3 Fun Free Things to Do in St. Paul

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St. Paul is not only the capital of Minnesota, it’s the second largest city in the state and a “Twin City” to Minneapolis. You’ll find no shortage of exciting attractions in St. Paul, and some of them are free of charge. If you’re looking to enjoy the city without spending a cent, you don’t want to miss these three destinations:

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory offers free admission for guests of all ages. Housed here are an array of exotic animals, which include gorillas, lions, polar bears, and wolves. It’s possible to spend hours marveling at the plant life alone, which is categorized into garden areas like Tropical Encounters and the Fern Room. Although admission to the zoo and conservatory is free, you might want to bring some cash for a souvenir from the Garden Safari Gift Shop or a bite to eat from Zobota Cafe.

  • Don’t Miss: The Sunken Garden. This area of the conservatory features spectacular seasonal floral shows you have to see to believe.

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Located mere minutes from downtown St. Paul is the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, a free-admission museum boasting an impressive collection of paintings and sculptures. The massive permanent collection features art from around the world, contemporary art, decorative textiles, photography, and so much more. Head to The Store at MIA for an incredible selection of gifts from around the world.

  • Don’t Miss: The American Modernism: Selections from the Kunin Collection exhibition, running until December 6, 2015. This exhibition showcases the amazing modern art collection that took Myron Kunin 40 years to assemble.

Cherokee Regional Park
A great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors in St. Paul is Cherokee Regional Park. This free park offers scenic views and lots of areas in which to have fun. Guests can enjoy cooking out on the fire pits and grills, or getting some exercise on the numerous athletic courts. There are trails for hiking and biking, as well as plenty of grassy spots perfect for a picnic.

  • Don’t Miss: The Cherokee Regional Trail, a scenic 1.3-mile trail that’s perfect for walking, jogging, and biking.

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