Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
This is my favorite place in the Twin Cities year-round. A little green oasis in the middle of the frozen tundra. Stroll through the steamy green paths of the palm dome and check out the koi ponds or visit the famous sunken garden. This free attraction is a must for anyone looking for a serene escape amidst the sports pandamonium.
MOA can be a one-stop-shop for tourists. Sea Life Aquariums, The American Girl store and a wide range of shopping are just a few of your options. For true Minnesotans, we will always refer to the theme park in our mega mall as Camp Snoopy, but whatever you call it you are sure to have a blast. An absolute must is the log chute, taking riders on an exciting water adventure through a cavernous mountain. You will see Paul Bunyan and his famous blue ox Babe all before ending your journey with a 40-foot drop.
Walker Art Center
Minnesota has a rich art scene and one place that locals and visitors alike flock to is the Walker Art Center. Take in one of the many exhibits or bundle up to enjoy the year-round sculpture garden.
Can Can Wonderland
Can Can Wonderland is further proof that Minnesota has a strong art community, this fun factory is serious about supporting the arts. Artist-inspired and designed mini-golf, stellar murals paired with live music and entertainment are sure to get everyone excited. Try your hand at mini-golf or one of the dozens of retro arcade games. Grab a bite or better yet try one of their many cocktails inspired by your favorite children’s cereal!
As legendary as our purple Prince, a trip to Minnesota isn’t complete without visiting First Ave and its famous star wall. Find your favorite artist and take a picture with their star or pay homage to a Minnesota music icon. Find Prince’s honored gold star, a well-deserved tribute to the artist after shooting his famed movie “Purple Rain” at this venue.
Looking for that perfect Instagram opportunity while in the land of 10,000 lakes? Explore Minnesota has you covered with their ‘Sota Pop’ exhibit in downtown Minneapolis. This experience is not to be missed as one of the most Instagrammable spots of the Super Bowl LII festivities showcasing local artists as they demonstrate MN pride.
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