Whether strolling through downtown or off the beaten path, you'll find that our history resonates through every inch of our city. It is the mortar that built Minneapolis into what it is today, and it comes to life when you visit our historical landmarks.
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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…Read 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…Read More
Experience a Segway on a Magical History Tour of the historic Minneapolis Riverfront! Our three-hour guided tour features stops at St. Anthony Main, Father Hennepin Park, Pillsbury A Mill, Stone Arch Bridge, Mill Ruins Park, Gold Medal Park, Guthrie Theatre,…Read More
Hear the ancient stories of the original peoples of this area, the area we call "Mni Sota". The fabled story of Hiawatha, the beautiful mythical Indian princess who was inspired by Longfellows imagination from the beauty of this area.Listen to the sacred…Read More
Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings. Through special events and programming visitors can immerse themselves in life from the 1870s. The home was built by…Read More
Turn Minneapolis into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving…Read More
Minnesota's official museum of natural history since 1872. Coming in summer 2018 to the St. Paul campus, the new Bell Museum brings together science, art, and the environment with a unique Minnesota perspective. Our new home features a digital planetarium,…Read More
Established in the early 1820s, Fort Snelling was built to protect the fur trade. Today, the reconstructed fort is a National Historic Landmark where visitors can learn not only about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, but also…Read More
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…Read More
Landmark Center serves as a cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and hosts countless special events. Landmark Center also houses Anita's Cafe, Landmarket Gift Shop, five gallery spaces, and a number of St. Paul's premier arts…Read More
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden has reopened, better than ever! This crown jewel of the city's park system unites two of Minnesota's most cherished resources-its parks and its cultural life. Since opening in 1988, the Garden has welcomed millions of visitors,…Read More
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.
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…Read More
Step into a reconstructed fur post from the winter of 1804. Meet a French Voyageur, a British fur trade clerk and visit an Ojibwe encampment. The visitor center houses an expansive exhibit gallery with a 24-foot birch canoe, a 30-foor tall stone fireplace and a…Read More
Located on the east bank of the Minneapolis Riverfront District, the Northeast Business Association offers Old St. Anthony (the birthplace of Minneapolis) and 50-plus restaurants and retail shops.
Discover Theatre History – Tours are Open to the Public!Take a walking tour of Hennepin Theatre Trust's, Orpheum Theatre! Experienced guides highlight architecture and historical facts and stories about the venues that anchored the region's "Theatre Row".…Read More
Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, is now open for public tours. Tickets are now on sale for tour dates through September 4, 2017. Paisley Park is Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Fans have…Read More
Discover Theatre History – Tours are Open to the Public!Take a walking tour of Hennepin Theatre Trust's Pantages Theatre! Experienced guides highlight architecture and historical facts and stories about the venues that anchored the region's "Theatre Row".…Read More
Gangster Tours! Discover the history of Gangsters in St. Paul. Notorious criminals came here from across the nation seeking refuge from the law, and they found it here from a most unlikely source! We'll whisk you away from your chosen hide-out in a luxurious…Read More
Discover Theatre History – Tours are Open to the Public!Take a walking tour of Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre! Experienced guides highlight architecture and historical facts and stories about the venues that anchored the region's "Theatre Row". Each…Read More
Come enjoy all the tastes the Twin Cities has to offer on our guided tours! Our walking food tours are a 3 hour experience sampling food at 5 local restaurants all while seeing the sites and learning about the history of the Twin Cities. Some sites include the…Read More
Actual Caves transformed into an underground Night Club in 1933 called the Castle Royal. Once mines, then storage, then mushroom farms, and a speakeasy before becoming a night club that was frequented by John Dillinger, the Barker Gang, and others. Now an event…Read More