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The Best Things to Do In Minneapolis, A Vibrant City by Nature

Immerse yourself in Minneapolis at Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis. Discover vibrant entertainment, sports, music, food, shopping, and cultural experiences just steps away from our downtown luxury hotel.
Arts and Culture of Minneapolis

Arts and Culture

With its artistic spirit, Minneapolis boasts a vibrant theater, art and music scene. From museums to street murals, the city is a kaleidoscope of culture and character. Experience the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center, with the largest urban sculpture garden in the US. See a Broadway show or concert at the State and Orpheum theaters. Check out the Mary Tyler Moore statue in downtown.
History of Minneapolis


Minneapolis has a rich and engaging history, from Fort Snelling to the oldest Basilica in the country. Visit the Minnesota History Center, get a hands-on lesson about the city’s flour industry at the Mill City Museum. Explore Minnesota's natural history at the Bell Museum. Tour at the city’s historic architecture, including Foshay Tower, or walk the oldest bridges to cross the Mississippi River.
Sports & Entertainment at Minnesota

Sports & Entertainment

Minneapolis is an exciting sports and entertainment destination with pro sports teams, iconic stadiums and ballparks, concert venues, shopping, and unique tourist attractions. Cheer on the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings at US Bank Stadium or the MLB’s Twins at Target Field. Get wild at the Minnesota Zoo, shop at the Mall of America, and hear the city’s best live music at First Avenue and 7th Street Entry.
Dining at Minnesota


From Minnesotan to Mediterranean, Minneapolis offers a vibrant food and dining culture. Minneapolis offers incredible restaurants serving every cuisine you can imagine, from seasonal Midwestern food at Spoon & Stable to coastal Italian at Monello to smoked craft meats and bourbon at Butcher & The Boar. Try the Juicy Lucy – the famous cheese-stuffed burger - at Matt’s Bar & Grill or 5-8 Club.
Nature & Wellness at Minneapolis

Nature & Wellness

A city by nature, Minneapolis is blessed with beautiful parks, a chain of lakes, majestic waterfalls, biking and running trails, botanical gardens, golf courses, and wild landmarks. Walk through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. See St. Anthony Falls that jet over the Mississippi River. Walk across the Stone Arch Bridge or bike along the scenic Mississippi River Park.
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