Minneapolis is claimed to be the biggest, creative town on the prairie, with everything that a progressive city could have from glamorous art museums, clubs, organic and ethnic eateries and theaters. There is always something happening, even if it's snowing. The people here embody the concept 'Minnesota Nice.' So be prepared to count how many times you get a 'Have a great day,' when you visit Minneapolis.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport (MSP) or also locally known as Wold-Chamberlain Field, is a joint civil-military public use international airport. It is located in a portion of Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, within 16 kilometers of both downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. This airport consists of two passenger terminals that operate international and domestic flights from destinations such as Dublin, Denver, Portland, Amsterdam and many more. Some of the airlines that operate here are Delta Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air France, American Airlines and other airlines too. This airport has many facilities such as restaurants, shops, ATMs, car rental service and so much more. The airport is connected by the Terminal 1–Lindbergh station and Terminal 2–Humphrey station on the Metro Blue Line. There is free 24-hour service between the stations, while the rest of the line does not operate full-time. Metro Transit also operates bus route 54 to MSP. The bus stop is located at Terminal 1. Passengers from Terminal 2 can take the light rail to the bus stop location in Terminal 1.
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The best time to visit Minneapolis-St. Paul is from June to August. The average temperature during these months varies around 27°C, which is perfect for outdoor activities. Summer marks the peak tourism season and it is also filled with festivals and farmers markets. Another best time to visit is during the falls where the leaves are changing color and the temperature is cozy. Winters, on the other hand, is frosty. The temperature rarely goes above freezing. Snowfall usually happens between November and April. In spring, Minnesota is slow to warm up. Hence, it is better to visit in May rather than in March or April.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden - The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a 19-acre green space, decorated with contemporary works such as the Spoonbridge & Cherryby Claes Oldenburg, located beside the Walker Art Center. You can also visit The Cowles Conservatory, that houses exotic flowers, which is also on the grounds. Thanks to the 2017 expansion, the garden is now bigger, better and a perfect place to take a long stroll. In summer, you can enjoy a trippy mini-golf course PHP 975, which includes Walker Art Museum admission.
Paisley Park - After the death of Prince in 2016, his family opened his 65,000-sq-ft home to the public for tours. His grand, white mansion has been a hotspot for tourists and his fans ever since and if you are a devotee of Prince, you must not miss this iconic place. The general walk-through takes 70 minutes and covers Prince’s recording studios, concert hall, rehearsal rooms, wardrobe, instruments and more. You can purchase the tickets online and it is noticeably cheaper if you buy in advance. Besides, expensive VIP and nighttime tours are also available.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts - This museum is a grand palace of art, housing a plethora of historical paintings. Be amazed by the modern and contemporary collections and learn about the various cultures from the Asian galleries and the Decorative Arts rooms. If you are here, allocate at least a few hours to visit.