Home to over 400,000 people, Minnesota is the larger half of the Twin Cities and one of the economic linchpins of the Midwest. Minnesota is surrounded by water: lakes, wetlands, waterfalls and creeks abound in and near the city, owing to its heritage as a timber and milling town. Minneapolis is also known for its thriving music and arts scene, not the least of which is being home to such artists as Prince and Bob Dylan.
The diverse population of Minneapolis is one of its greatest strengths and has drawn a wealth of creative people to the city. The result is a rich and varied visual, musical, and performing arts scene. Visitors can take in art at the Weisman Art Museum, the Walker Art Center, or the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Music lovers can will find a little bit of everything, from the Minnesota Orchestra and the Mill City Summer Opera to hip-hop labels like Rhymesayers Entertainment. There’s even a burgeoning food scene, with food magazine Saveur listing Minneapolis as an up-and-coming food city. In short, there’s lots to see and do in Minneapolis — so why not see it from the comfort of a Minneapolis party bus rental?
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Located in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is one of the largest of its kind, free and open to the public. Founded in 1883 with the mission of bringing arts to the public, the Minneapolis Institute of Art has over 80,000 objects in its collection, including paintings, photos, drawings, and much more. The Institute’s African and Asian collections are particularly lauded. The Minneapolis Institute of Art also includes outdoor exhibits on its campus, including a Chinese Garden and sculptures — perfect for an educational outing and a school bus rental in Minneapolis.
Designed in 1883, Minnehaha Park preserves a number of historic sites on its impressive 170 acres, including a Victorian train depot (Minnehaha Princess Station), the John H. Stevens House, the Longfellow House, and more. The main feature of the park, however, is Minnehaha Falls, which has been the subject of photographs, poetry and song for generations. The falls, and the park, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, who have been coming since the days of the “Fashionable Tour” steamboat tours in the early 19th century. These days, you can book a charter bus rental and see one of Minneapolis’ most famous sites in comfort.
Mill City Museum
Minneapolis began as a flour milling town. The Mill City Museum focuses on those early days, as well as the other industries who relied on Saint Anthony Falls for their power. Appearing on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum features such exhibits as a water lab, a baking lab, and the Flour Tower, which takes visitors on a multi-level experience designed to look like a working flour mill. The Mill City Museum features the work of local Minneapolis artists, and has been holding an outdoor concert series since 2004. Gather some friends, book a shuttle bus rental, and check out some Minneapolis history.
American Swedish Institute
A wealth of Nordic culture is only a bus rental away in Minneapolis. Located in Phillips West, the American Swedish Institute is a cultural center and museum dedicated to the role Sweden and its people played in American history. The museum features exhibits from Sweden and the surrounding region, and even boasts a restaurant (featuring Nordic cuisine) and a performing arts program. Among the Institute’s exhibits are the paper creations of Karen Bit Vejle, a photographic essay of Nordic culture by Magnus Nilsson, and designs on loan from the Nobel Museum in Stockholm.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
One of the largest urban sculpture gardens in America, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is eleven acres of unique beauty. First built in 1913 as a civic center, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden was converted into a floral garden, and went through several changes until it was reopened as a sculpture garden in 1988. Today, it features forty permanent installations, with many others moved in and out of the space on a temporary basis.
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