Minneapolis Landmarks and Monuments
(Minneapolis, Minnesota - MN, USA)
Minneapolis has a long and distinguished history that began with the success of its flour-milling industry located along the Mississippi River. Consequently, the Minneapolis Riverfront District incorporates a number of historic landmarks and monuments including the Minneapolis' oldest frame house and the ruins of the first flour mill, which now houses the Mill City Museum.
Modern landmarks in Minneapolis include the imposing stainless steel form of the Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum, the lofty IDS Center and the statue of Mary Tyler Moore at Nicollet Mall.
Stone Arch Bridge
Address: Mississippi River, below St. Anthony Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota MN, USA
Tel: +1 651 296 6126
Constructed from locally quarried granite and limestone in 1883, the one-of-a-kind Stone Arch Bridge crosses the Mississippi River and is considered a National Historic Engineering Landmark in the Minneapolis area.
The bridge has played a vital role in the development of Minneapolis, affording easy transportation of people and commercial goods across the 23-arch, 2,100-feet / 640-meter structure. Minneapolis' Stone Arch Bridge is one of the city's most eye-catching landmarks and is an important marker on the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail. Guided tours of the bridge and the falls are offered when weather permits.
Open hours: daily
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Address: 900 South 5th Street, Minneapolis (MN), 55415, USA
Tel: +1 612 332 0386
The eye-catching Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is located a short distance southeast of Nicollet Mall and is known in architectural circles for its impressive, air-supported rooftop. This Minneapolis landmark is also one of the city's major entertainment venues, playing host to a wide selection of sporting and other events.
Open hours: hours vary
Ard Godfrey House
Address: Minneapolis Riverfront District, Minneapolis, Minnesota MN, USA
Tel: +1 612 230 6400
This historical structure is the oldest frame house still standing in Minneapolis and the former residence of Ard Godfrey, who helped to build the original St. Anthony dam and sawmill in the mid-19th century.
Open hours: Friday to Sunday - 12:00 to 15:30, seasonal variations apply
IDS Center and Statue of Mary Tyler Moore
Address: Nicollet Mall, between 6th and 7th streets, Minneapolis, Minnesota MN, USA
Tel: +1 612 977 8400
The IDS is a distinctive Minneapolis landmark for several reasons. At 775 feet / 236 meters high, it is the city's tallest structure and consists of 15,000 tons of structural steel covering 24,000 square feet. The building is associated with the bronze, hat-tossing statue of Mary Tyler Moore, which is located just outside the entrance.
Open hours: daily
Address: 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota MN, 55407-1090, USA
Tel: +1 612 871 4907
Minneapolis' Turnblad Mansion was commissioned by Swan J. Turnblad, newspaper publisher and founder of the American Swedish Institute, which is located inside the chateau. Completed in 1908, this 33-room Romanesque structure is the sole castle in the Twin Cities and is listed on the National Register of historic landmarks. The interior features an abundance of beautifully carved oak, walnut and mahogany woodwork, a cavernous entrance hall, 11 Swedish porcelain tile stoves as well as glass and decorative items including artworks, fabrics, photographs, diaries and artifacts that make up the exhibits of the American Swedish Institute.
Open hours: Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday - 12:00 to 16:00, Wednesday - 12:00 to 20:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors and children under 13, children under six and members free, every first Wednesday of the month free