Area Attractions

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Valleyfair Amusement Park

In Short – Opened in 1976, Valleyfair is located on 90 acres in the Minnesota River Valley, and features more than 75 rides, shows and attractions. Besides Wild Thing swooping and winding around the park, coasters include the twisty Corkscrew and the U-shaped Steel Venom, plus the more traditional Excalibur. Power Tower, a 275-foot thrill ride, yanks passengers up nearly 27 stories at speeds up to 50 mph. Youngsters enjoy tamer rides in Half Pint Park and KidWorks.

Mystic Lake Casino

Minnesota's most all-inclusive entertainment destination is located just 25 minutes southwest of the Twin Cities! Mystic Lake®'s resort experience with all the amenities provides the perfect Minnesota getaway. So whether you're looking for a night of fun or a weekend escape, come enjoy Las Vegas of the Midwest – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel®.

Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park is actively recruiting lively, savvy, outgoing individuals to partake in an on-going street team field-marketing program to represent the fun and excitement of Canterbury Park.

Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown is home to 35,000 residents, and a work force of more than 160,000. And 2.5 millionpeople live within a half hour drive. In 1967, we opened Nicollet Mall, the pedestrian commercial aorta that gives other cities a case of urban-envy. Today, 8 miles of skyways connect 80 cityblocks. Venerable historic buildings mingle with modern works from architects like Frank Gehry. And the magnetism is powerful: 24/7, we’re a city that draws a community parades.

Minnesota Zoo

Founded in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo exists to connect people, animals, and the natural world.Cutting-edge exhibits provide exciting experiences with animals and their habitats introducing guests to species from around the globe. Education programs engage audiences at the Zoo,throughout the region, and around world. Conservation programs protect endangered species and preserve critical ecosystems. Learn more about the Minnesota Zoo—our mission, leadership, and history.festivals, activities and more.

Historic Murphy's Landing

Step back in time see what life was like for people who lived in the Minnesota River Valley 150 years ago. It's history happening right before your eyes. Costumed interpreters and authentic buildings help recreate late 19th-century life in Minnesota, a time when settlers were establishing farmsteads and villages on the frontier. The park is open for tours, educational events, group events and weddings. On weekends in December, revisit the settlers' holiday traditions with Folkways of the Holidays. Kids also love playing house in 1880s style at the Martinson House.

Renaissance Festival

The largest event of its kind in this area,the Montana Renaissance Festival is a time to revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European Country Festival. Explore the bustling market place. Mingle and interact with costumed characters and enjoy their endless merriment and mayhem.

Mall of America

Mall of America is a shopping mall located in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. Southeast of the junction of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 77, north of the Minnesota River and across.

MSP Int'l Airport

MSP is not part of any city but is nestled among several. The airport is surrounded by Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburban cities of Bloomington, Eagan, Mendota Heights and Richfield. MSP has one airfield with four runways and two terminal buildings - Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey - each with adjoining parking ramp facilities. Travelers who need to transfer from one terminal to the other use the light rail transit service. There is no pedestrian access between the buildings.

Metrodome/Target Center

The Metrodome was the home of the Vikings from 1982 to 2013, the Twins from 1982 to 2009, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Minnesota Timberwolves in their 1989–90 inaugural season, the Golden Gophers football team until 2008 and the Golden Gophers baseball team from 2004 to 2012.