Target Field is the home turf of the Minnesota Twins. Equipped with amenities like mobile seat upgrades, predictive gaming, free WiFi and mobile tickets, it is a popular venue for sports fans. Seating a whopping 40,000, this baseball field offers a good view of the game from all seats. Special stadium tours are organized for visitors. Concerts are also held here.
This nightspot is considered by many to be the top rock club in the Twin Cities. The best of the local talent and many national acts headline each and every night. By the shape of the building, which looks like a large caboose, you would think the acoustics would be poor. Quite the contrary, as the overflow crowds will attest. Along with a great beer selection, wine, liquor and soft drinks are served. Stick with the burgers or appetizers to satisfy your hunger. Pool tables, foosball and darts provide a definite working-class atmosphere. Arrive early for local bands and even earlier for the big acts, otherwise you will be standing or miss getting in at all. Advance sale tickets are available at select locations. Price varies according to act. Doors generally open an hour or two before showtime.
Voted one of the Top 10 Concert Venues in the US by Amusement Business, this is also the permanent home of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. The sports and entertainment facility is also host to major concerts and family events. Free tours are given at 2pm on Thursdays, starting from the main lobby, on the First Avenue side of the building.
In close proximity to the Walker Art Center sits what many consider one of the boldest and most unique displays of art in the country, if not the entire world. Inaugurated in 1988, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a showcase for more than 40 works of art including major sculptures by George Segal, Ellsworth Kelly, Jenny Holzer, Henry Moore and Franz Lipschitz. The entrance to the 11-acre garden is bordered by Ampersand, a pair of colossal granite columns by Martin Puryear. The garden's centerpiece is the 'Spoonbridge and Cherry' sculpture and fountain by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The small conservatory is also home to a Frank Gehry-designed giant fish with scales of glass that rests on its tail.
The Summit Brewing Company has come a long way since it first came into business in 1986 - its beers are now some of the most popular in St. Paul. Some are seasonal (such as the Summit Maibock and the Summit Oktoberfest), while others are available all year round. You can tour the brewery from Thursday to Saturday, but reservations are required for group weekend tours.
Part of the mighty Ghermezian family estate, the Mall of America is infused with a carnival vibe. Standing strong ever since its inception in 1992, this mall is touted to be one of the country's largest, boasting a sleek, well laid-out architectural style. Complete with retail outlets, dining establishments and amusement and theme parks like the Nickelodeon Universe (one of the largest indoor theme parks in the country), this sprawling mall is home to an arsenal of entertainment-filled attractions, including 400 specialty stores, major department stores, Legoland, a flight simulation center, a movie theater, and the Sea Life Aquarium, among others. More than 50 dining options include national favorites like Ruby Tuesday and Benihana, along with more local chains like Masu Sushi & Robata.
A huge space for partying the night away, the Exchange Nightclub is your best bet for a fun night in Downtown West. Unwind with delicious cocktails and premium drinks here while dancing to fabulous music blasting from its state-of-the-art sound system. The spacious club has two bars, along with a large dancing area. The intimate VIP area with bottle service is perfect for a special occasion or party. The swanky décor, delicious drinks, warm staff, and chill vibe, will make you want to revisit soon.
A spectacular venue for events of every kind, the Lumber Exchange Event Center boasts an exceptional location within the grand, majestic and elegant Lumber Exchange Building. Renown as the oldest building in downtown and the city's first skyscraper, the Lumber Exchange Building, with its stately arches, sparkling chandeliers and elegant architectural details, sets the stage for gatherings infused with good taste and impeccable style. The Event Center features six individual spaces, each with a character of its own, ideal for events of every kind including wedding receptions, banquets, gala dinners, cocktail parties, concerts, conferences and more. Paired with skilled event planning and catering services, the Lumber Exchange Event Center has garnered rave reviews from event organizers and attendees alike.
The US Bank Theater is an adaptation for the colossal Target Center, making it more suitable to smaller performances for audiences ranging from 2500 to 7500 people. A movable floor-to-ceiling curtain transforms the Center into a more intimate theater.