Super Bowl Sunday is getting closer and closer, and people are waiting for this game eagerly. Minneapolis is ready to host the most enthusiastic Super Bowl Sunday in the United States history. Here are our Top 10 things to do in Minneapolis before the Super Bowl Game. We believe Super Bowl Sunday that is not just about the game, it is also about the city.
Super Bowl Sunday Live at Nicollet Mall
Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis is the official fan place for Super Bowl Sunday Live event starting from January 26 to February 4. The event including free concert series performed by Idina Menzel, Soul Asylum, and Minneapolis legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. During t Super Bowl Sunday you can enjoy winter activities such as snowmobile professional riders in Polaris Upside Downtown, and you can go to Hyundai Ice Skating Rink and tubing and cross-country skiing on the snow-covered American Birkebeiner International Bridge. Finally, you can meet the NFL players in the Built Ford Tough area. If you decide not to visit the mall but instead decide to stay home, here are some great party ideas for your best Super Bowl yet.
Explore the Frozen Minnehaha Falls
One of the best day in Minneapolis is to visit Minnehaha Falls especially in January, because it’s frozen. Minnehaha falls one of the most popular attractions before the Super Bowl Sunday. Irresistible sight to see, the sunlight filters through the ice in the winter, filling the cave with rainbows. You should be ready when you go there because it’s Icy and slippery, so be sure to wear waterproof and snow boots. It’s going to be fun place to visit.
Mill City Museum
For who are interested in history they should visit Mill City Museum located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront near the U.S. Bank Stadium site of the Super Bowl Sunday game. Explore more about the history of this beautiful city. The design structure of the museum built in a way to take you back to the history of Minneapolis. The museum Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill. It’s also good place for children to learn about this city.
Visit the Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Do you want to enjoy your time with your family before the big Super Bowl Sunday game? Visit the Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. A lot of activities inside this place like watch and learn about some animals, games for children, and place for them to enjoy hands-on activities that will help them learn about plants and animals. parks and athletics fields to play with your family. When you go there you should visit the gardens and enjoy the exotic plants, they display it in a fascinating way.
St. Paul Winter Carnival
Enjoy the winter in a different way by going to St. Paul Winter Carnival. A lot of activates such as Ice Palace, Vulcan Snow Park is the right place to have with your friends and family by playing a lot of snow games and enjoy watching Ice Sculpture Garden at Rice Park. Stay there for live music in the evening. It’s going to be a great winter day to remember before Super Bowl Sunday. If an outdoor event is not your idea of fun in the winter, here are other events happening this weekend.
Before Super Bowl Sunday Explore the Walker Art Center
Experience the art scene at the Walker Art center. Explore 100 pieces of delicate art from different brilliants artists such as Yoko Ono, Kiki Smith, and Chuck Close. Then visit the outdoor Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, where wide pieces of art cover the landscape like, the spoon bridge and cherry are nice piece. Enjoy taking pictures with these fantastic pieces of art.
Minneapolis Children’s Museum
Super Bowl Sunday is not just for adults. They have lots of activities for young adults as well. If you’re with your children in Minneapolis and you want to make them happy go to Minneapolis Children’s Museum. Kids can climb a four-story play structure in The Scramble and play in a laser maze in the Super Awesome Adventures area. Also, they can build a huge forts. The rest of the family can take a break while their kids playing by having coffee and snacks at Tomato Tomato café inside the museum, so they can watch the kids closely.
Mall of America
Is it too cold in Minneapolis the temperature below zero, and you can’t stay too long outside! go to Mall of America, so you can shop in an untraditional way. There is A loop around the mall, so you can get a workout while you shop. Then go and have fun with the thrill rides in the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park, watch sharks swim by in the Sea Life Minneapolis Aquarium, and finish your visit at mini golf at Rock of Ages. Also, inside the mall there are a movie theater and a wide selection of restaurants, so you can stay all day. It’s a great place if you arrive in Minneapolis a couple of days before Super Bowl Sunday, but lets not forget that there are a lot events happening this weekend in St. Paul.
The Basilica of Saint Mary
Saint Mary is the first basilica in United State. It’s not just A church to worship its A central place for social and meet people in the city. It’s usually provide musical concerts, and it’s hosting A local and international artists for art gallery to display art painting, sculpture, and photography, etc. The Basilica of Saint Mary is open to the public, more than 6000 families visiting the basilic to worship, socializing, and attending the art gallery event.
Rockin’ Live Music
Sport event like Super Bowl Sunday can’t happen without lots of live music concerts. Music make people more passionate before the game and give them the power to support their team. Large music celebrities coming to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018 like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Kenny Chesney. If you enjoyed and you want to come back to Minneapolis in the summer check out the live music events happening at the Lake Harriett Bandshell or Minneapolis Zoo. Also, it’s good to celebrate in some live concerts after the game when your team won the championship.
Super Bowl Sunday is a huge sport event people waiting for, so you need to prepare for it especially when the event will be hosted by amazing city like Minneapolis. A lot of events and fun things to do and enjoy your time with your family and friends before the game, like visiting some fantastic places such as the Frozen Minnehaha Falls, Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, and Mall of America. Also, you can enjoy winter events like St. Paul Winter Carnival. Then you can go to the stadium and watch the historical game.
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By Tarek Alkhiami
Tarek writes for Chillwall on fun events near me around the world.