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14 Things To Do In Minneapolis Before The Big Game

14 Things To Do In Minneapolis Before The Big Game

If you’re visiting in Minneapolis for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, spend the rest of your weekend seeing what the Twin Cities have to offer.

Mall of America

Mall of America

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Currently the largest mall in the country, the Mall of America is about ten miles from downtown Minneapolis in the suburb of Bloomington. The mall is home to an indoor theme park, an aquarium, two mini golf courses and two hotels. It’s a great place to get some shopping done, since Minnesota doesn’t tax most clothing purchases.

Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center

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The Walker Art Center is a contemporary art museum three miles from the U.S. Bank Stadium. The gallery holds works by well-known artists such as Andy Warhol, Chuck Close and Edward Hooper. The Walker is also home to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, home to the city’s iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture. 

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art

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The city’s art museum is located about three miles from the stadium. In addition to it’s permanent collection, the Minneapolis Institute of Art features numerous special exhibitions that will be at the museum during Super Bowl weekend, including a collection of clothing and jewelry from the Miao people of China and a collection of visual art created by members of Minnesota’s Somali-American community.

St. Paul Winter Carnival

St. Paul Winter Carnival

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St. Paul’s annual winter carnival will be happening across the river during Super Bowl weekend, featuring events and attractions across the city such as snow slides, snow sculpting and an ice palace.

Super Bowl Experience

Super Bowl Experience

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The Minneapolis Convention Center will host the Super Bowl Experience, where fans can get autographs from players and take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Super Bowl Live

Super Bowl Live

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Hosted in the Nicollet Mall district of downtown Minneapolis, Super Bowl Live is a 10-day festival featuring concerts by local and national music acts, as well as food and other activities.

Drink Craft Beer

Drink Craft Beer

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The state of Minnesota is home to more than 100 craft breweries, many of them located in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild lists 34 member breweries in Minneapolis, many of which feature tap rooms.

'Sota Pop

'Sota Pop

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The ‘Sota Pop is an installation of Minnesota-themed Instagrammable photo opportunities designed by local artists. ‘Sota Pop will be near Nicollet Mall near Super Bowl Live.

Science Museum of Minnesota

Science Museum of Minnesota

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The Science Museum of Minnesota is located in downtown St. Paul, and features a number of permanent and temporary exhibits as well as an omnitheater. Omnifest, a festival featuring five documentaries shown on the museums’ large screen, runs through March 1.

Minnesota Children’s Museum

Minnesota Children’s Museum

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The children’s museum in St. Paul features interactive exhibits featuring climbing and play and crafting.

Eat a Juicy Lucy

Eat a Juicy Lucy

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Got to Matt’s Bar or the 5-8 Club to try a Juicy Lucy, a Twin Cities delicacy consisting of a burger that is stuffed with cheese.

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

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Built in the ruins of an old flour mill, the Mill City Museum explores the city’s history with the flour industry and the Mississippi River.

The Great Northern

The Great Northern

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The Great Northern is a ten-day festival happening during Super Bowl weekend across the Twin Cities feature spectator sports events like pond hockey and fat-tire bike racing, as well as events centered around local food.

Paisley Park

Paisley Park

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Visit Paisley Park, Prince’s private estate and studio, in nearby Chanhassen. The estate has been converted into a museum and is now open to the public.