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Skylines & Shorelines Sip, Savor & Shop Until You Drop


This sample itinerary is good September 12-14, 2008 during the Scrapfest or can be customized for anytime of the year. You'll find it at coordinates J-10 on the 2008 Annual Group Travel Map distributed in the Fall 2007 issue of Itineraries Minnesota Magazine.


DAY ONE 3:30 – 9:00 pm Arrive at Mall of America, Minnesota’s #1 attraction. Shop at more than 520 specialty stores which join four department stores; Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sears to create a world class shop- ping experience. Remember that there is no sales tax on clothing or shoes!


DAY TWO 9 – 12:00 pm On September 12-14, you can scrap, stamp, craft and design at ScrapFest, the ultimate scrapbooking event at Mall of America. Make plans now to discover all the latest products, learn new ideas to expand your skills and have fun! If you can’t make the event take a class at Archiver’s: The Photo Memory Store in


Mall of America. The shop helps you organize, preserve and display your photographs through creative ideas and techniques. Class schedules available at www.archiversonline.com. 12 – 2:00 pm While at the Mall, sample a variety of wines and outstanding cuisine at Napa Valley Grille. After lunch visit the Old Vine Wine & Spirits shop to select a favorite Minnesota or regional wine to take home. 2 – 4:00 pm Take a short drive to Spa Bella Casa,in Edina, where you can relax and unwind. They offer facial services, spa body therapies, message therapies and other rejuvenating services. 4 – 5:00 pm


Head back to the hotel to freshen up. 5 – 9:00 pm


Class is in session so don’t be tardy! Taught by distinguished and talented chefs, Cooks of Crocus Hill offers a variety of gourmet cooking classes.


For more information or to customize this itinerary for your group, contact Julie Giorgio at Bloomington CVB, 866-435-7425.


Minneapolis Institute of Arts


he Minneapolis Institute of Arts is one of the top comprehensive fine-art museums in the country. It is dedicated to bringing art to life for everyone. The museum is located in a beautiful landmark building near downtown Minneapolis and houses nearly 100,000 works of art, representing more than 5,000 years of world history. We’re eager to share these treasures with you.


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Be sure not to miss the upcoming exhibitions: Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future


This exhibition is part of a comprehensive project that explores the work of one of the most prolific, unorthodox, and controversial modern masters of 20th-century architecture and design. This exhibition will be presented collaboratively at the MIA and the Walker Art Center.


INDIA: Public Places, Private Spaces--Contemporary Photography and Video Art Sunday, October 26, 2008 – Sunday, January 18, 2009 Art “made in India these days is the real deal, deep and rich.” —The New York Times. Be swept up into the swirl and sparkling color of India’s public realms, while relishing rare access to its private lives and legends.


For more information call 612-870-3000 or visit www.artsmia.org.


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