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Curious about the Twin Cities? Make your campus visit into a vacation by exploring museums, theaters, sports, and more. U of M students don’t spend all of their time on campus, and visitors shouldn’t either.
The Goldstein Museum of Design is operated by the U of M College of Design. It’s a great place to get inspired or learn some history.
Art in the heart of Minneapolis—the MIA has one of the finest art collections in the country.
The Walker Art Center hosts the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, performances, lectures, events, and contemporary exhibits.
With 23 Division I teams, there’s always a top-notch game on campus. Check out the full schedule for Gopher Sports!
Minnesota has the largest population of timberwolves in the lower 48 states, so this NBA team is right where it belongs.
Baseball in Minnesota hits a new level of fun with Saint Paul Saints professional baseball.
The Minnesota Vikings are playing at the U of M’s TCF Bank Stadium for their 2014 and 2015 seasons!
The Minnesota State Fair gives visitors 12 days of fun leading up to Labor Day!
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival—the largest Renaissance festival in the U.S.—provides a great getaway in the late summer.
The Stone Arch Bridge Festival gives Twin Cities residents a full weekend of art fairs, live music, and other performances.
The famous Guthrie Theater hosts shows from across the world. It’s also part of the U of M’s B.F.A theater program!
Anyone who knows anything about music will tell you that First Avenue is, quite simply, what a music club should be.
Since 1910, the Fitzgerald has played host to Broadway musicals, vaudeville shows, film festivals, and concerts of all sorts.
With 500+ stores and 42 million visitors a year, the Mall of America is the second-largest shopping mall in the nation. A movie theater, restaurants, and specialty stores ensure you can always find whatever you’re looking for.
At the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, every exhibit and class inspires visitors to value living things of all kinds.
Since opening in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo has introduced guests to species from across the globe.
This page mentions just a sampling of what the Twin Cities have to offer. If you’re looking for more activities and attractions in the area, check out Meet Minneapolis and the St. Paul Convention & Visitors Authority.