Museum Day

Cerebrally-intelligent visitants can stimulate their cerebral cortex in these institutions of grand inspiration, enjoying the vast assortment of high-class art and science Minneapolis has to offer.

Get out of bed and skip that cup of joe because Museum Day in Minneapolis is sure to keep you awake, alive, and alert. Start the day with a savory Sunday brunch at Gather by D'Amico at the Walker Art Center. The locally sourced and globally inspired American cuisine is sure to tickle your taste buds.

When you are recharged and ready, begin your journey through the Walker; one of the world’s premier contemporary art museums. Enjoy the work of Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik, Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein and many others.

Step outside to enjoy the warm sunshine on the north side of the Walker campus and feast your eyes on the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture; a Minneapolis Sculpture Garden favorite. Wander around and you enjoy the 11-acre sculpture garden in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Artwork hides around every corner—be sure not to miss the Standing Glass Fish in the Conservatory and the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge.

When your stomach tells you that it is time to move on, head to uptown for an artistic display of culinary excellence at Chino Latino. The food comes alive with spice, and the presentation is just as nice.

Or, travel a few short miles south to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) where D'Amico and Sons menu features Neapolitan-style pizzas, Italian sandwiches and a variety of gourmet salads. Following your taste of Italy, set your sights on the MIA’s roughly 80,000 objects, including world-famous works that span five thousand years and represent the world's diverse cultures.

If you haven’t seen enough, venture across the river to Saint Paul to explore the Science Museum of Minnesota. Travel the musical stairs, take your picture with a dinosaur, or put up your feet and enjoy a show in the museum’s IMAX Omnitheater. Or, reminisce the day’s events while sipping a glass of wine and enjoy a romantic dinner for two at the nostalgic-imbuing St. Paul Grill.

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  • Completed in 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol is used by the Minnesota Governor, Supreme Court, Senate and House of Representatives. Designed by Cass Gilbert, who was known for his classical style and pioneering skyscrapers, the Capitol features the second-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, works by important 19th and 20th century artists and battle flags from the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. While currently undergoing a three-year renovation, the Capitol remains open to visitors for daily tours. The Minnesota State Capitol is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • This annual exposition is Minnesota's best-attended event. Plus, fairground buildings are available for off-season rental. They can handle large-audience events that others cannot.
  • The Minnesota Wild are a professional hockey team in St. Paul, MN. We offer season group tickets to assist you in entertainment.
  • Minnesota Wine Country Tours provides specialized winery tours for individual groups, wedding parties, large groups and special corporate tour events. Our smaller vehicles can accommodate groups from 6 to 14 people. We can also arrange tours for larger corporate events using full service, first class motor coaches. Free pick up and drop off at all area hotels, or your pre-arranged location within the Twin Cities Area.
  • With more than 2,000 animals representing over 400 species, you're bound to have a wild time at the Minnesota Zoo.
  • The National Sports Center is a premier destination for amateur sports. Their campus is filled with 8 hockey rinks, 50 soccer fields, and a 50,000 square foot sports hall.
  • Nickelodeon Universe is the nation's largest family indoor theme park with over 30 remarkable rides and attractions that shape the seven-acre park, which also features nine places to eat, entertainment and shopping.
  • Step into a reconstructed fur post from the winter of 1804. Meet a French Voyageur, a British fur trade clerk and visit an Ojibwe encampment. The visitor center houses an expansive exhibit gallery with a 24-foot birch canoe, a 30-foor tall stone fireplace and a gift shop. The Snake River heritage trails are open year round for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. The North West Company Fur Post is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Located on the east bank of the Minneapolis Riverfront District, the Northeast Business Association offers Old St. Anthony (the birthplace of Minneapolis) and 50-plus restaurants and retail shops.
  • Padelford Packet Boat offers narrated Mississippi River cruises May through September, as well as dinner and brunch, trips and private charters. St. Paul riverboats carry 500 passengers.


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