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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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  • 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.
  • Every Saturday 8am to 1pm, this market is not only a fun neighborhood and destination spot for Minnesota residents, but another way to share the many benefits of local sustainable and organically produced foods.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits. The Minnesota History Center hosts concerts, lectures, family days and other special event throughout the year. The building is also home to the Gale Family Library and archives, a research destination for schoolchildren, family historians and academics. The Minnesota History Center's distinctive architecture adds a unique ambiance for events from 50-1,500 guests. Constructed of Minnesota granite and limestone with marble accents, the History Center's spaces offer classic flair with grand vistas of the State Capitol, Cathedral of Saint Paul and the downtown Saint Paul skyline. The Minnesota History Center is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.

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