Go to the new Science Museum. ...
Go to the new Science Museum. Walk along the riverfront. Visit the state capitol. Go to the Mall of America. Take a ride around the Minneapolis parkways and the St. Paul parkways. Biking the 'grand round' of St. Paul parkways.
Think about the famous people...
Think about the famous people who origionated here!!!LeRoy Neiman Painter, incorporates sports themes
Charles Schulz Cartoonist, created Peanuts seriesCarol Bly, AuthorFrancis Scott Fitzgerald Author, The Great GatsbyAugust Wilson Playwright, won Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1987 and 1990Warren E. Burger Jurist, Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court 1969-1986Harold Stassen MN Governor, Presidential candidatePhil Housley, Hockey playerPaul Molitor Baseball player, 8th alltime in hits (3,319)Jack Morris Baseball player, five-time all-starDave Winfield, Baseball player, Hall of FameSounds of Blackness Singing group, Gospel choirLoni Anderson, ActressMike Farrell Actor, M*A*S*H, ProvidenceJosh Hartnett Actor, Pearl HarborJames J. Hill, Businessman, founder of Great Northern RailwayRoy Wilkins, Executive Director, NAACP, 1955-1977William Demarest, actor
Watch the weather on the news. Everyone up here likes to talk about the weather. Learn the weather forecaster's names, and you have a shoe-in conversation with anyone!
"Hey, did you see Ken Barlow's forecast yesterday? 8 inches of snow! Is he nuts?!"
Immediate friendships will be formed.
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel
The Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel, was built in 1927 after Sunday School children requested a post chapel. Permission to build was granted by the War Department.
The chapel is primarily a house of worship. It is also designed to be a monument to the patriotism, the moral earnestness and the convictions of the people of Minnesota. It provides a shrine where the "family of those who have died for America may come, as on a holy pilgrimage, and offer up their thanks to Almighty God for the precious gift of friends who have been so fondly loved, and are now lost awhile."
Fort Snelling was deactivated as a military post in 1947. AFter sitting unused until the mid 1960's, it is once again alive and well. It is open for tourists to Fort Snelling on weekends. Weekly Sunday non-denominational services are conducted by the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation. It is also used for weddings, funerals, and other special occasions.
The Chapel houses more than 80 memorials such as: a stained glass window that bears the coat of arms of the Third Infantry Regiment, oldest in the U.S. Army, which was once stationed at Fort Snelling.
ROY WILKINS MEMORIAL
ROY WILKINS MEMORIAL
The memorial, which was constructed in 1995, is located in a prominent position reserved for well-known Minnesota citizens and leaders -- on John Ireland Boulevard, midway between the State Capitol and the St. Paul Cathedral. Designed to symbolize Wilkins and his life’s work, the now-completed memorial is a unique piece of art that spans 50 by 75 feet and includes 46 different elements (e.g., walls, portraits, quotes and a spiral), representing Wilkins’ 46 years with the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP).