Themed boat rides blend fun, relaxation and breathtaking views. Board a Padelford riverboat for a 90-minute narrated sightseeing excursion past Pike Island, Fort Snelling and Pig's Eye Cave. The fleet of boats also offers meal cruises that allow guests to have lunch or dinner as they take in the sights. If you want to kick it up a notch, try a specialty cruise such as Margaritas on the Mississippi, which comes with a complimentary taco bar. Other specialty cruises include Monday Madness, Oktoberfest and the ever popular Fireworks Cruise. (Cruises held daily; see website for details. Padelford Riverboats, Harriet Island, Plato Boulevard and Water Street, St. Paul. www.riverrides.com.)
This celebration of all things Rosevillian is packed with activities for residents and visitors. Athletes can partake in one of many sports events including golf, in-line skating and the Run/Roll for the Roses. See a variety of fast rides at the Upper Midwest Porsche show. Get active outdoors with a geocaching class. Touch-a-Truck allows guests to see and touch big rigs, police cars and fire trucks. Also a wellness fair, live entertainment. (Today-Fri. Events at various times and locations, see website for details. tinyurl.com/7z66cn6.)
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