Stay in Eagan

Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan,  Mn. on Thursday, August 14, 2014.  (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)

Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan, Mn. on Thursday, August 14, 2014. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year. 

Eagan is just a short drive to all that the Twin Cities have to offer. With many group-friendly hotels that offer on-site motorcoach parking and easy freeway access, Eagan is a great place to stay with your groups. Just 10 minutes from the Mall of America® and countless other attractions, you’ll have plenty of options for your itinerary. For that extra special touch, the Eagan CVB offers Meet & Greet services and gift bags for each member of your group.

DAY ONE
11:00am – 2:00pm
Your visit begins with a trip to Twin Cities Premium Outlets®. New to Eagan in 2014, this grand facility offers more than 100 upscale outlet shops including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Giorgio Armani, and Ralph Lauren. With covered walkways, groups can shop here year-round. And to top it all off, there is no sales tax on clothing and shoes in the state of Minnesota!

2 – 5:00pm
Climb aboard the Jonathan Padelford, one of the few truly authentic sternwheelers on the Mississippi River today. With Padelford Packet Boat Company, groups will get the chance to spot bald eagles, egrets, herons, and falcons as they travel back in time from St. Paul’s bustling downtown harbor through the Mississippi National Great River Park. View stunning foliage during a Fall Sightseeing Cruise or take part in one of their other Specialty Cruises.

5 – 6:00pm
Stop at your group-friendly hotel in Eagan and get ready for dinner and a show this evening.

6 – 9:00pm
No tour would be complete without attending a performance at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. This famous venue is the nation’s largest professional dinner theatre, and the largest privately owned restaurant in the state of Minnesota. Large-scale musicals are the standard fare in the Main Dinner Theatre, while live comedy and concerts can be found in the more intimate theatres.

DAY TWO
10:00am – 2:00pm
“Tropical Encounters” is one of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s many exhibits and offers a total immersion experience, allowing guests to visit an authentic neo-tropical rainforest and explore the relationships between plants and animals. The conservatory is home to the beautiful Sunken Garden and seasonal flower displays, making this a must-see anytime of the year. Another unforgettable exhibit is the Gorilla Forest. View seven gorillas all housed in the largest all-mesh gorilla enclosure in North America.

2 – 4:00pm
Built in the early 1820s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great place to learn about military history from the pre-Civil War era through World War II, as well as fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and much more. Its location – at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers – has been significant for centuries to many American Indian communities.

4 – 6:00pm
From a Baking Lab to an 8-story elevator ride through an exhibit, Mill City Museum is an adventure for the senses. Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flourmill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis.

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, contact the Eagan CVB at 651-675-5546 or online at www.eaganmn.com.

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