The Twin Cities are filled with bucket list items for every curious traveler
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Why sit back and watch when you can take part in the fun? Get a unique look at all the Twin Cities have to offer with tours, exhibits and more.
Above the Falls Sports
Learn about Minneapolis from the seat of a kayak. On their Working the Local Channel tour, you’ll hear all about the industrial history of the area as you explore the Mississippi River in the St. Anthony Falls area. | 120 N. Third Ave., Minneapolis, 612-825-8983, abovethefallssports.com
Science Museum of Minnesota
Get scientific with hands-on exhibits and displays at the Science Museum of Minnesota. With permanent exhibits and a constant influx of new shows to test your curiosity, the museum is the perfect place to explore. | 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-221-9444, smm.org
SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium
Get up close and personal with hundreds of underwater species. Be sure to walk through the 300-foot-long underwater tunnel for a view of life under the sea at this attraction located in Mall of America. | Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-853-0612, visitsealife.com/minnesota
Surly Brewing Co.
Tour the operation that ignited the brewery boom in the Twin Cities. On your walk around Surly’s taproom and brewery, you’ll see how and where their craft beer is made and learn the story of the iconic brewery. | 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, 763-999-4040, surlybrewing.com
Wabasha Street Caves
History comes to life at this St. Paul attraction. Located within a rocky outcrop near the Mississippi River, these “caves” hold stories of the gangsters who used to frequent them. Don’t miss swing dancing and live jazz on Thursday evenings. | 215 Wabasha St. S., St. Paul, 651-224-1191, wabashastreetcaves.com