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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.
Gamut Gallery is open to art in the form of illustration and performance. Their exhibitions showcases contemporary art with splendid paintings, photography and sculptural work. Apart from the illustrative art work, the center invites artists performing musical shows, dances. It is open to concerts and varied forms of art shows. You can also book their space for any upcoming event or party. Visit them to be a part of a art culture that connects people. While you are here don't forget to visit their store and purchase a painting or sculpture as a souvenir.
A romantic landmark in the city, the 640.08 meter (2100 feet) long Stone Arch Bridge used to be a railway bridge for the Manitoba line. It is the second oldest bridge across the river. Erected in 1883 by James Hill, a railway tycoon, it spans proudly across the Mississippi river in a curve. The twenty-three arches are a sight to behold and serve as a scenic welcome for travelers to the city. Tourists love to watch the ships sail past here. Today, the bridge is open for pedestrians and bikers.
Located off Lake Hiawatha, the Lake Hiawatha Park is a wonderful green park-space that is well known for its natural beauty. Enjoy the crisp air here as you indulge in the many sports and games with friends and family. Children love playing in the kid's area here. There are trails where you can enjoy morning and evening walks.
The Riverfront District in Minneapolis is a network of charming parks and landmarks along the river. Attractions include a boat dock at Boom Island, an amphitheater at Nicollet Island, and a bandstand at Father Hennepin Bluffs. There is also public art on display and a playground on Boom Island, making the Riverfront District an enriching and enjoyable destination for a day of family fun.
Well known as the Ford Parkway Bridge, and 46th Street Bridge, the Intercity Bridge is touted to be one of the largest bridges built using reinforced concrete. This bridge stretches across the Mississippi River, thereby connecting the 46th Street and Ford Parkway of Minneapolis and Saint Paul respectively.