Minneapolis, MN Group Attractions in the City


 

All eyes were pointed at Minneapolis for the half-way point of the 2014 MLB season and this year’s All-Star Game. Now that the All-Star Game has passed, let’s take a look at what fantastic group tour opportunities make renting a charter bus to Minneapolis worth your while.

First Avenue

Given that this is also the 30th anniversary of the release of Prince’s “Purple Rain,” it is only fitting that this first-class music venue get the first mention. First Avenue was the backdrop for the 80s pop flick, and it has a list of who’s who as to who has played there. When we looked, the range of artists included Lauren Hill, Echo and the Bunnyman and Howie Day, just to show how eclectic their offerings are for music goers.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

There are nearly 60 museums in Minneapolis—a record only beat by Chicago and D.C.—but the MIA is free and located in the heart of the city. They offer a robust permanent collection with traveling exhibits from around the world.

Target Field

Located downtown, Target Field is the home ballpark of the Minnesota Twins. If you missed the All-Star Game, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the crowd erupt as the Twins score a double and slide into home in the bottom of the ninth. Target Field was ranked as the #1 baseball stadium experience in North America by ESPN The Magazine in 2010, so this outdoor activity is sure to please travelers.

Mall of America

Not really much more we need to say about this—400 stores in one location that attracts 35-million shoppers a year. If that’s not enough, 7 Yankee Stadiums can fit inside the Mall. That’s worth checking out!

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis married its green space and its cultural life to give its residents a refreshing reprieve from the urban hustle. The 11-acre site is home to the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry and showcases more than 40 works from the Walker Art Center’s renowned collection.

These are just a few of the offerings for one-half of the twin cities. Now, check out BusRates.com’s list of charter buses to plan out your ride and hotel if you’re planning a longer trip.