Minneapolis Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing
(Minneapolis, Minnesota - MN, USA)
Those visiting the city of Minneapolis will discover a number of the most noteworthy art museums in the whole of America. These are accompanied by a series of fine theaters, heritage tourist attractions and public parks, with most of the principal sights being connected by local public transport.
The Minneapolis Skyways network of elevated walking tunnels make exploring the city's attractions on foot a pleasant experience, even during the harsh winter months. Families may like to pay a visit to the Children's Theater Company, located in between the Washburn Fair Oaks Park and the Clinton Field, close to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Tourists often choose to check out the Falls of Saint Anthony, to the northeast of the downtown district, or enjoy a guided sightseeing tour provided by the local Heritage Preservation Commission.
Children's Theater Company
Address: 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55404, Minnesota MN, USA
Tel: +1 612 874 0500
Sharing lobby space with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Children's Theater Company has been operating for around 40 years, providing close to 350,000 children and adults with superb theater performances of classic children's literature and fairytales annually. These are always backed by fabulous sets and colored with vibrant costumes.
Open hours: hours vary according to performance; ticket office, Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 14:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Saint Anthony Falls
Address: Main Street Southeast / Central Avenue Minneapolis, 55414, Minnesota MN, USA
Cascading over a precipice on the Mississippi River and separating Minneapolis on the west from St. Paul's on the east, St. Anthony Falls was once a raging torrent of water that has since been sedated by the construction of a lock and dam. The falls were key to the city's historical development, offering a source of much-needed energy to power the flour mills on which its wealth depended. A 2-mile / 3-km long walking trail loops around the area taking in the Stone Arch, Hennepin bridges and a number of additional historical attractions, while also offering excellent views of the falls.
Open hours: daily
Heritage Preservation Commission Guided Tours
During the sunny summer months, expert guides from the Heritage Preservation Commission lead walking tours through the city. Covering a range of noteworthy historical and architectural sights, the guided tours take tourists through some of the city's most significant attractions, landmarks and neighborhoods.
Open hours: daily, June to August
Chain of Lakes
Tel: +1 612 661 4800
Located in Greater Minneapolis, the extremely scenic Chain of Lakes consists of a line of five individual lakes, namely the Cedar Lake, the Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet and also Lake Nokomis. With walking trails and cycle routes around the shorelines, other attractions include boating, swimming and fishing.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours