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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
“Less than a mile from the house the Walker is a can't miss for contemporary art lovers. In the summer enjoy a round of mini golf on the roof. Afterwards walk across the street for a stroll threw the sculpture garden. Where else can you see a cheery on a spoon sculpture?”
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Art Museum
“The world famous MIA has an amazing collection and is a must see for art novices and enthusiasts alike. A nice walk or short Uber away.”
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Waterfall
“Stunning waterfall just outside of downtown with great trails and a seafood shack if you get hungry! ”
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Theater
“Affordable, high quality theater productions that rotate throughout the year. A personal favorite of ours!”
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Natural Feature
“One of the most famous lakes in the cities and next to Uptown, a great neighborhood for bars and restaurants. ”
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Bridge
“Great walking and sightseeing downtown Minneapolis and The Mississippi River. ”
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Brewery
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“There is no shortage of breweries in the Twin Cities but Surly might be the most famous. With a great selection of beers and a massive indoor and outdoor seating area, how could you go wrong? Their food menu is also extensive and high quality. ”
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Bar
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“Home of the original Jucy Lucy (stuffed cheeseburger). It is a no frills kind of place with a guaranteed line out the door. It is well worth the wait for this Minnesota classic! ”
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Food Court
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“This is a collection of independently owned stores and restaurants all under one roof. Excellent place to find a unique international gift, please a group of people who can't agree on what kind of food they want to eat but can all sit together in the food court, or even just have a drink and people watch. This space holds frequent free, public music performances.”
91local recommendations
Sculpture Garden
“A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a photo in front of the Sproonbridge & Cheery sculpture. ”
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Baseball Stadium
“If you're visiting during baseball season, check out a Twins game at Target Field. One of the most eco-friendly stadiums in baseball, Target Field is located on the Green Line in Minneapolis.”
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Music Venue
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“One of the best places for live music in the nation - it's the Midwest's most infamous spot for top current artists. Prince was a huge fan!”
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Indie Movie Theater
“Iconic 50's not for profit movie theater. $3 seats. $2 on Tuesday and they don't gouge on treats. Real butter!”
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History Museum
“Super fun, informative, interesting building and great views of the Mississippi/ St Anthony Falls; there is an indoor farmers market here in the winter!”
94local recommendations
Football Stadium
“Home of the Vikings. (And Super Bowl in 2018.) Also brings in the larger concerts.”
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Theme Restaurant
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“On the Mississippi river and Marshall St NE, with an awesome outdoor patio. For groups of up to 12, you may be able to call and get same day reservations here. Make an early reservation for the patio if possible (not in the winter of course...), and request to be seated on the edge. Start the night (or morning!!!) here with dinner (BLOODIES!!!!) and drinks on the river with your group! Walk or cab along Marshall St for any number of other unique local spots to enjoy beverages and bar fare. Lots of ways to enjoy this gem. It is pretty sweet.”
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