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ACCOMMODATIONS AmericInn Airport/Bloomington Richfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-634-3444 AmericInn Hotel & Suites Moundsview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-786-2000


AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Shakopee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-445-6775 4100 12th Ave East – Shakopee, MN 55379. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-634-3444 shakopee.mn@americinn.com / www.americinn-shakopee.com The AmericInn of Shakopee has the premier location for all leisure travel groups. Within 20 minutes of all tour attractions and within four miles of Shakopee’s most popular (and many hidden) destinations.


AmericInn of Anoka/Coon Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-323-0010 3430 Northdale Blvd NW – Coon Rapids, MN 55448 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-634-3444 coonrapids.mn@americinn.com / www.americinn.com The AmericInn SoundGaurd construction-thick masonry block, heavy drywall and sound-deadening foam divide every room, assuring you a peaceful stay. Enjoy the indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, breakfast, high-speed internet, and free newspaper.


AmericInn of Chanhassen Chanhassen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-934-3888


Best Western Chaska River Inn & Suites . . . . . 952-448-7877 ext 507 1 River Bend Place – Chaska, MN 55318 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-616-5943 lkucharyski@chaskabestwestern.com / www.bestwestern.com The Best Western Chaska River Inn and Suites is majestically located on the Minnesota River in beautiful Chaska, MN. We are just 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.


Best Western White Bear Country Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-429-5393 4940 North Highway 61 – White Bear Lake, MN 55110 bwwhitebear@aol.com / www.whitebearcountryinn.com The Best Western White Bear Country Inn is a unique possessing hometown hospitality with first class accommodations. Our hotel combines all of the amenities of a charming inn with the high standards of the Best Western brand. You will find our staff friendly and eager to assist you with all of your needs before, during and after your stay in White Bear Lake.


Canterbury Inn Shakopee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-291-0622 Country Inn & Suites Shakopee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-445-0200


Doubletree Guest Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-492-2203 11101 LaSalle Avenue – Minneapolis, MN 55403 ktimmons@sunstonehotels.com / www.minneapolisdoubletree.com The Doubletree Guest Suites Minneapolis is a boutique hotel offering a vibrant downtown location. A wide range of familiar comforts such as a Microwave, Refrigerator, In-Room Movie, and Coffeemaker make our two-room suites feel like home.


Holiday Inn Minneapolis NW – Elk River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-656-4404 9200 Quaday Ave NE – Elk River, MN 55330 jlarson@hielkriver.com / www.hielkriver.com


All rooms are oversized and feature a pillow menu, refrigerator and microwave. Guests are sure to have a comfortable, exciting stay! Relax and Play in the Wild Woods Waterpark. Experience the Mississippi Valley Grill & Bar. Our hotel offers spacious group meeting space and unique dining experience in the Mississippi Wooded Lounge.


Holiday Inn – St. Paul East /Joke Comedy Club Saint Paul . . . . . . . . . 651-731-2220


Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-368-3100 One Oak Ridge Drive – Chaska, MN 55318 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-737-9588 kellyparkhurst@dolce.com / www.oakridge.dolce.com


Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center is nestled in 130 wooded acres on scenic Lake McKnight in Chaska; located just 30 minute from Minneapolis airport and downtown. Enjoy our on-site Seasons Restaurant. Bus parking available.


Radisson Hotel Roseville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-636-4567


Super 8 Minneapolis/Golden Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-546-6277 6300 Wayzata Blvd – Golden Valley, MN 55416 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-800-8000 pogorser@cdthotel.com / www.super8mpls.com Downtown Minneapolis & Target Center – 3miles; Convention Center & Metrodome – 5 miles; Lake Minnetonka area – 7 miles; Mall of America – 15 miles; Mystic Lake Casino; Gold Courses; Airport – 15 miles; University of Minnesota; Minnesota Zoo; Walker Art Center; Children’s & Science Museum; Minnesota State Fair; Renaissance Festival


www.itinerariesminnesota.com


Wingate by Wyndham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-576-0700 ext 4906 1700 3420 Northdale Blvd – Coon Rapids, MN 55448. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-364-6581 wingate.coonrapids@yahoo.com / www.wingateinns.com


The Wingate by Wyndham is proud to offer the following ammenities: full hot breakfast, sundry shop, pool, hot tub, 24 hour exercise center, laundry facilities, computer wireless internet & more.


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American Swedish Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-870-3344 2600 Park Avenue – Minneapolis, MN 55407 info@americanswedishinstitute.org / www.americanswedishinst.org Bring your group to the most unique destination in the Twin Cities! Tour the 33-room Swan Turnblad mansion, indulge in one of our Swedish lunch or dessert packages, then enjoy the museum shop.


Cathedral of Saint Paul Saint Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-228-1766


Canterbury Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-445-7223 1100 Canterbury Rd – Shakopee, MN 55379 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-340-6361 Canterbury Park is home to live horse racing May-Labor Day and Texas Hold’em, Blackjack and more 24/7, and Simulcast racing year round. Canterbury Park - Fun & Games like no place else.


Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Saint Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-487-8200 Crofut Family Winery Shakopee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-492-3227 Historic Fort Snelling Saint Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-726-1171


Minneapolis Institute of Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-870-3131 2400 3rd Avenue South – Minneapolis, MN 55401 / www.artsmia.org . . . . . 888-MIA-ARTS Visit the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ world-class collection, ranging from ancient sculpture of the region’s history-a history that still resonates in people’s lives today. Arrange your own custom tour for groups of ten or more.


Minnesota Historical Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-259-3444 345 W. Kellogg Blvd – Saint Paul, MN 55102 / www.mnhs.org Chief caretaker of Minnesota’s story and the History Center is home to the Society’s vast collections. Within our archives reside artifacts ranging from American Indian moccasins and art- work to furniture and photographs, Civil War-era flags and a wealth of genealogical information.


Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Chaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-443-1400 Minnesota Transportation Museum Saint Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-228-0263


Minnesota Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-431-9200 1300 Zoo Boulevard – Apple Valley, MN 55124 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-366-7811 www.mnzoo.org The Minnesota Zoo Welcomes Groups! Open 363 days a year and located in Apple Valley just minutes south of Mall of America. Advance group reservations required, 20+ = 20% discount on zoo admission.


Padelford Packet Boat Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-227-1100 Harriet Island – Saint Paul, MN 55107 / jim@riverrides.com / www.riverrides.com Four Mississippi riverboats at Harriet Island (Saint Paul) for group excursions. Dinner, Lunch, and Sunday Brunch Cruises. Private charters for 50-710 passengers. Heated/Air Conditioned.


Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen . . . . . . . 952-474-8058 PO Box 563 – Excelsior, MN 55331 / www.twincitiescruises.com . . . . . . . . . . 888-559-8058 Offering sumptuous cuisine and cabin appointments, gracious service and event coordination. But we haven’t mentioned the best part... a backdrop of water, harbor, skyline, and sunset that creates the perfect setting for any group. Please contact us for special pricing on cruise tickets for groups of 25 or more.


Science Museum of Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-221-9426 120 West Kellogg Blvd – Saint Paul, MN 55102 groupsales@smm.org / www.smm.org


The Science Museum of Minnesota boasts a 100-year history of science fun and education, including cutting-edge technology, hands-on entertainment and interactive exhibits, perfect for all ages. Visit www.smm.org.


Valleyfair Shakopee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-FUN-RIDE


Wabasha Street Caves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-292-1220 215 Wabasha Street South – Saint Paul, MN 55107 www.wabashastreetcaves.com Down In History has exciting historic tours done by costumed characters. Historic Walking Cave Tours in Saint Paul & Stillwater. Motorcoach Gangster Tours, Irish Tours, Tacky tours, Ghost & Graves Tours, & more.We make history fun!


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