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Things to do in Downtown Minneapolis

Not only are there many things to do at Water Park of America, but there are plenty of attractions to see in the nearby area as well. Downtown Minneapolis is less than 10 miles from Water Park of America, so all you and your family have to do is travel north on I-35W to find lots of nearby entertainment during your stay. After you’ve explored the bustling area of Downtown Minneapolis, return to your comfortable accommodations at your relaxing hotel.

Shopping in Downtown Minneapolis

There are many specialty boutiques and shops in the downtown Minneapolis area, which actually covers about 2 million sq ft of retail space! From antique shops to classic department stores, you’ll enjoy your time checking out the many venues in the city’s shopping district. You can even browse around Target’s flagship store, duck into Nicollet Mall, or indulge your chic side at Saks Off Fifth. No matter your style, there’s a shop for you in downtown Minneapolis.

Arts & Culture

Educational opportunities are everywhere in downtown Minneapolis, most notably due to the many older historical sites. As Minnesota’s original skyscraper, the Foshay Museum and Observation Deck are worth a visit and can provide fun for the whole family. Take the time to appreciate inspiring music at Orchestra Hall, which is home to the renowned Minnesota Orchestra. Don’t forget to see a rousing performance in the Hennepin Theatre District, which houses the Orpheum Theatre, the Pantages Theatre, and the State Theatre, each celebrated Minnesota playhouses. Cultured and art-centric venues are never difficult to find in downtown Minneapolis.

Directions from Water Park of America to Downtown Minneapolis

9.4 miles, Average Time: 16 Minutes