Twin Cities Skyways let pedestrians travel through enclosed walkways high above the streets in order to access a variety of buildings. Skyways have played an important role in maintaining the vitality of the downtown area through the years, and...  Read More

Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge

This whimsical, pastel yellow-and-blue pedestrian bridge, designed by Siah Armajani, features graceful supporting arches and an enclosed private walking space, complete with poetry to read on the journey. It crosses 16 lanes of bustling I-94...  Read More

Purcell - Cutts House

The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts owns this early 20th-century home, which was restored in 1991. The fascinating residence features decorative touches typical of Prairie School architecture and design, including intricate stenciling and...  Read More

Minnehaha Park and Falls

Minnehaha Creek drops 53 feet to form beautiful Minnehaha Falls, an impressive sight year-round. Minnehaha Park, with its 193 acres, is a favorite spot for family get-togethers and company picnics. Plenty of tables and shelters, a tennis court,...  Read More

Stone Arch Bridge at St. Anthony's Falls

The Stone Arch Bridge was built by James Hill to establish railroad passage across the Mississippi River. Originally dubbed a folly, the structure eventually vindicated Hill. In 1982, the bridge was closed to rail traffic and was purchased by...  Read More

Foshay Tower

At 32 stories and 447 feet, Foshay Tower seems small by today's skyscraper standards. However, the tower, built in 1929, was the tallest building in Minneapolis until 1971, when it was eclipsed by the 775-foot IDS Tower. Today, Foshay Tower is a...  Read More