Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Minneapolis to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

This federally managed nature preserve offers sanctuary for a range of migrating birds and waterfowl. The refuge features an excellent interpretive center offering programs and exhibits dedicated to the natural history of the Minnesota River...  Read More

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

Mill District

Birthplace of the professional American Regional theater movement, the Guthrie bridges the gap between community theater and commercial Broadway productions. The Guthrie's resident acting company presents classic works and promises high...  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

What began in 1927 as a humble public gallery has become a world-renowned arts center that attracts well over a million visitors annually. With its Herzog and de Meuron design, the center is an ideal space in which to exhibit works by modern...  Read More

The internationally renowned Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) boasts a permanent collection of more than 89,000 items representing prehistoric to contemporary. Highlights include a 2000-year-old mummy, a collection of Impressionist works, and...  Read More

Located next to Walker Art Center, this facility is the country's largest urban sculpture garden. More than 40 examples of modern, three-dimensional art are spread across 11 acres, and the best-known is arguably a 52-foot spoon holding a...  Read More

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Home seasonally to Minnesota Vikings football team, this stadium is a prominent destination for sports fans. The Vikings have had their share of notable players – Fran Tarkenton, Ed Marinaro, Chuck Foreman, Ahmad Rashad, Carl Eller and Alan...  Read More

Dedicated to Minnesota's past, especially in regard to landscape and wildlife, this museum features dioramas that simulate actual forests, fields, streams, and swamps. The Touch and See Room provides real animal fur and bones that children love...  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