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Popular Attractions in Minnesota

If you're a first time visitor to Minnesota, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Minnesota.

What are some good attractions in Minnesota?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Minnesota.

Lake Calhoun
3000 E Calhoun Pkwy Minneapolis, MN
Lake Harriet
Lake Harriet Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN
Lake Of The Isles
Lake of the Isles Pkwy Minneapolis, MN
Minnehaha Falls
Hennepin, MN (612) 230-6400
Minneapolis Institute Of Arts
2400 3rd Ave. S Minneapolis, MN (888) 642-2787
Minnehaha Park
4801 S Minnehaha Park Dr Minneapolis, MN (612) 230-6400
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN (612) 375-7600
Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN (612) 377-2224
Stone Arch Bridge
1 Portland Ave Minneapolis, MN
Lake Nokomis
4955 W Lake Nokomis Pkwy Minneapolis, MN
Downtown Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Lake
Cedar Lake Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr St Paul, MN (651) 487-8201
Bar La Grassa
Minneapolis, MN
Linden Hills Neighborhood
4100 Beard Ave S Minneapolis, MN

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Minnehaha Falls, Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, Stone Arch Bridge are great for outdoor activities."  See More

"Minnehaha Falls and the hike down to the river is really quite nice, especially if bookended with a stop at Sea Salt."  See More

"There's a great observation deck in the Guthrie Theater that you can see the riverfront from & it's free (the Guthrie building itself is pretty cool)."  See More

"Another thing I would recommend is to visit Minnehaha Park."  See More

"Walk around and enjoy the riverfront and the Stone Arch Bridge."  See More

"I love The Capital Grille myself but there are several classics in and near Downtown Minneapolis."  See More

"There's a system of parks in South Minneapolis that winds through a group of lakes - Calhoun Square, Lake Of The Isles, Lake Harriet and Cedar Lake."  See More

"The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is also lovely, and just has a recommended donation, but is free."  See More

"You're a longer walk or a cheap cab ride away from Smack Shack (lobster rolls, great cocktails), The Freehouse (brewery with awesome casual food), Parlour(craft cocktails, more casual than it's big sister Borough, which is upstairs) and Bar La Grassa (Italian and a little more $, but you could get out of there for less than $30, depending on how much you drink!"  See More

"Linden Hills Neighborhood is a quieter part of Minneapolis and its super quirky and cute."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Lake Calhoun
  2. Lake Harriet
  3. Lake Of The Isles
  4. Minnehaha Falls
  5. Minneapolis Institute Of Arts
  6. Minnehaha Park
  7. Walker Art Center
  8. Guthrie Theater
  9. Stone Arch Bridge
  10. Lake Nokomis
  11. Downtown Minneapolis
  12. Cedar Lake
  13. Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
  14. Bar La Grassa
  15. Linden Hills Neighborhood
Where can I find out more about Minnesota?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Minnesota.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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