Going behind the scenes is a fun way to learn more about something you’re fascinated with or want to learn more about. Our list of tours in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area fits within tour themes of city tours, biking tours, theatre tours, scenic tours, stadium tours, even a gangster tour; plus, a handful of others. There are a lot of unique tours to discover in the Twin Cities!
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a historical landmark and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. It is one of the most prominent buildings in Saint Paul and is a center of spiritual worship. Guided tours are offered at the Cathedral Tuesday through Friday, except on holy days and civil holidays.
Take a walking tour of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State, Orpheum or Pantages Theatre! Experienced guides highlight architecture and historical facts and stories about the venues that anchored the region’s “Theatre Row”. Each tour accesses the theatres’ interiors and provides a fascinating historical perspective that patrons cannot experience when attending an event.
Landmark Center is a historic landmark and serves as a cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and hosts countless special events. Landmark Center offers public and private tours that range from a broad presentation of the building’s history to tours tailored to the specific needs of groups.
Experience the beauty of the Mississippi River aboard the Minneapolis Queen departing from Bohemian Flats Park. The 125 passenger Minneapolis Queen offers public and private cruises on the Mississippi River through historic downtown Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum features more than 1,000 acres of magnificent gardens, model landscapes, and natural areas-from woodlands and wetlands to prairie-with extensive collections of northern-hardy plants. Tour the Arboretum on 12.5 miles of garden paths and hiking trails. Walk the close gardens and bike, walk or drive Three-Mile Drive to see more gardens and collections.
Northern Vineyards Winery is one of the oldest of Minnesota’s wineries. From the moment you enter the winery you will feel the energy and enjoy the personal attention of their experienced tasting team. Relax with a glass or bottle of their award winning wine on the deck overlooking the beautiful St. Croix River.
Padelford Riverboats operates public & private Mississippi River cruises from Harriet Island in Saint Paul, MN. Their public cruises range from sightseeing to sunset dinners to holiday brunches. Private charters range from weddings to corporate groups to theme cruises with bar and catering options.
Paradise Charter Cruises offers private and public cruise tours on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River. Public Cruises include sightseeing, happy hour, dinner, brunch and more. Charter a private tour for groups from 10-145 for weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, fundraisers.. the list goes on and on.
The Raptor Center rehabilitates around 800 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. They also offer a variety of unique public education programs and events geared towards audiences of all ages. Visit their education winged ambassador raptors in the Dayton Education Wing courtyard, with a TRC interpretive tour guide.
Saint Croix Vineyards is one of Minnesota’s largest and most well-known wineries. Their international award winning wines range from the intense, oak-aged Frontenac to their refreshing La Crescent Dessert Wine. Tour the winery, listen to live music, enjoy many events and picnic on tables overlooking a quiet pond.