If you find yourself visiting our facility in Minneapolis, here are ten fun ways to spend your spare time.
Mall of America
This landmark located next to the airport offers the shopper a true nirvana-like experience. The largest indoor mall in the USA features over 400 stores on 3 levels, an indoor amusement park complete with roller coasters, an aquarium experience, movie theater, and dinning from casual to fine. Free light rail to the airport from the mall.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis’ premier art museum rivals the more famous museums. Containing a wide range of classic and modern art, there is sure to be something that appeals to all art lovers.
Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes (actually its 11,842), and most of them contain a range of fish waiting for you. There are a number of guide services, boat rental, and pier fishing opportunities in the cities and outstate locations. If you’re visiting in the winter, try your luck at ice fisihing. Check out the MN DNR website for more information. Licenses are available online or at most sporting goods stores.
During the summer months there are a number of local celebrations throughout the twin cities area that offer fun, food, art, and activities. Check the exploremn.com site for a list of upcoming activities.
Go take a hike
The Twin Cities has lots of trails from paved walking paths to more rugged off road opportunities. A favourite is to walk the Minneapolis lakes; these well-used trails are safe, easy, and offer nice views of the city and the opportunity to step off the trail into Minneapolis’ upbeat uptown area for socializing and dining. ‘
Our facility is just up the road from Edinburgh golf course, a world class facility that is open to the public. If a quicker game is what you seek, a number of smaller par 3 type courses are available.
Minnesotans love their cabins. If you are going to be here over the weekend, look into renting a cabin, or stay at a resort for the weekend. It can be just the thing to help you relax after a busy week. www.exploreminnesota.com/places-to-stay/resorts. If you don’t mind a 3 1/2 hour drive, you can see the place where the Mississippi River begins in Itasca State Park, springing forth from a small lake and a pile of rocks in the deep woods of Minnesota.
Go for a drive
MN has a number of scenic drives. Take a few hours or a day to see part of the state from the comfort of your rental car.
See a show
New York may be the place to see Broadway shows, but Minneapolis boasts a number of great venues to see a comedy, musical, opera, or orchestra.
- www.guthrietheater.org Plays, everything from classics to comedy’s
- www.ordway.org A number of different productions including the MN Opera
- www.first-avenue.com A popular venue for local and national rock bands
- www.minnesotaorchestra.org Minnesota’s very own orchestra
- www.acmecomedycompany.com Always a good laugh, local and national comedians
Choose your sport
The twin cities are home to a number of pro and semi pro sports teams. And, no, by semi pro, we don’t mean the Vikings.
- MN Vikings Football nfl.com/vikings
- MN Twins Baseball minnesota.twins.mlb.com
- MN Wild Hockey wild.nhl.com
- Saints Semi-Pro Baseball www.saintsbaseball.com
- U of M Gophers Sports www.gophersports.com