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The Twin Cities area, comprised of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, offers numerous activities and cultural experiences. With Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA) located only minutes away from downtown Minneapolis, you will be able to experience all that a thriving and safe city has to offer. The Twin Cities is home to many theaters, concert venues, museums, restaurants, and sports arenas with professional basketball, football, baseball, and hockey teams. In addition, Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” many of which are located within the Twin Cities, adding to the beauty of a thriving metropolis. MCA is only thirty minutes from the Mall of America, one of the world’s largest indoor shopping malls. The theme park is inside the mall and includes two roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, and many other rides and attractions.

Highly regarded academic institutions are sprinkled throughout the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota, located in the heart of the cities, have internationally ranked faculty in both business and economics. Their intellectual contributions have them earned a place among the top 15 academic faculties in the world by the Academic Rankings of World Universities. Macalester College and the University of St Thomas are located in St. Paul and offer a rigorous post-secondary education. Two well-known law programs, Hamline University and William Mitchell Law School are also based in the Twin Cities. The high quality of education in Minnesota provides a solid foundation for many innovative Fortune 500 companies including, Target, Best Buy, 3M, Medtronic, General Mills, and more. Just a few hours to the south, in Rochester, Minnesota, is the world famous Mayo Clinic and Hospital.

Minneapolis has received many awards and acknowledgements from major publications, including acknowledgements on its safe environment. According to Forbes.com, the Minneapolis/St. Paul area was listed as the metro area with the lowest rates for violent crimes, workplace deaths, fatal crashes, and natural disasters. The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is only 30 minutes from MCA and receives flights from all over the world. A thriving bus system and brand new light rail system make transportation easy for all commuters.

Apart from the Twin Cities, Minnesota area also offers many attractions including hiking, snow skiing, fishing, hunting, camping, and more. We invite you to come experience Minnesota for yourself.