Great American Get-Together in the Twin Cities

Compare and contrast the Twin Cities as you explore their museums, theaters, cultural hubs and the renowned Minnehaha Falls during an epic Minnesotan celebration.
Program No. 23338RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

The “Twin Cities” may look alike — each split down the middle by the Mighty Mississippi and home to some of the nicest people in the United States — but each has its own claims to fame, characteristics and quirks. On this epic Road Scholar Get-Together, explore these two fascinating cities with likeminded scholars as you delve into art, history, culture and theater. Explore the diverse heritage of these communities, from their Swedish roots to their more recent influence of Somali immigrants. Visit art museums and history museums, including the unique 1870s Mill City Museum, where you’ll learn about Minneapolis’ prosperous flour past. Go backstage at the renowned Guthrie Theater, take in a performance and so much more!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles. Standing up to one hour at museums. Mostly level terrain; some gravel garden paths.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Taste diverse flavors at the Midtown Global Market as you meet immigrants who have relocated to Minneapolis and St. Paul from around the world.
  • See the rushing waters of Minnehaha Falls, made famous worldwide by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  • Enjoy a morning elective that offers four choices: Paisley Park, Weisman Art Institute, a bike ride along the Mississippi river or a presentation at the Guthrie Theater.

General Notes

Large-group program. Max of 160 participants; smaller groups for daily activities.
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Peter Sussman
Peter Sussman is an architect and a lifelong resident of Minneapolis. He has degrees from the University of Minnesota in architecture and urban studies. He has been actively involved throughout his career in researching writing, speaking and leading excursions on community history and quality of life. He currently serves on community and arts boards including, Preserve Minneapolis, Minnesota Streetcar Museum and the Edina Heritage Preservation Board. He has appeared in the Twin Cities Public Television documentaries about parks, architecture and the Walker Arts Center.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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