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Really, you should get to know a bit of the Twin Cities! Take a stroll around one of our state's "ten thousand" lakes? Jog or bike along the cliff above the Mississippi River? [ Info on guided "field trips" forthcoming! ]
See: Minnesota Experiences | Performances | Sports | Art | Science Museums
Another list || or see guide from the Business School.
Bell Museum of Natural History [on campus]
Minnesota Science Center
Bakken Museum [for electricity in life]
Como Zoo, Conservatory & Japanese Garden
Weisman Art Museum, on campus
Minnesota Inst. of the Arts [excellent Asian, American decorative arts, Native American]
Walker Art Center & Sculpture Garden [modern -- see the landmark spoon & cherry!]
Museum of Russian Art
Minnesota Twins (Playing Pittsburgh & Houston!)
St. Paul Saints [minor league] (playing Witchita Wingnuts F-Sa-Sun)
Biking along the Mississippi River. Rent a bike nearby.
Guthrie Theater: new plays by Tony Kushner;
Park Square Theater: Agatha Christie's "Spider's Web"
Comedy at the Brave New Workshop
[no orchestra performances -- post-season]
A history of a city built on flour (& Betty Crocker baking): at the Mill City Museum, with panoramic views from above
Walk upriver to the new 35W bridge (site of the devastating 2007 collapse). (see time-lapse of construction.) Walk downriver along the cliffs overlooking the Mississippi River.
MALL OF AMERICA — a uniquely American experience -- Legoland, shop for science toys, Western wear, Minnesota souvenirs. Easy to reach . . . at the end of the light rail line.
Strolling around the lakes (Lake Harriet Bandshell, left). See photo tour.
ValleyFair amusement park -- roller coasters supreme [extra day outing]
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