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Minneapolis Experiences

Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota that forms "Twin Cities" with the neighbouring state capital of St. Paul. Bisected by the Mississippi River, it's known for its parks and lakes. Minneapolis is also home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Centre, a contemporary art museum, and the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture. 

Below is a small selection of the tours we can organise for you when you have booked your USA holiday with us and are visiting Minneapolis.   

Inspiring wonder through the power of art. The Minneapolis Institute of Art enriches the community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. From tours to classes, films to Family Days, you won’t run out of ways to engage with the art at Mia.

Since opening in 1988, the Garden has welcomed millions of visitors, showcasing works from the Walker Art Center’s renowned collections of modern and contemporary art in the setting of an urban park. 

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is home to more than 40 outdoor sculptures. Generations of artists from 10 different countries around the world created these artworks. Many of the works are site-specific and made especially for this public park—from the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry centerpiece to structures that offer spaces for gathering, conversation, or dreaming. Rediscover the Garden’s art and natural beauty through Minnesota’s ever-changing seasons. 

The market exists to promote the economic, social and cultural assets of Minnesota and celebrate the healthy foods, arts, crafts and other aspects of their diverse heritage. Attend the market and join the staff in celebrating ‘52 Weeks of Culture’ with mouth-watering tastes. Locally made art. International entertainment. Fresh produce, meats and baked goods. Everything you need to create a memorable experience. Plus the widest variety of restaurants under one roof. Find it all at Minnesota's Midtown Global Market!

Since opening its doors in 1992, Mall of America has revolutionized the shopping experience of tens of millions of visitors a year. A leader in retail, entertainment and attractions, Mall of America is one of the top tourist destinations in the country and is known around the world. Mall of America hosts more than 400 events a year, ranging from concerts, to celebrity appearances and fashion shows. Each year, 40 million people from around the world visit the mall, generating nearly $2 billion each year in economic impact for the state.

The park was officially named Minnehaha State Park when it was purchased by Minneapolis for the state of Minnesota in 1889. In 1906 it was officially designated as a part of Mississippi Park, which included the parkways on both sides of the river and Riverside Park. The name Minnehaha comes from words in the Dakota language that mean waterfall. The popular translation of “laughing waters” comes from a felicitous, but too literal Anglophone translation of “ha ha”.

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