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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
“Contemporary Art Museum with an outdoor sculpture garden (with the iconic cherry and spoon)”
223 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Minneapolis Institute of Art, formerly known as the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, is a fine arts museum located in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, on a campus that covers nearly 8 acres, formerly Morrison Park.”
194 locals recommend
Waterfall
“SeaSalt is open early Spring until late Fall. It's a great place to grab a beer/wine, fish taco, some gumbo and hang out on their patio. Often times, there is musical entertainment on the Falls lawn.”
247 locals recommend
Theater
“The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is a center for theater performance, production, education, and professional training in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The concept of the theater was born in 1959 in a series of discussions between Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Oliver Rea and Peter Zeisler. ”
153 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“One of the best MLB stadiums in the country. Fairly wide open concourses, great views of downtown Minneapolis, nice range of standard ballpark food and better quality, local options (like Red Cow and Pizza Luce) make this a great way to spend part of a day even if you don’t watch much of the game. Pro tip - get the cheap seats and plan to walk around and hang out at the common areas with lots of places to still view the game.”
69 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great lake for tanning, hanging out, and enjoying Minneapolis' beauty. You can rent a canoe or paddle board and there are places to eat all around. ”
146 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“This is the first downtown Minneapolis stop and also where you can choose to ride the Green Line into St Paul or the Blue Line into Bloomington for the airport or MOA. Plenty of room to wait in comfort for whatever train you need. Usually it's very clean and well maintained.”
59 locals recommend
Bridge
“Great walking and sightseeing downtown Minneapolis and The Mississippi River. ”
119 locals recommend
History Museum
“Mill City Museum is a Minnesota Historical Society museum in Minneapolis. It opened in 2003 built in the ruins of the Washburn "A" Mill next to Mill Ruins Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.”
92 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“A beautiful place to walk, sit on a park bench or have a picnic and just take in the sculptures and the skyline.”
96 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“One of the original venues of Prince, Suburbs and many other iconic Mpls artists. ”
84 locals recommend
Food Court
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“This market has different food vendors who feature cuisine from different parts of the world. They also have a brewery where you can order your food and they bring it to you while you're enjoying your beer. ”
83 locals recommend
Bar
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“Home of the Juicy Lucy, a burger stuffed with (hot!) cheddar cheese. Straight forward and reasonably priced, this place is the greasy burger and fries done right!”
93 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Target Center is across the street from First Avenue, the birthplace of many of the great musicians from Minnesota; including Prince, Jimmy Jam, Shiela E, Morris Davis; Janet Jackson came here to capture the sound she made famous with Terrie Lewis and Jimmy Jam.”
52 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Bustling venue with tavern grub & its own microbrews, plus an upstairs eatery with beer pairings.”
75 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
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“Lively, Polynesian-themed lounge with tiki decor, American bar fare, cocktails & a riverfront patio.”
68 locals recommend