Minnesota offers a rich arts and theaters scene, many of which can be found in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and the surrounding Twin Cities metro area. Looking for a night of laughs? There's a handful of comedy clubs to choose from. Want to see a Broadway play but not travel to New York? Twin Cities theaters offer season after season of popular Broadway shows that you can't pass up. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are full of history! From the American Swedish Institute celebrating the Swedish culture to Historic Fort Snelling showcasing life of a soldier in the Civil War to the Science Museum of Minnesota bringing visitors back millions of years to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Prepare to learn some seriously cool stuff at the numerous historical sites and museums throughout the Twin Cities!
The Minnesota State Fair is committed to providing equal access and a pleasant experience for all its guests. Pre-fair discount admission tickets for the 2017 Minnesota State Fair are on sale NOW for just $11! Pre-fair discount admission tickets are valid for any age guest (Age 5+) on any day of the fair. Children under age 5 are always free!
1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
The Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory are located in Como Park at 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, Minnesota. The park, zoo and conservatory are owned by the City of Saint Paul and are a division of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.
Admission:Free. A voluntary donation of $3 for an adult and $2 for a child to help us care for our plants and animals is appreciated. You are always welcome whether or not you choose to make a donation. Download Visitor Guide
Hours:Open every day of the year. Summer hours (April – September) 10am – 6pm Winter hours (October – March) 10am – 4pmParking; Download Como Map for the location of our parking lots. There are a number of parking lots throughout the Como Regional Park area. Weekend shuttle service begins April 23.
Beginning May 1 st residential permit parking restrictions will be in effect. There will be no parking allowed on many streets west of Como Park from 10am-4pm, May 1-September 30 without a City issued permit . Do not park on streets with signs indicating “Permit Parking Only”.
Many institutions & destinations in St. Paul, such as colleges and heavily visited shopping areas, have permit parking in & around the surrounding neighborhoods. Permit parking was sought after by the surrounding residents and implemented by Saint Paul City Council in 2011. Como Park Zoo & Conservatory recognizes & respects that the parking outside of the park should be easily accessible and obtainable for residents.
345 Washington St, St Paul, MN 55102 Phone: (612) 333-6669
Minnesota Opera produces opera at the highest artistic level to inspire and entertain audiences. It's a leading American company, admired as an innovative creator of compelling opera productions, programs and new works.
1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Phone: (612) 371-5600
Minnesota Orchestra serves the community as a symphony orchestra that is internationally recognized for its artistic excellence. It presents the world's great conductors and soloists for orchestra concerts and recitals, as well as other programs and events, such as their three-week summer music festival, Sommerfest.
708 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Phone: (612) 338-6393
Acme Comedy Company is a premier standup comedy club that brings national touring comedians to the Twin Cities.
490 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55101 Phone: (651) 290-2290
Actors Theater of Minnesota is a professional theater company located in the heart of Downtown Saint Paul's charming Theater District.
3900 Bethel Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55112 Phone: (651) 638-6400
Benson Great Hall, located on the campus of Bethel University, hosts concerts, performances and more at the stunning performing arts center.
727 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Phone: (612) 332-6620
Brave New Workshop is the longest running satirical comedy theatre in the United States. They perform original sketch comedy and improv on everything from current events to love and everything in between. You can also try your hand with improv at one of their classes.
501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317 Phone: (952) 934-1525
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is one of the nation's largest dinner theatres. Their multiple stages bring an array of performances to the theatre such as improv comedy, musicals, live music, and cabaret. Enjoy a table side dinner service during the show!
2400 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Phone: (612) 874-0400
Children's Theatre Company creates theatre experiences for the entire family by adapting children's classic literature and storybooks into amazing and enthralling stage productions.
3001 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 Phone: (612) 870-1230
ComedySportz is an improv comedy club where everything is improvised; no scripts or pre-planned scenes. Your interaction and input makes the show different every time you visit.
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415 Phone: (612) 377-2224
Guthrie Theater, overlooking the Mississippi River with stunning views, is an American center for theater performance, production, education, and professional training. One of their most popular productions is A Christmas Carol, taking place during the holiday season.
30 10th Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55101 Phone: (612) 292-4323
History Theatre offers an annual season filled with excellent plays and musicals. Their performances explore Minnesota's past and the diverse American experience. They are a three-time IVEY Award winning theater and is recognized nationally as a leader in producing historical work.
408 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425 Phone: (952) 585-8558
House of Comedy is located on the 4th floor in the Mall of America and offers the best in live stand-up comedy from the nation's top touring comedians.
265 Exchange Street South, Saint Paul, MN 55102 Phone: (651) 296-8760
Alexander Ramsey House is a historic Victorian-era home in Saint Paul, built by Minnesota's first territorial governor, Alexander Ramsey. The home is filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings.
2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407 Phone: (612) 871-4907
American Swedish Institute is a vibrant museum, cultural center and historic Turnblad mansion that links Minnesota history with the best of contemporary Swedish and Nordic culture.
Basilica of Saint Mary
1600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Phone: (612) 333-1381
The Basilica of Saint Mary is a gathering place of rich diversity. It's a center for the arts and a place of refuge for people in need. Discover this building's rich history and marvel at its awe-inspiring art and architecture by taking a tour of the landmark.
10 Church Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone: (612) 626-9660
Bell Museum of Natural History is Minnesota's state natural history museum who inspires those curious about life through hands-on experiences with University of Minnesota research and discovery in the arts and sciences.
239 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102 Phone: (612) 228-1766
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a historical landmark and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. It is one of the most prominent buildings in Saint Paul and is a center of spiritual worship. Guided tours are offered at the Cathedral Tuesday through Friday, except on holy days and civil holidays.
2097 Larpenteur Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55113 Phone: (651) 646-8629
Gibbs Farm is a historic museum interpreting pioneer and Dakota life in the mid 1800s. Site contains Dakota-style tipi, a bark lodge, a wild rice camp, and the Gibbs family's historic farmhouse, barns and a replica of their first sod house. The farm also offers special summer events/festivals and is open Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through the end of October.
364 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108 Phone: (612) 624-7434
Goldstein Museum of Design, part of the University of Minnesota's College of Design, advances the understanding and appreciation of design through exhibitions, research, preservation, and education. The museum presents exhibitions in two locations: the McNeal gallery, open to visitors six days a week, and the Rapson Hall galleries, open seven days a week.
200 Tower Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55111 Phone: (612) 726-1171
Historic Fort Snelling is recognized as a national historic landmark dating back to the 1820s. It is a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the US-Dakota War of 1862, and much more.
240 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102 Phone: (651) 297-2555
James J. Hill House is recognized as a national historic landmark. Guided tours of the James J. Hill House are offered Wednesday – Sunday. The tour brings visitors through four floors of the house and includes a 10-minute video on James J. Hill. Throughout the year enjoy signature events such as concerts, theatrical events and theme tours.
75 West 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 Phone: (651) 292-3225
Landmark Center is a historic landmark and serves as a cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and hosts countless special events. Landmark Center offers public and private tours that range from a broad presentation of the building's history to tours tailored to the specific needs of groups.
704 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Phone: (612) 341-7555
Mill City Museum was built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill. Located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront, Mill City Museum teaches visitors of all ages about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the Mississippi River and the city of Minneapolis. From exhibits and programs to dining and shopping, there's so much to do at the museum.
2400 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Phone: (612) 870-3000
Minneapolis Institute of Art inspires wonder with extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country. From Money to Matisse, Asian to African, 40,000-year-old artifacts to world-famous masterpieces, Mia links the past to the present and enables global conversations. The museum is free every day.
725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Phone: (612) 375-7600
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the crown jewels of Minneapolis' park system. The 11-acre site, located across the street for the Walker Art Center, is home to the iconic fountain-sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry and showcases more than 40 works from the Walker Art Center's renowned collection. Due to renovation, the sculpture garden will be closed until its re-opening in summer 2017, when the vision for the 19-acre Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden campus will be realized.
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