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Minnesota State Fair - August 25 through September 5

Minnesota State Fair - August 25 through September 5

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Summer Events

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Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs - Now - September 5, 2016

New scientific findings once bound in ancient and mummified Egyptian and Peruvian remains will be revealed at the Science Museum of Minnesota when the Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs exhibition opens on Friday, February 19. Saint Paul is the second stop on the exhibition's exclusive four-city tour. Mummies will provide a rare glimpse at the preeminent collection of mummies from the world-renowned Field Museum in Chicago, which is traveling beyond the museum’s vault for the first time ever. The exhibition goes beyond mummification in royal Egypt and explores the surprising similarities and vast differences between ancient Egyptian and Peruvian societies and the preparations they made for the dead in the afterlife. Mummies also uses the latest scientific tools and emerging technologies – from medical scanning to advanced reproduction techniques – to look beneath the wrappings at the information the specimens reveal about ancient Peruvian and Egyptian life. 

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Walker Art Center, Less Than One Exhibit - April 7 - December 13, 2016

Less Than One is an international, multigenerational group show offering in-depth presentations of work from the 1960s to the present by 16 artists central to the Walker’s collection. Included alongside such signature artworks as Sigmar Polke’s Mrs. Autumn and Her Two Daughters (1991) are major acquisitions on view here for the first time, including Ericka Beckman’s You The Better, Film Installation (1983/2015), Adrian Piper’sThe Mythic Being: Sol’s Drawing #1–5 (1974), and Renée Green’s Bequest(1991), among other featured pieces.

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Mill City Farmers Market - May - October, 2016

Visit us rain or shine on the Chicago Mall between the Guthrie Theatre and spoonriver restaurant, and in the historic train shed of the Mill City Museum. The Market overlooks a beautiful sunrise on the Stone Arch Bridge crossing the “mighty” Mississippi River. Enjoy a beautiful outdoor shopping experience enhanced by local, sustainable and organic farmers and artisans. Don’t forget your shopping list!

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Paradise Charter Cruises - May 6-October 30, 2016


Our narrated cruises will take you , along the southern route of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail system, along the University of Minnesota Campus riverfront, under the stunning 35W Bridge, through the lower St. Anthony Falls Lock system showcasing views of the St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, amazing river bluffs with views of the amazing downtown Minneapolis skyline as we show you the best Mississippi River has to offer! 

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Live Racing at Running Aces - May 17 - September 3, 2016

There is nothing more thrilling than getting up close to live horse racing at the Running Aces racetrack. Whether you’re looking for a fun summer night out with the family or looking to win big, our racetrack is where you want to be with free admission and parking every day.

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Minneapolis Riverfront Tour - Summer, 2016

Take a guided walking tour of the Minneapolis riverfront and learn about its dramatic past and bright future. Visit the historic district at St. Anthony Falls, once the milling center of the world and now a growing cultural, recreational and residential neighborhood. Stop along the Stone Arch Bridge for spectacular views of the falls, view historic buildings surrounding the riverfront and downtown Minneapolis. The tour will explore stories of the people who have worked and lived in the area and how it has changed over the years.

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Above The Fall Sports Tours - Summer, 2016

Welcome to Above The Falls Sports. We promote recreation in the Mississippi River Valley and share the beauty of this river and of Minneapolis with you from the unique perspective of paddling a kayak on the river. Our tours are perfect for birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, corporate events, and much more!! We guarantee that our Working The Channel tour has the best view of the Minneapolis Skyline that you will ever see. It is truly amazing. Book a tour today and come see for yourself!

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Fit Tourist Walking & Biking Tours - Summer, 2016

Fit Tourist tours highlight  the history and unique sights that define the Twin Cities area.  These tours start at historic St. Anthony Main, which is located on the east side of the Mississippi River.  

Along with our bike tours, we are also offering unique walking tours.  Both the biking and walking tours are a perfect outing for those of you in town for business or pleasure and for those who are looking for something fun to do with visiting family and friends.  Exploring by bike or by foot is the best way to experience the city.

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Brave New Workshop - Various Dates

Youth, Teen Improv Camps; Advanced Teen and Sketch Writing : Our Improv Camps are perfect for introverts, extroverts, and everyone in between. Students will learn how to work with their scene partners, play with confidence, and listen. Each camp concludes with a demonstration for family and friends on Friday at 1 pm. No previous improv experience required! For students ages 9-12 and 13-17.

Camp Cost: $195 until 1 month before camp start, $220 after

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The Dinner Detective - Various Dates

The Dinner Detective is America's largest interactive, comedic murder mystery dinner show. Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic 4-course plated dinner. Just beware. The killer is hiding somewhere in the room and you may find yourself as a prime suspect!

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Prince: The Tour - Daily Thursday - Sunday

*PAISLEY PARK STUDIO  ( Outside Stop )
*FIRST AVENUE NIGHT CLUB - ( PURPLE RAIN MOVIE )  Stop
*PRINCE'S HOME - ( PURPLE RAIN MOVIE )   
*CAPRI THEATRE - ( FIRST CONCERT VENUE )
*PRINCES FAVORITE RECORD STORE

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Shout House Dueling Pianos - Nightly Tuesday - Saturday

ROCK-N-ROLL, SING-ALONG DUELING PIANOS It's the great music hits of all time combined with great showmanship, energy, and comedy. CELEBRATE LIFE AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS. Pianos play nightly Tuesday – Saturday.

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Minnesota State Fair - August 25 - September 5, 2016

Today, often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” the annual Minnesota State Fair is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. The fair attracts nearly 1.8 million guests annually.

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Minnesota Renaissance Festival - August 20 - October 2, 2016

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 45th Season! 
Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the 
festival grounds in Shakopee, MN.

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