Minnesota

Things to do in Minnesota

Attracting architecture buffs from across the country, this performance space opened to much fanfare in 2006. Designed by famed French architect Jean Nouvel, it’s a work of art that brings to life three theaters, 11 bars, one restaurant, and one café.

Grumpy’s bar proudly (and rightly) promotes its three pool tables as an attraction, but there is a full "slate" of regular and special events that have patrons clamoring for seats each night as well: recurring karaoke, retro movie nights, comedy sessions and the occasional vaudeville performance,

Magical History Tours mounts guests on a Segway and guides them on a two-wheeled journey around the Riverfront district. After a quick course in maneuvering the once-hyped self-balancing personal transporter, visitors travel a five to seven mile route for about three hours.

Named for owner Anthony Andler’s great-grandfather (a tailor and 1917 Russian immigrant), Heimie’s is the sort of men’s clothing store you may have thought extinct.

South of St. Paul, this vineyard has successfully grown flavorful French grapes in Minnesota. In addition, climate-tolerant varieties have been developed by the University of Minnesota. Built from the state’s limestone and white pine, the winery was opened by lawyer David A.

Calhoun Bike Rentals, located one block from Lake Calhoun and the Midtown Greenway Trail, is open daily to rent Specialized road bikes, tandems, recumbants and more. All rentals include helmet, bike lock, bag, and trail map.

As the birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald, St. Paul takes pride in keeping its vibrant literary reputation alive.

Special booking: It helps to have entertained the GM’s of many of Southern Africa’s top hotels and camps in your own house.

The University of Minnesota's "big, shiny thing" overlooking the Mississippi River, this modern art museum designed by Frank Gehry packs a visual wallop.

Arrange a guided trip with Wilderness Outiftters, the area's top tour operator for Minnesota's sprawling northern wilderness.

Insider clout: For VIP American clients in need of top security for a trip to East Africa, Fundora arranged to charter the private helicopter of a prominent politician in Rwanda for their use. "It's the best one in the country," she explains. Years as agent: 12.

Depending on the season, nearly half of the merchandise in this eclectic gift shop is made by local artists, showcasing original home accessories, handmade bags from vintage fabrics, and jewelry, including the stained-glass pendants with hand-pressed flowers made by the brother and sister team kn

Since the Walker’s new addition opened in 2005, it has become just as well known for its eye-catching architecture as for the art inside.