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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Children's Theatre Company

America’s thespian youth shine at the nation’s leading professional theatre company for young people, the third largest of its kind in the world.

2400 Third Ave. S., MN, 612-874-0400, www.childrenstheatre.org
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Guthrie Theater

Stretching toward the Mississippi River with gravity-defying grace, the new Jean Nouvel-designed Guthrie is, as the original institution has been for over 40 years, one of the country’s most respected playhouses.

818 S. Second St., MN, 612-377-2224, www.guthrietheater.org
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Lake Calhoun

Second only to Mall of America as a popular local visitor destination, in-city Lake Calhoun offers a bounty of outdoor activity options including biking, jogging, skating, swimming, sailing, canoeing, and fishing.

Lake Calhoun, MN, www.minneapolisparks.org
Tags: family | hiking | editor pick | things to do | outdoors | boating

Mill City Museum

Who knew that a museum dedicated to flour milling could be so fascinating, with a family-friendly interactive multi-sensory onslaught as well as incredible Riverfront views.

704 S. Second St., MN, 612-341-7555, www.millcitymuseum.org
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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Strong in Asian art, the MIA also features African, American, and Oceanic collections, and is wonderfully unusual in that it’s both free and allows photography inside. Michael Graves designed its 2006 extension.

2400 Third Ave. S., MN, 612-870-3131, www.artsmia.org
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Walker Art Center

With its striking 2005 expansion jutting skyward and offering nice views of the city, the Walker showcases contemporary art and encompasses the adjoining Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

1750 Hennepin Ave., MN, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org
Tags: editor pick | art | things to do | culture | architecture

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