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Sunday, October 11 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tour: Sunday - Twin City Highlights

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(Additional Fee) Experience a sampling of what makes the Twin Cities fantastic. During this three-hour tour, your guide will provide commentary on the downtowns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul as well as surrounding areas. While in Minneapolis you will explore the famous Nicollet Mall, the city's skyway network and theater district, the Guthrie Theatre, Milwaukee Train Depot, Orchestra Hall, the television home of Mary Tyler Moore, and St. Anthony Falls, the birthplace of Minneapolis.

A short stop will be made at Minnehaha Falls to see Minnesota’s oldest tourist attraction. This is where the 22 mile Minnehaha Creek, which flows from Lake Minnetonka through the western suburbs of Minneapolis and into the city, dives over the falls and into the Mississippi River. The 53 foot falls have been immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Song of Hiawatha” and are visited by thousands of tourists and locals every year.

Our next destination is Saint Paul, Minnesota’s charming historic capital city. Magnificent Art Deco and Victorian reminders of the past nestle next to sleek skyscrapers, giving this capital city an old world charm. While in Saint Paul we will explore Rice Park, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Landmark Center, the Children’s Museum, Mickey’s Diner, the Fitzgerald Theater, Minnesota History Center, and the Minnesota State Capitol, considered the second most beautiful capitol building in the United States after Utah's. You will see the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Paul, the fourth largest cathedral in the United States with seating for 3,000 people. Built in the classical Renaissance style, the cathedral dome is modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Lastly, we will drive along Summit Avenue, one of the longest stretches of virtually uninterrupted Victorian architecture in the United States. This monumental boulevard of homes, churches, synagogues, and schools attracts tourists and natives alike who stroll past its architectural curiosities and landmarks. Streets like Summit Avenue were not uncommon in the 19th century, but in most American cities, these thoroughfares have completely lost their character to progress. Not so in Saint Paul. Some homes to note along Summit Avenue are the James J. Hill House, the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the Minnesota governor’s mansion.

Sunday October 11, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm