Meet the biggest underestimated place in the north. A dramatic riverfront skyline, three professional sports stadiums within 1.3 miles, so much art you're literally surrounded by it and a theater on almost every corner. A culture committed to perfecting the craft of the brew, the best park system in the nation, and a foodie paradise where you can get Nordic cuisine for breakfast, Ethiopian for lunch and this thing called a “Jucy Lucy” for dinner – and oh yeah, cocktails on a Ferris wheel. A place to bring your dancing shoes and party at festivals all year round, enjoy four gorgeous seasons surrounded by 13 lakes, the Mississippi River and a waterfall, and meet friendly locals who can't wait to show you why they love living here.
Get ready to walk, dance, shop, run, cheer - all day long
Explore Minneapolis the way it was meant to be explored – through multiple outfit changes. Throw on that jersey and cheer on your favorite sports teams. Bundle up and drink beer on a frozen lake. Bring your purple dancing shoes and find your way to the world famous First Ave. Realize you're going to need more outfits? Don't worry - we have tax-free clothing. Whatever you do – just don't pack lightly.
From 54 foot high rollercoasters in a mall to over 160 parks in the city.
Put away the cell phones and video games. We have better ways to play. Spend all day cruising and splashing at the Mall of America or playing mini golf the Sculpture Garden. Pack a picnic and head to Minnehaha Falls. Take a beach day at Lake Calhoun. Cheer on your favorite team in our spectacular new stadiums. Catch a play at the renowned Children's Theatre. Or get hands-on at the Science Museum. This is family fun defined the Minneapolis way.
Exotic animals, interactive learning zones and a memorable experience.
Zoos always captivate visitors with expansive, striking creatures from all parts of the world. Come take part in our two beautiful and engaging zoos: The Minnesota Zoo, and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Learn more about each below.
These aren't just special events, it's just how we live.
Minneapolis is home to the greatest festivals and fairs in the nation. The Best 12 Days of Summer with the Aquatennial. Our 400,000+ strong Twin Cities Pride Parade. The Great Northern festival with three amazing celebrations of winter with the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, Loppet Ski Festival, and the Winter Carnival next door. Our festival season never gets time off. Ever.