Tag Archive: Minneapolis Attractions

Jul 20

St. Anthony Falls –  Minnesota

The mighty Mississippi only had one natural waterfall which was named St. Anthony Falls by Father Louis Hennepin in 1680.  By the impression given off by the early explorers it was a heck of a site.  Minneapolis grew up around St. Anthony Falls.  Unfortunately for the waterfall, it paid the price of the areas progress …

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Jul 20

Stone Arch Bridge –  Minnesota

There is only one like it over the entire 2,320 miles of the Mississippi River.  Built in 1883 by a railroad baron, the Stone Arch Bridge is truly unique.  2100 feet long with 23 bricked arches the Stone Arch Bridge has the distinction of being a National Civil Engineering Landmark. It is also one of …

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Jul 17

Great Zoo Exhibit: Tropics Trail

As my oldest daughter said, “it is a never-ending rainforest.”  The Tropics Trail is a wonderful immersion exhibit found at the Minnesota Zoo. It’s my daughters favorite exhibit.  Easy to see why.  Lots of fun entertaining animals to see.  Tons of variety as well as a large aquarium enclosure.  The Tropics Trail really had it …

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Jul 16

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

One of the iconic views of Minneapolis can be found at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.  The Spoonbridge and Cherry with the Minneapolis skyline in the background.  Albeit it was not the best conditions to see that beautiful skyline on a cloudy day.  Sometimes you just have to make the best of the situation which we …

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Jul 12

Minnehaha Falls – Minnesota

One of the most visited and must see stops in Minneapolis is Minnehaha Falls Regional Park.  With close to a million-people visiting the area every year.  Minnehaha Park offers lots of things to do from running and biking trails, a wading pool, dog park, outdoor concerts and restaurant dinning.  This is Minneapolis at its finest. …

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Jul 09

Great Zoo Exhibit: Grizzly Coast

The Grizzly Coast is one of three total immersion exhibits found in the Minnesota Zoo.  An incredible exhibit that swept us to the Russian Far East.  This was our second trip to the Minnesota Zoo. Thanks to exhibits like the Grizzly Coast it still holds up as one of our favorite zoos we have ever …

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Dec 19

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: A Very Fine Art Collection

Design of the Building

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is a must see attraction in the heart of the city of Minneapolis.  It is home to world-class art that spans thousands of years.  The museum has over 80,000 pieces of art so there will be something for everybody to enjoy when visiting.  The Minneapolis Institute of Art also brings …

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Nov 14

Minnesota Zoo: One of the Best Zoos Around

Tropical Reef

Karen and I were really impressed with the Minnesota Zoo.  In fact, Karen said that it was her second favorite zoo just behind her favorite which is the zoo in Memphis.  What we liked so much about the Minnesota Zoo was the fact that they had very cutting edge exhibits and it seemed like every …

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