THINGS TO DO
Those who have time away from the conference will find a variety of Minneapolis and St. Paul things to see and do. Restaurants, for example: looking beyond hotdish, lutefisk, and food on a stick, you'll find James Beard Award–winning chefs and locally owned restaurants that advocate and enact sustainable, local food production residing beside eateries that proudly refuse to do so. World-class museums and theatres including the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater compete with dozens of local art and performance venues such as the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Jungle Theater, and Intermedia Arts. We're also serious about our sports teams: in summer this means the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Lynx, and the St. Paul Saints. The Twin Cities have many picturesque parks and canoe-friendly lakes, the Science Museum, the Bakken museum (electricity!), the Mill City Museum (flour!), and the Children's Museum. And yes, we also have the Mall of America.
TOURS AND SIGHTSEEING
Food, Brewery, and Winery Tours
Wabasha Street Caves and St. Paul Gangster Tours
Nice Ride: Self-Guided Bicycle Tours (rental bikes available in multiple spots on campus and around the Twin Cities)