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Sightseeing and landmarks in Twin Cities

Art museums

Art Museum
“Free, world-renown sculpture garden. Plus amazing art galleries, movies, shop, and more inside. ”
  • 230 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).”
  • 202 locals recommend
Art Museum
“An icon on the Mississippi river - lots of scenic views, right off the U or M campus”
  • 31 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Museum of Russian Art, a nonprofit museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, is the only major institution in North America devoted entirely to Russian art and culture from the entire scope of Russia's history”
  • 19 locals recommend

History museums

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.”
  • 92 locals recommend
History Museum
“Just off the freeway in St. Paul, this museum is the crown jewel of the Minnesota Historical Society's many museums. It offers a panorama of Minnesota history, music, a lovely cafe, and shop. In my opinion, it is one of the best places for lively kids to visit, offering great indoor interactive exhibits, with thoughtful spaces for kids to let off energy when weather keeps them inside. I've seen groups of kids spend over half an hour deeply immersed in working on the Hormel Spam assembly line!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a beautiful, historical home that is fascinating to tour. It's massive and built by the great railroad tycoon James J. Hill. You will love it!”
  • 26 locals recommend
History Museum
“Another holiday event that’s unique to Saint Paul is the Alexander Ramsey House’s Victorian Christmas experience. This guided tour by the Minnesota Historical Society showcases the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. Weekends, Nov. 29-Dec. 29.”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you like trains and learning about the history of the twin cities transportation this is the place to go. It is an operational roadhouse from 1890. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Bridge
“Great walking and sightseeing downtown Minneapolis and The Mississippi River. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Bridge
“One of the most iconic spots in Minneapolis! The Stone Arch Bridge is a perfect place to walk around and see the city. Enjoy the Mill City Farmers Market located on the downtown side of the bridge next to the Gutherie Theater. (Every Saturday May–October for local produce, art, live music & kids’ activities.)”
  • 55 locals recommend
Park
“Gorgeous carpet of grass and perfectly manicured landscape. If you’re looking for a peaceful place to hang a hammock or play a lawn game, try Gold Medal.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Open April through October, don’t miss this piece of natural history. Guided nature walks scheduled many nights and weekends, both for kids and adults. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bridge
“Great place to wonder around to see the Mississippi and downtown Minneapolis. Also our favorite place to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Perched atop Dayton’s Bluff, Indian Mounds Regional Park overlooks the mighty, twisting Mississippi. In the fall, the painterly landscape is breathtaking while the summertime yields lush green lawns perfect for leisurely family outings or romantic strolls along the park. The park is home to at least two burial sites from two different Native American cultures, the Kaposia and the Hopewell. At least thirty-seven mounds were erected but now only six remain. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Saint Anthony Fall was the only natural major waterfall on the Upper Mississippi River.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bridge
“Walk across the Stone Arch Bridge from Downtown. Turn left when you get off the bridge and walk along there. Beautiful.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Historic sites

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.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful neighborhood along the river connecting the stone arch bridge to DT”
  • 8 locals recommend
Road
“Visit Victory Memorial Monuments on the corner of 45th Avenue N. and York Avenue. You can't miss it!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Road
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“If you like trains and learning about the history of the twin cities transportation this is the place to go. It is an operational roadhouse from 1890. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

History Museum
“Just off the freeway in St. Paul, this museum is the crown jewel of the Minnesota Historical Society's many museums. It offers a panorama of Minnesota history, music, a lovely cafe, and shop. In my opinion, it is one of the best places for lively kids to visit, offering great indoor interactive exhibits, with thoughtful spaces for kids to let off energy when weather keeps them inside. I've seen groups of kids spend over half an hour deeply immersed in working on the Hormel Spam assembly line!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Library
“The local library. Just remodeled and a good place to work/study. Great fast wifi.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Library
“LARGE HUGE LIBRARY> A place to just get lost in a corner of this 4 story place on a couch somewhere, and get peace and quiet. Relaxation. A coffee shop is on site on ground level. This is a state of the art Library.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Small library with limited hours (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday), but within easy walking distance. Across from Roosevelt High School.”
  • 3 locals recommend
University
“Pick up or drop off a rental bike and enjoy peddling around Mpls. on designated bike lanes and trails.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“I adore this library. Especially the kid's section which is housed in the rotunda. Beautiful building.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“This is truly one of the great spaces in the Midwest. The best part? No one knows about it! It's open as a remote workspace M-Th during the day . Just look at the pictures on their website!”
  • 4 locals recommend
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