Tours, Experiences, Attractions, and Museums

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Loring Park
1382 Willow St
0.3mi from Hyatt
https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/parks__lakes/loring_park/
The “Central Park of Downtown Minneapolis”. This park is home to biking and walking paths that wind around the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway.

Traveling Tap
101 Glenwood Ave
0.9mi from Hyatt
https://www.travelingtap.com/
The Twin Cities premier luxury party bike experience! Cruise around Minneapolis with your friends on the ultimate mega cycle!

Target Center
600 1st Ave N
1.0 mile from Hyatt
www.targetcenter.com
          Home to the Minnesota Timberwolves! Unfortunately, there are no events happening here while we are in town. They are not currently giving tours.
 
Target Field
1 Twins Way
1.2 miles from Hyatt
www.mlb.com/twins/ballpark
If you are looking to catch the Minnesota Twins, Target Field is the place to go! The Twins are playing the Kansas City Royals on August 17 and the Texas Rangers August 19, 20, and 21.

Urban Adventure Quest
601 Chicago Ave
1.5mi from Hyatt
https://www.urbanadventurequest.com/tours/things-to-do/minneapolis/default.aspx
Your Minneapolis amazing scavenger hunt adventure will begin at the home of the Vikings an takes you on a journey through urban parks, historic mills, and down alone the river and falls. You’ll be solving challenges and having fun as you see amazing outdoor art, experience Minneapolis culture, and take in the city’s beautiful, natural views.
 
US Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Ave
1.5 miles from Hyatt
www.usbankstadium.com/
Home to the Minnesota Vikings! Unfortunately, there are no events scheduled here while we are in town, but you can schedule a tour of the stadium HERE

Pedal Pub
209 N Washington Ave
1.5mi from Hyatt
https://www.pedalpub.com/twin-cities-mn/
Join your family, friends, and coworkers on a 2-hour tour of the city and experience a uniquely fun social event.
 
The Mississippi River/Historic Minneapolis Riverfront District
100 Portland Ave
1.6mi from Hyatt
https://www.mnhs.org/millcity/learn/history/minneapolis-riverfront
Mark Twain made it famous in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but the Mississippi River has been a major attraction since it was first discovered. Now the main attraction is the Historic Minneapolis Riverfront District where there is something for everyone.

St Anthony Falls
1 Portland Ave (Visitor Center)
1.7mi from Hyatt
https://www.nps.gov/thingstodo/visit-upper-st-anthony-falls-visitor-center.htm
“The birthplace of Minneapolis,” St Anthony Falls marks the point where the Missouri River and the Mississippi River converge. This once natural waterfall was transformed from a beautiful and magical site to the engine that now powers the city and the region today.
 
Human on a Stick: Magical History Tour
125 Main St. SE
2.4mi from Hyatt
http://www.magicalhistorytour.com/
Ride a Segway as you enjoy the history of the Minneapolis Riverfront area from 10,000 BC to present without breaking a sweat.
 
Wheel Fun Rentals
3000 E Bde Maka Ska Pkwy
2.7mi from Hyatt
https://wheelfunrentals.com/mn/minneapolis/bde-maka-ska/
Located at Bde Maka Ska, the largest lake in Minneapolis. It joins the Lake of the Isles through a long channel and is the biggest lake of five that make of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Surrounded by city park land and circled by bike and walking trails, it is popular for many outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, and of course, biking, Wheel Fun Rentals provides the perfect water ride – take a captivating journey around Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. This ride is one of the best-kept secrets in the Twin Cities. Enjoy arched bridges, canopies of trees, and the Twin Cities skyline. They rent pedal boats, double pedal boats, kayaks, double kayaks, sing stand-up paddleboards, and canoes.
 
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary
1 Theodore Wirth Pkwy
3.7mi from Hyatt
https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/parks__lakes/gardens__bird_sanctuaries/eloise_butler_wildflower_garden_and_bird_sanctuary/       
Find the garden map HERE
 
Splatball
2921 N 2nd St
3.8mi from Hyatt
https://www.splatball.com/
Reservations required! Splatball has been providing paintball players with safe, quality paintball games for over 25 years. Their Minneapolis indoor location features an urban warfare layout in the heart of the Twin Cities.
 
Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
4200 Queen Ave S
4.5mi from Hyatt
https://trolleyride.org/como-harriet-streetcar/
Visit the displays in the station, shop the unique gifts and souvenirs, then take a nostalgic ride on one of the historic streetcars along a scenic route between the lakes. Your Motorman will provide interesting information about the car and Minnesota streetcar history.
  
Chain of Lakes
Southwest of Downtown Minneapolis: Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Cedar Lake, and Brownie Lake
6.0mi from Hyatt
https://lakelubbers.com/lake/minneapolis-chain-of-lakes-minnesota-usa
Located about 5 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis, the Chain of Lakes encompasses five bodies of water around Minneapolis byway district. Stroll or bike along 13 miles of paved shoreline paths. Rent a canoe or kayak at Lake Calhoun or catch an outdoor summertime concert at Lake Harriet.
 
Minnehaha Falls
4825 Minnehaha Ave S
6.1mi from Hyatt
https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/parks__lakes/minnehaha_regional_park/
Minnehaha Falls is a 193-acre park showcasing a 53-foot waterfall, beautiful limestone bluffs, and the mighty Mississippi River. Take the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway and explore a 50-mile loop of outdoor recreation and feel free to take your four-legged pal to the Minnehaha Falls Off-leash Dog Park.
 
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN
8.6mi from Hyatt
https://comozooconservatory.org/
Reservations are required! Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is free and open to newcomers and frequent visitors alike all year long. Their mission is to inspire the public to value the presence of living things in our lives. With strong focus on conservation and serving over 2million visitors annually, their expert staff is dedicated to the wellbeing of the many plants and animals that live there.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival
3525 145th St., Shakopee, MN
20mi from Hyatt
https://www.renaissancefest.com/
Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) August 20-October 2, 2022. The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 51st season! Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the festival grounds in Shakopee, MN.
 
Valleyfair
1 Valleyfair Dr, Shakopee, MN
21.7mi from Hyatt
https://www.valleyfair.com/
Take a trip to the Upper Midwest’s largest amusement park and enjoy an experience unlike any other. You will find everything from thrill rides to family entertainment all just a short drive from the hotel.
 
Paisley Park Tour
7801 Audubon Rd, Chanhassen, MN
22mi from Hyatt
https://www.paisleypark.com/tickets
Tour Paisley Park and receive a rare glimpse of Price’s 60,000-square foot home, studio, and rehearsal spaces. Throughout the experience, visitors will see artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles. Then Experience Prince’s Minneapolis by visiting his favorite hangouts and childhood spots.
 
Hennepin Theatre Trust
910 Hennepin Ave
0.7 miles from Hyatt
https://hennepintheatretrust.org/
Contains four historic theatres for live performances. The State, Orpheum, Pantages, and Goodale.
 
Walker Art Center / Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
725 Vineland Pl
0.8 miles from Hyatt
www.walkerart.org
The Walker is one of the most-visited modern and contemporary art museums in the US

Basilica of St Mary
1600 Hennepin Ave
0.8mi from Hyatt
https://www.mary.org/
Built in 1905, the Basilica of St Mary is the first basilica established in the US.

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave s
1.2 miles from Hyatt
www.artsmia.org
One of the largest museums in the US, the MIA has no general admission fee.
 
Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St
1.6mi from Hyatt
https://www.mnhs.org/millcity
Mill City Museum was built within the ruins of a flagship mill of what would later become General Mills. It was the largest and most technologically advanced flour mill in the world when it was completed in 1880. With everything from a museum to a farmers’ market to city tours, it is a great way for anyone from a single traveler to a family to spend the day.
 
Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd St
1.7 miles from Hyatt
https://www.guthrietheater.org/
Emma by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Meredith McDonough will be on the Wurtele Thrust Stage June 18-August 21, 2022. Sweat by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tamilla Woodard will be on the McGuire Proscenium Stage July 16-August 21, 2022               
 
LUSH Lounge & Theater / Betty & Earl’s Biscuit Kitchen
990 Central Ave NE
2.8mi from Hyatt
LGBTQ owned
https://lushmpls.com/
https://bettyandearls.com/
With a mission of creating an inclusive and welcoming space, LUSH has just one request: “Be kind and have a good time.” The lounge and theater serve up live musing, drag shows, and other live performances, plus a weekend drag brunch. A second location of Betty & Earl’s Biscuit Kitchen has opened at LUSH with a menu that includes a variety of “small plates”, salads, sandwiches, and those signature handmade, fresh-baked, southern-style biscuits.
 
Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Rd
4.0 miles from Hyatt
https://wam.umn.edu/
The museum presents and interprets works of art, offering exhibitions that place art within relevant cultural, social, and historical contexts.
 
Cathedral of St. Paul
239 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN
9.7mi from Hyatt
https://www.cathedralsaintpaul.org/
One of the most distinctive cathedrals in the US, The Cathedral of St. Paul sits atop Summit Hill overlooking downtown St Paul. Tours are offered
 
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN
11mi from Hyatt
https://www.mnhs.org/fortsnelling
Fort Snelling was a United States military fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. This National Historic Landmark is available to visit daily and features experiences from group tours to special exhibits.
 
 
 
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