Visitor Information

Those who have time between conference sessions will find a variety of fun and interesting 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 theaters 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 and Jungle Theater. We also know how to get around: in 2010, Bicycling Magazine voted Minneapolis the country’s most bikeable city, which is not too shabby for a city that endures (celebrates) seven-month-long winters. We are also serious about our sports teams. In spring this means the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota United FC, and the St. Paul Saints. Attendees joined by families will appreciate the Twin Cities' many picturesque parks and canoe-friendly lakes, the Science Museum, the Bakken museum (electricity!), the nearby 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 United FC

Tours and Sightseeing

Segway 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)

Food, Brewery, and Winery Tours

Summit Brewing Company (St. Paul)

Surly Brewing (Minneapolis)

Flat Earth Brewing Co. (St. Paul)

Taste Twin Cities Winery Tours (Minneapolis)

Taste Twin Cities Food Tours (Minneapolis)

Visitor Attractions


The Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden

The Basilica of Saint Mary

Minneapolis Art Institute

Open Book

The Loft

The Soap Factory

St. Paul

Cathedral of Saint Paul

Minnesota Children’s Museum

Science Museum of Minnesota

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Minnesota History Center

Around the Metro

Mall of America

Minnesota Zoo

Other Resources

Explore Minnesota

Meet Minneapolis

Visit Saint Paul

Visit Twin Cities

Mobile Apps

TourMSP (mobile-optimized site)

Explore Minnesota apps

Metro Area Transit apps