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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 Minneapolis’ contemporary art museum. It also hosts an outdoor sculpture garden as well as mini golf in the warmer months. Don’t miss the iconic Cheery and Spoon!”
  • 228 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Minneapolis Institute of Arts boasts an impressive selection of Impressionist paintings. Originally constructed in 1915, the Institute has been amazing gallery-goers with its substantial collection of over 85,000 pieces of American and European artists' works for roughly a century. Works on display here range from those by such legends as Matisse and Kandinsky to Picasso and Rodin. In addition to American and European paintings, there is also an excellent Asian collection. With free admission, there is no excuse not to check it out.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Great place to rent a bike and travel around. Also great for hiking. Has playgrounds for kids and of course beautiful falls!”
  • 255 locals recommend
Theater
“Catch a show (A Christmas Story is always great around the holidays) or step out onto their incredible overlook for a view of the Mississippi River from the west side. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Minnesota Twins baseball. If you like good baseball - sit on the third baseline and see the city of Minneapolis framed by this fantastic outdoor stadium.”
  • 69 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.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lake Calhoun is in a lively neighborhood near downtown and worth a visit. You can walk around the lake and enjoy nature and city atmosphere. People do all sorts of summer and winter activities in Lake Calhoun. It is very happening and you can see people there all year round. It is a favorite urban lake for Minnesotans. ”
  • 147 locals recommend
Bridge
“Great walking and sightseeing downtown Minneapolis and The Mississippi River. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“One of the original venues of Prince, Suburbs and many other iconic Mpls artists. ”
  • 86 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.”
  • 97 locals recommend
History Museum
“This National Historic Landmark has an entertaining museum for both adults & kids. The museum store has something for history buffs, cooking connoisseurs, and everyone in between. Explore the Mississippi river front, dine at Bushel & Peck, and check out the observation deck for some of the best views in the city!”
  • 93 locals recommend
Brewery
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“An absolute must if you are in the area. This is truly the best place to grab a beer, both because of the quality of their food and beer selection, but also because this is the most impressive beer hall around ($33 million facility).”
  • 77 locals recommend
Food Court
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“Great variety of food options, from middle eastern fare to pub food to delightful baked goods. Great shopping as well!”
  • 87 locals recommend
Entertainment
“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.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bar
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“Home of the famous Juicy Lucy. Just down the block from the Cedar House, Matt's is a nationally acclaimed, family-friendly dive bar that offers one of the best burgers you'll find! Serving until 11 p. m. this is a good place for a bite to eat after a late arrival at the airport. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Lake
“Public lake surrounded by Minneapolis' finest mansions. An architectural treat!!”
  • 57 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“An absolute must if you are in the area. This is truly the best place to grab a beer, both because of the quality of their food and beer selection, but also because this is the most impressive beer hall around ($33 million facility).”
  • 77 locals recommend
Food Court
“Great variety of food options, from middle eastern fare to pub food to delightful baked goods. Great shopping as well!”
  • 87 locals recommend
Bar
“Home of the famous Juicy Lucy. Just down the block from the Cedar House, Matt's is a nationally acclaimed, family-friendly dive bar that offers one of the best burgers you'll find! Serving until 11 p. m. this is a good place for a bite to eat after a late arrival at the airport. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
“Kitschy & retro tiki lounge with signature cocktails, they’ve got a great patio that overlooks the Mississippi River.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Arepa Restaurant
“Popular place with a South American-inspired menu. Good cocktails. Good brunch.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
“Take a Ferris wheel ride with the best views of downtown while sipping on one of their signature cocktails! Or play a round of mini golf if the weather permits. ”
  • 71 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.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Awesome location at Minnehaha Falls. Located in a city park. Good review in the New York Times. You gotta stand in line to order seafood, beer, wine, and then you sit outside. Restaurant founded by a guy who worked for major seafood store in town--figured he could cook the food as well as sell it. ”
  • 62 locals recommend

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