Activity Idea: Airplane Viewing Area at MSP

New Airport Viewing Area at MSP | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Have you discovered this new gem yet?? Your kids are going to LOVE it! The Minneapolis Airport just opened a new airplane viewing area on October 17th, and it’s pretty darn cool!

You drive right into the heart of the airport – passing planes taking off, driving under runways. Our first time driving there, I felt like I was going to get arrested for driving in the wrong area, despite checking the map before we left! But at the end of the winding road is a small parking lot with a grassy area with benches and picnic tables – the perfect size for your kiddos to run around with arms stretched out pretending they’re airplanes!

When we were there, planes were landing in front of us, and taking off behind us. The kids loved watching the big planes and the ity bity “baby” planes. But the best part is that it’s FREE! So pack up a thermos of hot chocolate, some snacks, and a warm blanket (or for date night, some wine!), and go watch your kids eyes light up as they watch the airplanes!

**Click on the pink word “map” in the post and the map will open in a new page.**

7 Responses to Activity Idea: Airplane Viewing Area at MSP

  1. Lana November 5, 2015 at 11:11 AM #

    Could you share how to get there or where to find directions plz?

    • Kim
      Kim November 5, 2015 at 2:18 PM #

      If you click the pink word “map” in the post it will open the map in a new page for ya!

  2. Jacqueline November 5, 2015 at 7:10 PM #

    Oh my goodness, thank you! My toddler likes watching the planes fly over our backyard so much, I bet he’ll love this! I was just wishing I knew where we could go to get a better look without the cops showing up ;-).

    • Kim
      Kim November 6, 2015 at 2:31 PM #

      He’ll love this! Planes every direction! Just dress warmly because it’s extra windy there!!

  3. tizzy November 6, 2015 at 6:36 AM #

    Cocoa check, blanket check, here we come my little josephine and micah will lose their minds with joy! And you can’t beat the price point! Thanks for sharing!

    • Kim
      Kim November 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM #

      Thanks, tizzy! Hope you guys have fun!


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