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Things to do in Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway

    Why It’s Cool: As America’s longest continuous urban public parkway, this circular 50-mile asphalt path includes nine miles along the Mississippi R... More
  • Grumpy's

    Grumpy’s bar proudly (and rightly) promotes its three pool tables as an attraction, but there is a full "slate" of regular and special events that ... More
  • Guthrie Theater

    Attracting architecture buffs from across the country, this performance space opened to much fanfare in 2006. Designed by famed French architect Je... More
  • Heimie's Haberdashery

    Named for owner Anthony Andler’s great-grandfather (a tailor and 1917 Russian immigrant), Heimie’s is the sort of men’s clothing store you may have... More
  • Lilydale Park

    In the hills of Lilydale Park, an undeveloped preserve along the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, amateur paleontologists can hunt for fos... More
  • Listen to nightly live music at the Lake Harriet band shell

    Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and park yourself in the grass for a performance of samba, swing, reggae, or even a Neil Diamond tribute band. Show... More
  • Mall of America

    Spend at least a day here, with more than 500 stores to satisfy any shopper. More
  • Midwest Mountaineering

    The city’s premier locally owned outdoor store is an addictive spot for adventurers looking for camping, climbing, and paddling gear—or simply a pa... More
  • Mill City Farmers’ Market

    A scenic spot for a little shopping or a bite, this May-through-October venue occupies the Mill City Museum train shed not far from the Stone Arch ... More
  • Minneapolis Central Library

  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts

    Built in the early 20th century, the columned, Beaux Arts-style Minneapolis Institute of Arts now includes a wing added in 1974 by Japanese archite... More
  • Minneapolis Riverfront District

    Known as the "birthplace of Minneapolis," the Riverfront District is located along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. Visitors can take... More
  • Minnesota State Fair

    Considered by many to be the unofficial end of summer, this 12-day fair runs from late August through Labor Day. In addition to celebrating Minneso... More
  • moto-i

    Moto-i, at Lyndale and Lake in Uptown, bills itself the first sake brewpub outside Japan. In addition to draft sake and namazake (unpasteurized spe... More
  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

    The glamorous Ordway Center, with its expansive glass façade and dramatically curved interior staircase, is the jewel of St. Paul’s performing arts... More

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