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Afton’s Strawberry Fest
June 27 & 28
Afton Art in the Park
September 26 & 27
Afton Village Holiday
December 4 & 5
Ultimate Girls’ Night Out
Third Thursday of every month, 5–8 p.m.
Craft Behind the Multiple
Beer Scene Tours
The Twin Cities has one of the best craft beer
scenes; so hop on our bus for a memorable
guided tour to three local craft breweries!
You will enjoy a behind the scene tour,
multiple beer samples and a tour guide
that will entertain and educate you
along the way. Cheers!
AmericAn swedish institute
Housed in the historic Turnblad mansion,
the former residence of Swedish immigrants,
this castle-like structure serves as a place for
people to share and learn about the traditions,
migrations and arts and crafts of the Nordic
culture. Tour the building, see exhibits and
performances in the cultural center or taste
the praised cuisine at FIKA.
mill city museum
The museum is built into the ruins of
Washburn A Mill, once the world’s largest
flour producer. Here, you’ll learn about the
intertwined histories of the flour industry,
Mississippi River and city of Minneapolis.
Watch the mill’s history unfold on an eight-story Flour Tower elevator ride, learn about
Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat, see a mill
explode, taste creations in the Baking Lab and
meet characters from the past.
minneApolis institute of Arts
With a collection that boasts names like
Monet, Matisse and van Gogh, here you’ll find
everything from world-famous masterpieces
to 40,000-year-old artifacts. These walls
hold more than 83,000 pieces spanning
5,000 years and several continents, including
prints, photographs, paintings, textiles, sculptures and works in other mediums. Plus, the
museum is celebrating its 100th anniversary
with special exhibits and events throughout
the year. And it’s always free to visit.
minnesotA history center
Learn all about the 32nd state here, through
permanent and temporary exhibits, concerts, programs and other special events.
You can hear the stories of Minnesota’s
Greatest Generation, explore our four seasons
in Weather Permitting, or discover the “wow”
moments that have shaped the state in the
center’s largest exhibit, Then Now Wow.
science museum of minnesotA
This is a place for curious minds. Dedicated
to topics like paleontology, physical science,
technology, the human body and peoples and
cultures of the Mississippi River, here you can
see one of the world’s only four real mounted
Triceratops specimens, take on the role of a
scientist in the Experiment Gallery, or catch a
flick on the giant Omnitheater screen.
wAlker Art center
Dubbed “possibly the best contemporary art
museum in the U.S.” by Newsweek, the Upper
Midwest’s first public art gallery is celebrating
its 75th anniversary this year. The museum’s
collection contains more than 11,000 works,
but you’ll want to visit the Art at the Center: 75
Years of Collecting exhibit to see the best of it.
And don’t leave without a visit to the adjacent
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (closing for
renovations in August), home to the iconic
Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture.
minnesotA children’s museum
Here young ones are encouraged to crawl,
climb and scamper, as the museum was built
on the philosophy that there would be no
“do not touch” signs. Development, creativity and imagination are promoted through
interactive exhibits like Earth World, which
immerses you in Minnesota environments,
World Works, which encourages investigating and experimenting, and the Rooftop
ArtPark’s outdoor gallery.
History, science, art and more:
all ready to be explored
at our nearly 60 museums.