On Sunday February 4th the New England Patriots will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52. This year’s match-up will take place in the chilly city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Fortunately, they have a brand new, state-of-the-art dome!)

US Bank Stadium

Thousands of people will descend on the city for the game. Not to mention there will undoubtedly be lots of TV coverage highlighting the city itself. So as a preview for those either attending the game or who will be watching, here are some highlights about Minneapolis.

  • The Mall of America is larger than 78 football fields! At one point it was the largest mall in the US.
  • Right now the city is packed with football players; however, it’s actually home to the most golfers per capita in America.
  • The first bridge ever built across the Mississippi River is found there.
  • The Pillsbury Company was founded in Minneapolis in 1872 (yum!)
  • The “Quietest Place on Earth” according to the Guinness Book Of World Records is Orfield Laboratories located there.
  • In 2012 the city began hosting an annual Internet Cat Video Festival (PLEASE don’t share this information with my daughter…this festival is NOT on my bucket list! HA!)
  • The Honeycrisp Apple was invented at The University of Minnesota.

If Super Bowl LII inspires you to visit the area soon, here are some attractions you won’t want to miss:

Will you be watching Super Bowl LII?

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