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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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  • 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 about domestic life, slavery in Minnesota and the U.S. Dakota War of 1862. Historic Fort Snelling is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Imagine a magical collision of the Apostle island ice caves, frozen waterfalls and glaciers. The Ice Castle will feature towering organic archways, tunnels, slot canyons, stalactites and frozen thrones. By day this frozen wonderland glimmers with glacial blues and at night multicolored LED's dance with magical hues. Visit icecastles.com to purchase tickets or more information.
  • Conveniently located in the Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis, the Illusion Theater is celebrating 30 years of producing fresh theater, music and dance.
  • 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 setting of the public and private lives of the Hill family. The James J. Hill House is a National Historic Landmark and is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • 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.
  • Offering everything from heirloom vegetables and organic fruits to flowering plants, pastured meats, dairy, and eggs. Check out Mill City Farmers Market's wide selection of specialty foods including farmstead cheeses, preserves, breads, and more. Weekly kitchen demos, live music, kids' activities, and more! The first farmers market in Minneapolis to focus on locally grown, seasonal foods from the region's finest sustainable, organic farmers, and small businesses. Open every Saturday May 9 through October 31, 8am to 1pm. And monthly winter markets inside the Mill City Museum (Second Saturdays, November through April).
  • Mill City Nights is a concert and special event venue operated by AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG. Mill City Nights features; state-of-the-art sound/lights/video, a full service kitchen, three full bars, professional event planning, and talent buying services. Mill City Nights is a unique event space in downtown Minneapolis perfect for all types of receptions, fundraisers, meetings and weddings.
  • The Annual Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, only place for you to experience what's new in home, gardening, remodeling, home decor, and more! You'll have the opportunity to meet over 1,000 experts and experience thousands of products and services.
  • 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.

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