Things to do in Minnepolis

World-class art museums and the Flour Tower provide fun for the whole family, while lakes and parks bring the Northwoods within the city limits.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is like an art history textbook come to life. The collection includes 80,000 objects spanning 5,000 years; and the work on display is perfectly curated and leads visitors through an interesting and informative tour of art through the ages. – See more at:

Mill City Museum

Flour Tower Sign

 A museum with an explosive past The core of Minneapolis is St. Anthony Falls, the highest waterfall on the Mississippi River. The city’s explosive growth during the late 1800s and early 1900s was fueled by mills utilizing this waterfall to turn cotton, wood and most importantly – wheat, into consumer products for a growing nation. […]

Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha Falls

An wildly urban waterfall Minneapolis is a unlike any other large city we’ve ever visited. It’s a city that truly loves nature and integrates it into the very fabric of its urban infrastructure. You can ride your bike around the entire city by following the Grand Rounds scenic byway. Its lakes are clean and clear […]

Walker Art Center

Passing Winter - Yayoi Kasuma | Walker Art Center

A Bonanza of Contemporary Art One of the charms of the Walker Art Center is that you never know what you’ll see there. The exhibits encompass painting, sculpture, video, multi-media and performance art. The programming changes frequently and is a mix of past master retrospectives and bleeding edge contemporary work. (My personal favorite is Kim Beom’s Yellow […]

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Standing Glass Fish, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Formal Garden Meets Contemporary Sculpture The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is perhaps most famous for its iconic fountain/statue Spoonbridge and Cherry, but this 11-acre garden houses over 40 works by modern masters. Personally, my favorite work is Frank Gehry’s Standing Glass Fish located in the heart of the Cowles Conservatory. This monumental sculpture rises from a lily […]

Mini-Golf in the Sculpture Garden

Mini Golf at the Sculpture Garden

“Walker on the Green” combines putt-putt with art Spoonbridge and Cherry, the monumental sculpture designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen is so iconic that it is hard to believe it hasn’t always been a part of Minneapolis. In fact, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, in which Spoonbridge is the centerpiece, is just turning 25 this year. To commemorate […]

Above the Falls Sports

Minneapolis Kayaking

Kayak the Mighty Mississippi in Downtown Minneapolis I love kayaking. Absolutely love it. Sea kayaking in the Apostle Islands is one of the best things I’ve ever done in my entire life, so when I saw that you can rent kayaks on the Mississippi river, I knew we had to try it. Also, as long […]