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Thread started 08/08/16 6:46am

jaynoonan

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Minnesota Visit

I've been a fan for 32 years and seen P in concert 30x but never made it to Minnesota. I am planning a trip and have an extensive list of what I need to see.

But I thought I would ask for input from YOU ALL..... Thanks lol

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Reply #1 posted 08/08/16 7:18am

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Not Prince related, but the Guthrie theater is a unique and interesting place to visit, even if you don't see a show there. It's a cool piece of architecture that overlooks the Mississippi river.

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Reply #2 posted 08/08/16 7:36am

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You should contact this op: http://prince.org/msg/7/430085

She's here now from Australia and has seens lots of the sites.

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Reply #3 posted 08/08/16 8:08am

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bigtimefan said:

You should contact this op: http://prince.org/msg/7/430085

She's here now from Australia and has seens lots of the sites.


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Yep, that thread just opened, and there's a lot of good 411 in there.

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Reply #4 posted 08/08/16 5:15pm

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Hello! Minnesotan here. Here are a few ideas that may not be on your list. Enjoy your trip!

1) Minnehaha Falls park/waterfall in Minneapolis.

1) Downtown Excelsior shops/beach. Side note: there's a great frozen custard/ice cream shop in town called Adele's. The Excelsior Brewing Company and Maynards are also very popular with locals, though Maynards is usually too crowded for my liking. It's the only waterfront bar/resturant in town, so in the summertime it's packed.

3) Uptown Mpls. (Lake Street & Hennepin Ave.) shops/restaurants.

4) A nice place for a romantic walk is the Riverplace/St. Anthony Main district just outide of downtown Mpls. (cobblestone riverfront walking paths). There's also a movie theater, shops and restaurants in this area right off the path.

5) And if you like hamburgers, the Lion's Tap in Eden Prairie and the Convention Grill in Edina are my personal favorites.

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Reply #5 posted 08/08/16 5:34pm

kaine

I'm gonna write some of those down. I'm coming out for my first visit for the 9/1 Revolution show and will have some time on Thurs and Fri to take a look around. Very excited but also sad it took his death to get me off my ass to come out. Rolling solo. Leaving my wife and kids at home. This is a private matter for me and my dearly departed dude.
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Reply #6 posted 08/08/16 6:41pm

silkygoose

Totally understand. You may also want to check out one of the smaller beaches on Lake Minnetonka that are hidden within the residential neighborhoods. Very quiet/peaceful, if you're looking for a bit of solitude. Crescent Beach is just a few miles from Paisley. It's so small and private, it's not even on Yelp.

http://www.cityoftonkabay.net/index.asp?SEC=84E0B42F-DCDD-45B7-B815-0CD939964F8B&DE=5B668E61-8013-4B01-B35E-0E1BFE5C77D1&Type=B_BASIC

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Reply #7 posted 08/09/16 5:48am

kaine

Sounds amazing. Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely be doing that. Do you or anyone else know if there a lot of things around the First Ave area? I'm staying at a Hotel right by there and just wondering how much is there to get to on foot in that vicinity. Thanks for any info you can give me.
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Reply #8 posted 08/09/16 4:46pm

silkygoose

That's good you'll be there Thurs/Fri, because many of the shops and restaurants downtown hold business hours. The City Center Mall and Crystal Court have quite a few shops and eateries. Hennepin Ave. and Nicollet Mall are both very "walkable", you're sure to find something to do there. People not from Mpls. seem fascinated by the skyway system that connects the buildings (so people don't have to go outside when it's so doggone cold).

A lot of out of town visitors have asked where the Mary Tyler Moore statue is. I've never seen the show, but the statue - she lives on 5th And Nicollet if you're interested. smile

There's also a big Target store that sits under the corporate HQ on 9th and Nicollet in case you need any supplies during your stay. These things are all within walking distance of First Avenue.

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