When the weather outside is frightful, head inside with these fun indoor activities.
Minnesota is home to many different museums exploring various cultures around the world. There are several located right in Minneapolis and St. Paul, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Science Museum of Minnesota and Minnesota Children’s Museum. And of course, there’s Richfield’s own historical society and Riley Lucas Bartholomew House.
There are many beautiful theaters nearby. The beautifully restored Orpheum Theatre is like stepping back in time. The 90-year old theater features a chandelier that hangs 15 feet high and weights 2,000 pounds. The Guthrie Theater is a Minnesota staple. The Guthrie houses three stages as well as production facilities, classrooms, full-service restaurants and dramatic public lobbies. For a fun night out, try your hand at improv at the HUGE Improv Theater or catch a show at Acme Comedy Company.
Indulge in a little retail therapy at the Mall of America – just under 10 minutes away. With nearly 520 stores, there’s something for everyone including clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty products, electronics, toys, décor, gifts and more! The mall also offers several attractions, including Nickelodeon Universe®, SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium, the LEGO store, American Girl® and the Crayola Experience. Refuel at one of the many restaurants and fast casual eateries within the mall. And while you’re here, check out Ikea – it’s right across the street.
For some local shopping, visit the Shops at Lyndale. This shopping center boasts a line of stores and restaurants. It’s the perfect choice for a casual hour or two of socializing and shopping.
Save money and stay in one of Richfield’s three affordable, hotels near Minneapolis: Baymont Inn & Suites, Candlewood Suites or Four Points by Sheraton. Each hotel offers unique perks for visitors – airport shuttles, pet-friendly accommodations, continental breakfast, pool and fitness centers and more! Choose the location that’s best for you and your family. Both Baymont Inn & Suites and Four Points offer free shuttle service from the airport, Mall of America and other local attractions.