Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 6, 2013 4:55 PM Last Post By: jkkintoronto
Feb 6, 2013 2:54 AM
I need some advice. I will soon be in Minnesota. I plan to spend an afternoo visiting Minneapolis and eventually ending at the Mall of America. Could you recommend an itinerary covering the most worhwhile things to see?
I think I would like to walk around the UoM campus, of course check out the downtown area with the Mills and the stone arch bridge. I need some help in putting them in the most time-efficient order!
Feb 6, 2013 5:33 AM
Feb 6, 2013 6:19 AM
2Minneapolis is pretty cold in the next month, but downtown buildings are all connected via elevated pedways connecting almost all main buildings/shopping/hotels.
U of M is pretty out of the way actually, as the main downtown area for arts and such is on Hennepin Ave area, and you may find Uptown a more interesting area to hang.
But the Light Rail does not serve either area, just between Downtown and Bloomington/Mall of America and the two airport terminals. Figure 30 minutes from DT to MOA.
Feb 6, 2013 9:21 AM
3The Walker Art Museum is world class and not to be missed... The campus area is rather urban...not off by itself...some interesting shopping perhaps...
I'm not into Malls but the Mall of America might be interesting ...
Feb 6, 2013 4:55 PM
4I second the concern about strolling around the U of M in winter; possibly only Antarctica is the only place colder and windier than that campus in winter. I am v. fond of modern art, but I must say that the WAC is increasingly abstruse. The shows they have lately can be dreadfully boring, uninformative, and mysterious to all but the well paid members of the minimalist cult. The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts has a far more beautiful, diverse, historical and compelling collection set in a recently rebuilt and indisputably lovely building convenient to downtown and always warm inside.
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