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  • Spanning the Mississippi River, Minneapolis is home to many cultural landmarks

Minneapolis, Minnesota, is abundant in water, with thirteen lakes, wetlands, the Mississippi River, and creeks and waterfalls, many connected by parkways in the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway.

One half of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the city comes by its nickname – the City by Nature – honestly, since the Mississippi runs through downtown, and 22 different lakes sit within city limits, not to mention no less than 180 parks.

Part of Minneapolis’ stunning Chain of Lakes, the city abounds in scenic walking trails around its lakes, peaceful Minnehaha Park and waterfalls, and the riverfront portion of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. A Mississippi River canoe adventure in the heart of the Twin Cities brings visitors close to the mighty, storied river.

The city of 400,000+ people is known for its culture, music scene, food, and man-made attractions, including the huge Mall of America, packed with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues including the Sealife Aquarium, FlyOver America, and Nickelodeon theme park.

Cultural and historical attractions include the Minnesota History Center, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum (designed by famous architect Frank Gehry), the American-Swedish Institute, and Walker Art Center, one of the five largest modern art museums in the U.S.

Minneapolis also offers world-class performance spaces, including Guthrie Theater. Baseball fans may want to take the unusual “Behind the Scenes” tour at Target Field, for a chance to see the home of the Minnesota Twins, close-up.

Regional cuisine in The Land of 10,000 Lakes is influenced by a multitude of cultures, so expect diversity: everything from soul food to “New Nordic” (courtesy of the state’s Scandinavian heritage) to African and Vietnamese. Of particular note is a renewed interest in the revitalization of indigenous food reflecting the Ojibwe (Chippewa) and Dakota (Sioux) communities.

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  • Rhythms of the River Minneapolis to New Orleans

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A trip along a fascinating route down south to New Orleans, full of fabulous landscapes, wonderful local culinary experiences, and plenty of history. But it’s the final layer that makes this trip very special: music. Prince and Elvis figure in Minneapolis and Memphis, respectively, while Nashville and New Orleans are, naturally, prominently featured. But it’s places like Clarksdale, Cleveland, and Natchez along the Mississippi Blues Trail, that will strike a special chord.
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