Sights to See in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota

Minneapolis and St. Paul collectively known as the twin cities are named so for their geographical proximity. They essentially make one large metro area on the upper reaches of the Mississippi River. The two cities- Minneapolis and St. Paul- are true examples of modern beauty. Both cities have some distinctive amazing sights. The main spots of the twin cities include museums, historical and modern places, parks, etc. We are going to share some of those sights to see in the twin cities.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Minneapolis Skyline

The Minneapolis Institute of Art

If you are an art lover, this is the place for you to visit first in this city. The place gives shelter to ninety thousand art masterpieces. Among the masterpieces, they are from a range of time periods and geographic locations with some from ancient Egypt, while of course others are from modern Europe. Most importantly, the site is suitable for all ages. Therefore, you can easily visit with your family.

Minnehaha Park

Now comes a pinch of nature. The Minnehaha Park is situated at the bank of the Mississippi River, almost 6 miles from the center of Minneapolis. While the falls are attractive for some tourists, the outdoor recreation within this park remains the target of others. The park remains alive with the active presence of tourists throughout the year.

Walker Art Center

The center was established is the late 1930s as a public art gallery. Over the course of time, it has grown in the area it occupies and is now a highly famous sight in the city. Even if you are not a lover of art, you will find the modern and contemporary arts and media astonishing. Besides mere paintings, it also gives shelter to photographs and sculptures.

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

This is another example of a perfect blend of artificiality and nature. The Park is over a century old. Although the zoo and conservatory are free, a small donation is highly appreciated here.

Grand Avenue

One may think how a street can be on a list like this, but as you visit the street yourself, you get the answer and recommend it to others. You will find different types of shops and restaurants here. The nice-looking old homes increased the beauty of this road. Macalester College and University also contributed to the amazingness.

Mall of America

As the name suggests, it is the biggest mall in the country. It has over 500 stores, an amusement park, dozens of food zones and restaurants, and many more. However, as the place is huge and there is so much to see, you need to have a plan before the visit.

Weisman Art Museum

Again, let us go back to art. This art museum is a showcase of contemporary art of America. You will find masterpieces from highly famous artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Georgia O’Keeffe. Although the museum is not so large like other art museums, it still pleases its visitors.

Stone Arch Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis
Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis

Let us suppose, you are not up for any of the above sites. You are just a modern citizen who is interested in architecture. Well, the twin cities have something for you to offer. That is Stone Arch Bridge. The bridge is built with limestone and granite. As the bridge provides a scenic view, it got famous for wedding photos and marriage proposals.…

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Sights to See in Colorado Springs

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Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is one of the most visited resort destinations in the USA. This place attracts tourists in larger numbers with each passing day. Do you want to know why and what are the things which make this place unique? Then have a look at the top ten sights to see in Colorado Springs.

Summit of Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak is one of the most visited and famous peaks of the US. Of course, it is not the highest peak at 14,100 feet, but it grabs the attention of millions of tourists each year with its sheer beauty. From here, you can feel the beauty of nature, and also you can click some some incredible pictures to make social media stories or just savor for you and your family.

Garden of Gods

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Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

It is one of the most popular public parks and National Natural Landmarks. Garden of Gods is famous for its over 300 sandstone formations and breathtaking views of snow-covered peaks as background. 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is perched on top of 6,800 foot Cheyenne mountain. It is known as the largest private zoo in the US. It is ranked in the top 10 zoos in the US. Some say it is #4 and others say #6. But you get the idea. It is good. Here, you can witness a wide variety of wildlife and there is plenty of space for your kids to play. 

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

You can call the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center as the art capital of Colorado Springs. It was renovated in 2007, and it houses extensive and sophisticated art collections of Latin American art, Mexican folk and clay art, and abstract paintings from the local artists. It is a visual treat for sure.

Red Rock Canyon Park

The Red Rock Canyon Park is a massive 787 acre piece of land best suited for cycling, climbing, and hiking. You can see many sandstone formations in this place. If you want to explore your adventurous side, ensure you sign up for rock climbing. 

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Red rock formations in Colorado Springs

Seven Falls

If you want to see the fantastic waterfalls and crystal clear water, Seven Falls is the right place. As the name denotes, it is a series of seven waterfalls. Here you can also see many rare flowers. 

Olympic Training Center

For the sports lover visiting the Olympic Training Center is a must. It is one of the three Olympic training centers of the states. You can get full access to this place, and it is spread over 37 acres. Why here? Because of the altitude and thin air, it makes sure the athletes can compete elsewhere at this altitude and gives them an advantage when they compete at sea level.

Shrine of the Sun

The Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is near the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. You can find here the towering stone gates and busts of both Rogers and Penrose. It is one of the best places to witness a fantastic view of Colorado Springs. 

Red Cliffs

The ancient Anasazi people once lived in these cliffs. By visiting this place, you can learn about ancient American cliff dwellers and the architectural beauty of this place. 

The Peterson Air and Space Museum

It is situated in the Peterson Air Force Base, and by visiting this place, you can learn and see many jets. The museum is registered on the National Register of Historic Places and over 20,000 visitors are attracted by this place every year. If you are interested in this, you might also be interested in taking a short drive to the Air Force Academy a few miles out of town and touring that. One more thing. Colorado Springs is at the base of the Rocky Mountains and they make for a fantastic and beautiful backdrop to the city. It also means that in the winter, great skiing is not far away.…

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Chester and Corsica Rivers and the Russian Compound

Maryland is a historic state in the Eastern United States. Though one of the USA’s smallest states, it has a range of climates and topographic characteristics that have earned it the moniker of America in Miniature. In this article, we are going to share a few famous travel spots here.


Chestertown is a famous historic college town on Maryland’s Eastern Coast, along the shore of the Chester River. The town was founded in 1706. The top things you can do and see in Chestertown include:  

  • Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District
  • Annual Festivals and Events
  • Dog park
  • The Historical Society of Kent County
  • Washington College
  • Schooner Sultana
  • Dixon’s Crumpton Auction
Windmill on a hill, Chestertown

Pioneer Point, Centreville

Pioneer Point, an estate of 45 acres, is located near Centreville by the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Russian government owns it as a recreational spot for Russia’s diplomatic personnel in the rival country. The estate is situated in a peninsula created by the junction of two rivers – Chester and Corsica. John Raskob, famous for the Empire State Building, constructed this mansion of 19 rooms. It was originally known as the “Hartefeld Hall”. To host his thirteen children, he designed another big house near the mansion. After his death, the estate changed several hands over time. The then Soviet government bought it in 1972. After the Soviet Union dissolved, the Russian Federation bought the estate.

People treated Pioneer Point as a state property for the Russian Federation. Diplomatic immunity was used to shield activities in the region. After the allegation of Russia’s involvement in the presidential election of the United States in 2016, access of Russians to the site has been made limited. The then American President, Barack Obama, announced the sanctions that included the commutation. However, after six months of the sanctions, on May 31, 2017, the newly elected president Donald Trump with his administration decided to return Pioneer Point to the Russian Government.

The Town of Centreville

The town of Centreville has served as the center of commerce and governance for Queen Anne’s County for over two hundred years. The town became a successful center of trade by the busy wharf. The Centreville Landing includes a 26-foot wide boat ramp for motorized vessels, boat slips, and a large paved lot for cars and trailers. The Corsica River is part and parcel of Centreville, with it’s water trails starting from the soft launch at Centreville Wharf. The trails provide water recreation opportunities for paddlers of all levels.

The Corsica river has the following trails.

  • Mill Stream Trail
  • Yellow Bank Stream Trail
  • Alder Branch Trail

The wharf and landing areas get very busy during the boating season. Currents, tides, and changing winds can create problems for the paddlers. You should first check the conditions carefully before you start paddling. Also, go fishing in the Monocacy and its tributaries.

Keep in mind some safety tips while paddling or boating:

  • Wear a properly-fitted lifejacket that is US Coast Guard approved.
  • Dress appropriately according to the weather.
  • Always paddle closer to the shore.

Follow the weather news and be alert about the weather changes.…

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