Around the World: Why see the Minneapolis skyway and skyline?
By Lillie Marshall
How I Decided on Minneapolis for Travel:
Scanning ultra-bargain flights during a particularly fraught week of life, the airport code MSP winked an alluring, “Hello!”
“Ooo, Minneapolis…” I cooed, “I’ve never explored you before… but this flight is cheap, and a random 1.5-day solo trip to Minnesota’s metropolis is just what I need to cleanse the soul.” With a click, the trip was booked, and soon I was stepping out into downtown “Mpls,” camera in hand — eyes and heart wide open.
Minneapolis Skyway Glory
It’s hard to understate the importance of the Skyway to the experience of visiting downtown Minneapolis… yet I’d never heard of it before.
“What IS the Skyway?!” I pondered, entering the city and seeing that title splashed hither and yon.
I soon learned: The Skyway is a feat of engineering through which a person can traverse 9.5 miles over80 blocks of Minneapolis entirely inside raised covered bridges that connect the buildings downtown! In other words, you can jaunt through the whole metropolis during winter, sans coat, if desired… warmly ensconced in glass cocoons.
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