Area Activities

Tuesday, August 21st - Pre-Conference  

Pre-Conf activities are open to all operators, business partners and guests.

Walker Arts Museum
- $25

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Limit: 20 max

Do not miss out on your chance to see the Galleries and The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at Walker Arts Museum! You’ll have the opportunity to see cutting edge selections of exhibitions in the Gallery and more than 40 works from the Walker Art Center’s collection in the Garden including the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. This is where both parks and cultural life unite for a must-see by all visitors!

US Bank Stadium
- $35

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Limit: 20 max

Take advantage of this 90 minute tour through the Vikings new US Bank Stadium. You will be get an inside look into the knowledge of the stadium and behind-the-scenes access. Take it from a visitor who said “So. Much. Fun!... and we are Packers fans!” 

Paisley Park
- $60

Time: 10:10 am - 11:20 am, bus departs at 9:30 am
Limit: 20 max

This 70 minute tour allows you to experience first-hand the private sanctuary that Prince used as his remarkable production complex. You will get to see where Prince created, produced, and performed along with some of his personal archives – including concert wardrobe, artwork, video recordings, and much more.


Surly Brewery Tour - $25

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Limit: 24 max

Private behind the scenes tour at one of Minneapolis' hottest breweries! You'll go through their brewhouse, fermentation cellar and packaging hall. Tour includes 3 - 5 oz. pours of what's brewing that day. You'll keep the tasting glass and be contributing to a good cause to boot as a dollar from each admission fee goes to a local charity! After the tour, relax at the brewery with a beer of your choice. Tour lasts 60 minutes and includes stairs. For your own safety, please refrain from wearing open-toed shoes. Valid ID required to drink on the tour.

Minneapolis by Bike - $60

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, bus departs at 9:30 am
Limit: 30 max

Minneapolitans spend summer weekends visiting our favorite markets for food, music, fun and great local products. Join us on a cruise to our favorite market and get in on the local goods. This tour is completed on bike paths and lanes that are mostly flat. Learn historical information about city sights, browse the market and enjoy local fare. Dress appropriately with comfortable shoes.

  • 3 hours covering approximately 10 miles
  • Visit Midtown Global Market
  • Shop for gifts and stop for yummy treats along the way!
  • Visit the Stone Arch Bridge area, learn about the Minneapolis skyline and milling industry
  • Bike the renowned Greenway Trail and cruise around one of our gorgeous lakes
  • Bring cash as cards are not accepted by many vendors
  • * Possible local brewery stop with pint to enjoy

Please Note: Area activity start times are subject to change, however all activities will have attendees back at the hotel by 1:30 PM in time for the afternoon Pre- Conference education sessions.
Transportation will be provided for all activities except Walker Arts Museum, which is walkable from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Provided transportation will leave the Hyatt 30 minutes prior to the tour start time, unless otherwise noted.
Please contact should you want to be placed on a waitlist for an activity that has sold out or have any additional questions.

Pre-Conf activities are open to all operators, business partners and guests.