Visitor Information

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.

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Minnesota Twins (Minneapolis)
St. Paul Saints
Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis)
Minnesota United FC (TCF Bank Stadium, University of Minnesota campus)

TOURS AND SIGHTSEEING

Segway Tours
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)

VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

Minneapolis
Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden
The Basilica of St. Mary
Minneapolis Art Institute
Open Book
The Loft
The Soap Factory

St. Paul
Cathedral of St. Paul
Minnesota Children’s Museum
Science Museum of Minnesota
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Minnesota History Center

Around the Twin Cities
Mall of America
Minnesota Zoo

OTHER RESOURCES

Explore Minnesota
Meet Minneapolis
Visit Saint Paul
Visit Twin Cities

MOBILE APPS

Explore Minnesota apps
Metro Area Transit apps