Tag Archive: Things to do in Minnesota

Jul 20

St. Anthony Falls –  Minnesota

The mighty Mississippi only had one natural waterfall which was named St. Anthony Falls by Father Louis Hennepin in 1680.  By the impression given off by the early explorers it was a heck of a site.  Minneapolis grew up around St. Anthony Falls.  Unfortunately for the waterfall, it paid the price of the areas progress …

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Jul 20

Stone Arch Bridge –  Minnesota

There is only one like it over the entire 2,320 miles of the Mississippi River.  Built in 1883 by a railroad baron, the Stone Arch Bridge is truly unique.  2100 feet long with 23 bricked arches the Stone Arch Bridge has the distinction of being a National Civil Engineering Landmark. It is also one of …

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Jul 17

Great Zoo Exhibit: Tropics Trail

As my oldest daughter said, “it is a never-ending rainforest.”  The Tropics Trail is a wonderful immersion exhibit found at the Minnesota Zoo. It’s my daughters favorite exhibit.  Easy to see why.  Lots of fun entertaining animals to see.  Tons of variety as well as a large aquarium enclosure.  The Tropics Trail really had it …

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Jul 16

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

One of the iconic views of Minneapolis can be found at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.  The Spoonbridge and Cherry with the Minneapolis skyline in the background.  Albeit it was not the best conditions to see that beautiful skyline on a cloudy day.  Sometimes you just have to make the best of the situation which we …

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Jul 12

Minnehaha Falls – Minnesota

One of the most visited and must see stops in Minneapolis is Minnehaha Falls Regional Park.  With close to a million-people visiting the area every year.  Minnehaha Park offers lots of things to do from running and biking trails, a wading pool, dog park, outdoor concerts and restaurant dinning.  This is Minneapolis at its finest. …

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Jul 09

Great Zoo Exhibit: Grizzly Coast

The Grizzly Coast is one of three total immersion exhibits found in the Minnesota Zoo.  An incredible exhibit that swept us to the Russian Far East.  This was our second trip to the Minnesota Zoo. Thanks to exhibits like the Grizzly Coast it still holds up as one of our favorite zoos we have ever …

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Jul 08

Vermillion Falls – Hastings, MN

While headed to Minneapolis we decided to make a quick detour on our way to the hotel and visit Vermillion Falls.  This waterfall is located in downtown Hastings just on the outskirts of the Twin Cities.  A factory on one side the city park making up the other.  Vermillion Falls is not the most scenic …

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Jan 14

Top 10 Waterfalls in Minnesota

Famous for its lakes Minnesota’s waterfalls might get overlooked.  They shouldn’t.  With 100 or so named waterfalls Minnesota has not only a large quantity they also have a nice selection of quality cascades.  My wife and I are a bit of waterfall junkies.  Hearing the roaring water, trying to capture a silky-smooth picture, and enjoying …

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Jan 19

Como Park Zoo: Go for the Conservatory stay for the Zoo

emperor tamarin

Como Park Zoo is a small area zoo that is one part of St. Paul’s Como Park entertainment complex which includes the Como Town Amusement Park, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, and the Como Park Zoo.  The beautiful Como Park Conservatory is well worth the drive there and their zoo is a nice bonus.  Even though …

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Dec 19

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: A Very Fine Art Collection

Design of the Building

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is a must see attraction in the heart of the city of Minneapolis.  It is home to world-class art that spans thousands of years.  The museum has over 80,000 pieces of art so there will be something for everybody to enjoy when visiting.  The Minneapolis Institute of Art also brings …

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