Explore the Twin Cities

EXPLORE MINNESOTA
www.exploreminnesota.com
Travel information on Minnesota, including lodging, attractions, events, free brochures and more

 


VISIT TWIN CITIES TOURISM SITE
www.visit-twincities.com
Visit Twin Cities is your guide to everything Minneapolis, St. Paul & the surrounding suburbs have to offer in dining, shopping, entertainment & attractions. BLOOMINGTON, MN, TOURISM SITE www.bloomingtonmn.org Choose from hundreds of fun-filled Bloomington, MN attractions and adventures that are sure to make your vacation a memorable one. Bloomington attractions include the Mall of America®, Water Park of America, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, museums, outdoor activities and more! The Big Ticket™ Adventure Pass is the official attraction pass of Mall of America and the Twin Cities, and it is THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN! Experience three days of attraction hopping at top must-see, Bloomington – Minneapolis – Saint Paul hot spots, at a 30 percent savings off of regular admission prices. An adult pass is $89 and a child pass is $79! The bundled attraction pass makes it simple and affordable to visit key destinations: Nickelodeon Universe®: All Day wristband SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium: All Day Admission Minnesota Zoo: General Admission & Parking IMAX® Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo: One IMAX Film Science Museum of Minnesota: General Admission

 


MALL OF AMERICA
www.mallofamerica.com
See everything that the Mall of America in Bloomington has to offer. With 520 shops, 50 restaurants and action-packed attractions, there’s a lot to explore! Remember –no state tax on clothing and shoes.

 


ACES FLIGHT SIMULATION AT MALL OF AMERICA
www.flyaces.com
Take full control of sophisticated flight simulators that are duplicates of those used to train military pilots.

 


AMERICAN GIRL AT MALL OF AMERICA
www.americangirl.com
Find shops featuring all of our characters – from historical favorites to My
American Girl dolls to current Girl of the Year – plus Bitty Baby and the Bitty Twins.
Add to the fun by exploring outfits, accessories, and furniture that help make every doll’s world
complete.

 


CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE AT MALL OF AMERICA
www.crayolaexperience.com/mallofamerica
Crayola Experience is the only place in the world where the magic of Crayola comes to
life. Here, you’re always encouraged to let your creativity run free, to color outside
the lines and to play, explore, and learn.

 


FLYOVER AMERICA AT MALL OF AMERICA
www.flyover-america.com
FlyOver America is a flight simulation ride that brings guests on a breathtaking,
aerial tour of some of the greatest landmarks and regions throughout the United
States in virtual flight technology.

 


THE LEGO STORE AT MALL OF AMERICA
www.lego.com
Be prepared: this is a Lego store. It’s hard to walk in and not want to really buy
something. It’s kind of like Lego heaven.

 


NICKELODEON UNIVERSE AT MALL OF AMERICA
www.nickelodeonuniverse.com
A one-of-a-kind theme park. Located in the center of Mall of America, Nickelodeon
Universe® features seven acres of unique attractions and entertainment.

 


SEALIFE MINNESOTA AQUARIUM AT MALL OF AMERICA
www.visitsealife.com
SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium is a public aquarium located in the Mall of America in
Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. It is home to thousands of aquatic creatures,
including a large collection of sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and freshwater fish.

 


MINNESOTA TWINS BASEBALL
minnesota.twins.mlb.com
Games played at TCF Stadium in Minneapolis before/during/after the Midwest:
August 15, 16, and 17: Twins vs Cleveland Indians
August 18, 19, and 20: Twins vs Arizona Diamondbacks

 


US BANK STADIUM TOURS – VIKINGS FOOTBALL STADIUM
www.usbankstadium.com/stadium-tours
Host to 2018 Super Bowl 52!
Get a VIP tour around U.S. Bank Stadium by purchasing tickets to one of our 90-
minute tours. U.S. Bank Stadium tour guides will give you an inside look with their
knowledge of the stadium and behind-the-scene access. $14-19

 


AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE
www.asimn.org
The American Swedish Institute is a gathering place for all people to share
experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts,
informed by enduring links to Sweden.

 


BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP
www.bravenewworkshop.com
Hilarious, and thought-provoking original comedy, improv and satire theater.

 


CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRE
www.chanhassendt.com
Visit the nation’s largest professional dinner theatre recognized for over 40
years of fine dining and outstanding professional musical theatre. “Grease”
playing through October 28.

 


COMO ZOO & CONSERVATORY
www.comozooconservatory.org
The park, zoo and conservatory are owned by the City of Saint Paul. The attractions
also include an amusement park, a carousel, Lake Como, a golf course, a pool and
more.

 


GRAY LINE AWARD WINNING CITY TOUR
www.grayline.com/tours/minneapolis
minneapolis-st-paul-5865_1/
See Minneapolis & St. Paul’s historic beauty with the help of an experienced Gray Line
guide.

 


GUTHRIE THEATER
http://www.guthrietheater.org/
Offered during MSA:
“Sunday in the Park with George”
“Native Gardens”
“Holler Session”
Backstage Tour
Public Architecture Tour

 


HISTORIC FORT SNELLING
http://www.historicfortsnelling.org/
Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about
military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade
history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and much more.

 


IMAX THEATRES AT MINNESOTA ZOO & MN SCIENCE MUSEUM
www.imax.com

 


JAMES J. HILL HOUSE
mnhs.org/historic-sites/james-j-hill-house
Rugged stone, massive scale, fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall
the powerful presence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway.

 


MILL CITY MUSEUM
www.millcitymuseum.org
Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, Mill City
Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages
learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city
of Minneapolis.

 


MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART
new.artsmia.org
Extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the
country. From Monet to Matisse, Asian to African, 40,000-year-old artifacts to world-
famous masterpieces.

 


MINNESOT__CHILDREN’S_MUSEUM
www.mcm.org
Sparking learning through play. Experience the power of play.

 


MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER
www.mnhistorycenter.org
An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits.

 


MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM
www.arboretum.umn.edu
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a top visitor attraction, is more than 1,200
acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods and miles of trails.

 


MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL
www.mnhs.org/capitol
Take a free guided tour to see the restoration effort up close and get an overview of
Capitol history, art, architecture and state government.

 


MINNESOTA ZOO
www.mnzoo.org
Cutting-edge exhibits provide exciting experiences with animals and their habitats
introducing guests to species from around the globe.

 


THE MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ART
www.tmora.org
The Twin Cities’ window to Russian art, history, and culture.

 


NORMANDALE JAPANESE GARDENS
www.normandale.edu/community/japanese-garden
A two-acre oasis on the campus of Normandale Junior College in Bloomington. The
beauty and serenity of the garden make it ideal for contemplation and renewal of
the spirit. The garden is open year-round at no charge.

 


PREMIUM OUTLET STORES IN EAGAN
www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/twin-cities
The new 409,000-square-foot Outlet Center offers area residents and visitors an
upscale outlet shopping experience, with an impressive collection of more than 100
outlet stores including; Polo Ralph Lauren, Vera Bradley Outlet, Nike Factory Store,
Under Armour Outlet and much more.

 


PRINCE TOURS
www.princethetour.com
Join us on this memorable trip traveling Greater Minneapolis area and sightseeing to
Prince’s iconic Paisley Park. Does not include touring Paisley Park.

 


PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK TOUR
www.officialpaisleypark.com
Fans will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was
like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and
remarkable production complex.

 


SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA
www.smm.org
Located on Kellogg Boulevard and overlooking the Mississippi River, the Science
Museum of Minnesota offers guests a unique opportunity to explore all kinds of
science learning. Positioned in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, the museum
attracts visitors from around the Midwest.

 


TWIN CITIES FOOD TOUR
www.twincitiesfoodtours.com
Ours combine delicious food tastings from a variety of top restaurants and
specialty food stores and insight into the history of the area, while highlighting
noteworthy architecture during a three hour journey.

 


VALLEYFAIR
www.valleyfair.com
Valleyfair is the Twin Cities’ amusement park. Discover an adventure for the whole family,
including soaring coasters, Planet Snoopy and the area’s premier waterpark.

 


WABASHA STREET CAVES
www.wabashastreetcaves.com
The Wabasha Street Caves is an event hall built into the sandstone caves located on the south
shore of the Mississippi River in downtown Saint Paul. The caves have been home to
mobsters, speakeasies and now offers historical tours.

 


WALKER ART CENTER
www.walkerart.org
The Walker Art Center ranks among the five most-visited modern/contemporary art
museums in the United States and, together with the adjacent Minneapolis
Sculpture Garden, attracts more than 700,000 visitors per year.