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Your Guide To Fun In The Minneapolis-Saint Paul Area

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One of the best parts of a vacation is seeing striking sculptures, buildings, and scenery. Check out these ‘gram-worthy photo ops in Burnsville.

Ames Center. Courtesy of Experience Burnsville.

Ames Center

This two story, all-glass lobby of the Ames Center curves around Nicollet Commons Park, with stunning views of the Minnesota River Valley and Minneapolis skyline.

Guthrie Theater
If there’s one spot just begging for a ‘gram, it’s Guthrie Theater. On Level Nine, the whole floor is enclosed in hued glass. Take amazing, album-cover-worthy pictures with a backdrop of the surrounding Twin Cities skyline and banks of the Mississippi.

Walker Art Center

At one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the country, you’ll want to take a photo of the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry fountain. The giant blue rooster and large LOVE sign should also be on your list. Finally, check out the bright tri-color bridge and breath-taking views of the Minneapolis-St. Paul skyline from the top of the center.

The Garage

The Garage is an all-ages, alcohol-free music venue and their distinctive, black sign is ideal for a group photo after seeing a band in an awesome, intimate venue.

Nicollet Commons Park

Nicollet Commons Park is one of the first “town square” style parks, and features rows of flowers and a fun water feature for the kids with a pond area and waterfall. It has an amphitheater and picnic area, and with its City of Burnsville Public WiFi, uploading photos is a breeze.

Buck Hill. Courtesy of Experience Burnsville

Buck Hill

Take stellar photos at Buck Hill any time of year, whether you’re skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking or summer tubing. Snap pictures of jumps or tricks off the rail.

Burnsville Bicentennial Garden

Another Burnsville treasure, the Bicentennial Garden, is right in Civic Center Park and has beautiful scenery for a photo shoot or private picnic. The stone fountain at its center is its highlight.

Mall of America

Just 10 minutes from Burnsville is the largest mall in the United States. Check out Nickelodeon Universe (a 7-acre indoor amusement park), SEA LIFE Aquarium and the LEGO Store for some of our favorite photo ops.

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