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Walker Art Center1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403 US +1-612-375-7600
LORING PARK. By far one of the most well-known museums in Minneapolis, Walker Art Center houses an internationally acclaimed collection of modern and contemporary visual art. The more than 11,000 works span a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, film, video, drawings and photography. Artist highlights include Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder and Isamu Noguchi. Visitors also find the McGuire Theater and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden here.
Water Park of America1700 East American Blvd Bloomington, MN 55425 +1-952-854-8700
Located adjacent to the Mall of America, Water Park of America is fun for the whole family. Billed as America's largest indoor water park, the Water Park of America invites visitors to enjoy aquatic activities in 87-degree temperatures any time of year. Experience the thrills offered by Water Park of America's attractions which include Flow Rider Surf Simulator and the Lake Superior wave pool. Water Park of America highlights also include a raft ride that stands more than 10 stories high and stretches more than a mile.
Weisman Art Museum333 E River Rd University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455 US +1-612-625-9494
UNIVERSITY. This Minneapolis museum's truly unique collection is a definite must-see. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the museum building houses the University of Minnesota's extensive collection of 20th-century American art. The permanent collection includes more than 17,000 works and spans a diverse variety of styles and genres, including American modernism, Mimbres pottery, Korean furniture and ceramics. Featured artists include Roy Lichtenstein, Georgia O'Keeffe and Marcel Duchamp. Special exhibits are scheduled throughout the year.
Wilderness Inquiry808 14th Avenue SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 +1-612-676-9400
Looking for outdoor adventure in the heart of the Twin Cities? You will find it along the Mississippi on a guided canoe tour! Expert guides are here to lead you through the waters on board a 24 foot cedar strip canoe. The adventure is easy and meant for all ages. Adventures take place along the Mississippi National River & Recreation Area (MNRAA). This urban attraction winds through the cities from Coon Rapids to Hastings. Those canoeing will get a chance to discover wildlife in their natural habitat including; eagles, heron, fox, mink and turtles, just to name a few. Learn the history of this amazing river and those who paddled it before us. Itineraries: You will paddle one of three routes that are chosen depending upon water levels and other factors. Each route takes 3-4 hours, with about 2 hours of actual paddling time. Water, snacks, and coolers provided. Please bring bag lunch. 1) Upper Route: Brooklyn Park to Boom Island 2) Middle Route: East River Flats to Sand Flats 3) Lower Route: Hidden Falls to Harriet Island
Xcel Energy Center199 West Kellogg Blvd St. Paul, MN 55102 +1-651-265-4800
The Xcel Energy Center is the premier destination for sporting events and live entertainment in the Twin Cities area. Home to the Minnesota Wild hockey team, the X, as the venue is called, hosts sell-out crowds of over 18,000 who come to see the action and cheer for the home team. This downtown St. Paul entertainment venue also hosts concerts and other live performances, which have included the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, Pavarotti, Tim McGraw, the Rolling Stones and Prince (a hometown favorite), along with political functions like the 2008 Republican National Convention.