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Where Twin Cities Maps

Find the print version of these maps at many local hotels, businesses, and landmarks, such as the Minnesota History Center, Science Museum of MN, Metro Transit, and Guthrie Theater.
 

Download full-size pdfs of the Metropolitan Area Map, St. Paul Map, and Minneapolis Map.
 

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DESTINATIONS

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Destination Bloomington, Home of Mall of America • Enjoy 38 affordable hotels near Mall of America, free shuttles and free parking. Minutes from downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul, Light Rail and fun attractions. Deals, packages and coupons at bloomingtonmn.org. 7900 International Drive, Suite 990, Bloomington, 952-858-8500 or 800-346-4289, bloomingtonmn.org, Map 1 (F6)

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Destination St. Croix Falls • The hub of the National Scenic St. Croix Riverway and unique glacial formations. Also home to artists, theater, a winery, fine dining, skiing, hiking and lakes. Worth an overnight. St. Croix Marketing Alliance, P.O. Box 888, St. Croix Falls, WI, 651-465-6315, thestcroixvalley.com, Map 1 (SEE INSET)

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Discover St. Louis Park • Enjoy exquisite shopping, dining and entertainment in areas such as The West End and Excelsior and Grand, located just five miles west of downtown Minneapolis. 1660 Highway 100 S., Suite 132, St. Louis Park, 952-426-4047, discoverstlouispark.com, Map 1 (D4)

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Experience Historic Afton on the Scenic St. Croix River • Enjoy shopping, restaurants, lodging, marinas, cruises, historic museum, golf, skiing and more. Just a short drive from the Twin Cities metro area. Afton Area Business Association, P.O. Box 102, Afton, 651-436-8883, aftonmnarea.com, Map 1 (E13)

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Minneapolis Northwest • The Minneapolis Northwest area is popular among travelers looking for abundant shopping, championship golfing, unique restaurants and FREE parking! Find deals and discounts here: MplsNW.com/coupons. Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau,
 7100 Northland Circle, Suite 102, Minneapolis, 763-566-7722, minneapolisnorthwest.com, Map 1 (A2)
 

ARTS, MUSEUMS & CULTURE

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American Swedish Institute • Cultural center and museum of Swedish and Nordic art, craft, design and culture housed in the historic Turnblad Mansion. Nelson Cultural Center opens June 2012. 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-871-4907, ASImn.org, Map 1 (D6)

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Guthrie Theater • A nationally acclaimed cultural destination. Open to the public. Backstage tours available. 818 S. Second Street, Minneapolis, 612-377-2224,
guthrietheater.org, Map 3 (U42)

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Historic Fort Snelling • Once the farthest outpost of the U.S., located on the bluffs of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m. 200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul, 612-726-1171, historicfortsnelling.org, Map 1 (F7)

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James J. Hill House • Marvel at the 19th-century opulence and grandeur of Summit Avenue’s most stately mansion. House tours available Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. Reservations: 651-297-2555, mnhs.org/hillhouse, Map 2 (J16)

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Landmark Center • Beautifully restored Old Federal Courts Building, housing arts events, tours, museums, café and gift shop! 75 W. Fifth Street, St. Paul, 651-292-3233, landmarkcenter.org, Map 2 (K20)

The Schubert Club Museum • Music is key in this renovated gem in historic Landmark Center. Antique and rare instruments, letters from Beethoven, Mozart, etc. Free. 302 Landmark Center, 75 W. Fifth Street, St. Paul, 651-292-3267, schubert.org, Map 2 (K20)

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Mill City Museum • Raw power, dramatic views and hands-on exhibits propel you through this architecturally stunning riverfront landmark. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m. 704 S. Second Street, Minneapolis, 612-341-7555, millcitymuseum.org, Map 3 (U42)

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts • The MIA is one of the leading comprehensive fine-art museums in the country, and represents more than 5,000 years of world art and culture. 2400 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, 612-870-3000, artsmia.org, Map 1 (D6)

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Minnesota History Center • The best of
Minnesota comes to life with fun, hands-on
exhibits and signature programs. Hours: Tues. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. 345 Kellogg Boulevard W., St. Paul, 651-259-3000, minnesotahistorycenter.org, Map 2 (M17)

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Minnesota State Capitol • Take a tour of Cass Gilbert’s architectural masterpiece and the home of Minnesota’s state government. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul, 651-296-2881, mnhs.org/statecapitol, Map 2 (P18)

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Science Museum of Minnesota • The Upper Midwest’s must-see, must-do museum. With hands-on exhibits and one of only four convertible-dome Omnitheaters in the world, there’s something for all ages to enjoy. 120 W. Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, 651-221-9444, smm.org, Map 2 (I19)

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Wells Fargo History Museum • Free family fun on the skyway in downtown, including glimmering gold, an antique stagecoach and more. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sixth St. & Marquette, Skyway Level, wellsfargohistory.com, Map 3 (T36)

ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT

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Award-Winning City Tours • Take a guided tour of the Twin Cities, Stillwater or the Mississippi River via deluxe motorcoach and/or riverboat. March-November. See website or call for days and times. Tours depart Mall of America and select downtown hotels. 612-929-8687, awardwinningcitytours.com, Map 1 (F6)

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Canterbury Park • Canterbury Park is home to live horse racing May-September, a year-round Racebook and 24/7 blackjack and poker action in the Canterbury Card Casino. 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, 952-445-7223, canterburypark.com, Map 1 (H2)

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Electric Cool-Aid Bike Tour • Saddle up on an electric bike for an epic guided tour of the Twin Cities! Featuring all the greatest hits of Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can pedal as much or as little as you like! 125 Main Street S.E., Minneapolis, 952-888-9200, electric-coolaid.com, Map 1 (C6)

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Padelford Packet Boat Company • Three Mississippi Riverboats and Centennial Showboat Theatre for groups up to 660. Public excursions every day in June, July and August (weekends in May, September and October). Also, public lunch, dinner and specialty cruises. Check website for full schedule. Harriet Island, St. Paul, 651-227-1100, riverrides.com, Map 2 (I22)

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Real Ghost Tours • You want ghosts? Join our hunt on the Minneapolis riverfront. Our expert guides lead you in actual real ghost hunting, using the same tools the pros use. Held year-round, primarily indoors. 125 Main Street S.E., Minneapolis, 952-888-9200, realghosttours.com, Map 1 (C6)

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Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium • Explore the brand new Mysteries of the Rainforest adventure opening spring 2012! Discover Caiman Crocodiles, Piranhas, Poison Dart Frogs and more South American rainforest creatures. Mall of America, 120 East Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-0202, sealifeus.com, Map 1 (F6)

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Segway Tour • Entertainment on the move! Ride a Segway with the first Segway tour company in the United States through historic Minneapolis or St. Paul on our guided tours, or rent our 60+ Segways for corporate events, parties and conventions. 125 Main Street S.E., Minneapolis, 952-888-9200, humanonastick.com, Map 1 (C6)

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The Shout House Rock n’ Roll Dueling Pianos • Celebrate Life at the Top of Your Lungs! The greatest hits of all time combined with comedy, crowd participation and award-winning showmanship. Tuesday through Sunday. 650 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-337-6700, theshouthouse.com, Map 3 (U35)

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Treasure Island Resort & Casino • Luxurious hotel, spacious event center, state-of-the-art bowling center and unique bars and restaurants are just a few reasons why we’re the best in the Midwest. Red Wing, 800-222-7077, ticasino.com, Map 1 (H10)
 

SHOPPING CENTERS

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Gaviidae Common • Located on Nicollet Mall, Gaviidae Common is the downtown shopping destination. Home to Neiman’s, Saks and numerous local, independent boutiques, Gaviidae offers something for everyone. Dining options include a diverse food court and D’Amico and Sons café. Valet parking available. 651 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-372-1222, gaviidaecommon.com, Map 3 (T36)

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Minneapolis City Center • Located in the heart of Minneapolis, City Center is home to Brooks Brothers, Fogo de Chão, Marshall’s, Rosa Mexicano, Allen Edmonds, LeeAnn Chin and Au Bon Pain. 40 S. Seventh Street, Minneapolis, 612-372-1222, Map 3 (T36)

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Ridgedale Center • Ridgedale Center has more than 140 specialty shops and restaurants, including Macy’s Men’s and Home, Macy’s Women’s and Children, JC Penney and Sears. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. 12-6 p.m. 12401 Wayzata Boulevard, Minnetonka,  952-541-4864, ridgedalecenter.com, Map 1 (D3)

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Rosedale Center • Features the perfect combination of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. More than 160 stores, including Williams-Sonoma, Apple, J. Crew, Coach, Sephora, DSW Shoes, six full-service restaurants and AMC Theaters. 10 Rosedale Center, Roseville, myrosedale.com, Map 1 (C7)

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The Shops at West End • Located in St. Louis Park and featuring retailers and restaurants like lululemon, White House | Black Market, Creative Kidstuff, Cooper, Soprano’s, Rojo and Toby Keith’s. 1621 West End Boulevard, St. Louis Park, 763-450-0554, theshopsatwestend.com, Map 1 (D4)

SPECIALTY SHOPS

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The Grand Hand Gallery • Named Best New Gallery of American Craft in the U.S., featuring the work of Minnesota artists in wood, metal, clay, glass, jewelry and wearable art. 619 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, 651-312-1122, thegrandhand.com, Map 1 (D8)

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Max’s • A unique boutique featuring artist-made fine jewelry, home decor and specialty chocolates from around the world. Named America’s No. 1 Coolest Small Store in 2011. The Shops at Excelsior & Grand, 3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364, stylebymax.com, Map 1 (D5)

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St. Paul Harley–Davidson • With the largest selection of glistening motorcycles, fashionable clothing, gifts and  collectibles—the biggest in the Midwest—it’s a jaw-dropping experience. Let us be your destination. 2899 Hudson Boulevard, St. Paul, 651-738-2168, stpaulhd.com, Map 1 (D11)

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Wild Prairie Harley-Davidson • Visit the newest Harley-Davidson® dealership in Minnesota located in Eden Prairie. Shop the incredible selection of motorcycles, clothing, gifts and collectibles. A must-see for everyone! 12480 Plaza Drive, Eden Prairie, 952-698-5000, wildprairiehd.com, Map 1 (F3)
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

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Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington • Award-winning hotel, only minutes from the airport and Mall of America. 5140 American Boulevard W., Bloomington, 952-831-1012, hiltonbloomington.com, Map 1 (F5)

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Village Green • Offering furnished and unfurnished apartments with short and long-term leases, Village Green is located in Bloomington and St. Louis Park, as well as Lake Calhoun, Loring Park and the Mill District. Our luxury apartments feature resort-class amenities like pools, fitness centers and hot tubs. Explore villagegreen.com to find and reserve your new apartment.
 

TRANSPORTATION


Bike.Walk.Move • Find out how people are bicycling and walking in the Twin Cities—bike routes, good places to walk, Nice Ride bike sharing and more. bikewalkmove.org


Metro Transit • Let Metro Transit take you there! Look for Free Ride buses on Nicollet Mall or hop on light rail. Contact us about your travel options. 612-373-3333, metrotransit.org, (See maps 2 & 3 for exact routes)
 

DINING

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Blue Point Restaurant • Our focus is on the freshest of seafood, ranging from a selection of fresh oysters on the half shell or fresh seasonal crab, to a great selection of ocean fish and shellfish. Two locations: 739 E. Lake Street, across the street from Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, 952-475-3636; 4400 W. 78th Street, Bloomington, 952-767-9711, bluepointrestaurantandbar.com,
Map 1 (F5), Map 1 (D2)

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Cafe and Bar Lurcat • Sophisticated American comfort food, Top 10 Restaurants/Best Burgers, Mpls St Paul Magazine; Top 10 Wine Lists, Food & Wine; Best French Fries/Wine Bar, City Pages. 1624 Harmon Place, Loring Park, Minneapolis, 612-486-5500, cafelurcat.com, Map 3 (Q30)

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Dakota • Dedicated to providing exceptional food along with world-renowned music, the Dakota offers award-winning American cuisine blending fresh local ingredients and global flavors. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010, dakotacooks.com, Map 3 (R35)

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D’Amico Kitchen • Best New Restaurant, Mpls St Paul Magazine “Critic’s Choice.” Casual, contemporary Italian, downtown Minneapolis, small plates $8 to $12, pizzas, entrees, global wine list. 901 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-767-6960, damico-kitchen.com, Map 3 (S34)

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Great Waters Brewing Co. • Award-winning beer brewed on the premises. Bistro food and chicken wings, burgers and beer. Lunch and dinner daily. Kitchen open late. 426 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, 651-224-2739, greatwatersbc.com, Map 2 (K20)

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Masa Mexican Restaurant • A “Buzz-worthy restaurant,” The New York Times; “Notable Places to Eat,” Wall Street Journal; Best New Restaurants/Best Mexican, Mpls St. Paul Magazine. 1070 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-338-6272, masa-restaurant.com, Map 3 (R35)

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Origami Restaurant • The most award-winning sushi restaurant in the Twin Cities, with great happy hour specials. Lunch Mon-Fri; Dinner daily. 30 N. First Street, Minneapolis, 612-333-8430, origamirestaurant.com, Map 3 (X38)

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Parma 8200 • Warm, moderately-priced Italian eatery featuring classic Italian dishes and an antipasti bar where diners can enjoy front-row seating as chefs prepare food. Large patio in season. Lunch takeout Mon.-Fri. 5600 W. 83rd Street, Bloomington, 952-896-8888, parma8200.com, Map 1 (F4)

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Seven Steakhouse | Sushi | Ultralounge | Skybar • World class Omaha 1881 beef, pasta, seafood, freshest sashimi and sushi. Stylish late night scene and outdoor Skybar patio. Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. 700 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-238-7770, 7mpls.com, Map 3 (T35)