Area Attractions

Discover all the excitement Minnesota has to offer while staying near popular Minneapolis attractions like Mall of America, Nickelodeon Universe and Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Business and leisure travelers alike will find plenty of things to do in Minneapolis, whether they are adventure-seekers, art lovers or looking for family-friendly activities. There is something for everyone in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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Family Activities

Mall of America

It’s a quintessential mall experience you will not find anywhere else. Discover one of the theme parks and various attractions, like Nickelodeon Universe, LEGO, and the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Enjoy Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, “Minnesota’s home for laughs."

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

Home to thousands of aquatic creatures, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium is located inside the Mall of America and is a must-see. The largest underground aquarium in the world invites you to get up close with a vast array of underwater creatures.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Take a walk on the wild side at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, complete with a seal island, Tropical Encounters exhibit, and a world-class polar bear exhibit. The park is open year-round with free admission to the public.

Crayola Experience

The Crayola Experience is a kids’ attraction like no other, where creativity is at the center of every activity. Beyond the endless activities and interactive exhibits, you can also learn how crayons are made at the factory show or create and name your own crayons to take home.

Museums & Culture

Science Museum of Minnesota

The Science Museum of Minnesota offers a hands-on approach to science learning and entertainment. It features the Experiment Gallery, an Egyptian mummy, an authentic Mississippi River towboat, a convertible-dome Omnitheater and interactive exhibits for all ages!

Guthrie Theater

Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi in downtown Minneapolis, Guthrie is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. It presents both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures.

American Swedish Institute

A gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden. The American Swedish Institute is vibrant museum and cultural center.

The Great Outdoors

Minnehaha Falls

This 193-acre park showcases a 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs and the Mississippi River. Located at the intersection of Hiawatha Avenue and Minnehaha Parkway in Minneapolis, the Falls and its environs are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Downtown Minneapolis

Minnesota Orchestra

Orchestra Hall is home to the distinguished, Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, founded in 1903, who stage roughly 175 performances each year. The venue is known for its outstanding acoustics, which one can visually appreciate with the more than 100 panels on the ceiling and back wall of the stage, directing sound down and out into the house.


The Dakota Jazz Club is a delightful music venue/chef-driven restaurant combination. It has hosted a wide variety of artists including Lucinda Williams, Philip Glass, Rickie Lee Jones, Suzanne Vega, Cowboy Junkies, Angelique Kidjo, Mavis Staples, Anoushka Shankar, Nick Lowe and Ronnie Spector.

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

You can find the popular Mary Tyler Moore statue at Nicollet and 7th Street. A beloved attraction by fans, tourists and locals since it first arrived on Nicollet in 2001, the statue captures the iconic moment Mary throws her Tam o' Shanter in the air during the opening credits of the 1970s hit TV Show.