Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Minneapolis

Minneapolis is a city on the rise. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, it is rumored that iconic American writer Mark Twain was the first to assign the name ‘Twin Cities’ to Minneapolis and neighboring city St. Paul. It's a metropolis that can cater to all your wishes: spend an entire week shopping, finding all the popular brands and some local ones, or go on a pub crawl and discover high-quality bars the city has to offer.


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Mall of America

This place is so enormous it has its very own postcode. With over 500 stores, 70 restaurants, 14 movie screens, an 18 hole mini golf course and even an amusement park, the Mall of America is the U.S.'s fifth most-visited attraction. Here you'll find all kinds of stores. Some brands you might recognize are: American Apparel, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, The Body Shop, Bose, Burberry, Calvin Klein Performance, Disney Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Macy's, Michael Kors and H&M.
Adresse: 60 E Broadway, Bloomington
Telefon: +1 952 883 8800
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday: 10am-9.30pm, Sunday: 11am-7pm


Uptown Minneapolis is a fashionable district and a popular shopping area. There are both big chains like H&M or Urban Outfitters and independent shops selling just about anything from designer clothes and accessories to books, body care products and homeware. If you feel hungry after so much shopping, you'll find many restaurants and cafes to choose from.
Adresse: Uptown Minneapolis

North East Art District

As in most cities, the worn down industrial areas sooner or later become the new hot spots after they've been established by the creative crew. Minneapolis is no exception. The Northeast Minneapolis Art District is home to a great number of artist studios, art galleries and performance spaces. Walk around this unique neighborhood distinguished by picturesque, family-run businesses, rail yards and industrial buildings, kitschy watering holes and a wide range of restaurants.
Adresse: Northeast Minneapolis Art District, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Via's Vintage

Roam around Via's Vintage to find special items you won't find anywhere else. 2,000 square feet of clothing, shoes, accessories and everything in between for both men and women can be found here. The merchandise is mainly from the period between the 20s and the 70s, but you might find something older or newer.
Adresse: 2408 Hennepin Avenue, South Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 374 3649
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 11am-7pm, Saturday: 11am-6pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm


The downtown area of Minneapolis has the best of both worlds: the Nicollet Mall street with high-end boutiques and department stores, and the ‘Warehouse’ district which features designer homeware and art galleries.
Adresse: Downtown Minneapolis

I Like You! Gifts

At this shop they sell home-made unique gifts, all by local artists and crafters. You'll find jewelry, ceramics and homeware, clothes, stuffed toys and more.
Adresse: 501 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 208 0249
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Friday: 11am-7pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 11am-4pm

Mill City Farmers Market

At Mill City Farmers Market you'll find the freshest vegetables, fruit, flowers, cheeses and meats. Here you can go from stall to stall and appreciate all the local produce Minneapolis has to offer. Check the website to know the dates when the market will take place this month.
Adresse: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 341 7580
Åpningstider: Saturday: 10am-1pm


Chocolate, jellies, caramel apples, fudge... at Candyland they have whatever your sweet tooth desires. Don't leave this store empty-handed and don't miss their famous mix of sweet popcorn.
Adresse: 27 S 7th St 6, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 332 7752
Åpningstider: Monday-Wednesday: 9.30am-9pm, Thursday-Saturday: 9.30am-10pm, Sunday: 10.30am-7.30pm

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.

Best Time to Visit

The best season to visit Minneapolis is summer, when the weather is nice and warm, except for some sporadic storms. Note that June, July and August are also the busiest months for tourism, so make sure to book in advance. Visiting in late spring or early autumn could be a good option to save some money. Wintertime can be a challenging season to be in Minneapolis due to the cold and snowfall, but you can find good deals and there are skiing facilities near the city.

The Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is nestled among several cities: Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburban cities of Bloomington, Eagan, Mendota Heights and Richfield. There are a variety of services offering travelers transportation to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Bus service From and to the airport you can take city bus service (Route 54) provided by Metro Transit. Pick up and drop off is situated outside the Terminal 1-Lindbergh Transit Center, on Level 1 of the Blue and Red parking ramps. + 612 341 4287 Taxi service Taxi service is provided at both terminals and from the airport it takes 20 minutes by car to downtown Minneapolis. It is about 12 miles from the airport to Minneapolis, with fares that cost around $39-$49. If you have any questions regarding ground transportation go to the Terminal 1-Lindbergh Ground Transportation booth on Level T where staff seven days a week from 6 am to midnight offer information, directions and other assistance to travelers.
Adresse: 4300 Glumack Drive St. Paul (terminal 1)
Telefon: +1 612 726 5555

Time Zone

Minneapolis is in the Central time zone, and all times are reflected in Central time.

Public Transport

Minneapolis is compact and easy to get around. Metro Transit is the main public transportation operator in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area and one of the largest public transportation systems in the country. Travelling with the bus is a convenient and inexpensive way to get around.

Taxi Service

Taxi services are offered anywhere in the city centre. You can take a taxi at the Minneapolis Convention Center or at any hotel. You can also call in advance for the service. Yellow Cab +1 844 774 7400 +1 612 644 6569 MSP Airport Taxi Service +1 763 777 1303


Several offices of the United States Postal Service offices can be found in the city. The main one is located at 100 1st Street.
Adresse: 100 1st St S, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 800 275 8777
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 7am-8pm, Saturday: 9am-1pm


You'll find several pharmacies in town, some of which are CVS and Walgreens pharmacies. CVS 900 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 Monday-Friday: 7am-7pm, Saturday: 9am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-6pm +1 612 338 5215 Walgreens:
Adresse: 2650 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 377 3308
Åpningstider: Open 24 Hours


Country code: +1 Area code: 612


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Minnesota Zoo

Explore Minnesota’s exciting zoo and see over 2,700 species of animals. Do not miss the Discovery Bay aquarium, a maze of underground tunnels and walkways where you’ll be able to see some of the greatest wonders of the deep.
Adresse: 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley
Telefon: +1 952 431 9200
Åpningstider: Daily: 9am-4pm

St Paul Curling Club

Curling is a popular winter sport in the Twin Cities. Visit the St. Paul Curling Club and watch how the players slide the hubcap-sized ‘puck’ down the ice, aiming for the target. While the intricacies of the game may seem a bit foreign at first, it’ll be a unique experience to see the ‘pitcher’ shouting at the ice brushes.
Adresse: 470 Selby Ave, St Paul
Telefon: +1 651 224 7408
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 4pm-11pm, Saturday-Sunday: 8am-12am

Walker Art Center

Minneapolis boasts the fifth most-visited museum in the United States and one of the few to still offer free admission (except for special exhibits). The impressive permanent collection features 20th century arts and photography, US and European painters of all genres, including one genre the US is particularly famous for – pop art.
Adresse: 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 375 7600
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Wednesday and Sunday: 11am-5pm, Thursday: 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday: 11am-6pm

Fort Snelling State Park

With beautiful parks and outdoor areas, the Fort Snelling State Park is only one of the many in the region. Situated where the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers meet, the historic Fort is the state’s oldest structure. Enjoy a tour from knowledgeable guides or a demonstration complete of period costumes.
Adresse: 101 Snelling Lake Road, West St. Paul
Telefon: +1 612 279 3550
Åpningstider: Daily: 8am-10pm

Northeast Minneapolis Art District

As in most cities, the worn down industrial areas sooner or later become the new hot spots after they've been established by the creative crew. Minneapolis is no exception. The Northeast Minneapolis Art District is home to a great number of artist studios, art galleries and performance spaces. Walk around this unique neighborhood distinguished by picturesque, family-run businesses, rail yards and industrial buildings, kitschy watering holes and a wide range of restaurants.
Adresse: Northeast Minneapolis Art District, Minneapolis

Nicollet Island

This island in the middle of the Mississippi River lies just north of Saint Anthony Falls in Minneapolis and has a population of 144 (2000 U.S. Census). The island is a showcase for beautiful architecture and natural landscape as well as The Bell of Two Friends, a gift from Japan, and the Nicollet Island Pavilion event center, located in Nicollet Island Park and built in 1893.
Adresse: 40 Power Street, Nicollet Island
Telefon: +1 612 230 6400

Target Field

A beautiful iconic mark of Minneapolis, Target Field is the city's hub of baseball games. With food services available, air-conditioned rooms and a great view over the field, you are in for an unforgettable experience.
Adresse: 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 659 3400

Guthrie Theater

A theater that is sure to leave an incredible memory, even if you don't plan on seeing any shows, as the building itself is a sight to see. You can also enjoy the view from the promenade and get an amazing perspective on the city. Check their website for the next shows in case you're a theater fan.
Adresse: 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 377 2224

Mill City Museum

The Mill City Museum has been built on the ruins of Washburn A Mill, a National Historic Landmark, and offers a great blend of both past and present which is visible in their displays as well as the architecture. Here you can learn the history of flour milling thanks to guided tours, interactive exhibitions and special events. If you're not convinced, you might want to know that the rooftop of this building has a panoramic view of the city and the Mississipi River.
Adresse: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 341 7555
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Minnehaha Falls

Enjoy a piece of true nature at the Minnehaha Falls. Located close to the center, it marks a point of relaxation and pure beauty. There are several recreation areas for kids to play and sometimes you might even catch a live performance.
Adresse: 4801 S Minnehaha Drive Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 230 6400

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is one of the biggest fine arts museums in the US and the largest museum in Minneapolis. Take your time browsing through all of the artwork collected here, which belongs to many different periods, countries and styles. Check the website to know if there are currently any special exhibitions or events at the museum. You'll have to buy a ticket for those, but the general admission to the permanent collection is free.
Adresse: 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 888 642 2787
Åpningstider: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday: 10am-5pm, Thursday-Friday: 10am-9pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm

The Stone Arch Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge is the oldest bridge in Minneapolis and is a National Historic Engineering Landmark. The bridge was used for people and goods transportation in the past. Today however, the bridge and the surroundings are more of a recreational destination for pedestrians, cyclists or tourists that want to catch a view of St. Anthony Falls.
Adresse: 123 SE Main Street, Minneapolis

Mickey’s Diner

For a true American dining experience, you can’t pass up Mickey’s Diner. The venue was designed to resemble old railroad dining cars and is unique in that it is one of the first diners to be built in the Art Deco style. Try their signature brown buttermilk pancakes and egg omelets with a shake. Since the diner is open all day, every day, your late night hamburger cravings are not a problem anymore.
Adresse: 36 W. 7th Street, St. Paul
Telefon: +1 651 698 0259
Åpningstider: Open 24h

Manny’s Steakhouse

This is a steakhouse where the menu reflects the offerings of local farms. In addition to chops and steaks, they also serve delicious side dishes like hash browns and special desserts like whisky bread pudding with hot fudge and caramel-covered macadamia nut brownies.
Adresse: 825 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 339 9900
Åpningstider: Sunday-Thursday: 6.30am-10pm, Friday-Saturday: 6.30am-11pm

D’Amico and Sons

D’Amico and Sons is a growing family restaurants chain with a passion for Italian food. Specialties include wood-fired pizzas, gourmet sandwiches, salads and pastas. On Sundays, they host a brunch from 11am-2pm.
Adresse: 3948 West 50th Street, Edina
Telefon: +1 952 926 1187
Åpningstider: 11am-9pm

Salsa a la Salsa

Salsa a la Salsa Mexican restaurant with a margarita bar that serves typical food at reasonable prices. On the menu, you'll find dishes like chile relleno, pork carnitas, tacos, burritos and enchiladas.
Adresse: 920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 872 4140
Åpningstider: Daily: 11am-9pm

Murray's Restaurant

This Minneapolis steakhouse has been serving selected cuts of meat and gourmet burgers since 1946. Named one of the best steakhouses in the U.S. by travel and leisure, this restaurant offers quality food in a beautiful setting. Try to arrive before 6pm in order to enjoy their food and drink sepcials.
Adresse: 26 S. 6th St., Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 339 0909
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm, Friday: 11am-10.30pm, Saturday: 5pm-10.30pm, Sunday: 4pm-9pm

112 Eatery

112 Eatery is a well-established fine dining restaurant in Minneapolis. The chef Isaac Becker received the 2011 James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef in the Midwest. Be sure to save room for one of his acclaimed desserts.
Adresse: 112 N. 3rd Street, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 343 7696
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday: 5pm-12am, Sunday: 5pm-10pm

The Capital Grille

When stepping inside Capital Grille you enter the world of fine dining. From the menu you can choose mouth-watering dishes including dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood. The chefs only use the finest, freshest ingredients available and they put a lot of effort in the preparation and presentation of the dishes. Remember to try one of their world-class wines.
Adresse: 801 Hennepin Ave, LaSalle Plaza, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 692 9000
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm, Friday: 11am-11pm, Saturday: 5pm-11pm, Sunday: 5pm-9pm

Matt's Bar and Grill

If you want to have one of the best burgers in Minneapolis, head down to Matt's and try the famous Juicy Lucy with cheese melted inside the meat. It's a busy place so waiting times might be long, but you'll forget all about it when you bite your burger.
Adresse: 3500 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 722 7072
Åpningstider: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-12am, Friday-Saturday: 11am-1am

All Square

This may look like yet another grilled cheese restaurant, but in reality it's more than that. Its employees are formerly incarcerated individuals, and All Square is working hard to give them a second chance to make sure that they receive a chance to be reintroduced into the current social tissue. Its food offering includes both gluten-free and vegetarian options, to be enjoyed in their neon-lit interiors.
Adresse: 4047 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 787 7164
Åpningstider: Wed-Sun 11am-8pm

Wilde Cafe & Spirits

The Wilde Roast Cafe is named after Oscar Wilde and is just as Victorian and eccentric as the famous writer. They serve breakfast and brunch items, along with sandwiches, pizza and ice cream. You might want to try one of their signature cocktails like the Dorian Gray with Earl Grey vodka, basil, orange and lemonade.
Adresse: 65 Main St SE, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 331 4544
Åpningstider: Sunday-Thursday: 7am-9pm, Friday-Saturday: 7am-11pm

The Birchwood Cafe

The Birchwood Cafe serves organic, locally-sourced food with plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. The menu changes with the seasons and it's always carefully crafted.
Adresse: 3311 East 25th Street, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 722 4474
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday: 7.30am-8pm, Friday: 7.30am-9pm, Saturday: 8am-9pm, Sunday: 9am-9pm

French Meadow Cafe

Since 1985, French Meadow has been one of the leading cafes when it comes to thinking and acting organic. Promoting sustainable agriculture, making and serving slow foods and generally providing a tasty little oasis of thoughtful and healthy living is their mission. Here you'll find vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options as well as a kids menu.
Adresse: 2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 870 7855
Åpningstider: Sunday-Thursday: 7am-9pm, Friday-Saturday: 7am-10pm

The Cafe Meow

The Cafe Meow is the first cafe in Minneapolis that has a cat lounge, where up to 15 rescue cats are waiting to receive your love in the form of strokes. After entering the regular coffee shop selling hot beverages and pastries, you have to pay a fee to enter the cat lounge for an hour, but there are discounts on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. All resident cats are available for adoption.
Adresse: 2323 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 212 8471
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-6pm

Penny's Coffee

With its floor-to-ceiling windows, Penny's Coffee is perfect for indoor people watching on a rainy day. Crepes are their specialty, served both with sweet and savory fillings.
Adresse: 100 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 295 9761
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 7am-5pm

Sparrow Cafe

This little cafe is very colorful, from the mural with birds on the wall to the mugs, plates and beautifully decorated muffins. All of the coffees they serve at Sparrow Cafe are fair trade and organic, and they take pride in it. They also serve special flavors like amaretto coffee, maple latte and peppermint mocha, along with a good selection of teas.
Adresse: 5001 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 353 5177
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 6am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday: 7am-5pm

Cafe Astoria

At Cafe Astoria, the presentation of food and drinks is taken just as seriously as their quality. Come here for some amazing latte art, colorful smoothie or oatmeal bowls, and crepes with a variety of fillings.
Adresse: 180 Grand Ave, St Paul
Telefon: +1 651 340 9471
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Sunday: 6am-4.30pm

First Avenue

The epitome of a rock and roll bar – some of the most legendary musicians and bands in history have played here. With two separate performance spaces, the Mainroom and the smaller 7th St Entry, there's always a concert happening here. Check their calendar to plan an unforgettable night out.
Adresse: 701 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 338 8388
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 11am-7.30pm (office hours)

Brit’s Pub

As the name suggests, this is a British pub with wooden decor serving typical food, but it's not only that. Brit's Pub has also a rooftop bar, an English Garden Park, a party lounge, two pool tables and a bowling lane open during summer. In short, there are plenty of reasons to spend the evening here.
Adresse: 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 332 3908
Åpningstider: Daily: 11am-2am

The Local

Bringing a taste of Ireland to the Midwest, The Local serves traditional Irish cuisine and has of course Guinness on tap. Come here for an old world atmosphere, live matches and some good craic.
Adresse: 931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 904 1000
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday: 11am-2am; Sunday: 9am-2am


This laid-back jazz club has hosted performances by notable artists like Bela Fleck, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs and Herb Alpert. The Dakota also serves dinner and drinks, hosting events and concerts almost every night.
Adresse: 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 332 1010
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 4pm-12am, Saturday-Sunday: 5pm-12am

Gay 90's

The name of the club says it all: submerge yourself in the 90's gay scene. There are three separated dance floors, and you might also want to check out the drag show upstairs. The six high quality bars guarantee drinks all night long. Note that here it can get quite crowded at times.
Adresse: 408 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 333 7755
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday: 10am-2am, Friday-Sunday: 10am-3am

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge is a tiki bar that brings you into a different world as you walking in. Choose one of their three themed bars and enjoy a specialty drink like the Native's Curse with rum, passion fruit, coconut, and citrus. It will taste even better drunk from one of their signature tiki mugs.
Adresse: 1900 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis
Telefon: +1 612 788 9069
Åpningstider: Monday-Wednesday and Friday: 11am-12am, Thursday: 11am-11pm, Friday: 11am-1am, Saturday-Sunday: 10am-12pm