Bustling with live music enthusiasts, The Fillmore Minneapolis is a trendy and upbeat venue for concerts. With a capacity to accommodate over a thousand guests, the interiors are rustic chic with traditional accents like striking crystal chandeliers. The venue also has a restaurant and bar which allows visitors to relish delicious drinks and food during gigs. Perfect for a night-out, The Fillmore will leave you impressed.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts boasts an impressive selection of Impressionist paintings. Originally constructed in 1915, the Institute has been amazing gallery-goers with its substantial collection of over 85,000 pieces of American and European artists' works for roughly a century. Works on display here range from those by such legends as Matisse and Kandinsky to Picasso and Rodin. In addition to American and European paintings, there is also an excellent Asian collection.
Once the largest flour mill in the world, the Mill City Museum aims to showcase the ins and outs of the intricate process of milling. The flour milling industry was one of the top industries in Minneapolis and the museum will show visitors the vast history of flour production. Walkthrough the old factory and take in the sights. Don't forget to check out their classes, lectures and many other special events that take place throughout the year.
Some of the city's largest and most elegant homes frame Lake of the Isles. This man-made lake is well stocked with panfish, attracting anglers of all ages in the warm months as well as the cold. Swimming is not advised, but the setting is delightful for sunbathing, a picnic or reading a book under a large shade tree. In winter, park officials designate skating areas and erect a warming house. Walking, jogging or biking around its 2.7 miles of shoreline provides outstanding views of the downtown and the surrounding neighborhood. The serene atmosphere of Lake of the Isles makes it the lake of choice for canoeists. The southern portion of the lake is connected to the city's largest lake, Lake Calhoun, by a quiet channel.
One of the country's largest and most spectacular churches, the Cathedral of St. Paul sits high on a hill (aptly known as Cathedral Hill) overlooking downtown and the Mississippi River Valley. The structure opened in 1915, although extensive interior work continued for several more years. The massive copper dome is 300 feet above the nave's floor and the walls are covered in pale Minnesota granite. A pair of carillon towers flanks the building's Summit Avenue façade and the sanctuary seats 3000 worshipers. Guided tours are offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1p.
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.
Formerly known as the Lock and Dam No. 2, the Meeker Island Lock and Dam, is not only a place of excellent picturesque views but also an amazing place to take a day off and spend some family time. Be it a family outing, or a picnic with friends, one can thoroughly enjoy the scenic views of the dam, along e=with the trails along the dam. One can just sit and enjoy the serenity of the view at the benches or just spend family time at the picnic tables.
Paikka is an events space located close to the historic neighborhood of Prospect Park. Paikka’s interior has a rustic charm with its bare brick walls. The stark white walls in the kitchen area are spruced up with aesthetically placed house plants, also extended from the ceiling that add the needed color and freshness to the room. The hall is divided into two major events room, a lounge area and a kitchen are that can overall accommodate upto 270 people.
Lake Monster Brewing Company is housed in a warehouse-style single story building and is a great place to relax and grab a couple of chilled brews. They have around eight regular beers on tap and numerous seasonal and unique brews from time to time. Some of the favorites include the North Shore Ale, the Indian Pale Gose, and the Empty Rowboat IPA. The ambiance is lively and fun and is enhanced by the occasional live music performances hosted here. The brews are reasonably priced and although they do not serve food you can always enjoy a quick bite at the food truck outside.