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  • 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
  • Rustica

    Led by head baker Tammy Hoyt, the team at this independent neighborhood bakery crafts homemade breads and pastries using high-quality ingredients a... More
  • RWFB Bar

    The Chamber Hotel's sassily patriotic RWFB Bar - a.k.a. the Red, White, and F***ing Blue bar - has a sultry vibe. More
  • Savor a farmers' market taste-off

    Mill City Farmers Market: www.millcityfarmersmarket.org   St. Paul Farmers’ Market: www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com Locally made jam, honey, and Minne... More
  • Science Museum of Minnesota

    This hands-on museum, beautifully situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, is as much a playground for adults as it is for children. From t... More
  • Segway Magical History Tours

    Magical History Tours mounts guests on a Segway and guides them on a two-wheeled journey around the Riverfront district. After a quick course in ma... More
  • St. Croix Antiquarian Booksellers

    You'll find owner Gary Goodman at his desk at the front of the store, where he dispenses encyclopedic knowledge of his 40,000-volume out-of-print b... More
  • St. Paul Farmers' Market

    The Spread: True locavores haunt the 167 stalls of St. Paul's downtown Saturday market, and for good reason: every farmer and producer selling here... More
  • Staples Mill Antiques

    This co-op of 35 dealers housed in a 50-year-old stone sawmill, is stocked with everything from stacks of Life magazines to cases of Depression gla... More
  • Take in the fantastic and eclectic homegrown arts scene

    The first Thursday of every month, between 5 and 9 p.m., is the time to studio hop in Minneapolis’s Northeast neighborhood. The number of open stud... More
  • The Happy Gnome

    A favorite among St. Paul’s after-work crowd, this casual neighborhood bar makes ordering a beer an enjoyable challenge, thanks to the 50 on tap an... More

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