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Minneapolis Brewery Tour
"Join up with other craft beer lovers for an all-inclusive craft beer tasting tour. This is the most popular tour option and is a great way to learn more about Minneapolis taste great local craft beers and experience Minnesota’s unique craft beer culture. At each brewery stop there will be an opportunity to taste flagship beers as well as some new craft beer creations and seasonal specials. The tasting tour includes: Tasting a variety of best local craft beers (as much or as little as your palate craves) Safe and hassle-free pick-up and drop-off Friendly tasting tour guide Super spicy pretzels to munch on (trust us you’ll need them) A cooler for those who purchase growlers at the breweries and want to keep them cold Depending on what day you want to explore
From $75.00
 
The Big Ticket Adventure Pass: Minneapolis - Bloomington - St Paul - Mall of America Attractions
"Once you purchase the pass a representative from the Bloomington CVB will follow up with an email with directions on how to obtain your mobile pass using a promo code on their website. Once you exchange the promo code for your passes an email and text will be sent to you immediately. The pass holder simply needs to present their e-ticket (displayed on their phone) to the attractions attendant or if the ticket was printed out show your print at home ticket to the attraction attendant. Once your attraction pass has been acknowledged at the first attraction you will have three days (NOTE: three days does not necessarily mean 72 hours) including that day to visit the six attractions. Each attraction can only be visited once within the three days."""
From $89.00
 
SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America
"Located at the Mall of America in Bloomington just south of Minneapolis SEA LIFE Minnesota is home to a variety of unique marine displays hands-on activities and some 10000 sea creatures. Visitors of all ages will gain a new understanding of the world's oceans through the aquarium's ocean tanks Octopus Garden and rock pool where you’ll go face-to-face with animals never before seen in Minnesota and learn about marine conservation.Make your way through interactive exhibits such as Claws
From $24.00

Nicollet Mall Tips (13)

Who Can Turn the World On With Her Smile

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you girl, and you should know it.
With each glance and every little movement you show it.

Love is all around, no need to waste it.
You can have a town, why don't you take it.
You're gonna make it after all.
You're gonna make it after all.

For those from lands outside the U.S. and who don't know what I am on about with this tip--The Mary Tyler Moore Show is perhaps the best loved AMerican comedy show of all time. It was set in Minneapolis and had the best cast ever with the grumpy Lou Grant (Ed Asner), the staunch Murray Slaughter (Gavin MacLeod), the bumbling Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) and the girl next door, Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore).

Often times, I am accused of being grumpier than Mr. Grant--I take that as a compliment.

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zrim
Apr 14, 2004

Sculpture along the Nicollet Mall

Along the Nicollet Mall that spans much of downtown Minneapolis there are a number of sculptural groupings.
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This is one of a series of "rocks" -- some of which [as this one does] have smooth ledges for sitting. The young lady is taking advatage of it! You can see the farmers' market behind her.

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shrimp56
Sep 08, 2003

Market on the Mall

On summer Thursdays, the Minneapolis Farmer's Market expands to both sides of Nicollet Mall between Fifth and 12th Streets. Masses of flowers, fresh vegetables and fruits, honey and other produce are easy pickin's for downtown urban dwellers, picnickers and hotel guests.

Round out your lunch with something from one of the gastrotrucks which are lined up along Marquette Ave. and a few other side streets.

Don't miss the spiced nuts; they're really yummy!
The market runs from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM from May-October

http://www.mplsfarmersmarket.com/FreshNews/find-us/

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goodfish
Jun 23, 2014

Nicollet Mall

Nicollete Mall, a pedestrian street, is the place where things are happening in downtown Minneapolis. The "Mall" stretches for several blocks between Washington Avenue and South 13th Street. The street has very wide sidewalks and a two lane roadway on which only busses and taxis are allowed.

Along the way are numerous shops, restaurants with outside dining, hotels, etc. Weather permitting, you may see street entertainers and vendors which help to create a festive atmosphere. In the 1100 block, Peavey Plaza provides a nice place to relax, with fountains and shade trees.

On the beautiful spring day of our visit to Minneapolis the street was loaded with people. Street entertainers and vendors helped to create a festive atmosphere. It certainly seems to be the place to see and be seen in Minneapolis and no trip to the city would be complete without taking a stroll through Nicollete Mall, whether you're shopping, looking, or just stretching your legs.

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Jun 12, 2007
 
 
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Downtown Minneapolis Farmers Market

From May 1 - Oct. 31 on every Thursday, there is a Farmers Market along Nicollet Mall. Much of the produce sold are homegrown and organic. You can buy fresh vegitables, fruits, flowers and meats.

Best time to go is around Noon or around 5:00 PM when many downtown workers flood onto Nicollet Mall either for a lunchtime stroll or after getting off work.

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lkdahl
Aug 04, 2005

Pedestrian Heaven

Nicollet Mall (is not a shopping area, but a pedestrian friendly section of Minneapolis) is the perfect place to take a stroll in downtown Minneapolis as it is rich in shopping, people watching, nightlife, restaurants, and is ultimately very safe! A great way to pass time exploring a new city.

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savvygirl
Sep 17, 2007

Minneapolis skyways -- the way to stay warm:)

Minneapolis has several miles of skyways and tunnels to help the natives avoid the winter cold. This photo-collage shows 2 -- one with a bird-sculpture-fountain and the other showing some flowers for sale in the Nicollet Farmers' Market -- most of the skyways are on or near the Nicollet Mall.

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shrimp56
Oct 06, 2003

Shopping zone

Nicollet Mall is one of the primary shopping destinations for downtown Minneapolis. There are no automobiles allowed (except buses), which makes it a pleasure to stroll down the street or eat at a cafe. It runs for 12 blocks between 13th Street South and Washington Avenue South, between LaSalle Avenue to the west and Marquette Avenue to the east.

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Nov 19, 2003

Top 5 Minneapolis Writers

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"A Terrific Town!"
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Well, you might want to stay...

Well, you might want to stay indoors in the wintertime! (Nicollet Mall)
One great thing in the Twin Cities is that you don't have to go outside in the wintertime. Both cities' downtown buildings are linked by an intricate network of heated skyways. You can literally go anywhere downtown without stepping a foot outside!

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acemj
Aug 25, 2002

Nicollet Mall

We enjoyed walking through downtown. We stopped at coffee bars, a restaurant with outdoor tables, and did a lot of people watching. We enjoyed the local Mom & Pop shops that had more charm than the chains. We even took a picture in front of the statue of Mary Tyler Moore.

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apbeaches
Aug 25, 2008

Niccollet Mall Downtown

When I was little I thought Minneapolis was a big as New York, and I loved going for a ride downtown.. I loved looking at the tall buildings, and fountains.. it made me feel sophisticated.. as I got older I started taking the bus or riding my bike downtown... for the same reason.. although with the knowledge of New York dwarfing Minneapolis´ splendor.
I suggest walking up the pedestrian/bus only Niccollet Mall.. which is what happens to this avenue after 12th street.
You can look at Orchestra Hall and Peavey Plaza, see all the buildings, and there are plenty of restaurants here.

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Faracy
Jun 15, 2004

The IDS Crystal Court

The IDS Tower surpassed the Foshay Tower in 1971 -- and, counting its antennae, it is the tallest thing in Minnesota!
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The collage is two views of the beautiful Crystal Court.

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Sep 08, 2004

Things to Do Near Nicollet Mall

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

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Lake Calhoun

Before heading to St. Paul in my second day. I decided to check the second most visited place in Minnesota after Mall of America, the Lake Calhoun which is part of the so called Chain of lakes. The...
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Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

It is time to move on and discover quite a popular place to visit in Saint Paul: The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, which has around 2,5 mln visitor a year. The entrance to the park, zoo and also the...
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300 Nicollet Mall to 1299 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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