5 Reasons You Should Visit the Burnsville, Minnesota Area in 2019

Not only is the Burnsville, MN area nestled just beyond Minneapolis-St. Paul’s borders, it is filled with events and attractions that can only be experienced in this scenic yet bustling town. Here are 5 reasons you should visit the Burnsville, Minnesota area in 2019:

1. Events

If you didn’t already think Burnsville was something special, visiting the International Festival of Burnsville will certainly change your mind. The festival celebrates the city’s cultural diversity, with food, displays, and kid-friendly activities as well as music and dance groups representing cultures around the globe -plus those native to the region. This year, it will be on Saturday, July 20 from 3-9pm at Nicollet Commons Park.

Another way to experience Burnsville is to take an extended weekend to see some of your favorite bands for the Buck Hill Concert Series! It goes from July 11th to 13th with a line-up including Lou Gramm, Don Felder (Formerly of the Eagles), The Guess Who, Foghat, and more. Get your tickets now!

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2. Your Home Base for the Twin Cities


If you’re planning a trip to Minneapolis-St. Paul this year, there’s no better place to stay than Burnsville. It’s only 10 minutes away from the Mall of America®, 20 minutes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art and U.S Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings! With comfortable and affordable hotel options for you and your family, it’s an easy choice. As you’ll be just 15 miles from downtown Minneapolis-St. Paul, it’s also perfect for a getaway with your girlfriends!


3. Recreation


You’ll find fun things to do every season in Burnsville - both outdoors and indoors.

For instance, you can head to Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Area to experience 16 different runs for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities in the winter, but an artificial ski slope is open year-round. Thrill-seekers can find excitement at amusement parks and even operate bulldozers.

You can ice skate at Burnsville Ice Center, roller skate at Skateville, and practice your swing at Burnsville Indoor Golf. In warmer months, take a dip at Crystal Beach, mountain bike at Terrace Oaks West Park, and your best friend will love Alimagnet Dog Park, voted the 3rd Best Dog Park in the Nation!


4. Live Theatre


As the Burnsville area is home to some of the best live theatre in the Midwest, it’s a must-visit for theatre aficionados in 2019! Enjoy everything from comedy to tragedy after trying some great international cuisine. Some world-famous actors even got their start here, such as Amy Adams, Laura Osnes, and Ron Perlman to name a few. Also, free entertainment is staged at Nicollet Commons Park in the summer!


5. Family Fun


Looking for a family getaway this year? Look no further! Your family can discover the Minnesota Zoo, which has over 4,200 animals from five continents, ride one of the 75 rides and attractions at Valleyfair Amusement Park, or explore over 30,000 square feet of activities, games, rides and sporting activities at Grand Slam. If you’re looking for a more relaxed day, visit the state-of-the-art movie theatre, CMX Odyssey.


Whether you’re looking for a vacation filled with shopping and culture, a trip to experience the outdoors, or a fun weekend with the family, the Burnsville, Minnesota area is a great choice for 2019. Book your adventure today, and then check out fantastic deals from our coupon book!