Think of Minneapolis and you likely think of snow, cold and the Minnesota Vikings, but there’s a lot more to this city on the northern end of the Mississippi River.
Culture abounds in many forms, both winter and summer, and there’s a surprising number of free concerts and films.
You have to understand, however, when people say Minneapolis they frequently are referring as well to its twin city of St. Paul, just a hop, skip and jump across the mighty Miss.
Fortunately, transportation between the twins is excellent. Here’s just a sampling of some indoor and outdoor adventures, many suited for the entire family.
The words “free beer” are magic for many weary travelers. Several Twin City breweries offer free tours and samples, including the Summit Brewery in St. Paul, the Surly Brewery in Brooklyn Center, and The Flat Earth Brewing Company in St. Paul. Some require reservations and times vary for tours and freebies, so check before you go.
Unfortunately the Museum Pass program ended in fall of 2012. The Minnesota Children’s Museum does still have a free pass program called Pass to Play. I agree it is a good idea to stop by the library mid week to score one of these passes as they go quickly. If you are interested in local family friendly, mostly free, events check out the events page at http://www.thingstodowithkidsmn.com.CreativeKids Thingstodowithkids - April 12th, 2013
Savannah Martinez, Jill McPherson…this is for you! I plan on keeping this in mind as well!Tina Karr Rakowski - July 1st, 2013