Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, this city boasts an outdoor scene that rivals any in Minnesota.
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It takes two whole states to keep up with a destination this lively: On one side of the northflowing Red River, there’s Fargo, North Dakota, and on the Minnesota side, there’s Moorhead. Together, they’re an urban powerhouse that’s shaking up many people’s views of the Great Plains region. The visitors’ bureau declares the area to be decidedly “north of normal,” and touts the hip, eclectic vibe that comes from being home to three colleges and the biggest Microsoft campus outside Redmond, Washington.
East Town boasts a shiny new football stadium and hundreds of freshly built hotel rooms, along with plenty of urban atmosphere.
One highway exit away from Minnesota's largest city, there’s an oasis of free parking, great shopping and a bustling social scene. “We like to say that we’re so close to Minneapolis, we share a ZIP code,” says Becky Bakken, president and CEO of Discover St. Louis Park. “We’re convenient and near all the experiences and activities that meeting and event participants want.”
Sure, it’s Minneapolis that has the Super Bowl coming to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018. But what some might overlook is the group effort that went into acquiring the national event—and Bloomington’s role in particular. “We were an intricate part of [the Super Bowl bid]; a very, very key factor,” says Bonnie Carlson, president and CEO, Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The purported Scandinavian visit of 1362 is either a distant memory or a complete hoax, but Alexandria still offers remarkable hospitality and nonstop fun.
Music City hosted the 2016 IBTM America in June and showed attendees a grand ole time
Fill up the gas, roll down your windows, stock up on snacks and hit the road through South Dakota toward Rapid City.
Minnesota’s capital city has a bounty of meeting and event space.