Before the dredging on Cedar Lake began, the Women’s Christian Association donated two-plus acres of meadow and wetland southwest of Cedar Lake for a park in 1912. That year Wirth also recommended that the park board acquire all the shores of Cedar Lake.
First Avenue & 7th St Entry (locally known as The Mainroom and The Entry) are two music venues housed in the same landmark building in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The names are derived from the building's location: the corner of First Avenue and 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis.
FlyOver America is located 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul in Mall of America ® in Bloomington, Minnesota. You can find us next to Hard Rock Cafe. Mall of America is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, featuring 520 stores, 50 restaurants and numerous family activities.
Turkeys and deer will often greet you on your way into Fort Snelling State Park. Birding Kits are available at the park office to borrow for free. Wander through the park and keep watch for migrating birds. The trails along the Minnesota River and Snelling Lake are ideal spots to see bald eagles and other wildlife.
The I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge crosses the Saint Anthony Falls of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the U.S., carrying north-south traffic on Interstate Highway 35W. The ten-lane bridge replaced the I-35W Mississippi River bridge, which collapsed on August 1, 2007.
Lake Calhoun is one of Minneapolis' largest and most popular lakes. Lake Calhoun is immediately west of the fashionable Uptown neighborhood, and as such, is popular with the beautiful people and the cool kids, fitness enthusiasts, hipster families, and those who love people-watching.
Lake Harriet proved to be the anchor for the growth of the Minneapolis park system, and for the transformation of Minneapolis’s identity into the “City of Lakes.” The acquisition of Lake Harriet, largely by donation, also established a precedent that was followed in the acquisition of Lake of the Isles, and much of Bde Maka Ska and Minnehaha Creek.
Lake of the Isles is an engineered lake, created in the early part of the 20th Century. The Park Board dredged what was originally a shallow lake and marsh complex and used the dredged material to create parkland and ultimately, a stately and picturesque park.
This 636 acre park is covered by floodplain forest. A careful observer, however, will spot urban tree and shrub species, such as spruces and lilacs, mixed in with typical floodplain forest trees. These seemingly out-of-place species hint at the area’s urban history. Lilydale Regional Park has two ...
Luce Line Regional Trail is a 38.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Minneapolis, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.
Mall of America (commonly, locally known as "MOA") is a shopping mall located in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States (a suburb of the Twin Cities). Southeast of the junction of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 77, north of the Minnesota River and across the Interstate from the Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport.
Discover the lively Mississippi riverfront — the very birthplace of Minneapolis — and experience the fiery past and dynamic present of this National Historic Landmark. Built within the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is packed with fun for all ages.
Mill Ruins Park is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and is adjacent to St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge. It is the centerpiece of the revitalization of Minneapolis' historic West Side Milling District.
The largest urban sculpture garden in the country, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a joint project of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Walker Art Center. In 2016-17, it was fully reconstructed as a more sustainable, accessible space featuring a number of new artworks.
Minnehaha Creek had been desired by early park boards for the scenic connection it provided from Lake Harriet to Minnehaha Falls. Much of the land along the creek from Humboldt Avenue to the east was acquired beginning in the 1880s. The creek upstream, or west, from Humboldt Avenue, however, didn’t hold much interest for the park board.
Minnehaha Park is a city park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, and home to Minnehaha Falls and the lower reaches of Minnehaha Creek. Minnehaha Park is part of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board which lies within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service.
Minneapolis Music and Movies in the Park. Minnehaha Park is home to several sculptures. Hiawatha and Minnehaha is a life-size bronze sculpture by Jakob Fjelde (also of Ole Bull and Minerva fame) that depicts the characters from the poem “Song of Hiawatha” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It bears the inscription: Over wide and rushing rivers In his arms he bore the maiden.
The Mississippi River Forum is a place for professionals and concerned citizens to learn and share information on the river. State of the River The State of the River report chronicles water quality within the park and how it affects wildlife, recreation, and people.
State Senators Carl Kroening of north Minneapolis and Bill Luther of Brooklyn Center obtained funding from the state legislature in 1985 for the development of a regional park on the banks of the Mississippi River from North Mississippi Park into Brooklyn Center on the west bank and Anoka County on the east bank.
Discover 1.3 million gallons of exhibits, touch real sea creatures and much more all at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium! With an amazing 300-foot ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and thousands of sea creatures, the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun!
Silverwood Park Nestled along the shores of Silver Lake, and with a focus on arts and the environment, Silverwood Park is unique in the metro area. Minutes from a busy freeway, it offers visitors an opportunity to relax in tranquil beauty and provides inspiration for artists.
The Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the only arched bridge made of stone on the entire length of the Mississippi River. It is the second oldest next to Eads Bridge.
Explore Your only limitation while visiting The Bakken Museum is your imagination. Come explore our exhibits and see for yourself Learn There’s always something to do at the Bakken Museum for learners of all ages. Check out our classes, camps, field trip opportunities and more Experience Discover why the Bakken is more than just a museum.
We create education, enlightenment and engagement through the art of Russia. Based in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, The Museum of Russian Art is the only one of its kind in North America. Through our ever changing exhibits and fresh arts and performance events, we will introduce you to the Russia you don’t know. Stop by. Be surprised.
Theodore Wirth was superintendent of Minneapolis parks from 1906 until 1935. Wirth immigrated to the United States from Switzerland at the age of 25 in 1888. After a series of jobs working for park systems and private estates, primarily as a gardener, he was hired to be the superintendent of parks in Hartford, Connecticut.
Water Park of America at the Radisson Hotel Bloomington holds the title "Tallest Indoor Water Park in the U.S." The attached 70,000 square-foot indoor waterpark is climate controlled and features the iconic – Eagle's Nest – a ten-story water slide complex that is the tallest in the country for an indoor park.