Skip to main content

When a guest comes up to visit Minnesota in the winter, you do two things: Go ice fishing then hit up Mall of America. That applies to everyone — including Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.

Manning was spotted filming something at Mall of America Monday, with Twitter users @MinnesotaMatt23 and FOX 9's Kelly O'Connell both snapping some stealthy photos.

In the shots, Manning is wearing a Tommy Kramer Vikings jersey. 

It wasn't quite clear what, exactly, the 45-year-old was doing.

But Vikings legend John Randle helped shed some light on it Tuesday morning. The Hall of Fame defensive tackle tweeted a photo of himself and Manning on a frozen lake together, saying the quarterback was visiting as part of his ESPN+ series Peyton's Place.

Randle and Manning filmed a bit at Spring Park Bay, according to posts in the Lake Minnetonka Fan Club Facebook group. One commenter said Manning was also seen at a Culver's.

In Peyton's Place, Manning travels "across the country on an adventure through NFL lore with the greatest players — and storytellers," according to the ESPN+ website. The show aired its second season in the spring of last year.

Next Up

University of minnesota sign

U of M gives some students 50% off meals for September after complaints

Students have complained about an array of issues surrounding dining halls.


Gallery: Sprawling estate near Superior National Forest listed for $2.9M

The property has been in the same family for over 60 years.

Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 2.51.49 PM

Surgery clinic proposed to replace 111-year-old farmhouse in Eagan

A developer is proposing to transform the remnant farm property.

Hurricane Ian

Why Hurricane Ian could be catastrophic in Florida

Hurricanes are the atmosphere’s biggest show of force and energy, and Hurricane Ian is no exception.


Suspect arrested after man and dog shot on St. Paul's East Side

The shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.


Bemidji police appeal to find missing teenager

Tahlia Poitra was last seen Wednesday.


Crisp & Green owner launches new chain, with 12 MN locations planned

Steele Brands already owns and operates Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade.


New vendor to open at Rosedale Center food hall

POTLUCK Food Hall offers a rotating collection of local restaurants and food retailers.


Woman charged in drunk driving incident that killed Minnetonka HS alum

Nate Stratton, 20, died from his injuries on Sept. 18.


Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

MOA to celebrate 30 years with 90s-themed drag show

The show will take place Jan. 21, with tickets going on sale Monday.

Tv collage

Twin Cities TV news: Who said goodbye and who joined the scene in 2021?

Your round-up of the goodbyes and hellos in the Twin Cities TV over the past year.

kimmel morari screengrab collage

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel mocks men's sex aid made by MN company

"This is an app I won't be [down]loading," Kimmel said.

Big crowd welcomes the Wahlbergs to the MOA

The trio officially opened their latest Wahlburgers restaurant at the megamall.