Top Sites to See in the Twin Cities
The Twin Cities are home to more than 3 million residents, and they welcome over 30 million visitors every year. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are such popular tourist destinations because they offer the perfect combination of outdoor fun, culture, and great dining choices.
MUST-SEE SITES IN MINNEAPOLIS AND SAINT PAUL
Whether you’re a resident of the Twin Cities or you’re just visiting, there are some Minneapolis must-see sites and many can’t-miss attractions in Saint Paul you should visit. Whenever you’re in the Twin Cities be sure you check out the following locations.
WALKER ART CENTER
Did you know the Walker Art Center was founded in 1927? In 2005, the Walker Art Center relocated to a larger, world-class facility where it now displays contemporary art and modern media. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden sits right next to the Walker Art Center. The garden is one of the largest sculpture gardens of its kind in the United States. The garden is scheduled to reopen during the summer of 2017 after being completely renovated.
Famed English director Sir Tyrone Guthrie opened the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis in 1963. No longer in its original location, the Guthrie Theater now rests comfortably on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. It gives theater lovers the chance to see both classic and contemporary plays throughout the year. With four restaurants on site, it offers plenty of options when it comes to dining. You’ll also have plenty of choices if you want to tour the Guthrie Theater, as the site offers backstage, architectural and self-guided tours.
MINNEHAHA FALLS PARK
No trip to the Twin Cities would be complete without a visit to the Mill City Museum. It’s only appropriate that the Mill City Museum is located in what used to be the Washburn A Mill, a business that used to grind enough flour every day to bake about 12 million loaves of bread. When you visit the Mill City Museum, you can go on a floor-by-floor tour in a glass freight elevator to get a real sense of the building’s history and the industry that once dominated the area.
COMO PARK ZOO AND CONSERVATORY
When most people think of seasonal flower shows and animals, they normally don’t think about them being located at the same place. Luckily, the creators of the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory had the foresight to bring gorgeous flowers and zoo animals together for visitors to enjoy more than 100 years ago. After you enjoy the flowers, you’re welcome to visit the zoo, where you’ll see giraffes, gorillas, and even a polar bear. Admission to the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is free, but donations are encouraged.
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