Off-site Activities

Monday, April 8 – Pre-conference Doubletree exteriorTour

Courage Center Rehabilitation Facility

This tour will visit Courage Center rehabilitation and resource center in Minneapolis. Courage Center offers many services for people with disabilities or complex health issues including rehabilitation services, assistive technology services, and vocational services. The facility specializes in services for people with conditions including brain injury, orthopedic issues, chronic pain, or autism spectrum disorders. Join us for a tour of this state of the art facility and to learn how AgrAbility can connect with rehabilitation centers to better serve our clients.

Thursday, April 11 – Agriculture/AT Tours

Tour A (Full Day Option)
Agricultural Enterprises
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This tour begins with a stop at McKinley Community CSA, an urban farm in Minneapolis.  The owners of the farm will discuss how they got started in their business, why they offer CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), how CSAs work, and the basics of urban farming.  Next we will visit Emma Krumbee’s Orchard, Farm, and Restaurant.  This stop will include lunch from the Emma Krumbee Restaurant and a talk from one of the managers about how this agritourism business got started and how they expanded from a simple orchard to add on greenhouses, a farm market, a general store and floral mart, a restaurant, and an inn.  The last stop on our tour will be at a Minnesota AgrAbility client’s farm.  Here, we will see how AgrAbility has helped this family continue to run their dairy farm.

Tour B (Half Day Option)
On-Site AT Lab
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This lab, which takes place at the conference hotel, will be a chance for participants to learn more about the assistive technology products that NTW vendors represent.  Participants can talk to each vendor, learn more about their products, and have a chance to try them.  Some of the vendors represented include, Action TrackChair, Transtech Mobility, IMED Mobility, BlueSky Designs, Cybermation, Life Essentials, TommyJohn Industries, and the Gillette Mobile Outreach Clinic.

Other Off-Site Options

The Mall of America is just a short shuttle ride from the conference hotel. Find out why this is one of the Midwest's most popular destinations.

Other things to do in Minneapolis

  • Mill City Museum:  This museum chronicles the flour milling industry through multi-sensory and interactive exhibits and games.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts:  Visit this art museum that boasts 4,000 years of world history through more than 80,000 works of sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings, and prints.
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden:  One of the country’s largest urban sculpture parks featuring more than 40 works of art. 
  • Minnesota Zoo: A 485 acre complex that houses more than 2,000 animals.  Make sure to check out the Medtronic Minnesota Trail exhibit that features close to 60 species native to Minnesota.
  • Bell Museum of Natural History: Located on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota, the Bell Museum of Natural History was established in 1872 to collect and display the state’s diverse animal and plant life.

For more information and to see a map of Minneapolis, visit

**Sites and descriptions were taken from the TripAdvisor-Minneapolis website.

Last updated: 10-Jul-2013 4:27 PM

For more info...

Kylie Hendress
National AgrAbility Project
225 South University St.
West Lafayette IN 47907-2093
(800) 825-4264

Off-site Events

Several sites are featured for the off-site events planned during the workshop this year.

Doubletree Hotel