Wednesday, July 17th
See the well-known Broadway musical Guys and Dolls at the famous Guthrie Theater. Take in dinner first at Spoonriver, with its innovative menu using fresh and local ingredients, located directly across the street from the Guthrie.
Cost: $125 (Dinner included)
Thursday, July 18th
We will shuttle you to one of several PaddleShare locations where you can kayak to different points down the Mississippi and back. Must enjoy adventure and be flexible!
Cost: $65 (includes kayak rental and shuttle)
A full day trip to this unique destination along the St. Croix River on the border of Wisconsin. Stillwater has been named one of the top ten prettiest towns in the country, as well as one of the top ten best antiquing towns in the U.S. Travel by bus to Stillwater and spend the day shopping, dining, and taking in the beautiful river views. Some walking required.
Cost: $30 (includes shuttle)
Another city on the St. Croix River, Taylors Falls is known for its hiking trails and small-town charm. Spend the morning hiking or take in a riverboat cruise, visit a local coffee shop or restaurant, then head to nearby Franconia for the sculpture park and other unique art spots.
Cost: $40 (includes shuttle)
Learn more about the Covenant Church and its roots in Minneapolis. We begin at Bethlehem Covenant (started in 1922), meet with staff and pastors, and dive deep into the relationship Bethlehem has with New Covenant, a Spanish language church plant that meets at Bethlehem. Then we move on to Minnehaha Academy, where Northwest Conference Superintendent Mark Stromberg will provide a history of the school, and see the progress being made as they rebuild after the devastating explosion in 2017. End up at the Northwest Conference office for lunch, meet the staff, and take a journey to learn about social justice on the light rail, which will be guided by a local leader. Option: meet up with the groups after lunch and join them for the light rail tour.
Cost: $45 (includes, transportation, box lunch, tour guide, light rail ticket)
Light Rail Tour Only: $15 (includes light rail ticket, guided tour)
One of the top tourist destinations in the country, the Mall of America is a must-visit when you come to Minneapolis. More than 520 stores, many restaurant options, and even an amusement park (Nickelodeon Universe). Multiple trips available to MOA from the hotel, with shuttles leaving every two hours from the lobby and picking up every two hours from the mall.
Cost: $35 (includes shuttle)
Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences. And that can make relationships hard, whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives.
Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior in others—and in ourselves. Enneagram Master Teacher
Suzanne Stabile will briefly explain this spiritual tool and how it can help guide us into deeper insights with ourselves and others’ personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships.
This will be more of an overview instead of focusing on the numbers, however you will get a working knowledge of how it all works.
See Minneapolis in a whole new way! Tour Minneapolis on a Segway. Visit St. Anthony Falls, the Stone Arch Bridge, Mill City Ruins, and more. Includes a ticket to the Mill City Museum and light refreshments. Grab a quick lunch and take public transportation to catch the tour at 1:00 pm. Segway training is provided, some mobility requirements.
Cost: $99 (includes Segway rental, tour, ticket to Mill City Museum)
Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th
(same offerings both days)
Visit the James J. Hill House, the “Gilded Age Mansion of the ‘Empire Builder.’” Stroll down Summit Ave. and take in the beauty of the historic homes along the Mississippi River. Then make your way to Grand Avenue for shopping at a variety of well-known stores. Finish with dinner at any one of the many restaurants. Walking required—several blocks. Pick up to return to hotel will be 5:30.
Cost: $35 (includes shuttle, museum ticket)
One of the top tourist destinations in the country, the Mall of America is a must-visit when you come to Minneapolis. More than 520 stores, many restaurant options, and even an amusement park (Nickelodeon Universe).
Cost: $35 (includes shuttle)
Take a journey into social justice on the light rail created by Northwest Conference staff Ginny Olson and Kara Stromberg.
Cost: $15 (includes light rail ticket, guided tour)
Target Center is a multi-use arena in Minneapolis, home to the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA team and the Minnesota Lynx WNBA team, as well as host to many concerts and performers. The tour would include seeing the luxury boxes, the event floor, the backstage area, and more. Target Center is located a short walk from the Marriott City Center hotel.
Cost: $39 (includes shuttle, guided tour)