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ActivityPublic TransportationDescriptionMore Info
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Local Brewery TourGreen LineThere are many. See map linked at the left, or the list at http://minneapolis.happeningmag.com/rails-ales-pub-crawl/ for suggestions. A suggested itinerary of breweries easily accessible from the Green Line: Urban Growler (.6 miles from Raymond Ave station), Surly (.4 miles from Prospect Park station), and Fulton (1 block from Target Field Station). If you want to reduce travel and walking, Fulton, Modist, and Inbound are all within a few blocks of each other in downtown Minneapolis. Surly is about a 1.2 mile walk from the RecWell Center where dance classes are being held.http://www.urbangrowlerbrewing.com/
http://surlybrewing.com/destination-brewery/
http://www.fultonbeer.com/tap-room
http://modistbrewing.com/
http://inboundbrew.co
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Twins Baseball GameGreen Line to Target Field (about 15-20 mins on train)Minnesota vs. Cleveland @ 12:10pm. Target Field is considered one of the nicest ballparks in the country.Requires skipping lunch, but there is lots of good food at the ballpark. Tickets usually available on game day, but could also be purchased ahead; https://www.mlb.com/twins/tickets/single-game-tickets
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Guthrie TheaterGreen Line to US Bank Stadium (about 10 mins on train and 10 mins walking)1pm performances of West Side Story or Legend of Georgia McBride. The theater itself (open to the public), is also worth visiting even if you don't see a play. Check out the view St. Anthony Falls and the Mississippi River from the "endless bridge" and the "amber box". Could maybe also be combined Mill Ruins Park walk (see below). Tickets may be available day of but would probably best be purchased ahead
https://www.guthrietheater.org/. UPDATE 26 June: Tickets for the 1pm performance on 8/1 are sold out, but limited tickets may be available at the door. Tickets are still available for the evening performance.
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Historic Milling District/Mill City MuseumGreen Line to US Bank Stadium (about 10 mins on train and 10 mins walking to get to the area)Stroll around the historic milling district, potentially including a trip to the Mill City Museum (don't miss the "flour tower" and its panoramic views of the river, St. Anthony Falls) and/or a walk across the Stone Arch Bridge to the historic St. Anthony Main area. One of Minneapolis's premier ice cream shops (Izzy's) is nearby, and there are many restaurants across Stone Arch Bridge on Main Street.http://www.mnhs.org/millcity
https://www.nps.gov/miss/planyourvisit/uppestan.htm
https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/parks__lakes/mill_ruins_park/
https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/historical_sites/stone_arch_bridge/
https://www.minneapolis.org/things-to-do/itineraries/52-must-sees/27-st.-anthony-main/
http://www.goldmedalpark.org/
https://izzysicecream.com/
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Paddlewheel boat ride on Mississippi river Walk to Bohemian Flats (about 10-15 mins from Yudof Hall)Narrated cruise 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 skylineWould require skipping lunch (there is some food on the boat but not much, so may want to grab something to bring along) and maybe leaving class a little early, as the tour leaves at noon.
http://www.twincitiescruises.com/mississippi-river
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Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)Number 2 bus west to 3rd AveMonet to Matisse, Asia to Africa, 5000+ years of fine and decorative arts. Admission to permanent exhibitions is free.https://new.artsmia.org/
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Walker Art Center / Minneapolis Sculpture GardenNumber 6 bus southWorld class contemporary art museum with good restaurant inside. The adjacent outdoor sculpture garden is free and open 6am to midnight. Check out the artist-designed mini-golf course. https://walkerart.org
https://walkerart.org/visit/garden
https://walkerart.org/calendar/2018/skyline-mini-golf-2018
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Mall of AmericaGreen Line to US Bank Stadium, change to Blue Line to Mall of America (about 50 mins travel time)Huge variety of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment in the largest indoor shopping mall in the U.S. (FYI: There is no sales tax on clothing in Minnesota) https://www.mallofamerica.com/home
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Minnehaha FallsGreen Line to US Bank Stadium, change to Blue Line to 50th St. - Minnehaha Station (about 45 mins travel time)Beautiful city park featuring a spectacular waterfall. Also has a nice seafood (yes, seafood in MN!) restaurant. If you care to stay until evening, the Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project will be giving a free concert in the bandshell starting at 7pm.https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/parks__lakes/minnehaha_regional_park/

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Walk along the MississippiWalkThere's a really nice path along the river, immediately at the bottom of the bluff below the Yudof dorm
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Weisman Art MuseumWalkLocated about a 3 minute walk from the residence hall, this free museum, run by the University features modern art. The distinctive building, designed by Frank Gehry, is a campus icon.http://wam.umn.edu/
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State Capitol Green Line to Capitol/Rice Street Station (30-40 mins travel time)Free guided tours leave at the top of the hour and are 45 minutes. Tours begin at the Capitol Information and Tour Center located in Room 126 on the first floor to the right side of the main (south) entrance. Could easily be combined with a visit to the Minnesota History Center (see below)http://www.mnhs.org/capitol/activities/tours
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Minnesota History CenterGreen Line to 10th Street Station (about 45 mins travel time)Special exhibits on (the year) 1968 and also on Somalis in MN will be on view. They also have a nice restaurant and other interesting exhibits. Could easily be combined with a visit to the Minnesota State Capitol (see above)http://www.mnhs.org/visit
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Red Barn Pizza Farm, NorthfieldRequires driving (about 1 hour)Pizza farms are a popular Midwest phenomenon, run by small family farms, typically one day a week throughout the summer. This outdoor pizza farm in Northfield opens at 4pm, but an outing there could be combined with a visit to the town of Northfield. The Bells of the North, one of our local morris dance teams, will be performing at Red Barn that evening.Going to the pizza farm would require missing dinner and the evening contra dance, but you get to eat delicious, freshly made pizza (cash or check only) in a lovely outdoor setting. You would probably want to bring a picnic blanket and/or chairs. You should also bring your own utensils, plates, beverages (beer and wine are fine), and any appetizers or desserts you want to go with your pizza. http://www.redbarnfarmofnorthfield.com/pizza-night.html
http://visitingnorthfield.com/
Here's an article about pizza farms: http://www.startribune.com/five-must-visit-pizza-farms-near-the-twin-cities/435423313/#1
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