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Cheap/Free things to do around MOA/Minneapolis

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Cheap/Free things to do around MOA/Minneapolis

We are a family of 5 w/ 3 kids 9,5, & 2. We are going to be going to Bloomington area in June on a Mon-Fri. Besides the obvious MOA attractions & zoo are there any cheap or free things to do in the area (yes...I am a huge cheapskate)? I'm seeing a lot of things, but I didn't realize it sounds hard to get around esp. downtown Minneapolis. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Possible visits on our trip at this time include MOA, Minn Zoo, Como Park Zoo, Science Museum of Minn, Minn Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, but I don't know how feasible any of these are driving/parking-wise bc we've never been to MN! Thanks!

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11. Re: Cheap/Free things to do around MOA/Minneapolis

Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge is right down the road from the mall. Periodically check the Living Social, Crowdcut, etc websites. The Science Museum often has a family membership on them for 1/2 price which might cover your entire family.

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