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City by nature

Minneapolis is home to a dramatic riverfront skyline, three professional sports stadiums and a theatre on almost every corner. Party at festivals all year round, 13 lakes, the Mississippi River and a waterfall.

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Top Things To Do


Kayak the river and explore the great outdoors, right in the city. Learn to craft the perfect brew. Get a behind the scenes look at the Guthrie or US Bank Stadium. Navigate the water in a paddleboat down the Mississippi. Let the experts show you around town. For more information, click here.

Family fun

From 54 foot high rollercoasters in a mall to over 160 parks in the city. Spend all day cruising and splashing at the Mall of America or playing mini golf the Sculpture Garden. Pack a picnic and head to Minnehaha Falls. Take a beach day at Bde Maka Ska. Cheer on your favorite team in our spectacular new stadiums, Or get hands-on at the Science Museum. This is family fun defined the Minneapolis way. For more information, click here.

Mega malls, trendy boutiques, local thrift shops.

Tax-free clothing is always on trend! Hit up high-end fashion boutiques, independent designers, even thrift shops for that I-can’t-believe-I-found-this-for-five-dollars find. Or go big and spend all day at the MOA. That’s the Mall of America, to the locals. For more information, click here.

 City by nature

In Minneapolis, you’re never further than six blocks away from a park or natural landscape! From breathtaking waterfalls, chain of lakes, perfect parks and many biking and running trails to keep you active all year long. For more information, click here.

Music & nightlife

You know the names: Prince. Dylan. The Replacements. Atmosphere. Soul Asylum. There’s a reason they loved it here. Take in a show in the gritty 7th St Entry or its world-famous First Avenue. Relax to jazz at the Dakota. The Minneapolis scene is everything you heard it was—and more. For more information, click here.

Arts & culture

Breathtaking murals, world-class museums, inspiring art fairs, incredible Broadway shows, and one giant spoon. Minneapolis is all about art—right from the nation’s first-ever sculpture garden to the world-class museums, and even the bizarre House of Balls. Don’t leave without catching a show on the Hennepin Theatre District, or seeing the five-story Kobra mural of Bob Dylan. Tour a glass factory in Northeast then ride over to Artcrank, the bike poster show put on by Minneapolis’s finest designers.


A foodie paradise where you can get Nordic cuisine for breakfast, Ethiopian for lunch and this thing called a “Jucy Lucy” for dinner – and oh yeah, cocktails on a Ferris wheel.