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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
“Free, world-renown sculpture garden. Plus amazing art galleries, movies, shop, and more inside. ”
  • 229 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Beautiful walk/bike trails and waterfall views along with a cute fall-side seafood restaurant called Sea Salt. ”
  • 257 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The MIA is one of our city's crown jewels with an extensive East Asian collection. FREE admission, 10 am- 5pm daily, Thur and Fri open til 9 pm, closed Mondays. Pick up a gift at the museum shop. Agra Culture cafe offers 50% off beer and wine during weekday happy hours (2:30 -4:00).”
  • 201 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The name says it all. Many stores, restaurants, and even a theme park await!”
  • 155 locals recommend
Theatre
“This is one of the coolest theaters I have been to. Great place to go and hang out, lots to do in the area.”
  • 157 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Walk .7 miles to get to Bde Maka Ska. The Red House Uptown is on 31st Street. Just start walking west. Once you get down there you can head south a few feet towards the 32nd street beach, there is also a playground there and swings facing the lake. On your way home, walk east on Lake Street, and stop at one of the many food joints for a bite.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Because it's the Mall of America! You can also hop on the light rail here for a few bucks ($2-6 avg.) and head to downtown Minneapolis (60 min ride) or downtown Saint Paul (2 hour ride). Or you can stop along the way and check out some fun places to Downtown, like Minnehaha Falls for hiking, sushi, and ice cream (and beer for those friends), or Target Field for a Twins Game or a concert. ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Bridge
“Great walking and sightseeing downtown Minneapolis and The Mississippi River. ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“If you're in town for a Minnesota Twins baseball game, just hop on the train (take Fairview Station going west), and you're there in 35 minutes. (You'll also save a bundle on parking.)”
  • 73 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. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Beautiful city park - historic glass house conservatory and zoo. All of it is free, just provide a small donation. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
History Museum
“Overlooking the historic Central Mississippi Regional Park, Mill City Museum is a monument to wheat farming and milling as the economic engine spurring Minneapolis' development in the 1800`s.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Outdoor Sculpture Garden. Take a picture by the famous "cherry spoon" in Minneapolis. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Science Museum
“One of the best museums due to a wide variety of exhibits and activities. Perfect rainy day option!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“THE place to find up and coming artists, Prince played here long before he was a household name, as have many other legends. Check out a show!”
  • 85 locals recommend
Food Court
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“Tons of culturally diverse vendors, restaurants and food stands. They also have a food market with organic goods!”
  • 89 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Food Court
“Tons of culturally diverse vendors, restaurants and food stands. They also have a food market with organic goods!”
  • 89 locals recommend
Brewery
“MN is proud of our Surly beer. Come enjoy delicious Surly with incredible food. The burger will not disappoint. Lots of outdoor seating with outdoor games, or if you prefer pizza, go upstairs for some pizza and games.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bar
“Matt's has the best juicy burgers in Minneapolis. This is a old school and must see.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
“If you're looking for an instagram'able dinner spot look no further! After dinner enjoy a ride on the ferris wheel or a quick game of mini golf.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
“Both a tiki bar and a restaurant, this place is very popular. They serve alcoholic drinks in tiki glasses you can buy to take home. The interior is the kind of kitschy ambiance you might expect but the outdoor patio is set on the Mississippi river. Pizza, burgers, salads and appetizers are available for lunch and dinner. The weekend brunch is from 10-2.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Arepa Restaurant
“Popular place with a South American-inspired menu. Good cocktails. Good brunch.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bakery
“Locally owned, always great food and just a two block walk - try the Nightingale afterwards ”
  • 58 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This super cool bar and restaurant has live music most every night. Great upscale food and craft cocktails. There's even a weekly dance party if you want to shake your sham.”
  • 47 locals recommend

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