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Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

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A woman bicycling in St. Paul's trendy Lowertown neighborhood / Visit Saint Paul

Explore the Twin Cities

The state capital, St. Paul, and neighboring Minneapolis make up the Twin Cities, an incredibly rich and diverse area with dramatic skylines, exciting pro sports, award-winning theater, renowned restaurants and a booming craft beer scene.

Revel in the natural beauty of dozens of trails, parks and waterways, such as the Chain of Lakes and the Mississippi River. You can also shop ’til you drop at local boutiques and the nation’s largest mall, Mall of America, with no tax on clothing or shoes. Or, attend one of the hundreds of annual events in the region, from small-town celebrations to one of the largest state fairs in the country.

Paddle boarding on Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis

Stand-up paddle boarding on Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis / Micah Kvidt

Outdoor Adventures

Parks & Lakes

Whether you're biking the Midtown Greenway, kayaking on Lake Harriet or hiking a trail along the Mississippi River, the Twin Cities are a dream come true for outdoorsy types.

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Aquarium Minnesota Zoo

Aquarium, Minnesota Zoo

Kid-Friendly Fun

The Twin Cities for Families

Kids and kids-at-heart will love exploring these top 10 kid-approved stops in the Twin Cities. From larger-than-life dinosaurs and indoor water parks to roller coasters and four-story indoor play areas, there’s no shortage of family fun.

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Prince mural Uptown Minneapolis

An homage to Prince in Uptown by artist Rock 'Cyfi' Martinez / Courtesy Meet Minneapolis

Iconic Sights

In Prince’s Footsteps

One of Minnesota’s most iconic celebrities, Prince’s impact on the music world can be traced back to countless Minnesota landmarks, from the Sound 80 recording studio to the Minneapolis nightclub immortalized in “Purple Rain.”

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Mall of America rotunda

Mall of America rotunda

Retail Respite

Hot Spots to Shop

From indie shops to outlet malls to the sprawling Mall of America in Bloomington, you’ll discover unparalleled shopping experiences in the Twin Cities area.

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Minnesota Vikings game at U.S. Bank Stadium

Minnesota Vikings game at U.S. Bank Stadium

Spectacular Sports

Root for the Home Teams

Minnesota has a pro team for every major sport, plus club and college teams that are equally fun to cheer on. So whether you go for some Vikings football or Twins baseball or another sport entirely, you'll want to get in the game. 

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