Keep a watchful eye.
Birders flock to the Twin Cities to observe different species in their natural habitats. The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington and the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary within Theodore Wirth Regional Park are just a couple birding hot spots in the Twin Cities.
Learn more about the birds of Minnesota here.
Home to upwards of 500 plant species and 130 bird species, it’s no wonder why this natural oasis receives around 60,000 visitors every year.
Established in 1976 to provide habitat for migratory waterfowl, fish and other wildlife species, the refuge is part of a corridor of land and water stretching nearly 70 miles along the Minnesota River.
The Raptor Center's free annual event on Sept. 23 releases about six rehabilitated birds of prey into the wild during a day of activities, learning and close encounters with animals.
With all the great things to see and do in the Twin Cities, it can be tough to try and fit everything in during your time here—and easy to miss out on some of the best. So we've compiled a list of the Seven Wonders of the Twin Cities to maximize your time, and to see how Minneapolis and St. Paul set themselves apart from the rest.
Roses, tropical plants, day lilies, waterfalls and more can be found at 10 Twin Cities garden favorites.