Top Choice Museum in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

This museum is a huge trove housing a veritable history of art. The modern and contemporary collections astonish, while the Asian galleries (2nd floor) and Decorative Arts rooms (3rd floor) are also highlights. Allo…
Top Choice Gardens in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The 11-acre garden, studded with contemporary works such as the oft-photographed Spoonbridge & Cherry by Claes Oldenburg, sits beside the Walker Art Center. The Cowles Conservatory, abloom with exotic hothouse f…
Top Choice Museum in Minneapolis

Walker Art Center

The first-class center has a strong permanent collection of 20th-century art and photography, including big-name US painters and great US pop art. On Monday evenings from late July to late August, the museum hosts f…
Top Choice Museum in Minneapolis

Weisman Art Museum

The Weisman, which occupies a swooping silver structure by architect Frank Gehry, is a uni (and city) highlight. The airy main galleries hold cool collections of 20th century American art, ceramics, Korean furniture…
Top Choice Observatory in Minneapolis

Endless Bridge

Head inside the cobalt-blue Guthrie Theater and make your way up the escalator to the Endless Bridge, a far-out cantilevered walkway overlooking the Mississippi River. You don't need a theater ticket, as it's intend…
Historic Site in Minneapolis

Fort Snelling

East of the mall, Fort Snelling is the state's oldest structure, established in 1820 as a frontier outpost in the remote Northwest Territory. Guides in period dress show restored buildings and reenact pioneer life.
Market in Minneapolis

Mill City Farmer's Market

On Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, the Mill City Farmer's Market takes place in the Mill City museum's attached train shed.
Museum in Minneapolis

Mill City Museum

The building is indeed a former mill, and highlights include a ride inside an eight-story grain elevator (the 'Flour Tower'), Betty Crocker exhibits and a baking lab. It's not terribly exciting unless you're really …
Zoo in Minnesota

Minnesota Zoo

You'll have to travel a way to get to the respected zoo in suburban Apple Valley, which is 20 miles south of Minneapolis. It has naturalistic habitats for its 400-plus species, with an emphasis on cold-climate creat…
Sports in Minneapolis

St Paul Curling Club

Stop in and watch the action just across the Mississippi at the St Paul Curling Club. For those uninitiated in northern ways, curling is a winter sport that involves sliding a hubcab-sized 'puck' down the ice toward…