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Minneapolis

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The City of Lakes
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing. Minnesota's largest city, Minneapolis is also the bigger half of the so-called Twin Cities. Together with St. Paul, the city forms one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, claiming nearly 4 million residents. Once a major hub for logging and flour milling, Minneapolis now ranks as a top business center between Chicago and Seattle, housing a high concentration of some of the world's most successful corporations. This cosmopolitan city includes many diverse neighborhoods, each with its own distinct cultural character and set of attractions. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Minneapolis trip itinerary using our United States driving holiday planner.
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Popular things to do in Minneapolis

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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Art Museum
Minneapolis Institute of Art
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Minnehaha Park ©
Waterfall
Minnehaha Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden ©
Garden
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Mill City Museum ©
History Museum
Mill City Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Minneapolis

Mall of America ©
Shopping Mall
Mall of America Bloomington
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Theme Park
Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Zoo
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Saint Paul
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
SEA LIFE at Mall of America ©
Aquarium
SEA LIFE at Mall of America Bloomington
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Minneapolis

Chain of Lakes ©
Water Body
Chain of Lakes
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Lake of the Isles ©
Water Body
Lake of the Isles
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Minnehaha Falls ©
Landmark
Minnehaha Falls
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Basilica of St. Mary ©
Religious Site
Basilica of St. Mary
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Minneapolis

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Lake Harriet ©
Water Body
Lake Harriet
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Bde Maka Ska ©
Water Body
Bde Maka Ska
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
St. Anthony Falls ©
Waterfall
St. Anthony Falls
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Lake Nokomis ©
Water Body
Lake Nokomis
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Minneapolis

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American Swedish Institute ©
History Museum
American Swedish Institute
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
The Museum of Russian Art ©
Art Museum
The Museum of Russian Art
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Walker Art Center
Art Museum
Walker Art Center
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
Weisman Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Weisman Art Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Minneapolis

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden ©
Garden
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Rose Garden ©
Garden
Rose Garden
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Boom Island Park ©
Park
Boom Island Park
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lyndale Park Peace (Rock) Garden ©
Garden
Lyndale Park Peace (Rock) Garden
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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