Things to do in the Twin Cities
St. Paul and Minneapolis, known as the Twin Cities, are just minutes away from Bloomington! If you’re traveling for business, on a family vacation or quick weekend trip, make sure you check out some of the hottest events and attractions that the Twin Cities have to offer.
Need a recommendation? One of the most popular things to do in Minnesota is visit the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, an internationally renowned museum that’s home to more than 80,000 items from the prehistoric to modern era. There’s even a 2,000-year-old mummy! This museum also offers films, concerts, tours and special events.
If you’re looking for things to do in the Twin Cities, check out the Minneapolis Art Sculpture Park. Minneapolis boasts the country’s largest urban sculpture garden with more than 40 examples of modern, 3D art. This is a great attraction for families and individuals, not to mention a great photo op!
Minneapolis Institute of Arts2400 3rd Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404 US +1-612-870-3131
WHITTIER. This internationally renowned museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 80,000 items representing prehistoric to modern eras. Highlights include a 2000-year-old mummy and an exquisite collection of Chinese jade. The Institute also houses an excellent collection of Impressionist works. Period rooms feature original objects and furnishings from upper-class European homes and from America's early decades. Films, concerts, lectures, tours, and special events are offered throughout the year.
Minnesota Sculpture Garden725 Vineland Pl Minneapolis, MN 55403 US +1-612-230-6400
LORING PARK. Located next to Walker Art Center, this facility is the country's largest urban sculpture garden. More than 40 examples of modern, three-dimensional art are spread across 11 acres, and the best-known is arguably a 52-foot spoon holding a 9½-foot cherry titled "Spoonbridge and Cherry" by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.