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What Are the Best Things to See and Do in Minneapolis?


If you’re looking to pay a visit to a popular American city, then Minneapolis should definitely be on your must list. Described as one of the Twin Cities of Minnesota alongside St. Paul, it was the lifetime home to the much-beloved late music icon Prince. Minneapolis, which is situated minutes north of Canterbury Park (which we visit five times in Season 9) is fast becoming a superb choice for travelers and holiday-makers alike.

With eclectic art and music scene, beautiful parks and rich history, Minneapolis is the ideal place to visit, whether as a stopover during a classic American road trip or as a dedicated stand-alone holiday. Minneapolis is a mecca for those who are looking for a cultural break. With the likes of the Museum of Russian Art, Weisman Art Museum, and Northeast Minneapolis Arts District on offer, you can absolutely soak up the culture in a heartbeat.

If you love to combine art with the great outdoors, then a visit to the stunning Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens is definitely one to add to your list! You can admire the wonderful sculptures, which are set across 19 acres of lush green gardens that you can wander to your heart’s content.

If the idea of culture leaves you a little fatigued, then you can check out a vast variety of award-winning restaurants, bars and cafes in the city. Why not head to the North Loop neighborhood where you’ll find friendly coffee shops, trendy stores and more. It is also highly recommended that you check out the Mill City Farmers’ Market, where you can find the freshest and most intriguing produce.

Love to shop? Then the world-renowned Mall of America is for you. It has a wide variety of shops and even comes with its own 18-hole golf course. If you’re seeking to channel a more vintage vibe, then head on down to the Minnehaha Mile where you will find a treasure trove of vintage treats.

From brilliant brews to winning wines, this city is an ideal place to enjoy a few drinks during a night out to the city’s wide array of bars.

If you are looking for a fun evening out, why not head out on the casino shuttle to pay a visit to the likes of Mystic Lake or Canterbury Park? Don’t forget to check out the dress code and proper etiquette before you go to make sure you look the part!

There has never been a better time to visit Minneapolis. Whether you are flying in solo, are on a romantic break, or are planning a cool weekend away with your pals, Minneapolis has something for everyone. You won’t be disappointed with what’s offered.

Here’s a look at the upcoming MSPT Canterbury Park stop: