Minneapolis, MN Things to Do

Minneapolis' sites include the arts and sports.

On Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 12:06

From highbrow arts to classic baseball, Minneapolis has plenty for residents and visitors to see.


Minnesota may be far away from New York, but geography doesn’t dictate the theater. Minneapolis brings Broadway to the Midwest as the third largest theater market in the country. The city is second only to New York City in the amount of live theater per capita. Six big venues bring world-famous recording musicians, plays and musicals to Minneapolis, and the Hennepin Theatre Trust ensures the theater culture in Minneapolis will endure.

Art Museum

The Walker Art Center is one of the most famous contemporary art museums in the country. It was established in its current location in 1927 and was the first public art gallery in the upper Midwest. Featuring works from famous artists such as Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly and Sherrie Levine, the Walker Art Center will impress the modern art enthusiast. And for an extra perk, the museum is free every Thursday night and first Saturday of the month.


If America’s pastime is your passion, then a Twins game at Target Field is a must. ESPN The Magazine rated Target Field as the number one stadium experience in America. This more than 39,000-seat, open-air ballpark has eight different restaurants with multiple locations. The city’s transportation system takes care of travel for you; the light rail metro system drops spectators right at one of the gates.

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