Minneapolis Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Minneapolis

  • 1. Art / Architecture / Museums

    Nicollet is the only inhabited island on the Mississippi and was named for Joseph Nicollet, who explored and mapped the mighty river in the 1830's. This 48-acre limestone oasis was once a busy...

  • 2. Other CITIES

    Here's what a climbing website had to say: "Taylor's Falls (Interstate State Park), St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin & Taylor's Fall, Minnesota. A truly picturesque (and crowded) gorge on the St. Croix...

  • 3. Neighborhoods

    1,840 acres to hike with rampant wildlife,picnic shelters,indoor amphitheater,a children's playground,and a water slide/pool facility. Take I-94 east past downtown St. Paul to McKnight Road and take...

  • 4. Zoo / Parks / Gardens

    You can visit wolves,porcupines, bobcats, raccoons, gray foxes, black bears, and raptors, such as a red-tailed hawk,New Guinea Highlands wild dogs and an assortment of owls. They are located about 20...

  • 5. Lakes / Rivers

    The Winchell is a little-known section of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area that is believed to have once been used by local indigenous people. Unpaved paths drop down below the main...

  • 6. The Walter Library

    This building is hard to resist. The renovation has created interest and beauty in every corner. It is an interesting contrast to see the students hard at work on the most modern of technologies in...


    If you're visiting during the fall harvest are in the market for a pumpkin...consider taking a little side trip to Axdahl's Garden Farm. We always get our pumpkins and apples here and take lots of...

  • 8. ST. PAUL

    If you´re not from Minnesota, you might not know that St. Paul and Minneapolis are different cities.. maybe you do.. St. Paul is older, more scenic, and more residential then Minneapolis.. It´s the...

  • 9. Lake Calhoun

    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...

  • 10. Shops / Markets

    The Minneapolis Farmer's Market is a great place in the summer and fall to find fresh produce and other odd's and end's. With all sorts of things to buy (fresh roasted corn on the cob, clothing, hand...

  • 11. One Great Walk on the Riverfront

    While parts are this walk are not exactly off the beaten path, other parts are not frequented by visitors so.....This is one of our very favorite loops as it's...

  • 12. Scale the Tower in June!

    A disused water tower, the Witch's Hat Tower is easily seen from the I-94 and Franklin Ave bridges. Each June, for one day, during the neighborhood school's Ice...

  • 13. Skyways- Warm Winter Travel on Foot

    Regularly frequented by professionals on their lunch break, the Skyway system is a great method of getting around downtown.Don't know what they are? The Skyways...

  • 14. Windows on Minnesota

    I've not placed this tip under restaurants because you don't go here for the food. It's the view -- but to be honest, there isn't much to see either. We ate...

  • 15. Stogies on Grand

    If you like cigars, fine cigars, go to Stogies on Grand in St. Paul. Inside there walk in humidor are thousands of cigars. You can buy them by the single or by...

  • 16. Supposed HauntingFirst Ave....

    Supposed HauntingFirst Ave. ClubOnce Greyhound Bust Station, it has been said that several homeless people have died here. In particular, one teenage girl...

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