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Minneapolis Brewery Tour
"Join up with other craft beer lovers for an all-inclusive craft beer tasting tour. This is the most popular tour option and is a great way to learn more about Minneapolis taste great local craft beers and experience Minnesota’s unique craft beer culture. At each brewery stop there will be an opportunity to taste flagship beers as well as some new craft beer creations and seasonal specials. The tasting tour includes: Tasting a variety of best local craft beers (as much or as little as your palate craves) Safe and hassle-free pick-up and drop-off Friendly tasting tour guide Super spicy pretzels to munch on (trust us you’ll need them) A cooler for those who purchase growlers at the breweries and want to keep them cold Depending on what day you want to explore
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The Big Ticket Adventure Pass: Minneapolis - Bloomington - St Paul - Mall of America Attractions
"Once you purchase the pass a representative from the Bloomington CVB will follow up with an email with directions on how to obtain your mobile pass using a promo code on their website. Once you exchange the promo code for your passes an email and text will be sent to you immediately. The pass holder simply needs to present their e-ticket (displayed on their phone) to the attractions attendant or if the ticket was printed out show your print at home ticket to the attraction attendant. Once your attraction pass has been acknowledged at the first attraction you will have three days (NOTE: three days does not necessarily mean 72 hours) including that day to visit the six attractions. Each attraction can only be visited once within the three days."""
From $89.00
 
The Big Ticket Adventure Pass: Minneapolis - Bloomington - St Paul - Mall of America Attractions
"Once you purchase the pass a representative from the Bloomington CVB will follow up with an email with directions on how to obtain your mobile pass using a promo code on their website. Once you exchange the promo code for your passes an email and text will be sent to you immediately. The pass holder simply needs to present their e-ticket (displayed on their phone) to the attractions attendant or if the ticket was printed out show your print at home ticket to the attraction attendant. Once your attraction pass has been acknowledged at the first attraction you will have three days (NOTE: three days does not necessarily mean 72 hours) including that day to visit the six attractions. Each attraction can only be visited once within the three days."""
From $89.00

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Twin Cities Interstates

The Twin Cities are much like Winnipeg in one aspect - it is absolutely necessary to have an automobile to get around. As I mentioned previously, the metropolitain Twin Cities area is made up of many cities - which is confusing (expecially when trying to reserve a hotel room from Winnipeg). We stayed in South St. Paul. Even to eat, we had to travel 10 minutes by car.
The road system is fast paced - lots of merging, etc. You absolutely need a map. Figure out where you are going before starting the car, or have an intelligent navigator (my wife was happy that our 17 year old son took on that role).

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Redlats
Mar 15, 2003

Don't forget Compass!

Minneapolis is great looking, modern city with perfect roads and highway scheme. Of course as a tourist you won't have much time to get used to where 5 north of 7 south will take you. We didn't...
We were driving around and got lost number of times. I remember we were at one point next to Mississipi River and we wanted to get to the more attractive other side. It was so close, but in order to get there we had to change 2 highways, and guess what - we got lost again and found this other side two hours later...frustration never ends!

Srechko
Sep 20, 2002

My worst mistake was that I...

My worst mistake was that I thought I'd get around with public transport. I found out that that wasn't the case for me. I stayed a bit outside the city center. If I didn't want to pay huge bills in taxis, I'd have to rent a car. Financially it got up to be a little under break even (for two persons in a week).

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Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

Good but not great so disappointed :( Brazilian steakhouses are always pricey don't mind the cost if it is a great meal and experience. The cost is around 70 a person. If you've never been to...
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Nicollet Mall

On summer Thursdays, the Minneapolis Farmer's Market expands to both sides of Nicollet Mall between Fifth and 12th Streets. Masses of flowers, fresh vegetables and fruits, honey and other produce are...
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Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

This is a nice-sized little art museum with just enough to see without being overwhelmed. The parking is free but if you park in the little pay lot at the bottom of the hill you can have a picnic on...
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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Have you ever wanted to get lost in some artwork? Sometimes it is the paintings will just draw you in. Other times, it is just that you wondered away from your group and now you are literally lost....
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American Swedish Institute

A mansion donated to the preservation of American Swedish culture. Go see the beautifl fireplaces in each room, I've never seen anything like them. They also have a great bookstore with many Swedish...
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Lake Calhoun

Before heading to St. Paul in my second day. I decided to check the second most visited place in Minnesota after Mall of America, the Lake Calhoun which is part of the so called Chain of lakes. The...
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