Big Game Visitors Guide

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Welcome to the Bold North

The National Football League’s motto for Super Bowl LII perfectly captures all that the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are, not just in the middle of winter but year-round. We embrace everything that Mother Nature doles out in one of the best outdoor playgrounds you’ll find anywhere in the United States. From skjoring and snowshoeing in winter to kayaking and windsurfing in summer, this paradise is filled with more than 10,000 lakes and endless miles of paved and natural trails amidst truly incredible parks.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Super Bowl LII

Sunday, February 4th

US Bank Stadium – more info

Super Bowl LIVE

Friday, January 26th – Sunday, February 4th

Nicollet Mall – more info

Super Bowl Experience

Driven by Genesis

Saturday, January 27th – Saturday, February 3rd

Minneapolis Convention Center – more info

Insider's Guide to the Super Bowl

Read more from the Insider's Blog…

Light Rail Wayfinding

Target Field Station

Blue Line | Green Line | Downtown Reduced Fare Zone

Circle around the Twins' Target Field and explore the boutiques, breweries and dining of North Loop.

Dining: Spoon and Stable | Nightlife: Marvel Bar

Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station

Blue Line | Green Line | Downtown Reduced Fare Zone

See the lights of one of Minneapolis' richest stretches of entertainment and stick around after the show for a night on the town.

Dining: Hell's Kitchen | Entertainment: Hennepin Theatre Trust, Target Center | Nightlife: First Avenue & 7th St Entry | Sports Bars: City Works Eatery & Pourhouse, Hubert's Sports Bar & Grill, The Pourhouse

Nicollet Mall Station

Blue Line | Green Line | Downtown Reduced Fare Zone

Towering ice sculptures, free concerts, Northern Light shows and more line our newly remodeled Nicollet Mall for Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon.

Shopping: Gaviidae Common | Events: Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, ESPN from IDS Center, Players Tailgate with celebrity chef Guy Fieri | Sports Bars: 8th St. Grill, Lyon's Pub

Government Plaza Station

Blue Line | Green Line | Downtown Reduced Fare Zone

Go a few blocks south and arrive at the Super Bowl Experience theme park at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Events: Nomadic Live at the Minneapolis Armory

US Bank Stadium Station

Blue Line | Green Line | Downtown Reduced Fare Zone

Here’s where the magic happens. Get ready for kick off in the largest public works project in the history of Minnesota.

West Bank Station

Green Line

East Bank Station

Green Line

Stadium Village Station

Green Line

Watch one of the largest BIG 10 schools compete in gymnastics, wrestling, hockey and basketball across the multi-building sports complex of the University of Minnesota’s Stadium Village.

Prospect Park Station

Green Line

While you can’t climb the “witch’s tower” (come back in June), there’s something special about the landmark; it may have even inspired Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.”

Westgate Station

Green Line

Raymond Ave Station

Green Line

Fairview Avenue Station

Green Line

Snelling Avenue Station

Green Line

Head over to the State Fairgrounds for the St. Paul Winter Carnival’s Vulcan Snow Park. Some of the many events include snow sculpture contests; a giant snow slide; a polar plunge; and the Tow Up Throw Down Shred Series for terrain park skiers and snowboarders.

Hamline Avenue Station

Green Line

Lexington Parkway Station

Green Line

Victoria Street Station

Green Line

Dale Street Station

Green Line

Western Avenue Station

Green Line

Minnesota isn’t all about lutefisk and lefse. For a better understanding of the Twin Cities, visit the Little Mekong district for their Bold North Winter Night Market. During the day, check out the restaurants, salons, retailers and more that populate the neighborhood.

Capitol/Rice Street Station

Green Line

There are some beautiful buildings around the Twin Cities, but nothing matches the glint of sunlight off of the four golden horses standing in front of the dome of our newly renovated State Capitol.

Robert Street Station

Green Line

10th Street Station

Green Line

Central Station

Green Line

Although this stop has some of the largest performance venues and museums of the city, make sure to visit Rice Park with all of its St. Paul Winter Carnival festivities, lights and free ice skating.

Entertainment: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts | Museums: Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Children’s Museum | Nightlife: Vieux Carre Cocktail Bar & Jazz Lounge | Events: Opening Night fueled by Gatorade, Taste of the NFL, CBS’ The Night Before Concert | Sports Bar: Alary’s Bar

Union Depot Station

Green Line

The St. Paul Winter Carnival will be hosting some events at this historic train station, but for a taste of Minnesota, stop by nearby Market House Collaborative for an indoor farmers market and local dining options.

Dining: Saint Dinette | Dive Bar: Kelly’s Depot Bar & Grill

Cedar-Riverside Station

Blue Line

For some global music, grab a ticket to one of The Cedar Cultural Center’s almost nightly shows. Pull up a stool at dive bar favorites Palmer’s Bar and Viking Bar to end the night.

Dining: Jewel of India | Entertainment: The Cedar Cultural Center | Dive Bar: The Corner Bar

Franklin Avenue Station

Blue Line

Lake Street/Midtown Station

Blue Line

A score of independent businesses sit along Lake Street, but make sure to stop inside the multi-level Midtown Global Market for shopping and dining that reflects our population’s international background.

Dining: The Rabbit Hole | Theater: Jungle Theater | Nightlife: Up-Down

38th Street Station

Blue Line

46th Street Station

Blue Line

50th Street/Minnehaha Park Station

Blue Line

Fall in love with Minnesota winters as you explore the 167-acre Minnehaha Regional Park and see our frozen 53-foot waterfall for yourself.

VA Medical Center Station

Blue Line

Fort Snelling Station

Blue Line | Park & Ride Lot

Take in a real winter wonderland with Hidden Falls Regional Park. Over about 6.7 miles of paved trails, explore the Mississppi River shoreline and walk to historic Fort Snelling.

MSP Airport Terminal 1 Lindbergh Station

Blue Line | Airport

Flying in for Super Bowl LII? Going to and from the airport is easy with the METRO Blue Line running underneath it.

*No fare is required between the Lindberg and Humphrey Termianl stations. Trains operate 24 hours a day between the airport stations

MSP Airport Terminal 2 Humphrey Station

Blue Line | Airport

*No fare is required between the Lindberg and Humphrey Termianl stations. Trains operate 24 hours a day between the airport stations

American Boulevard Station

Blue Line

Bloomington Central Station

Blue Line

Right as you step off the station, you’ll see the beginnings of Illuminate South Loop. Lit-up art installations, performances, bonfires and chef-made refreshments await.

28th Avenue Station

Blue Line | Park & Ride Lot

Mall of America Station

Blue Line

Mall of America has always been a giant with its four levels, 7-acre theme park and 520 stores, but during the Super Bowl, a collection of Minnesota-made stores will be popping up to share even more of our Bold North lifestyle.

Dining: Cedar + Stone, Urban Table | Entertainment: SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium | Shopping: RAAS Local Market

Super Bowl Sports Bar Bonanza

Grab some friends and pull up a stool — it's game time in the Twin Cities. If you're not one of the lucky few going to watch the game live at US Bank Stadium, check out one of these local sports bars

Need some more insider info?

The writers at Visit Twin Cities are here to answer any questions you're still left with as a visitor or potential visitor to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro region. Click below to send us a message, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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