Weekend Activities at or near University of Minnesota: September 28-29, 2013

— From renaissance traditions to river cruises, there are many ways to work some fun into your fall college visit at the University of Minnesota or any of the area colleges.

University of Minnesota – Minneapolis/St. Paul Area:

  • Minnesota Renaissance Festival   |  Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29
    • Located seven miles South of Shakopee, on Hwy 169,  journey back in time at the 43rd Annual Minnesota
      Renaissance Festival. More than 250 merchants contribute to
      the atmosphere of this charming 16th century village
      featuring 22 acres of entertainment, shopping, fun and food
      fit for a king. Click the link above or call 952-445-7361.
  • Padelford Riverboats   |  Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29 
    • Take in the Fall Colors while Cruising the Mississippi on Harriet Island, Saint Paul. Sights along this historically narrated two hour cruise
      include: the St. Paul High Bridge, Pig’s Eye’s Cave,
      Minnesota River mouth, Pike Island, Fort Snelling, and the
      timeless splendor of the mighty Mississippi River. Cruise in
      search of the best sights nature has to offer. All
      sightseeing cruises offer a full bar as well as snacks;
      furthermore all of our vessels have at least one enclosed
      deck so you can cruise in climate controlled comfort rain or

SCV Plane with trailClick Here to search for hotels near campus or get directions to campus to the University’s Twin Cities location. Visit campus and enjoy the area’s exciting outdoor activities this weekend and throughout the season!

Author: Don

Don J. Hanson is father of a high school senior and a contributor to Smart College Visit.

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