Narrated Scenic Tour and Breakfast Trolley every Saturday and Sunday.

Discover Haunted Minneapolis on the Candlelight Ghost Tour full calendar of dates.

Weekend getaways made easy- Bed & Breakfast overnight stays beginning at $99.

Things To Do in Minneapolis

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Minneapolis Venues

Major Minneapolis Venues

The Armory Minneapolis – 4 Blocks – 10 Minute walk – Amazing Minneapolis Venue for fights, music and other events. For upcoming events click here

US Bank Stadium – 6 Blocks – 15 minute walk – Vikings Stadium and other huge events like Keney Chesney on May 4 . Indoor venue

Target Field – 8 Blocks – 15 Minute Walk – Minnesota Twins Stadium, an outdoor venue for baseball mostly

Target Center – 7 Blocks – 15 Minute Walk – Timberwolves Basketball Arena and other big shows like Nicki Minaj on April 7

Minneapolis Convention Center – 3 Blocks – 5 Minute Walk – Largest Convention Center in the Midwest

Orchestra Hall – 3 Blocks – 5 Minute Walk – Venue of the Minnesota Orchestra, a top orchestra, and one of the first in the United States

Hennepin Theater Trust: The Orpheum, Pantages, State, and Dudley Riggs Theaters – 4 Blocks – 7 Minute Walk – The backbone of the Hennepin Theater District,and four jewels in the crown of Minneapolis

First Avenue and 7th S Entry- 6 Blocks – 15 Minute Walk – Over 50 Years this music venue has grown to be one of the top in the world

Fine Line – 8 Blocks – 17 Minute Walk – Another top music Venue – Owned and Managed by 1st Ave

Dakota Jazz Club – 3 Blocks – 7 Minute Walk – Premier Jazz Club in the Midwest

Guthrie Theater – 11 Blocks – 25 Minute Walk – Theater that specializes in classic theater on intimate stages

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Minneapolis Bars

Nightlife: Minneapolis Bars

Prohibition Bar – 1 Block – 2 Minute Walk – Across the street at the top of the Foshay Tower. Great Bar

Toms Watch Bar – 5 Blocks – 10 Minute Walk – New Huge Sports Bar

Saloon – 4 Blocks – 8 Minute Walk – One of the oldest and largest Gay Bars in Minneapolis

Gay 90’s – 7 Blocks – More of a 20 something girls bar than a gay bar,but very popular

Zelo – 2 Blocks – 5 Minute Walk- Cozy Edgy Bar close to the Oaklands

Brit’s Pub – 3 Blocks – 6 Minute Walk – Wonderful British themed Pub with rooftop lawn bowling

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Minneapolis Restaurants

Restaurants Minneapolis

There are literally 100’s of restaurants within walking distance of the Oaklands, but these are the very close, very good ones.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – Across the Street – 1 Minute Walk – Nice chain steakhouse very close to Oaklands

Hell’s Kitchen – 1 Block – 2 Minute Walk – All day breakfast and great food

Hen House Eatery – 1 Block – 2 Minute Walk – Great breakfast place very close to Oaklands

Pizza Luce – 10 Blocks but worth it – Maybe Minnesota’s Best Pizza

Murray’s Steakhouse – 3 Blocks – 4 Minute Walk – Historic Steakhouse, very high end, very retro

Manny’s Steakhouse – 1 Block – 2 Minute Walk – A top Minnesota Steakhouse in the Foshay Tower

The Local – 2 Blocks – 3 Minute Walk – Wonderful restaurant with outdoor seating on Nicollet Mall

Nicollet Diner – 5 Blocks – 10 Minute Walk – Only 24 Restaurant in MInneapolis

Union – 4 Blocks – 8 Minute Walk – Rooftop Restaurant with a great Drag Brunch on Hennepin

Crave – 4 Blocks – 8 Minute Walk – Famous downtown restaurant, now a local chain in Hennepin Theater District

Melting Pot – Across the Street – 1 Minute Walk – Weird Fondue restaurant

Barrio – 2 Blocks – 4 Minute Walk – Great Latin Flavor restaurant on Nicollet Mall

The News Room – 2 Blocks – 4 Minute Walk – Newspaper themed restaurant on Nicollet Mall

801 Chophouse – 3 Blocks – 6 Minute Walk – Top end steakhouse on Nicollet Mall

801 Fish – 2 Blocks – 5 Minute Walk – Top End seafood restaurant on Nicollet Mall

Keys Cafe at the Foshay – 1 Block – 2 Minute Walk – Great food very close to the Oaklands

Dave’s Downtown – 1 Block up in the Skyway – 3 Minute Walk – Wonderful lunch restaurant in the Skyway

Sonora Mexican – 6 Blocks – 12 Minutes – Great new Mexican Fusion restaurant

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Minneapolis Museums


All of these museums are technically walkable, the closest is the Mill City Museum. See them all.

Mill City Museum – Great historical museum about the Saw Milling and Grain Milling industries

Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) – Huge FREE museum with vast collection

Walker Art Center – One of the Top 5 Modern Art Museums in the World

Weisman Art Museum – Modern Art Museum known for its architecture on the UofM Campus

Swedish Institute Mansion Museum art gallery celebrating Swedish Culture

Russian Museum – Fluid collection of Russian Art

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Outdoors in Minneapolis

Outdoor Activities

Chain of Lakes Park – Interconnected Lakes surrounded by Mansions. Beautiful park

Water Power Park – Incredible summertime park that goes out onto the waterfalls in the middle of the Mississippi

Minnehaha Falls -Stunning 60 foot falls in Minneapolis

Loring Park and Loring Greenway – Get to the Central Park of Minneapolis down the Amazing Greenway

Nicollet Mall – Urban experiment gone wrong but it is worth taking a gander at this walking roadway

Riverfront Park – See the Mills, Falls, 1st Bridge,St Anthony and More

St Anthony Main – Oldest Part of Minneapolis

Stone Arch Bridge – Closed for repairs, but still architecturally worth seeing

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden – 60 sculptures including the Iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry

Nicollet Island – A quaint community of historic homes on the only island with homes on the Mississippi

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