System Safety Conference
30 Aug - 03 Sept 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Minneapolis, MN USA
What's to Do in Minneapolis - Plenty!!
Check out all the wonderful attractions below:
Around and About:
Cathedral of St. Paul
239 Selby Ave
Built in 1915 on the highest point in the city, this cathedral is one of the largest in the country. A replica of St. Peter's in Rome, the building boasts a newly restored 175-foot-high copper dome...
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
333 E. River Rd
Set on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, the Weisman Art Museum is part of the University of Minnesota campus. You won't miss the trademark Frank Gehry-designed building; its fluid form defie...
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Avenue Fort Snelling History Center
This living history museum commemorates the establishment of a fort here in the wilderness in 1819 by Col. Josiah Snelling and his troops, who opened the area for homesteaders. Costumed guides are the...
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St
Minneapolis's Mill City Museum recounts the history of the flour industry that earned the city the nickname "Mill City" in the late 19th century. Set in the ruins of what was once the world's largest ...
Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA)
2400 3rd Ave. S
In 2006 the already stellar MIA unveiled a new 113,000-square-foot museum expansion and renovation that increased its exhibition space by nearly 40% and added 34 new galleries. The new space allows the...
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
An impressive array of artifacts is housed in this three-story museum, including photographs, music, and videos, all of it celebrating Minnesota history. Kids enjoy sitting in the re-created basement ...
Minnesota Museum of American Art
50 Kellogg Blvd. W
The Twin Cities' only museum dedicated solely to American art, the MMAA has been around for over 30 years, but its new Riverfront Gallery, which opened in 2004, makes the museum feel new. Works range ...
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Built in 1905 on a hill overlooking downtown St. Paul, the capitol is crowned by the world's largest unsupported marble dome (modeled after the one Michelangelo created for St. Peter's Basilica in Rom...
13000 Zoo Blvd
You'll see most of the exotic animals you expect at the 485-acre Minnesota Zoo, including tigers, camels, dolphins, and monkeys. But this zoo includes an especially nice array of North American animal...
Mississippi River Visitor Center
120 W. Kellogg Blvd
Located inside the entrance to the Science Museum of Minnesota , the Mississippi River Visitor Center is operated by the National Park Service and designed to educate visitors about the Mississippi Na...
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd
Hands-on exhibits introduce visitors to natural history, science, and technology in this massive museum. Highlights include the Human Body Gallery, navigating a virtual towboat down the Mississippi Ri...
University of Minnesota
One of the Midwest's oldest (1851) and most important universities, with 50,000 students on the Twin Cities campus, the UMN offers three significant museums -- the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural Hi...
Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
The Walker Art Center reopened with great fanfare in early 2005 with a striking new addition that nearly doubled its exhibition space. A fine dining restaurant and cafe, both by Wolfgang Puck, and gif...
Taxxi: An American Bistro
This downtown Minneapolis restaurant specializes as an American-style bistro and offers great views of Nicollet Mall.
Located on the lobby level, the Dugout features Starbucks coffee, fresh baked pastries, snacks, deli sandwiches and salads.
Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Oceanaire Seafood Room is an invitingly retro supper club that serves the freshest possible seafood in a setting that's sophisticated but relaxed, sleek yet warm.
Edinburgh USA Golf
Hit the links at this course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. Golf Digest named Edinburgh one of the top-25 affordable courses in the country.
Minneapolis Public Golf Courses
Take a turn at one of 7 courses. Rolling hills and great views of the Minneapolis skyline distinguish Theodore Wirth, while Francis Gross challenges handicappers with mature trees and tricky pin placement.
2009 PGA Championship
The 2009 PGA Championship was held in Minnesota, at Hazeltine National Golf Club, 10-16 August.2009.
Lounges & Bars
Spike's Sports Bar
A comfortable sports bar environment featuring 20 television screens, darts, billiards and casual grilled fare.
Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Oyster Bar and Lounge of Oceanaire Seafood Room offer a relaxed 1930’s décor, award-winning cuisine by a famous Chef and an extensive Wine List.
Sightseeing, Shopping & Markets
A portion of Nicollet Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, Nicollet Mall is a pedestrian-only thoroughfare thriving with culture, arts, shops and sidewalk dining. Visit a farmers market that stretches for several blocks. Don’t miss the statue of American actress, Mary Tyler Moore that is located at the corner of 7th Street and Nicollet Mall. The famous opening scene of her long-running television show was filmed here. Street entertainers and vendors create a festive atmosphere all through the year. Discover upscale retailers, unique boutiques, hip shops and popular restaurants. Stretching for 11 blocks between Washington Avenue and South 13th Street, Nicollet Mall is the place to “see and be seen” in Minneapolis - just steps away from Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.
Nicollet Mall and Hennepin Avenue represent the cultural and commercial heart of Minneapolis. Wide sidewalks are pedestrian friendly, while only buses, taxis and bicycles are allowed on the streets. Sidewalk dining venues offer opportunity to sample eclectic and ethnic cuisine. Shops such as Macy’s and Neiman Marcus, the IDS Center and a variety of office buildings are located within the Mall. The Mall is named for Joseph Nicollet, an early explorer who led three expeditions in this Northwest Territory. True to the explorer’s spirit; every visit yields new discoveries at Nicollet Mall.
Midtown Global Market
Midtown Global Market is an internationally themed public farmers market housed in a renovated historic building. More than 50 independent vendors sell fresh and prepared foods. Shopping, dining and a variety of special events are available at the market, which is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., daily.
Fishing in the Neighborhood
A Twin Cities metro fishing program that provides great shorefishing, installs fishing piers, teaches environmental stewardship, stocks fish, restores shoreline habitat, introduces youth and families to fishing, and is just plain fun!
Many Twin Cities metro area anglers endure bumper-to-boat-prop traffic in the northbound lane to find fish, but it isn't necessary to leave the city to find great fishing.
Lake Minnetonka Fishing Guide Service
Lake Minnetonka Fishing Guides specialize in quality guided fishing trips on Minnesota's popular Lake Minnetonka. Whether you're looking for a day of fishing fun or a corporate outing, they can accommodate your needs. Their fishing guides target Lake Minnetonka walleye, large and smallmouth bass, northern pike, and panfish.
Metro Transit Bus/Light Rail from hotel to airport:
At the bus stop directly across the street from Hyatt, take any north-bound bus on Nicollet Mall for $1.75 (or $2.25 depending on rush hour times). Be sure to ask the driver for a transfer to the Light Rail as you pay your fare. Depart the bus at 5th street and take the Light Rail to the airport. Keep your transfer handy in case you are asked to present it.
Greyhound Bus Station: About 7 blocks, approx $5.00 by Taxi.
Amtrak Station: In St. Paul, about 8 miles, approx $19.00 by Taxi.
Mall of America Transportation: At the bus stop directly across the street from Hyatt, take any number bus north on Nicollet Mall for $1.75 (or $2.25 depending on rush hour times). Be sure to ask the driver for a transfer to the Light Rail as you pay your fare. Depart the bus at 5th Street and take the Light Rail to the Mall of America. Keep your transfer handy in case you are asked to present it. Cab to 5th & Nicollet to light rail $5.00.
Local bus system: Major bus lines going to or connecting to all parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul stop in front of the hotel. Buses can be taken from in front of the hotel, all the way down the Nicollet Mall for a special fare of only $0.50 (called the "downtown zone").
Midtown Global Market
Great Fishing in Minneapolis