Agricultural Adventures Itinerary

Bloomington, MN CVB

Agriculture is a major industry in Minnesota—it helps shape our community. If you want to get a taste of how, spend three days touring and making stops at these places all located in and around Bloomington.

  • Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

    After you’ve filled yourself with farm fresh goodness, travel to Saint Paul to visit Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Make your first stop the gardens, where you’ll find exotic plants beautifully displayed. While you’ll go here to see the gardens, there’s no way you can leave without visiting the animals. The zoo is home to giraffes, gorillas, lemurs, zebras, lions, penguins, polar bears, tigers and much more.

    August 15, 2022
  • Bloomington Farmers Market

    If you’re visiting during the months of May through October, try some of what we grow outdoors at the Bloomington Farmers’ Market. Here you’ll find fresh produce direct from the farmers themselves, as well as flowers, meat, cheese, fresh baked goods, coffee, jams and jellies, artwork and more. If you’re here during the winter, don’t fret—the market moves inside the Bloomington Civic Plaza during those months.

    August 15, 2022
  • Domaćin Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Grab a bite to eat before leaving town and stick to the day's theme of wine at Domacin Restaurant & Wine Bar.

    August 15, 2022
  • Saint Croix Vineyards

    While you’re in Stillwater, you’ll want to make a stop at St. Croix Vineyards to visit the rustic tasting room and, if you’re there on a weekend, go on a tour to learn about the wines the vineyard offers.

    August 15, 2022
  • Cracked Barrel Winery

    Cracked Barrel Winery is just over the Wisconsin border in Hudson. Cracked Barrel offers many varietals made from cold hardy grapes grown in the St. Croix Valley. Enjoy a tasting and select your favorite bottle to take home.

    August 15, 2022
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Advance Reservations/Tickets Required

    Enjoy a narrated tram tour of the more than 100 acres of trees, shrubs and gardens here. Make sure to visit the Harrison Sculpture Garden, situated on the Arboretum’s High Point, which features more than 20 pieces across three acres, offering views of both art and nature that will change depending on the time of day and time of year. With so much to see, you’ll want to spend the rest of your day here. And if you get hungry, the Arboretum has a great café onsite.

    August 15, 2022
  • College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

    Tour the college’s Twin Cities campus and visit the extensive animal facilities on a personal tour. Recently ranked among the top 25 of the nation’s top research universities by the Center for Measuring University Performance, take this opportunity to hear from faculty about their cutting-edge work.

    August 15, 2022