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ROAD TRIP! Nintendo Switch Heads Across The U.S.

Nintendo is driving across the country to invite gamers to play the Nintendo Switch and a host of games, including Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The list of stops is down below. It looks like they’re stopping by the Minnesota State Fair! Maybe it’s time for me to finally go back?




Nintendo plans to bring Nintendo Switchgames, memorable photo opportunities and activities for the whole family to cities across the country. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip tour runs June 26 through October and offers visitors a colorful and highly interactive space featuring playable demos of some of the hottest Nintendo Switch games of the summer like Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, among others. The stops throughout the road trip are designed with kids and families in mind, offering them a one-of-a-kind Nintendo-themed experience that they can enjoy together!


“The Nintendo Switch Road Trip highlights the portability of Nintendo Switch as we travel the country to bring our games directly to fans,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re visiting a state fair or just out for a day with the family, our event provides an opportunity to relax, play some games and have some fun.”


The Nintendo Switch Road Trip is a great place to get hands-on time with the system and some of its games. The space offers many areas themed to different games, like a warp pipe-filled stage to play the Super Mario Maker 2 game, a neon-colored paradise for the Splatoon 2 game and a large-screen TV and bucket race car seats for the high-octane Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game.


In addition to playable games, the colorful space offers fun photo opportunities for sharing on social media, Nintendo-themed challenges and special Target discount coupons that will be handed out at all stops (while supplies last).


The Nintendo Switch Road Trip is scheduled to make the following stops:


Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois
June 26-30


Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 3-7


California State Fair
Sacramento, California
July 12-14


Bite of Seattle
Seattle, Washington
July 19-21


Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Aug. 2-4


Iowa State Fair
Des Moines, Iowa
Aug. 8-11


Kentucky State Fair
Louisville, Kentucky
Aug. 15-19


The Great New York State Fair
Syracuse, New York
Aug. 22-25


Minnesota State Fair
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Aug. 30-Sept. 2


New Mexico State Fair
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sept. 6-8


LA County Fair
Pomona, California
Sept. 11-15


The Big E
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Sept. 26-29


Georgia National Fair
Perry, Georgia
Oct. 3-6


The Nintendo Switch games playable on the Nintendo Switch Road Trip are:
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Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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