Welcome to Minnesota
Every year Minnesota hosts thousands of tour groups just like yours. They come by bus, air and rail from all over the region, nation and internationally to visit our state’s many classic destinations and attractions. We’re appreciated for our hospitality and the many memorable itinerary experiences we offer.
Expect Extraordinary Group Experiences
Our destinations, attractions and events will satisfy a huge variety of your interests year ‘round.
Shopping – Mall of America®, enclosed & outlet malls, specialty shops, antique malls, even a 100-mile garage sale.
Lakes, Rivers, Prairies and Forests – River & lake cruises and excursions, arboretums, gardens, scenic byways, bike trails, parks, and bountiful fresh-water fishing.
Tribal and immigrant cultural histories – Pipestone National Monument, museums, celebrations, native pow-wows and architecture.
Agriculture and Fresh Food Sources – wild rice, fish farms, vegetable & exotic farms, farmers’ markets. It’s a foodie heaven.
Performance and Theatre Arts – Broadway, musical theatre, orchestras, pageants, regional and community theatre.
Visual and Hands-on Experiences – Artist colonies, organizations & galleries offer experiences with glass, pottery, textiles, rosemaling and much more.
Industry & Commerce – iron mines (one so huge it can be seen from outer space), woolen mills, stoneware, aircraft, food & candy, water-powered historic mills, stained-glass.
Events: Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Saint Paul Winter Carnival, Duluth Tall Ships, food festivals, professional sports, holiday celebrations.
Expect Extraordinary Assistance
You can be assured that TMA members are experienced ‘Group-Friendly’ professionals who take pride in offering extraordinary levels of hospitality, service and experiences. We can assist you in creating customized itineraries that will keep your tour groups talking and bring them back to you for more. We can also connect you with great receptive operators who can take your tour needs and make them work.
TMA is an Extraordinary Group Travel Industry Organization
The 2015 Minnesota Group Travel Planner has been produced by TMA to assist you in creating great tours. So no matter if you’re a tour operator, a travel agent, or a group leader, we want your groups to take home extraordinary experiences and memories about Minnesota they’ll never forget! If you are wondering where to begin, call TMA at 952.406.8832, and we’ll point you in the right direction.