Roseville is perfectly positioned between Minneapolis & Saint Paul; giving you access to a long list of things to do only a short distance away. Have you heard of the Minnesota State Fair? It’s one of the most popular state fairs in the country and it’s so close to Roseville that you can smell the cheese curds. From museums to breweries (Bent Brewstillery right in Roseville) to zoos, you will find unique things to do to fit your mood when visiting the Twin Cities.
So much to see, so much to do
10K Brewing offers a rotating selection of craft beer and entertainment. A new beer is available on tap every week and a whole new selection is available every month. They offer a ever changing entertainment schedule with comedians, live music, bingo, trivia, and more.
56 Brewing offers a lineup of bold and session craft beers with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and using seasonal variations and infusions. They are pouring Honey Kolsch, Dark Chocolate Coconut Stout, Rye Lager, and American Pale Ale style beers.
612Brew produces small batch beers of the highest quality to satisfy the craft beer drinker with a discerning palate, as well as the weekend beer drinker. The quality ingredients they use are sourced as close to Minneapolis as possible.
Bethel University is a leader in Christian higher education with approximately 6,200 students from 48 states and 29 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Bethel is located 5 minutes from Roseville.
Concordia University, St. Paul is a university of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. Their mission is to prepare students for thoughtful and informed living, for dedicated service to God and humanity, for enlightened care of God’s creation, all within the context of the Christian Gospel. Concordia is located 10 minutes from Roseville.
Creativity and innovation in teaching and learning are the hallmark of Hamline University—home to more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and law students. At Hamline, students collaborate with professors invested in their success. They are challenged in and out of the classroom to create and apply knowledge in local and global contexts, while cultivating an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service. Hamline is located 5 minutes from Roseville.
Can Can Wonderland offers a truly unique, 18-hole artist designed, indoor mini golf course. But Can Can Wonderland isn’t just mini golf; it’s a wonderland full of arts-based fauna and flora for you to explore and delight in! Their boardwalk is full of attractions and amusements (created by/with artists). Their two stages offer a wide array of local and regional talents. They have beer. They have noshes! They even have a few unicorns. Open Thursday-Sunday.
One of the last free zoos in the United States, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is home to a wide array of animals and plants and welcomes visitors 365 days a year. Some of Como’s main attractions include a world-class polar bear exhibit, Polar Bear Odyssey. The exhibit is home to the zoo’s twin polar bears Buzz and Neil and features over 13,000 square feet of outdoor habitat. The zoo is also home to a collection of large cats, hoofstock, wolves, birds, primates, gorillas, orangutans, seals and sea lions, and several other aquatic animals.
Como Town features over 18 traditional and interactive rides including the ultimate jungle-gym, Hodge Podge Park, Traffic Jam! bumper cars, Tornado! and two new attractions: Tilt-A-Whirl and Splash Zone.
Alexander Ramsey House is a historic Victorian-era home in Saint Paul, built by Minnesota’s first territorial governor, Alexander Ramsey. The home is filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings.
Bell Museum is Minnesota’s state natural history museum which inspires those curious about life through hands-on experiences with University of Minnesota research and discovery in the arts and sciences.
For over 50 years, Afton Alps has delighted the Twin Cities’ families as one of the Midwest’s premier winter destinations. With nearly 300 skiable acres, 48 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks, there is enough terrain to challenge experts to beginners, day or night. Accessible, affordable and fun, this big-time resort with a small-town feel has converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders, and now with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Afton Alps is truly the place where epic begins.
Serious winter fun is what it’s all about at Buck Hill! Buck Hill offers skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing within 15 minutes of either downtown Minneapolis or Saint Paul. Day or night, weekend or weekday, Buck Hill is buzzing with excitement. Buck Hill features the longest magic carpet in the USA featuring a covered bridge over another trail, making learning to ski and snowboard easier and more exciting than ever.
The Como 18 Hole Golf Course is nestled behind the historic Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Como Park Golf Course is a shorter, sporty course that is a fair test for the average golfer. There are not many straight putts on these rolling, well-bunkered greens. Water hazards and elevation changes add to the subtle challenge and beauty of this layout. The clubhouse provides a full service bar and quality food service.
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.
The Guidant John Rose MN OVAL is the largest outdoor refrigerated skating facility in North America with 110,000 square feet of refrigerated ice from November to March. The OVAL has a 400-meter speed skating track surrounding an infield ice area used for hockey or bandy. The OVAL is also used for inline skating and hosts an aggressive skate park from May to September and has hosted events such as World Cup Speedskating, World and National Bandy Championships, and Aggressive Skating and Biking competitions. See how the OVAL gets ready for the outdoor ice skating season.
Ski-U-Mah! The University of Minnesota is home to a large Minnesota Gophers sports scene with sports ranging from football to hockey to baseball to basketball to gymnastics to volleyball to many, many more programs. Cheer along with Goldy Gopher the next time you’re at an exciting sporting event at the University of Minnesota.