Things to do in Minneapolis

Explore the lakes and waterfalls of Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota, USA. It is called the “City of Lakes” because of the many lakes that can be found in the city, along with numerous waterfalls, creeks, and other bodies of water. Different sports are also well established in the city.


Things to do in Minneapolis


Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

If you want to visit a very unusual art museum, go to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. It is an outdoor art museum where you can see larger-than-life art exhibits. Its main highlight is the Spoonbridge and Cherry Sculpture.


Sports and leisure

There are a lot of sport related things to do in Minneapolis for the one looking to do some sporting activates during the vacation. Why not combine sports and leisure by playing golf or sport fishing. There are several golf clubs in Minneapolis where you can enjoy a round or two. Sport fishing facilities are also topnotch in the city because of the presence of the many lakes and creeks in and around Minneapolis.

There are also several major professional sports team that you can watch out for when you visit the city. Ice hockey, baseball, and football are just some of the most popular games played in Minneapolis.


Minnesota Zoo

If you are looking for a holiday destination outside the city, you can visit Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley.


When to go to Minneapolis

The city of Minneapolis features a humid continental climate and experiences extreme temperatures. Summers can be brutally hot and can sometimes even reach 35°C (95°F) while winters are cold and snowy, with average temperatures usually a little below freezing.



If you are a running enthusiast, plan your holiday during the two most important marathon seasons in the city. The Minneapolis Marathon takes place in May or June annually while the Twin Cities Marathon is held every October.


Minnesota Fringe Festival

In August, you can join the Minnesota Fringe Festival which is considered one of the biggest non-juried performing arts festivals in the USA.

Minneapolis Facts

Population382 578
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportMinneapolis St Paul Intl, United States (MSP)

Minneapolis average temperatures

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Golf in Minneapolis

There are over 40 golf courses in the city of flour and sawdust. Theodore Wirth Golf Course is one of the most centrally located courses. With its natural habitat being Theodore Wirth Park, it is no understatement that it is a scenic beauty with lush surroundings and reflecting lakes. Other great courses include Hiawatha Golf Course, Francis A. Gross Golf Course and University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course. Don't miss them if you are looking for a great golfing experience.

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Minneapolis Marathon

The course of the Minneapolis Marathon will take you on a tour of the inner city of Minneapolis. It starts near the Wirth Lake, travels north past Crystal Lake towards the 6k mark at the Mississippi River, which you will run along for the rest of the race. The Minneapolis Marathon is an annual event in the month of May and features a main marathon, a half-marathon and a team relay challenge. This is your chance to experience the historic Mississippi River with your running shoes on!

Twin Cities Marathon

This event is annually held in October and features the two cities, Minneapolis and St Paul. The course features the many lakes that make the cities of Minneapolis and St Paul what they are. You will for example pass Lake Hiawatha, Lake Nokomis, Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun just to name a few and then of course there is the iconic Mississippi River. If a full marathon is too much there is also a half-marathon, a 10k and a 5k. If you want to see the best of two cities, this might be the marathon for you!

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