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Whether strolling through downtown or off the beaten path, you'll find that our history resonates through every inch of our city. It is the mortar that built Minneapolis into what it is today, and it comes to life when you visit our historical landmarks.

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OPOS Tours & Travel

OPOS Tours & Travel

Hear the ancient stories of the original peoples of this area, the area we call "Mni Sota". The fabled story of Hiawatha, the beautiful mythical Indian princess who was inspired by Longfellows imagination from the beauty of this area.Listen to the sacred…

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Alexander Ramsey House

Alexander Ramsey House

Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings. Through special events and programming visitors can immerse themselves in life from the 1870s. The home was built by…

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Minneapolis

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Minneapolis

Turn Minneapolis into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving…

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Bell Museum of Natural History

Bell Museum of Natural History

Minnesota's official museum of natural history since 1872. Coming in summer 2018 to the St. Paul campus, the new Bell Museum brings together science, art, and the environment with a unique Minnesota perspective. Our new home features a digital planetarium,…

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Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling

Established in the early 1820s, Fort Snelling was built to protect the fur trade. Today, the reconstructed fort is a National Historic Landmark where visitors can learn not only about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, but also…

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James J. Hill House

James J. Hill House

Rugged Stone, massive scale, fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall the powerful presence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway. Guides lead tours that help you imagine family and servant life in the gilded Age Mansion, the…

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Landmark Center

Landmark Center

Landmark Center serves as a cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and hosts countless special events. Landmark Center also houses Anita's Cafe, Landmarket Gift Shop, five gallery spaces, and a number of St. Paul's premier arts…

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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Just across the street from the Walker Art Center is the first major urban sculpture park in the United States - the 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. At its center is the beloved Twin Cities icon, the found-sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry. During the…

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Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society has been sharing the stories of Minnesotans for over 165 years! Join us for programs and events at 26 historic sites and museums statewide. Visit our website to learn more.

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Minnesota State Capitol

Minnesota State Capitol

Completed in 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol is used by the Minnesota Governor, Supreme Court, Senate and House of Representatives. Designed by Cass Gilbert, who was known for his classical style and pioneering skyscrapers, the Capitol features the…

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North West Company Fur Post

North West Company Fur Post

Step into a reconstructed fur post from the winter of 1804. Meet a French Voyageur, a British fur trade clerk and visit an Ojibwe encampment. The visitor center houses an expansive exhibit gallery with a 24-foot birch canoe, a 30-foor tall stone fireplace and a…

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Northeast Business Association

Northeast Business Association

Located on the east bank of the Minneapolis Riverfront District, the Northeast Business Association offers Old St. Anthony (the birthplace of Minneapolis) and 50-plus restaurants and retail shops.

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Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre

Discover Theatre History – Tours are Open to the Public!Take a walking tour of Hennepin Theatre Trust's, Orpheum Theatre! Experienced guides highlight architecture and historical facts and stories about the venues that anchored the region's "Theatre Row".…

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Paisley Park

Paisley Park

Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, is now open for public tours. Tickets are now on sale for tour dates through September 4, 2017. Paisley Park is Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Fans have…

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Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Discover Theatre History – Tours are Open to the Public!Take a walking tour of Hennepin Theatre Trust's Pantages Theatre! Experienced guides highlight architecture and historical facts and stories about the venues that anchored the region's "Theatre Row".…

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Renee’s Royal Valet- Limos, Coaches & Trolleys

Renee’s Royal Valet- Limos, Coaches & Trolleys

Gangster Tours! Discover the history of Gangsters in St. Paul. Notorious criminals came here from across the nation seeking refuge from the law, and they found it here from a most unlikely source! We'll whisk you away from your chosen hide-out in a luxurious…

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State Theatre

State Theatre

Discover Theatre History – Tours are Open to the Public!Take a walking tour of Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre! Experienced guides highlight architecture and historical facts and stories about the venues that anchored the region's "Theatre Row". Each…

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Taste Twin Cities

Taste Twin Cities

Come enjoy all the tastes the Twin Cities has to offer on our guided tours! Our walking food tours are a 3 hour experience sampling food at 5 local restaurants all while seeing the sites and learning about the history of the Twin Cities. Some sites include the…

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The Wabasha Street Caves

The Wabasha Street Caves

Actual Caves transformed into an underground Night Club in 1933 called the Castle Royal. Once mines, then storage, then mushroom farms, and a speakeasy before becoming a night club that was frequented by John Dillinger, the Barker Gang, and others. Now an event…

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Waconiaville Tours

Waconiaville Tours

WaconiaVille Tours specialize in customized tours to enrich the perfect experience for your exclusive wine country getaway along the rich farmlands in the greater Twin Cities. Located in the heart of Minnesota about 30 miles from downtown Minneapolis, MN. Come…

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