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Cultural Destinations
Minnesota

Experience the World in Minnesota

Duluth. Brainerd/Baxter. Moorhead.Little Falls. Willmar. St. Cloud. St. Joseph. Red Wing. Winona. Rochester. Fairbault. Owatonna. Albert Lea. Worthington. Windom. Mankato.  Post on social media with #CulturalMalls #CulturalDestinations

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Picture - Plaza Latina, Minneapolis and AIHCO Duluth. Water Protector Mural by NSRGNTS

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The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)
 

"Indigenous people not only have solutions for ourselves, but for the world at large." Vicky Ybanez

 

AICHO - Home

AICHO's Indigenous Foods Expo - Sept. 21, 2019 - YouTube

Spotlights - AICHO Indigenous Food Producers Spotlights

HOME | Indigenous First Gift Shop

Niiwin Indigenous Foods Market - AICHO

Native American Dishes

 

Mural Artists
 

Nourishment of Life by Christopher Sweet

 

Do No Harm- Get Tested by Shaun Chosa

Water Protector Mural by NSRGNTS

Thanks to Daryl Olson for resource suggestions

In the picturesque Brainerd Lakes area you can get an experience into Latino culture at this beautiful restaurants. As you walk in the Salsa music will take you on that journey

 

El Tequila Restaurant

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

 

This small gem in Little Falls serves the most delicious food. It also features some beautiful art work that makes you want to stay..

 

Sanchez Burrito

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

In the heart of Willmar this Mall serves as an anchor for the many African and Latino businesses in the area 

 

Midtown Plaza

 

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

 

 

 

In the Fargo Moorhead area find the many small shop at the International Plaz. Visit the many ethnic stores and restaurants on the link provided by Cultural Diversity Resources.

 

International Plaza

 

Ethnic Stores, Restaurants
 

Resources- Thanks to  Yoke-Sim Gunaratne for resource suggestions

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

 

 

Henna Painting. Sambusas.

Colorful fabrics.

East African businesses adding vibrancy to Saint Cloud.

  Global Center Mall

  Mogadishu Mall

  Hormud Mall

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

Experience New Orleans right here in Minnesota with Chefs Mateo & Erin. Gumbo, Jambalaya,  Crayfish Etouffe and desserts from their bakery...

               Krewes Restaurant

Taste Atlas Louisiana

Model X Citizen Farm

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Nestled in the beauty of Red Wing you will find this restaurant with music, food, art and murals that provides a great experience of Mexico. The murals were done by an artist from Mexico. A sister restaurant which very beautiful is in LaCrosse, Wisconsin

 

Fiesta Mexicana

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

 

 

 

As you drive by the beautiful scenery of Winona, stop by this cultural destination to experience a bit of Mexico.

 

El Patron
 

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

 

 

 

In this mini mall in Rochester, MN you will find two restaurants -  Somali and Latino and a coffee shop and conference center and a number of businesses - fashion, barber shop etc. The fashion displays is from Mooja Fashion in the mall.

Nile Restaurant and International Shopping Center

Rochester Minnesota - an Intercultural City

Thanks to Lisa Tabor for information on Intercultural Cities.

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

 

 

 

This Asian restaurant has grown with Fairbault over the years. A simple decor with art on the walls.

Ist of Thai

On Central Avenue you will find the new Medina Grocery and Deli as well as Gran Plaza Mexican Grille which has a location in Northfield too.

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

Just by the freeway exit you will find this Mexican restaurant - further into town there are a few more cultural destinations.

El Loro Restaurant

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

By the lake you will find two cultural destinations - China Restaurant has an interesting ambience. 1910 Fresh brings you tasty affordable Mexican food in a modern environment. We enjoyed the $5 burritos and bowl and the images from Mexico in 1910.

China Restaurant

1910 Fresh

There is a sister location in Austin.

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

The rich diversity of Worthington is reflected in this classic Mexican bakery that has grown with the city offering a delightful array of bakery products and serving as a community anchor. Further down is an Asian grocery store and beyond that a very popular Mexican restaurant and grocery store with artful furniture and murals.

Panaderia Mi Tierra Bakery

Thompson Mexican Grill

Panda House

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

By the gently rolling landscape of Southern Minnesota we will find in Windom a delightful cultural destination - bringing the vibrancy of Mexico to the local community.

Plaza Jalisco

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

In Mankato you will find many culturally themed businesses - here are two across from each other - the popular Mazatlan restaurant and India Palace. India Palace has another location in Eden Prairie.

Mazatlan Restaurant

India Palace

Beginners Guide to Mexican Food

Native American Dishes

Taste Atlas Asia

Taste Atlas Africa

Twin Cities

For some of the many Twin Cities Cultural Destinations please see

Cultural Malls

Little Africa Walking Tour

Taste the World Tour

Cultural Destinations    Tour

Try a tour around the cultural destinations in the various triangles in the map from the metro area:

Tour 1 -  Red Wind, Winona, Rochester.

Tour 2:  Fairbault, Owatonna, Albert Lea, Worthington, Windom, Makato.

Tour 3: Saint Cloud, Willmar

Tour 4: Saint Cloud, Duluth

Tour 5: Saint Cloud, St. Joseph,  Little Falls, Brainerd, Duluth

Tour 6: Saint Cloud, Moorhead, Brainerd, Little Falls

Tour 7: Willmar, Mankato

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