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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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    MINNEAPOLIS'S DESTINATION FOR NIGHTLIFE CAN BE ENCAPSULATED IN ONE WORD: AQUA. Style and substance are synonymous at Aqua Nightclub where Minneapolis's trendsetters go for an unmatched evening of sights and sounds. Located in the Historic Wyham Building in Downtown Minneapolis, guests can indulge in the latest sensory innovations while escaping into a world that transcends classic seduction and sophistication. For event information, please contact 612.564.3777 or info@minneapoliseventcenters.com.
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    Stand on the same stage that Prince, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga and many other local and national artists have performed on for the past 25 years! The historic Fine Line Music Cafe is filled with cherished memories and now you too can create your own timeless experience. For event information, please contact 612.564.3777 or info@minneapoliseventcenters.com.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    'The Venue' was designed to be a state of the art private event space featuring a complex matrix that integrates sound, visuals, and lighting. With more than 40 high definition LCD screens, 38 video game consoles, 45 classic arcade cabinets and thousands of video games, 'The Venue' offers the ultimate gaming experience and the audio visual capabilities to bring every event to life. For event information, please contact 612.564.3777 or info@minneapoliseventcenters.com.
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    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
  • The American Swedish Institute is a historic museum in Minneapolis founded in 1929 that offers a variety of programs designed to celebrate Swedish heritage and contemporary Nordic arts and culture.
  • The Brave New Workshop has been performing original sketch comedy and improvisation longer than any other theatre in the US! Also offering custom corporate entertainment and training, unique event spaces, and improv classes.
  • The nation's largest professional dinner theatre features three separate theatres under one roof to enjoy spectacular Broadway musicals and comedies, served with delicious dinner.

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