Fall Arts and Culture Itinerary

Morning: Hilton Minneapolis 

Wake up at the Hilton Minneapolis and do some smart person stuff (turn on the History Channel and skim a dictionary, of course) to get in the mood for the intellectual day you’re in store for. The Hilton is right in the heart of downtown, so you'll be able to walk everywhere you need to go today.

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Mid-Morning: Mill City Museum

Start the day with a trip to the Mill City Museum, where Minneapolis literally came into existence. Here, visitors of all ages learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis. Spoiler Alert: There’s a reason they call it “The Most Explosive Museum in America.” Then, for a little more history, walk over to the Stone Arch Bridge to see some spectacular views of Downtown Minneapolis and the changing fall scenery.

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Lunch: Spoonriver

For lunch, grab some food at the famously-organic Spoonriver in the Mill District. Serving the finest gourmet contemporary natural cuisine, Spoonriver is the logical evolution of its accomplished owners, Brenda Langton and Timothy Kane, who have been committed to sustainably produced products and healthy eating for over three decades. The two even started the Mill City Farmers Market, showing their level of commitment to eating right.

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Afternoon: Walker Art Center

Next, head across town to the Walker Art Center, which features new and contemporary visual and performing art exhibits and programs.  While you’re there, you may notice a rather large spoon and cherry sculpture. That’s the so-aptly-titled “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture, the centerpiece of the Walker Sculpture Garden. Walk around, snap some pictures and indulge in some very cool art.

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Dinner: 7 Steakhouse & Sushi 

It’s been an elegant, sophisticated day, so the night should end as the day began. Finish the evening with a classy dinner at 7 Steakhouse & Sushi. Guests delight in 7’s careful selection of choice steak, fresh seafood, and the near intimidating selection of wine from our two-story cellar. Seven Sushi is well known for imaginative creations as well as classic favorites, contemporary sushi with new wave Asian inspired dishes.

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