Top 5 Reasons to Go
Theater: The Guthrie Theater tops the best-of-the-best list, garnering international acclaim as one of three theaters around the U.S. to attract London's Royal Shakespeare Company. The Hennepin Avenue Theatre District brings Broadway to Minneapolis, or for something different, try one of the many experimental theaters.
Architecture: Between the world-class architects who have added their modern designs and the old art deco preserved in the historic landmarks, architecture lovers will have a full itinerary.
Mall of America: The largest enclosed mall in the nation.
Minneapolis Sound: Prince, the Replacements, Soul Asylum, Atmosphere—these local musicians define the genre that has been reproduced by artists across the country. Local darlings Bob Dylan and Mason Jennings round out that sweet Twin Cities noise. Missing out on this city's music scene should be illegal. Check out the iconic First Avenue & Seventh Street Entry in Minneapolis or the hipster Turf Club in St. Paul (1601 University Ave 651/647–0486 www.turfclub.net) for a dose of that sweet Twin Cities noise.
Chain of Lakes: Minnesota isn't called the Land of 10,000 Lakes for nothing. Rent a canoe at Lake Calhoun and disappear for the day. Enjoy an outdoor concert at Lake Harriet, or head out to Lake Minnetonka for the ultimate boating experience.
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