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Best things to do in Minneapolis

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“Great view of the city. Walk across the bridge to the Loring Park. Read the John Ashberry poem. Look at the city from the sculpture garden (up, look at the skyline & the sky); see the native plants; go to the cafe on the 1st floor. All free. Cheap parking (quarters)”
236 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Free museum with some great collections. Nice cafes on site as well to enjoy a bite to eat.”
208 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Well kept park with waterfall, biking / walking trails, and a restaurant on-site (in the summer).”
261 locals recommend
Theatre
“The theatre, the theatre.....this is the theatre. The building is quite a feat to be enjoyed, with the long escalators; remeniscent of the Tate in London; to the overhanging deck where you can enjoy a drink and watch the river roll by. A truly enjoyable evening to be had.”
164 locals recommend
Bridge
“Great walking and sightseeing downtown Minneapolis and The Mississippi River. ”
122 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great lake for tanning, hanging out, and enjoying Minneapolis' beauty. You can rent a canoe or paddle board and there are places to eat all around. ”
152 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“One of the best MLB stadiums in the country. Fairly wide open concourses, great views of downtown Minneapolis, nice range of standard ballpark food and better quality, local options (like Red Cow and Pizza Luce) make this a great way to spend part of a day even if you don’t watch much of the game. Pro tip - get the cheap seats and plan to walk around and hang out at the common areas with lots of places to still view the game.”
80 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“This is the first downtown Minneapolis stop and also where you can choose to ride the Green Line into St Paul or the Blue Line into Bloomington for the airport or MOA. Plenty of room to wait in comfort for whatever train you need. Usually it's very clean and well maintained.”
63 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Free outdoor art and garden space - newly revamped in 2018 - parking is a challenge so park above in the beautiful Lowry or across in the Loring area and walk in. ”
100 locals recommend
History Museum
“Must-see for the area, fascinating history of the Milling industry. Exhibits are fairly static so you may not want to go a second time, but do yourself a favor and spend 2 hours there to see the exhibits. Excellent Minnesota themed gift shop as well.”
95 locals recommend
Food Court
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“This market has different food vendors who feature cuisine from different parts of the world. They also have a brewery where you can order your food and they bring it to you while you're enjoying your beer. ”
92 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
Brewery
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“Well known place in Minnesota. They have a great facility with crafted beer and a restaurant with great food (they also have pizza). Check out their website as they have concerts and other events frequently.”
80 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is about as local old school original neighborhood corner bar food as it gets. President Obama made a stop here for the family JUCY LUCY - also featured on Guy Fierris diner and dives. Expect a line on weekends out the door. Burger and beer joint - excellent fries. Just 4 blocks away - can also get food to go but if they are busy probably won't answer the phone!”
98 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Target Center is across the street from First Avenue, the birthplace of many of the great musicians from Minnesota; including Prince, Jimmy Jam, Shiela E, Morris Davis; Janet Jackson came here to capture the sound she made famous with Terrie Lewis and Jimmy Jam.”
56 locals recommend
Lake
“Another one of the amazing lakes located conveniently close! Enjoy miles of walking and bike paths around this lake or cool off at the beach! Kayak, bike and paddle board rentals are available! ”
73 locals recommend