Minnesota Hidden Treasures, Part II
Last week I began to list the highlights of a decade's worth of interviews with Minnesotans who know this state incredibly well, and have lots of recommendations. Here's more:
Northern Clay Center: With a mission to advance the ceramic arts, Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis offers exhibitions, workshops, and products for sale.
Stone Arch Bridge: Not necessarily too hidden, but it’s definitely a favorite gem of many locals and visitors alike.
Raspberry Island Park: Located on the Mississippi in downtown St. Paul, this island (along with nearby Harriet Island) is a great place for relaxation, live music, events, and river and city views.
Photo by Todd Buchanan
Jungle Theater: The intimate 150-seat theater is a favorite, even amongst the numerous theaters and performance spaces throughout the arts center that is Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Finn Sisu: We're an active population, and runners, Nordic skiiers, and other athletes love the expert advice and assistance found at this small, local shop.
Afton State Park: Located in Hastings, this park is filled with trails for hiking or skiing, prairies, swimming and fishing spots, and scenic St. Croix River overlooks.
Loring Park: Because it's located right in downtown Minneapolis, across the Whitney bridge from the Walker Art Center, it may not be too "hidden," but Loring Park is a relaxing oasis in the midst of the big city.
What are your own favorite hidden gems not found on this list? Share in the comments!
Posted on Monday, April 1, 2013 in Permalink