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American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave Minneapolis 55407-1090 P:612-871-4907 | Website

The American Swedish Institute is a vibrant arts & cultural center and museum. The historic Turnblad Mansion first became home to the organization in 1929. The Nelson Cultural Center addition opened in June 2012 and added a welcoming reception area, café, gallery, event center, studio arts classroom, terrace, courtyard, and expanded Museum Shop.

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Ames Center

12600 Nicollet Ave S Burnsville 55337 P:952.895.4680 (Box Office) 952.895.4685 (Main) | Website

Located in Burnsville’s popular Heart of the City, this beautiful and versatile facility hosts a wide range of national touring and local concerts, theatre performances, comedy shows and more.

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

501 W 78th St Chanhassen 55317-0100 P:952.934.1525 800.362.3515 | Website

Visit the nation’s largest professional dinner theatre with multiple theatres under one roof recognized for over 40 years of fine dining and outstanding professional musical theatre produced year-round. AAA approved, “Any Twin Cities visit should include an evening at Chanhassen!”

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Cheers Pablo

13915 Aldrich Ave S Burnsville 55337 P:(952) 898-1901 | Website

Cheers Pablo is an arts and entertainment business that creates a highly social environment where individuals of all artistic levels can participate in group painting classes. No experience needed, just come ready to have lots of fun. 

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Dakota City Heritage Village

4008 220th St W Farmington 55024 P:651.460.8050 | Website

Where the past is present...Dakota City Heritage Village offers visitors the chance to experience rural life in 1900-era Dakota County. A recreated historic village and museum, Dakota City is located on the Dakota County Fairgrounds on the south edge of Farmington. Check our website for upcoming events!

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Dakota Valley Symphony

12600 Nicollet Ave Burnsville Performing Arts Center Burnsville 55337 P:612.840.8681 | Website

The Dakota Valley Symphony has served Minnesota's Dakota County since 1986 and is comprised of a 60-member symphony orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus, and a 90-member Summer Pops orchestra and chorus, all under the direction of founder and music director Stephen J. Ramsey. All concerts are performed at the Ames Center.

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Guthrie Theater

818 S 2nd St Minneapolis 55415 P:612.377.2224 | Website

Presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world. 

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Hennepin Theatre Trust

615 Hennepin Avenue Suite 140 Minneapolis 55403 P:612.339.7007 612.455.9500 | Website

Hennepin Theatre Trust, owners of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, offers live entertainment, ranging from top-quality Broadway shows to concerts featuring established stars and the best of new, young performers.

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Historic Fort Snelling

200 Tower Ave Saint Paul 55111 P:(612)-726-1171 | Website

Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862,and much more!

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 3rd Ave S Minneapolis 55404 P:612-870-3174 | Website

The MIA inspires wonder with extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country. From Monet to Matisse, Asian to African, 40,000-year-old artifacts to world-famous masterpieces, the MIA links the past to the present and enables global conversations.

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Minnesota Children's Museum

10 W Seventh St Saint Paul 55102 P:651-225-6000 | Website

For more than 30 years, Minnesota Children's Museum has embedded the research on play, creativity and child development into its interactive learning environments and programs. Open-ended experiences are designed for children to explore, discover, immerse, imagine and connect.

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Minnesota Historical Society & History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W Saint Paul 55102 P:651.259.3000 800.657.3773 | Website

The Minnesota Historical Society is chief caretaker of Minnesota's story and the History Center is home to the Society's vast historical collections.

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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

345 Washington St Saint Paul 55102 P:651.224.4222 | Website

Ordway Center is a catalyst for the artistic vitality of our community by hosting, presenting, and creating performing arts and educational programs that engage artists and enrich diverse audiences. 

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Science Museum of Minnesota

120 W Kellogg Blvd Saint Paul 55102 P:651.221.9444 800.221.9444 | Website

Open to the general public, the Science Museum of Minnesota is well-known for its unique combination of cutting-edge technology and hands-on entertainment, including innovative exhibits, a 9-story Domed Omnitheater, and a world-class collection of fossils and artifacts.

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State Capitol Historic Site

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Saint Paul 55155 P:651-296-2881 | Website

Designed by Cass Gilbert, the Minnesota State Capitol is considered an architectural masterpiece. Visitors can explore the House, Senate and Supreme Court chambers, see the legislature in action, visit the gold-leafed Quadriga on the roof when weather allows, stop in the restored Rathskeller Café and walk the Capitol Mall.

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Walker Art Center & Sculpture Garden

1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis 55403 P:612-375-7600 | Website

The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences.

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