Visitor Information

About the Area

Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau - Online - 1-800-346-4289
St Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau

St Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau - Online - 800-627-6101

Driving to the Twin Cities - Twin Cities Metro Map
Major highways (Interstate 94, 35W, and 35E) run through downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul, making the Twin Cities easily accessible from all parts of the country.

We are just a 6 1/2 hour drive from Chicago, 4 hours from Des Moines, 6 1/2 hours from Omaha, 5 1/2 hours from Milwaukee, and 6 1/2 hours from Winnipeg.

Once here, the majority of tournament travel will utilize major highways and interstates, of 4 to 6 lanes.

From the host hotel, 3 courses are under 20 minutes away and one is 35 minutes, with all 4 being only 5 to 15 minutes from each other.

Transportation Information
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport - 612-726-5555

Free shuttle service is provided between the airport, and the host hotel.

The following airlines service Mpls/St. Paul International, on a regular basis:
  • America West Online - 800-235-9292
  • American Online - 800-433-7300
  • Continental Online - 800-525-0280
  • Delta Online - 800-221-1212
  • Frontier Online - 800-432-1359
  • KLM-Royal Dutch Online - 800-374-7747
  • Northwest Online - 800-225-2525
  • Trans World Online - 800-221-2000
  • United Online - 800-241-6522
  • USAirways Online - 800-428-4322
  • Vanguard Online - 800-826-4827
Visitors arriving at the airport can conveniently access most ground transportation services through one central area called the Tunnel level, located one level below the Baggage Claim area. The Tunnel Level information booth is staffed seven days a week from 7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Staff provides information, directions and other assistance to travelers. Travelers may also obtain wheelchairs from the information booth.

The airport offers auto rental through the following companies:
  • Alamo Online - 800-327-9633
  • Avis Online - 800-331-1212 - airport 612-726-5220
  • Budget Online - 800-527-0070
  • Dollar Online - 800-000-0000
  • Hertz Online - 800-654-3131 - airport 612-726-1600
  • National Online - 800-227-7368
The airport offers on-site taxi and bus services through the following companies:
  • Airport Taxi (GMCVA Member) - 612-721-0000
  • Blue & White Taxi - 612-333-3333
  • Green & White Taxi - 612-349-9999
  • Rainbow Taxi (GMCVA Member) - 612-332-1615
  • Red & White Taxi - 612-871-1600
  • Yellow Cab Company - 612-824-4444

  • Metro Transit (city buses) - 612-373-3333

A All Day & Night Limousine Service
Featuring Cadillacs ranging from sedans up to a ten passenger stretch for groups. We are based only minutes from downtown Minneapolis and serve the entire region including the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.

763-561-0407      FAX 612-588-4130      Email:

Licensed and Insured      MN DOT #202576      Member MCTA

Host Hotel
Best Western, Thunderbird Hotel & Convention Center

For Reservations Call: 800-328-1931 - ask for the discounted "2001 Pro Worlds Group Rate"
$82.00 - 1 or 2 people per room      $92.00 - up to 4 people per room

2201 East 78th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota, United States, 55425-1228
952-854-3411     Fax: 952-854-1183

The Thunderbird is located on the '494 strip' in Bloomington, within a five minute free shuttle ride of the airport - and the Mall of America as well .

Midday Clubhouse
Damon's Restaurant and Sports Bar - Online - 651-451-3838

Damon's of Inver Grove Heights offers award winning ribs and many other tasty menu items, a Traditional Dining Room, a Bar, and a Clubhouse with tiered seating, interactive gaming, and 4 huge TV screens.

Between rounds Damon's will be a focal point for tournament information. At the Inver Grove site, we will be broadcasting feature stories and the previous day's highlights of tournament action as it progresses - all while you enjoy the famous Damon's food and hospitality.

Damon's is conveniently located within 5 minutes of Kaposia and North Valley, 10 from Oakwood, and just 15 minutes from C.P. Adams.

Lebanon Hills Campground - Online - 651-438-4660

Lebanon Hills County Park is a perfect spot for people looking to be central to all 4 courses, close to the host hotel (just off 77 and cliff rd.) and be on a budget. They have a great brand-new building for showers, toilets, etc, nice campsites for tents and ample room for RVs, and a nearby swimming lake. (Bonus: the sites are within earshot of the zoo's ampitheater, so you might vicariously catch a live show while you're there.)

Lake Elmo Park Campground - Online - 651-430-8368

Lake Elmo Park Reserve is located one mile north of junction I-94 and County Road 19, and tow miles east of junction I-694 and County Road 10, in Lake Elmo MN. The park is a mix of developed and wild land, exciting recreational opportunities are available. 80 unit campground with elec., restrooms, and showers facilities.

Useful Numbers and Information:
St. Paul Weather

Greater Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association - 612-661-4700
33 South 6th Street, Suite 4000,
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Minneapolis Tourist Information - 612-348-7000

Minneapolis Visitor Information Center - 612-335-5827
City Center #230, 40 South 7th Street,
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Minnesota Office of Tourism - 651-296-5029
100 Metro Square,121 Seventh Place E.,
St. Paul, MN 55101-2112

Weather (and Time) - 763-512-1111

City Line - 612-645-6060
(Time and temperature, sports, weather, recreation, restaurants and more)

The Connection - 612-922-9000
(Restaurants, business, entertainment, sports, live theater)

Ticketmaster - 612-989-5151
(Tickets for sporting events, concerts, theater, attractions and special events)

Foreign Embassies:
Contact the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for information on foreign embassies in the US:
1615 "H" Street NW - Washington, DC 20062