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sibley House HistoriC site 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota, 55150 | 651-452-1596 | mnhs.org/sibleyhouse Nestled in Mendota where the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers meet, this historic site is one of the state’s oldest settlements. It was home to Henry Hastings Sibley, the regional manager of the American Fur Company operations between 1825 and 1853 and Minnesota’s first governor. Tour the restored Sibley home. Visit the fur company’s Cold Store and talk with costumed guides in the Faribault House Hotel. Call or check online for hours. A Minnesota Historical Society site. siGHts & attraCtions CoMo toWn aMuseMent Park 1301 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul, 55103 651-487-2121 | comotown.com Como Town, located at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, is a family-fun amusement park for kids ages 2 to 12. Enjoy more than 18 rides and attractions, including all-time favorites such as the Swing, Frog Hopper, Bumper Cars and Tea Cups, as well as new, interactive rides that can’t be found anywhere else in the Upper Midwest such as Como Town Driving School, Sky Glider and Fire Brigade. Other features include face painters, caricature artists, games, a gift store and food concessions. Admission to Como Town is FREE. Unlimited ride wristbands, ticket packages and group rates available. CoMo Zoo & MarJorie MCneely Conservatory 1225 Estabrook drive, Saint Paul, 55103 651-487-8200 | comozooconservatory.org Como Zoo and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory are open 365 days a year and will overwhelm your senses with unique experiences. The Zoo’s exhibits of exotic animals include gorillas, giraffe, sea lions, tigers and orangutans. Tropical Encounters will immerse you in the sights, sounds and smells of a South American rainforest. The stunning Conservatory gardens include seasonal flower shows, tropical gardens, orchids and ferns. There is no admission, but a voluntary donation of $2 for adults and $1 for children is requested. Restaurant and gift shop on site. eXtreMe sandboX 1901 Glendale Road, Hastings, 55033 855-dIG-4-FUN | extremesandbox.com We are the only heavy equipment adventure in the Midwest. Experience the thrill of operating heavy equipment in a safe and controlled environment. Let our expert instructors guide you through our structured activities and obstacles. Extreme Sandbox -We Let The Kid In You Play! Mall of aMeriCa® I-494 & 24th Avenue, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 55425 | 800-490-4200 mallofamerica.com Mall of America® is the nation’s largest U.S. retail and entertainment center in Bloomington, MN attracting over 40 million annual visitors. It features 520 stores, 50 restaurants, the biggest indoor amusement park – Nickelodeon Universe®, aquarium, aircraft simulators ropes climbing course, LEGO®, mirror maze, mini golf, bowling, movie theaters and much more for hours of family fun. Enjoy tax free shopping on clothing and shoes. See Twin Cities Area Map for location. ©2013 Treasure Island Resort & Casino At The Island, you'll find first-class accommodations and the best in gaming and entertainment. Our stay and play package includes blackjack match play, cocktails, an offer for Tradewinds Buffet and more. We've also got packages that include bowling or golfing, and a romance package for a night with someone special. Plus, our hotel is just steps away from our 24-lane bowling center, and eight action-packed casino areas featuring slot machines, blackjack, live poker room, bingo and more! Good times are always in the cards at The Island. visit-twincities.com | 37 attraCtions great CliPs iMaX tHeatre at tHe Minnesota Zoo 12000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, 55124 952-431-IMAx (4629), 877-660-IMAx imax.com/minnesota Standing almost seven stories tall, the Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo is Minnesota’s largest movie screen. With breathtaking picture and sound, IMAX immerses you in an adventure unlike any other movie experience. Bring your family today and be swept away into the vast world of 3D imagination.