We have been to 45 of the 50 states (not just drive through but staying and exploring) and now we will be visiting MN, NE, SD, and ND over a period of 12 days starting Saturday July 20th. So far we have a car for the entire time and all the hotels reserved but changeable.
Would appreciate comments and suggestions as to attractions, events, theater, rodeo, scenic drives, etc. We are not hikers but will take walks, prefer not to shop but will wander shopping streets, love live music and theater and modern art, and seek out scenic drives and backroads spots of interest. Are there any rodeos to recommend? (Loved the one in Cody Wy)
3 nights, 3 days Minneapolis Homewood Suites St. Louis Park at west end- Stone Arch Bridge, Cathedral, Landmark Center, Guthrie Theater, Walker museum and Sculpture Garden, Grand Ave, Nicollet Mall, perhaps Art Car Parade, 112 Eatery, Restaurant Alma. What else is happening that weekend?
1 night, 2 days Omaha: Old Market, Bemis Cntr Contemp Arts, Durham museum, Artists coop Gallery, Botanical gardens, Wave Bistro, Grey Plume
1 night, half day Sioux Falls: Sculpture walk, Parker's Bistro, Minnervas
3 nights, 3 days Rapid City, Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park bison and drives, Needles Hwy scenic drive, Natl Museum of woodcarving, mammoth excavation, Spearfish scenic drive, Dahl art center, perhaps Country roots festival Tally's silver spoon, Philly Teds
1 night Pierre, followed by full day scenic drive northward, Cattlemen's club Steakhousee or Big Tom's domer
1 night Bismarck: Heritage cntr if open now, Pirogue Grille, Blarney Stone Pub
1 night Fargo: Mezzaluna
drive back toward Minneapolis with full day of scenic drives before flying out at night
Thanks in advance for your advice and input