Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis
Photo by Dan Anderson, Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis
Minneapolis is the larger of the Twin Cities and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the United States. It has a dramatic riverfront skyline, three professional sports stadiums, so much art you’re literally surrounded by it and a theater on almost every corner. A culture committed to perfecting the craft of the brew, the best park system in the nation, and a foodie paradise where you can get Nordic cuisine for breakfast, Ethiopian for lunch and this thing called a “Jucy Lucy” for dinner. A place to bring your dancing shoes and party at festivals all year round, enjoy four seasons surrounded by 13 lakes, the Mississippi River and a waterfall, and meet friendly locals who can’t wait to show you why they love living here.
Nicollet Mall –
Nicollet has long been downtown’s core shopping and entertainment artery. Its comprehensive remodel has enhanced the experience for visitors, workers and the area’s growing residential population. Visit the visitor information center at the corner of 5th and Nicollet. Map of Nicollet Mall
Mall of America – Recognized as the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the United States, Mall of America is located just 15 minutes from Downtown Minneapolis. Mall of America has more than 520 stores, 60 restaurants, an tops of family attractions and nightlife options.
Walker Art Center – Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions, film screenings, and dance, theater, and music performances.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Home to over 80,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history, MIA inspires wonder, spurs creativity, and nourishes the imagination. With extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country, MIA links the past to the present, enables global conversations, and offers an exceptional setting for inspiration.
Minnesota Zoo – Discover over 4,700 animals from tropical rainforests, northern plains, oceans and reefs, the woodlands of Minnesota, Russia’s Far East, and a family farm. The Minnesota Zoo is open 365 days a year with miles of indoor and outdoor trails.
Mill City Museum – The story of a mighty river, a young city and how one product – flour – fueled the growth of Minneapolis. Mill City Museum’s 12,000 square feet of exhibit space is packed with fun for visitors of all ages.
Guthrie Theater – Founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie and a core of visionary business people, the theater has grown over its three decades to become one of the most respected theaters in the nation.
Paisley Park –
Paisley Park is Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Fans will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex.