Walker Sculpture Garden

Visiting Minneapolis for the first time? Haven’t been back to the U for awhile?   We are confident that you will find plenty to do and see during your stay.   

A few highlights that are favorites of our faculty & staff:  

Breweries:  Minnesota is home to more than 100 breweries. Some of our favorites: Bauhaus, IndeedSociable Cider Werks, Utepils and Dangerous Man. Of course, always popular is the nearby Surly Beer Hall, which features a full menu in addition to 20+ beer options.

Restaurants: We aren’t ones to brag, but the Minneapolis foodie scene is seriously underrated. Here’s what Minneapolis-based chef and Bizarre foods host Andrew Zimmern recommended to those visiting for the 2018 Superbowl.

Sporting Events: Minneapolis/Twin Cities are one of the few cities in the country with a professional team in every major sport. The Minnesota Twins St. Paul SaintsMinnesota United and Minnesota Lynx play in the summer.  Then, the Minnesota Vikings, Timberwolves and Wild keep us busy in the fall/winter.  We also cheer on our University of Minnesota Golden Gophers!  Minneapolis and St. Paul are also known for some of the top sports venues in America: the Twins’ Target Field, Gopher Football’s TCF Bank Stadium, Wild’s Xcel Energy Center, and the Vikings’ new U.S. Bank Stadium, home to the 2018 Superbowl.  Schedules will be updated as available!

Arts/Culture: The Twin Cities has the 2nd most theater seats per capita behind New York City, so it is no problem to find high quality live theater on any given day.  The Guthrie Theater located just across the river from campus, is an excellent place to catch a show. Minnesota Orchestra, Hennepin Theater Trust and the Ordway are also top theater venues. Rather take in a museum? The Walker Art Center is one of the top five most visited modern art museums in the country. It’s sculpture garden features the Spoonbridge and Cherry, synonymous with Minneapolis.

Shopping: Minnesota is home to the first enclosed mall as well as the largest mall in America, so it’s safe to say we take shopping seriously.  Minnesota also has no sales tax on clothing, which is no doubt one of the reasons people flock to places like Mall of America year round. We also like to support our local shops, especially those in the North Loop and ExcelsiorVogue agrees!

Need more ideas? This list will keep you busy!