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World-class museums. Breathtaking architecture. More theater seats per capita than any U.S. city outside New York. Minneapolis has become a premier destination for arts lovers.

Take in a show at the Guthrie Theater, one of the city's Tony Award-winning theaters. Discover new worlds at the The Science Museum of Minnesota. Take in the arias of Rossini at the Minnesota Opera. Or visit the Walker Art Center, hailed by Newsweek as "possibly the best contemporary art museum in the country."

Minneapolis is your ticket to groundbreaking art, architecture and performing arts.

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  • Conveniently located in the Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis, the Illusion Theater is celebrating 30 years of producing fresh theater, music and dance.
  • The Jungle Theater, now in its 15th season, offers the discerning play-goer a season of five powerful and transforming plays in a beautiful and intimate setting. With an enticing array of neighborhood restaurants, The Jungle Theater is the perfect way to spend an evening.
  • Ranked among the top comprehensive U.S. art museums, showcasing art from all over the world and from every period of human history. Free general admission every day.
  • MN African American Museum educates and ensures that future generations will have the knowledge, skills and information needed to compete and succeed for many years to come.
  • Minnesota Children's Museum is where kids ages six months to 10 years can touch, climb, splash and explore their way through seven galleries packed with extraordinary hands-on adventures.
  • An annual 11-day performance festival featuring theater, performance art, puppetry, spoken word, dance and visual arts. Presented in 20+ venues throughout Minneapolis (and St. Paul!) each August.
  • Discover the whens, whys and hows of our above average state through the Minnesota Historical Society's award-winning 27 museums, sites and trails.
  • Considered America's most exciting opera company, Minnesota Opera is internationally renowned for staging world-class operas, particularly new works. To create five spectacular operas each season, the company brings together artists from across the globe, as well as 200 local artists and craftspeople. Performances are held September through April at Ordway in Saint Paul.
  • Leading classical and pop music stars perform year-round at the acoustically-perfect Orchestra Hall, home of the Minnesota Orchestra.
  • Enjoy rides on vintage trains, visit one of Minnesota's oldest working roundhouses, take a ride on a classic bus or visit one of the depots at the Minnesota Transportation Museum.

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