5861 Blaine Ave.,
Inver Grove Heights,
Distance from hotel: 2.1 miles
Enjoy a charter cruise along the Mississippi River on the "Spirit of St. Paul." It holds 145 passengers and runs during the spring summer and fall seasons. Cruises are available for sightseeing late afternoon cocktails dinner and Sunday brunch. The boat is available to privately charter including catering and a full bar on board.
4455 66th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Distance from hotel: 5.3 miles
As one of the state's oldest settlements this site hosts four simple limestone buildings from the era when the American Fur Company operated a regional trade with the Dakota between 1825 and 1853. The home of Henry Hastings Sibley the company's young regional manager was begun in 1838. Sibley's office as first state governor is located in one ell of the home.
1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy
Distance from hotel: 5.8 miles
The Science Museum of Minnesota founded in 1907 is a large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The Science Museum's programs combine research and collection facilities a public science education center extensive teacher education and school outreach programs and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater to provide science education to an audience of more than a million people per year.
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota
Distance from hotel: 5.9 miles
Minnesota's professional lacrosse team plays at the Xcel Enery Center from January to April.
175 West Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Ordway recognized as one of the United State's leading not-for-profit performing arts centers is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theatre world music dance jazz and vocal artists on its Main Hall and McKnight Theatre stages
345 Washington Street
The Xcel Energy Center is a one-of-a-kind multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul. The arena is home to the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Minnesota Swarm and more than 150 spectacular entertainment events annually. Since its opening in September 2000 the Xcel Energy Center has been recognized as one of the best venues worldwide including “Best Stadium Experience” in 2007 by ESPN the Magazine and “Best Fan Experience” by Forbes in 2006.
199 West Kellogg Boulevard
Distance from hotel: 6 miles
Hailed as America's premier chamber orchestra The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is internationally renowned for its artistic excellence and remarkable versatility of musical styles.
408 St. Peter Street
Distance from hotel: 6.1 miles
Minnesota Children's Museum is where fun meets learning. It's where kids can touch climb splash crawl push pull and press it all.
10 West Seventh Street
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Authentic 1930's art deco architecture makes it the "quintessential diner". Open 365 days a year 24 hours a day.
36 West 7th Street
Distance from hotel: 6.2 miles
Rugged stone massive scale fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall the powerful presence of James J. Hill builder of the Great Northern Railway. Guides lead tours that help you imagine family and servant life in the 1891 Gilded Age mansion.
240 Summit Avenue
Distance from hotel: 6.3 miles
Italian Renaissance Church styled after St. Peter's in Rome. Construction began in 1907 on the highest point in Saint Paul. In 1974 the Cathedral was placed on the National Register of Historical Buildings.
239 Selby Avenue
Distance from hotel: 6.4 miles
Completed in 1825 Fort Snelling was the hub of the Upper Mississippi area for over 30 years. During the Civil War Fort Snelling was a Union training center and during World War II processed and trained over 300000 US Army soldiers. Closed at the end of WWII the fort was named a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and has since been rebuilt and restored. Come take a guided tour enjoy a historic workshop or take advantage of the numerous walking trails and picnic areas.
At Highways 5 & 55 near Airport
Explore Minnesota's past through museum exhibits that feature large-scale objects hands-on experiences and multimedia presentations. Minnesota Historical Society.
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
Distance from hotel: 6.6 miles
The Minnesota State Capitol celebrated its centennial in 2005. The Capitol has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1972. Cass Gilbert was the architect of the Minnesota state capitol. He also designed the U.S. Supreme Court building (Washington D.C.) Woolworth building (New York City) U.S. Customs House (New York City) West Virginia & Arkansas state capitols.
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Distance from hotel: 8.5 miles
Grab a bag of fresh popcorn and see the latest films in this local movie theatre.
1188 Helmo Ave N
Distance from hotel: 9 miles
Mall of America is a super-regional shopping mall located in Bloomington Minnesota just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Open since 1992 the vast Bloomington attraction offers more than 20000 free parking spaces a pick-up and drop-off facility for motor coaches bus service and rail transit from MSP International Airport and downtown Minneapolis. As one of the most visited tourist destinations across the globe Mall of America features over 520 stores 50 restaurants and numerous attractions including Nickelodeon Universe® Sea Life™ Minnesota Aquarium Theatres at Mall of America and more. Nickelodeon Universe® boasts a seven-acres of rides for kids of every age. The roller coasters and thrill rides are exciting enough for teens and adults but still tame enough for some school-age kids. Housed indoors the park also makes a great indoor activity during the winter with plenty of exciting Minnesota things to do for young and old.
60 East Broadway
120 East Broadway
Distance from hotel: 9.3 miles
Perfect for families this zoo is home to a wide array of animals from the familiar to the exotic. Take in the close-up views of lions seals wolves gorillas and much more! Be sure to visit the incredible Marjorie McNeely Convervatory which features ten beautiful gardens specializing in lush plant life from all over the world.
1225 Estabrook Drive
Distance from hotel: 9.6 miles
Treat your senses to the most powerful and involving movie experience yet created. Our academy award winning IMAX technology brings images to life like no other. Experience an arm chair adventure that will take your breath away - literally!
12000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, Minnesota
More than 2800 animals from 5 continents in exhibits resembling their natural habitat. Discovery Bay Indonesian Rainforest and Family Farm. Outdoor exhibits viewed from climate controlled monorail. Open year round.
1300 Zoo Blvd
Located near Mall of America the Water Park of America soars 90 feet above the Twin Cities' skyline and provides wet and wild fun for both the young and young at heart. Surf on Minnesota's only Flow Rider Surf Simulator and catch a wave in the Lake Superior wave pool. And don’t forget to experience America's longest indoor family raft ride at ten stories tall and over a mile long! The Water Park of America offers a spa two restaurants 5800 sq. ft. arcade a cafe wireless internet and much more.
1700 East American Boulevard
Distance from hotel: 11.6 miles
9740 Grand Avenue South
The University of Minnesota campus spans the Mississippi River with campuses in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. See where thousands of undergraduates and scores of graduate students are schooled each year and you'll witness the institution that has become the Minneapolis community's most honored place of learning.
267 19th Avenue South
Distance from hotel: 12.3 miles
Nickelodeon Universe® the nation's largest indoor family theme park invites guests to take a whirlwind ride on the latest roller coaster the speeding and spiraling SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge. The theme park is home to seven acres of fun with more than 30 remarkable rides and attractions nine mouth watering places to eat plenty of entertainment and of course shopping.
5000 Center Court
Distance from hotel: 12.4 miles
In addition to being the home of the Minnesota Vikings the Metrodome has housed numerous amateur events cultural events and family focused activities. The Metrodome is the only facility in America to have hosted Major League Baseball's 1985 All Star Game two World Series two NCAA Final Fours and a Super Bowl.
900 South 5th Street
Distance from hotel: 12.5 miles
Travel through 4000 years of world history as you view more than 80000 works of sculpture photography paintings drawings and prints.
2400 3rd Ave S
Distance from hotel: 12.6 miles
The Guthrie Theater founded in 1963 is an American center for theater performance production education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world.
818 South 2nd Street
Located within the ruins of the Washburn Mill this museum chronicles the flour milling industry through multisensory and interactive exhibits.
704 S 2nd St
Distance from hotel: 12.9 miles
Enjoy regional theater at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater where world-class acts convene on the hottest stage in Minneapolis. From movie screenings to some of the most impressive theatre and comedy prepare to be entertained at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater.
810 West Lake Street
Distance from hotel: 13 miles
The Aquatic Center provides a wide variety of fun activities for all ages. Certified lifeguards are on duty at all times. The center offers water slides zero-depth entry playground water sprays fountains and much more!
901 Maple St
Distance from hotel: 13.3 miles
3849 Gallagher Drive
Distance from hotel: 13.4 miles
Opened in 1990 the Target Center is now home to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. The Target Center also frequently hosts other concerts performances and family shows. Located in the heart of downtown the Target Center is easily accessible by bus train or car and is surrounded by an abundance of restaurants and shopping.
600 First Avenue North
Bowling alley including bar food and plenty of lanes to compete with family and friends!
1600 Cedar Ave
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Distance from hotel: 13.5 miles
Formally established in 1927 the Walker Art Center began as the first public art gallery in the Upper Midwest. The museum's focus on modern art began in the 1940s when a gift from Mrs. Gilbert Walker made possible the acquisition of works by important artists of the day including sculptures by Pablo Picasso Henry Moore Alberto Giacometti and others. Opened in April 2005 the new Walker Art Center nearly double in size includes increased indoor and outdoor facilities allowing them to share more resources--from objects in the permanent collection to books in our library to an inside view of the artist's own creative process--with the growing audience.
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Distance from hotel: 13.6 miles
Opened in April 2010 Target Field is the new home of Minnesota’s MLB team the Twins. The new field will feature one of the closest seating bowls to the playing field in all of Major League Baseball boasting approximately 18500 infield seats. Target Field is equipped with wider seats and more legroom for fans and provides heated concessions restrooms and lounge areas for fans when the weather is less than perfect. The new field promises to provide fans with a unique MLB experience.
1 Twins Way
Distance from hotel: 14 miles
This Minneapolis family fun destination specializes in uncovering the history and science of electricity and magnetism exploring the mystery of these invisible forces through exciting exhibits and interactive displays.
3537 Zenith Avenue South
Distance from hotel: 14.2 miles
Sears Macy's and JC Penney plus 78 specialty shops & restaurants.
1178 Burnsville Ctr
Distance from hotel: 14.8 miles
Founded in 1989 White Bear Lake Sports Center of White Bear Lake MN is an indoor rink and open year round.
1328 Highway 96
Distance from hotel: 7.5 miles
Located in the heart of Minneapolis this lush green space includes a 53 foot waterfall.
4801 South Minnehaha Park Dr
Part of Ramsey County Parks this golf course features a mens club and junior program.
3200 McKNIGHT ROAD
With 48 runs 18 chairlifts terrain parks snowtubing Afton Alps is Minnesota's premier skiing and snowboarding destination.
6600 Peller Avenue
Distance from hotel: 13.2 miles
Great for hiking and biking.
Stoll along the tree-lined walkways through this scenic garden to view a magnificent collection of public art.
725 Vineland Place
Once an estate and apple orchard the Nature Center now offers daily access to over 15 miles of self-guided trails overlooking the scenic St Croix River. The Nature Center is also a natural habitat for great blue herons and bald eagles.
12805 St Croix Trail
Distance from hotel: 13.7 miles
3301 West 110th Street
9700 France Avenue South
Distance from hotel: 13.8 miles
This executive golf course has 2- 9 hole courses perfect for casual outings.
Located just off of Hwy 61 on 21st St E this park is a treasure for picnicking biking exploring and viewing the spectacular Vermillion Falls.
2101 Vermillion St
Distance from hotel: 14.5 miles
Swimming Beach Picnic Shelter Restrooms
2499 South Shore Blvd
Downhill skiing snowboarding and snow tubing November - March. Lessons available. BMX racing mountain biking and mountain boarding May - August.
15400 Buck Hill Road
1045 Park Ave.
Woodbury is located just southeast of St. Paul, the state's capital. The city is in close proximity to Minnesota's largest employer, 3M, and to the St. Croix River Valley, providing a beautiful natural setting and year-round recreational opportunities. Woodbury is known for its attractive residential neighborhoods, which are connected by more than 71 miles of multi-use trails and surrounded by 1,662 acres of dedicated park land. Residents have a wide choice of housing, ranging from apartments and townhomes to large-lot estates.
Distance from hotel: 6.8 miles
If it is shopping that you are looking for it was pretty much everything that you may be looking for. Stores such as Macy's, JC Penny's, Sears, Barnes and Noble, Old Navy and many more. Maplewood in known for St. Johns Hospital along with several other specialty clinics.
Saint Paul is the Arts and Culture Capital of the Midwest, with over 52,000 theater seats, three world class museums, and a vibrant grass roots arts community. Each year 7 million visitors come to see world renowned groups like the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, national treasures like Penumbra Theatre Company, and a music scene ranging from Mint Condition to Tapes and Tapes. Saint Paul has a literary history as rich as any, with giants from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Garrison Keillor.
Distance from hotel: 12 miles
Bloomington, home to the Mall of America and its 520 shops, which also includes Nickelodeon Universe, and Underwater Adventures Aquarium. The Mpls/St. Paul International Airport, located on the edge of Bloomington.
Distance from hotel: 12.1 miles
Apple Valley home of the Minnesota Zoo and the Great Clips Imax 3D. At the Minnesota Zoo you can journey into the Russia's Grizzly Coast and watch massive grizzly bears hunt for fish in the nearby water, listen to the playful calls of the sea otters, discover the stealth and beauty of the Amur leopards, and observe smart and curious wild boars. With more than 2400 animals representing over 400 species, you're assured of a new adventure every visit.
Lake Elmo is home of the Lake Elmo Airport, Washington County Fairgrounds, St. Croix Sensory, Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Oakdale Gun Club and many fabulous restaurants including the nationally known Lake Elmo Inn. Golf is available as well, including Tartann Park Golf Course, Country Air Golf Park and Cimarron Park Golf Course.
Distance from hotel: 12.8 miles
There are more than 3300 acres of parks and wildlife refuge lands, and Burnsville offers easy access to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge at Cliff Fen Park. There are over 80 restaurants and Burnsville Center for shopping and Buck Hill Ski Area for those winter enthusiast.
As one of the famed “Twin Cities,” this green urban area offers a dynamic vibe, creative energy, and an endless amount of things to do and see. Enjoy the open-air shopping at the bustling Nicollet Mall, an eleven block pedestrian-only thoroughfare in the heart of the downtown area, or stroll down historic Summit Avenue, the longest stretch of residential Victorian architecture in the country. Whether your interest lies in the arts, fine dining, or scenic beauty, your visit to Minneapolis is bound to be a delight.
Hastings is a scenic river town steeped in tradition. It is loaded with rugged and colorful scenery of the Mississippi, St. Croix and Vermillion Rivers. History is the focus for many visitors to Hastings, nationally known for its Victorian architecture. Hastings has a total of 63 buildings on the National Register including 33 commercial buildings and 28 private homes and 2 churches. Hastings lies at the junction of the Mississippi, St. Croix, and Vermillion rivers, which serve as a stunning backdrop for hiking, biking, picnicking or boating. Hastings also boasts beautiful public parks, several golf courses and a host of other recreational possibilities.
Distance from hotel: 8.2 miles
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