Minneapolis Tourism

Visit Minneapolis - Best of Minneapolis

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!

Minneapolis Travel Tips

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.
More about Minneapolis

Facts and Stats for Minneapolis*

  • Pollution Statistics in Minneapolis

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

    • Air Pollution 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 26.52 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.28 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.88 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 9.09 (Very Low)
  • Minneapolis: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Minneapolis for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Minneapolis.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.23 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.36 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.18 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 44.91 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 36.79 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 42.13 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 54.63 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.09 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.45 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.64 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.64 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.48 (Moderate)
  • Living in Minneapolis - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Minneapolis is 175.39 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 51.18 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 51.46 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 20.17 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.76 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 81.96 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 81.01 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.54 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 123.74 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Minneapolis

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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