150 Fun Things To Do In Minneapolis & St Paul

Looking for some awesome things to do in Minneapolis or St Paul this weekend? Look no further because we’ve got you covered! Whether you live in the Twin Cities or are just visiting for a few days, we guarantee that there are some hidden gems on this list of attractions that will make your time in Minneapolis and St Paul great! Enjoy!

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Sculpture Garden

See the Spoon & Cherry at the Sculpture Garden

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US Pond Hockey Championships

Watch the US Pond Hockey Championships

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Stone Arch Bridge

Watch the Fireworks from Stone Arch Bridge

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5-8 Club

Compare Juicy Lucys at Matt’s Bar & 5-8 Club

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Stars at Loring Park

Watch a Movie Under the Stars at Loring Park

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Minneapolis Institute of Art

Visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art

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MN State Fair

Try New Foods at the MN State Fair

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Afternoon Bike Ride

Rent a Nice Ride Bike for an Afternoon

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Betty Danger’s Country Club

Try Wacky Drinks at Betty Danger’s Country Club

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Gophers Play Hockey

See the Gophers Play Hockey

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Lyndale Park Rose Garden

Walk around the Lyndale Park Rose Garden

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Brit’s Pub

Go Lawn Bowling at Brit’s Pub

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Guthrie Theater

See a Show at the famous Guthrie Theater

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90s Music at Honey

Dance all night to 90s Music at Honey

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Minnehaha Falls

Walk Around Minnehaha Falls

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Basilica Block Party

Rock out at Basilica Block Party

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Lake Calhoun/Harriet

Lay on the Beach at Lake Calhoun/Harriet

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Minneapolis Skyway System

Explore the Minneapolis Skyway System

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Sea Salt Eatery

Eat some Seafood at Sea Salt Eatery

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Bike Ride

Bike around the Lakes

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Timberwolves/Lynx Game

Catch a Timberwolves/Lynx Game

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Red Bull Crashed Ice

See Extreme Ice Skating at Red Bull Crashed Ice

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Target Field

See the Twins Play at Target Field

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LGBT Pride Parade

Attend the Twin Cities LGBT Pride Parade

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Mpls Farmers Market

Sample Local Food at the Mpls Farmers Market

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Frozen Lake

Visit the Ice Shanty Projects on a Frozen Lake

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Shout House Dueling Pianos Bar

Sing Along at Shout House Dueling Pianos Bar

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Macy’s Santaland

Take the Family to Macy’s Santaland

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Manny’s

Try the Best Steak in the Cities at Manny’s

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MN Children’s Museum

Take the Kids to the MN Children’s Museum

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Minnesota Fringe Festival

Attend the Minnesota Fringe Festival

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Grand Avenue

Explore Grand Avenue in St Paul

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Como Conservatory

Walk through the Como Conservatory

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Gophers Play Football

Watch the Gophers Play Football

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Soap Factory’s Haunted Basement

Visit the Soap Factory’s Haunted Basement

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in St Paul

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Mill City Museum

Learn about Mpls History at Mill City Museum

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First Avenue

See a Band Perform at First Avenue

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Mall of America

Wander Around the Mall of America

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Surly Brewing Co

Enjoy a Beer at Surly Brewing Co

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The Wild

Get Your Hockey Fix with the Wild

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Northeast Minneapolis Breweries

Tour the Northeast Minneapolis Breweries

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Powderhorn Park

Go to the May Day Parade at Powderhorn Park

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Training Camp

Watch the Minnesota Vikings at Training Camp

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Air National Guard Museum

Do a Guided Tour of the Air National Guard Museum

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Popular Local Rinks

Go Ice Skating Outdoors at Popular Local Rinks

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Midtown Global Market

Experience the World at the Midtown Global Market

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Smack Shack

Try Lobster Mac & Cheese at Smack Shack

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Centennial Lakes Park

Go Mini Golfing at Centennial Lakes Park

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Bell Museum of National History

Visit the Bell Museum of National History

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Harriet Streetcar Line

Take a Ride on the Harriet Streetcar Line

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Segway History Tour

Do a Minneapolis Segway History Tour

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Kerfoot Canopy Tour

Zip Line the Tree Tops on the Kerfoot Canopy Tour

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Gasthof’s Oktoberfest

Drink German Beer at Gasthof’s Oktoberfest

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the Pourhouse

Party and Dance All Night at the Pourhouse

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Foshay Tower

Get Incredible Views from the Top of the Foshay Tower

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Marvel Bar

Drink a Classic Gin Martini at Marvel Bar

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Merlin’s Rest

Have a Drink from the Whiskey Bible at Merlin’s Rest

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Mpls Trails

Take a Bike Ride on the Many Miles of Mpls Trails

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Lake Calhoun

Rent a Kayak or Paddleboard at Lake Calhoun

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Union’s Glass Roof

Eat Dinner under the Union’s Glass Roof in the Winter

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Sever’s Famous Corn Maze

Get Lost in Sever’s Famous Corn Maze

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Minneapolis Boat Show

Find Your Dream Boat at the Minneapolis Boat Show

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Saints Stadium

Tailgate at the St Paul Saints Stadium

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Minnesota History Center

Pay a Visit to the Minnesota History Center

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Minneapolis Parks

Watch a Free Music Concert at Minneapolis Parks

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Local Twin Cities Organization

Volunteer at a Local Twin Cities Organization

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Zombie Pub Crawl

Participate in the Zombie Pub Crawl

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Textile Center Exhibits

Appreciate Fiber Art at the Textile Center Exhibits

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Uptown Theatre

See a Classic Movie at Midnight at Uptown Theatre

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Minnesota State Capitol

Take a Tour of the Minnesota State Capitol

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Loppet Ski Festival

Experience Winter Sports at the City of Lake Loppet Ski Festival

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Irish Pub

Grab a Drink on the patio at Kieran’s Irish Pub

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Eastern European food

Stop in to Kramarczuk’s for Eastern European food

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Science Museum of Minnesota

Visit the Science Museum of Minnesota

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Art a-Whirl Festival

Join the Northeast Arts Scene at the Art a-Whirl Festival

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Minnehaha Falls

Gaze in awe at a Frozen Minnehaha Falls in the winter

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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

See a Free Concert at The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

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West & East River Parkways

Take a Drive along the scenic West & East River Parkways

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The Depot in Minneapolis

Enjoy a night on the Ice Rink at The Depot in Minneapolis

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Day Trip

Take a Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing Day Trip

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Twin Cities Marathon

Run in or just watch the Twin Cities Marathon

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Tallest Indoor Waterslide

Slide down the tallest indoor Waterslide in America

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Renaissance Festival

Attend the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

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Canterbury Park

Go to the Horse Races at Canterbury Park

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Nyes Polonaise Room

Get a drink and listen to Music at Nyes Polonaise Room

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Valley Fair

Ride the roller coasters at Valley Fair

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Lucia’s

Sample a Wide Variety of Wines at Lucia’s

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Gay 90S

See a Drag Show at Gay 90s

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Acme Comedy Club

Go to an Open Mic Night at Acme Comedy Club

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Sebastian Joe’s

Have some Homemade Ice Cream at Sebastian Joe’s

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Cathedral of St Paul

Take a Tour of the Cathedral of St Paul

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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

Visit the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary

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Lake Harriet

Walk Around Lake Harriet & Leave the Tree Elf a Question

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Moscow on the Hill

Sip the variety of homemade vodkas at Moscow on the Hill

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Lake Harriet

Fly at kite at the annual Winter Kite Festival on Lake Harriet

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Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

Check out the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

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Irish Fair

Head to the Irish Fair on Harriet Island for all things Irish

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Mystic Lake Casino

Play some Blackjack at Mystic Lake Casino

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Summer Jazz Festival

Groove to some Jazz at the Summer Jazz Festival

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Wild Rumpus Book Store

Take the Kids to Wild Rumpus Book Store

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Twin Cities Polish Festival

Celebrate Culture at the Twin Cities Polish Festival

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St Paul Winter Carnival

Attend the St Paul Winter Carnival

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Water Ski Show

Watch the Twin Cities River Rats perform a Water Ski Show

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Pizza Luce Block Party

Enjoy the Annual Pizza Luce Block Party Downtown

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Como Park Zoo

See the Animals at the Como Park Zoo

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Summit Avenue

Take a drive down St Paul’s Summit Avenue

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Liquor Lyle’S

Have a mystery beer at Liquor Lyle’s

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Cruise on the Mississippi

Take a River Cruise on the Mississippi River

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Pizzeria Lola

Try the Korean BBQ Pizza at Pizzeria Lola

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The Butcher and the Boar

Sample the Housemade Sausage at The Butcher and the Boar

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Masu Sushi & Robata

Enjoy some Sushi at Masu Sushi & Robata in Northeast

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Grand Old Day Festival

Listen to Music at Grand Old Day Festival

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Slopes at the Art Sled Rally

Watch Sleds take to the Slopes at the Art Sled Rally

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Dragon Festival

Visit the Dragon Festival to discover Asian Culture

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The Tin Fish

Stop and Eat fish tacos at The Tin Fish

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Disc Golf

Play Disc Golf at one of the many Twin Cities Courses

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St Patricks Day Parade

See the St Patricks Day Parade in St Paul

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Winter Sledding

Go Sledding at One of Many Hills to Choose From

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Tour the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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Land of 10,000 Lakes Fishing

Grab a Rod and Go Fishing at any of the Surrounding Lakes

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Ice Fishing

Get some Friends and Go Ice Fishing on a Frozen Lake

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Kitchen Window

Take a Cooking Class with Your Significant Other at Kitchen Window

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Quang Restaurant

Try Authentic Vietnamese food at Quang Restaurant

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Small Local Theaters

See a Play at any of the Small Local Theaters

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Our Lady of Lourdes

Enjoy a French Meat Pie after Sunday Service at Our Lady of Lourdes

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Al’s Billiards

Play a few games of Pool at Al’s Billiards

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Minneapolis Greek Festival

Experience Greek Culture at the Minneapolis Greek Festival

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Mickey’s Diner

Eat a Meal in a vintage train car at Mickey’s Diner

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Uptown Art Fair

Stroll around and Admire Art at the Uptown Art Fair

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Roller Garden

Strap on Your Rollerskates at the Roller Garden

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Discounted Budget Theater

See a Movie at a Discounted Budget Theater

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Summit Brewing

Do a Brewery Tour at Summit Brewing

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Minneapolis Central Library

Read and Browse Books at the Minneapolis Central Library

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Hell’s Kitchen’s Jacked Up Bloody Mary Bar

Visit Hell’s Kitchen’s Jacked Up Bloody Mary Bar on Sunday Morning

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U of M Annual Fashion Show

See the U of M Seniors’ Annual Fashion Show

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France Shopping District

Explore the 50th & France Shopping District

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Aquatennial Days

Celebrate Minneapolis at the Aquatennial Days

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Afro Deli

Try East African Food at the Afro Deli in Mpls & St Paul

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Northstar Bicycle Festival

Bring the whole family to the Northstar Bicycle Festival

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NorthEast

Take a Visit to a Privately Owned Lego world in NorthEast

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Art Car Parade

Watch an Art Car Parade Go By

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Local Nature Center

Visit a local Nature Center and take a Hike

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William’s in Uptown

Have a Beer and Free Peanuts & Popcorn at William’s in Uptown

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331 Club

See some free live music and entertainment at the 331 Club

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Dakota Jazz Club

Spend an evening having dinner at the Dakota Jazz Club

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NWA History Centre

Visit the NWA History Centre to get your Aviation Fix

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Large Green Chair

Take a picture sitting in the Large Green Chair in St Paul

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Landmark Center

Tour the inside of the Landmark Center in St Paul

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The Jackson Street Roundhouse

Learn about Railroad History at The Jackson Street Roundhouse

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Mississippi River

Go on a Paddleboarding Adventure on the Mississippi River

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Knockerball

Get a Group Together and Play Knockerball in the Park

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Vertical Endeavors

Do Some Indoor Rock Climbing at Vertical Endeavors

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Good Day Cafe

Eat an epic breakfast at Good Day Cafe

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Frankie’s

Grab the best slice of pizza you will ever have at Frankie’s

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Brasa Premium Rotisserie

Eat at widely acclaimed Brasa Premium Rotisserie

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Streetz American Grill

Get a Monster Burger at Streetz American Grill

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Pub 42

Grab a beer and watch the game at Pub 42

There’s plenty of things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul but we might have missed something! We based our selections on reviews and our personal favorites but if you think that there’s places to see that aren’t mentioned, make sure to tell us! Please contact us with any suggestions. Don’t forget to check out what else is going on in Minnesota!