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Minneapolis

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Location: Minneapolis, United States, North America

Best time to visit: summer

Website: http://www.minneapolis.org

What to do and what to see:

Strap on your walking shoes and get ready to take in the sights and sounds of the booming northern metropolis of Minneapolis, MN. Nicknamed The City of Lakes, travelers can enjoy more than twenty lakes and wetlands. The city straddles the Mississippi River, and tours are available on the Mississippi Queen steamboat. For landlocked tours, try the Twin Cities Trolley, or bring your bicycle and cruise Minneapolis on 34 miles of city bike lanes. Be sure to see Saint Anthony Falls, located northeast of the downtown area. Sports enthusiasts have every major American sport covered in this town, including the Timberwolves (basketball), the Twins (baseball), and the Vikings (American football). Several world-class marathons are hosted here annually, and golfers can choose from five major courses. If shopping is your forte, the Mall of America has more than 4 million square feet of shopping space, so plan to make a full day of it. Travelers won’t be disappointed in the city’s culture. Second only to New York City in number of theaters per capita, Minneapolis patrons enjoy the Minnesota Scupture Garden, Walker Art Center, Orchestra Hall, Orpheum Theatre, Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts, and dozens more venues. Speaking of venues, the music scene is undeniable. Ties to the city include Prince, The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Hüsker Dü, and the legendary Bob Dylan, and the First Avenue and 7th Street Entry are excellent musical venues. Additional history attractions include the Mill City Museum and the American Swedish Institute, and many other parks and recreation areas offer beautiful green spaces to explore. The area is known for exceptionally bitter winter weather, so warmer weather travel plans are preferable for some, but there is plenty to do and see in every season in Minneapolis.

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