From the 1890s to today, the City Tour CUSCO has become an indispensable tour, not just to the Minnesos downtown but to the cities that surround it.
“We wanted to bring people together,” said Minnesoan Michelle Lee, who took her family to the tour with her husband, Chris, in a vintage-inspired gray car.
The family visited the city’s historic downtown and some of the most iconic landmarks of the past: the Minnesota State Capitol, the Minnesota Zoo, the Duluth Art Museum, the city square and the St. Paul Art Museum.
The tour, which costs $80 per person, is a great way to learn about some of Minnesota’s most iconic sights and attractions, and the tour is a way to reconnect with your roots.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for Minnesots to be a part of the history of this state, to be able to go back to our roots, to go to places like this and to see how the city is growing,” Lee said.
This is a good thing for the state and the tourism industry, said Scott Gagnon, executive director of the Minnetonka-based Minnesota Tourism Marketing Association.
“We need to understand our history in the United States and where it came from.
This will help us better understand where the tourism economy is going.”
As the country grows, tourism is growing faster than the economy.
But many Minnesotes see the tour as a way for Minnis to get to know the place and the culture, even if they don’t live in the area.
“It is a chance for people to see the place where we came from, and how we lived,” Lee added.
As they drive by historic sites, the tour gives visitors a peek into a time when Minnesottos lived in the city, the country and the world.
For example, the Tour CUSA’s historical markers of Minnesotean history include a building that is home to a famous Minnesoman, an 1855 painting of a young Minnesonian, and a building on the city center that was a popular hangout for Minnisotans from the 1890 and early 1900s.
The city of Minneapolis also includes a museum and several historic buildings in the historic district of East St. Anthony.
When they stop for dinner, the family can sit on the sidewalk and look at some of Minnies city landmarks.
Lee, who grew up in Duluth, said she likes seeing the sights of the city from a distance, and she thinks the tour will make visiting Minnesore more fun for her and her family.
And it’s not just the sights, either.
The family was given a tour of the Minneapolis Museum of Art and a tour on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
One of the main attractions is the Minnesota House Museum, a collection of Minnies historic artifacts and collections that includes artifacts from the city of Duluth and the city in the late 1800s to the present day.
The museum has a lot of things from the era, like the Minnesota Artillery, the Minnisan Railway, the Stearns Bank, the Fort Snelling Monument and other buildings, Lee said, and there are some artifacts from museums that are not included on the tour.
It’s a fun way to get a glimpse of the culture and history that we are all part of, Lee added, and that makes the tour more important for Minnsotans than the tourism itself.
I think that if we go back and do the tour again, it will bring back some of that, and I think it will be a very fun way for us to go home,” Lee explained.
Tickets can be purchased online at tourcusco.com and at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Read more Minnesotic history at minnistoryofminnesota.com.