Area Tours 2017-09-20T18:59:16+00:00

Area Tours

Como Park Conservatory and Raptor Center Tour CANCELLED

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

A must see in the Twin Cities is the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. It offers a unique opportunity to experience one of the few remaining Victorian style conservatories in the country. Covering around one acre, the glass conservatory built in 1915 is home to around 50,000 plants from 1,684 separate species. In a behind-the-scenes tour, you will learn how the conservatory staff keep the plants looking lush and green year round. Following the group tour, participants will be able to do a self-guided tour of the Como Zoo at the same location. The zoo is home to 25 animal habitats featuring orangutans, gorillas, giraffes, lions, tigers, polar bears, and more. We’ll then have lunch at the zoo.

Whether you are an avid birdwatcher or are simply interested in learning about raptors or animal rehabilitation, a tour of The Raptor Center should be a part of any your visit to the Twin Cities. Located at the University of Minnesota St Paul Campus, this facility rehabilitates around 800 sick and injured raptors each year, at the same time training veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. Guides will show you the birds currently onsite in their indoor and outdoor enclosures. Then they will provide an interactive presentation with select raptors, feeding them while on their gloves, and explaining the differences between the species. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see up close some of the most magnificent birds that call Minnesota home.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour will depart and return to the Minneapolis Convention Center.

 By 15 August By 19 September On-site
US$40 US$50 US$60

Twin Cities Craft Brewery Excursion

7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Come join us Monday evening to explore the Twin Cities exploding craft brewery scene! We will visit two popular Minneapolis taprooms located in the epicenter of the brewery boom, Inbound and 612 Brew Brewery. Our outing includes a behind the scene tour at one brewery, a pint of beer at each taproom, round-trip transportation from the Convention Center, a fun & knowledgeable tour guide, and all gratuities. Also feel free to bring a clean, empty growler to take away your favorite ale to enjoy later.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour will depart and return to the Minneapolis Convention Center.

By 15 August By 19 September On-site
US$40 US$50 US$70

Twin Cities Craft Brewery Excursion

7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. | SOLD OUT*

Come join us Tuesday evening to explore the Twin Cities exploding craft brewery scene! We will visit two popular Minneapolis taprooms located in the epicenter of the brewery boom, Sisyphus and Fulton Brewery. Our outing includes a behind the scene tour at one brewery, a pint of beer at each taproom, round-trip transportation from the Convention Center, a fun & knowledgeable tour guide, and all gratuities. If we are super lucky, a local food truck may even make an appearance at one of the breweries for you to optionally purchase and enjoy their wares as well. Also feel free to bring a clean, empty growler to take away your favorite ale to enjoy later.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour will depart and return to the Minneapolis Convention Center.

*The tour is sold out. However, if you are interested, please check with us on-site for last-minute cancellations or no shows.

By 15 August By 19 September On-site
US$40 US$50 US$70
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