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Top 10 Minneapolis Attractions



Minneapolis is a vibrant city that was founded in 1867 by Franklin Steele and John H. Stevens. It is situated near the banks of the Mississippi River in Minnesota's Hennepin County.

As Minnesota's largest city, Minneapolis plays a leading role in maintaining Minnesota's heritage and culture. Minneapolis residents successfully maintain this role each day by operating some of the world's most popular art galleries, ballet companies and theaters.

Moreover, Minneapolis is a vital Midwestern commercial center that offers career opportunities in many industries. Some of these industries include the financial services industry, the retail management industry, the transportation services industry, several manufacturing industries and the health care service industry. Many of these industries are located near historical flour mills that chronicle the city's former role as one of the world's largest flour producers.

Minneapolis residents celebrate all federal and state holidays including Christmas, Columbus Day, Independence Day and Memorial Day. They also celebrate their unique culture by participating in many festivals. Some of these festivals include:

  • The Minnesota Fringe Theater Festival.

  • The Minnesota State Fair.

  • The Minnesota Renaissance Festival.

  • The Minneapolis Rock the Garden Music Festival.



Minneapolis Is Home to Many Attractions
Minneapolis residents are very proud of the attractions that are located near their homes. Here are the 10 most popular attractions that offer tourists a wonderful way to explore everything Minneapolis has to offer.

1. Minnehaha Park

This lovely 139-acre park is one of the Midwest's oldest urban parks. Its most popular features include a 53-foot waterfall and beautiful views of the Mississippi River.

2. The Chain of Lakes Scenic Byway

This popular tourist attraction is a part of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. Its most popular attractions include a bird sanctuary, several lakes and many hiking trails.

3. Target Field

Baseball fans will enjoy watching the Minnesota Twins battle American League foes in this modern baseball park located near downtown Minneapolis.

4. The Walker Art Center

This museum is known for one of America's large collections of contemporary art.

5. Mill City Museum

This museum teaches visitors about the flour mills that made Minneapolis famous during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

6. Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Football fans will enjoy watching exciting National Football League action in this venerable domed stadium.

7. The Guthrie Theater Center

This beautiful theater overlooks the banks of the Mississippi River. It hosts more than 200 events each year that attract many of the world's most popular dancers and musicians.

8. Lake Calhoun

This pristine lake is located near the downtown Minneapolis area. It offers outdoor enthusiasts many opportunities to swim, fish and sunbathe.

9. Bunker Beach Water Park

This fun attraction offers a large wave pool, a small beach and four water slides.

10. Orpheum Theater

Finally, this historic downtown Minneapolis theater was opened in 1921 near Hennepin Avenue. It hosts more than 200 concerts and plays each year that attract thousands of visitors each year to the Minneapolis area.


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