About BurnsvilleLocated at the junction of three major interstates, Burnsville is just a few miles south of the Twin Cities and minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and major regional attractions the Mall of America, the Minnesota Zoo and Valleyfair. In the summer residents and visitors take advantage of the play fountains, concerts and outdoor events at Nicollet Commons Park, in the “heart of the city” at 126th Street and Nicollet Avenue.
Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing are some of the cold-weather activities on tap at Buck Hill Ski Area; phone (952) 435-7174. Entertainment from theater to pop concerts to events like the Miss Minnesota pageant takes place at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave.; phone (952) 895-4685.
Visitor Centers Burnsville Convention & Visitors Bureau 12600 Nicollet Ave. Burnsville, MN 55337. Phone:(952)895-4690 or (800)521-6055
ShoppingAt the junction of I-35 and CR 42, Burnsville Center has more than 170 stores, including JCPenney, Macy’s and Sears. Those with the patience to sift through the offerings of 325 dealers may find a treasure at AntiQues Minnesota, 191 River Ridge Cir.; phone (952) 894-7200.
Skiing Buck Hill
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