Around MN

Site Seeing

 Mall of America

  •   Premier shopping and entertainment inside of the country’s largest shopping mall
  •   Bloomington, MN |
  •   Catch the Blue Line Light Rail Train at the Government Plaza Station along 5th St. S., near 3rd Ave. S. It will take you directly    to the MOA


 Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & Walker Art Center

  •  Contemporary indoor and outdoor art venue featuring the popular Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture
  •  Downtown Minneapolis: 1750 Hennepin Avenue |
  •  Less than a mile west of the Convention Center; a 15 minute walk taking you through scenic Loring Park


 Nice Ride

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul is ranked as one of the best biking cities in the country. Explore the Twin Cities by bike with many memorable tours! Over 1500 bikes are for rent at over 170 stations throughout the city. Rentals start at $4 per 30 minutes
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: Station 30012 at Grant & Marquette Avenue; Station 30052 Grant & Nicollet Avenue |


 Lake Minnetonka

 Mill City Museum

  • A museum along the Mississippi River, built into the ruins of what was the world’s largest flour mill, telling the historic story of the City of Minneapolis.
  • Downtown Minneapolis: 704 South 2nd
  • 15 minute walk from the Convention Center, through downtown, to the Mississippi River



 Minnesota State Fair

 Minneapolis Institute of Art


 Foshay Museum & Observation Deck

  • Minnesota’s first skyscraper, built in 1929 and based on the image of the Washington Monument. Renovated in 2008 as a luxury hotel, including the best steakhouse (Manny’s) in downtown and a modern “speakeasy” bar on the 27th floor (Prohibition Room).
  • 821 Marquette
  • A 4-block walk from the Convention Center.


 Minnehaha Regional Park

 The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

  • Explore the many beautiful natural features of Minneapolis on one of the country’s longest continuous systems of public urban parkway. It has been the preeminent urban parkway system for more than a century and can be enjoyed by foot or bike.
  • The Grand Rounds begin at various locations throughout Minneapolis, with the nearest being the Mississippi River or Minnehaha Falls.


 Downtown Stillwater

  • Shopping and tourism in “the birthplace” of Minnesota. One of the state’s quaintest downtowns, located along the St. Croix River.
  • Home to a current “mega-project,” the St. Croix River crossing, connecting Minnesota to Wisconsin.
  • 40 minute car ride east of Minneapolis.
  • Enjoy a river cruise down the St. Croix on a paddlewheel boat. Excursions leave from Stillwater.


 Minnesota History Center

  • Minnesota’s “soul” revealed through a variety of historic exhibits and collections.
  • Walking distance from the State Capitol and the St. Paul Cathedral – to augment your historic experience!
  • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN
  • Catch the Green Line Light Rail Train at the Government Plaza Station along 5th St. S., near 3rd Ave. S. Ride it to the Capitol/Rice Street Station in St. Paul.


 James J. Hill House

  • The James J. Hill House is part of the Minnesota Historical Society’s network of 26 historic sites and museums. It is a National Historic Landmark and previous residence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway.
  • A short walk from the Minnesota History Center (noted above).
  • 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN
  • 15 minute car ride from the Convention Center.


 Como Park Conservatory & Zoo

  • For over 100 years Como Park has served as an outdoor haven for the Metro’s urban population. The Conservatory’s Victorian glasshouse is on the National Registry of Historic Places. A free admission park includes a zoo, indoor gardens and amusement park.
  • 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN
  • 15 minute car ride from the Convention Center.

 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum



Minnesota Tourism



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