For the 12 days leading up to Labor Day the
Attend “The Great Minnesota Get-Together”
at the nearby Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
grounds are filled with food on a stick, barn
animals, concerts and other entertainment.
Walk through the Little Mekong neighborhood, where along a five-
block stretch you’ll find more than a dozen restaurants and delis
serving food native to China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Here you’ll find the Minnesota State Capitol, a Renaissance-style building
designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert. Standout features include
a dome that echoes that of St. Peter’s Basilica, a golden quadriga and the
House, Senate and Supreme Court chambers. Tours are offered daily.
The restored railroad station where you’ll be dropped
off is a site in itself, but you can also walk to the
picturesque Mears Park, or seasonally pick up fresh
produce at the Saint Paul Farmers’ Market.
In the wintertime, Rice Park turns into a winter wonderland complete
with a skating rink and giant Christmas tree. In the summer, spot the
statues of Peanuts characters and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Visit the nearby
Landmark Center, Saint Paul Central Library, or make your way to the
Minnesota Children’s Museum.
Trains run every 10 minutes during rush hours. At transit stations, purchase a
two-and-a-half-hour fare for $2.25 during rush hours, $1.75 non-rush hours and
weekends or a day pass for $4 ($3.50 on weekends). A visitor pass costs $4.50
and is good for unlimited bus and light rail rides until 2 a.m. the following day.
Purchase online at metrotransit.org/visitor-pass or at Metro Transit Service
Centers. Call 612-373-3333 or visit metrotransit.org for more information.
WHAT YOU NEED TO
WEEKDAY TRAIN HOURS
First train: 4:06 a.m.
Last train: 3: 18 a.m.
First train: 3:02 a.m.
Last train: 2: 16 a.m.
First train: 4: 13 a.m.
Last train: 2:07 a.m.
First train: 4:04 a.m.
Last train: 1: 16 a.m.
* Departing Mall of America Station
** Departing Target Field Station
* Departing Target Field Station
** Departing Union Depot Station
STATE THEATRE, MINNEAPOLIS