3. Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, Alexandria
For the perfect getaway or family vacation don’t miss Arrowwood Resort. The resort comes complete with a ton of wet and dry fun. People of all ages will love Big Splash Minnesota Indoor Waterpark. The thirty-eight thousand square foot park boasts three, four story waterslides, a lazy river, whirl pool, and a kiddie area complete with a five hundred gallon dumping bucket. For dryland fun, be sure to check out the horse stables. You can go for a forty-five minute guided trail ride and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area. For smaller children there are riding lessons or lead arounds. If you aren’t too sure about horses, try the tractor drawn hayrides. Golf enthusiasts will love the beautiful golf course which offers nine or eighteen holes. There’s a marina which rents boats, or feel free to bring your own. The resort also has a spa and awesome dining options.