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The Perfect Blend of Natural Beauty and Urban Sophistication

Minneapolis, or “The Mini Apple” as some like to call it, is known for its beautiful parks and lakes. The city forms the “Twin Cities” with the state capital of St. Paul. Minneapolis is home to many cultural landmarks and contemporary art museums. The city is truly breathtaking with its gorgeous views. A visit to Minneapolis is not complete until you experience everything the city has to offer. The streets of Nicollet Mall (host hotel location) and Hennepin Avenue are where you will encounter an abundance of food, wine, shopping and more! Experience the “Most Bikeable City,” go biking around the area and on the beautiful Stone Arch Bridge, take a riverboat tour or visit the Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States!

Twin Cities Highlights Tour

You can’t travel all the way to Minneapolis and not see the gorgeous sights of the city! Minneapolis is filled with exciting attractions, culture, recreation and entertainment. During this three-hour tour, you will explore Minnesota’s charming capital city of St. Paul, see Minnehaha falls, drive along Summit Avenue, catch a glimpse of the beautiful Minneapolis skyline and more!

Be sure to reserve your spot today for the Twin Cities Highlights tour on Sunday, June 24 from
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please indicate whether you will need an Assistive Listening Device when you book your tour online.

Explore the City at your Own Leisure

Consider visiting some of the following attractions on your own for an unforgettable experience:

Minnehaha Falls Regional Park
Minnehaha Falls Regional Park
Minnehaha Falls is a stunning 53 foot waterfall that runs out to the Mississippi River.
Take the trail down the gorge past the beautiful views of stone bridges to a sandy beach.

Mall of America
Mall of America
Visit the nation’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, featuring over 520 stores, 50 restaurants an aquarium and the largest indoor theme park – Nikelodeon Universe! Not only will you get to indulge in delicious food, fun and shopping, but you will also get the exercise in this enormous mall!

Mill City Museum
Mill City Museum
This is for all of you history lovers out there! Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Visit the museum and learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis.

Accessibility at Museums

Here are a few suggestions for wonderful museums in the area that offer ALD’s: The Minnesota Institute of Art, the Mill City Museum (pictured above), and the Walker Art Center. Here’s some more information about what these museums have to offer.