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Top Ten Minneapolis Area
Play with some REALLY BIG toys. Discover the fun of operating
heavy equipment. Perfect your driving skills on incredible earth
moving machines. Full day or half day programs. Located in Hastings,
just 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.
Mill City Museum
A National Historic Landmark built into the ruins of what was
once the world’s largest flour mill. Dramatic city views and hands
fun. Learn about the flour industry, the river and the growth
of the city of Minneapolis.
Walker Art Center
Eleven galleries of modern and contemporary art, cinema and performance
theater, plus café and gift shop. Stunning Minneapolis Sculpture
Garden adjacent. Dowtown location. Walker was the first public
art gallery in the upper Midwest and today is considered one of
the “big five” art museums in the country.
Catch a production at this renowned and respected regional theater.
Incredible resident company of actors performing classics as well
as new works. The original 1963 building was replaced in 2006
with a new state of the art theater - tours are available.
Mall of America
Fifteen minutes from downtown Minneapolis/St Paul. The most famous
Mall in America. Enjoy Legoland, SeaLife Aquarium, American Girl
Store and Nickolodeon Universe, the largest indoor theme park.
Tour this multipurpose stadium which was originally home to
the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings and a college team as well.
It’s the third domed facility in the US and was built in 1982.
Today it remains the only air-supported structure. The Vikings
continue to make The Metrodome their home field but the Twins
moved to Target Field an open-air stadium built specifically for
them in 2010.
How about driving a former military tank? This incredible adventure
takes place in Kasota, MN about an hour and a half from the Minneapolis/St
Paul airport. Advance arrangements are required to drive one of
their tanks and while you’re at it, how about crushing a car too!
The Minneapolis Queen Riverboat departs from Boom Island Park
in the historic riverfront district of downtown Minneapolis. Built
in 2004 this is a fun way to see the city from the river. Public
and private cruises on the Mississippi are offered.
Bike Friendly Minneapolis
Minneapolis has been named “Top Bike Friendly City in the US”
by Biking Magazine. There are urban trails and those that will
take you along the river and outside the city. A bike share program
is in place that encourages this eco/green way of travel for short
distances. Busses carry bike racks. Go for a spin!
Fulton Brewing Company
Located not far from Target Field, sign up for one of their factory
tours. Only 20 people can be accommodated on tours offered at
1, 2 or 3 o’clock on Saturday afternoons. Come see “ordinary guys
brewing extraordinary beer.” Their tap room has additional hours
on Thursday – Sunday and during Twins games. Check their website