Courtesy Roseville Visitors Association
Location: Roseville is between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Size: The suburb has a population of 33,600.
— Location, Location, Location! —
Roseville is just 10 minutes from each thriving downtown and offers one of the lowest lodging tax rates in the Twin Cities area. Its ideal location puts groups minutes from popular attractions, theaters and sporting venues. The town is also at the halfway mark between the equator and the North Pole. Roseville is located on the 45th parallel of north latitude.
— Gardens and a Taproom —
Como Park Conservatory and Zoo will unveil two new additions this year: The Ordway Gardens, a $2.8 million building and landscape addition, will feature the conservatory’s bonsai collection as a year-round experience. Gorilla Forest will allow visitors an intimate view of the gorillas.
Pour Decisions, one of the newest taprooms in the Twin Cities, opened its doors in Roseville in the fall of 2012. A great place to schedule a beer tasting for your beer-lovers, Pour Decisions will also hire food trucks to cater lunch or dinner events. The taproom is famous for the Pubstitute, a dark Scottish light, and the Patersbier, a Belgian Monk’s daily ale.
— Gangsters, Glass and Gifts —
St. Paul Gangster Tour highlights the Wabasha Street Caves, showcasing speakeasies, brothels and the one-time steamier side of the Saintly City. St. Paul’s Science Museum of Minnesota will unveil a new exhibit, “Maya: Hidden World Revealed,” this summer.
In Minneapolis, bank groups can discover Broadway entertainment on Hennepin Avenue at the Guthrie Theater, take in the arts and witness a glassblowing demonstration at the Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, or witness pottery crafted at the Northern Clay Center.
Rosedale Center, a premier shopping destination in the Twin Cities area, features more than 160 retailers, including Williams-Sonoma, major big-box retailers and more. Remember, there is no tax on clothing in Minnesota.
Sweet Chocolat, is a quaint chocolate shop that features abundant, irresistible treats. This company has been creating foil-wrapped, customized chocolates in its candy kitchen in St. Paul since 1982, and the popular confectionary has expanded to Roseville. Visitors get free samples as they browse.
The Ukrainian Gift Shop is a favorite for groups. In 1947, Marie Procai and her daughter, Luba Perchyshyn, started the family business in Procai’s living room, selling embroidered items, tapestries, ceramics and books. From this modest beginning, the Ukrainian Gift Shop has grown to be the largest mail-order source of “pysanky” (Ukrainian Easter eggs) — and pysanky supplies in the world. Groups can witness a demonstration of the making of a pysanky.