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  • Lilli Putt Amusement Park
    1349 Coon Rapids Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    763-755-1450, Lilli Putt Amusement Park offers fun for the whole family with go-carts, miniature golf, and bumper boats. more info  map

  • Splatball
    2921 North 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411
    612-378-0385, Splatball has been providing paintball players with safe, quality paintball games for over 25-years. Their Minneapolis indoor location features an urban warfare layout... more info  map

  • Wheel Fun Rentals
    3000 Calhoun Parkway East, Minneapolis, MN 55408
    Lake Calhoun
    612-823-5765, They provide the perfect water ride on their comfortable kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, or stand up paddle boards. Take a captivating journey around the Minneapolis Chain... more info  map

  • Wheel Fun Rentals
    5022 West Nokomis Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55417
    Lake Nokomis
    612-729-1127, Wheel Fun Rentals is located right next to the pavilion on West Beach with a variety of bikes, boats and specialty cycles.  more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Ard Godfrey House
    50 University Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    Near St. Anthony Falls on the Riverfront
    612-870-8001, Furnished with period furnishings, the Greek Revival-style Ard Godfrey House is the oldest remaining wood frame house in Minneapolis. Tours are normally available from... more info  map

  • Foshay Tower
    821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402
    612-359-3030, Built as a tribute to the Washington Monument, the Art Deco-style, 447-foot Foshay Tower was the first skyscraper built west of the Mississippi and the tallest building... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Brooklyn Park Historical Farm (Eidem Homestead)
    4345 101st Avenue, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
    763-493-8333, The Brooklyn Park Historical Farm is a 10-acre living record of farm life in Minnesota during the years of 1890 to 1910. Owned by the Eidem family for 82 years, the... more info  map

  • Lakewood Cemetery
    3600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408
    612-822-2171, One may embark upon self-guided walking tours through almost 150 years of local history at this cemetery by reading about the people who made Minneapolis what it is... more info

  • Saint Anthony Falls Historic Site
    Renamed by Father Louis Hennepin after his patron saint, Saint Anthony of Padua; Saint Anthony Falls is the only waterfall on the Mississippi River and is known as the... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Bakken Library and Museum of Electricity in Life
    3537 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55416
    Located on the West Side of Lake Calhoun
    612-926-3878, An independent, non-profit educational institution founded in 1975 by Earl E. Bakken, inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker; "the Bakken is a center for... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • American Swedish Institute
    2600 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
    612-871-4907, Founded in 1929, this museum and cultural center celebrates the Swedish culture. Housed in the Turnblad Mansion, which is listed on the National Registry of Historical... more info  map

  • American Wings Air Museum (AWAM)
    P.O. Box 49322, Blaine, MN763-786-4146, The American Wings Air Museum strives to find, restore and preserve the heritage of America's military support aircraft. Not only is the AWAM a working museum with... more info

  • Bell Museum of Natural History
    10 Church Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    612-624-7083, Situated on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota, "the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History was established by state legislative mandate in 1872 to... more info  map

  • Foci - Minnesota Center for Glass Arts
    2010 East Hennepin, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    Building 10
    612-623-3624, "Foci MCGA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit glass studio, education center and exhibition space dedicated to the education and exhibition of glass arts." more info

  • Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
    333 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    612-625-9494, Housed in a stainless steel and brick building designed by architect Frank Gehry, on the east bank of the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus, the Weisman Art... more info  map

  • Hennepin History Museum
    2303 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-870-1329, An award-winning history museum situated in the 1919 George Christian House, this museum features changing exhibits depicting the history of Hennepin County and an... more info  map

  • Humphrey Forum, The
    301 Nineteenth Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    612-624-5799, This museum of history, government and politics features an exhibit dedicated to the ideals, career and public life of Hubert Humphrey. more info  map

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery
    2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-874-3667, MCAD Gallery showcases and interprets contemporary art and design by local, regional and national artists and designers through diverse exhibitions and events throughout... more info  map

  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Located 1 Mile South of Downtown Minneapolis
    612-870-3131, Minnesota's largest art educator, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts houses more than 80,000 objects from diverse cultural traditions spanning 5,000 years of world... more info  map

  • Minnesota Transportation Museum
    193 Pennsylvania Avenue East (Office), St. Paul, MN 55130
    651-228-0263, The Minnesota Transportation Museum operates five sites over a 75 mile area: an operating streetcar line, interstate tourist railroad, a depot museum, the former Jackson... more info  map

  • Northern Clay Center
    2424 Franklin Avenue East, Minneapolis, MN 55406
    612-339-8007, A established, regionally based national ceramic arts organization, the Northern Clay Center features 10 exhibitions each year, which includes functional, sculptural,... more info  map

  • Original Baseball Hall of Fame of Minnesota
    910 South Third Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    612-375-9707, Near the Metrodome in Minneapolis, the Original Baseball Hall of Fame Museum of Minnesota features exhibits of uniforms, baseball cards, World Series bats, autographed... more info  map

  • Sosin & Sosin Gallery
    1231 Washington Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    612-378-0581, The Sosin & Sosin Gallery showcases the work of Georgette Sosin and Henry Sosin. Georgette's mediums include sculptures, prints, and drawings. Henry's preferred media... more info  map

  • Walker Art Center
    1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Adjacent to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
    612-375-7600, The first public art gallery in the Upper Midwest, the Walker Art Center "is recognized internationally as a singular model of a multidisciplinary arts organization and... more info  map

  • Wells Fargo History Museum
    90 South 7th Street, Skyway Level, Minneapolis, MN 55479
    612-667-4210, Wells Fargo's mid-western heritage is depicted at this museum though various exhibits which include an original 1863 Concord Coach, a recreated 1900 town bank, coins,... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
    Theodore Wirth Parkway and Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55422
    Located in Theodore Wirth Park
    612-370-4903, The oldest public wildflower garden in the United States, the 15-acre Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary features seasonal displays of native wildflowers... more info  map

  • Lyndale Park Gardens & the Roberts Bird Sanctuary
    4124 Roseway Road, Minneapolis, MN 55409
    Located in Lyndale Park
    612-370-4838, Adjacent to Roseway Road on the northeast shore of Lake Harriet, the Lyndale Park Gardens & the Roberts Bird Sanctuary features four distinctive gardens: the Rose... more info

  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
    726 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Across from the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater, the 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a joint project of the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park and... more info  map

  • Minnesota Zoo
    13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124
    952-431-9200 or 952-431-9500, Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Minnesota Zoo features more than 2,000 animals, with over 400 species being represented in their natural... more info

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