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Things to do in Minneapolis

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS


Mall of America

Recognized as the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the United State and one of the most visited tourist attractions on the gobe, the Mall of America receives roughy 40 milion visitors a year. Located just 15 minutes from Downtown Minneapolis, MOA boasts more than 520 stores, 60 restaurants, Nickelodeon Universe (a 7-acre indoor amusement park, SEA LIFE Aquarium, a comedy club, world-class gaming and entertainment centers, the LEGO store, mini-golf, and tons of other family friendly attractions and nightlife options.

 

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

This crown jewel of the city's park system unites two of Minnesota's most cherished resources-its parks and its cultural life. Since opening in 1988, the Garden has welcomed millions of visitors, showcasing more than 40 works from the Walker Art Center's collections, including the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. A partnership between the Walker and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, the Garden is a must-see destination for visitors of all ages.

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Fort Snelling

This National Historic Landmark resides on Dakota homeland, known as Bdote, with a history spanning 10,000 years. Learn the stories of the military fort and its surrounding area, home to a wide history that includes Native peoples, trade, soldiers and veterans, enslaved people, immigrants, and the changing landscape.

Mercado Central

Mercado Central is a thriving marketplace of 35 businesses at the corner of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis. It always offers a wide variety of everyday an artisan articles for purchase, delicious dishes and fresh ingredients for your meals; as well as a great lineup of services that you may use.

Experience Prince's Minneapolis

Minneapolis helped shape Prince into the man and artist he became, and in return, Prince forever left his mark on Minneapolis. Even as Prince's success swept the globe, he always remained close to his roots in Minneapolis. His journey started here and throughout his whole career, he embraced his hometown. He put Minneapolis on the map with his music and distinct style. While you are here, explore Prince's legacy by going on a Paisley Park Tour, visit Prince's childhood home, or take yourself on a digital tour around the city to locations that shaped Prince's career.

For more activities and information, please visit the Minneapolis tourism website.