North Loop Formerly known as the Warehouse District, the North Loop is a rapidly gentrifying expanse of old warehouses and industrial buildings northwest of downtown Minneapolis. Avoid the area around Target Field (where MLB’s Minnesota Twins play) on game days, when nearby streets and establishments come alive with fans. Otherwise, take a ride on the Cedar Lake Trail, […]
Northeast Minneapolis Northeast Minneapolis is a hip, artsy neighborhood with dozens of galleries, open art studios, dive bars, and craft breweries. Don’t miss Art-a-Whirl, an annual mid-May festival during which the neighborhood’s artists and artisans throw open their doors to the public and sell like mad. (It’s like Black Friday, but for craftspeople.) Local art hubs include […]
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden The free-to-enter Minneapolis Sculpture Garden occupies a Walker-owned parcel just north of the museum. It’s home to the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture, among other notable works, and boasts an impressive native grass garden that flourishes in the warm months. For a year-round botany experience, peek into the adjacent Cowles Conservatory, a cornucopia of succulents […]
Walker Art Center Just west of downtown Minneapolis, the Walker Art Center‘s focus is edgier and more contemporary than the MIA’s, with lots of evening and weekend programming (lectures, live performances, and short-term exhibitions). It’s a must-see if you like sculpture and installation art. Adult admission is $15.
Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) Mia is a world-class art museum in an imposing neoclassical structure south of downtown Minneapolis. Its galleries feature a comprehensive lineup of fine art from throughout human history, from ancient China and Mesopotamia, to the European Renaissance and recent American movements. The extensive permanent collections are always free, but special exhibitions […]
Stone Arch Bridge The Stone Arch Bridge is a 19th-century railroad bridge, now exclusively reserved for pedestrians and cyclists, spanning the Mississippi River between St. Anthony Main and the Mill District. A great vantage point for snapping photos of downtown Minneapolis, its 2,100-foot span is also perfect for keeping track of distance on your early-morning jog. Don’t miss the […]
Loring Park Loring Park is a compact green space in downtown Minneapolis. Surrounded by trendy eateries and expensive apartments, it’s a free oasis in an otherwise exclusive neighborhood. Loring Park is a popular festival space and serves as the endpoint of the annual Twin Cities Pride parade and festival, one of the country’s largest.
Hidden Falls Regional Park St. Paul’s Hidden Falls Regional Park is just across the Mississippi River from Minnehaha Park. Surrounded by tall bluffs on either side, Hidden Falls Park is a great place for an early-morning hike, fishing excursion, or evening campfire.
Be Prepared for the New 2020 Mill City Farmers Market Shopping Experience WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020 AT 8:18AM | KIM ESLINGER | Please familiarize yourself with the new reality of Farmers Markets in the COVID-19 world Farmers markets are a vital part of our food system and are essential to our farmers. The State of Minnesota considers farmers markets […]
St. Anthony Falls/St. Anthony Main Located just across the Mississippi River from the Mill District, St. Anthony Main is Minneapolis’s oldest intact neighborhood. Its cobblestone streets sit just a few steps from St. Anthony Falls, the city’s original source of power and sole reason for existing. Interpretive plaques identify key ruins and points of interest […]