Minneapolis Tourism

It is one half of the twin cities of Minneapolis- St. Paul’s. It is also the largest city of Minnesota consisting of further districts as follows:

  • Downtown- This is the Central Business District with the major sports and theater venues and also clubs, parks, restaurants. It has excellent nightlife.
  • The South consists of the West Bank, Seward, Midtown, Nokomis, Longfellow, and Minnehaha Park.
  • The Southwest consists of the Uptown, Lyn-Lake, Linden Hills, Eat Street, and the Chain of Lakes. Lots of indie theatre, music cafes and bars. This is one of the most popular tourist attraction areas in the city.
  • North consists of Uptown, Lyn-Lake, Linden Hills, Eat Street, and the Chain of Lakes are more bohemian, funky place. Lots of grunge and tattoos. It’s favorite for young families.
  • Northeast is the birthplace of the city and here you will come across the real history in Old Saint Anthony, old Victorian houses on Nicollet Island; fantastic ethnic food, and fun social clubs.
  • The South East has Dinkytown, Prospect Park, Como, and the University of Minnesota.

The name "Minneapolis", meaning "The City of Lakes" in a mash-up of the Dakota word ‘minne’ and the Ancient Greek word ‘polis’, refers to the city's 22 natural lakes together they call it Chain Of Lakes.

The city is also one of the most festive in the country! They have the one largest state fairs in the USA. They have Zombie runs. They have Prides. They have Zombie pub crawls. They have a Renaissance Festival!

Essential travel information and Minneapolis tips for your visit

  • Smoking is not allowed in Minneapolis.
  • Dial 911 for emergencies and 311 for non-emergencies.
  • Keep your eyes open and your ears too always.
  • The Near North, Camden and Phillip districts are not at all safe at night. Avoid even driving by these places during these times.
  • Clothing is very important here due to the extremes in temperatures. Wear warm coats during the winter and waterproof footwear during the summers and monsoons. Even during the summers, keep your hands covered to escape from the sharp heat.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Minneapolis

  • Historic Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour
    Historic Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour10 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Discover some of the best eateries in Minneapolis during the Historic Northeast Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour. Exper...

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  • Save 9% FlyOver America
    FlyOver America1 Reviews

    Duration: 25 Mins

    See America like never before! With FlyOver America you'll feel like you are truly flying with wind, scents, mist and other a...

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  • Minneapolis Riverwalk Food Tour
    Minneapolis Riverwalk Food Tour5 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Hungry for an off-the-beaten path Minneapolis food experience?Join in as weexplore one of the city's trendy and historical ne...

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  • Minneapolis Eat and Sip Food Tour
    Minneapolis Eat and Sip Food Tour1 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    This three hour food tour includes carefully selected food and beverage sampling as you weave your way through Minneapolis' l...

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  • Know the pollution level of Minneapolis before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.63 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 30.32 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.67 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 19.15 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 17.39 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 17.05 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.23 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Minneapolis for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Minneapolis.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.99 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.78 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 51.52 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.16 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 35.49 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.44 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 42.07 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.35 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.59 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.67 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.51 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.83 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.88 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Minneapolis is 181.83 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 51.28 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 49.46 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 23.79 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.73 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.18 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.03 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.11 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.61 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Minneapolis

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.89 USD

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