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Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-858-8500 7900 International Drive, Suite 990 – Bloomington, MN 55425 . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-346-4289 cvb@bloomingtonmn.org / www.bloomingtonmn.org Just minutes to the Mpls/St Paul Int’l Airport, downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul, scenic lakes, parks, hotels, shopping, restaurants, exciting attractions, casinos, and Mall of America. You’ll love our ease of access, hospitality and friendly people. “The Third Twin City Awaits you.”


CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAUS AND CHAMBERS


Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-682-4902 9 Central Avenue – Buffalo, MN 55313 info@buffalochamber.org / www.buffalochamber.org Buffalo offers an eclectic mix of cobblestone streets, antique stores, lakes and natural beauty. Nestled between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud. Buffalo gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a day trip or a weekend getaway!


Saint Paul Convention & Visitors Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-265-4906 175 West Kellogg Blvd, Suite 502 – Saint Paul, MN 55102 . . . . 800-627-6101 ext.4906 mhernandez@visitsaintpaul.com / www.visitsaintpaul.com/tourplan.cfm A classic group tour destination. In addition to offering a variety of group-friendly activities, we also provide unparalleled service for tour operators and group leaders. Take advantage of our group services such as itinerary planning and meet and greet program that make booking Saint Paul a must!


Shakopee CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-445-1660 PO Box 717 – Shakopee, MN 55379 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-574-2150 canderson@shakopee.org / www.shakopee.org Discover Shakopee the place that tour groups love to visit. With a wide range of attractions such as Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, Historic Murphy’s Landing, Renaissance Festival, and Czech Area Concertina Club. There’s always something exciting happening in Shakopee.


Tour Minnesota Association (TMA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-873-5554 150 Pioneer Trail, PO Box 114 – Chaska, MN 55318 elainembalk@aol.com / www.tourmn.org Through meetings, events and newsletters, TMA increases awareness of tourism-related issues and trends. These resources help members provide better services, products and added value to tourists and travelers. Visit the TMA website for ideas, information, hot deals and itineraries.


ENTERTAINMENT & THEATER Actors Theater of Minnesota,


Resident Company of the Lowry Theater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-227-2464 350 Saint Peter Street Suite 354 - Saint Paul, MN 55102 Shira@ActorsMN.org / www.ActorsMN.org This professional dinner theater is located right in the heart of beautiful and historic downtown St. Paul. Known for its quality productions and great food, this theater welcomes guests year-round.


Celebration Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-898-7200 16655 Kenyon Ave – Lakeville, MN 55044 Alan.M@CelebrationChurch.net / www.celebrationchurch.net One of the season’s best events! A country Christmas for the whole family (Branson-style musical variety show), with a cast of 60 and live band. Call Alan for details.


Chanhassen Dinner Theatres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-934-1547 501 West 78th Street – Chanhassen, MN 55317 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-355-6273 klarson@chanhassendt.com / www.chanhassendt.com Since 1968 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres have been recognized for quality theatre entertainment and fine dining. The nation’s largest professional dinner theatre is AAA Magazine recommended, “Any Twin Cities visit should include an evening at Chanhassen!”


Guthrie Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-225-6244 818 South 2nd Street – Minneapolis, MN 55415 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-225-6211 groups@guthrietheater.org / www.guthrietheater.org The nationally acclaimed Guthrie is an award-winning cultural destination, home to three theaters, dramatic public spaces and distinctive dining. Attend a performance, enjoy spectacular views, take a tour, browse the store or sip a cocktail while watching the sunset.


History Theatre Saint Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-292-4323 Minnesota Centennial Showboat Saint Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-625-4001


48 ITINERARIES MINNESOTA SUMMER 2008


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-282-3111 345 Washington Street – Saint Paul, MN 55102 www.Ordway.org Overlooking Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts best of Broadway and off-Broadway, as well as exceptional classical music, opera, & dance. Visit www.Ordway.org for a full calendar.


Plymouth Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-553-1600 2705 Annapolis Lane – Plymouth, MN 55119 groupst@plymouthplayhouse.com / www.plymouthplayhouse.com Celebrating 31 years of hits, Plymouth Playhouse is best known for producing comedies. This intimate 211-seat theater is located in the Best Western Kelly Inn on the lower level. Church Basement Ladies now playing to sold out audiences.


State, Orpheum and Pantages Theatres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-373-5665 805 Hennepin Avenue – Minneapolis, MN 55402 groupsales@orpheum.com / www.HennepinTheatreDistrict.com Located in the heart of the Hennepin Theatre district are the “entertainment gems of Hennepin Avenue.” Renovated to their full grandeur, the Theatres present Broadway series, concerts and dance performances.


Minnesota Renaissance Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-445-7361 1244 S Canterbury Road Ste 306 – Shakopee, MN 55379 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-996-8215 info@renaissancefest.com / www.renaissancefest.com Queen Margaret welcomes you to our 38th anniversary. Enjoy the group discount program for 15 or more, plus complimentary tickets for driver and coordinators. Weekends and Labor Day in August & September 2008.


FESTIVALS & EVENTS


Minnesota State Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-288-4400 1265 Snelling Avenue North – Saint Paul, MN 55108 groupsales@mnstatefair.org / www.mnstatefair.org The Great Minnesota get together. Twelve days of fun ending Labor Day. Local, national, and international-known entertainers, horse shows and rodeo performances. Mighty Midway & Kidway rides, competitions, exhibits, attractions & concessions.


RESTAURANTS Anita’s Café & Catering Saint Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-334-7119 Danderfield's Restaurant & OK Corral Shakopee & Jordan. . . . . . . . . . 952-445-2245 The Machine Shed Lake Elmo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-735-7436 Q Kindness Café Saint Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-224-6440


SHOPPING & ANTIQUING


Mall of America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-883-8843 60 East Broadway – Bloomington, MN 55425. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-879-3555 mphilipp@mallofamerica.com / www.mallofamerica.com Mall of America is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the nation, featuring 520 stores, 50 restaurants and attractions galore. Enjoy no sales tax on clothing and shoes. Valuable coupon books, Meet and Greet Service and other group travel services available.


Heartland Tours & Travel . . TC. 651-777-7170; Roch. 507-288-1330 1825 North Broadway – Rochester, MN 55906. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-368-4874 info@heartlandtoursandtravel.net / www.heartlandtoursandtravel.net Our experienced staff can package a wide variety of 1-28 day tours to any destination.We can customize any tour to meet your needs. Call us today and let us plan “Escorted Tours You’re Going to Love!”


TOUR OPERATORS MetroConnections, Inc Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-747-8687


1-877-832-7267


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