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Several professional teams – baseball’s Twins, football’s Vikings, women’s basketball’s Lynx, men’s basketball’s Timberwolves and hockey’s Wild – in addition to the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are all based in Minneapolis. Several major venues drawing enthusiastic fans no matter the season include the U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the xGames in 2017 and 2018, Super Bowl LII in 2018, and the Final Four tournament of NCAA men's collegiate basketball in 2019.

 

Arts and Theater

The Walker Art Center, the most-visited modern art museum in the United States, displays an extensive collection across all disciplines, as well as live performances, lectures and movies. Outside New York City, Minneapolis has the most live theaters per capita. Catch a show at the Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater, a Broadway production at the Orpheum Theatre, or a concert at the Minnesota Orchestra or Minnesota Opera. Visit Mill City Museum, an old flour mill on the Mississippi Riverfront, for a look into the city’s past. At the Minneapolis Institute of Art, view 40,000-year-old artifacts alongside modern masterpieces.

 

City of Fitness and Nature

Minneapolis has been hailed the Fittest City in America, the Healthiest City in America, the best parks system in the U.S., one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world (321 kilometers of trails, to be exact) and the sixth-best U.S. city for runners. Explore more than 320 kilometers of recreation trails. Play and relax at one of 197 parks. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, boating and ice sports in the popular Chain of Lakes.

 

Eat, Drink and Shop

The Mall of America is the largest shopping mall in the country. In addition to more than 500 retailers, you’ll also find the SEA LIFE Aquarium, a Nickelodeon theme park, Crayola Experience, House of Comedy and other attractions. Taste the creative craft brews from the city's dozens of breweries. According to Yelp data, Minneapolis ranks first in the USA for the number of breweries per capita. Sample the unique flavors at Pizzeria Lola, ranked 18th best in the world, Vietnamese dishes from Lotus, Latin cornmeal cakes from Hola Arepa and handmade pastries at Patisserie 46.

Fun Fact

Prince’s purple motorcycle
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Prince hailed from Minneapolis, where the beloved musical artist’s home Paisley Park is now a museum.

Minnehaha Falls is one of the attractions in Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis
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There are 22 lakes in Minneapolis’ city limits, as well as 197 parks.

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture in Minneapolis
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With 4.5 hectares and more than 40 permanent art installations, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the largest urban sculpture garden in the U.S.

Live music performance in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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