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Natural, Urban and Inviting

Kayak by day and cocktails by night. Summertime in Minneapolis invites you to explore the seamless juxtaposition of natural wonders and welcoming urban destinations. From the waterfalls at Minnehaha Park to the equally awe-inducing – for vastly different reasons – Mall of America, you’ll always find new places to explore and new memories to be made. 

Minneapolis Experience

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Naturally Wonderful

Craving a breath of fresh air? Lace up your hiking boots and conquer the trails at Minnehaha Falls Park, marveling at the cascading waterfall. Rent a kayak or paddleboard on Bde Maka Ska, soaking up the city skyline from a unique perspective. Explore Theodore Wirth Park, where bike trails wind through lush forests, or take a scenic stroll along the Mississippi River, spotting local wildlife and soaking up the sun.

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Distinctly Delicious

From farm-to-table delights to ethnic eats, Minneapolis treats your taste buds. Explore the diverse fare at Grand Central Market or stroll through the Minneapolis Farmers Market at Lyndale, open daily, with fresh local produce, meat and other delicious treats. Dine at Farmers Kitchen + Bar, owned and operated entirely by local farmers. Indulge in award-winning cuisine at Spoon and Stable, or discover hidden gems tucked away in historic neighborhoods.

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Always a Sight to See

Begin your exploration at the iconic Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, home to the beloved "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture. Stroll along the Mississippi Riverfront to see St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge. Immerse yourself in culture at the Guthrie Theater or the Minneapolis Institute of Art. And leave time to wander eclectic neighborhoods like Uptown and North Loop, filled with unique boutiques and cafes.