25 Best Team Building Activities in the Twin Cities/Minnesota

If you are trying to plan a corporate Team Building Activity in Minneapolis/St. Paul (or anywhere in Minnesota) you are reading the right article!

 We have compiled a diversified array of incredible Team Building and Team Bonding events and locations all around The Twin Cities and across Minnesota guaranteed to help your team bond, communicate, and most of all, have fun!

 A little bit of advice before you start scrolling…

 Whether you end up hiring a professional company to create a city-wide scavenger hunt - or you opt for a do it yourself” activity and simply take your team bowling - just make sure that you pick an activity that breaks you out of your typical silos and allows everyone in your group to get to know each other.

 For instance, if you go bowling, MIX IT UP. Put everyone into smaller groups that dont typically spend time together. Put Jill from Accounting on the same team with Pete from Product Development so theyll have an opportunity to bond with one another. Otherwise, youll just have the same people having the same conversations – in a different setting. Dont get us wrong, its nice to have a different setting – but its even nicer when everyone gets to know each other a bit better. Trust us - itll be great for your teams spirit and camaraderie!

 We hope you get inspired by reading through our 25 Best Minnesota Team Building Activities.

 If you dont have time to read the entire blog and you need to plan an event, or you would really just like a human being to bounce some corporate retreat ideas off of, feel free to reach out to us at info@feetfirstevents.com, or call (888) 392-1636. We cant wait to help plan your next team event!

25 Best Team Building Activities in the Twin Cities Area

   1. Experience your own Amazing Race in a local neighborhood (downtown, Mall of America, out on the lakes and a bunch of other options…!)

Dont worry, it isnt a foot race – and the fastest team isnt always the winning team. Instead, your teams will strategize how to achieve the most points as you explore a neighborhood.

 Teams solve puzzles, crack codes, and film each other doing a range of hilarious activities including dance moves, reenacting scenes from movies, even staging an epic ninja battle!

 Beat the other teams while discovering the city in a creative and very memorable way…!

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   2. Share Laughs with the Game Show Extravaganza!

Lets face it, there are a lot of pub trivia nights or trivia gameshows, and we have tried many of them. This one stands out-- as it is hosted by some highly energetic, hilarious hosts - and the experience is extremely interactive!

 Rather than having individual contestants, the Game Show Extravaganza has everyone competing in Teams – which makes it a lot more interactive and FUN! The show includes several games including Jeopardy, Trivia, Family Feud and Minute to Win It!

 You can also include customized content with questions about your company, products, even the participants themselves! By adding inside jokes about your group, everyone feels like they are a part of the show. You will have a blast as you compete to be the Game Show Champions!



   3. Take your group to a park and participate in Survivor Games!

Before you get too concerned, in our version of Survivor Games, no one gets voted off the island – and we promise you dont have to be athletic to be successful in this event. Instead, we have taken our experience as consultants for the Survivor TV show, and we have designed a series of challenges that will give each team an opportunity to test the mental and physical strengths of its members in a highly amusing fashion!

 You might be launching Rubber Chicken over 100 feet using three-person slingshots; or using Pedometers to count your steps as you form Human Bobsleds. You might compete in a Muscle Build” Dance-Off wearing a giant onesie filled with balloons. Or you can test your vocabularies with Giant Words with Friends!  

 We can also include Company Trivia Bonus Points and Spirit Points – to keep the competition lively at all times! This program usually lasts about two hours, with a super-fun awards ceremony at the end of the challenges.

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   4. Great Charity Challenge – Donate Bicycles, Wheelchairs, School Supplies…

This an amazing opportunity to bond with your coworkers while giving back to a local charity. The event itself is extremely high-energy and interactive, with teams competing in short, fast-paced - and hilarious challenges!

 In addition to winning points for each challenge, the teams also win items to create Care Packages or parts to build a variety of items that will ultimately be donated to a local charity.

 You can choose from a variety of items for many different charities, including Household Items, Personal Hygiene Items and Non-Perishable Foods for Local Homeless Shelters or Military Families, Wheelchairs for Senior Centers, Bicycles or Backpacks with School Supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs.

 Your group will have a great time playing the games during the event – but it will also prove to be a very moving experience for everyone involved when the items are donated to a representative from the charity at the conclusion of the program.

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   5. Hidden MN Escape Rooms

 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.

More info… https://hiddenmn.com/


   6. 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.

For more information: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks-destinations/parks-lakes/minnehaha_regional_park/ 


   7. A Murder Mystery Dinner

Americas largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show is now playing in Minnesota! Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware- The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it!

For more information….. https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/minneapolis/ 


   8. Interactive Cooking Classes with 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.

For more info: https://cooksbellecour.com/team-building/  


   9. 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.

For more information… https://www.bowlero.com/ 


   10. Get outdoors and go shoot things

Prior Lake, MN is home to Minnesota’s premier outdoor recreation and hospitality destination… Horse and Hunt! Gather your group in one of their quaint cottages on-site or in the Grand Hall with access to Wi-Fi, AV and projection screens to conduct meetings. Then include a unique day of guided clay shooting competition and enjoy the 600 acre property. Professional staff will take care of everything so you can focus on the fun. Horse and Hunt offers equipment, ammunition and gun rental, safety instruction by a certified trained shooting professional, and can arrange for scoring and prizes for competitions.

 For more information… https://horseandhunt.com/ 


   11. Wine Tasting at The Tasting Room!

 A wine tasting is a wonderful way for friends, coworkers or organizations to connect, laugh, and learn something new. They also make for magical customer prospecting or customer relationship building events. 

 For more information… https://www.thetastingroommpls.com/ 


   12. Take a St. 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.

For more info: https://tcsegway.com/tours/st-paul-history-tour/ 


   13. TopGolf

 Make your next event unforgettable with our new team building activities! These events are designed to build trust and cooperation, and challenge your team to think strategically. Our all-inclusive packages include game play, food, drinks and a dedicated staff to make sure everything runs smoothly. With several locations all over the Twin Cities area, you can surely find one convenient for your entire team.

 For more information… https://topgolf.com/us/minneapolis/ 


   14. The Legendary Minnesota State Fair

This one def depends on timing, but if you can do The Fair it’s worth the trip!  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.

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


   15. Take on a Challenge Course

Head out (or in!) to conquer a ropes course. In this kind of energizing experience, team members will overcome a series of obstacles and puzzles designed to challenge their problem-solving skills and promote self-reflection.

For more info… https://thefunlabcenter.com/corporate-events/ (indoor)

For more info… https://www.sandcreekadventures.com/ (outdoor)


   16. Get Bouncy at Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

 When you think of the whole office spending a day at a Trampoline Park to do some team-building, its all too easy to roll your eyes and dismiss the idea as something out of zany TV sitcom, but youd be oh so mistaken. There are serious benefits to group play that can create profound changes in your team dynamics, the kinds of changes that can help a struggling team find its stride, raise morale, and even create positive effects on mental health.

 For more information… https://www.zerogravitymn.com/ 


   17. The Minnesota Zoo

 When you want an event to make an impression, you cant beat the natural ambiance of the Minnesota Zoo. With tons of diverse exhibits and a beautiful setting, the Zoo is the perfect backdrop for birthday parties, socials, quinceañeras, weddings, corporate gatherings, holiday events and fundraisers.

 For more information… https://mnzoo.org/programs-events/ 


   18. Punch Bowl Social

At Punch Bowl Social, games make for the perfect ice breaker. Rent a VR lounge, bowling lanes, or a karaoke room. Or challenge your attendees to a game of ping-pong or pool. There’s also plenty of old-school arcade and video games. Arrange a buffet with comfort food like homemade chicken and waffles, or pass shareable plates such as roasted chicken quesadillas and hummus.


For more information: https://punchbowlsocial.com/private-events/minneapolis/ 


   19. Paintball, Airsoft, Capture the Flag! 

 For those who seek the thrill of playing outdoor action sports, some time at the Paintball Park offers a heck of a great time. Most venues truly specialize in Private Parties and can customize an exhilarating day of getting after it!

 For more information… https://visit-twincities.com/hit-the-road/stories/top-5-paintball-courses-in-the-twin-cities/ 


   20. Satisfy the need for speed with some Go-Karting

 Bring your team racing for their team building activities! The experience is a unique program that is not found anywhere else. With excitement both on and off the kart track, participants work together to score maximum points for their team and claim the top step on the podium. And without thinking about it, theyll also gain some valuable team building benefits while having fun.

 For more information… https://prokartindoor.com/ 


   21. See a game 

Take the team out to the ball game for an unforgettable team building activity in the Twin Cities. Whether it’s the T-Wolves, the Twins, the Vikings or the Wild, Minnesota sports is HOT! Some good food, drinks and a great game are just the ingredients you need for a fun team building activity. 

For more info… https://www.exploreminnesota.com/things-to-do/professional-sports#!grid~~~Featured~1~~ 


   22. Throw a Casino Party

Large and small businesses alike often choose to reward employees with a fun and engaging office party or corporate event.  Not only do these events show appreciation to employees for their hard work, but they can also motivate workers to continue in their diligent effort.  Additionally, management teams find that a well-planned event can promote team spirit and camaraderie among employees.  Many businesses find that an office casino party is just the thing to give employees a much needed break and to provide ongoing motivation.

For more info… https://aceentertainment.com/ 


   23. Interactive Virtual Reality Experience at REM5

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.

For more info… https://www.rem5vr.com/ 


   24. Mixology Classes 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.

For more information: https://norsemandistillery.com/tickets 


   25. Axe Throwing (all the rage these days)

For your next group party in Chicago, host an axe-throwing party with Bad Axe Throwing. Your team members will build friendships and make memories as they learn how to hurl an axe at a target while enjoying great food and fun drinks.  

For more information… https://badaxethrowing.com/locations/axe-throwing-minneapolis/