Granted, that simplistic sentence isn't the most eloquent or verbose, but it gets the point across that the people of Minneapolis enjoy the intellectual hotspots that makes us one of the Top Five Smartest Cities in the Nation.
Here is a list of the "must-see" museums in Minneapolis (and since we know you'll want to see them all, we even included some cool places to stay overnight):
The story of a mighty river, a young city and how one product - flour - fueled the growth of Minneapolis. Mill City Museum's 12,000 square feet of exhibit space is packed with fun for visitors of all ages.
At the Science Museum of Minnesota, the science that shapes our daily lives comes to life through hands-on exhibits, larger-than-life Omnitheater films, and a world-class collection of fossils and artifacts. For more information, visit www.smm.org or call (651) 221-9444.
Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances; and film screenings.
Open Tuesday - Sunday 11am-5pm and open until 9pm on Thursdays.
Free for children 18 and under, Walker members, and on Thursday nights (5-9pm) and the first Saturday of every month (10am-5pm). $12 Adults; $10 Seniors (65+); $8 Students with ID
Home to over 80,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts inspires wonder, spurs creativity, and nourishes the imagination. With extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country - Rembrandt to van Gogh, Monet to Matisse, Asian to African - the MIA links the past to the present, enables global conversations, and offers an exceptional setting for inspiration.
General admission to the MIA is always free.
Museum hours: Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Monday closed. For more information, call (612) 870-3000 or visit artsmia.org.