10 Things to Do Near Minneapolis in Fall

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With so many things to do in the Twin Cities area, it can be hard to decide what should be incorporated into your plans. Need help? We’ve got you covered. Check out these top 10 attractions in Minneapolis.

Chain of Lakes Regional Park

Various Locations

As one of the most popular park destinations in the area, Chain of Lakes Regional Park is a great way for you to get outside and take in the scenery. This wonderful urban recreation area includes five lakes: Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Cedar Lake, and Brownie Lake.

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Weisman Art Museum

333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN

If you love to enjoy art, you’ll definitely want to check out this art museum. Not only is the architecture of the building incredible, but the works located inside are equally as breathtaking. The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is located on the University of Minnesota campus.

Minnehaha Regional Park

4801 S Minnehaha Drive, Minneapolis, MN

As one of Minneapolis’s oldest and most popular parks, Minnehaha Regional Park is an awesome way to get outdoors and exercise. Including a 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, and spots overlooking the river, you’ll get plenty of Instagram-worthy photos of you and your loved ones.

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Minneapolis Institute of Art

2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

With more than 90,000 works of art within its walls, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is a fantastic destination for people of all ages to visit. With art representing over 5,000 years of history, culture, and various art styles, there is no doubt you will leave feeling inspired. Oh, and general admission is free!

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN

This 11-acre urban park has plenty of open space and greenery, and not to mention the famous sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry. Though it is located within Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden offers free admission.

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Mill City Museum

704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

As the name suggests, Minneapolis was a large contributor to the flour milling industry in the 19th century. There is no doubt you will walk away from a tour at this museum with vast newfound knowledge and appreciation for this incredible city and its roots. 

Guthrie Theater

818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

For over 50 years, Guthrie Theater has been an attraction for many tourists and locals alike. As a center for theater education, performances, and production, theater buffs will truly thrive at this attraction. You won’t want to miss a show at Guthrie Theater! 

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN

The American Swedish Institute is a staple attraction in Minneapolis for many reasons, including its architecture, but some of the most notable are its influence on culture and art surrounding the area. Visit this spot to learn about the history, and maybe even take a class while you’re there!

Target Field

1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN

This historic spot, located in the warehouse district downtown, quite literally covers all of the bases. Target Field is a fantastic attraction for family and friends to catch a Minnesota Twins ballgame while in Minneapolis. 

Mall of America

60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN

If you’re looking for places to shop near Minneapolis, the Mall of America is one of the most visited attractions in the United States. Featuring over 500 stores, an aquarium and a rollercoaster, there is definitely something for everyone — and of course, you’ll find everything on your shopping list. Mall of America opened its doors to residents in 1992.

What are your favorite places to go in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area? Share with us in the comments!