We love the outdoors. It should be no surprise that we are the American Fitness Index’s “Fittest City in America.” Lakes galore, the most bike-friendly city in the nation, a park every six blocks and four professional sports teams guarantee that your visit to Minneapolis will be active.
Mississippi Adventures with ATFS Group Kayak Tours. Daytime, evening, night time, luncheon, supper and fireworks options available. Don't miss this opportunity to experience Mark Twain's Mississippi River, one of the world's great waterways! Paddling the river you'll take away a whole new perspective of Minneapolis, its natural and historical significance. Wonderful way to learn about the City by Nature!
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is one of five Minnesota park agencies and one of approximately 130 agencies in the United States that is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The MPRB is a diverse system of land and water spanning 6,790 acres of parkland and water featuring 251 park properties including the 55-mile Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, 200+ miles of biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, seven golf courses and 47 recreation centers. Together these properties annually receive approximately 21 million visits.
Nice Ride is a bike sharing program dedicated to building community around a convenient easy-to-use transportation option that gives residents and visitors a healthy, fun, different way to get around town.
One of the last free zoos in the United States, Como is home to a wide array of animals and plants and welcomes visitors 365 days a year. Located next to Como Town Amusement Park, the historic Cafesjian's Carousel, and in Como Park, the zoo and conservatory are great fun for visitors of all ages.
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the crown jewels of the city's park system. It unites two of Minnesota's most cherished resources - its greenspace and its cultural life. Today, the Garden has welcomed more than 7 million viewers, making it one of the most visited attractions in the area. The 11-acre site, home to the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry showcases more than 40 works from the Walker Art Center's renowned collection.
Wilderness Inquiry offers Mississippi River half-day canoe adventures through the heart of the Twin Cities. Our Voyageur canoes are 24-foot wooden boats, hand built in St. Paul, and accommodate 9 passengers plus an experienced Wilderness Inquiry guide or National Park Service Ranger. No experience necessary; all ages and abilities are welcome. $45 adult, $30 youth fees include all paddling and safety gear, water, snacks and shuttle service back to launch site. Private trips for groups available. Call for details: 612.676.9400.