Wondering What to Do Near St. Paul?
The list of fun things to do in Maplewood is expansive indeed. From shopping to the state fair to Como Zoo & Conservatory, there are plenty of options in the area. If you’re looking for something new, some of the top options include:
- Go to the Minnesota State Fair
- See the Minnesota Wild
- Visit St. Paul
- Go Shopping at Maplewood Mall
Go to the Minnesota State Fair
Often dubbed the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” the annual Minnesota State Fair draws nearly 2 million guests each year. With people visiting from Roseville, Twin Cities, Maplewood, and all across the Midwest, there’s plenty of fairground rides, food, live acts, and exhibitions to enjoy. Even when the fair isn’t on, the grounds play host to events throughout the year, including car shows and livestock competitions.
See the Minnesota Wild or Another Event at Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota has more than its fair share of ice hockey fans, so why not check out the Minnesota Wild? They’re the only Minneapolis–St. Paul area major professional sports league to play in St. Paul instead of Minneapolis, and the Xcel Energy Center is easily reachable from the center of Maplewood.
Visit St. Paul
Start your journey with a walk along Summit Avenue. You’ll pass the largest and longest collection of Victorian buildings in the country before finishing at the spectacular Cathedral of St Paul, a scale version of St. Peter’s in Rome that dominates eastern Downtown. To check out exotic flora and fauna, visit the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory in St Paul. You’ll find everything from a Japanese water garden to polar bears and lions. If it’s rainy, head to The Science Museum of Minnesota.
Go Shopping at Maplewood Mall
With retailers including Hollister, H&M, Hot Topic, JC Penny, Kohl’s, and Best Buy, you’ll find everything you need all under one roof. Maplewood Mall is also home to plenty of fine restaurants and exciting entertainment options.
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