Going to be in town for 2 Sox games 2 weeks from today and asides from being at the MetroDome and going to the Mall of America which will make my gf's trip i really dont have anyother destinations in mind.
So any and all suggestions are welcomed
Also we are gonna be in Milwaukee for a day or 2 so if anyone is familiar w/ good stuff around there(Miller Brewery?) that would be a help
Hmm. I have lived in Minnesota my whole life, and I can't really think of anything cool to do. Here are a couple:
Go to First Ave. if you are a music fan, if you get the chance.
Depending on how ambitious you are, you could drive to Duluth. One of my favorite cities in the state, it is. Check out Glensheen Mansion if you do. Or you could also drive a little further north from Duluth and check out Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock lighthouse.
Or you can stick around the Twin Cities and check out St. Anthony Falls and the Mill City Museum, which are very close to the dome. The Mill City Museum is pretty boring, IMO, but it's a nice time waster. If you take the Flower Tower and get to the top of the building, you get a nice view of the Falls.
The Science Museum across from the Xcel in St. Paul is really cool. The James J. Hill house is right there as well.
You could drive to Itasca State Park and see the source of the Mississippi River. Again, this is quite a drive north from the Twin Cities, but it's a good time.
You can go check out Fort Snelling, which is not far from the Mall of America.
That's all that is coming to mind right now, but if I think of others I'll pass them along.
EDIT: It's also not very hard to find a good bar downtown, if that's your style. I don't typically go downtown to drink, though, so others will have to provide input here.
EDIT #2: Another cool town to visit is Stillwater, which is about 45 minutes or so east of the Twin Cities on the border. Very cool town, and they have a cave you can explore.
The bars you need to hit are:
Rubi Begonias (they change their name a lot, but they are across the street from the gas station, def #1)
PD Pappy's (if open yet- it's a biker bar on the River)
Non locals always enjoy the Freighthouse.
MOA is over rated and they have taken out all of the bars.