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Things to do in Minneapolis

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“The Walker has a great modern collection plus changing exhibitions by local and internationally known artists, as well as the Out There series of live dance and music performances, films, an outdoor sculpture garden with great Minneapolis skyline views, and Esker Grove restaurant for a cocktail or bite to eat. Super gift shop and don't miss artist-designed mini-golf in the summer. ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Theatre
“Park behind the Guthrie (bring quarters or a Credit Card), go into the building and walk out on the walkway that hangs out over the road; see the river from above. Go to the next floor and look out at the city and see the US Stadium from above: FREE!!!”
  • 160 locals recommend
Bridge
“Great walking and sightseeing downtown Minneapolis and The Mississippi River. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“The stadium is an impressive experience in itself even if you aren’t impressed with baseball. Definitely a must see during baseball season. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Home of the MN Vikings! Like the Target Center US Banks stadium will also hold concerts, if you go be sure to sit as close as you can, the quality in sound decreases as you go up. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
History Museum
“History of the flour industry told through interactive exhibits in the rebuilt ruins of an old mill. Did you know that Minneapolis was once the biggest flour producer in the world?”
  • 94 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“many beautiful sculptures and very close to uptown and loring park neighborhood ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“One of the original venues of Prince, Suburbs and many other iconic Mpls artists. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Target Center is home to the MN Timberwolves and the MN Lynx. A great place to see a game. The Target Center will also host concerts, not our favorite place to see a concert but for a big venue it's not the worst either. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bridge
“The first railroad bridge to span the Mississippi, now a pedestrian bridge with breathtaking views of downtown Minneapolis.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is by far the best Italian food in Minneapolis. Hands down. This is an incredible place to go but it normally requires a reservation pretty far ahead as it's a popular spot in the North Loop of Minneapolis.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Convention Center
“There is always something going on at the Convention Center! Last year my team and I created a life size ice tow boat.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Beautiful historic venue which hosts various plays and acts throughout the year. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Upstairs is a nice night out. Great cocktails. Downstairs, a little cheaper and more casual.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great "secret" speakeasy cocktail lounge. Go through the purple door on the backside of the building. Relaxed atmosphere, with very interesting cocktails. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
“Charming bistro in the historic Saint Anthony Main area. Take a walk across the Stone Arch Bridge and enjoy the views. ”
  • 41 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“This is by far the best Italian food in Minneapolis. Hands down. This is an incredible place to go but it normally requires a reservation pretty far ahead as it's a popular spot in the North Loop of Minneapolis.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Upstairs is a nice night out. Great cocktails. Downstairs, a little cheaper and more casual.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
“Charming bistro in the historic Saint Anthony Main area. Take a walk across the Stone Arch Bridge and enjoy the views. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Spoon and Stable is a downtown Minneapolis restaurant that is a hip pick for a French-inspired menu in a cozy, rustic-chic vintage carriage house.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great option for takeout or dining in. Southern-inspired comfort food with Caribbean, Mexican, and South American influences. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
““Everything about the Dakota is something you want to tell your friends all about the next morning. The food, drinks, and staff are enough to make you want to go back for more. Then they take it up to 11 by providing fabulous entertainment in an intimate space.” –Shari Pleiss”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Dog friendly restaurant in their Biergarten. The menu is full of American craft food, bourbon, and beer. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Our favorite restaurant. A little pricey, but well worth it. Nothing on the menu will disappoint.”
  • 24 locals recommend

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