Some Twin Cities tourist things to do
- Closest to the dorms and campus (easily walkable)
- Weisman Art Museum, just steps from Vincent Hall.
- Stone Arch Bridge, and the view of St. Anthony Falls.
- St. Anthony Main and Riverplace, including Aster Cafe
- Just across the Stone Arch Bridge:
- Guthrie Theater-- take escalator to the Endless Bridge, and
maybe even elevator to the 9th floor observatory.
Their plays are good, with cheap Student Rush and/or Preview Week tickets.
- Mill City Museum (also just across the Stone Arch Bridge).
- Izzy's Ice Cream.
- A bit farther (but bike-able, e.g. with NiceRide MN bikes))
- Uptown Minneapolis, and the Lakes (Bde Maka Ska/Lake of the Isles),
including rental of canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and paddleboats.
- Lake Harriet
- Minnehaha Falls (at the 50th & Minnehaha light rail stop, so very accessible)
- Walker Art Museum Sculpture Garden (free), and the museum is free certain days of the month; modern art, plus mini golf on the roof!
- Minneapolis Institute of Art (free); more like a huge standard art museum.
- Further afield (but light rail works)
- Mall of America
- Science Museum of Minnesota
- State Capitol and downtown St. Paul
- Ice cream venues recommended by Sunita Chepuri:
- Izzy's (mentioned above)
- Grand Ole Creamery
- Sebastian Joe's
- Minnesota Nice Cream (soft serve novelty ice cream; go here if you want an ice cream picture for your instagram)
- Cold Front (they have ice cream flights)
- Nelson's (a lot of ice cream for not very much money)
- Surly-- their food is also fantastic!
- Sociable Cider Werks
- Farmer's markets and festivals
- Mill City Farmers Market
- Stone Arch Bridge Festival
- Minneapolis Aquatennial
- Twin Cities Pride Festival
- Minneapolis Music and Movies in the Parks
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