About the club
The Minnesota Twin Cities club has been an active club and will celebrate its 40 year anniversary in 2018. The club will sponsor the FF USA Midwest Regional Conference in 2020.
About the region
Minnesota has more than 10,000 lakes and an abundance of parks and gardens. The many lakes are part of what makes it different, but it has a lot more to offer. The state is on the shore of the biggest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior, and Minnesota is where the world’s third largest river, the Mississippi begins in northern Minnesota and flows 2,350 miles. It’s a critical migration corridor for millions of birds. The Twin Cities Metro area with a population of 3.2 million has much to offer visitors, including a strong tradition of parks, theater, arts, and music.
About the Journey
The closest airport is the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Club Hosts will greet ambassadors at the airport.
FF of Minnesota – Twin Cities will plan activities for ambassadors based on their expressed interests. Additional fees may be charged for events such as theater or bus trips. Within the metro you may visit the State Capital, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Sculpture Garden (the largest urban sculpture garden in the US), Guthrie Theater and many other museums or theaters. Visitors who enjoy being outdoors will enjoy visiting one of the best park systems in the the United States including lakes, rivers, bike and walking paths, zoos, arboretum, and more. It could include a boat ride on the Mississippi River or a picnic in one of the many parks. Some visitors may wish to visit the Mall of America, the biggest shopping center in the US, which includes an indoor amusement park and underwater aquarium. Shopping can also be experienced using the Minneapolis’s skyway system, an interlinked collection of enclosed pedestrian walkways, connecting buildings in down town Minneapolis. This is the world’s largest continuous walkway system, spanning over 8 miles (13 km). Sport enthusiast may want to attend a game of one of our five major league sports offering baseball, soccer, football, basketball, and hockey.
The climate of Minnesota varies during its four seasons with each season offering its own pleasures. Spring is delightful, as trees return their greenery and flowers add color to roadways, gardens, and parks. Summer is sunny and pleasant, and this is the time when many Minnesotans spend time “up north at the lake.” Autumn is a golden season as the trees and shrubs turn colors of red, orange, and yellow. Winter is a special season with snowmobiling, dog sledding, and outdoor skating, and skiing.