Things to do in Minneapolis

A dramatic riverfront skyline, three professional sports stadiums within 1.3 miles, so much art you’re literally surrounded by it and a theater on almost every corner. 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 or enjoy gorgeous parks in a city surrounded by 13 lakes, the Mississippi River and a waterfall.

Minneapolis Shopping 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.

Arts and Culture 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. Catch 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.

Nature & Outdoors In Minneapolis, you’re never further than 6 blocks away from a park.

Music & Nightlife Relax to jazz at the Dakota or just dance all night in the best clubs and bars around town.

Zoos Two beautiful and engaging zoos: The Minnesota Zoo, and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

Amusement Parks Enjoying a wild time at Minneapolis’s many amusement parks. Whether you’re outdoors enjoying the heart-pounding action of Valleyfair, or inside at Nickelodeon Universe or Waterpark of America.

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