What to do in Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis Attractions

There are opportunities for fun around every corner in Minneapolis. From awesome excursions to well-known tourist attractions, this delightful city packs a sightseeing punch. Ready to begin arranging your itinerary?

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There's no need to give your credit card a workout in Minneapolis. The following won't even cost a cent.

Museum of Questionable Medical Devices - Take the entire family and set out on a journey through history with each other.

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

Minnesota College of Art and Design - Take in the design and ingenuity of this fantastic example of modern architecture.

Minneapolis City Hall - Take a stroll around this historic site and discover a few secrets from days gone by.

Minnewaska Lake - Find a nice place to sit and enjoy the peacefulness that comes with being close to the water.

Minneapolis Public Library-Central Branch - Speak to a local resident and learn why many tourists swing by this place.

Music Box Theatre - Connect with your spiritual side or simply take in the peaceful atmosphere at this religious site.

River Road Trail - Slip away from the busy city life and get in touch with Mother Nature at this awe-inspiring place.

Mill Ruins Park - Recharge your mind and soul by spending time in nature.

Things to Do in Minneapolis with Kids

Minneapolis has loads of close by fun experiences for you and the kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep the gang entertained for days.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Minneapolis on a sunny day?
You won’t want to be lazing around in the hotel when you could be out experiencing a 40-minute Walk-In Axe Throwing Experience Minneapolis.
What to do in Minneapolis on a rainy day?
If it’s pouring down outside and you’re on the hunt for something to do, shake off your raincoat and have a go at a Girlfriend Getaway Package at Mall of America.
What should I not miss in Minneapolis?
You simply can’t go home without ticking off the following list of superb sights:

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

Are there cheap things to do in Minneapolis?
If you’d like to make your vacation funds last longer, sign up for a 40-minute Walk-In Axe Throwing Experience Minneapolis.
What can you do in Minneapolis for free?
Your time in Minneapolis won’t cost a fortune with free things like these to keep you entertained:

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

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