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This is one of the most spectacular urban delights of south Minneapolis. Winding its way from the south shore of Lake Harriet, Minnehaha Creek cuts a 5-mile path along 50th Street on its way to the Mississippi River. Picturesque Minnehaha Parkway, running parallel to the creek, is a splendid drive featuring lush gardens and large shade trees. The route can also be traversed by foot or bike via the trails. The culmination of the gurgling and bubbling creek as it rushes to meet the mighty Mississippi is the cascading splendor of Minnehaha Falls and 170-acre magnificent Minnehaha Park. One of the city's most-used stretches of parkland, it features several large picnic grounds, formal gardens, playing fields, hiking trails, and undeveloped natural areas. Four different staircases, made of local stone, lead from the uplands to various spots along the creek bottom. There they connect to a trail that follows the creek to its confluence with the river across from St. Paul's Hidden Falls Park. A separate paved trail connects the park to historic Fort Snelling State Park. Of special historical significance is the John H Stevens House Museum that was recently moved to park grounds south of the Falls.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory opened in 1873 and is spread across 759 acres (307.16 hectares). Owned by the city, it features a large cat exhibit, a seal island, a primate facility, a zone for aquatic animals, African hoofed animals and a polar bear exhibit. It is a great place for family outings where you get to learn in a fun-filled environment. Since it is a huge space, chances are that you might miss out on some attractions which are just an added incentive to come back again. Explore their various themed gardens, take a ride on the historic carousel, or visit the children's gallery and check out their frog conservation exhibit. Don't miss out on Como Town, their amusement park, as well.
This classy bar and grill has been a pioneer among local restaurants by offering regional, home-produced food. This casually chic establishment has evolved into the best place to hear local and national jazz acts. An intimate stage separates the bar from the dining room. The acoustics are considered some of the best in the Upper Midwest. The menu features trout from a Wisconsin farm and local game fowl, mushrooms, and wild rice. It is all put together with the utmost care and a lot of imagination. The wine (including some by local wineries), beer and liquor selection is impeccable.
Sabai Body Temple specializes in providing its clients with healing massages. Located in Uptown Minneapolis, this day spa offers a number of massage enhancements to add to your relaxation, including a zen treatment designed to melt away the stresses of everyday life. Sabai Body Temple also offers couples' massage packages and pre-natal massages.
Located in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, Vizi Spa & Salon has been providing relaxing and rejuvenating treatments to its customers since the year 2001. The spa, which derives its name from an Italian word meaning indulge, spoil and pamper, offers visitors exactly what the name suggests. Hair coloring and cutting, perming, eaxing, makeup and facials, and a variety of massages are among the services on offer here. Their couples packages are ideal for a romantic time out with your beloved.
Fusion Lifespa is a beautiful luxury day spa located in Deephaven, Minnesota. This spa focuses on holistic treatments, offering massages, acupuncture, and organic waxing, among other treatments. This decor is Asian-inspired and eco-friendly, making Fusion Lifespa a beautiful and relaxing place.