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Minneapolis Attractions

There are opportunities for fun all around Minneapolis. From adventurous activities to impressive tourist attractions, this lovely small city has got the lot. Ready to begin working on your itinerary?

Explore the best sights in Minneapolis with some unique tours & day trips, or try out our list of 28 fun activities in Minneapolis. We have free cancellation and no added fees, so you can relax and put your energy into planning the vacation of a lifetime.

Things to Do in Minneapolis with Kids

Minneapolis has loads of nearby fun things to do for you and your kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep the gang entertained for days.

Free Things to Do in Minneapolis

A vacation in Minneapolis need not break the bank. You won't even need your wallet if you check out:

Museum of Questionable Medical Devices - Young or old, this gallery will excite your imagination and grip your attention.

Northrup King Building - This is a must-visit for culture vultures eager to add an artistic flourish to their escape.

Minnesota College of Art and Design - If you're into modern-style design and architecture, add this attraction to your must-see list.

Minneapolis City Hall - You'll feel like you've traveled back in time while roaming around this historic site.

Minnewaska Lake - Sit for a while beside the water to unwind and recharge.

Minneapolis Public Library-Central Branch - Flick through your guidebook and discover why this place deserves a spot on your itinerary.

Music Box Theatre - Connect with your spiritual side or simply savor the peaceful atmosphere at this place of worship.

River Road Trail - Appreciate the contrast between urban life and nature's splendor at this special location.

Mill Ruins Park - If you like hanging out in the garden, this attraction will captivate your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis

Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Minneapolis. Check out top attractions like Target Center and U.S. Bank Stadium, and jump on the metro at Government Plaza Station or Nicollet Mall Station to see more of the city.

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Visitors to Uptown like its restaurants and lake views, and Chain of Lakes is a sight worth a stop.


Warehouse District

Spend some time visiting places like Target Field while getting to know Warehouse District, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Target Field Station or Warehouse - Hennepin Station to see more of the area.



While you're in Powderhorn, take in top sights like Minneapolis Institute of Arts or Childrens Theatre Company, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Lake Street - Midtown Station or 38th Street Station.

Downtown West

Travelers love Downtown West for its popular shops, and you can see more of Minneapolis by jumping on the metro at Nicollet Mall Station or Government Plaza Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Nicollet Mall and Skyway Theatre.


Northeast Minneapolis

Northeast Minneapolis might not have many top sights, but Ard Godfrey House and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Minneapolis on a sunny day?

You wouldn't want to be lazing around in the hotel when you could be outside enjoying a 1 Hour Walk-In Axe Throwing Experience Minneapolis.

What to do in Minneapolis on a rainy day?

There's no need to splish, splash and splosh your way through a damp day when there are plenty of awesome indoor activities like these on offer:

What should I not miss in Minneapolis?

Don't go home without checking off the following wonderful attractions:

  • Target Center
  • Target Field
  • University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
  • Minnehaha Park

Are there cheap things to do in Minneapolis?

What can you do in Minneapolis for free?

Your time in Minneapolis won't cost an arm and a leg with free attractions like these to keep you busy:

  • University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
  • Minnehaha Park
  • Mill Ruins Park
  • Basilica of Saint Mary