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821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55402, United States
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what to do that is fun in Minneapolis October 2 to 4 , 2009

by minchenden

we are arriving in Minneapolis Friday, October 2, leaving Sunday afternoon, October 4. We like hanging out in fun and interesting, funky places, art museums, coffee shops, walking around and taking in the ambiance generally. What can you suggest....................

Re: what to do that is fun in Minneapolis October 2 to 4 , 2009

by Dymphna1

There is always the Mall of America, which has an indoor amusement park. Just be sure not to be the one in the front of the log ride. I had to go buy new clothes after that one because I was so soaked. LOL

Re: what to do that is fun in Minneapolis October 2 to 4 , 2009

by zuriga

There are a few good art museums in Minneapolis, plus take a walk around one or more of the lakes that are in the city itself. I hope you'll have a car. It's easy driving around the city and there is lots to see. There are some more funky areas, but I never remember what they are called. Try some Caribou coffee - there are shops all over, and it tastes a lot better (at least to me) than Starbucks. My last trip was very child-oriented, so I won't mention the St. Paul Science Museum or the zoos, but they are very nice.

This link should help with the wide array of museums... the Walker is very good.


Re: what to do that is fun in Minneapolis October 2 to 4 , 2009

by bocmaxima

Check out City Pages' event listings: http://www.citypages.com/calendar/
The 2nd is the first Friday of the month, so you're going to have quite a few art events going on that night. There will also be some good happy hours going on in various areas, including Downtown Minneapolis and Downtown Saint Paul.
For interesting neighborhoods, check out Dinkytown, west of the U of M main campus on the east bank of the river. Lots of interesting shops, cafes, restaurants and a great concert venue at the Varsity. It's a college area though.
Then there's the North Loop district of Minneapolis, which is on the east bank of the river just north of Downtown. Lots of bars and a few restaurants. Good for nightlife.
Probably your best bet for funky shops, a walkable neighborhood and cafes is Uptown, which is on Hennepin Avenue a few miles south of Downtown Minneapolis. Great area to spend some time in, enjoying the cool but non-snowy weather that you'll likely see.
And don't discount Saint Paul. Downtown SP is full of bars and restaurants, is very pretty and very walkable. Plus, parking is free at the meters after 4:30pm.


Travel Tips for Minneapolis

Stone Arch Bridge

by yooperprof

The bridge that Jay built - that's the famous Jay Hill, the billionaire Railway plutocrat from the 19th century. 100,000 tons of stone went into the making of this important connector in the heart of Minneapolis' old industrial riverfront. It certainly deserves its reputation as a National Civil Engineering Landmark. Nowadays it is used by walkers, bicyclists, joggers, skippers, rollerbladers, unicyclists, in-line and roller skaters, and people who train for x-country ski-ing on those skis with wheels on them. And dogs too.


by Redlats

Go to one of the sporting events. That is the attraction for us from Canada. I guess you have to visit the Mall of America because that's what everyone says, but unless shopping is your passion, the mall is only worth a visit to say you were there. Minneapolis/St. Paul has a lot of features like Winnipeg, my home town. Except it is four times bigger - the greater Twin Cities has 2.5 million people. Minneapolis on the west side of the Mississippi has the skyscrapers, St. Paul on the east side is the state capital, and seems to have more history and older buildings in it.

The Twin Cities has quite a network of interstates running through and around it. The cities also have a huge number of lakes, besides having the Mississippi River run through it.

Minnesota Nice

by emoja

Minnesotans have a reputation for being super nice. This is true - to an extent. Minnesotans are extremely friendly to your face - it's behind your back that they can be quite nasty :>

In any case - because the locals are big on friendliness, it's best to be as nice as possible when asking for directions or ordering at a restaurant. Being nice will get you much better service than if you are short or rude.

The typical "New Yorker" abrasiveness scares Minnesotans - and the way Minnesotans show that they are upset is by going and telling on you to a higher up. Avoid trouble here by simply being nice and smiling a lot.

Four defined seasons

by Faracy

something water proof is always good.. Minneapolis is known for being cold...
That being said, most locals own a pair of snow boots (the garrish things that your mom maybe made you wear as a little kid) but never wear them.. I haven´t worn know boots for years.. I just wear regular shoes, or my zip up regular boots in the winter..
Spring is wet, and you will be walking in maybe snow, puddles, and mud.. the same can be said for fall... Summer is really hot.. and humid.. I dress like its summer year round, with or without a sweater and coat. You can get ANYTHING here.. but its expensive. Those of you used to universal medical care be forewarned.. also the pharmacists are not used to giving advice like they are in Europe. Readily available at drug stores, discount stores, and of course many camera stores. Insect repellent if you plan on going up North.

Magnetic Originals By Gauss •Way Off the Path!

by MagnetDude

Uptown Minneapolis still has a few hidden gems that defines the original uniqueness and draw it had when Prince sang a song about it. Uptown is off the beaten path. Way up on the second floor of Calhoun Square. Tucked away in a little hole in the wall (the space formally occupied by Socks Appeal) is the hidden gem Magnetic Originals By Gauss. Its the last store on the second floor. With hundreds of the most unusual art you'll ever see, each one of a kind piece if magnetic art adorns the walls. I have been created over 27,740 different pieces of art since I began in 1996. I started in a cart @ Calhoun Square almost 9 years ago and have refused to give up. Times are tougher, costs are higher, but I have refuse to give up doing art. I'll just have to teach others and find more people who allow my creations to bring love and light into their life. I may be way way way way off th beaten path, but someday I'll be in the loop. For now I have time to talk to people while I create. I do custom pieces and enjoy when people stop and look and just ask questions. So if you are looking for something no one else has, check out the last store on the second floor! Calhoun Square, the heart of uptown, still has it's charm, and the stores that are striving to bring the customer unique and unusual products are still here plugging away way off the beaten path. Come see the real gems of the Twin Cities!


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