For those wanting to explore Minnesota
before, during, or after the Gathering!
(You can also take a field trip during Gathering.)
Northern Yearly Meeting Meeting List
Travelers Sight Seeing Ideas
See websites for costs, schedules etc.
Fishing Licenses: 24 hr., 72 hr. & Youth.
State Parks , Forests and Recreation Areas.
Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and surrounding (Travel about 90-120 minutes from St. Bens)
Minnesota Zoo and Imax Theater Apple Valley, MN (just south of the Twin Cities)
Minnesota Science Museum and Omni Theatre. St. Paul. Of special interest is their exhibit on race. There is an admission fee.
Minneapolis Institute of Art. Minneapolis. Of particular interest is the extensive collection of Chinese Art. No admission fee.
Minnesota History Museum. St. Paul. This is a large museum that tells of the history of the land and people. There is an admission fee.
Minnesota Children’s Museum St. Paul.
Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden. One of the premier modern art museums in the country.
Valley Fair Amusement Park. Shakopee (southwest of the Twin Cities)
Mall of America Bloomington (south of Minneapolis)
Como Park Conservatory and Zoo St. Paul
Twin Cities Theaters (just a sample)
- Guthrie Theater (Classical)
- Penumbra Theater (Multi Cultural)
- Brave New Workshop (Comedy and Satire)
- Mixed Blood Theater (Multi Cultural)
- Theater in the Round (Classical)
LAKE SUPERIOR-NE-MN. 3hours to Duluth. 150 Miles of scenic shore. 8 State Parks. Stunning scenery.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Near ST.BENEDICT COLLEGE (St. Joseph, MN). Up to 30 minutes away. Just a sample
Quarry Park-trails, swimming 15minutes.
Wobegon Bike Trail
Mill Stream Park.In St. Joseph. Swim fish
St. John’s University 5minutes. arboretum, chapel, illuminated Bible
Munsinger and Clemens Gardens St. Cloud, MN 15 minutes
Natural areas and State Parks
Native American Communities
NEAR I-94 CORRIDOR-less than 30minutes
More than 30 minutes from I-94.
Taliesin Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio Spring Green, WI-45 minutes
American Players Theatre and Prairie Preserve. Two-outdoor and indoor theaters. Classical. And prairie preserve
House on the Rock. Unusual building, Bizarre collections Spring Green WI.