Attractions in Twin cities
Minneapolis & St. PAul, USA
Minneapolis is known for being welcoming to new citizens. Minnesota is home place of NFL team Vikings. SKOL is the coin-word used by Minnesota Vikings.
“Minnesota Nice” is a characteristic that is part of many residents who live in this beautiful Midwest city. The most important things you need to know before visiting Minneapolis.
Run, walk, bike, or people watch along the Chain of Lakes —including the three most popular, Lake of the Isles, Bde Maka Ska, and Lake Harriet.
Cross country ski, snowboard, snow tube, or snowshoe in the winter recreation area at Theodore Wirth Park—equipment rental and lessons are available. In the summer, explore the 3700-year-old Quaking Bog loop hiking trail or the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary.
Enjoy a scenic walk through Loring Park—it’s the Central Park of downtown Minneapolis.
Overlook the frozen St. Anthony Falls from the Guthrie’s Endless Bridge that jets over the Mississippi.
See the winter lights display at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum or go apple picking in the fall to collect Minnesota’s famous apple: the Honeycrisp.
During the warmer months, hop on a Nice Ride bike at one of nearly 200 Nice Ride stations and cruise down Minneapolis’ 226 miles of bike paths.
Gaze up at Minnehaha Park’s 53-foot waterfall, beautiful when iced over or flowing. Have a four-legged friend? The Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park is legendary.
Follow the cobblestone path on St. Anthony Main to the Stone Arch Bridge, a Minneapolis landmark that spans 23 arches over the Mississippi River.
Take your dog to the nearly 2-acre off-leash dog park at Lake of the Isles (the entrance is located on West Lake of the Isles Parkway).
Visit The Commons, a 2-block park of wide open, picnic-ready green space in East Town.
Bike or walk along the Midtown Greenway, a 5.5-mile long former railroad corridor that winds throughout the city.
Watch a movie at the Lake Harriet Bandshell during the city's summer Movies in the Park series.
Stroll through a Japanese peace garden and the country’s second oldest public rose garden at Lyndale Park on the shores of Lake Harriet.
In the summer, rent pedal boats, kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, and bikes from Wheel Fun Rentals, found at various lakes and parks throughout the city.
Try unique and specialty pizzas from one of our favorite Minnesota pizza chains, Pizza Luce—open late!
Listen to the multiple Grammy award-winning Minnesota Orchestra inside Orchestra Hall—well-renowned for the astounding acoustics in the hall’s unique design.
Choose from 120 classic and cutting-edge video games, experience a one of a kind black-lit bowling alley or watch the game on the incredible high-def TV’s at GameWorks at the Mall of America.
Experience over 10,000 years of human history at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers at the National Historic Landmark, Fort Snelling.
Whether it’s St. Patty’s day or not, take advantage of the happy hour deals at Dan Kelly’s Irish pub.
View the Mary Tyler Moore statue on Nicollet & 7th.
Visit the oldest Basilica in the country—constructed between 1907 and 1926—the Basilica of St. Mary
Get Tiki with it at Psycho Suzi’s, the official tiki bar of the Twin Cities. Enjoy the giant outdoor deck overlooking the beautiful Mississippi river with a delicious cocktail in hand.
Check out the Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center and get your iconic Minneapolis selfie with the Spoonbridge and Cherry.
Have a boozy brunch with DIY loaded Bloody Marys & Mimosa at Hell’s Kitchen.
Get a taste of authentic Eastern European sausage, sandwiches, and bakery goods at Kramarczuk’s Deli in the Northeast River District. You can also enjoy their sausages during a game at Target Field.
Check out one of the top breweries in the nation, Surly Brewing. Choose from 20 Surly beers on tap, grab some grub from the Surly food truck, then find a seat by the fire pits or play corn hole on the enormous outdoor patio.
Watch an indie film or recent blockbuster at the 1950's style Riverview Theatre.
Learn about traditional Somali art and culture at the Somali Museum of Minnesota.
Take in an artful performance from one of Minneapolis’ major dance and performing art organizations at The Cowles Center—the largest dance complex in the Midwest.
Journey through the largest private collection of Russian Realist paintings outside the former Soviet Union at The Museum of Russian Art.
Flip through the 2.4 million item literary collection, tour the art gallery, explore the piano room, or warm up to a fireplace in the marvelous five-story Minneapolis Central Library.
Check out the amazing Minnesota History Center, comprised of the museum and library that serves as the headquarters of the Minnesota Historical Society.
Gaze up at a larger-than-life woolly mammoth or up at a planetarium full of stars at the Bell Museum in St. Paul, Minnesota’s official natural history museum.
Take in a Timberwolves game at Target Center and watch the Big KAT and D'Angelo Russell light it up from downtown.
Watch a Twins game in the greenest ballpark in America: Target Field.
See the Minnesota Lynx, four-time WNBA championships, sweep the court at Target Center.
Cheer for the Loons at a Minnesota United FC soccer game.
Visit the amazing Xcel Energy Center and watch professional ice hockey at its finest during a Minnesota Wild game.
Be amazed by the stunning U.S. Bank Stadium in the middle of downtown at a Minnesota Vikings game. Can’t make it to the game? See where to go near U.S. Bank Stadium.
Discover what all the hype is about with the Golden Gophers. Football, volleyball and soccer games are all part of the Big 10 action played at the University of Minnesota, the 4th largest college in the nation.
Travel back in time on a Magical History Tour™! Ride a Segway as you enjoy the history of the Minneapolis Riverfront area from 10,000 BC to present without breaking a sweat.
Take a paddle boat cruise down the Mississippi River on the historic Minneapolis Queen.
Have a pint and pedal around the city on a Pedal Pub or the Traveling Tap.
View the Minneapolis skyline from the riverfront at Boom Island Park and visit the lighthouse.
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