The Minnesota Children's Museum is one of the best attractions in Minneapolis for families with small children. This interactive museum teaches children about all areas of science and more through fun and also offers fun ways to play and build community. Some permanent exhibits include Earth World to look at the habitats in the state, Habitot which lets toddlers explore this environment, World Works for observation and problem-solving, and Rooftop ArtPark which is an interactive art gallery for the whole family. At any given point, there are also visiting exhibits, such as Broken? Fix It.
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Nature lovers will enjoy Minnehaha Falls, whose creek goes right through Minneapolis. This 53 foot high waterfall is part of Minnehaha Park, where you can spend a full day relaxing. The park covers 193 acres and in addition to the water falls, it also has statues of Minnehaha and Hiawatha. This is one of the most popular destinations during the summer months. Even during the winter it is a majestic site as the falls freeze, creating a breathtaking wall of ice. While there, take a hike downstream to explore wildflowers and woods or end up by the Mississippi River.
No trip to Minneapolis is complete without a visit to Target Field. This is the home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team located in western downtown. This open-air ballpark is known for its food, atmosphere, view, and seating. It is easily accessible from the rest of downtown so you can fit it into a night out to enjoy the rest of the city.
Dating back to May 7, 1963, Guthrie Theater has long been a popular attraction in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The first play shown was Hamlet under the direction of Sir Tyrone Guthrie, who founded the theatre. In 2006, a new building was built and its exterior walls show large images of memorable past performances. Head to the theatre for a play, musical, concert, or other event. You can also simply visit the theatre when a performance is not on and go on a tour, either a self-guided audio one or a guided backstage tour. There are also architecture tours and costume rental tours, with the latter focusing on the over 30,000 unique pieces.
The Mill City Museum takes a look at the history of the industry of flour milling. It is part of the Washburn A Mill, which was constructed in 1880, when it was the largest of its type. The structure was destroyed in a 1991 fire and today you will find the museum on the ruins with a space spanning 8 stories. Visit this attraction for a look at how Minneapolis led flour production between 1880 and 1903.