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Here in the land of lakes, you’ll find museums and theaters aplenty. Ride the Light Rail to the Metrodome and the massive Mall of America or pull on your hiking boots for a trek to Minehaha Falls. This tenacious Twin City is the perfect place to double down on fun.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Minneapolis. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Minneapolis flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
Here in the land of lakes, you’ll find museums and theaters aplenty. Ride the Light Rail to the Metrodome and the massive Mall of America or pull on your hiking boots for a trek to Minehaha Falls. This tenacious Twin City is the perfect place to double down on fun.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Minneapolis. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Minneapolis flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Minneapolis

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Minneapolis' Origins: Mill Ruins Park

Written by callen60 on 14 Aug, 2007

Despite Johan Kohl's lament, it was inevitable that the power of the Mississippi's St. Anthony's Falls would be fully tapped. The River’s power was first harnessed for cutting lumber, although the soldiers at Fort Snelling also pioneered its use for grinding flour. Both industries were…Read More


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Bicycle Shopping and Renting

Written by karameister on 03 Aug, 2005

Minneapolis and Saint Paul have one of the highest bicycle-commuting populations in the country, which means that there is a wealth of bike shops to choose from. Which ones are the best or have the best selection? I frequent many of the area shops, and…Read More


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Still Hungry? More Food!

Written by Truly Malin on 31 Jul, 2002

Ole, Sven, and Lars came into the bar. They were high-fiving each other, shouting, and generally having a celebration of some sort. "Line 'em up," Ole shouted as the party continued. They drank and carried on for hours. Finally the bartender’s curiosity got the better…Read More


Where to Eat - Or Not to Eat – Lunch

Written by Truly Malin on 31 Jul, 2002

Ole and Lena got married. On their honeymoon trip they were nearing Minneapolis when Ole put his hand on Lena's knee. Giggling, Lena said, "Ole, you can go farther if you vant to." So Ole drove to Duluth. I’m pretty good about bringing a bag lunch…Read More


Minneapolis on 5,000 calories a day

Written by Truly Malin on 31 Jul, 2002

Ole’s son came home from school one day, very upset. "How come I haff the biggest feet in the 3rd grade?" he asked. "Is it becoss I’m Norvegian?" "No, son" Ole replied. "It’s becoss you’re nineteen." "So, what’s the local specialty?" we asked our hosts, hoping…Read More


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Where in the World is Truly Malin?

Written by Truly Malin on 31 Jul, 2002

One day, Ole decided to take Lena for a drive in his new car. As they were driving through town, a policeman pulled them over and told Ole that he was doing 50 mph in a 30 mph zone. "Oh, no", Ole protested, "I vas only…Read More


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Musings: The Falls and Minneapolis

Written by callen60 on 14 Aug, 2007

A millwright, a weaver, or a sawyer might also enjoy what perturbed me; but the spirits and saints have now been driven off, the charm sullied. City building and speculation fever, and the arch enemies of beauty in our time have taken over here and…Read More


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Road Trip From Neighboring Iowa

Written by MilwVon on 16 Jan, 2007

This was a quick weekend getaway to visit one of those timeshare presentations near the Mall of America (MOA) in Bloomington, Minnesota (right by the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis). For just 79 dollars, we got two nights at the Comfort Inn less…Read More


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MOA Amusement Park

Written by MilwVon on 14 Oct, 2006

As part of the Mall of America in Minneapolis, this bright indoor amusement park has rides for kids ages four to mid teens. There is one roller coaster that seemed to be a pretty decent ride, but since we had just had lunch we passed.…Read More


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Shopping at Mall of America

Written by MilwVon on 14 Oct, 2006

Who would think a shopping mall is an “indoor theme park”?? Well that is how they market Mall of America, aka MOA. I suppose given that they do have a 30 ride indoor amusement park complete with arcade games, that would qualify it…Read More


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