Minnesota Twinship

  • Start: St. Paul, MN
  • End: Excelsior, MN
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:34
  • Total Mileage: 44 Miles
  • Number of stops: 14


Not only geographic proximity, but a shared commitment to the arts unites sophisticated twin cities St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kick off your culture tour in St. Paul, Minnesota, at the sculpture-laden Minnesota State Capitol building. Visit the Minnesota History Center; then, stroll down swank Summit Avenue. The perfect evening is a performance at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and dinner at St. Paul Grill in the opulent St. Paul Hotel. The floating Covington Inn is very romantic. Tavern on Grand serves sumptuous brunch. Minneapolis, Minnesota, matches its sister city's cultural circuit. Across from the impressive Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Walker Arts Center displays contemporary art and hosts nationally acclaimed performances. Those who consider shopping an art appreciate the fashionable Target Flagship Store and colossal Mall of America. For a relaxing day trip, drive west to Lake Minnetonka, boutique shop, and cruise on the Minnehaha steamboat to Excelsior, Minnesota, home of the Old Log Theater.

Stop #1:

Minnesota State Capitol
St. Paul, MN

Stop #2:

Minnesota History Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

Stop #4:

Saint Paul Hotel
St. Paul, Minnesota

Stop #5:

Covington Inn
St. Paul, MN

Stop #6:

Governor's Residence
St. Paul, MN

Stop #7:

Tavern on Grand
St. Paul, Minnesota

Stop #8:

Historic Fort Snelling
St. Paul, Minnesota

Stop #9:

Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Stop #10:

Target Flagship Store
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Stop #11:

Nicollet Island Inn
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Stop #12:

Mall of America
Bloomington, Minnesota

Stop #14:

Old Log Theater
Excelsior, MN

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