trail in the park will lead to the Gitchi Gami State Trail. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Gooseberry Falls State Park, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and all mess is cleaned up after them. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
Minnetonka Orchards Minnetonka Orchards is pet-friendly. This popular orchard provides leashed dogs and their owners with an awesome place to hang out and explore. They're home to a U-Pick apple orchard and a retail barn packed full of apple-based delights. They also have a great selection of gourds, cinderella pumpkins and squash. Minnetonka Orchards is open every day of the week from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Itasca State Park Take your pet and visit the Headwaters of the Mississippi River and the many historic sites in the park. The park features over 30 miles of pet friendly hiking trails and pet friendly pontoons for relaxing and sight -seeing are available for rent.. See Details
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Standing tall along the shores of Lake Bemidji since 1937, the Paul Bunyan and Babe and Blue Ox statues are one of America's most impressive roadside attractions. Leashed dogs can marvel at the wonder with their owners. It makes for a great photo op. This roadside marvel is open 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and is closed on Sunday. See Details
Jay Cooke State Park Dogs are allowed on a leash under six feet at Jay Cooke State Park in Minnesota. This public park is a paradise for dog walkers, with 50 miles of wooded trails along the river banks and a further 8 miles of paved trails elsewhere in the park. The trails will take you through wooded areas and along the river to great scenic views. Dogs and their owners who visit in the spring will be astonished by the amount of wildflowers in bloom. To preserve the cleanliness of the park, please clean up after your pet. Jay Cooke State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
PUCCI Power Doga Unfortunately, PUCCI Power Doga is currently not hosting any upcoming events. See Details
Little Thistle Brewing Little Thistle Brewing is pet-friendly. This brewery and taproom is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious brew with your leashed pooch. Hungry Hounds can enjoy an item from one of the many food trucks that frequents the brewery car park. Little Thistle Brewing is open Tuesday through Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Fort Snelling State Park Fort Snelling State Park is pet-friendly. Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, dogs and their owners can explore the trails in the area that link up to an extensive regional trail system. Make sure you keep Fido on a leash during their visit and clean up any mess that they leave behind. Fort Snelling, which dates from 1820, can be accessed through the state park and requires a separate fee. Fort Snelling State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
Afton State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Afton State Park on the St. Croix River. You and Fido will discover a half-mile, self-guided interpretive trail that weaves through a restored prairie forest, several scenic overlooks to view the river valley, and a couple of picnic areas. Pets are welcome on a leash under six feet, as long as owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. Afton State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
Modist Brewing Co. Modist Brewing Co., located in Minneapolis, MN, is a casual brewery and taproom that serves up a variety of delicious brews. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly joint while you try a Cold Press Coffee Lager, a Mexican Dark Chocolate Stout, or even a Strawberry Milkshake IPA. Modist Brewing Co. is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
The Dog Tank The Dog Tank is pet-friendly. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome to come try this 45' dock diving pool. Come and swim, learn about the sport of dock diving, get acclimated to the atmosphere of dock diving, or just take a lap in the pool to cool off on a hot Minnesota day. They offer classes, private swim, private lessons, and group swims for families and get-togethers. The Dog Tank is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm, Friday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company Located in downtown Minneapolis, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company is dog-friendly! Leashed, well-behaved and house-trained dogs are welcome in both its taproom and outdoor VIP (very important paws) area, year-round. The Brewing Company specializes in "seasonal craft beers of the North, ranging from traditional styles to limited releases inspired by local farms." Lakes & Legends Brewing Company is open Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday from 3pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
Sociable Cider Werks Sociable Cider Werks, located in Minneapolis, MN, is a casual taproom that serves up a variety of tasty brews. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly tables while you enjoy your day. They do have a resident food truck so that you can grab something to eat along with your beer. Sociable Cider Werks is open Monday from 4pm to 10pm, Wednesday from 4pm to 10pm, Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday from 4pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Sisyphus Brewing Sisyphus Brewing is dog-friendly! Leashed pets are welcome to join their owners for a craft beer both inside and outside of the brewery. Along with a beer menu that changes weekly, Sisyphus features live podcasts, comedy and music, and a food truck six days a week. Sisyphus Brewing is open Monday through Wednesday from 3pm to 10pm, Thursday from 3pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from Noon to Midnight, and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. See Details
Petro Albert Lea This gas station has an Iron Skillet, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Cold Stone Creamery and a Travel Store. This location also has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product. See Details
Minneopa State Park Minneopa State Park is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at this park, famed for the cascading waterfalls. The best way to view the stunning falls is on the trail that encircles them, leading down a limestone stairway to the valley below. The rest of the area can be explored on the many trails that wind through oak savanna and native prairie grasslands. Many of the trails overlook the scenic Minnesota River Valley. Pet owners are reminded to keep dogs on a leash throughout their stay and to clean up any mess that they leave behind. Minneopa State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
Deardorff Orchards Dogs are welcome at Deardorff Orchards, 125 acres covered with 3,000 apple trees that contain ten different varieties. While you pick yourselves a bag full of fine fruit, your pooch can enjoy water stations around the orchard and watch you use the waste bags provided to pick up after them. There are even treats available for well-behaved pooches picking fruit. Deardorff Orchards is open during picking season on Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Twin Spirits Distillery Twin Spirits Distillery, located in Minneapolis, MN, is a casual cocktail bar that serves up a variety of strong, tasty drinks. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly establishment while you enjoy your day. Twin Spirits Distillery is open Wednesday 4pm to 10pm, Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday from 4pm to 12am, and Saturday from 3pm to 12am. See Details
10,000 Drops Craft Distillers 10,000 Drops in Faribault is a pet-friendly distillery. They serve up whiskeys, gins and rums that have been carefully crafted in their distillery. It was founded with the goal of crafting the highest quality American spirits, in the spirit of the American craftsman. They began production of their Whiskey and Rums and opened their cocktail lounge in 2018. See Details