Arts | Entertainment

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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. The Twin Cities metro area historical sites and museums include the Minnesota History Center, Mill City Museum, Historic Fort Snelling, James J. Hill House, Alexander Ramsey House, Minnesota State Capitol, North West Company Fur Post, and Oliver H. Kelley Farm. Visit our website to learn more!
  • 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.
  • Journey back in time to a 16th-century village with the Renaissance Festival. This Minnesota tradition features entertainment, artisans, food, history and more!
  • 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 second-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, works by important 19th and 20th century artists and battle flags from the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. While currently undergoing a three-year renovation, the Capitol remains open to visitors for daily tours. The Minnesota State Capitol is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • This annual exposition is Minnesota's best-attended event. Plus, fairground buildings are available for off-season rental. They can handle large-audience events that others cannot.
  • Pavek Museum of Broadcasting has the finest collection of antique radio, television and broadcast equipment in the world, with international recognition for its continuing efforts in preserving and documenting the history of the industry.


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