Minneapolis-St. Paul Living - Places - Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis-St. Paul has many neighborhoods, entertainment venues, museums, and other places with Web sites
  • Sites: Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, interesting places; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Neighborhoods, Dining, and Housing; see Activities for cultural centers
    • Como Pk: Como Zoo and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory; in St. Paul's Como Park; Conservatory is glass-domed garden
    • Ft Snelling: Historic military fort; established 1820; on bluff near confluence of Mississippi and Minnesota rivers
    • Hill House: James J. Hill House; house museum; 1891 red sandstone residence; French landscape paintings
    • Libraries Min: List of Minneapolis libraries; provided by Libweb; gives link to official Web site and information link; includes academic, public, and special libraries
    • Libraries SP: List of St Paul libraries; provided by Libweb; gives link to official Web site and information link; includes academic, public, and special libraries
    • Library HC: Hennepin County Library; suburban Hennepin County Library system
    • Library SP: Saint Paul Public Library
    • Library Service: Metropolitan Library Service Agency; alliance of over 100 public libraries in the Twin Cities area
    • Mall of America: Shopping mall in Bloomington; widely visited mall; approximately 520 stores; 23 hectare leasable area (not the largest mall in the world as sometimes thought, not even the largest mall in the US in terms of shopping area as often thought)
    • Minnehaha Depot: Milwaukee Road Depot at Minnehaha Falls; built in 1875
    • MN: Explore Minnesota; state-wide official tourism site
    • Mississippi NRRA: Mississippi National River & Recreation Area; boundaries include a 115 km stretch of Mississippi River from Ramsey and Dayton in the north to just south of Hastings; includes parks, agencies, organizations and communities
    • Parking-Spot Hero: Parking spots around town; rent by the day or longer
    • Parks Hen Co: Hennepin County Park Facility Locator
    • Parks Min: Park & Recreation Board; system of 2,500 hectares of parks and parkways; includes Chain of Lakes District including Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Cedar Lake, and Lake Nokomis connected by Rice and Minnehaha Creeks
    • Parks Ram Co: Ramsey County Parks and Recreation
    • Parks SP: City of Saint Paul, Division of Parks and Recreation
    • Parks 3 Riv: Three Rivers Park District; park system located in suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area; 11,000 hectares of park reserves, regional parks, regional trails, and special-use facilities; formerly Hennepin Parks
    • Ramsey House: Alexander Ramsey House; Victorian-era house museum; home of Anna and ALexander Ramsey; Ramsey was the first territorial governor of Minnesota 1849-1853 and Mayor of St. Paul in 1855; guides dressed as servants
    • Sibley House: home of Henry Hastings Sibley; begun in 1838; Sibley was first governor of Minnesota from 1858 to 1860
    • State Capitol: Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul; white marble dome inspired by the "White City" at the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition
    • Skyscrapers: Minneapolis high-rise buildings; shows information about office and other buildings, real estate and construction news
    • Zoo: Minnesota Zoological Gardens; Apple Valley
  • Neighborhoods: Areas of town with a distinct identity or official status as a business improvement district (BID), neighborhood association, or other designation
    • Min: Minneapolis Neighborhoods; provided by the Minneapolis Public Library
    • SP: Neighborhood info and District Councils
    • NLink Min: Minneapolis neighborhoods list; from Neighborhood Link
    • NLink SP: St. Paul neighborhoods list; from Neighborhood Link
    • NRP: Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program; neighborhood-based planning and priority setting
    • Downtown MPLS: Minneapolis Downtown Council
    • Grand Ave: Grand Avenue, St Paul; spans 25 blocks from the Mississippi River to downtown Saint Paul
    • Riverfront: Minneapolis Riverfront District; area on both sides of the Mississippi River around Nicollet Island; includes many landmarks including Ard Godfrey House, Boom Island Park, The Depot, Mill City Museum, Mill Ruins Park, Nicollet Island, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pracna on Main, St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail, Stone Arch Bridge, and Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam
    • Uptown: Uptown Association; Uptown Art Fair; commercial and residential community in south Minneapolis; hub is the intersection of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue
    • Warehouse Dist: Minneapolis Warehouse District; arts and entertainment neighborhood; near the south bank of the Mississippi River between Plymouth Avenue and Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis; former site of many mills near the falls of St. Anthony
  • Venues: Places for performances, concerts, athletics, conventions, tradeshows, gatherings
    • Guthrie Th: Guthrie Theater; famous theater company
    • US Bank Stadium: in-development where the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome once stood; the home of the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL
    • Minneapolis Convention Ctr: downtown convention center; conferences, trade shows and events; nearly 45,000 square meters of trade show space; 87 column-free conference meeting rooms; a 2,600-square-meter ballroom; auditorium
    • Northrop Aud: 4,800-seat Northrop Memorial Auditorium; University of Minnesota campus
    • RiverCentre: Convention Center; Roy Wilkins Auditorium; St. Paul
    • Target Field: 42,035-seat baseball stadium; Minnesota Twins
    • Target Ctr: 20,500-seat indoor arena; basketball, concerts, ice hockey; U.S. Bank Theater
    • Xcel Ctr: 18,000-seat Multi-purpose arena; home of Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Swarm; on site of former St. Paul Civic Center; St. Paul
  • Dining: Find a place to eat in Minneapolis-St. Paul
    • Dining Guide: Twin Cities Dining Guide; search for restaurants, read reviews, and get recipes
    • CityPages: Restaurants section
    • -USA Dining-: National Dining directories; you can use this link to locate restaurants in the area that may not be listed in the local guides
  • Museums: Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
    • Amer Swedish: American Swedish Institute; historic house museum about Swedish culture; founded in 1929 by Swan J. Turnblad; Swedish glass, decorative and fine arts, textiles, and items from Sweden
    • Air NG: Minnesota Air Guard Museum; the history and on going missions of Minnesota Air National Guard units; aircraft on display include F-102A Delta Dart "Deuce,"F-4C Phantom II, P-51 Mustang, Mig 15, UH-1 Huey Helicopter, and Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
    • Art MIA: Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
    • Art MMAA: Minnesota Museum of American Art; exhibitions and research; education programs; formerly Saint Paul Art Center
    • Art Walker: Walker Art Center; modern art collection; Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
    • Art Weisman: The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota; early 20th century American artists; building designed by Frank Gehry
    • Bakken: Library and Museum; applications of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences; in Tudor mansion; rare books and scientific instruments; namesake Earl E. Bakken was inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker
    • Bell: Museum of Natural History; biota of Minnesota; University of Minnesota
    • Children's: Minnesota Children's Museum; St. Paul
    • Hennepin Hist: Hennepin History Museum; Hennepin County historical society; historic mansion setting
    • History Ctr: Minnesota History Center; museum exhibits; library
    • Mill City: museum chronicling the flour milling industry; built in Washburn A Mill; Minnesota Historical Society
    • Railroad: Twin City Model Railroad Museum; scale model panorama of railroading in the United States during the 1930s, '40s and '50s
    • Science: Science Museum of Minnesota; Human Body Gallery, Omnitheater, Mississippi River Visitor Center; St. Paul
    • Transportation: Minnesota Transportation Museum; operates various sites including Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway interstate tourist railroad and Jackson Street Roundhouse
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    • B&B's: Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association; find B&B's by location
    • HousingLink: information about affordable housing
    • -USA Housing-: National lodging and housing directories; there are national directories you can use to locate area lodging or housing
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