After two years of anticipation, and a week-long "whistle stop" torch tour to five U.S. cities, emotions will explode as athletes reunite and celebrate the opening of the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana This time, the cauldron lighting will be punctuated with fireworks on the banks of the Mississippi River on the 4th of July.
Since parking for large events can be limited, the local host organization recommends using public transportation to get there. The closest bus stop for Nicollet Island Pavilion, is Central Ave and 2nd St. SE. Nicollet Island is within walking distance of Father Hennepin Park.
Golden Olympics athletes and organizers in the nation's capital. The torch traveled to New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Milwaukee via Amtrak before arriving in St. Paul.