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Old 11-09-2005, 05:52 PM   #11
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Skiing? Buck Hill should be rolling by then, it'* on the south side close to MegaMall. It'* not Aspen, but it goes downhill
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:52 PM   #12
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You'll find decent places to stay in any part of the town. As mentioned, The Mall of America is on the south side of town. There are still good restaurants at the mall, just not so much bars/nightlife as there used to be. I guess it'* hard to recommend somewhere not knowing what you'd be interested in. There is a light-rail train system that will take you from the airport and mall of america side of town, to downtown Minneapolis, so that might be something to help out.

There is a lot of shopping, hotels and restaurants in the Northwest suburbs, Maple Grove and around there.

You want arts/theater? Strip clubs? Casinos? Ice fishing? Snow Skiing? Lots of the outdoor attractions will be buried under snow more than likely. But it would be pretty safe to say that wherever you end up staying, there will probably be a decent bar somewhere nearby. Too hard to just say "this is where you need to go".
Yeah, what he said.....
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Old 11-09-2005, 08:16 PM   #13
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I'll be around, I live about 10-15 min from the mall myself, and I used to work at the NASCAR Silmulators when I was back in high school. The bars in the Mall are STILL open.....Everything is on the 3rd or 4th floor alcohol wise.....I highly recommend Gillian'*, Hooter'*, or Tony Roma'*....Depending on the atmospehre that caters best to you. I also think that there'* still a Planet Hollywood in there.

Hotels, there'* about 5 of them within walking distance of the Mall. I would stay towards the South side of the mall if it were me. It'* just a lot easier to navigate and you don't have to worry about theft so much.

Just my $.02
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:27 PM   #14
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Nah, Planet Hollywood closed a few years ago. However, that NASCAR Simulation is pretty neat. If you like antique shopping, you're only about 20-30 minutes from Stillwater.

BTW -- IKEA has a sweet breakfast deal, it'* something like $1 for a plate full of decent food.

And if this turns into a MNBC meet, somebody needs to PM me!
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:12 PM   #15
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For those that ain't been there in a while, there'* now a place called "Aces" up on the third floor. Kinda like the NASCAR place, only it'* flight simulators. WWII through modern day fighter aircraft available.....

Haven't been there yet, But I gotta go!!
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:58 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the replies, guys. Sounds like the mall isn't that bad afterall!

If there are good places to eat and drink it won't be so bad!!!

I was thinking there was more to do in the cities... I figured you guys would reply back with "if you're in town, you have to go here......". Doesn't sound like the Twin Cities have an attaction like that!

As for snow sports, etc., I can do all that in MI. I'll just priceline a hotel on the south end of town and see what happens.

When it gets closer I'll start a new thread in the Eastern US forum to see if anyone'* game for a mini-meet.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:23 PM   #17
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There'* a lot to do here, but ya gotta let us know what you're into so we can narrow it down.....

Gotta warn you though, oncve it goes, most of just drink......
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