Twin Cities Art and Theater Weekend

Twin Cities Art and Theater Weekend

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Take a long weekend in Minneapolis and St. Paul to immerse yourself in culture, theater, music and fine dining. Getting out on the towns will stimulate all of your senses.

1. Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

710 Mississippi National River and Recreation Area N 2nd St Minneapolis, MN, 55401

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Visit the Mill City Museum, located along the picturesque Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. The museum is built into flour mill ruins, and tells the story of the flour industry, the river and the city. Explore the riverfront area while here.

Rates: Adults $11, seniors (65+) & students w/ID $9, children 6-17 $6, children under 6 Free, MHS members Free.
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2. Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater

818 Mississippi National River and Recreation Area South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55401

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Choose from three dining options at the Guthrie Theater to suit your taste buds or pocketbook: Sea Change is an upscale seafood restaurant; Level Five Café is a more casual option, and Express offers sandwiches and coffee. The Target Lounge is the place for cocktails and an extraordinary view of the Mississippi riverfront from the cantilevered bridge. Other restaurants are within walking distance.
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3. Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55404

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The MIA is the Twin Cities’ encyclopedic museum, housing more than 80,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of world history. Look for the clever Art ReMixes: contemporary art mixed within the historical collections, revealing connections across time and culture

Rates: Free admission to museum, and small charge to some special exhibitions. Free parking.
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4. The Museum of Russian Art

The Museum of Russian Art

5500 Stevens Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55419

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The Museum of Russian Art, located in a beautiful, remodeled church, hosts exhibits of all types of Russian art and culture. Both museums are located in south Minneapolis.

Rates: Admission: $9 for adults. $7 for seniors. $5 for students. Children under the age of 14 & members of the Museum of Russian Art are admitted without charge.
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5. Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center

725 Vineland Place Minneapolis, MN, 55403

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Walker Art Center is internationally renowned for its contemporary art collection, exhibits, performances, films and programs with leading art world figures.
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6. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

110 Walker Art Center Kenwood Parkway Minneapolis, MN, 55403

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Always free, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the country's largest urban sculpture parks, featuring more than 40 works of art and the Cowles Conservatory. At the center is a beloved Twin Cities landmark - the playful fountain "Spoonbridge and Cherry." The Garden is a collaboration between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Walker Art Center.
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7. Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis

Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis

901 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403

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Head back into the heart of downtown and visit Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis to see contemporary art displayed throughout the hotel, including its art gallery. It offers 60 guest rooms on five floors of two landmark revival buildings in one of Minneapolis' most alluring neighborhoods. The first Minneapolis hotel to offer a combined art, design and true boutique experience.
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8. St Paul

St Paul

U.S. 10 Saint Paul, MN, 55101

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For your last evening, head to St. Paul for dinner and a performance. Find fine restaurants in the Rice Park area, including Pazzaluna, Meritage, Sakura and the St. Paul Grill in the historic Saint Paul Hotel.
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9. Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

345 Washington Street Saint Paul, MN, 55102

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Stroll through Rice Park to a show at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The Ordway is home to award-winning musicals, touring Broadway shows, and events featuring The Minnesota Opera, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Schubert Club.
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