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Things to do in Minneapolis

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“The Walker is a modern art museum with tons of programming for families and serious art buffs. It's a great inclement weather activity and the adjacent (free) sculpture garden is great when it's not raining or snowing.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Locals love Minnehaha. Frequent live music in the summer, and a tasty restaurant right in the park. Hike, sightsee, bike, live music, and more. ”
  • 255 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Free, well curated fine art museum. Great for a rainy day or a visit to explore this incredible permanent collection ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Theater
“Minneapolis St. Paul is well known for our theater scene, and this is the ultimate experience. Tickets aren't cheap, but totally worth the experience!”
  • 157 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Small beach, great place to walk or run. Rent bikes, kayaks, paddle boats or canoes.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Bridge
“Great walking and sightseeing downtown Minneapolis and The Mississippi River. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“If you're in town for a Minnesota Twins baseball game, just hop on the train (take Fairview Station going west), and you're there in 35 minutes. (You'll also save a bundle on parking.)”
  • 73 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Home of the MN Vikings! Like the Target Center US Banks stadium will also hold concerts, if you go be sure to sit as close as you can, the quality in sound decreases as you go up. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
History Museum
“History of the flour industry told through interactive exhibits in the rebuilt ruins of an old mill. Did you know that Minneapolis was once the biggest flour producer in the world?”
  • 91 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“The sculpture garden is free and open year-round. It's a nice, relaxed walk with great photo opportunities and skyline views.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“THE legendary First Avenue! The starting place of bands before they're popular in the Midwest. Catch a show, have a drink, you won't be disappointed. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Food Court
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“Free parking. Lots of different options for food. Sometimes will have live music. It's a great place if you are looking for some diversity in food and shopping. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Brewery
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“MN is proud of our Surly beer. Come enjoy delicious Surly with incredible food. The burger will not disappoint. Lots of outdoor seating with outdoor games, or if you prefer pizza, go upstairs for some pizza and games.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Target Center is home to the MN Timberwolves and the MN Lynx. A great place to see a game. The Target Center will also host concerts, not our favorite place to see a concert but for a big venue it's not the worst either. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Lake
“During the warmer months visiting Bread & Pickle, walking around the lake, or renting some kayaks is a must-do at this local favorite. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Bar
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“100% local neighborhood MN original. Home & winner on Food Network for the juicy Lucy. Visited by a US President!”
  • 96 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Food Court
“Free parking. Lots of different options for food. Sometimes will have live music. It's a great place if you are looking for some diversity in food and shopping. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Brewery
“MN is proud of our Surly beer. Come enjoy delicious Surly with incredible food. The burger will not disappoint. Lots of outdoor seating with outdoor games, or if you prefer pizza, go upstairs for some pizza and games.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bar
“100% local neighborhood MN original. Home & winner on Food Network for the juicy Lucy. Visited by a US President!”
  • 96 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
“Fun spot with Ferris wheel and mini golf. Can take drinks on the Ferris wheel and you get city views from the top. Great food and fun atmosphere!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
“Both a tiki bar and a restaurant, this place is very popular. They serve alcoholic drinks in tiki glasses you can buy to take home. The interior is the kind of kitschy ambiance you might expect but the outdoor patio is set on the Mississippi river. Pizza, burgers, salads and appetizers are available for lunch and dinner. The weekend brunch is from 10-2.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Arepa Restaurant
“Popular place with a South American-inspired menu. Good cocktails. Good brunch.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bakery
“Locally owned, always great food and just a two block walk - try the Nightingale afterwards ”
  • 59 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“What doesn't Icehouse have? With live music on the weekends, to delicious food, and also great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere, you can't beat this fantastic place to go for a night on a date or just enjoying an evening close by the Airbnb.”
  • 46 locals recommend

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