Minneapolis is a city that is thriving with culture, art, music, things to do and incredible people. No matter when you decide to visit this amazing city, whether it’s snowing or sunny, there is plenty to do!
Minneapolis Institute of Art
This museum is a fun, and free, thing to check out in Minneapolis. There are around 80,000 permanent objects in the museum that span over 5,000 of word history. You can go and check out paintings, photographs, drawings, architecture, and art that was made all over the world over thousands of years. The museum also hosts special exhibitions from time to time. Whether you want to take the kids or go with friends the Minneapolis Institute of Art is a great place to spend the day!
Home of the Minnesota Twins, Target Field is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. In 2010 ESPN The Magazine named Target Field as the #1 baseball stadium experience in North America. It was even the home of the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star game. With an abundance of delicious places to eat, an amazing view and baseball what more could you ask for?
Having a beautiful park in the middle of the city is incredible. It offers an escape from city life without making you travel far. Minnehaha Falls and the end of Minnehaha Creek are located inside Minnehaha Park. There is also a great deal of history preserved within the park such as a Victorian train depot built in the 1870s, the John H. Stevens House that was built in 1849, and the Longfellow house. In 1969 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s the perfect place to come for a hike, to enjoy nature and relax.
Lake Calhoun is a center for outdoor activities for those living in Minneapolis. Surrounded by a park and encircled by bike and walking trails, Lake Calhoun is the perfect summer spot. You can go swimming, boating, windsurfing, fishing, hiking, walking, etc. all in one place. The lake has three great beaches for everyone to enjoy.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
This 11 acre park in the city is one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the country. There are over 40 permanent art installations with additional temporary pieces that are moved in and out periodically. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a really cool place to come and explore one of the most interesting parts of the city.