Museums, Parks, & Art

Museums, Art Galleries, Gardens, And Other Entertainment In Minneapolis

Explore some of the most renowned museums and works of fine art in the U.S. located just minutes from our Bloomington upscale hotel.

Science Museum of Minnesota

The Science Museum of Minnesota is well-known for its hands-on approach to science learning and entertainment. It features the popular Experiment Gallery, an Egyptian mummy, an authentic Mississippi River towboat, a convertible-dome Omnitheater and interactive exhibits for all ages!

American Swedish Institute 

A gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden. A vibrant museum and cultural center. The Twin Cities' only castle. A Minnesota landmark. A community partner. The American Swedish Institute offers something to enjoy for visitors of all ages.


The Japanese Garden

Normandale Community College's Japanese Garden is a two-acre oasis on its campus in Bloomington, Minnesota. The beauty and serenity of the garden makes it ideal for contemplation and renewal of the spirit.


University of Minnesota / Weisman Art Museum

Visit the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota to see contemporary art and the work of 20th century American artists such as George O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley. Admission is free.


Guthrie Theater

Nestled in the historic Mills District on the banks of the Mississippi in downtown Minneapolis, Guthrie is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts houses more than 80,000 objects from diverse cultural traditions spanning 5,000 years of world history.  Admission is free.


Mill City Museum 

View artifacts and learn the history of milling in the state. 

The Walker Art Center

One of the nation’s most renowned contemporary art museums. Newly renovated, doubled in size, easy walk.


Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

View the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, located at the Walker Art Center. Open 7 days, free admission


Minnesota Museum of American Art

Features works that express the unfolding of the American multi cultural experience. Admission fees vary.


The Ordway Center

Minnesota's premier Performing Arts Center.


The Minnesota Opera

Immerse yourself in culture and the arts with a classic evening at The Minnesota Opera.

St. Paul Saints

Baseball in Minnesota hits a new level of fun with Saint Paul Saints professional baseball. Affordable tickets and the Saints entertainment team make for great outdoor experience. 

Minnesota Children Museum

Minnesota Children's Museum is dedicated to sparking children's learning through play.Choose to visit Mall of America or St. Paul locations and prepare for fun! Admission is $7.95-$9.95

Valley Fair

There's so much to discover at Minnesota amusement parks. Come visit the greatest amusement park in Minneapolis, Valleyfair, for adventure and excitement for all ages. Valleyfair is more than just an entertainment destination. It’s a shared experience unlike any other; bringing people together, connecting generations and creating unforgettable memories. 

Mystic Lake 

Minnesota's largest casino only 25 minutes from Mall of America® with slots, blackjack, bingo, luxury hotel, entertainment, best of Twin Cities restaurants and excitement that comes together to make your heart go boom. 

Chanhassen Dinner Theaters

Live performance venue for musical theater, jazz & more, plus a full menu of American cooking. Contact for shows and ticket pricing. 

Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino is Minnesota's premier entertainment destination. Located in Shakopee, Minnesota, just 15 minutes from Mall of America. Canterbury Park is home to Live Racing, Simulcast Racing and a 24/7 Card Casino featuring Texas Hold’em, Blackjack and more.

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