The following guided tour is offered by metroConnections, Inc.
Register with metroConnections directly – see below. This opportunity is scheduled exclusively for convention attendees.
Twin Cities Highlights Tour (Wednesday)
Today we will experience a sampling of what makes the Twin Cities fantastic. During the three-hour tour, our guide will provide commentary on the downtowns of Minneapolis, Saint Paul and surrounding areas. While in Minneapolis we will explore the famous Nicollet Mall, Skyway network, theater district, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Guthrie Theatre, Milwaukee Train Depot, Orchestra Hall, the television home of Mary Tyler Moore, and St. Anthony Falls, the birthplace of Minneapolis.
A short stop will be made at Minnehaha Falls to see Minnesota’s oldest tourist attraction. This is where the twenty-two mile Minnehaha Creek, which flows from Lake Minnetonka through the western suburbs of Minneapolis and into the city, dives over the falls and into the Mississippi River. The fifty-three foot falls have been immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Song of Hiawatha” and are visited by thousands of tourists and locals every year.
While in Saint Paul we will explore Rice Park, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Landmark Center, Children’s Museum, Mickey’s Diner, The Fitzgerald Theater, Minnesota History Center, and the Minnesota State Capitol, considered the second most beautiful capitol building in the United States, after Utah. We will see the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Paul, the fourth largest cathedral in the United States with seating for 3,000 people. Built in the Classical Renaissance style of architecture, the Cathedral dome is modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Date Offered: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Timing: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Price: $43.00 per person
Includes: Deluxe transportation, driver, metroConnections uniformed tour guide, three hour tour, and all fuel surcharges.
Please call Linda Johnson at 952-767-3616 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Central Daylight Time to sign up for the tour. Please have your credit card available and we accept Visa and MasterCard. A 3% processing fee will be charged for all credit card transactions.
Reservations must be made by 12:00 noon Friday, August 31st. No refunds issued once the reservation has been made.
Cancellation: metroConnections, Inc., reserves the right to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants required to operate the tour is not met. In case of cancellation, participants will be notified in advance and a full refund will be made.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (Thursday)
Historic Saint Paul (Friday)
A Day at the Mississippi (Saturday)